4 Upgrades that can help you lower your homeowner’s insurance cost

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Homeowners' insurance premiums continue to rise each year. Here are some simple ways to not only lower your insurance premium, but they can also increase your property value. Do you have a bad roof that's been leaking, has rotting wood, and is as old as you are? Did you know that insurers offer discounts for … Continue reading 4 Upgrades that can help you lower your homeowner’s insurance cost

Is Buying a Condo Right for you?

Is buying a condo right for you in florida

So you're thinking about buying a condo? Buying a condo can make sense for most people! It's great for retirees, singles, couples, and for 2nd homes or vacation homes. Consider these before buying a Condo. Is Condo living right for everyone? A Condo may offer many advantages as well as disadvantages. Here are some Pros … Continue reading Is Buying a Condo Right for you?

Why Investing In Florida is a Good Idea!

Is Buying in Florida a good investment? Buying real estate in Florida is a great investment. Not only is it a place where everyone wants to vacation. Florida has beautiful weather, that low key lifestyle, lots of attractions for the whole family. Another attraction is Florida has no income tax. In Florida, we have had … Continue reading Why Investing In Florida is a Good Idea!

Your Home Buying Checklist

Are you a home buyer in Pinellas County, Florida

Separating your wants -vs- your needs. Here are a few tips for home buyers that are shopping for houses. How to narrow down your search. What do you need in a Home?What do you want in a Home? Before you even start shopping think about what you actually need in the home for you and … Continue reading Your Home Buying Checklist

How to make an offer on a home?

You have found a home in your favorite Florida neighborhood that fits all your needs, and you decide you want to make an offer. How do you make a strong offer on a home? A strong offer is an offer that can be 5% less than the listing price usually. In today's market with so … Continue reading How to make an offer on a home?

Why is the Appraisal so critical to your real estate transaction?

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Did you know that the appraisal can make or break your real estate sale? The appraiser works for the bank, not the seller or the buyer. In real estate transactions, we have 3 significant players - the buyer, the seller, and the lender. The Appraiser is the eyes of the lender in the field. An … Continue reading Why is the Appraisal so critical to your real estate transaction?

What is a 4 Point Inspection?

4 POINT INSPECTION

Your offer has been accepted to purchase your dream home, and now you have to set up an inspection to make sure the home is in good condition. When buying a home, you will have to get a home inspection if you're getting a mortgage and even if you are purchasing with cash. You want … Continue reading What is a 4 Point Inspection?

Home Purchasing Costs & Fees

Here are some of the costs that you will have when purchasing a home in Florida.

Are You Ready To Buy Your Home?

Your guide to buying your first home -

Buying a home can be the most exciting time for you and your family. But don't lose out on the home of your dreams by doing this alone. This is one of the biggest financial transactions of your life, and I want to help you by making this experience less stressful. As you go through … Continue reading Are You Ready To Buy Your Home?

5 Must-do Home Improvement Projects to sell your home in 2020

5 home improvement projects to sell your home in 2020

You're ready to sell your home, and although you've always kept your home in great condition you still need to do some extra maintenance. When selling your home your property has to be in tiptop shape if you're going to get top dollar when you sell. If you're selling your home you still want to … Continue reading 5 Must-do Home Improvement Projects to sell your home in 2020