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Posted on 11/22/2020
Key Homebuying Costs You Need to Know About
If you plan to purchase a house in the foreseeable future, it generally is a good idea to plan ahead for all of your potential homebuying costs. That way, you can secure the funds you need to purchase your dream house. Now, let's take a look at three costs that every homebuyer needs to consider during the property buying...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Best Times of Year to Move for Singles, Families and Retirees
Photo by Aimee Cozza via Pixabay Moving to a new home can disrupt your routine at any time, but some times of the year are better than others for relocating to a new home. You'll get the most from the experience and enjoy a more seamless move if you plan things for the right time of year and...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Home Projects That Will Boost Your Home’s Value
Photo by Eddie Zhang on Unsplash Whether you’re putting your home on the market or planning to sell down the road, the right home improvements have the power to boost your home’s value. Of course, big home improvement projects add up fast, but you don’t have to spend big bucks or dive into a complete kitchen remodel to...
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Posted on 11/07/2020
Another Property Sold - 11436 Alachua Creek Lane, Riverview, FL 33579
Under Construction. The Picasso Bonus is a beautiful masterpiece, just as the art that was created by the man this home is named after. As you approach this home, a two-car garage is there to greet you, and pass under the covered entry as you head toward the front door. When you step into the foyer, you will find a nicely sized flex room which you could convert into another bedroom, a formal dining room, or a play room. Stepping back into the foyer and walking past the stairs, you will find the kitchen with wraparound granite countertops and a large island. Just past the kitchen is a hallway which contains two bedrooms of equal size that...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
Installing Insulation in an Existing Home
Image by mnplatypus from Pixabay Proper insulation not only helps you save on your energy bills. It reduces your energy impact on the environment and may create a great selling point for your home when the time comes. But knowing were to insulate an existing home can be a project. Here's what you need to know. How to...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
How to Formulate Your Homebuying Game Plan
Photo by Fizkes via Shutterstock If you know absolutely nothing about buying a house, don’t learn the hard way. There’s plenty of information available to help you avoid the many potential pitfalls in the process. You want your first home buying experience to be exciting, not exhausting. Here are some tips to get you started the right way....
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Preparing for Overnight Guests
Image by 영훈 박 from Pixabay One of the great benefits of having a home of your own is being able to host friends and family. If it’s your first time living in a house that’s big enough for more than just you, you’ll want to make sure you plan out the best way to keep people comfortable...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
What's a Seller-Financed Mortgage and Should I Consider One?
Photo by Charles Thompson via Pixabay A vast majority of homebuying transactions rely on the buyer qualifying for a mortgage through a bank. After all, most people don't have enough cash lying around to buy a home outright. Nowadays, you have more options with different types of lenders and alternative financing companies where you can seek pre-approval online....
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Posted on 10/04/2020
A Pre-Approval Checklist for First-Time Homeowners
Image by Precondo CA from Unsplash Buying your first home can be stressful enough without worrying about whether or not your mortgage loan pre-approval is going to go through. You may not be prepared for the mountains of paperwork that you'll need to submit before a lender gives you the thumbs' up. That's why it's such a good...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
Home Investing: Your First Steps
Photo by Paul McGowan via Pixabay Already a homeowner? Planning to sell in a few years? Sometimes the most sensible investment on the table is the property you already own. Why Invest In Your Own Property? Some investors think of each residence as a sort of long-term flip: buy a home, live in it for a couple of...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
5 Retirement Trends To Watch for in 2020
Image by Mabel Amber, still incognito... from Pixabay Baby Boomers remain the single largest demographic, and their transition into retirement age continues to change the senior living landscape. At more than 74 million strong, this generation will completely cross the retirement age threshold in the next decade, and 52 million Americans are already enjoying their golden years. That...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
Florida's Disclosure Requirements
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay When you sell a house in Florida, you have to make certain disclosures to any person interested in buying your property. However, if you don’t live on the property, this could lead to some trouble if you do not disclose a problem that you are required to share. The disclosure form a...
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