Home Owner Tips

Nov. 28, 2017

What do buyers dislike about a neighborhood?

Sunshine State Survey from the University of South Florida asked respondents to judge the livability of their own neighborhood and what would deter someone from moving in. It also asked them to predict what the neighborhood will be like in five years, according to Susan A. MacManus, project director.

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Oct. 30, 2017

No Chance prices will fall in Real Estate for FL

Orlando and Tampa are among the large U.S. markets least likely to see home prices fall in the next two years, according to a report from Arch Mortgage Insurance.

The report finds that home prices have only a 2 percent chance of falling in Orlando and Tampa over the ...

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Oct. 25, 2017

Bubble? Nowhere in sight for U.S. housing market

U.S. housing markets are expected to remain healthy through at least the end of 2018, with no housing bubble in sight and no projection of home prices falling, according to the Fall 2017 edition of The Housing and Mortgage Market Review (HaMMR), released by Arch Mortgage Insurance Company.

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Oct. 25, 2017

Flipping Returns As Investors Push Into Markets

 Real estate observers say that house flipping, which declined after the financial crisis in 2008, is on the rise again, thanks to low interest rates and rising home prices.

Last year, 5.7 percent of all home sales were flips, the highest level since 2006, according to Attom Data Solutions ...

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Oct. 13, 2017

How big a gamble is a condemned home?

 It could be the deal of a lifetime or your client's worst nightmare. But just because a house has been condemned doesn't mean it can't be a fit for buyers who don't mind a little risk.

First off, it's important to understand the definition: A ...

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Oct. 11, 2017

5 ways to make your listing look bigger

Décor choices can have a big impact on a home's appearance, making it seem bigger or smaller. Professional home stagers chime in with some tips on how to show off square footage, even when space is tight.

  • Remove heavy drapes
    Leave windows bare or hang sheer linen curtains. The ...
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Oct. 10, 2017

Legal Q&A: Who repairs my condo's lanai?

Question: I enclosed my condominium lanai five years ago. The enclosure was damaged by hurricane Irma and my neighbors are telling me that the condominium association is responsible to repair/replace the enclosure. Who is responsible? –B. D., Treasure Coast

Answer: This is a very good question and requires some ...

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Oct. 6, 2017

Prices Continue to Climb

The pricing gap that has emerged in the commercial real estate market is shouldering much of the blame for slowing transaction volume. How that gap is resolved – and how long it takes to narrow – is a top concern for investors still sitting on a lot of dry powder ...

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Oct. 6, 2017

Real estate Q&A: Should a widow sell her home to save money?

Question: I am an 86-year-old widow. I own a townhouse with stairs, which are becoming difficult. I must dip into savings to pay taxes and insurance. I might need those savings for a nursing home some day. I'm thinking of selling and buying a less-expensive condo with costs I ...

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Aug. 2, 2017

Reviewing listing agreements with sellers


Congratulations, let's assume that your potential sellers have made the decision to give you the listing.
But before actually signing the listing agreement you need to collect a lot of information from the sellers and explain to them all the provisions in the listing agreement.
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