Learn the Secrets of Selling Your Home

With the South Florida real estate market in flux this summer, many homeowners and home buyers are thirsting for current market information and smart ways to sell and buy homes. Hot off their last seminar, three top producing real estate agents, a lender, an appraiser and a title company are back to present a complimentary seminar entitled Learn the Secrets of Selling Your Home.

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“With a ton of For Sale By Owner (FSBO) properties and buyers who are bypassing traditional sales channels, there is an information divide happening,” explains Hal “MiamiHal” Feldman of RE/MAX Advance Realty. “Our panel is there to answer questions honestly and without the pressure of buying or using anyone’s services. We are truly there as a public resource.”

Who is benefitting from today’s higher home inventories? What can you expect from the real estate market over the next 12 months? Where are the best deals? When will interest rates change? Why are there so many real estate yards signs right now? How can I take advantage of today’s changing market? If you have asked yourself any of these questions or if you just like real estate knowledge, sign up for this hyper-local seminar.

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The panel includes: Hal “MiamiHal” Feldman (RE/MAX Advance Realty), Elena Kemper (Berkshire Hathaway EWM), Sean Black (Luxe Real Estate), Title Agent Steve Medina (Advance Partners Title), Philip G. Spool (State Certified Appraiser) and David DeMarchena (CrossCountry Mortgage). Bring your best questions and hear from the expert panel with over 100 years of combined real estate experience.

This seminar will be held on August 6th beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Allegro Dadeland, a new 23-story independent living rental community. Come to the free seminar and get complimentary appetizers and a wine tasting.

Seating is limited! So register right now at miamihal.com/rsvp to ensure you will be able to attend.

LISTING: 3BR/2BA in South Palmetto Bay

Palmetto Bay paradise! Tastefully landscaped corner lot ranch on low-traffic, peaceful street.

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Impact windows and 2017 dimensional shingle roof. Whole-home generator hooked to CityGas eliminates power outages.

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This well loved home with updated kitchen, stainless steel appliances and blissful backyard is ready for you. Kitchen with breakfast bar open to famiy room. Great entertaining! Enjoy the sun-drenched pool and whirlpool spa in your fenced, private backyard.

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Large covered patio and screened pool.

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Master bedroom with bay windows to see all the backyard glory and wonderful sunsets. 2-car garage with newer washer/dryer. Side yard has separate entrance and large slab for RV or boat with 220v power! It doesn't get any better than this!

See all the photos at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/KvQbWpLvtfwUZHLq7

18250 SW 88th Place
MLS #: A10703740
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157
Listed at $514,922

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Going Batty in Palmetto Bay!

The Mexican free-tailed bat lives in the southern half of the continental United States through most of Mexico, with the largest colony of 1.5-million in Austin, TX. Palmetto Bay isn’t the first place you’d think of them, but here they are!

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Palmetto Bay Councilman David Singer and Gina Terry live with 4 dogs, 2 birds, 3 cats, fish and about 100 of these bats. “They have as much right as we do to the outdoors,” says Singer. “We’re animal lovers, so now we just have dinner and a show!”

David Singer and Gina Terry lean on their pool column filled with bats

David Singer and Gina Terry lean on their pool column filled with bats

Mexican free-tailed bats roost primarily in caves. However, they also roost in buildings of any type as long as they have access to openings and dark recesses in ceilings or walls. They have chosen the columns of their backyard patio which have decorative pieces and hollow space inside.

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“The expert tells us they eat more than their body weight per day in mosquitos,” explains Terry. “So we certainly like that aspect. They come out at dawn and again at dusk. We enjoy it.”

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This bat species has been clocked flying at 60 miles per hour using tail winds, and at altitudes over 10,000 feet, higher than any other bat. Their other claim to fame is guano and urine, of which they produce a massive amount.

The bats have been at their house for a few years now. Despite the smell, they appear to be more than welcome. The video shows an evening inside the colony and their venture out for food at dusk.

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