Home Buying Tools

Nov. 28, 2017

The Ultimate List of Homebuyer Tips

We surveyed several hundred real estate professionals and industry experts to determine the top home buying tips they would recommend to their clients.

Home Buying Tips

The Ultimate List of Homebuyer Tips

by Andy Fulton on April 21, 2014

Get a Home Inspection Get a home inspection to evaluate the safety and overall ...

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Nov. 26, 2017

5 Steps to Obtaining a Mortgage

Mortgage Resource

Today’s stricter lending environment means that processing a mortgage application is more complex than ever, given the number of steps that lenders, underwriters, and mortgage insurers must all complete before home buyers truly have their financing in place.

To help ensure the process goes smoothly, you can also take steps ...

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May 14, 2017

Guide to Buying a Home: Down Payment Comparison

Ready to buy a home? See what your monthly mortgage principal and interest payments would be with various down payments for a 30-year term: 

Loan Comparison

This post has been authored by Eric Slifkin, REALTOR® serving South Florida’s Treasure Coast. You can reach me at 888-288-1765, or visit my Web site. As ...

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Feb. 13, 2016

No More Closing Surprises

New Mortgage Disclosure Guidelines Simplify the Closing Process

Thanks to new mortgage disclosure guidelines from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that became effective October 3, 2015, homebuyers can expect a more seamless closing process and fewer headaches at the closing table. The new rules simplify the loan paper-work so ...

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Feb. 8, 2016

Neighborhood Market Reports

Treasure Coast Housing Trends Update

Check out trending active properties, properties under contract and sold properties in popular Treasure Coast neighborhoods and subdivisions. Make informed selling or buying decisions with our monthly activity reports.

Top Stuart Area Market Reports 

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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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April 26, 2015

Ensure a Successful Real Estate Transaction in Any Market

Six Steps to Ensure a Successful Real Estate Transaction in Any Market

Passively waiting for the right time to buy can cost you thousands of dollars and the home of your dreams. Attempting to time the market is one sure-fire way to miss the boat on your perfect house and/or ...

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March 6, 2015

Don’t Forget the Final Walk-through

Get a Final Walk-Through Before Closing!

When it comes to buying a home on the Treasure Coast, be sure a "final walk-through" is performed prior to closing. A final walk-through can head-off potential conflicts before closing and allows us to address common issues such as:

  • If the current owner is on schedule to ...
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April 30, 2014

Six Essential Homebuyer Tips

We surveyed four hundred real estate professionals and industry experts to determine the top home buying tips they would actually recommend to their clients. Click here for our Ultimate List of Homebuyer Tips.

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Home Buying Tips

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Get a Home Inspection

91.4 percent of agents ...

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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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