First Home Buyer

Sept. 20, 2021

Questions to Ask When Joining an HOA

What to Ask When Contemplating an HOA Community

An HOA or Homeowner Association is a legal entity created to manage and maintain the common community areas. Typically these "common areas" consist of pools, clubhouses, landscaping, parks, streets, and roads. The community's developer generally creates the original HOA starting with ...

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July 17, 2021

Are You Ready to Buy a House?

It’s the American dream. And many of us feel at least a little bit anxious about buying our first home. How do you know you’re really ready? It’s a huge life decision! 

Understanding your finances, how to not be house poor, and other important tips that ensure you are financially ready ...

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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 26, 2021

How to Find the Best Home Deals in Your Area

Everybody Deserves a Great Deal! Get Expert Tips on How to Find the Right Deal for You.

How to find the best home deals in your area.

A Google search isn’t going to cut it. Finding a great home deal requires some expert sleuthing. In addition to a valuable partnership with a real estate pro, here are some tips that can put you ...

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March 8, 2021

Why Hire a Real Estate Agent to Buy from a Builder

Realtor Couple

How a Real Estate Agent Can Help When Buying From a Builder

Q: Do I need to hire a real estate agent to represent me when I buy a new home from a Treasure Coast new home builder?

A: Legally, no. But if you donʼt, you might be missing out ...

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March 7, 2021

5 Tips to Predict House Values in any Neighborhood

House Values

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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Feb. 11, 2021

Six Essential Homebuyer Tips

We recently surveyed several hundred real estate professionals and industry experts to determine the top home buying tips they would actually recommend to their clients.

Home Buying Tips

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Get a Home Inspection

91.4 percent of agents say this is a very important tip.

0.54 percent of agents don’t recommend this ...

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Feb. 11, 2021

Home Buying in a Seller’s Market

Home Buying

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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Jan. 20, 2021

The Home Buyer’s Guide to Getting Mortgage Ready

Preparing Financially to Buy a Home 

The Home Buyer’s Guide to Getting Mortgage Ready

If you’re like most homebuyers, you will need a mortgage to finance your new home. By preparing in advance, you can avoid the typical delays and roadblocks many buyers face when applying for a mortgage.

This also applies to homeowners looking to buy their ...

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Dec. 24, 2020

Closing Costs in Florida Real Estate

Typical Fees You May Encounter

The bundle of fees associated with the buying or selling of a home is called closing costs. Certain fees are automatically assigned to either the buyer or the seller; other costs are either negotiable or dictated by local custom.

Closing CostsYour lender must disclose a good ...

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