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Weston, Florida- Home Prices are Up in the Ft Lauderdale Metro Area

June 5th, 2018

Appraiser Spotlight- Udo Stolarczuk

Udo Stolarczuk has been an appraiser since 1992, and began his career as a real estate agent. Udo started appraising homes in New Jersey, and later moved to Florida where he has continued his appraising career. Udo primarily services the Ft. Lauderdale market and surrounding areas, consisting of mostly urban and suburban homes. Though his job has remained the same, the main difference he has experienced between his current FL market and previous NJ market is the construction of the homes. The homes in New Jersey were your typical wood-framed houses with basements, while the Florida homes are primarily built on concrete blocks with no basements due to the Florida weather. In his spare time Udo enjoys to work as an extra on T.V. and movie sets, and has met celebrities such as Jim Carrey, Sean Connery, and Kevin Costner along the way. According to Udo, one of the best parts of being an appraiser is the ability to set your own schedule, and all the different people you get to meet while inspecting their home.

Weston, Florida Market

Weston Florida is a city located outside of Fort Lauderdale consisting primarily of suburban and urban homes. The median sales price from March – May 2018 for Ft Lauderdale was $325,000, and home prices have gone up 5.5% over the last year (Realtor.com & Zillow). Active inventory has decreased 1% from 2,384 to 2,347 compared to this time last year, and the days on the market has remained relatively unchanged at 90 days (Movoto). For Weston, the median sales price is slightly higher at $420,000, up 9% from this time last year (Trulia).

Brian Coester – Just for Today – CoesterVMS

April 19th, 2017

decisionsToday.. Just for today

1. Just for today I will choose and display to the right attitude.

2. Just for today I will determine an act upon important priorities.

3. Just for today I will know and follow healthy guidelines.

4. Just for today I will communicate with friends and family.

5. Just for today I will develop and practice good thinking.

6. Just for today I will keep making and keep proper commitments.

7. Just for today I will earn and properly manage my finances.

8. Just for today I will deepen and live out my faith.

9. Just for today I will initiate and invest in solid relationships.

10. Just for today I will plan for and model generosity.

11. Just for today I will embrace and practice good values.

12. Just for today I will seek and experience improvement.

13. Just for today I will take care of the small so someday someone will trust me with the whole.

Just for today I will manage the decisions and someday I will see the compounding results of several days lived well

CoesterVMS: HousingWire Webinar Follow-up – Future of Appraisal’s 2017

March 30th, 2017

Follow-up on additional questions received from the Housingwire webinar on the future of appraisals in 2017.