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Derrick Johnson
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    Mr. Johnson has been very knowledgeble and helpful. When he did not know the answer to a specific question, he promptly acquired the information. I have had experiences with other real estate agnts that simply told me the answer they thought I wanted to... (more)


    Derrick was exactly what we needed in a realtor. He was knowledgeable, respectful of what we asked of him, and most of all, patient. We could not have asked for a better experience--he was terrific.

    When we came to the Fla Keys we did not intend to buy . .... (more)


    I have shopped for a "Keys" place for more than 4 years. Spoke to and met with numerous brokers all of whom had their own virtues. Derrick however, made a difference with his willingness to address my ultimate desire for a private mortgage. He negotiated it... (more)

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    Zillow spends $1M trying to improve its ‘Zestimates’

    Zillow spends $1M trying to improve its ‘Zestimates’ SEATTLE – Feb. 4, 2019 – Zillow’s estimate of a home’s value, called the Zestimate, can be powerful: Some homeowners track them like a stock, and when it gets to a certain point, they may decide to sell. Home shoppers gauge the estimate against the list price […]

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    DeSantis proposes full funding for affordable housing

    DeSantis proposes full funding for affordable housing TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Feb. 1, 2019 – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed his $91.3 billion budget on Friday and wants all doc stamp money rolled into the State and Local Government Housing Trust Funds to be used for affordable housing – a move strongly backed by Florida Realtors […]

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    Marathon, Florida Keys: Why Houses DO NOT Sell in a Strong Market

    As we approach the end of the year, many homeowners find themselves asking the question, “If we’re currently in a strong real estate market, why won’t my house sell?” Below are the 5 most common reasons why a listing contract will expire: 1. The Price Sometimes when the market is hot, homeowners attempt to set […]

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    BPAS, Marathon and building a new home in the Florida Keys

    Buying a new home in the Florida Keys can be expensive. You may figure it will be easier to just buy a vacant piece of land and build your dream home from scratch. I grew up in a vastly different area, and we could just build pretty much whatever we wanted on our land in […]

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    Further Proof It’s NOT 2008 All Over Again, Marathon, Florida Keys

    Further Proof It’s NOT 2008 All Over Again | MyKCM Home sales numbers are leveling off, the rate of price appreciation has slowed to more historically normal averages, and inventory is finally increasing. We are headed into a more normal housing market. However, some are seeing these adjustments as red flags and are suggesting that […]

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    Dear homebuyers: If you want to save money, act now

    IRVINE, Calif. – Oct. 25, 2018 – While recent signs suggest that the real estate market may be shifting toward homebuyers, prices are still rising in many areas of the country. The median sales price in July was $230,411 – up 5.8 percent year over year. But if your buyers are hoping to wait out […]

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    Closing table confusion: Who pays for what?

    Closing table confusion: Who pays for what? By Meredith Caruso Oct. 1, 2018 – In every property transaction, there’s the fairly straightforward purchase price – and then there’s all the other sometimes-confusing costs associated with buying a home. The Legal Hotline frequently fields calls from members with confused customers wondering exactly what they’re obligated to […]

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    Most average Fla. rents rise 3%-8% year-to-year

    ORLANDO, Fla. – July 10, 2018 – A RentCafe study that looked at average rents in many Fla. cities found that Hollywood (up 9.6 percent) and Orlando (up 8.4 percent) had the greatest year-to-year increases. Out of 19 Fla. cities included in the study, only Davie saw a year-to-year decrease (down 0.3 percent). However, the […]

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    Just sold another Florida Keys home! Is yours next?

    911 West 75th Street, Marathon, FL Get Directions Click Here   Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Virtual Tour Walk Score   $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS 2 BATHROOMS (2 full) 1232 Square Feet   This is a remodeled gem. Spacious floor plan with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on a double lot. […]

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    Freddie expands its 3%-downpayment loans for new buyers

    WASHINGTON – April 30, 2018 – Freddie Mac is debuting a new 3 percent downpayment option for qualified first-time buyers that could put it in direct competition with the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) low-downpayment mortgage. The mortgage financing giant announced last Thursday that it’s rolling out a new conventional 3 percent downpayment option called HomeOne, […]

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