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

Start Building Equity!

FIRSTTIME HOME BUYERS

Are you still renting? Why are you building your landlord's equity and increasing their wealth? With mortgage rates being low... this would be a great time to invest in a home. Most people think that they cannot qualify for a mortgage, but you will be surprised. Get with your local mortgage company today and see … Continue reading Start Building Equity!

Second Home Buyers

Finding homes for investors and second home buyers

Are you thinking of buying a second home or an investment home? Why Should you Invest In Florida? Florida is listed as the number one vacation destination. If you have extra cash this would be a great place to invest in a second home or even a home that you can rent out and make … Continue reading Second Home Buyers

Advantages of Selling Your Home During the Holidays

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Many of us think that the best time to sell a home would be in the spring and summer. This is true that the majority of buyers are looking to make a purchase during those months. But not all buyers disappear after Labor Day. In Florida, your home may get a lot of interest from … Continue reading Advantages of Selling Your Home During the Holidays

Things to Know about FHA Appraisals

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In order to use an FHA loan to purchase a home, the property will have to be appraised and inspected by a HUD-approved appraiser. This is to ensure that the property meets HUDS's minimum property standards. WHAT IS AN APPRAISAL? Only an expert can assesses or determine the value of your home. You get an … Continue reading Things to Know about FHA Appraisals

Buyers Handbook

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Preparing For Your Purchase