Real Estate Tips & Topics

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 29, 2022

Accessory Dwelling Units

Is an Accessory Dwelling Unit Right for You?

Accessory Dwelling Units, or ADUs, also known as granny flats, or in-law suites, are part of a shift toward smaller, more affordable, and energy-efficient homes. Where permitted,  ADUs can be residences for elderly parents or adult children to live in or ...

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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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Jan. 15, 2022

Buying a Home, From Home

Virtual Home Tours Facilitate Online Home Buying

Virtual home tours have been helping local and distant buyers for many years. Whether it's relocating military, an out-of-town investor, or a homeowner searching vacation homes from afar, this evolving technology makes finding a house long distance much more manageable.

Tech-savvy Realtors adopt ...

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Jan. 5, 2022

Tips for Home Sellers: Pricing it Right

Real Estate Tips and Topics

Here’s a quick home-selling tip:

Find out what your home is worth before you even think about putting it on the market. All the pictures, advertising, and other marketing efforts are useless if the price is not perfect. There are many free online web evaluation systems, but NOTHING can take ...

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Dec. 29, 2021

Buying or Selling in a Challenging Market?

Although the inventory of available homes has improved across South Florida and the Treasure Coast, our local market continues to experience historically low inventory. That said, buyers may need to remain flexible regarding "must-have" or desired features, location, or price. Whether or not buyers are willing to compromise, they still ...

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Dec. 27, 2021

5 Things to Know Before Buying A Home

We know that the home buying process is daunting; it might seem like you have a million tasks on your plate. Everyone is giving you advice, but where should you spend your time? We asked a recent first-time homebuyer what she wishes she knew before she bought her home. Here ...

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Dec. 14, 2021

Winning Home Buying Tips

Don’t Make an Offer Until You Read This

Thinking about buying a home? Since it’s likely the single biggest investment you will ever make, being prepared will help you make a smarter purchase decision. Don’t make an offer until you read and understand these real estate insider tips.  Download ...

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Nov. 10, 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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Oct. 19, 2021

The Death of the Starter Home

Where Have All the Small Houses Gone?

By Elena Cox, a data journalist for Realtor.com

Being a first-time homebuyer these days can feel a bit like a hungry dog begging for scraps. And no one is rushing in with filet mignon anytime soon. 

At the heart of ...

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