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How Can You Tell If A Davenport Vacation Home Is A Good Deal

How Can You Tell If A Davenport Vacation Home Is A Good Deal?That is a very good question. In fact, it is a key question that can propel you down the path of good due diligence and help

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The 2020 Davenport Real Estate Projections That May Surprise You

There are two big trends that are kicking off the decade of the 2020s and both will affect Davenport Real Estate Projections here in Florida. First of all 10,000 boomers will turn 65 every

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Gifts And Gadgets For Every Room In Your Davenport Florida Home

Gifts And Gadgets For Every Room In Your Davenport Florida Home Are you searching for new and innovative gift ideas this holiday season? If so, check out our list of the hottest home technology

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How Long Can This Economic Recovery Last In The Best Neighborhoods In Davenport FL

How Long Can This Economic Recovery Last in the Best Neighborhoods in Davenport FL?  The answer can be seen simply as you drive around Davenport, FL.Why are real estate agents always,

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You Need More Than A Guide You Need A Sherpa

In a normal housing market, whether you’re buying or selling a home, you need an experienced guide to help you navigate the process. You need someone you can turn to who will tell you how to price

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Homeownership Is The Top Contributor To Your Net Worth

Many people plan to build their net worth by buying CDs or stocks, or just having a savings account. Recently, however, Economist Jonathan Eggleston and Survey Statistician 

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What FICO Score Do You Need To Qualify For A Mortgage

While a recent announcement from CNBC shares that the average national FICO® score has reached an all-time high of 706, the good news for potential buyers is that you don’t need a

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62 Percent Of Buyers Are Wrong About Down Payment Needs

According to the ‘2019 Home Buyer Report’ conducted by Nerdwallet, many first-time buyers still believe they need a 20% down payment to buy a home in today’s market:“More than

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3 Signs The Housing Market Is On The Rebound

The residential real estate market has been plodding along for most of the year. However, three recent reports show the market may be on the verge of a rebound:1. Existing Home Sales (closed

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What To Expect From Your Home Inspection

You made an offer and it was accepted. Your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents often recommend you make your offer contingent upon a clean home inspection.This

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How Does The Supply Of Homes For Sale Impact Buyer Demand

The price of any item is determined by supply, as well as the market’s demand for the item. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) surveys “over 50,000 real estate

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Homeowners Are Happy Renters Not So Much

When people talk about homeownership and the American Dream, much of the conversation revolves around the financial benefits of owning a home. However, two recent studies show that the non-financial

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Should You Fix Your House Up Or Sell Now

With the fall season upon us, change is in the air. For many families, children are growing up and moving out of the house, maybe leaving for college or taking a jump into the working world. Parents

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The Role Access Plays In Getting Your House Sold

So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you with the entire process and you’ve been asked what level of access you want to provide to

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Everybody Calm Down This Is NOT 2008

Last week realtor.com released the results of a survey that produced three major revelations: 53% of home purchasers (first-time and repeat buyers) currently in the market

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A Recession Does Not Equal A Housing Crisis

Some Highlights: There is plenty of talk in the media about a pending economic slowdown. The good news is, home values actually increased in 3 of the last 5 U.S. recessions, and decreased by

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IBuyers What Is The Cost Of Convenience When Selling Your Home

When thinking about selling their house, homeowners have many options. A relatively new option is using an “iBuyer.” What is an iBuyer?According to Jovio, the definition is: “A company

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A Latte A Day Keeps Homeownership Away

Some Highlights: The pumpkin spice latte is launching soon, so you may be tempted to spend your extra cash on a daily caffeine fix, but that small expense can add up to a big number – fast!

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Seniors Are On The Move In The Real Estate Market

Did you know August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day? According to the United States Census, we honor senior citizens today because,  "Throughout our history, older

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Question And Answer Time Every Tuesday From 9am To 12noon

I'll be sitting floor time each and every Tuesday from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon.Come by and chat. Ask me your real estate questions. No obligation. Or, give me a call on my direct line 407-494

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Housing Supply Not Keeping Up With Population Increase

Many buyers are wondering where to find houses for sale in today’s market. It’s a true dilemma. We see an increase in buyer demand, but the supply available for purchase isn’t keeping up.The

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Why All The Chicken Littles Should Calm Down

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released their 2019 Q2 Homeownership Report. Some began to see the sky falling, believing the report showed Americans may be stepping back from their belief in

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Appreciation Is Strong It Might Be Time To Sell

There’s no doubt that today’s housing market is changing, and everything we see right now indicates it is time to sell. Here’s a look at why selling now is likely to drive the greatest return

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Just Listed 725 Riggs Cir Davenport FL 33897

Fantastic location. As you roll into Lake Davenport Estates from Florence Villa Grove Road it's not hard to see why this was one the most active and thriving vacation home communities in the 27

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Existing Home Sales Point Toward A Good Time To Sell

Some Highlights: Existing Home Sales dropped 1.7% from May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.27 million in June. Low inventory levels are still a factor in the market. The current

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How To Judge The Impact Of The Next Economic Slowdown On Housing

We’ve experienced economic growth for almost a decade, which is the longest recovery in the nation’s history. Experts know a recession can’t be too far off, but when will this economic

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How To Increase Your Equity Over The Next 5 Years

Many of the questions currently surrounding the real estate industry focus on home prices and where they are heading. The most recent Home Price Expectation Survey (HPES) helps target

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3 Expert Insights On Inventory In The Current Market

The current housing landscape presents greater home values, low interest rates, and high buyer demand. All of these factors point to the strong market forecasted to continue throughout the

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Home Prices Up 5 Percent Across The Country

Some Highlights:The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report.In the report, home prices are compared both

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3 Powerful Reasons To Buy A Home Now

Whether you are a first-time buyer or looking to move up to the home of your dreams, now is a great time to purchase a home. Here are three major reasons to buy today.1. AffordabilityMany people

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Mid Year Housing Market Update Three Things To Know Today

Shifting trends and industry-leading research are pointing toward some valuable projections about the status of the housing market for the rest of the year.If you’re thinking of buying or selling,

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What Experts Are Saying About The Current Housing Market

We’re halfway through the year, and with a decline in interest rates as well as home price and wage appreciation, many are wondering what the experts predict for the second half of 2019.Read more

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Is Renting Right For Me

If you’re currently renting and have dreams of owning your own home, it may be a good time to think about your next move. With rent costs rising annually and many helpful down payment

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The Cost Of Waiting To Buy A Home

Some Highlights: Interest rates are projected to increase steadily heading into 2020. The higher your interest rate, the more money you will end up paying for your home and the

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What A Difference A Year Makes For Sellers

What a Difference a Year Makes for Sellers!Over the last few years, many sellers have been hesitant to put their houses on the market because they feared not being able to find another home to buy

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Should I Refinance My Home

With the recent lower interest rates, many homeowners are wondering if they should refinance.To decide if refinancing is the best option for your family, start by asking yourself these questions:Why

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Home Price Appreciation Forecast

Questions continue to come up about where home prices will head throughout the rest of this year, as well as where they may be going over the few years beyond.We’ve gathered current data from the

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Americans Powerful Belief In Homeownership As An Investment

The Federal Reserve Bank (The Fed) recently released their 2019  Survey of Consumer Expectations Housing Survey. The survey reported that 65% of Americans believe homeownership is a

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4 Tips To Sell Your Home Faster

Since June of last year, we have seen an increase in the inventory of homes for sale month per month. Every spring and summer, the inventory increases because people want to sell their home. For

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5 Powerful Reasons To Own Instead Of Rent

Owning a home has great financial benefits.In a recent research paper, Homeownership and the American Dream, Laurie S. Goodman and Christopher Mayer of the Urban Land Institute explained:

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Nows The Time To MoveUp And Upgrade Your Current Home

Homes priced at the top 25% of the price range for a particular area of the country are considered "premium homes." In today’s real estate market, there are deals to be had at the higher end! This

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10 Steps To Buying A Home This Summer

Some Highlights: If you are thinking of buying a home, you may not know where to start. Here is a simple list of 10 steps that you will go through to purchase a home. Make sure to ask your

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Happy Independence Day

Wishing you & yours a safe & Happy 4th of!

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Is Mortgage Debt Out Of Control

The housing crisis of the last decade was partially caused by unhealthy levels of mortgage debt. Homeowners were using their homes as ATMs by refinancing and swapping their equity for cash.When

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Millennials Are Increasing The Demand For Condominiums

When deciding to buy a home, people are presented with many different options. The type of home you buy depends on your needs, budget, and in many cases, the desired maintenance level. For many

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Top 5 Reasons You Should NOT FSBO

Rising home prices coupled with a lack of inventory in today’s market may cause some homeowners to consider selling their home on their own (known in the industry as a For Sale By Owner).

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Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment For 6 Years Running INFOGRAPHIC

Some Highlights: Real estate has outranked stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, and bonds as the best long-term investment among Americans for the last 6 years. Stock

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Know What To Expect At Your Home Inspection

So you made an offer and it was accepted. Now, your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents oftentimes make your offer contingent on a clean home inspection.This

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Before You Look For Your Dream Home Know What You Want Vs What You Need

In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search.If you’ve been thinking about buying a

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Having A Professional On Your Side Makes All The Difference

In today’s fast-paced world where answers are a Google search away, there are some who may wonder what the benefits of hiring a real estate professional to help them in their home search

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Stop Wondering What Your Budget Is Get PreApproved

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers

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Young FirstTime Buyers Are Saving For Their Dream Homes

Young buyers (Millennials & Gen Z) have waited longer than previous generations to enter the housing market for their first home. However, this hasn’t stopped them from dreaming about the home

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What You Need To Know About Private Mortgage Insurance PMI

Whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts when it comes to buying a home. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to

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Why Is So Much Paperwork Required To Get A Mortgage

When buying a home today, why is there so much paperwork mandated by the lenders for a mortgage loan application? It seems like they need to know everything about you. Furthermore, it

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Time For Your Dream Home Gen X

During the housing market crash, Gen X homeowners lost more wealth than other generations. However, things are changing now! A strong economy, increasing home prices, and the recovery of the housing

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The Florida Economy Is Poised For Long Positive Run

I talk with people every day about real estate. In the past few weeks the doom and gloomers are out squawking about recession and a looming economic downturn. One investor even told me he was

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2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

Freddie Mac recently released a report entitled, “Perceptions of Down Payment Consumer Research.” Their research revealed that, “For many prospective,

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What Is The Cost Of Waiting Until Next Year To Buy

Some Highlights:The “cost of waiting to buy” is defined as the additional funds necessary to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time.Freddie Macforecasts;

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What Is Important To Boomers When Selling Their House

What is Important to Boomers when Selling their House?If you are a “baby boomer” (born between 1946 and 1964), you may be thinking about selling your current home. Your children may have finally

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Top 5 Reasons To Own A Home

Homeownership has a number of compelling benefits. Let’s get together to make your dream a reality if you are ready to buy a home of your!

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The Ultimate Truth About Housing Affordability

The Ultimate Truth about Housing AffordabilityThere have been many headlines decrying an “affordability crisis” in the residential real estate market. While it is true that buying a home is less

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Multigenerational Homes Are On The Rise

Multigenerational Homes Are on the RiseAs loved ones start to get older, we start to wonder: how long will they be able to live alone? Will they need someone there to help them with daily life?

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2 Things You Need To Know To Properly Price Your Home

2 Things You Need to Know to Properly Price Your HomeIn today’s housing market, home prices are increasing at a slower pace (3.7%) than they have over the last eight years (6-7%). However, they

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4 Most Popular Bottom Line Investments In America

Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice between real estate, stocks, gold, and savings.

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Are Older Generations Really Not Selling Their Homes

Many studies suggest one of the main reasons for the inventory shortage in today’s market of homes for sale is that older generations have chosen to “age in place” over moving.The

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A Lack Of Inventory Continues To Impact The Housing Market

The housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up and distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales)

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A Tale Of Two Markets INFOGRAPHIC

Some Highlights: An emerging trend for some time now has been the difference between available inventory and demand in the premium and luxury markets and that in the starter and trade-up markets

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Mainstream Concerns About An Economic Slowdown Revisited

Recently, we reported that many believe a recession could happen within the next two years. We explained that 70% of economists and market analysts surveyed last year believe that a

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The Benefits Of A 20 Percent Down Payment

If you are in the market to buy a home this year, you may be confused about how much money you need to come up with for your down payment. Many people you talk to will tell you that you need to save

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Why Access Is One Of The Most Important Factors In Getting Your House Sold

So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you through the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide

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Your Fabulous New Dream Home Is Now Available

Over the last several years, many “baby boomers” have undergone a metamorphosis. Their children have finally moved out and they can now dream about their own future. For many, a change in

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Floridians Consumer Confidence Hits 17 Year High

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – April 30, 2019 – Consumer sentiment in Florida reached its highest level in 17 years, increasing 1.4 points in April to 102 from a revised figure of 100.6 in March.These

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2 Trends Helping Keep Housing Affordable

Two positive trends have started to emerge that impact the 2019 Spring Housing Market. Mortgage interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate loan have dropped to new lows, right as reports show that

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What Would Make You Sell Your House

There are many reasons why a homeowner decides to sell their house and move. The latest Generational Trends Report from the National Association of Realtors asked recent home

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How Quickly Can You Save Your Down Payment

Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and home prices all vary. So, we set out to find out how

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With Inventory Low Will Your Dream Home Need Some TLC

According to a new survey from Move.com, the wave of first-time homebuyers hitting the market this summer has resulted in an interesting statistic. Nearly 60% of buyers searching

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Selling Your House Heres Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner

With home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong, some sellers may be tempted to try to sell their homes on their own rather than using the services of a real estate

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Slaying The Largest Homebuying Myths Today

Some Highlights: The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%! Mortgage interest rates have been on the decline since November! Hop in now to lock in a low rate! 88% of

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Home Value Appreciation Stops Falling Begins To Stabilize

The percentage of home price appreciation on a year-over-year basis has decreased each month for over a year. The question was how far annual appreciation would fall. It seems we may now have the

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3 Graphs That Show What You Need To Know About Todays Real Estate Market

The Housing Market has been a hot-topic in the news lately. Depending on which media outlet you watch, it can start to be a bit confusing to understand what’s really going on with interest rates

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The Enormous Divide Between The Headline And The Truth

“I have observed that not the man who hopes when others despair, but the man who despairs when others hope, is admired by a large class of persons as a sage.” – John Stuart Mill (1840s

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Do 46 Million Millennials Know They Are Mortgage Ready

Many have written about the millennial generation and whether or not they, as a whole, believe in homeownership as part of attaining the American Dream.Millennials have taken longer to obtain

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What Credit Score Do You Need To Buy A House

There are many misconceptions about the credit score needed to buy a house. Recently, it was reported that 24% of renters believe they need a 780-800 credit score to be considered for a

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Want To Increase Your Wealth

Everyone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. Buying your own home provides you with a form of

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Homeownership Is A Cornerstone Of The American Dream

“The rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated.”The famous quote attributed to Mark Twain can apply to homeownership in the United States today. During the housing bubble of the last decade,

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Whats Going On With Bidding Wars

In a strong seller’s market, like the one we have experienced over the past few years, bidding wars are common and expected. This makes sense! A seller’s market is defined as a market

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2 Reports That Say Now Is A Great Time To Sell

Heading into the spring buying market, there are strong trends starting to emerge.The inventory of homes for sale has increased on a year-over-year basis for eight months in a row. Home price

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Where Did Americans Move In 2018

Some Highlights: Every year United Van Lines conducts their National Movers Study by tracking their customer’s movement state-to-state over the course of the year. Vermont

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How To Get A Better Perspective On Affordability

Headlines spotlight the fact that buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in more than a decade. Those headlines are accurate.Understandably, buying a home is more

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The KonMari Method Helping You Prep Your House For Sale

One of the biggest challenges sellers face when listing their house is decluttering. Cleaning out some of the more personal decorating choices allows buyers to imagine themselves living in the house

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Do You Know How Much Your Home Has Increased In Value

Last year we saw headlines about a possible housing market bubble, and many wondered if Americans still felt confident about the value of their homes. Recently, the 2018 Houzz & Home

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5 Reasons Homeowners Throw The Best Super Bowl Parties

Highlights: Watching the big game at home with your friends & family offers many advantages. There’s more room to entertain a large crowd, and you don’t have to worry about complaints to your

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Is Student Loan Debt A Threat To Homeownership No

Over the course of the last thirty years, a shift has happened. An entire generation has been raised to believe that a college education is their key to unlocking opportunities that were not

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The Importance Of Homeownership To The American Dream

For centuries, people in this country have seen homeownership as part of the American Dream. Whether they were born here or immigrated from another country, they wanted to own a piece of America.

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Selling Your Home Make Sure The Price Is Right

If you’ve ever watched “The Price is Right,” you know that the only way to win is to be the one to correctly guess the price of the item you want without going over! That means your

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Buying A House This Year This Should Be Your 1st Step

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers

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The Cost Of A Mortgage Across Time

Some Highlights: With interest rates still around 4.5%, now is a great time to look back at where rates have been over the last 40 years. Rates are projected to climb to 5.0% by this time next

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Buying A Vacation Property Now Is A Good Time

Every year around this time, many homeowners begin the process of preparing their homes in case of extreme winter weather. Some others skip winter all together by escaping to their vacation homes in

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Where Is The Housing Market Headed In 2019

Some Highlights:Interest rates are projected to increase steadily throughout 2019, but buyers will still be able to lock in a rate lower than their parents or grandparents did when they bought their

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6 Bed 5 Bath Entertainers Dream Home In Providence

$450,000, Davenport, 6 Beds - Welcome to your new home in a great community. Ready to set up operations as a short-term rental home or private residence. The owners spared little when

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OPEN HOUSE At 410 Robin Rd Davenport FL 33896

Open House Saturday from 10-2pm.CLICK This Flyer to go to the property website for more pictures and information.Come by and take a Look at the balcony and imagine sitting out there for breakfast!

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2008 Vs Now Are Owners Using Their Homes As ATMs Again

Over the last six years, we have experienced strong price appreciation which has increased home equity levels dramatically. As the number of “cash-out” refinances begins to approach numbers last

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Where Are Interest Rates Headed In 2019

The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate, the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to know where rates are

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Will Home Sales Measure Up Next Year

How Will Home Sales Measure Up Next Year?There are many questions about where home sales are headed next year. We have gathered the most reliable sources to help answer this question. Here are our

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Buying A Home Can Be Scary Until You Know The Facts

Some Highlights:Many potential homebuyers believe that they need a 20% down payment and a 780 FICO® score to qualify to buy a home which stops many of them from even trying! Here are some facts: %

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Are Homebuyers Starting To Hit The Pause Button

Are Homebuyers Starting to Hit the ‘Pause’ Button?For the last several years, buyer demand has far exceeded the housing supply available for sale. This low supply and high demand have led to

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Have You Outgrown Your Starter Home

Have You Outgrown Your Starter Home?For many Americans, buying their first home is their first taste of achieving part of the American Dream. There is a sense of pride that comes along with owning

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Open House Saturday 10am To 1pm

6199 SEAGULL LANE, LAKELAND, FL 33809Text E79506 to 85377for pictures and details6199 SEAGULL LANE LAKELAND FL 33809 $180,000 | 2.0 | 2.0 Details:Price:$180,000Bedrooms:2.0Bathrooms:2.0Property

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House Buying Power At NearHistoric Levels

We keep hearing that home affordability is approaching crisis levels. While this may be true in a few metros across the country, housing affordability is not a challenge in the clear majority of the

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Seeking Fully Qualified Pool Home Buyers Only

$210,000, Davenport, 4 Beds - Coming back on the market after buyers loan fell through. This 4 Bed 3 Bath home has ALL of the features discerning buyers are looking for in a Davenport home

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OPEN HOUSE 10 Rosewood Dr Davenport FL 33837

Live the peaceful easy lifestyle of Florida living. This 2 bedrooms, 2 bath home has no back neighbors. Watch as local wild life pass thru the large rear conservation area and creek, hidden among

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Coming Soon Peaceful Easy Liv Ing Home In Davenport Florida

$169,000, Davenport, 2 Beds - Live a Peaceful, Easy, Florida Lifestyle in this well cared-for 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home with No Rear Neighbors. Looking for privacy and a conservation view

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NOT Owning Your Home Can Cost You A Lot Of Money

Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for as long as

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The Home Buyers Guide To Getting Mortgage Ready

What if you had to move tomorrow … would you be ready and able?According to a recent study by the National Association of Realtors, one of the top limiting factors preventing buyers from closing

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Are Home Values Really Overinflated

Last week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their most recent Existing Home Sales Report. According to the report: “The median existing-home price for all

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Tax Reform And Housing A Reference Guide

Disclaimer: This guide is not meant to be a resource for tax advice but instead a resource for basic information concerning only certain aspects of the new tax code and how they may impact the real

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How Would You Like To Add 50000 To Your Bottom Line

How Rising Prices Will Help You Build Family Wealth in 2018Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate on average by 3.35% per year and to grow by 24.34% cumulatively,

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A Millennials Guide To Homeownership

A Millennial’s Guide to HomeownershipThe process of buying a home can be overwhelming at times, but you don’t need to go through it alone.You may be wondering if now is a good time to buy a

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Who Let The Buyers Out

WHO LET THE BUYERS OUT? Why Sell Now Instead of Later? The Buyers are Out Now!Each year, most homeowners wait until the spring to sell their houses because they believe that they can get a

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Ways To Save Money When Retired

Whether you are thinking about retirement or already retired, it is probable that your income will be lower than when you were working. Learning to live frugally does not mean giving up the things

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Should I Buy A Home Now Or Wait Until Next Year

Some Highlights:The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time.Freddie Mac predicts

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Coming Soon Peaceful Conservation View Townhome For Sale

*** Coming Soon *** For Sale. Peaceful Conservation View Townhome in the much sought after Bella Trae development of Champions Gate. With three bedrooms and two and one half bathrooms this gorgeous

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Maybe An Over 55 Comunity Is Not For You

As promised in my last piece, not everyone who decides to retire to Florida chooses an adult age restricted community.  Here are some of the reasons that another type of residence might enter

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Reasons To Choose An Active Adult Communiity

Every year people in the United States and sometimes from other countries make the choice to spend their retirement years in Florida. Their professions and cultural backgrounds are varied. Often

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Your Home Is An Oasis In An Inventory Desert

Sellers: Your Home is an Oasis in an Inventory DesertFirst-time homebuyers are flocking to the real estate market by the thousands to find their dream homes in order to make their dreams of

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2215 San Vittorino Cir APT 105 Kissimmee FL 34741

JUST LISTED - $130,000, Kissimmee, 3 Beds Turnkey Vacation Condo For Sale In Kissimmee FloridaTurnkey Vacation condo in the exceptional Venetian Bay Village just minutes to Disney World! 3

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Your Home Likely Has Positive Equity

93.9% Of Homes in The US Have Positive EquityCoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that ninety-one thousand residential properties regained equity in Q1 2017. The outlook for

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Orlando Rental Affordability Tanks

Orlando is number 103 of 150 cities for rental affordability. Which means rents are higher compared to incomes in Orlando than other parts of the Nation. And as many folks moving to Orlando figure

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The Golden Rule And Buyers

A ‘Buyer’ in Hand is Worth Two in the BushIn today’s highly competitive seller’s market where there are more buyers than there are homes for them to buy, some sellers may feel like the ball

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Great News For Homeowners

Recently there has been a lot of talk about home prices and if they are accelerating too quickly. As we mentioned before, in some areas of the country, seller supply (homes for sale) cannot

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Singles Continue Buying Homes Instead Of Renting

Singles Are Falling for Their Dream Home First Some Highlights:According to NAR’s Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the share of recent homebuyers who were single at the time of purchase

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Most Americans Believe Buying A Home Is A Good Financial Decision

84% of Americans Believe Buying a Home is a Good Financial DecisionAccording to the National Association of Realtors®’ 2017 National Housing Pulse Survey, 84% of Americans now believe that

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Recently Finished Beautiful Brand New Mirella Townhome

Beautiful, brand new Mirella townhome floor plan by Del WebbOverviewMapsPhotosFeatures3D Virtual TourNeighborhood$277,120Single Family HomeMain Features3 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half

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Free List Of Mortgage Loan Originators

Picking a mortgage loan originator can be a daunting task. For that reason I am writing this blog post. In my experience as a Realtor the greatest amount of stress we all endure in a

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8306 Portofino Dr UNIT 405 Davenport FL 33896

Exceptional condominium unit for sale on 4th floor, over-looking a pond and the Omni Hotel. This is a luxury 3 bedroom 2 bath condo in the gated golf community of BellaTrae. Floor plan includes 3

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We Market And Sell Your Home With The Latest Technologies

One of the ways we market your property is by creating a professional 360° Virtual Tour which is shared from the MLS to all of the syndicated property portals like Zillow, Trulia and

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Do You Know The Lingo

Buying a Home? Do You Know the Lingo?Buying a home can be intimidating if you are not familiar with the terms used during the process. To start you on your path with confidence, we have compiled a

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Thinking Of Selling Now Is The Time To Act

Thinking of Selling? Now Is the Time to ActIf you thought about selling your house this year, now may be the time to do it. The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer

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The Only Building Lot For Sale In Bridgeford Crossing

The Only Building Lot For Sale In Bridgeford CrossingOverview MapsPhotosFeaturesLocal SchoolsFacebook PageVirtual TourDriving Directions  More Information$40,500Lots and LandMain FeaturesMLS #:

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An Agent Can Help Alleviate Stress

How an agent can help alleviate stressPurchasing a home can be a stressful experience, whether you're a first-time buyer or you've been through the process before. But that's one of the reasons that

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Existing Home Sales Reach Highest Mark Since 2007

Existing Home Sales Reach Highest Mark Since 2007   Highlights: Sales of existing homes reached the highest pace in a decade at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69.

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No Matter What The Groundhog Says Here Are 5 Reasons To Sell Before Spring

No Matter What the Groundhog Says, Here are 5 Reasons to Sell Before Spring!Is spring closer than we think? Depending on which groundhog you listen to today, you may have less time than you think to

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Are You Curious About How HOAs Work

How Do HOAs Work?When you purchase a home, there’s a good chance you’ll have to pay a homeowners association fee, especially in gated communities, townhouses, condominiums, and other similar

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What Did The Millionaire Say To A Millennial Buy A Home

What Did The Millionaire Say To A Millennial? Buy A Home!Last week, CNBC ran an article quoting self-made millionaire David Bach explaining that not purchasing a home is "the single biggest mistake

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Always Go With A Realtor When Visiting Builders

Always Go With A Realtor When Visiting Builders - New Construction Series1. Builder's Sales Agents do not represent you. They have a fiduciary responsibility to their employer.2. Builders may not

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Racing To Keep Up With Demand For New Homes

New Home Sales Racing To Keep Up With DemandMany buyers who are searching for their dream homes are turning to new home construction after 10% of all new home buyers sighted a lack of inventory of

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Crofton Springs Providence Florida 33837

Crofton Springs at Providence is a resort vacation destination all to its self!  Park Square Homes is the proud builder to feature NEW Resort Series of homes, offering 4 to 10 bedrooms.  

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Florida Has 238 Downpayment Assistance Programs

The number of U.S. downpayment assistance programs decreased 3 percent from the previous quarter, according to Down Payment Resource's Third Quarter 2016 Homeownership Program Index (HPI).  

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What Do Title Companies Do

What do title companies do?When you purchase a home, a title company will research the property to ensure that you are the rightful owner. They’ll look through records for anything that might

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How To Stay The Course When Buying A Home With A Mortgage

Common, but often not so common wisdom about how to stay the course when buying a home with a mortgage...Many individuals do not realize that even the slightest change in your financial situation

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Mortgage Rates By Decade Were Lousy Compared With Today

The chart below displays the mortgage rates by decade compared to today. Even compared with rates during the the mortgage bubble, when mortgage interest rates floated around seven percent,

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Have You Put Aside Enough For Closing Costs

Have You Put Aside Enough for Closing Costs? How Will You Know?There are many potential homebuyers, and even sellers, who believe that you need at least a 20% down payment in order to buy a home, or

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Find The Home Loan That Fits Your Needs In Orlando

Find the Home Loan that Fits Your NeedsUnderstand which mortgage loan is best for you so your budget isn’t stretched too thin. ReadVisit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2016

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5 WAYS YOU DIDNT KNOW YOU COULD SAVE FOR A DOWN PAYMENT

5 Ways You Didn't Know You Could Save for a Down PaymentOne of the biggest misconceptions of home buying? The 20% down payment. Here’s how to buy with a lot less down. Read Visit

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Why We All Need A Phil Dunphy On Our Side

Whether or not you’ve ever seen an episode of Modern Family, or know who Phil Dunphy’s character is, the concept of knowing that you have someone in your corner who is looking out for your best

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US Housing Market Moving Further Into Buy Territory

According to the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belief that housing markets

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Why You Should Hire A Realtor When Buying A Home

Many people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream home or if they should first try to go it on their own. You need a true expert to guide

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Home Sales Accelerate This Summer INFOGRAPHIC

Existing home sales have accelerated to the highest pace since February 2007 at an annual pace of 5.57 million.Inventory of homes for sale remains below the historically normal 6-month mark at a 4.6

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Slaying Myths About Home Buying INFOGRAPHIC

Some Highlights:Interest Rates are still below historic numbers.88% of property managers raised their rent in the last 12 months!Credit score requirements to be approved for a mortgage continue to

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Do You Know The Difference Between Cost And Price

As a seller, you will be most concerned with the ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As a buyer, you must be concerned not with price but instead

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Homeownership Builds Wealth And Offers Stability

Homeownership Builds Wealth And Offers StabilityThey perpetuate each other. Does owning your home really create a more stable environment for your family? A survey of property

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Here Comes The Housing Inventory

Almost every real estate conversation revolves around housing inventory and the continuous rise in house values over the last four years. However, the recent increase in prices can be attributed to

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US Housing Market Swings In Favor Of Homeownership

The results from the first quarter index showed that “16 of the 23 metropolitan markets investigated moved in the direction of buy territory.” The BH&J Index is a quarterly report

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I am very excited; I got a call today from a retiree from Metro Transit Authority in Washington DC, and he is planning to move to Florida, very.

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Home Prices Up Over 5 Percent Across The Country

Some Highlights: Across the country, home prices are up by 5.67%. Each state is appreciating at a different rate, however, which is important to realize if you plan on relocating to a different

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Serious About Home Buying Get PreApproved

In many markets across the country, the amount of buyers searching for their dream home greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home

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I am surrounded by beautiful homes, the area I am located, is less than mile from the  New fire station and New college, both of them will be completed in next few months, that will be

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Single Women Make Up 2nd Largest Home Buying Group

Whether they are young, single and no longer want to rent, or newly divorced, the amount of single women becoming homeowners greatly outnumbers single males (11%). A survey of recent home buyers

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10 Kitchen Window Treatment Ideas That Are Winners

Do you want more privacy or to spruce up your kitchen? Most of the homes in the Disney Area Market seem to have cheap blinds. So if you want to make your home stand out in a showing, you may

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Is Your First Home Within Your Grasp

There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they are married

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Orlando Number 3 UHaul Destination City

Although Houston maintained the top spot in the rankings for the seventh consecutive year, receiving more one-way U-Haul truck rentals in 2015 than any other destination, Chicago, Orlando, Austin

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June Is National Homeownership Month

Some Highlights:Paying rent is not a good investment, but owning is a great way to start building family wealth.Not only does homeownership allow you to provide your children with great education,

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A Possible Housing Meltdown These Experts Respectfully Disagree

We want to let you know that “rumors of a new market meltdown” are not based on any reputable data. As proof, we offer you the comments of the following experts who have a totally different view

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How Does Housing Help Build Family Wealth

As the economy continues to improve, more and more Americans are seeing their personal financial situations also improving. Instead of just getting by, many are now beginning to save and find other

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INFOGRAPHIC New And Existing Home Sales Rise

Some Highlights:Both New Home Sales and Existing Home Sales are up month-over-month and year-over-year.Inventory remains low which continues to drive home prices up as demand continues to

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Orlando Number 7 Of 10 Hottest Relocation Markets

Florida is clearly the top state for new moves, and not just for the blue-haired set. Three central Florida cities make the cut, largely due to unusually strong job creation. Another:

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Sell NOW Before Competition Hits The Market

This means that this is a great time to sell your home as supply is low and demand is high. However, things may be about to change… The fortuitous situation sellers see themselves in may soon

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Where Are Home Values Headed Over The Next 5 Years

Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists about where they believe prices are headed

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When Is It A Good Time To Rent

People often ask whether or not now is a good time to buy a home. No one ever asks when a good time to rent is. However, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a good

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Renting Vs Buying What Does It Really Cost INFOGRAPHIC

Some Highlights:The percentage of income needed to afford a median priced home is almost half the percentage of income needed to afford median rent.Buying costs are significantly less than renting

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Are Foreclosures Increasing Or Decreasing

Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the size of the foreclosure inventory in the nation. There has been some speculation that distressed property inventories are about to skyrocket.

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In A Sellers Market Is It Time To Downsize

A study by Edelman Berland reveals that 33% of homeowners who are contemplating selling their house in the near future are planning to scale down. Let’s look at a few reasons why this

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Sales Up In Nearly Every Price Range

Only those homes priced under $100,000 showed a decline (-4.6%). The decline in this price range points to the lower inventory of distressed properties available for sale and speaks to the strength

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14 Million Households Priced Out By Government Regulation

As Realtors we would like to help everyone that crosses our path to purchase the home of their dreams. Often it is not possible due to many factors. It's important to understand there are many

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To Keep Housing Affordable We Need More New Build Homes

Residential sales levels are constrained by a lack of new inventory. Home sales have been volatile on a month-to-month basis, but on average they’re almost exactly where they were last year: at an

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National Housing Market Snapshot Infographic

Some Highlights: Home sales are up 1.5% year-over-year and 5.1% month-over-month. Demand is still much higher than the available housing inventory which declined 2.2% from March 2015. This is

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Where Is Housing Headed For The Rest Of 2016

With the overall economy just inching along, some experts are questioning whether the housing market can continue its momentum throughout the rest of the year. People are beginning to ask questions

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A Buyer In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush

In today’s highly competitive seller’s market where there are more buyers than there are listings for them to purchase, some sellers may feel like the ball is in their court. These are all

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Mortgage Rates Remain Historically Low

The latest report from Freddie Mac shows that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.61% last week, slightly down from the week before (3.66%), and nearly 20 points lower than a year ago (3

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4 Reasons To Move Up To Your Dream Home This Spring

Spring is in full force; the summer months are right around the corner. If you are debating moving up to your dream home, here are four great reasons to consider listing your current home and moving

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Americans See Real Estate As Their Best Long Term Investment

Some Highlights: Real estate outranks stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, and bonds as the best long-term investment among Americans. Real estate is ranked as the best long-term

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There Is No Housing Bubble

 With home prices expected to appreciate by over 5% this year, some are beginning to worry about a new housing bubble forming. Warren Buffet addressed this issue last week in an article by

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Americans Say Real Estate Is Their Number 1 Long Term Investment

 The Gallup organization recently released a survey in which Americans were asked to rank what they considered to be the “best long term investment.” Real estate ranked number one, with 35%

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Housing Inventory Disappearing Around The Nation

The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, and the market demand. Inventory Levels & Demand Sales of existing homes rose 5.1% month-over-month in March and are 1.5% higher than

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Would You Take The Advice Of A Billionaire

"I still think buying a home is the best investment any individual can make."Paulson is the person who, back in 2005 & 2006, made a fortune betting that the subprime mortgage mess would cause the

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INFOGRAPHIC Investment Home Sales Rebound In 2015

Some Highlights:2015 marks the first year-over-year increase in investment home sales since 2011.62% of all investment homes purchased were single family homes.The South saw the highest percentage

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More Sales And Higher Prices For Investors

The National Association of Realtors recently released their 2016 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey. The survey revealed many characteristics of both vacation home purchasers and investors.

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Homes Continue To Sell Quickly Nationwide But Not Near Disney World

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Existing Home Sales Report, which revealed that homes were on the market for an average of 47 days in March. This is a

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You Do Not Need 20 Percent Down To Buy NOW

A survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is actually necessary to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The study

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In today’s market, where demand is outpacing supply in many regions of the country, pricing a house is one of the biggest challenges real estate professionals face. Sellers often want to price

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Key Takeaways from this Inman article are that pricing is both an art and a science, but sellers need to avoid the common mistakes that they often make. Sellers have a lot of decisions to make,

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Highlights of this great Infographic:11% of new homebuyers stated "energy efficient features" as the reason for their purchase.The most popular remodeling projects done for energy efficiency were

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Every House On The Market Has To Be Sold Twice

First, the home is marketed to the buyer and then to the bank if a mortgage is required. Of course in a rising market, the real value of a home can get out ahead of comparable properties. 

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The Market Needs Inventory

Have you any thoughts of selling?With the exchange rates between the US Dollar, Canadian Dollar and the British Sterling Pound being what they are, you may be able to repatriate  the

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Buying A Home Is WAY Less Expensive Than Renting

Trulia reports in their latest Rent vs. Buy analysis that homeownership is much cheaper than renting in the 100 largest metro areas around the United States.  From California being the lowest

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First Time Buyers Want To Skip The Starter Home

Last week, Bank of America released its first ever “Homebuyer Insights Report”. It is no surprise that people purchase homes for both financial and emotional reasons. You can see from the

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Why Are More People Not Planning Their Next Move

An article by Fannie Mae reveals evidence that a large number of homeowners are dramatically underestimating the equity they have in their current home. The report explains that: “Homeowners

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You Can Save For A Down Payment

 Or You May Qualify for a Zero Down Loan.In a study conducted by Builder.com, researchers determined that nationwide, it would take “nearly eight years” for a first-time buyer to save

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24 Percent Of Homes Purchased By Singles

Some Highlights:24% of all recent home buyers were single at the time of purchase.47% of single men cite the desire to own a home of their own as the primary reason to buy.18% of first-time

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Most Wealth Building Begins With Housing

How Housing Matters is a joint project of the Urban Land Institute and the MacArthur Foundation. It is “an online resource for the most rigorous research and practical information on how a,

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There are some renters that have not yet purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents

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Building A New Construction Home

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Hispanic Homeownership On The Rise

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Not just 'Housing Refugees' are moving to FloridaA rising number of Americans are heading to southern states, lured by a combination of warmer weather, affordable housing, lower taxes, and less

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MasterChef Season 8 Open Calls In Orlando

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The Original American Beach

The Original American BeachYou have to consider the Original American Beach (Daytona Beach) at some point in your family's vacation plans. But we recommend on your next vacation to base your

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Rents Are Rising So Are You Buying

Rents are rising, so are you buying?The National outlook for home affordability is looking tough. Take a look at what Trulia "Experts" are saying...America is experiencing a housing

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5 Steps To Downsizing

5 Steps to DownsizingMoving to Florida most often involves downsizing.  Zillow just published a great article outlining 5 steps to downsizing your life.Don’t let the thought of downsizing

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TOP VETERANS DISCOUNTS SAVE THOUSANDS IN FLORIDA

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Taxing Access To Internet Banned By Congress

Taxing Access to Internet Banned by CongressToday, nearly all of our homebuyers begin their search for a home online. Access to the internet is critical to be able to research communities,

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First Time Buyers Choose Orlando

First time buyers choose Orlando"More first time buyers are expected to enter the market in the new year, but which areas of the country will they likely be most attracted to? Money Source, a

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Beautiful 4 Bedroom 3 Bath Vacation Home In Wonderful Providence

Beautiful 4 bedroom 3 bath Vacation home in wonderful Providence! $352,050 Single Family

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Good afternoon to ever one. I am having a very good day, I hold everyone is having a very good one as.

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6073 Amberly Ter T13 Orlando FL 32822

This Orlando Condo located at 6073 Amberly Ter # T-13, Orlando, FL 32822 should be your next home! Pulling up to the Villa Marquis Condos you will notice how convenient your home will be to the

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I was encourage to start a blog, I am a Realtor I am with Exit Realty Champion I think it is a very good firm to work under, so if you looking  for your dream home let me.

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135 Ethan Ave Davenport FL 33897

Welcome Home to this Beautiful 3/2 in DavenportWelcome home to this beautiful three bedroom, two bathroom residence in a lovely subdivision only minutes from Downtown Disney. Conveniently located on

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Incredible Custom Built Colonial Style Residence For Sale In Reunion

7603 Excitement Dr, Reunion, FL 34747 $525,000Single Family Home 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Partial BathroomsInterior: 2,800 sqftIncredible Custom Built Georgia-Colonial Style Golf Course

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