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When Should You Submit Your Mortgage Application?
Posted on 02/23/2020
When Should You Submit Your Mortgage Application?
If you plan to pursue a home in the near future, there is no need to wait to get a mortgage. Because if you enter the housing market with a mortgage in hand, you'll know exactly how much you can spend to acquire your dream house. As a result, you'll be able to map out your home search based...
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Will Your Offer to Purchase Meet a House Seller's Expectations?
Posted on 02/16/2020
Will Your Offer to Purchase Meet a House Seller's Expectations?
If you decide you're ready to purchase your dream house, you should submit a competitive homebuying proposal from the get-go. Otherwise, you could risk missing out on the opportunity to acquire your ideal residence. Submitting an offer to purchase your ideal house that meets the expectations of a property seller can be simple. Now, let's take a look at...
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What is a Tax Lien ?
Posted on 02/09/2020
What is a Tax Lien ?
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay There are many fees and costs you’ll encounter as a homeowner. From closing costs that are due when first purchasing your home to your mortgage payment and property taxes, keeping up with these expenses is essential. But if you’re a homeowner that didn’t pay your property taxes, you’re at risk of losing...
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Incorporating Nature into Your Decor
Posted on 02/02/2020
Incorporating Nature into Your Decor
Photo by Jordan Whitt on Unsplash The outdoors has a unique and beautiful palette that can inspire and relax you. Whether you are a nature lover, or just enjoy its beauty from afar, you can bring that outdoor feeling into your home to brighten it up and give it a more earthy appeal. Looking for a few ways...
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5 Tips for Easier House Painting
Posted on 01/26/2020
5 Tips for Easier House Painting
Image by kitzcorner from Shutterstock Don’t underestimate the importance of a fresh coat of paint when it comes to preparing to sell your home. Apart from changing the look of your space, it also adds to the value of your house. Painting can make your home feel brand new and attract the attention of serious buyers. While painting...
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Enhance Your Entry with DIY Storage
Posted on 01/19/2020
Enhance Your Entry with DIY Storage
Photo by Thijs van der Weide from Pexels You may be surprised to learn just how much a little DIY storage bench in your entryway can save you in time and money. Storage benches offer children a place to sit while they remove snowy or muddy shoes. That's less time spent mopping your kitchen or steam-cleaning the carpets....
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Key Differences and Terms: Property Insurance vs Homeowners' Insurance
Posted on 01/12/2020
Key Differences and Terms: Property Insurance vs Homeowners' Insurance
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Often used interchangeably, the terms “property insurance” and “homeowners’ insurance” sometimes confuse new homebuyers. Homeowners’ insurance is a specialized form of property insurance. By “property” the insurance industry means anything that you own. Under that category come homeowners’ insurance and even renters’ insurance. These products cover single-family houses, condominiums and a renter’s...
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What Does It Take to Optimize Your House Sale Earnings?
Posted on 01/05/2020
What Does It Take to Optimize Your House Sale Earnings?
You don't have to be an expert home seller to maximize your house sale earnings. In fact, there are many things that you can do to optimize the profits from your home sale, such as: 1. Craft an Effective Home Listing An effective house listing enables you to make a great first impression on prospective homebuyers. Thus, if you...
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Will Your Counter-Offer Match a Buyer's Expectations?
Posted on 12/29/2019
Will Your Counter-Offer Match a Buyer's Expectations?
If you receive an offer to purchase from a property buyer and decide to submit a counter-offer, it is important to err on the side of caution. Because if your counter-proposal fails to meet a buyer's expectations, you risk missing out on the opportunity to sell your house and maximize your home sale earnings. When it comes to reviewing...
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How to Plan Ahead for the Florida Luxury Homebuying Journey
Posted on 12/22/2019
How to Plan Ahead for the Florida Luxury Homebuying Journey
Buying a luxury home in Miami, Orlando or any other Florida city or town may seem like a pipe dream at first. Fortunately, we're here to take the guesswork out of navigating the Sunshine State luxury housing market and ensure that you can quickly discover your dream residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you...
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Another Property Sold - 2067 Crystal Lake Trail, Bradenton, FL 34211
Posted on 12/21/2019
Another Property Sold - 2067 Crystal Lake Trail, Bradenton, FL 34211
Scenic and enchanting, this lakefront residence is the epitome of the Florida lifestyle, located in the friendly neighborhood of Eagle Trace. A charming open floorplan establishes an inviting sense of warmth that infuses the more than 1,500 SF of living space with an elegant meets laidback style characterized by high quality finishes, tile floors throughout, plantation shutters, and crown molding. Designed for relaxation and entertaining, you will delight in hosting formal occasions in the dining room, gathering in the living room, and preparing meals in the beautifully appointed kitchen. The living room is enhanced by high, tray ceilings...
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Will Your Home Impress Buyers?
Posted on 12/15/2019
Will Your Home Impress Buyers?
As a home seller, it is important to do everything possible to ensure your house impresses buyers. If your residence makes a positive impression on buyers, you could speed up the house selling process. Plus, you may be better equipped than ever before to maximize your house sale earnings. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help...
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