First Home Buyer

May 10, 2024

Current & Future Real Estate Trends

Do you wonder what to expect from the Treasure Coast real estate market in 2024? Here's what you need to know:

Existing Home Sales should reach a sales rate exceeding 4.5 million in 2024. Lower mortgage rates will likely attract more buyers and sellers and increase listings and ...

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April 27, 2024

Treasure Coast MLS Listings

Recently Listed Homes by The Slifkin Team

Search all properties or sign up below to receive an email when we find new ones that suit your tastes! We'll notify you daily of new listings and price changes.

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April 24, 2024

Buying a Home with Little or no Money Down

Tips for Homebuyers Searching for Mortgages with Less Than 20 Percent Down

When many people start buying a house, they assume putting 20 percent down is required. However, many lenders and mortgage brokers offer options for borrowers looking for mortgages with a small down payment. 

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April 22, 2024

Where to Find Treasure Coast Homes

Are you searching for homes or condos for sale on the Treasure Coast this week? You're in luck! We provide a range of the finest properties available in the area. To begin your search, browse the latest Stuart, Martin County, and Port Saint Lucie homes for sale or explore ...

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March 30, 2024

Closing Costs in Florida Real Estate

When buying a home, you must plan for all costs, including the closing costs, which home buyers and sellers often overlook. Here's helpful information on how to budget for these costs.

What are Closing Costs?

Closing or settlement fees are expenses associated with buying or selling a home. The ...

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March 24, 2024

Questions to Ask When Joining an HOA

Homeowners associations (HOAs) ensure that property values are maintained at a high level. They manage maintenance and often manage community facilities like pools, gyms, and more. 

All About HOAS

A homeowner association is a legal organization responsible for maintaining and managing the common areas within a community. These common ...

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March 17, 2024

Home shopping? Get Pre-Approved!

Getting pre-approved is crucial if you're to buy a home this year.

When you are planning to buy a home, you may need to finance your purchase with a mortgage loan. To do this, you need to obtain mortgage preapproval from a lender. The lender will check your finances ...

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Feb. 25, 2024

How to Make a Down Payment Possible

When you pay your monthly rent, you might often wish your money was going towards your future. However, for many aspiring first-time home buyers, the down payment required for homeownership seems impossible. But climbing the "down payment mountain" is not an unattainable goal. Like any significant challenge, it's about ...

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Jan. 28, 2024

Are Fixer-Upper Homes Out of Favor?

Why Fixer-Upper Homes Have Become Unpopular

The demand for fixer-upper homes has decreased significantly in today's housing market. However, they have traditionally been popular among buyers seeking a money-saving opportunity to customize their homes to their liking. Recent surveys indicate that 77% of homebuyers are not interested in purchasing ...

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Nov. 5, 2023

How Mortgage Rates Affect Affordability

A small move in mortgage rates can make a big difference in your life-of-loan interest payments. And we just had a BIG move in mortgage rates. So let's talk about your next move.  Get in touch

Mortgage Rates

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