Dear Sellers, It’s time to Get Realistic – Love Buyers

Sellers need to listen to their Realtor or your home is most likely going to sit on the market for a long time waiting for someone willing to put in an offer.

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Out of the Box Updates to Consider

Advances in technology are happening every day. It’s evident consumers are interested in the newest and greatest tech by how quickly newly released phones and computers fly off the shelves, even if they are priced at $1,000+.

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Is a Realtor Necessary with New Construction?

Technically, no. BUT, I’d highly recommend it. I’m not just saying that because I’m a Realtor either.

The first house my husband and I bought was a custom built home. We found the lot and the floor plan we wanted. The Realtor who listed the lot recommended a builder to use.

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Is There Such a Thing As Too Much Landscaping

Buyers have decided not to purchase a home because they didn’t want to have to maintain the yard, specifically the shrubs, trees, and water features.

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Seller’s – Photos are Key

Listing photos have a huge impact on whether your home will even be considered by potential buyers. That’s why it’s important to get it right the first time.

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What’s the advantage of using an AS IS Contract?

That’s not an uncommon question I get from buyers and sellers alike. Yes, there are advantages to both the seller and the buyer, but they are very different.

I’ve encountered sellers stipulate that they will only accept an AS IS Contract.

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Home Purchase Red Flags

Shedding light on things to look for when viewing a home (to buy). Stuff that could be an issue, pre-inspection, that should raise red flags.

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Changes to FHA Rules To Help Future Condo Buyers

Three changes to FHA requirements will make it easier to get an FHA loan on condos in the not-too-distant future.

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Moving Back After a Tenting

Returning back to a house after a tenting isn’t a matter of just unpacking everything. Here’s what we did when we returned after our house was fumigated.

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Preparing for Termite Tenting

Preparing to have your house fumigated for termites (also knows as tenting) can be a daunting task. Here’s how my family did it.

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Treating for Termites

Treating for termites once you’ve have an infestation consists of either tenting or bait traps. Which to use is dependent upon the type of termite you have.

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Termites 101

There are two types of termites that we are contending with across Florida right now. The first is subterranean. The second type of termite is the dry wood termite.

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Don’t be Fooled!

I recently got something in the mail that I figured others may be receiving as well, so I wanted to mention it because I don’t want anyone to be taken advantage of.

What was it you ask? A letter from a company claiming they want to buy my home with cash.

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Flooring 101

There are so many options when it comes to flooring so how does one choose?…

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Homestead Exemptions

The Homestead Exemption is a valuable savings tool for those homeowners who claim a Florida home as their permanent residence.

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It’s ALL About the Search

My goal is to be able to point you in the right direction and help narrow your search area so you don’t get attached to a beautiful home, that won’t work for you because of its location.

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T and H-O-N-E-S-T-Y

Is what everyone wants and deserves. As a Realtor, I’ve agreed to abide by the Realtor’s Code of Ethics, which states my primary obligation is honesty with my client (Did you know that not all real estate agents are Realtors and therefore don’t have to adhere to the Code of Ethics?).

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Multiple Offers for Sellers

What seller doesn’t want to be in a multiple offer situation? After all, that means you have more than one person interested in buying your home, and you have a chance of getting more favorable terms, right? But as the saying goes, don’t count your chickens before they hatch.

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Title Search vs. Municipal Lien Search

The important differences between a title search and municipal lien search.

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Multiple Offers for Buyers

What I like to explain to buyers after discovering their offer is not the only one, is that they should not withdraw their original offer, but should at least stick with the original offer.

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Credit score: Why You Should Care?

Credit scores were created as a way to equalize the mortgage application process. Information used to determine a credit score is entered into an algorithm that helps determine how credit worthy a buyer is.

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2018 Florida Election News

The 2018 Florida election has two amendments that are important to home owners (or future home owners). Make sure you VOTE.

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Property Taxes Aren’t Always As They Appear

… on the MLS data sheet that is.

The tax amount listed on the MLS data sheet is based on what the current owner paid last year.

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What is an Elevation Certificate and Why is it Important?

I recently wrote an article about the Difference Between Homeowner’s and Flood Insurance. In that article, I detailed the different things covered under each policy as well as some items to check to make sure you have the coverage you want / need.

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