Buyer Tools

Sept. 8, 2019

5 Things You’ll Wish You Knew Before Buying Your First Home

We know that the home buying process is daunting, and it might seem like you have a million tasks on your plate. Everyone is giving you advice, but where should you spend your time? We asked a recent first-time homebuyer what she wishes she knew before she bought her home ...

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April 1, 2018

Guide to Searching for a Home Online

Maximizing the Web in Your Real Estate Search

Before selecting a real estate agent or buying a home, most consumers head to the Internet first. Researching homes and real estate agents online can get you ahead of the game when it comes to narrowing down your options. But with so ...

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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 ( 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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