First Home Buyer

March 5, 2023

Are You Ready to Buy a House?

Deciding to become a homeowner is big. Maybe you're unsure and don't know if you're ready; asking yourself these questions is a great way to begin assessing. Let me know if you can answer yes to these questions or even if you have more questions! I'm ...

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Feb. 10, 2023

First Home Buyer? Things to Consider

Three Unexpected Things You Should Consider When Buying Your First Home

While looking through homes available on the market can be exciting as you get ready to take that first step, letting the excitement get the better of you can mean you are left with unforeseen downsides to your long-term ...

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Aug. 17, 2022

Buyers Back Out of Contracts in July

Florida Homebuyers Take Advantage of a Shifting Market

Canceled home sales in Florida for July climbed, and prices fell in 30 (out of 50) U.S. metros while homebuyers struggled with affordability and a shifting market.

About 16.1% of U.S. home contracts fell through in July, up ...

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April 18, 2022

Tips If You're Planning to Buy a Home

It's best to be prepared before purchasing a home, especially in today's market! Contact me so I can help you come up with a plan and get you on your way to owning a home! More Home Buying Articles

Planning to Buy a Home

Eric Slifkin, Broker Associate

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April 17, 2022

Stuart Area Homes Listed Over 60 Days

Are you looking for deals? There might be room to negotiate on these Stuart area homes and condos for sale that have been on the market for more than 60 days.

There are several reasons why a home is on the market for 60+ days. Top among them:

  • The home ...
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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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Feb. 13, 2022

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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Feb. 4, 2022

Closing Costs in Florida Real Estate

What are Closing Costs?

Also referred to as settlement, the bundle of fees associated with buying or selling a home is called closing costs. Specific costs go to either the buyer or the seller; other expenses are negotiable or dictated by local custom.

Closing Costs

Typical Fees You May Encounter

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Feb. 3, 2022

No More Closing Surprises

Keys to Maintaining Your Credit Score While in Escrow

While waiting for final approval or a "clear to close" mortgage, underwriters will monitor your credit and bank accounts up to the hour of closing to ensure that you have not assumed any new debt that could affect your ability to ...

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