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Posted on 07/07/2020
Are You Prepared to Address Home Selling Hurdles?
The home selling journey may be perilous, particularly for an individual who is unprepared for potential pitfalls. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to quickly identify house selling hurdles and address such issues before they get out of hand. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you detect and resolve a wide...
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Posted on 07/04/2020
1100 E Bay Drive #16, Largo, FL 33770 is now new to the market!
Highly desirable Willowbrook ground floor unit is now available. Ideal as a winter retreat or a full time residence. Well maintained unit with assigned parking and large storage locker. Willowbrook is close to dining, shopping, golf, the world famous Gulf Beaches, the Largo Library and the Largo Cultural Arts Center. Tampa International Airport is a 30 minute drive. Enjoy the pool,fitness center,shuffleboard,car washing area and even a garage to work on your car. Willowbrook is a 55+...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Demand for Housing is Strong in Northeast Florida
Photo by Sean Burgess on Unsplash There are a number of ways for analysts to judge the strength of a housing market. And while these factors may not always be entirely accurate, it's helpful for homeowners to know before they decide to put their home up for sale. When the demand for home construction workers took a hit,...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Tips for Marketing a Property as an Ideal Retirement Option
Photo by Designecologist from Pexels You love your home, but you want to make a change. In many cases, you’ll work with a real estate agent who can help you to market your home professionally to your ideal home buyer. Yet, for some properties, having a very specific target buyer in mind can work well. If you live...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
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 06/07/2020
Key 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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Posted on 05/31/2020
Pre-Qualification and Pre-Approval: Two Different Steps
Photo by Tayeb Mezahdia via Pixabay When you start looking for your dream home, you need to know how much mortgage you will qualify for. Your real estate agent might ask you to get a pre-qualification letter. However, just because you are pre-qualified doesn’t mean that you will get the loan. You need a pre-approval for that, and...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Buying a Home on a Contingency
Photo by DraganCFM via Shutterstock It’s always a quandary: can I buy my new home and sell my old house so that the timing of both matches? Well, yes! There are several ways to do this. Here’s a breakdown of how it can work. Buy a Home on a Contingency. Just what is a contingency? It’s an agreement...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
What You Should Know Before Investing in Raw Land
Image by Pexels from Pixabay Some of the best real estate investments are raw land purchases. The idea is to buy raw land in an up-and-coming neighborhood, sit on it, and then sell it to a developer who will do anything to get their hands on it. But while this sounds great, there are a few caveats that...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
How Conforming Loan Limit Increase Affects the Jumbo Market
Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay If you bought a house that was over $484,350 prior to 2020, you had to get a jumbo loan, which is a non-conforming loan. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) increased the limit on conforming loans to $510,400 in most areas. The FHFA also increased the loan limit to $765,600 in some...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
How Conventional Home Sales are Different from Luxury Transactions
Photo by AVANTECTURE on Unsplash Buying a luxury home is about more than just finding the right mortgage. Whether you are buying or selling, you should know that there are some key differences in the way that high end luxury homes are sold. Discovering the differences in the way that the luxury home market operates can ensure that...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Choosing the Right Contractor
Photo by Michal Jarmoluk via Pixabay Home décor and styles change all the time. One of the main things to remember before getting ready to completely remodel is choosing the right contractor. Although there are many contractors in the area, making sure they are able to do the job correctly makes all the difference. What are some things...
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