Real Estate Tips & Topics

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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Aug. 26, 2017

Top 12 Apps for Homeowners and Renters

Top 12 Real Estate Apps

Whether you plan to buy or sell, with the following apps you can get organized, save money, learn about the homes in your neighborhood, and get inspired for your next renovation project.

Apps For Homeowners: Get Renovation Inspiration

These apps not only offer ideas for your next remodel or home ...

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May 6, 2017

What’s a Pocket Listing?

Home Selling

Have you ever wondered what a “pocket listing” is? Learn a little bit about this trend in hot markets and how an agent familiar with pocket listings can help you sell your home faster or find homes which haven’t hit the market yet.

If you’ve been searching for a home ...

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March 4, 2017

Earnest Money Mistakes

 

Earnest money is a great way to show a seller you’re serious about the offer you’re making on their home. By placing a portion of what amounts to your down payment on the table to demonstrate your commitment to follow-through on the contract, you’re saying “I love this home ...

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March 27, 2016

This Week’s Housing Markets

Catch up with this Week’s Housing Markets in a Minute!

Source:  Acopia Home Loans

  

For the Week Ending March 25, 2016
 

  


The labor market continues to show strength, with jobless claims remaining below 300,000 for the 55th week. A tight labor market supports a Fed policy rate ...
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March 14, 2016

Winning Home Buying Strategies and Secrets from Industry Insiders

Winning Home Buying Tips from Industry Insiders
 
Thinking about buying a home? Since it’s likely the single biggest investment you will ever make, being prepared will help you make a smarter purchase decision. Don’t make an offer until you read and understand these real estate insider tips.  Download PDF

Know your buying power

What is ...
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Feb. 23, 2016

Home Maintenance - Irrigation Systems

Keep Your Lawn Hydrated

Higher temperatures are on the way. Now is a great time to have your irrigation system inspected so it's ready to keep your lawn at its greenest. You've spent a lot of time and money making sure your landscaping works for you and you ...

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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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Jan. 28, 2016

El Niño Brings a Wet Winter to the Treasure Coast

6 Tips for Homeowners to Weather a Wet Winter

Warmer winters aren't always better. With this season on track to be warmer (and wetter) than average, homeowners should prepare now for the potential of extreme precipitation, says Peter Duncanson, director of Disaster Restoration System Development at ServiceMaster Restore.

"When ...

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Jan. 4, 2016

How to Respond to Lowball Offers

When it comes to selling your home, your agent is required to bring you any and all offers. Once and a while you’ll receive what’s known as a “lowball” offer. Lowball offers are buyer offers which fall far below your asking price. Sometimes they’re so low that they only serve ...

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