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Posted on 03/08/2020
Buying Remotely: From Commute Time to Neighborhood Crime
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay It may be tempting, when buying a home remotely, to jump at the first great deal that fits your checklist. But, number of beds and baths aren't everything. Location matters, too. So does the school district if you have school-age children. Don't be afraid to delve deeply into a property that you're thinking...
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Posted on 03/01/2020
PMI and Down Payments
Image by Charles 🇵🇭 from Unsplash Part of buying a home is researching the market and your finances. Most lenders require you to put at least 20 percent down or pay private mortgage insurance (PMI). Since PMI is a cost that does not lower your interest rate or principal, it’s almost always better to save up that hefty...
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Posted on 02/23/2020
What Should You Do If You Suspect Identity Theft
Photo by Brian A Jackson via Shutterstock Identity theft is an issue that has become more common since the digital age has bristled and bloomed. Many people are victims of phishing scams – an online predator steals your identity by impersonating a respectable institution and takes your sensitive information, financial information being stolen from non-secured sites, hacking or...
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Posted on 02/16/2020
Key Questions to Consider Before You Invest in Home Improvements
Before you sell your home, you may want to invest in property upgrades. That way, you can enhance your residence both inside and out and boost your chances of enjoying a fast, profitable house selling experience. Ultimately, there are many questions to consider prior to investing in home improvements. These questions include: 1. Which home improvements should I prioritize?...
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Posted on 02/15/2020
5508 Meridian Way, Orlando, FL 32808 is now new to the market!
Loads of potential in this awesome house just waiting for someone to take it up a notch. Check 3 large bedroom and 2 FULL bathrooms. Enjoy a spacious kitchen which open to the carport and utility area as well as a bonus room to the rear of the home which adds the living space. Beautiful hardwood floors waiting to sparkle are found through out the living and bedroom areas. Imagine Florida Living in the huge rear yard. Stop by and check this home out because it wont last...
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Posted on 02/09/2020
Common Home Renovation Mistakes
Image by ClassicallyPrinted from Pixabay Renovating your home is a great way to improve your home while also adding value. While you may go into a home improvement or renovation project with the best-laid plans, problems are bound to arise especially with a larger scale job. Some issues can be prevented by understanding the most common pitfalls that...
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Posted on 02/02/2020
What Details Should be Part of a Real Estate Contract?
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay When you make an offer on a home, your real estate agent will create a real estate contract, also known as a purchase agreement. Before you sign this, you should make sure you understand it. This is a legally binding agreement, and you need to be certain you’ve made the right choice....
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Posted on 01/26/2020
How Long Does It Take to Create a Home Listing?
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to craft an effective property listing. Instead, a seller needs to allocate the necessary time and resources to ensure a house listing hits the mark with buyers. In fact, failure to do so may make it tough for a seller to generate interest in his or her home. Perhaps even worse, an ineffective home...
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Posted on 01/19/2020
Enjoy a Quick, Seamless Florida Luxury Property Selling Experience
Selling a luxury home in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville or any other Florida city or town sometimes can be tricky. Lucky for you, we're here to teach you about the Sunshine State luxury housing market and ensure you can enjoy a successful property selling journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you reap the benefits of...
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Posted on 01/12/2020
Conduct a Successful Home Inspection
A home inspection is a key part of the property buying process. If you fail to allocate the necessary time and resources to conduct an in-depth inspection, you may struggle to identify various home problems before you finalize your property purchase. And if you cannot identify such issues, you risk buying a home that may require costly, time-intensive upgrades...
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Posted on 01/05/2020
Finding Care of Your Pets During an Open House
Photo by StockSnap via Pixabay The lawn is trimmed, the house is spotless and you're ready for a real estate agent to show off your home to a prospective buyer -- but what about your pets? Pets and showings don't always mix; the potential buyers may be afraid of or allergic to your animals -- or your pets...
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Posted on 12/29/2019
Should You Schedule a Second House Showing?
A home showing is a valuable opportunity for a buyer, as it enables him or her to walk through a residence and find out what a house is all about. At the same time, a single home showing may be insufficient. Ultimately, there are many reasons why you may want to schedule a follow-up house showing, and these include:...
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