June 6, 2020

How to Choose a Good Condo


How to Buy a Condo in Stuart, Florida

If you're looking to take advantage of the current real estate market in Stuart, Florida, a condo can be a ...

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Aug. 17, 2019

Waterfront and Club Community Rental Restrictions

Do Rental Restrictions Benefit Your Community?

By Eric Slifkin, Realtor, CLHMS, CRS, ABR

Prohibitive Rental Policies Can Cause Problems Among Owners Who Need to Sell

Home Owners Association rules (otherwise known as the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions or CC&Rs) typically include rules governing rentals within the community. Some ...

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Posted in FAQ's, Home Ownership
July 2, 2017

Home Buying FAQ's: What is a Final Walkthrough?

What is a Final Walk Through and What Should I Expect?

The purpose of the walkthrough inspection is to be sure that the home you are buying is in the same condition as the date of the contract, making sure that all warranted items are working properly and that repairs identified during ...

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May 3, 2015

Home Buyer FAQ's: What if You Don't Have a Credit Score?

FICO Looks to Other Data Points for Scoring

What do you do if you're financially responsible, but don't have a credit score? How do you get started on the path to home ownership if your score is low due to traditional credit reporting? FICO believes it might have ...

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April 22, 2015

Real Estate FAQ's: Answers for Investors

As an investor your needs are different than the typical home buyer. When it comes to buying an investment property to flip or rent there will be many questions along the way...

Q: Where Can You Find Fixer-Uppers?

A: They are literally everywhere, even in wealthy enclaves. What sets them ...

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April 5, 2015

Real Estate FAQ's: Answers for First-Time Home Buyers

Is now the time for you to purchase your first home?

Okay, first-time buyers… it’s time to turn the dream into the dirt you can stand on. Your very own home. I’m sure you have questions. In fact, I’m sure your questions are like most first-time buyers. Which is why ...

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March 10, 2015

5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Realtor

Guide to Selling Your Home: Choosing an Agent

P.T. Barnum, of the Barnum & Bailey Circus, once said, “Without promotion, something terrible happens… Nothing!" And P.T.’s statement is 100% accurate in the world of home selling.

Many real estate agents simply list their home seller’s home in ...

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Aug. 4, 2014

What’s a Walkability Score?

Understanding Your Neighborhood’s Walkability Score

Walk Score is a company which “analyzes hundreds of walking routes to nearby amenities. Points are awarded based on the distance to amenities in each category. Amenities within a 5 minute walk (.25 miles) are given maximum points. A decay function is used to give ...

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Posted in FAQ's, Home Buying
April 13, 2014

Which Upgrades Are Worth It to Help You Sell Your House?

Is it Finally Time to Sell Your House?

That's the question on homeowners' minds as house prices just posted their largest annual gain since 2005. Congrats to those no longer "underwater" on their mortgages, even as interest rates remain tantalizingly low. But here's the catch: Those same higher ...

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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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