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Posted on 08/09/2020
Home Buying 101
Photo by Arka38 via Shutterstock After spending enough time researching real estate online, you probably think you can do just as good a job selling your home as a professional real estate agent. However, it's more difficult than it sounds. Even though you can access many of the same advertising venues as a professional, they have a wide...
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Posted on 08/03/2020
Here's What Every Florida Luxury Homebuyer Needs to Know About Flood Insurance
If you plan to buy a luxury home in Florida, it pays to check out flood insurance. That way, you can protect your house and personal belongings against flood damage associated with hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters.Now, let's take a look at three things that every Florida luxury homebuyer needs to know about flood insurance. 1. Flood insurance...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
Can You Negotiate for Lower HOA Fees?
Image by Brady Pevehouse from Pixabay When purchasing a home, there are many issues to keep in mind. These often include items such as the interest rate on the mortgage, real estate taxes, and homeowner's insurance. If you've purchased a home governed by a Homeowner's Association and have not lived within a similar community before you may find...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Bedroom Headboard Ideas
Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash The headboard has become an integral part of bedroom furniture in the contemporary bedroom. Often the centerpiece of a bedroom, there are many design options available to you. Some are simple and understated. Others may feature cushioned back support, storage functions or built-in reading lights. Wooden Wooden headboards are a classic and timeless...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
The Importance of Having a Home Inspection Prior to Purchase
Photo by Tumisu via Pixabay Once you put down a good faith deposit and sign a purchase contract, you have the right to do due diligence, including getting various home inspections. You do have to pay for these inspections yourself unless you agree with the seller that the seller pays for the inspections. However, it is rare that...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
Clear Clogged Pipes Fast to Avoid Calling the Plumber
Photo by Kaboompics .com from Pexels When the toilet's stopped up, you grab the plunger. If it's the sink, you might run some unclogging solution down with hot water. But some clogged piped won't clear. They get stopped up with gunk and debris that, over time, may work its way deep in the pipes. How do you power...
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Posted on 07/10/2020
Compare the Advantages of Home Ownership vs Renting
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay For years home ownership has been the American dream, but, according to the Pew Research Center, a higher percentage of us are renters than at any other time in the last 50 years. Is that a bad thing? Not necessarily. For many people renting may be the right choice. Every individual and...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Does your Roof Need to be Repaired? Here's How to Tell
Photo by Joel Dunn via Pixabay Your roof is an important part of your home, and for something of its size, it is surprisingly delicate. Even minor problems can have a lasting impact on the integrity of your home. Learning how to spot some of the most common problems allows you to seek out help when you need...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Using the Livability Index to Find a Great Place to Live
Photo by Luiz Centenaro on Unsplash What's your city's livability score? If you're like millions of other homeowners across the nation, you may not know. But, if you're thinking of pulling up stakes and relocating for job, family, or retirement, now is the time to dig deeper. If you find yourself in search of your own happily-ever-after in...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
3 Facts about Selling or Renting an Inherited House
Photo by Dave Frisch from Pexels If you've inherited a house you'd rather not live in, here are some things to consider—before you accept it. Before we get to the selling or renting part, calculate the cost of: Repairs and renovations. Any debt that would pass to you with the home. Annual property taxes. Yes, you may decline...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
How Long Will It Take You to Find Your Ideal Florida Luxury Residence?
Although there is no shortage of premium luxury homes in Jacksonville, St Augustine and other Florida cities and towns, the top residences sell quickly. Thus, for those who hesitate as they pursue Sunshine State luxury houses, it may take many weeks or months to find and purchase the right residence. Ultimately, there are many things that you can do...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
How the Appraisal Impacts a Home's Sale
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay As the home buying process nears the closing, both buyers and sellers need to prepare for the appraisal. This often the last step the lender requires before approving financing for the buyer, so it’s an important part of the home sale process. What is an Appraisal? An appraisal is an unbiased, professional evaluation...
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