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Is the Real Estate Market changing? – Part III

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Hey Friend;

Here’s more evidence that housing is turning around. Forbes magazine identified 161 of the country’s largest metro areas where sales activity has increased compared to 2008, and where foreclosure sales as a percentage of total sales, are low.

The magazine considers these markets as on the road to recovery:

1. Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

2. Lincoln, Neb.

3. Colorado Springs, Colo.

4. Salem, Ore.

5. San Luis Obispo, Calif.

6. Bremerton, Wash.

7. Denver, Colo.

8. Redding, Calif.

9. Santa Barbara, Calif.

10. San Jose, Calif.

 

In another news, Florida’s existing home sales rose in July – the 11th month in a row that sales activity increased in the year-to-year comparison, according to the latest housing data released by the Florida Association of Realtors® (FAR). Statewide existing home sales in July also rose over the previous month’s sales level.

Existing home sales rose 37 percent last month with a total of 15,882 homes sold statewide compared to 11,595 homes sold in July 2008, according to FAR. Statewide existing home sales in July increased 0.2 percent over June’s statewide activity. Florida Realtors also reported a 48 percent rise in statewide sales of existing condos in July.

 

Is the Real Estate Market changing? My answer is a big YES.

 

If you ask me; is this the time to buy real estate? My answer will be YES, YES, YES!

 

 

 

 

Great Success,

 

 

 

Juan Carlos Cabrera

 

Real Estate Broker – Mortgage Broker

Oikos Realty

 

Click here to access my personal blog.

PS: Be Successful; Enjoy Life! – Let me know if you think of anyone who is looking to buy, sell, or rent Real Estate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today is my birthday and I’m having so much fun!

Monday, August 17th, 2009

Hey Friend;

Today is my birthday and I want to share my day with you. As always I woke up early in the morning (4:30 AM) and after talking over coffee with my wife my children woke up and sing a happy birthday song to me. They gave me all the presents and we did something that we usually don’t do it. “We have cake at 6:00 in  the morning” They love it and I love it too!

 

 

Having cake at 6:00 AM. Yummy!

Having cake at 6:00 AM. Yummy!

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Cake at 6:00 AM. Yummy!

Ileana love it too!

Last week my children started school. Carlos, the little one is now in kindergarten. For first time in the last 10 years, my wife and I have time for our self. And today we enjoy it that time. 

Sofia, Helena, Carlos and Juan Carlos at the school

Sofia, Helena, Carlos and Juan Carlos at the school

Living on the beach gives the opportunity to enjoy it when ever you want it. After we left the children on the school we pack a breakfast and we have it at the beach. We walked around the beach for more than one hour and have so much fun (yummy!!!). I was like when we met almost 25 years ago.

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At the beach on my birthday

We have a great dinner (Cuban food, delicious!!!) and for dessert we have “flan” (let me know if you don’t know what is “flan” and will teach you how to make it, you will enjoy it).

Well, I will let you know what else I will do today (well, maybe not everything).

 

Great Success

Juan Carlos Cabrera

 

Real Estate Broker – Mortgage Broker

Oikos Realty

 

Click here to access my personal blog.

PS: Be Successful; Enjoy Life! – Let me know if you think of anyone who is looking to buy, sell, or rent Real Estate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is the Real Estate Market changing? – Part II

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Hey Friend;

 

 

 

Many indicators are showing that the housing market is improving. Pending home sales, a forward-looking indicator based on signed contracts, rose in June for the fifth straight month. And in April, pending home sales had their biggest monthly jump since October 2001. Existing home sales rose 3.6% in June and 2.4% in May, with some homes receiving multiple offers. And the most recent Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city housing price index shows a month-to-month increase of 0.5% in housing prices in May. It is the first monthly gain since July 2006.

 

Look what Les Christie from CNNMoney.com reported on August 6, 2009:

 

“Buyers of foreclosure have to be quick these days. Some houses go under contract fewer than 90 minutes after they are put on the market, says Brad Geisen, founder of Foreclosure.com.”

“For every listing that comes out, we have 10 buyers,” says Cesar Dias, an associate with Approved Real Estate Group in Stockton, California. “We had a lot of inventory last summer. Now we’re down to 1,500 listings – from more than 5,000,” Dias says.

“In Florida, real-estate investment companies, buying in bulk and paying cash, face competition.”

“For a good house that’s not too beat up in a good neighborhood, there’s no lack of buyers in this market,” says Andy Sakmar, founder of Century 21 Sakmar in Rochester, 20 miles north of the city. “There are a lot fewer of these properties than a year ago, and the super buys get multiple offers.”

 

Is the Real Estate Market changing? My answer is a big YES.

 

If you ask me; is this the time to buy real estate? My answer will be YES, YES, YES!

 

 

Great Success,

 

 

 

Juan Carlos Cabrera

 

Real Estate Broker – Mortgage Broker

Oikos Realty

 

Click here to access my personal blog.

PS: Be Successful; Enjoy Life! – Let me know if you think of anyone who is looking to buy, sell, or rent Real Estate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Omar Periu is Back at Trump University: Don’t Miss This FREE Webinar

Monday, August 10th, 2009

My mentor and friend Omar Periu is conducting a FREE Webinar at Trump University.

 

Juan Carlos Cabrera with Omar Periu

Juan Carlos Cabrera with Omar Periu

 

Kickstart Your Success. Turn Your Passion Into Profit

 

If you missed Trump University’s Wealth Summit 2009, you still have one more chance to learn from Real Estate Guru Omar Periu! During his FREE web class on Wednesday, August 12th, Omar Periu will be sharing his secrets and strategies for building wealth through real estate investing! Web class attendees will be given a special opportunity to join Omar at a live training in Orlando on August 29th -30th, so be sure to stay through the entire class.

Times may be tough–but the reality is that it’s up to you to make a move to secure your financial future for yourself and your family. Even in a down economy, there are plenty of ways for you to create wealth: Omar Periu can help to get you started.

Attend this FREE WEBINAR, and learn how to:

 

Break down barriers, whether you’re negotiating a sale, trying to get the best bargain you can, or pitching to potential investors

 

Network with the right people and learn how to recognize leads that’ll never pan out, ahead of time

 

Squeeze the most profit you can out of the time you have, no matter how little

 

Turn bad decisions from your past into opportunities, overcoming fears instead of letting them take over–as Omar says, “Success is never permanent, and failure is never final.” 

 

 

 

Webinar Details
Date: Wednesday, August 12th
Time: 8 p.m. EST (5 p.m. PST)
Price: Free
Presenter: Omar Periu

 

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY! REGISTER TODAY!

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Join one of the greatest success stories in the Commercial Real Estate business to find out how you can make it your success story!

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Great Success,

 

Juan Carlos Cabrera

Real Estate Broker – Mortgage Broker

Oikos Realty

Click here to access my personal blog.

 

 

 

 

 

PS: Be Successful; Enjoy Life! – Let me know if you think of anyone who is looking to buy, sell, or rent Real Estate in Florida; from Tallahassee to the Florida Keys.

 

Is the Real Estate Market changing?

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Hey Friend;

 

Yesterday I was a witness of what I call the first signs that the Real Estate Market is changing.

 

I spend the afternoon at the Grand Opening of Homelife/Properties, LLC, a real estate office in Melbourne, Florida. I had the opportunity to have a long conversation with Andrew Cimerman, the founder and CEO of Homelife Realty Services, Inc, President of Realty World America and Red Carpet Real Estate; beyond doubt an international real estate franchisor. This unique opportunity gave me an update of the real estate market here in the United States of America and the rest of the countries where Mr. Cimerman real estate companies has offices (almost in every continent).

 

While I was talking to him, I got an email with an update on an offer that I had placed. I’m going to share this email with you so you can also see how the Real Estate Market is changing:

Subject: Offer Reply For 1485………

Good Morning,

Due to the high volume of offers on this property it is taking the seller longer than usual to review them and make a decision. Please be patient and we will have an answer for you soon.

Thank you,

Alex M

 

Could you believe that? When I read that email, I remember how I was doing real estate 3 or 4 years ago, when the Real Estate market was a the top.

 

If you ask me; is the Real Estate Market changing? My answer will be a big YES. New Real Estate offices are opening, and Sellers are receiving high volume of offers. That is a clear indication of big changes on the Real Estate market.

 

By the way, I want you to post your good wishes to my friends Bob and Cindy, the owners of Homelife/Properties, LLC. The Grand Opening was a huge success!

 

 

Great Success,

 

 

Juan Carlos Cabrera

 

Real Estate Broker – Mortgage Broker

Oikos Realty

 

Click here to access my personal blog.

PS: Be Successful; Enjoy Life! – Let me know if you think of anyone who is looking to buy, sell, or rent Real Estate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Opening – Homelife/Properties, LLC.

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Hey mate;

 

My friends Bob and Cindy are opening a new Real Estate Office in Melbourne and I’m so proud of them. In times where everybody is closing companies, leaving people out of work and reducing expenses, they are creating jobs, giving opportunities to others to create wealth.

 

This Saturday, August 1, 2009 will be the grand opening of HomeLife/Properties, LCC; a full service real estate office.

Homelife/Properties, LCC

HomeLife is one of North America’s largest real estate Franchisers. HomeLife/Properties, LCC is the first HomeLife franchise opening in Florida.

 

If you stop by their office on August 1, between 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM you will have the opportunity to enjoy free food and several drawings and the most important thing, you will be the witness of the beginning of a new eon on Real Estate.

 

HomeLife/Properties, LCC is located at 5545 Wickham Rd in Melbourne, Florida.

 

Don’t forget to post your good wishes to Bob and Cindy!

 

Great Success,

Juan Carlos Cabrera

Real Estate Broker – Mortgage Broker

 

Click here to access my personal blog.

PS: Be Successful; Enjoy Life! – Let me know if you think of anyone who is looking to buy, sell, or rent Real Estate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a wonderful world!

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

 

Hey friend;

A day like yesterday, eight years ago, I heard for first time my twin’s babies cry and then, I watch them grow. Today I can see that they have learned much more than I know.

I want to share with you this version of the song Somewhere over the rainbow and What a wonderful world.

 

Enjoy the video!

 

Happy birthday Sofia and Juan Carlos!

 

Great Success,

 

Juan Carlos Cabrera

Real Estate Broker – Mortgage Broker

 

Click here to access my personal blog.

 

 

 

 

 

PS: Be Successful; Enjoy Life! – Let me know if you think of anyone who is looking to buy, sell, or rent Real Estate.


Happy Independence Day

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Hey friend;

Today we are celebrating Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, political speeches and ceremonies, and various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United States.

Back on 1776, John Adams had written to his wife Abigail:

“The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.”

Adams‘ prediction was off by two days. From the outset, Americans celebrated independence on July 4, the date shown on the much-publicized Declaration of Independence, rather than on July 2, the date the resolution of independence was approved in a closed session of Congress.

That is history. Now I want to talk to you about your Own Independence Day. The day you decide to be independent from your self. The day you have decided to be independent form your fears.

Few days ago I watched a movie regarding a man that was diagnostic by mistake to have a brain tumor. The doctor said to him that he will die in less than 3 months. That day that man decided to do whatever he wanted to do. He told everybody what he thinks and what he wanted. From that day, he became very successful man. He became independent from him self.

Come on! do it today, don’t wait until somebody tell you that you only have 3 month of life. Today, declare your Own Independence Day and do what you always want to do.

Happy 4th of July!

Great Success,

Juan Carlos Cabrera

Real Estate Broker – Mortgage Broker

 

Click here to access my personal blog.

PS: Be Successful; Enjoy Life! – Let me know if you think of anyone who is looking to buy, sell, or rent Real Estate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Father’s Day!

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

Hey friend;

Today we are celebrating Father’s Day and I’m a proud father of four beautiful children. This morning my children woke me out and gave me all the presents they have for me. They asked me which one I liked most and I told them that I liked all of them.

Now that I’m writing this message I can tell you that the greatest gift I ever had came from my wife Ileana and my four children Helena, Sofia, Juan Carlos and Carlos Eduardo. “They call me DAD”. That is the best gift a man can get because is easy to be a father, but it is very hard to be a DAD.

Happy Father Day! And if you are lucky to have your father with you, don’t forget to tell him how much you love him and make sure to call him DAD.

Great Success,

Juan Carlos Cabrera

Real Estate Broker – Mortgage Broker

 

Click here to access my personal blog.

PS: Be Successful; Enjoy Life! – Let me know if you think of anyone who is looking to buy, sell, or rent Real Estate.

A Wonderful Weekend

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

Hello my friends. Last weekend was wonderful and I like to share it with you.

On Saturday, My mentor invites me to introduce him at his Power Summit event. The event was at the Sheraton Hotel at Fort Lauderdale. I wake up early in the morning (3:30 A.M.) I did twenty minutes workout and after taking a shower and put on my clothes I drove two and a half hours the hotel.

The moment I arrived to the conference room it was like a flash back on my mind. I was the same conference room I went to years ago and I met Omar Periu.

My mind when back two years ago. Two years ago my life was in chaos, I have worked my self in to exhaustion. Real Estate business was slow and I was an overweighed Real Estate Agent complaining all the time, like everybody else, about how bad the business was. It was April 2007 when my wife and I sat together and have the most important conversation of our life. We have been together for over 20 years and we have 4 children, Helena was 7, Juan Carlos and Sofia were 5 and Carlos Eduardo was 3 years old. We have to change our life to secure the future of our family.

We put together a plan and few days later I got and invitation to a seminar. I did know who the speaker was and it was a two days weekend event. I have work to do, but something inside of me told GO!. That Saturday, May 5, 2007 instead of celebrate the 5 de Mayo, I wakeup very early in the morning, I took a shower and when I was ready to go, my wife ask me. Where are you going? I’m going to a seminar, I said. Are you crazy, don’t you have to do and Open House today. Yes, I replied (and that was a double yes, yes I was crazy, and yes I have to do an open house that day). And then we started talking about the bills we have to paid and that we need to sell houses, and do open houses, but something inside me kept telling GO THERE! And I when.

I sat on the front row. When I see the speaker, Omar Periu on the stage, I said I want to be like him and the guy that was sitting next to me told me, are you crazy? Do you think you can be like him? And I said yes and again it was a double yes, I was crazy and I was going to be like him.

In the first break I approached him and I asked for his help. He gave me his private email address and asks me to send him and email with my information and he will call me the next week. That day I bought two of his programs, Get Motivated, and Health is Wealth. And as he promises me, he calls me and he really helps me. My life starts changing.

Juan Carlos Cabrera April 28, 2007

Juan Carlos Cabrera - April 28, 2007

Juan Carlos Cabrera June 30 2007

Juan Carlos Cabrera - June 30, 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 I also hired him as my mentor and became part of his exclusive Protégé Program. Our life complete changed but most important, I learned all the tools I need to be successful.

Living on the beach, close to the Kennedy Space Center, is priceless. On Sunday March 15, we stepped down to the beach to observe the launch of Discovery. That is a unique experience. You can see, listen and feel the energy needed to put a rocket on the sky. At that moment, I realize that is the same energy you need to put in to your life in order to be successful.

 Discovery Launch

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Sharing that experience with my family and friend is amazing!

I have some questions for you. 

Do you want to be successful?

Do want to have energy and feel good?

Do you want to loose weight and be strong?

Do you want to learn the tools you need to have control of your life?

Do you want to have the same opportunity I have?

I’m sure your answer was yes. That is why last week I made a deal with my mentor Omar Periu to give you an opportunity to get his programs at a fraction of the retail price. This is a unique opportunity. Don’t miss it.

You can get “Get Motivated” and “Health is Wealth”, the same programs that made me change my life, for only $ 397.00 (the retail price of this two programs if you buy it at Omar Periu website is  $ 794.00)

Omar Periu - Get Motivated Omar Periu - Health is Wealth

  Click here to get this package

 

 If you want to go to the next level, you can get what I call the “POWER OF SUCCESS PACKAGE” for only $ 497.00.

Omar Periu - From Zero to WealthOmar Periu - Premeditated Success Omar Periu - Investigative Selling

Click here to get this package

Investing on the programs will give the tools you need to take action and be successful. I also arranged with Omar Periu to include on the package, at not additional cost for you, four tickets to his events and access to his teleconferences for free for a year. (That is priceless)

This is my advice to you; Invest in your life. Get the packages, take action and change your life forever.

Great Success,

 

Juan Carlos Cabrera

Lic. Real Estate Broker – Lic. Mortgage Broker

 

PS: Be Successful; Enjoy Life!