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    Five Things to Do Before You Start Shopping for a New Home

    By Admin | November 20, 2019

    You’ve decided you’re ready to start your home search and buy a new pad. Exciting, right? But before you start a weekly ritual of attending open houses, there are a few things about the home buying process you should be aware of. Here are five things you need to do to get ready to buy a... Read More

    Five Best Houseplants for Beginners

    By Admin | October 26, 2019

    Need a little green to spruce up your home? Here are FIVE great looking houseplants that are easy to find (and hard to kill). You’ll find varieties of these plants at most nurseries. They’re all low-maintenance, don’t require a whole lot of water, and it takes more work to kill them than it does to... Read More

    What to know about Closing Costs

    By Admin | October 23, 2019

    When you're buying a home, it's important to be aware of the closing costs you'll need to pay. These can add up, so it's good to be prepared and have an idea of what to expect. This blog post will provide some information on typical closing costs in Florida, so you can be ready when it comes time to sign on the dotted line. Read More

    How to Save for Your First Home

    By Paul Michelotti | October 11, 2019

    Saving for a down payment can seem daunting if you’re just getting started. Here are 4 quick tips you can use to set yourself up for maximum savings! Let’s GO!       Read More

    Seven Reasons A Home Hasn’t Sold

    By Paul Michelotti | September 23, 2019

    The house is ready, the paperwork is done, and the for-sale sign is in the front yard. Unfortunately… it’s been that way for months. Why hasn’t the house sold? There could be a few reasons. The Home has Little to no Curb Appeal We’ve all seen those signs, proudly declaring “We buy Ugly Homes.” Truth... Read More

    8 Ways to Make Moving Not Suck

    By Admin | August 21, 2019

    By now, we all know that moving into a new home is... hard. But, hey, like anything else it's nothing that a little pre-planning and discipline can't help. Read More

    Five BIG Mistakes First-Time Homebuyers Make

    By Paul Michelotti | July 22, 2019

    Buying a new home doesn’t have to be hard. But it does take a fair amount of research, preparedness, and patience to do it right. As REALTORS®, our goal is to help buyers make smart choices, and give them an edge in a competitive marketplace. Still, we see a lot of first-timers who rush through... Read More

    Home Buying for Millennials: How to Avoid Buyer’s Regret

    By Richard Varner | June 28, 2019

    Raise your hand if this has happened to you: you’ve just bought something REALLY big, and REALLY expensive. You’re stoked. You’re excited. REALLY excited. And then you wake up one day only to say: “$#!%… I’ve made a huge mistake!” It can be like that (sometimes) when buying a home. Once the excitement of buying... Read More

    Mortgage Pre-Approval: Your First Step in the Home-Buying Process

    By Paul Michelotti | May 23, 2019

      So, you’re ready to buy a home. Step one: talk to a real estate agent, right? Well, not quite. For most of us, the first step we need to take as homebuyers is to get pre-approved for a mortgage. Most real estate agents today will require you’ve taken this first step before they’ll begin... Read More

    8 Factors That Affect Home Values

    By Admin | April 22, 2019

    Home values are affected by a variety of factors, ranging from renovations to local market conditions. Home improvements such as roofing, siding, and windows can add value to a home. Homeowners should take into consideration the cost of these renovations when considering the potential return on investment. Read More