Posted by: Richard Recuset | 07/04/2014

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The Fourth of July 2014

On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked with red, white and blue flags, fireworks, parades and backyard barbecues across the country.

2.5 million

In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation.
Source: Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970 <http://www2.census.gov/prod2/statcomp/documents/HistoricalStatisticsoftheUnitedStates1789-1945.pdf>

318.4 million

The nation’s estimated population on this July Fourth.
Source: U.S. and World Population Clock <https://www.census.gov/popclock/>

The Signers
56

Numbers of signers to the Declaration of Independence.
Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston comprised the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration. Jefferson, regarded as the strongest and most eloquent writer, wrote most of the document. It’s also worth noting that:

  • John Hancock, President of the Second Continental Congress, was the first signer. This merchant by trade did so in an entirely blank space making it the largest and most famous signature — hence the term John Hancock, which is still used today as a synonym for signature. There are 7.4 million businesses with paid employees in the U.S., of those establishments 1 million are in the retail trade industry.
  • Benjamin Franklin (age 70), who represented Pennsylvania, was the oldest of the signers. Franklin County, Pa., had an estimated population of 152,085 as of July 1, 2013. Edward Rutledge (age 26), of South Carolina, was the youngest.
  • Two future presidents signed, John Adams (second President) and Thomas Jefferson (third President). Both died on the 50th anniversary of signing the Declaration (July 4, 1826). There are 12 counties nationwide named Adams and 26 named Jefferson.
  • Robert Livingston, who represented New York, was on the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence but was recalled by his state before he could sign it. Livingston County, N.Y., was home to an estimated 64,705 people as of July 1, 2013.
  • Representing Georgia in 1776 were Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall and George Walton. Gwinnett County, Ga. (859,304), Hall County, Ga. (187,745) and Walton County, Ga. (85,754) were named for these signers.
  • Charles Carroll, who represented Maryland, was the last surviving signer of the Declaration. He died in 1832 at the age of 95. Carroll County, Md., named for him, had an estimated population of 167,564 as of July 1, 2013.
  • Roger Sherman, who worked as a land surveyor and lawyer, represented Connecticut. Nationally in 2012, there were an estimated 29,976 surveyors, cartographers and photogrammetrists employed full time, year-round, and 841,077 lawyers employed full time, year-round nationwide.
  • Nelson County, Va. (14,789) and Wythe County, Va. (29,344) were named for two of the six signers who represented the state of Virginia — Thomas Nelson Jr. and George Wythe.

Sources: TIGER Shapefiles, the Census Bureau’s geographic database (Place/MCD/County combined "used within name" count), unpublished, 2012 County Business Patterns and Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 <http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/PEP/2013/PEPANNRES/0100000US.05000.003>

And the Rocket’s Red Glare
$203.6 million

The value of fireworks imported from China in 2013, representing the bulk of all U.S. fireworks imported ($213.8 million). U.S. exports of fireworks, by comparison, came to just $10.2 million in 2013, with Israel purchasing more than any other country ($2.7 million).
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics, Code 360410 <https://usatrade.census.gov/>

U.S. Flags
$4.0 million

In 2013, the dollar value of U.S. imports of American flags. The vast majority of this amount ($3.9 million) was for U.S. flags made in China.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics, Code 6307909825 <https://usatrade.census.gov/>

$781,222

Dollar value of U.S. flags exported in 2013. The Dominican Republic was the leading customer, purchasing $160,000 worth.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics, Code 6307909825 <https://usatrade.census.gov/>

This Land Is Your Land

Fifty-nine places contain the word "liberty" in the name. Pennsylvania, with 11, has more of these places than any other state. Of the 59 places, four are counties: Liberty County, Ga. (64,135), Liberty County, Fla. (8,349), Liberty County, Mont. (2,369) and Liberty County, Texas (76,907).
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, TIGER Shapefiles, the Census Bureau’s geographic database (Place/MCD/County combined "used within name" count), unpublished and Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 <http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/PEP/2013/PEPANNRES/0100000US.05000.003>

One place has "patriot" in its name: Patriot, Ind., has an estimated population of 205. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 <http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/PEP/2013/PEPANNRES/1620000US1858392>

The most common patriotic-sounding word used within place names is "union" with 136. Pennsylvania, with 33, has more of these places than any other state. Other such words most commonly used in place names are Washington (127), Franklin (118) and Lincoln (95).
Sources: TIGER Shapefiles, the Census Bureau’s geographic database (Place/MCD/County combined "used within name" count), unpublished and Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013.

The British are Coming!
$100 billion

Dollar value of trade in 2013 between the United States and the United Kingdom, making the British, our adversary in 1776, our seventh-leading trading partner today.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics <https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/statistics/highlights/top/top1312yr.html>

Fourth of July Cookouts
62.9 million

Total estimated number of hogs and pigs as of March 1, 2014. Chances are that the pork hot dogs and sausages consumed on the Fourth of July originated in Iowa. The Hawkeye State was home to an estimated 19.8 million hogs and pigs. North Carolina (estimated at 8.0 million) and Minnesota (estimated at 7.8 million) were also homes to large numbers of pigs.
Source: USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service <http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/usda/current/HogsPigs/HogsPigs-03-28-2014.pdf>

220,521

The number of paid employees (for the pay period including March 12) who worked in a poultry-processing establishment in the U.S. in 2012. There were 517 such establishments — California (45) had the most. Georgia has the most establishments with greater than 1,000 employees (13), followed by Arkansas (11) and North Carolina (8).
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 County Business Pattern, NAICS 311615 <https://www.census.gov/econ/cbp/>

6.1 billion pounds

Total estimated production of cattle and calves in Texas in 2013. There is a good chance that the beef hot dogs, steaks and burgers on your backyard grill came from the Lone Star State, which accounted for nearly one-sixth of the nation’s total production. And if the beef did not come from Texas, it very well may have come from Nebraska (estimated at 5.1 billion pounds) or Kansas (estimated at 3.7 billion pounds).
Source: USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service <http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/usda/current/MeatAnimPr/MeatAnimPr-04-29-2014.pdf>

Measuring America

As we celebrate this Independence Day, we reflect on how America’s Founders enshrined the importance of statistics in our Constitution as a vital tool for measuring our people, places and economy. Since 1790, the U.S. Census has been much more than a simple head count; it has charted the growth and composition of our nation. The questions have evolved over time to address our changing needs. Today, the 10-year census, the economic census and the American Community Survey give Congress and community leaders the information they need to make informed decisions that shape our democracy. These statistics are how we know how our country is doing.

Visit <https://www.census.gov/how> to view and to learn more about "How Do We Know?" Follow @uscensusbureau on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and Pinterest (#HowDoWeKnow) for updates.

Following is a list of observances typically covered by the Census Bureau’s Facts for Features series:

  • African-American History Month (February)
  • Super Bowl
  • Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14)
  • Women’s History Month (March)
  • Irish-American Heritage Month (March)/
          St. Patrick’s Day (March 17)
  • Earth Day (April 22)
  • Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (May)
  • Older Americans Month (May)
  • Cinco de Mayo (May 5)
  • Mother’s Day
  • Hurricane Season Begins (June 1)
  • Father’s Day
  • The Fourth of July (July 4)
  • Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act (July 26)
  • Back to School (August)
  • Labor Day
  • Grandparents Day
  • Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15)
  • Unmarried and Single Americans Week
  • Halloween (Oct. 31)
  • American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month (November)
  • Veterans Day (Nov. 11)
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • The Holiday Season (December)

Editor’s note: The preceding data were collected from a variety of sources and may be subject to sampling variability and other sources of error. Facts for Features are customarily released about two months before an observance in order to accommodate magazine production timelines. Questions or comments should be directed to the Census Bureau’s Public Information Office: telephone: 301-763-3030; fax: 301-763-3762; or e-mail: <PIO@census.gov>.

Posted by: Richard Recuset | 06/26/2014

DORAL SINGLE FAMILY MARKET UPDATE

No matter what you hear out there, the following chart shows the facts.

Single family home prices in Doral like in other parts of Miami and South Florida are increasing year over year but the pace of growth is slowing. A slowdown in home price gains!

Down 2% from Jan. 2014 to April 2014.

We’ll see how the next half of the year does.

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*Source-Miami Board of Realtors MLS. 6/26/14. The numbers above do not include new construction homes.

So everyone wants to know to what is the decline in prices attributed to:

I say because of the Venezuelan Government’s oppressive state. We’re just not getting the same type or amount of Venezuelans coming in with cash full briefcases anymore, at least not for the time being. As you know, when Venezuela gets the sniffles, we (Doral) get the cold.

It’s getting much harder now for Venezuelans to take money out of the country and when they get here, they are much more reserved with their finances.

Or is it, at this time the average sold prices have reached the ceiling for the market?  After all, a house is worth as much as a willing and able buyer and seller will agree to trade for.

What say you?

Feel free to contact me for a free market analysis of your home.
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The team-Doral is with RE/MAX Realty Advisors. Richard Recuset is a REALTOR®, team leader, Short Sale Agent, Listing Marketing Specialist, Certified Internet Professional, Resort & Second Home Property Specialist(RSPS), and an Accredited Commercial Professional (ACP), serving the City of Doral, Fl., and surrounding areas.

When you hire The Recuset team for your real estate needs, you not only get highly qualified professionals on your side, but also access to information, markets, technology and a team of experts from around the world.

You also tap into a global network with vast experience in residential and commercial real estate. That network comprises thousands of dedicated individuals, all with just one thing in mind: producing the best possible results for our clients. Richard Recuset could be reached at 786-471-5228, Richard@teamDoral.com, 10726 NW 58 ST, Doral, Fl 33178

*Nothing in this article is intended to solicit listings currently under contract with another broker.  This article offers no legal or tax advise and is for information purposes only.

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Posted by: Richard Recuset | 06/25/2014

Doral Safe Havens for Newborns

All staffed Miami-Dade fire stations are designated Safe Havens for Newborns. Fire station personnel will accept newborns with no questions asked, and provide transportation to the nearest hospital for medical care and referral to a participating private adoption agency that will arrange for placement of the newborn with a waiting family. The Safe Haven for Newborns program allows mothers, fathers or others in possession of an unharmed newborn, approximately three days old or less, to leave them at designated Safe Havens with no questions asked, totally anonymous, and free from fear of prosecution.

Doral Fire Stations:

Station 69 –11151 NW 74 Street
Doral, FL, 33178

Station 45 – 9710 NW 58th Street
Doral, FL, 33166

 


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The Recuset Team is with RE/MAX Premier Associates. Richard Recuset is a REALTOR®, team leader, Short Sale Agent, Listing Marketing Specialist, Certified Internet Professional, Resort & Second Home Property Specialist(RSPS), and an Accredited Commercial Professional (ACP), serving the City of Doral, Fl., and surrounding areas.

When you hire The Recuset team for your real estate needs, you not only get highly qualified professionals on your side, but also access to information, markets, technology and a team of experts from around the world.

You also tap into a global network with vast experience in residential and commercial real estate. That network comprises thousands of dedicated individuals, all with just one thing in mind: producing the best possible results for our clients. Richard Recuset could be reached at 786-471-5228, Richard@teamDoral.com, 10726 NW 58 ST, Doral, Fl 33178

*Nothing in this article is intended to solicit listings currently under contract with another broker.  This article offers no legal or tax advise and is for information purposes only.

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Posted by: Richard Recuset | 06/01/2014

The Greens at Doral 4990 NW 97 PL

FOR SALE in the low $200’s!!!

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You’ll Love Living in this finely updated 2nd story 2/2 condo with 1,128 sqft., overlooking the Golf course and Lake.

The Greens at Doral offers great amenities  and is highly sought after because of it’s location.

Walking distance to shopping, eating and Café’s. i.e. Publix,Panera Bread, Starbucks, etc.

Also minutes to “A” rated schools, Universities, shopping and Airport.

The Greens at Doral Community includes 2 pools, Tennis courts, Indoor Racquetball court,Sauna and Gym.

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The Recuset Team is with RE/MAX Premier Associates. Richard Recuset is a REALTOR®, team leader, Short Sale Agent, Listing Marketing Specialist, Certified Internet Professional, Resort & Second Home Property Specialist(RSPS), and an Accredited Commercial Professional (ACP), serving the City of Doral, Fl., and surrounding areas.

When you hire The Recuset team for your real estate needs, you not only get highly qualified professionals on your side, but also access to information, markets, technology and a team of experts from around the world.

You also tap into a global network with vast experience in residential and commercial real estate. That network comprises thousands of dedicated individuals, all with just one thing in mind: producing the best possible results for our clients. Richard Recuset could be reached at 786-471-5228, Richard@teamDoral.com, 10726 NW 58 ST, Doral, Fl 33178

*Nothing in this article is intended to solicit listings currently under contract with another broker.  This article offers no legal or tax advise and is for information purposes only.

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Posted by: Richard Recuset | 05/31/2014

Doral Fair

 

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The Recuset Team is with RE/MAX Premier Associates. Richard Recuset is a REALTOR®, team leader, Short Sale Agent, Listing Marketing Specialist, Certified Internet Professional, Resort & Second Home Property Specialist(RSPS), and an Accredited Commercial Professional (ACP), serving the City of Doral, Fl., and surrounding areas.

When you hire The Recuset team for your real estate needs, you not only get highly qualified professionals on your side, but also access to information, markets, technology and a team of experts from around the world.

You also tap into a global network with vast experience in residential and commercial real estate. That network comprises thousands of dedicated individuals, all with just one thing in mind: producing the best possible results for our clients.

*Nothing in this article is intended to solicit listings currently under contract with another broker.  This article offers no legal or tax advise and is for information purposes only.

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Posted by: Richard Recuset | 05/26/2014

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

I believe it is important to remember what the memorial day holiday is all about: honoring those that are serving, have served and especially remembering those soldiers that have paid the ultimate sacrifice while fighting for this great country of ours.

“For those who fight for it, freedom has a special flavor the protected will never know”.

We have memorial day parades and ceremonies throughout our great country to memorialize and say thank you to those that have died while serving in our military. No truer hero than that. It is because of those that have paid the ultimate price that we get to enjoy today’s freedoms and the American way of life. Let’s not take our freedom’s for granted, until we lose them.

 


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The Recuset Team is with RE/MAX Premier Associates. Richard Recuset is a REALTOR®, team leader, Short Sale Agent, Listing Marketing Specialist, Certified Internet Professional, Resort & Second Home Property Specialist(RSPS), and an Accredited Commercial Professional (ACP), serving the City of Doral, Fl., and surrounding areas.

When you hire The Recuset team for your real estate needs, you not only get highly qualified professionals on your side, but also access to information, markets, technology and a team of experts from around the world.

You also tap into a global network with vast experience in residential and commercial real estate. That network comprises thousands of dedicated individuals, all with just one thing in mind: producing the best possible results for our clients.

*Nothing in this article is intended to solicit listings currently under contract with another broker.  This article offers no legal or tax advise and is for information purposes only.

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Posted by: Richard Recuset | 05/09/2014

Doral Permits

AMNESTY EXPIRED PERMITS PROGRAM

Building Permit lapsed on or before Dec. 31, 2012? You can still reactivate (renew) or cancel the expired permit, if no work was actually performed.

For property owners that qualify, there will be scheduled informational Amnesty Program Workshops throughout the year for assistance. For additional information on the Amnesty Expired Permit Program and scheduled workshops, please visit the City of Doral website at www.cityofdoral.com and click on the Building Dept. tab. You can also use the Doral 311 service. Link is located at the City’s website.

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The Recuset Team is with RE/MAX Premier Associates. Richard Recuset is a REALTOR®, team leader, Short Sale Agent, Listing Marketing Specialist,Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Certified Internet Professional, Resort & Second Home Property Specialist(RSPS), and an Accredited Commercial Professional (ACP), serving the City of Doral, Fl., and surrounding areas.

When you hire The Recuset team for your real estate needs, you not only get highly qualified professionals on your side, but also access to information, markets, technology and a team of experts from around the world.

You also tap into a global network with vast experience in residential and commercial real estate. That network comprises thousands of dedicated individuals, all with just one thing in mind: producing the best possible results for our clients.

*Nothing in this article is intended to solicit listings currently under contract with another broker.  This article offers no legal or tax advise and is for information purposes only.

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Posted by: Richard Recuset | 05/09/2014

Doral Mother’s Day Event

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to party!

 

The Recuset Team is with RE/MAX Premier Associates. Richard Recuset is a REALTOR®, team leader, Short Sale Agent, Listing Marketing Specialist,Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Certified Internet Professional, Resort & Second Home Property Specialist(RSPS), and an Accredited Commercial Professional (ACP), serving the City of Doral, Fl., and surrounding areas.

When you hire The Recuset team for your real estate needs, you not only get highly qualified professionals on your side, but also access to information, markets, technology and a team of experts from around the world.

You also tap into a global network with vast experience in residential and commercial real estate. That network comprises thousands of dedicated individuals, all with just one thing in mind: producing the best possible results for our clients.

*Nothing in this article is intended to solicit listings currently under contract with another broker.  This article offers no legal or tax advise and is for information purposes only.

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Posted by: Richard Recuset | 05/04/2014

You got the Title or the Deed?

When you buy or sell a home, you may hear the words title and deed used interchangeably, but they are actually two different things.
Each state has its own laws governing the two, but the actual terms are consistent in all fifty states. Yes! There are FIFTY states in the United States. No more, no less, yet!

Titles

A title grants you ownership of a piece of property. If you have the title, you have the right to use that property because you are the owner. There are four ways in which you can take title of something and the choice you make will affect how property will be handled in the event of your demise-Death or divorce.

1. Tenancy

Each person—or tenant—owns an interest in the property. A tenant can sell his interest in the property but cannot sell the entire property. If one tenant dies, the interest he holds goes to his heirs, who may or may not be the other party in the tenancy. And even though the legal names use the word “tenancy”, they do refer to concepts of property ownership, not leasing.

2. Joint Tenancy

Should you die, ownership of the property will pass to the other owners. This is called the right of survivorship.

3. Tenancy by the Entirety

A special form of title used in some states like Florida, for properties owned by both husband and wife. Both have full and undivided interest in the property and the only way to pass the property to heirs is if both sign the deed. The couple acts as a unit. It is limited exclusively to married couples. In Florida, any deed to “Owner A and Owner B, husband and wife” or similar reference is deemed to create a tenancy by the entirety. Here, management and control of the property is totally vested in both owners jointly, so that neither owner can sell, convey, devise to heirs, mortgage or lien the property without the joinder of the other party. The creditor of one spouse cannot reach property held as tenants by the entirety, providing great asset protection at least until death or divorce terminates the marriage.

4. Community Property

A form of title that considers a husband and wife to be equal partners, sharing in everything acquired during the marriage. In community property, there is no right of survivorship and a will determines what happens if one partner dies.

Whether taking title as a single owner or as co-owners, property buyers should carefully consider how they will take title before closing on a property. Most standard form sales contracts allow a buyer to sign the contract as an individual and subsequently prior to closing decide to take title in a different form of title. Changing the form of title after the closing may still be possible, but only at extra cost and with added risk of legal or tax consequences.

As always, buyers should seek counsel from a knowledgeable attorney in considering questions as to form of title. Only an attorney can advise a party how to hold title to real estate. And guess what, I’m not an attorney.

 

The Recuset Team is with RE/MAX Premier Associates. Richard Recuset is a REALTOR®, team leader, Short Sale Agent, Listing Marketing Specialist,Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Certified Internet Professional, Resort & Second Home Property Specialist(RSPS), and an Accredited Commercial Professional (ACP), serving the City of Doral, Fl., and surrounding areas.

When you hire The Recuset team for your real estate needs, you not only get highly qualified professionals on your side, but also access to information, markets, technology and a team of experts from around the world.

You also tap into a global network with vast experience in residential and commercial real estate. That network comprises thousands of dedicated individuals, all with just one thing in mind: producing the best possible results for our clients.

*Nothing in this article is intended to solicit listings currently under contract with another broker.  This article offers no legal or tax advise and is for information purposes only.

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Posted by: Richard Recuset | 04/28/2014

Highest priced Doral homes sold in the month of March of 2014

Here it is!

 

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The Recuset Team is with RE/MAX Premier Associates. Richard Recuset is a REALTOR®, team leader, Short Sale Agent, Listing Marketing Specialist,Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Certified Internet Professional, Resort & Second Home Property Specialist(RSPS), and an Accredited Commercial Professional (ACP), serving the City of Doral, Fl., and surrounding areas.

When you hire The Recuset team for your real estate needs, you not only get highly qualified professionals on your side, but also access to information, markets, technology and a team of experts from around the world.

You also tap into a global network with vast experience in residential and commercial real estate. That network comprises thousands of dedicated individuals, all with just one thing in mind: producing the best possible results for our clients.

*Nothing in this article is intended to solicit listings currently under contract with another broker.  This article offers no legal or tax advise and is for information purposes only.

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