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When you begin to count several unmistakeable signs it’s time to sell your home, you’ll probably be tempted to use some negotiation tactics. While there’s nothing wrong with negotiating a home sale, what you need to avoid are strategies which backfire. Unfortunately, too often, sellers mistakenly believe certain approaches… Read More

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The home buying process is a thrill ride of monumental proportions. It’s one fraught with uncertainty at every milestone. Beginning with mortgage qualifying and pre-approval, through the actual house hunt, waiting for seller acceptance of a purchase offer, inspections and finally, the home appraisal. A home appraisal is typically ordered… Read More

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You searched far and wide for the right home and thought for sure you’d hit the nail on the head. But now, your feet are cold and you’ve changed your mind. You don’t want to go through with the purchase. But, you’re concerned about getting out of the contract. After… Read More

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If you’re faced with several unmistakable signs it’s time to sell your home or you simply want to breathe new life into your property, you might consider some remodeling. Renovating a house to sell is generally a good idea because it gives it a fresh look. And, that’s super… Read More

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You’re considering selling your home but just aren’t sure it’s the right time to make the transition. Sometimes, it’s not an entirely free choice. There’s a need to sell for a job change relocation or you experience a life event that forces you to sell. But generally, it’s a difficult… Read More

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We’ve looked at five ways to speed up real estate closings and now, let’s delve into how to reduce those closing costs. Generally, closing costs range between 3 percent and 6 percent of the sale price of a home. That equals $6,000 to $12,000 on a $200,000 house and… Read More

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Before you purchase a home, you have opportunities to ensure it’s in good condition. You tour the property yourself, taking notice of anything that needs attention or you would like to replace. When you are satisfied it’s the right house for you, you submit a purchase offer. Once the seller… Read More

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The five most surprising hidden home downsizing costs can easily pop up and sabotage your plans. Many homeowners believe by downsizing, they will necessarily be saving money. After all, a smaller house means less space to cool and heat, less maintenance, and a smaller property tax obligation. While this is… Read More

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There are ways to speed up real estate closings, but all-too-many buyers just aren’t aware of these simple steps. Buying a home is a nerve-racking process, complete with moments, hours, or days of uncertainty. The average national time it takes to close on a property is 50 days, much longer… Read More

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Here in the Sunshine State and throughout central Florida, swimming pools are ubiquitous. Found in many places, including residential homes, communities, and more, pools help keep people cool and beat the heat. But for buyers on their house hunts, pools raise many questions. You know they provide countless hours… Read More