Donald Hughes


Licensed Sales Associate
Fortis Realty Group
Proudly serving Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach Counties
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South Florida New Construction Expert - Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach

South Florida New Construction is Sizzling!

If you're not aware, South Florida is currently in the midst of a major construction boom.  Cranes dominate the skyline of much of Miami and surrounding cities.  Condos, townhomes and single-family projects are currently underway in Brickell, Miami, Doral, Fort Lauderdale, Weston, Sunrise and many other cities throughout South Florida.

Whether you are an investor or looking for a new place for full-time or seasonal living, you are sure to find what you are looking for in South Florida.   

Search our exclusive database of new and pre-construction projects and then give me a call.  I make it a point to visit as many of these projects as possible and can advise you regarding important factors that will affect you during the process and after you purchase your new home.

The Bond
Spectacular condo living in the Brickell area of Miami
Aria On The Bay

Understanding the Process

Buyers

With interest rates at historic lows and new lending procedures designed to help the consumer, now is a great time to buy. A few guidelines to simplify the process:

  • Have a Game Plan - Understand what you want, what you need and what you can afford. Set realistic goals and be prepared to compromise on minor details when the right opportunity presents itself.

  • Get Prequalified - Sellers want to know that potential buyers are capable of getting the deal done. What a buyer thinks they can afford and what a lender says they will lend can be two different things.
     
  • Seek Guidance - Your agent, your lender and the title company all play a vital role in bringing about a successful transaction. Make sure your agent is willing to guide you through the process and coordinate all parties throughout the process.

Call Don Hughes at (954) 649-0654 for any questions you have regarding finding and purchasing your new home.

Sellers

A few things your agent can help you with when you are thinking of selling: 

  • Pricing - Have your agent present you with recent sales of comparable properties in your neighborhood. Factors to consider include:

    • Location
    • Size and layout
    • Upgrades and amenities
    • Overall condition

  • Preparation - Now is not the time to put on an addition to bring added value to the home. Simple things like a coat of paint, patching holes in the wall or fixing a leaky faucet can be the touches that give you an edge on your competitor. Remove as much clutter as possible and make the beds daily for all showings.

  • Showing the Property - Trust your agent to show the home. Buyers make decisions based on emotion and can feel intimidated when a seller begins to push all of the great things about their property.

  • Taking Offers - Your agent is responsible for doing what is in your best interest. Make sure your agent presents all offers to you and makes sure that all offers have the ability to purchase your home. Prequalification letters or proof of funds are essential.

Call Don Hughes at (954) 649-0654 for any questions you have regarding selling your home.

Investors

Investors love the South Florida real estate market.  The reasons are many. 
  • Reasonable home prices compared to other large metro areas
  • Robust rental market
  • Great weather
  • Top tourist destination

If you're a foreign investor or looking to do a 1031 exchange, the South Florida market makes sense on so many levels.  Contact Don Hughes for any questions you may have regarding your plans to purchase or sell Florida real estate.