Linda Sanders's Blog Posts

A REAL STEAL BALMORAL RESORT TOWNHOME IN THE DISNEY AREA FLORIDA

  Resort Style Living in this beautiful 2 story fully furnished townhouse on the private, gated  Balmoral community on Hwy 27 close to Legoland and easy access to the

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NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS FOR HOME BUYERS AND SELLERS

2019 has just closed its chapter, and 2020 and a new decade lies ahead.With it comes reflections of the past 12 months or even past decade of hopes, dreams, goals, and achievements, and

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SELLING YOUR HOME THE IRS MAY WANT A PIECE OF THE ACTION

Will I have to pay Capital Gains Tax on the sale of my property, especially if I'm not buying another property immediately?This is a question I get asked from time to time and the answer

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DAVENPORT HOME CLOSE TO THE MAGIC

Don't miss out  Linda Sanders, REALTOR (R) Helping you make the right

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RESORT STYLE LIVING IN DAVENPORT

Are you looking for a vacation home or a primary residence that gives you that resort-style of living?Then check out this 4 bedrrom/3 bathroom pool home on the Aviana gated

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THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN PRICING YOUR HOME

We all know purchasing a home is one of the largest investments you will make. As a primary residence, not only is it your home but hopefully, you will see a return on your investment when you

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NINE BEST PLACES TO HIDE IN FLORIDA IN THE EVENT OF A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

Photo: Lets Talk Zombies - Survival JoeWe've seen the movies and followed the TV shows .... so have you ever wondered where you could hide in Florida if there is a zombie apocalypse.My friends at

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ANOTHER SATISFIED BUYER JUST CLOSED ON THEIR FLORIDA KISSIMMEE DREAM HOME

Today at 3.15pm my buyers closed the transaction on the purchase of their Kissimmee, Florida dream home. It only took 4 weeks from finding the home to today's closing.If you looking for your own

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ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL CLOSING

On July 31, 2019, I closed the sale on this beautiful 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms pool home on the popular Calabay Parc community in Davenport - close to the Champions Gate area - so

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Key Considerations When Evaluating The Location For A Home Flip

My good friends at Harding Bell International, Inc have produced a very interesting article regarding the key considerations for home flipping - the link is below.  If you are considering

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TRANSFERRING MONEY ACROSS THE GLOBE DO YOU NEED AN IBAN

As the world becomes smaller and more people are investing in countries other than their own then the need increases for ways to legally move money from one country to another. Here is a

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Change In Florida Law You Can No Longer Text While Driving As Of July 1 2019

As of July 1st, 2019 Florida will be implementing it no texting while driving law so if you are moving to this Stae please make yourself aware of the do's and don'ts- click on the link before for

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IT IS JUNE 1 2019 AND HURRICANE SEASON IN FLORIDA HAS OFFICIAL STARTED ARE YOU PREPARED

So here were are at June 1, 2019 - the first official day of hurricane season for 2019 - and after 2+ active Hurricane seasons which started with Hurricanes Matthew and Hermine in 2016,

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A STEAL AT 239000

Beautiful 4 bedroom/3 bathroom pool home in Davenport on very popular communityGreat investment, Great LocationContact me now!Linda Sanders REALTOR(R)Helping you make the right!

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2019 EXIT Realty Florida Summit And Awards LINDA SANDERS Your Award Winning Agent

Here I am receiving my accolade on April 17, 2019, at the EXIT Realty Florida Summit and Awards Banquet at the Rosen Plaza Hotel.If you have a home you want to sell or buy, contact me now on -

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WHY SAVING 130K IS A VERY GOOD REASON YOU NEED A REALTOR

I see comments posted on social media by those who are not  a  REALTOR® " stating "why do I need one I can do this my self cheaper?"This may be so, but Florida  REALTORS® undertake

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LIVING A GREENER LIFESTYLE

Living greener isn't just about conserving nature, although this very important, it's also about saving money. So whether you are buying a new build or a fixer-upper you will want to take these

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Homestead Exemption Satellite Offices Coming To Your Neighborhood

If you are buying a home in Orange County and are looking to apply for your Homestead Exemption this link is for youhttps://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=wm#inbox

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BRITISH INVESTORS WHAT COULD BREXIT MEAN FOR YOU

Here is an 'infomercial' from my friends at MoneyCorp regarding possible affects  BREXIT may have on the GBP/USD currency exchange rate:...As Brexit deadline is approaching in the UK, I want to

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JUST LISTED Kissimmee Townhome On Trafalgar Village GREAT HOME GREAT INVESTMENT

 is agrThis lovely end of block townhome looking onto a pond and wide grassy expanse and trees and located on the lovely  Village Community Trafalgar community isturnkey ready and

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SANTA IS COMING WILL HE KNOW HOW TO FIND YOU

Christmas is coming and you've just moved home or you will just before Christmas Day - HOW WILL SANTA FIND YOU???!!!!FEAR NOT!!!!! NORAD's Santa telephone line and Santa Tracker are operating just

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OPEN HOUSES IN KISSIMMEE DAVENPORT CLERMONT AREAS

There a a number of open houses this weekend, give me a call on 407-287-2393 ... for informatioonhttps://linda.exitrealtych.com/index.php?quick=1&types[]=1&areas[]=city:Kissimmee&areas[]=city:St

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RENTING Versus BUYING What Is The Impact Of Paying Rent

 There are a number of reasons why people rent a home but long-term financial and tenancy security is NOT one of them.Landlords do sell their investment properties - ie your home ... so 

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SEVEN DIFFERENT WAYS TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE

There are many reasons why you may want to invest in real estate but you may not know what or possibly how to go about this or what makes for a good investment property. My good friends at Harding

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DID YOU JUST MISS OUT ON THIS KISSIMMEE POOL HOME

Were you looking for a great home in a great location in Kissimmee? In a gated community? Close to the attractions so a great vacation home but also close to the major highway for work so also

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TENANTS OF THE LATEST AIRBNB BRANDED COMPLEX IN NASHVILLE FEEL BLINDSIDED COULD THIS IMPACT KISSIMME

Does the above heading peak your curiosity?  It's the heading from a recent article     https://skift.com/2018/08/15/tenants-of-the-latest-airbnb-branded-complex-in-

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CLOSED TODAY BEAUTIFUL 5 BEDROOM HOME ON HIGHLANDS RESERVE IN DAVENPORT

So happy to advise that as from 12.15pm today - August 10th Kelly and Mario became the proud owners of a beautiful 5 bedroomed  home on a golfing community in Davenport and I want to thank them

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WINTER PARK FLORIDA Youll Love A Visit To This Small Town Market

 So you think Florida is just theme park attractions and tourism .... think again.  Florida's towns and traditions were here well before Disney 'discovered' the areaThis is a view of the

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BE CLOSE TO MICKEY BUT EVEN CLOSER TO GOLF YOUR FLORIDA PLACE IN THE SUN

Who doesn't love Mickey Mouse? But when you have an avid golfer in the family then finding the right balance to closeness to the attractions and golf courses is a very serious consideration ... and

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Lovely Pool Home In Kissimmee Just Waiting For Its New Owner Is It You

Great vacation pool home on gated community close to Hwy 192 and the attractions. Come and see me, you'll love me so make sure you are all set up and ready to buy. Pre-qualified buyers.

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IS EVERY HOME ABLE TO BE A VACATION RENTAL HOME

With the advent of all the online booking portals open to everyone for renting a vacation home it is VERY IMPORTANT for a buyer of an investment home - they want to rent out to

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THERE IS NO LONG AND WINDING ROAD THAT LEADS TO YOUR DOOR WITH THIS AGENT

To quote The Beatles "....The long and winding roadThat leads to your doorWill never disappearI've seen that road beforeIt always leads me hereLead me to you door ..."However, if you chose me

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188 CHAUCER AVE DAVENPORT JUST CLOSED SORRY IF YOU MISSED IT

This lovely short-term vacation home has just become the Florida retreat for the new owners who can now escape the cold and snow of the northern climes each winter and when they aren't using it will

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HOMEOWNERS ARE YOU READY FOR IMPACT OR HOW WILL NEW TAX LAWS AFFECT ME

Tax changes are going to impact most of us and not least of all those who own a home or are planning to buy one this year.Previously it was possible to deduct the interest you pay on any home loan

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HURRY HURRY HURRY KISSIMMEE VACATION HOME JUST LISTED DONT MISS OUT

DON'T MISS OUT ... Great investment,  Great location, Great vacation!!Very popular vacation home on a gated community. Ideally located close to the Disney area and the tourist areas

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OOPS I DID IT AGAIN LOOK AT WHAT YOU JUST MISSED

SOLD, CLOSED, GONE, JUST MISSED OUT!!!  - Listed in February and closed April 4 .... this beautiful 4 bedroom home on the High Grove gated community in Davenport.If you have a home to

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To Sell Or Not To Sell That Is The Question

You think you want to sell your home but the question is ... when? Although there are no hard and fast rules as to when is the right time, and the decision to sell is a very personal one, you may

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A STEAL AT UNDER 250K GREAT INVESTMENT

{mls: }Sunshine, mild winters, close to the 'Happiest Place on Earth'  with 1454 sq ft of fully air conditioned living area, come one, come all - this home is ready and waiting for.

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OWNING A FLORIDA HOME IS A GREAT ANTIDOTE TO THE WINTER BLUES

 Tired of shoveling snow? Need a break from icy sidewalks and roads? Then owning your own home in sunny Florida could be your answer,  It's not always easy to rent a vacation home for the

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WHO HAS THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH

Sick and tired of cold, icy, snowy weather? Looking for sunshine and the 'Happiest Place on Earth'? https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/06/disney-parks_n_4537100.html Then this is

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LOOK AT WHAT YOU ARE MISSING

This beautiful pool home on Calabay Parc at Tower Lake is a real steal ... are you going to miss out on this home?  Call me now 407-287-2393 or visit my website  http://linda

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WHAT TO DO WHEN SELLING A HOME WITH A TENANT IN PLACE

Listing a home for sale with a tenant in place comes with its own advantages and disadvantages.An advantage for the seller is the fact that a home that is already occupied can make the property

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A FEW IDEAS FOR GREENER LIVING FOR YOUR HOME

No, you don't have to turf your roof or discard the flushing toilet for a composting toilet to go green, but you can take these ideas into consideration if you want a greener life style as it isn't

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FINDING A RENTAL HOME WHICH ACCEPTS A LARGE DOG CAN BE CHALLENGING

Finding an affordable and comfortable apartment can be an incredibly time-consuming process. Add a large dog to the mix, and it’s next to impossible, even if the dog is well behaved. Also  

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CANADIAN SNOWBIRDS MAY BE ABLE TO EXTEND THEIR USA VISIT

Canadians who own or rent a home in the USA may soon find they can stay for a longer time as outlined in the .....Canadian Snowbird Visa ActThis bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to

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CHANGES TO IRS REGULATIONS FOR FOREIGN INVESTORS

Thanks to my friends at Harding Bell International, Inc for the following update.New Filing Requirements for Foreign-Owned Disregarded EntitiesThe Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service

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4 Bedroom Home In Haines City Florida This Could Have Been Yours

This lovely single storey home on the  Mediterranean inspired community of Villa Sorrento on the Davenport/Polk County border, close to Interstate 4 and the attractions has sold within just a

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COULD THIS BE THE LOCATION FOR YOUR FLORIDA GULF COAST DREAM HOME

Ever wanted to build your own dream home?  Have you ever wanted your home to be on the Gulf Coast of Florida?  Did you think the land would be too expensive? Well think again, I have

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LOOK AT WHAT YOU HAVE MISSED FOR 240K

This BEAUTIFUL 5 bedroom/3 bathroom pool home on a  gated community on the Davenport/Haines City border in Florida with a view of the lake could have been yours for $240,000. However I closed

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HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM YOUR FUTURE PERMANENT OR RETIREMENT HOME

Central Florida is still a prime location for those relocating from other States or you may be a Floridian but looking to move into the Central Florida area at some time either to relocate or.

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Remodelling Your Bathroom New Trends

You may be thinking about remodelling your bathroom ready to list your home for sale so here are a few hints and tips to consider.It was apparent a few years back that home design professionals

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BUYING A HOME RESALE VERSUS NEW BUILD AND THE INCENTIVES OFFERED BY BUILDERS

So you are ready to buy a home ... may be it's your first home or may be you are upsizing or downsizing. Whatever the reason the question is "do I buy a newly constructed home or a resale?"

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DONT MISS OUT ON THIS BEAUTIFUL 5 BEDROOM 2 STORY HOME ON CALABAY PARC AT TOWER LAKE

Are you looking for a beautiful home on a gated community, close to schools, shopping, restaurants, the I-4 and Champions Gate area and easy access to the attractions & golf? Then look no further

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Should A Non Resident US Property Owner Report Rental Income To Their Home Country Tax Authority

Here are a couple of interesting comments from my friends at Harding Bell International IncShould A Non Resident US Property Owner Report Rental Income To Their Home Country Tax AuthorityMany

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WHICH BREED OF DOG CAN JACK UP YOUR INSURANCE

So Christmas is over and the New Year has arrived and Santa brought a new member to your family .... A PUPPY!!! ...  Now comes the rub .. You love your dog, but your home insurance carrier

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GOING GOING GONE BEAUTIFUL 5 BEDROOM POOL HOME ON CALABAY PARC AT TOWER LAKE

If you were hoping to buy this lovely 5 bedroom pool home on Calabay Parc at Tower Lake ,.... you're too late ...it's just been sold!!  If you are still looking for your first or next home or

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DONT MISS OUT ON THIS LOVELY 3 BEDROOM POOL HOME

Who wouldn't want to own this lovely 3 bedroom/2 bathroom pool home attractively priced at $190,000? Close to Champions Gate area and also zoned for Four Corners Charter School. A great

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SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER THIS LOVELY HIGHLANDS RESERVE FLORIDA HOME

I listed and had a firm offer on this lovely 4 bedroom/2 bathroom Florida home in less than 3 weeks after listing.  If you are looking to sell or buy  your little piece of

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CREATE AN INDOOR PLAYROOM FOR YOUR DOG

Following on from my previous blog about how to move home with your dog we are now going to look at creating an indoor play area. This is especially good if living in hot climates such as Florida

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AVOID BEING IN THE DOG HOUSE WHEN MOVING HOME WITH A DOG

Moving can be traumatic for your dog, as you cannot explain to them they are going  a strange new home. If you throw moving to another state by car into the mix, you’ve got a whole new

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Brexit What Could This Mean For The Orlando Housing Market

Brexit : What could this mean for the Orlando housing market?.... At the end of June 2016 the citizens of the UK voted to leave the European Union after decades of membership .... there were

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Buying Your Orlando Vacation Home Points You Did Not Know You Needed To Know

Are you thinking about buying a second home in Orlando? Many visitors from Canada and the United Kingdom, Europe, South America and China come to Central Florida year after year for a vacation,

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Home Ownership Tips To Make Your Dream A Reality

Part of the American Dream is owning a home of your own, but the long recession we have experienced and restrictions on income, debt and credit have made this Dream harder to attain. Although

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TIPS AND TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE A TIDY HOME AN EASIER AND QUICKER CHORE

If you are thinking of selling your home and worry about keeping it looking good for any last minute viewings then you might find these tips useful.Add technology - as we are all using

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Tax Scams And Mistakes Repairing Credit Homeowner Legal Tips

As we are are all filing our taxes it is worth noting tax scam and mistakesAs we all know a poor credit rating impacts on everyday life in many waysHomeowners face a multitude of legal issuesThanks

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SNOWBIRDS INVESTING IN A HOME FROM HOME

Many residents of the  northern USA states, Canada and Europe spend many weeks 'Snowbirding' in Orlando  and the surrounding areas during the winter months , looking for respite from

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Florida Vacation Home Closings From February 14 2016 IRS Changes To FIRPTA Withholding Rate

If you are  a foreign investor closing on your Florida Vacation home purchase/sale from February 14, 2016 then click on the link below to review the changes the IRS are making to the

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PET FRIENDLY ORLANDO RENTAL PROPERTIES THE PROS AND CONS

There are just as many reasons to offer pet friendly accommodation as there are not to.  An advantage to being pet friendly is it opens the property up to a wider pool of renters and thus more

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THE RIGHT HOME FOR EACH PHASE OF YOUR LIFE

Just as the seasons change throughout the year so do your home needs change throughout your life.Although the home you currently live in may be right for this particular period of your life

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ROVER AND TIDDLES NEED A FRIENDLY HOME ENVIRONMENT TOO

Did you know that nearly two out of three Americans own a pet with many pets are looked upon as a member of the family?  It is important  therefore that your home is a friendly

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Oct 8 2015 Pool Direction

Hi Everyone!,Today I want to talk about pools in relation to the sun.Sun exposure is important in different ways to different people.A lot of northerners (from North America or Canada) come down for

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Check Neighborhood Before Buying Your Home

You've seen a home online and fallen in love with it and best of all it's in your price range ..... but that is not enough ... you need to love the neighborhood too. You don't just buy a home you

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Erika Did Not Hit Us But What About Fred

Well Florida is in the midst of hurricane season and so far it's been pretty quiet - thank goodness. As Florida has not experienced a hurricane in 8+ years that doesn't mean we can be .

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Sep 1 2015 Most Popular Questions

One of the most common questions Realtors get asked is...What is the best neighborhood/area to live in?As Realtors we are not legally allowed to "steer" you to a specific area. What I would consider

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau The New Kid On The Block

The real estate 'bust' of 2008 as we know had a huge impact  on the housing/real estate market  and in its wake the Dodd-Frank Act was passed  http://www.investopedia.com/terms/d

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MICKEY MOUSE AND BART SIMPSON ARE MY NEIGHBORS

How Many people can say that? Is it you? Would you like it to be you?In my previous Blog "This is the Home for Me:" I outlined the 6 main points you needed to consider when looking for your dream

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Aug 1 2015 Hurricane Season

Hi Everyone!Today I want to touch on Hurricane season in Florida regarding the purchase of homes. It runs from June to November. When buying a house in Florida the sale can be delayed because

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THIS IS THE HOME FOR ME

So you think you've found the house of your dreams online but when you arrive to view it is has fatal flaws, such as major structural faults; it's in an area prone to sink holes or flooding;

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PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR SALE

Once you've made the decision to sell your home then there are a few steps you need to take to help with the sale1) Disassociate yourself from your home - quite literally say goodbye to your rooms

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Jun 10 2015 11747

There’s always One. You know the One.  Louder than most, faster car, newer truck, bigger pool, cuter kids, handsome as can be; there’s always One in Crowd and I’m glad to say I like

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There Is Always ONE

You know the One.  Louder than most, faster car, newer truck, bigger pool, cuter kids, handsome as can be; there’s always One in Crowd and I’m glad to say I like those men and women.;

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Jun 6 2015 Patience And Commitment

Patience...you want a home yesterday? Homes are sold and new ones come on the market every day. Lost one you like?...another one similar will come on the market very soon. Don't panic!My wife

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KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF MY MONEY

If you sold your property during 2011 and had FIRPTA withholding applied you only have until June 15th 2015 to file for a refund of overpaid withholding.  Many nonresident

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YOUR BEST FRIEND HAS 4 COOL TIPS FOR THE SUMMER

Spring and Summer are traditionally the 'hot' seasons for home sales so here are 4 cool tips for buyers and sellers from their 'best friend'1) Don't go it alone - find a friend! Your

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May 12 2015 Mortgages

Hello All,Today I want to talk a little about mortgages.There are many different mortgages you can get through brokers and banks. The interest rates and loan types vary in details.

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May 4 2015 11772 1

If you were not aware but families flying out of the UK from May 1, 2015 are now exempt from air tax for children under the age of 12 flying economy and this will be extended to under 16's by 2016.

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What Are We Signing

In our computer, cell phone, Facebook, twitter, texting world, shouldn't buying a home be the last place that is rushed?  I mean it is usually the largest amount of debt you will ever willingly

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May 1 2015 Know Your Credit Score

Hello!,A lot of us have had credit problems in the past or are currently having problems.It can happen because someone stole your identity and ran up credit card charges, or you ran into bad luck or

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THE COSTA DEL SOL IS DEAD

Having recently watched a documentary about how hard the Costa del Sol has been hit by the recession with whole communities of half completed apartments or villas, slowly tumbling into disrepair,

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