July 15, 2024

Understanding Buyer Representation

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[Source: NAR]

Following the recent NAR Commission Settlement, home buyers and sellers in Florida need to stay informed about the changes in buyer representation, seller commission structure, and other new rules in the real estate industry.

Ask These 10 Questions to Find the Right Realtor®

Look at the frequently asked questions below to understand how we represent buyers under ...

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July 22, 2023

Marry The House and Date The Rate

Dealing with High Mortgage Rates and Housing Inflation

Is "Marry the house, date the rate" a good strategy?

"Marry the house, and date the rate" means committing to a home for the long term while refinancing the interest rate when it drops. Homeowners should carefully evaluate whether refinancing is worth ...

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July 19, 2023

The Importance of Appraisals

What You Need to Know Before You Buy or Sell

During the closing process, appraisals play a crucial role as they cover various aspects. The appraiser focuses primarily on the condition and quality of the home and its features.

What's in an Appraisal?

To determine the house's value, the appraiser compares it to ...

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July 11, 2023

How to Choose a Good Condo

Buying a Condo or Townhouse in Stuart, Florida

If you're looking to take advantage of Stuart, Florida's current real estate market, a condo or townhouse can be a great choice for a first-time or downsizing buyer.


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April 8, 2023

Flipping 101: Fixer-Uppers

Wondering if a Fixer-Upper is Right for You?

Fixer-uppers are everywhere, even in wealthy enclaves. What sets them apart is the price. They have lower market value than other houses in the immediate area because they have either been poorly maintained or abandoned.

As an investor, your needs are different ...

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April 16, 2022

Must Know Real Estate Terms

Commonly Used Terms in Real Estate and Home Finance

As in most industries, real estate is full of jargon. The myriad terms used in buying or selling a Florida home often add confusion to an already confusing process. Our Florida real estate guides will help you learn the language of ...

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March 9, 2022

Real Estate FAQ's for First-Time Home Buyers

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. I'm sure your questions are like most first-time buyers, which is why I've put together this down-and-dirty answer guide for the most ...

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Jan. 14, 2022

Should I Negotiate Repairs Before Closing?

Frequently Asked Questions in Real Estate

Should I Negotiate Repairs Before Closing?

Q: The home inspection just completed on a home under contract had some issues. Should I insist they meet repairs before closing?

A: It depends. Everyone wants a smooth closing, and home inspection negotiations are where a deal ...

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May 16, 2021

Things to Consider When Buying a New Home

What to Ask Yourself While Looking for Your New Home

Buying a New Home

Picking the first home is no easy task. But these questions will help you plan for today and tomorrow:

  • Can I afford it?
  • Does it fit my life?
  • What might future me need?
  • Is the home well maintained?

I’m here ...

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March 20, 2021

What Buyers Should Ask When Considering an HOA

Joining a Home Owners Association? Know what questions to ask.

Home Owners Association rules (otherwise known as the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions or CC&Rs) typically include rules governing the community. Some HOA's have few restrictions, but others may have strict limitations.


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