Benito, From Miami, Had an Impressive 166 Real Estate Transactions on His Way to Becoming One of Miami's Top Professionals
MIAMI, July 11, 2013 - Henry Benito of Benito Realty Group was named one of America's top real estate professionals by REAL Trends and The Wall Street Journal. He is now a member of the "Top Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals," a prestigious national awards ranking sponsored annually by the two respected publications. Benito is now ranked in the top one half of 1 percent of the more than 963,000 REALTORS® nationwide. The Top Thousand Real Estate Professionals was announced on June 28, 2013 with four separate categories honoring the top 250 residential agents and agent teams for excellence in: Individual Sales Professionals – Sales volume, Individual Sales Professionals – Transaction sides (in each real estate transaction, there are two sides that can be represented by a real estate agent: a buyer's and a seller's.) Team Professionals Sales volume, Team Professionals Transaction sides According to the Top Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals, Benito had 166 transaction sides, ranking him 149th in the nation.
"The best individual agents and teams – including Benito's award-winning efforts – were nothing short of phenomenal considering the recovering real estate market," said Steve Murray, founder of Denver-based publishing and communications company REAL Trends, which compiled the list.
"Becoming a member of such an elite group as the Top Thousand Real Estate Professionals is an incredible accomplishment in any market, but what Benito did during these challenging times is impressive on so many levels," said Marti Gallardo, vice president of classified advertising for The Wall Street Journal. "His efforts topped 99.99 percent of the more than 963,000 REALTORS nationwide."
"I am absolutely thrilled to be named to the Top Thousand," said Benito, who serves clients primarily in Miami, FL and several major financial instiutions in their disposition of bank owned foreclosures. "Even with the market's challenges, it's incredibly gratifying to help clients find their dream homes as well as help them sell their properties quickly and for the highest price possible." To Learn more about the South Florida Real Estate Market and where the best deals are then visit our comsumer website at: http://www.searchmiamirealestatenow.com/?utm_source=OTHERWEB&utm_campaign=Real+Trends+Press+Release&utm_medium=referral
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About the Top Thousand - This awards program was developed jointly by The Wall Street Journal's Advertising Sales Department (and is not affiliated with the Editorial Department) and REAL Trends, a leading source of analysis and information for the residential real estate brokerage industry. The Real Estate Top 1,000 honors America's elite real estate agents and their companies and is compiled and analyzed by REAL Trends with a special ad section included in The Wall Street Journal.
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Learn more about Henry Benito by visiting http://www.BenitoREO.com. You can reach him at 305-382-7653 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Very interesting article from the Miami Herald: "The push is on in Florida to cut the courts out of the foreclosure process. Supporters of the concept — which is used in nearly 30 states — say it will speed foreclosures, get houses back onto the real estate market and boost the economy. Opponents say it puts property owners at the mercy of banks..."
The article continues: "Bottom line: Foreclosures take longer and are more expensive in states that involve courts, said state economist Amy Baker"
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"Active listings are properties where no current sale contract exists; pending sales are properties in which a contract for sale has been executed, but not yet closed. Listing brokers control the status of a property listing."
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"A home in Lauderhill is the first of dozens of homes in South Florida that will get rid of toxic Chinese drywall at the expense of the company that developed it.Three-hundred homes with defective Chinese drywall will be repaired by the manufacturer in a new pilot program."
"It's not just removing the drywall and putting in new," said Howard Ehrsam, of Chinese Drywall Screening. "You have to get rid of all the particulate, the gases, and treat everything before you can start putting it back."
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Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is making the rounds in South Florida on Thursday, signing a condominium relief bill in three ceremonies.
Crist officially signed Senate Bill 1196 on June 1 but is in town to shake hands and hobnob with some of the people instrumental in getting the measure approved.
The bill is meant to help condo boards hammered by financial problems caused the housing meltdown. Provisions that will benefit community associations include:
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Miami-Dade County- Certificate of Use Inspections, Ordinance No. 08-133
The Certificate of Use (CU) requirement is a consumer-protection legislation enacted in December 2008 for unincorporated Miami-Dade County. There are several municipalities in Miami-Dade where the CU legislation is not required. The APN parcel number (folio #) should start with 30- to ensure that the CU legislation applies. The process of the new CU is to document and disclose to the public/buyer, the extent as to which residential properties (i.e. single family, condominium, townhouse, or duplex) acquired through foreclosure comply with all applicable building codes and zoning codes.
The holder of a property, acquired through a Certificate of Title (i.e. lending institutions and mortgagees), is responsible for obtaining the CU on properties acquired after 12/12/2008. The CU report is performed by a licensed contractor or engineer. The report is then submitted to the County for review and recording. The ordinance reads that the recorded report must be available for review by a Buyer prior to going under contract.
Some inspections that are being conducted on these CU required properties are turning up with repairs needed. As per the CU ordinance, repairs are not grounds for violations. The Department's main concerns are illegalities. Once the inspection report is submitted, if any illegalities are noted, a violation case will be opened immediately. Please note, a violation(s) will not affect the recording of the CU, the report will still get recorded with the County.
Particular attention should be given to which CU firm is selected. An immense number of CU Mills sprouted up by individuals wanting to capitalize on this opportunity when the legislation passed. Most will not inform the Broker / Seller as to illegalities and possible preventable measures that can be taken before the report is actually recorded. Such preventable measures can assist in bringing a property into compliance so that a violation(s) never comes to fruition.
Miami-Dade has major problems with illegal garage conversions and additions. Resolving these issues at a minimal expense, before the actual recording of a CU, will reduce marketing time and make the property available to financed Buyers.
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In its proposal, which is currently being reviewed by the Treasury Department, Florida Housing outlined two strategies that will help homeowners either stay in their home or achieve an outcome that is better than losing their home at a foreclosure sale. In addition, the agency proposed a third strategy designed to protect home values across the state."
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