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Posted on 12/17/2018
Why There's No Need to Wait to List Your Home
Selling a home is a big decision with far-flung ramifications. If you're on the fence about selling your house, there is no need to wait. In fact, there are many reasons why now may be the right time to list your residence, and these include: 1. You can upgrade or downgrade. Although your current home has served you well...
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Posted on 12/10/2018
What To Look For In Homes With Yards
One of the perks of moving out of an apartment into a home is having your very own outdoor space. Depending on how close to the city you live, you may not get much of a yard with your home. If you’re looking for that perfect outdoor space to dwell in, read on for some tips on buying a...
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Posted on 12/03/2018
When Should You Buy a House?
The right time to purchase a home varies from person to person. Meanwhile, buying a house is one of the biggest decisions an individual may make in his or her lifetime. As such, it is important to weigh your options closely to determine if now if the right time to buy a house. There are several things you can...
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Posted on 11/26/2018
How to Approach a Home Inspection
A home inspection is a crucial part of the homebuying process. At this point, a home inspector will walk through a house with you and examine the property inside and out. If a home inspector identifies underlying problems with a residence, these issues could put your purchase in jeopardy. On the other hand, if a home inspection reveals that...
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Posted on 11/19/2018
How To Increase Your Home's Equity
Having equity in your home is an incredibly valuable thing. It allows you to borrow against your house and shows that the value of your investment is rising. Equity defined is the difference between your home’s value and the amount you still owe on the home. Equity allows you to move forward with other properties and sell your current...
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Posted on 11/12/2018
Open Houses: Everything That Buyers Need to Know
An open house may prove to be exceedingly important, particularly for a buyer who plans ahead and makes the most of this opportunity. Because if a buyer enters an open house with a plan in hand, he or she can gain the necessary insights to determine whether to set up a home showing or consider other residences. Now, let's...
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Posted on 11/05/2018
Tips for Home Sellers: How to Deal with an Aggressive Buyer
A home seller may dread the thought of dealing with an aggressive property buyer, i.e. an individual who submits many requests for property improvements or price reductions prior to the closing of a home sale. Fortunately, we're here to help you take the guesswork out of dealing with an aggressive homebuyer. Now, let's take a look at three tips...
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Posted on 10/29/2018
Common Florida Luxury Homebuying Challenges, and How to Avoid Them
If you plan to pursue a luxury residence in Jacksonville, Tampa Bay or elsewhere in Florida, it generally is a good idea to learn about potential property buying challenges. That way, you can quickly identify potential homebuying challenges and address them before they escalate. Ultimately, there are many challenges that homebuyers may encounter when they search for luxury residences...
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Posted on 10/22/2018
Should You Stretch Your Budget To Get Your Florida Dream Home?
There are a lot of things involved in finding a home and obtaining a mortgage. You’ll need to check your credit, get all of your tax paperwork in order, and show proof of your income. It’s an exciting time once you have started the process of buying a Florida home. While buying a home can be very exciting, you...
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Posted on 10/15/2018
What Homebuyers Need to Look for in a Home Listing
If you intend to buy a house, you probably will check out a lot of home listings over the next few days and weeks. However, it is important to note that not all home listings are created equal, and how you analyze home listings may dictate your homebuying success. Ultimately, there are several factors that homebuyers need to consider...
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Posted on 10/08/2018
What to Do If Your Florida Luxury House Lingers on the Real Estate Market
The Florida luxury home selling journey should be seamless and profitable, regardless of whether you list a deluxe residence in Miami, Tampa Bay or elsewhere in the Sunshine State. Yet if your Florida luxury residence lingers on the real estate market for many weeks or months, you may start to panic. Lucky for you, we're here to help you...
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Posted on 10/01/2018
Moving Costs You Need to Know About
After you buy or sell a house, you may have only a short amount of time to relocate to a new address. As such, it helps to plan ahead for moving day. Because if you start preparing for your move right away, you can budget accordingly. There are many moving costs you need to account for as you prepare...
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