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Top Producer 2013!

Top Producer 2013!

Thanks to all our friends and customers who made our year so successful. Together we helped 50 families buy and sell their homes.
If you know someone who needs a great team of Realtors refer us with confidence that we will take great care of them.


Will 2014’s New Mortgage Rules Affect You?

Profile PicKeller Williams’ Claudio & Robyn Petasne Emphasize The Importance
of Finding the Right Real Estate Partners.

Changes to the home loan industry seem to be more the exception than the rule. But 2014’s new changes taking effect on January 10 are intended to protect the buyers, according to South Florida realtors Claudio and Robyn Petasne.

“The first major change is related to what the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau calls ‘qualified mortgages,’” Robyn says. “Qualified mortgages are intended to protect the buyer because they are ones the buyer can afford to repay.”

In 2014, qualified mortgages mean lender cannot take fees higher than 3 percent. Lenders also cannot grant loans that would exceed your debt-to-income ratio by 43 percent.

These new laws may protect homebuyers, but Claudio points out that he also views his and Robyn’s job as having a similar pathway.

“We want our buyers to be in their dream homes, but we also want to them to be in dream homes that means they don’t have to limit their lifestyle due to their mortgage payment,” Claudio says. “Our experience in South Florida real estate and our close partnerships with lenders means we can work with buyers to get the right house at the right price.”

One such partnership is with Priority Lending, where Dan Longman, President and CRMS, works with the Petasne’s buyers to obtain affordable mortgages.

“Our fees never exceeded this 3 percent mark and are typically around the 2.5 percent range,” Longman says. “However, as wholesale lenders, we are really able to offer a greater variety of loans in the first place. Even with these differences and changes in 2013, we’ve been able to navigate these waters with realtors like Claudio and Robyn and help their homebuyers move into homes.”

Buyers’ Outlook for 2014
As for the buyers’ outlook in South Florida for 2014, both the Petasnes and Longman are seeing more and more buyers qualify for loans in a timely fashion.

“One of the biggest challenges in 2013 is that the market seemed to be flooded at times with investors that were snapping up homes,” Longman says. “This meant well-qualified buyers were losing out to investors coming in and paying cash. But investment companies are backing off, which leaves more room for buyers.”

Having realtors that know the market well and always seem to know where the next best property for a homebuyer is can equal greater success, Robyn says.

“Our goals for 2014 are to help more buyers than ever to realize their dream of home ownership or to move into a home that’s a better fit for their needs,” she says. “We are prepared to help them navigate any changes to mortgage requirements and are proud to work with the right partners to help them get there.”

To find out more about how Robyn and Claudio can help you find or sell a home, call their office at (954) 770-6850 or by cell phone at (954) 260-5570.

You can also visit:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SFL.HomeSales
Blog: https://greatlivinginwestbroward.wordpress.com/
YouTube: http://youtu.be/umUg-Bm1Pdc
Search for Homes Here: http://www.FtLauderdaleRealEstateForSale.com
Testimonials: http://www.zillow.com/profile/ClaudioPetasne/


Exterior Replacement Projects Offer The Greatest Bang For The Buck

Exterior Replacement Projects Offer The Greatest Bang For The Buck

A home’s curb appeal is crucial because it’s the first thing buyers notice about a home, according to Realtors® in the National Association of Realtors (NAR) 2014 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report. Exterior projects were among the most valuable home improvement projects cited.


Fort Lauderdale Real Estate Agents Claudio and Robyn Petasne

Claudio http://linkd.in/192FC3m and Robyn Petasne are Florida Realtors and they work as a team, please call 954-260-5570 they will quickly help you sell or buy your home or condo, expertly handle negotiations and all the paperwork to get you the best deal on your property.

When you are looking for a Realtor, it is important to choose a Realtor that has the knowledge, skill and expertise to guide you effortlessly through the home buying or selling process, one who puts your needs first! Claudio and Robyn have been residents of South Florida since 1980, and consider it home. Claudio and Robyn are Bilingual in both English and Spanish.

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SFL.HomeSales

Free Tennis for Kids in Coral Springs March 24, 2012


Tennis anyone? Now Tennis for Everyone! Another Fun Reason to Live in Coral Springs

The City of Coral Springs Park and Recreation is having a

Childrens Tennis Carnival on March 24th 2012 FREE but you must PREREGISTER!

Children are invited to come out to the Tennis Center of Coral Springs for a Kid’s Tennis Carnival and Play Day on Saturday, March 24th from 1 to 3 p.m.

Children from 5 to 12 years old are invited to come out and take a swing at tennis.

Participants will use the new Quickstart format, which includes a low compression ball, lower nets and shorter courts.

Tennis racquets will be provided and there is no fee involved.

Children who have never played tennis can learn quickly under this format.

Students will be divided according to ages and will play tennis games on the appropriate sized tennis court.
Children who have previous experience are welcome to participate in the Play Day, where they will play competitive games.

Children ages 5 to 7 will play on a 36 ft. court with an 18-inch net and low compression balls. Children ages 7 to 10 will participate on a 60 ft. court, while ages 10 to 12 will play on a 78 ft. court.

The City’s USPTA certified Tennis Professionals will be conducting all activities.

Participants must register in advance by calling 954-344-1840.

Information on all of the City’s tennis programs and summer camps taking place at both Cypress Park and the Tennis Center will be provided. The Tennis Center is located at 2575 Sportsplex Drive (across from Coral Glades High School).
Tennis Center of Coral Springs, 2575 Sportsplex Drive
Coral Springs, FL
For more information contact:
at 954-344-1840  http://www.coralsprings.org/events/eventdetails.cfm?eventid=7410

Hello world! Why am I writing this very first real estate blog post?

 Welcome to my blog world! I’m so happy to be here!

But why am I here? Whats my purpose.

Tony Robbins says “A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.”

I find this so true in Real Estate as in all areas of life. So many people contact me via online and email afraid to talk on the phone. I find myself wondering how serious are they about wanting a new home or investment if they are too uncommitted to even talk.

In your quest to purchasing a new property, your personal and professional Realtor is your greatest asset! How amazing that you have can the full resources 0f this professional, their whole team of associates and all the available properties, market knowledge, and technology working for you FOR FREE!!

Clarity is Power! What do you want? Why do you want this? What is the purpose? What is your plan to get it? These are the questions I ask all my Real Estate Clients so I can help them find exactly what they need to make their life better, more comfortable, richer.

So why am I blogging?

I have been in my clients shoes. I have built homes, bought homes, lost homes, rebuilt homes. I know the difference a safe, secure house makes in the life of a family. This is the gift I want to share with my clients, and my readers. When you help someone  create a home, you touch their lives. Like the ripple effect it moves on and touches many others. As a Realtor I help people buy homes and sell homes, helping them move on to whats next.

I look forward to sharing market information, great homes, decorating ideas, fun events in and around Fort Lauderdale and other helpful information to make Living in West Broward a wonderful lifetime experience for us all!

I look forward to hearing from you. Enjoy the youtube video below, 2 minutes of Tony Robbins on Clarity and Purpose.

Robyn Petasne     954-770-6850