Buyer Tools

May 10, 2015

Questions to Ask When Joining an HOA

Joining a Home Owners Association? Know What Questions to Ask.

By John Voket

Neighborhood Link (neighborhoodlink.com) defines a HOA or Homeowner Association is a legal entity created to manage and maintain the common areas of a community. Typically these "common areas" consist of things like pools, clubhouses, landscaping, parks ...

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May 4, 2015

FHA Condo Buyers Beware

How to Find an FHA-approved Condo in Stuart, Florida

If you're looking to take advantage of an FHA Loan and are considering a condo, you should be aware that not all condos are eligible for FHA Loans.  A condo can be a great choice for a first-time buyer ...

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April 15, 2014

How to Buy a House with Less than 20 Percent Down

When many people start the process of buying a house they assume putting 20 percent down is required. However, this is not the case and many lenders and mortgage brokers offer options for borrowers looking for mortgages that have a small down payment. Don Frommeyer, CRMS, President of NAMB (The ...

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April 12, 2014

First Home Buyer? Get Started With Your Home Search!

An Introduction to The Home Buying Process

It’s a Great Time to Buy!

firsthomebuyerHome buyers who are ready to enter the current real estate market in Stuart, Florida can still take advantage of affordable pricing, low interest rates and a variety of loan programs for first home buyers. But buying ...

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April 8, 2014

Home Buying in a Seller’s Market

Questions to Consider in a Seller’s Market: Multiple Offers

When home buyers outnumber sellers, the result can be a multiple offer scenario. If you’re searching for homes in a competitive market environment, you’ll want to take time to understand the dynamics of multiple offers and understand how this might impact ...

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April 3, 2014

The 10 Commandments of Buying a Home

The 10 Commandments of Buying a Home

1. Thou shalt not change jobs, become self-employed or quit your job.

2. Thou shalt not buy a car, truck or van (or you may be living in it)!

3. Thou shalt not use charge cards excessively or let your accounts fall behind.

4. Thou shalt not spend money you ...

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March 8, 2014

5 Tips to Predict House Values in any Neighborhood

How Local Economic Factors Impact Stuart, Florida Home Values

How do you predict the value of a neighborhood? While no one can say for sure how home values in a neighborhood will rise or decline over time, there are big-picture economic factors that you can look for to help get ...

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March 5, 2014

A Must-Have Financial Calculator

One Handy Financial Calculator

Financial health and stability depends upon making informed decisions about loans, debt, taxes, savings, and more. Unfortunately, most people (including first-time homebuyers!) lack a true understanding of how to apply math to help them clearly understand these essential areas.

While there are many specialized calculators out ...

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March 2, 2014

Finding the Perfect Real Estate Agent

Homebuyer Survey Provides Insight into Perfect Real Estate Agent

The selection of the right real estate agent to work with can be as important as which Treasure Coast home to purchase. If the expectations of the consumer are not aligned with the skills, experience and personality of the real ...

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Feb. 20, 2014

Why Choose a Certified Residential Specialist?

Say Yes to CRS

Choosing a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) to Represent You

Buying a home is one of the biggest and most emotional decisions you will ever make. So it’s important to work with someone who can provide sound advice and a steady, guiding hand when you need it. That’s ...

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