Sue Rowe's Blog Posts

How To Keep Your Davenport Home In Good Condition

Home Maintenance Resolutions For 2020Homes need continuous maintenance to keep them in good condition. Plan to invest one to four percent of your home’s value in maintenance costs each year to

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Rent To Own Homes Lake Polk Osceola And Orange Counties

Rent To OwnLease Purchase or Lease Option are typically referred to as "Rent to Own" or "Lease to Own".  There is however a distinction between these home buying methods and

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Homes For Sale In 55 Plus Communities In Lakeland Florida

LAKELAND, FLORIDA - HOMES FOR SALE IN 55 PLUS COMMUNITIESLakeland is a city located in Polk County and sits between the cities of Orlando and Tampa.   If you are looking for a city

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This Positive News Will Get You That Home You Have Always Wanted In Davenport Florida

🌟The Year 2020 Brings Positive News That Will Get You That Home You’ve Always Wanted In Davenport, Florida - or any other city that you prefer🌟2020 Mortgage Rates are Predicted To

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Want To See The Most Expensive House In Saint Cloud Florida

If you are unfamiliar with Saint Cloud, Florida, here is a snapshot of the City of Saint Cloud. Saint Cloud is a City in Osceola County, Florida located on the Southern Shore of East Lake

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Guidelines To Assist For Sale By Owners

Reasons Why Homeowners Should Not  â€śFor Sale By Owner” 1. Online Strategy for Prospective Purchasers93% of buyers search online for a home. Do you have an internet strategy

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Buying A Home Is As Easy As Learning Your ABC

I imagine that if you’re embarking on buying a home you’re probably feeling quite overwhelmed!!  The buying process can however be a stress free and uncomplicated

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Relocating To Clermont Lake County Florida

(Source: BestPlaces)If you are like most people, when relocating to another State or from another country, you rely upon your Realtor® not only to show you homes that meet your criteria and

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Knowledge Is Power

Are These Myths Holding You Back From Buying Your Dream Home?• 20% Down PaymentYou’d be glad to hear that this is not correct.   Did you know that you could purchase your

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Fiesta Key Kissimmee Sneak Peak

3 Beds, 2 full baths, 1 half, bath.  1,762 sq. ft.  - $216,900 - St. Thomas ModelToday (November 14, 2019) was the Grand Opening of the New Model Townhomes.  Here's a sneak 

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What Is A Short Sale

Some Homeowners unfortunately can find themselves struggling to meet their monthly mortgage payments.  When Homeowners fall behind and can no longer meet their mortgage payment commitment,

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Relocating To Orlando Florida

People move to Florida for a number of reasons.  According to an article published in the Orlando Weekly by The News Service of Florida more than 300,000 new residents are

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Why Winter In Florida Is The Best Time To Sell Your House

The majority of Homeowners mistakenly believe that selling their house during the Spring/Summer months, is the best/only time of year to sell.  In fact, studies show that the best time to sell

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162 Minniehaha Cir Haines City Florida 33844

Decisions!!Decisions!! Decisions!!YouChoose Which Option Is Best For You!!✨OptionA: Short-Term Rental Investment!✨OptionB: Primary Residence!This 5bedroom/3 bathroom home definitely will not

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The Grove Resort And Spa Orlando Own Earn Enjoy

Excellent Real Estate Investment OpportunityOWN!   EARN!   ENJOY! The Luxurious 4-Star Grove Resort and Spa, Orlando is not just another Vacation Home ResortOWN!

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USDA LOANS

United States Department of Agriculture Loans/Rural Development Guaranteed Housing Loan Program - sometimes called a “Section 502” loanWhether buying a new construction, condo, town home,

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Considering Purchasing A Newly Constructed Home

I'm Your Certified New Home Co-Broker!!About 38% of people are undecided as to whether or not they would like to purchase a newly constructed home or a used home!!  Are you one 

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How To Get A Hefty Return When You Sell Your Home

TOP 4 RENOVATIONS THAT GIVE THE BEST RETURN ON INVESTMENT WHEN IT COMES TO SELLING YOUR HOUSEFindings Reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR)1. A New Roof -  It might cost

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Canadian Citizens To Spend Up To 8 Months A Year Vacationing In Florida

Florida Senators Introduce Canadian Snowbirds ActMarco Rubio and Rick Scott have introduced the Florida Senate Bill 2507 to increase Canadian snowbirds stay in the U.S. from 6 months to

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Home Value Appraisals No Longer Required

Appraisals will no longer be required on certain home sales of $400,000 and underThe Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

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Get Help With Your Down Payment

Did you know that Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) all across the country, provide financial assistance to home buyers who are ready to buy a home but need a little help with their down

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Tips To Spruce Up Your Home On A Shoestring Budget

How to Make Your Home Look Expensive on a BudgetHere are just a few ideas to update the look of your home without spending a lot to make it look luxurious!!Focal piecesLayer RugsUsing

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Waiting For House Prices To Fall In Davenport Before Purchasing A Home

What's the Probability of House Prices Being Lower in 2 Years?The current economic uncertainty sparked by a potential trade war, has resulted in some people waiting to make a home purchase in the

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Davenport Home Improvements Tax Deductible Or Not

Do you know if Home Improvements are Tax-Deductible?One of my clients had approached me to ask if I would represent them in the sale of their home.  However, before doing so, they told me

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Choosing A Real Estate Professional In Davenport

When choosing a Real Estate Professional to assist you with your Real Estate transaction, what do you look for in the individual? You'll no doubt will be looking for someone whom you can trust.

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Five Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Professional In Davenport

There are many reasons why you should consider hiring the services of a Real Estate Professional when buying or selling your home.  A Real Estate Agent is a trained professional and an;

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Thinking About Selling Your Home This Fall

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This FallWhen considering selling your home, there are a lot of factors that can come into play.  Maybe you need to sell your home because of a new career

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Property Taxes

Learn How Your Property Value Is AssessedLocal governments and school districts raise a large portion of the money that goes toward paying for education, emergency services, transportation

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Thinking About Using An IBuyer To Sell Your Home

Thinking about using an IBuyer to sell your home as opposed to a traditional Real Estate Brokerage?  You might want to read this article first by Keeping Current Matters.

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AGE IS BUT A NUMBER

AGE IS BUT A NUMBER!Whilst it can be a daunting prospect for seniors in our communities to think about, let alone buy or sell a house, it’s not uncommon for them to do so. According

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INFORMATION OVERLOAD WHEN CONSIDERING BUYING OR SELLING A HOUSE

FIVE STEP PROCESS TO FOLLOWWhat’s the first thing that comes into your mind when you’re looking to buy or sell a house?  I imagine that like many of you, the first thing you do is pick up

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Working Towards Achieving A Higher Credit Score

Working towards achieving a higher credit scoreWhen buying a house, we all know the importance of having a good credit score can make.  Having a good credit score can enable us to achieve

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House Prices Continue To Rise

EXPERTS PREDICT THAT HOUSE PRICES WILL CONTINUE TO RISE!!For existing homeowners, give yourself a "pat on the back"with the increase in house prices, this equates to an increase in the equity in

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Buying A Home In Davenport And Understanding Real Estate Jargon

Buying a home in DavenportCongratulations, you’ve decided that you want to buy a home!  Buying a home is one of the biggest lifechanging events for anyone whether you’re a first-time

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Consumers Are Feeling Good About The Real Estate Market

American Confidence In Housing At An All-Time HighFannie Mae just released the July edition of their Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). The HPSI takes information regarding

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Real Estate TV Shows

5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths ExplainedHave you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? We’ve all been there, watching entire

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With A Strong Appreciation Now Might Be The Time To Sell

Appreciation Is Strong: It Might Be Time To SellThere’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

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The Costly Mistake Of Not Buying Now

Millionaire To Millennials: The Costly Mistake Of Not Buying NowOn his personal website, self-made millionaire David Bach makes a striking statement: â€śNot prioritizing homeownership is

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Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Sell Your House

As a homeowner, it’s always tempting to dream about the next big project you’re going to tackle. The possibilities are endless. Should I renovate? Should I refinance? Should I stay? Should

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Why Now Is The Right Time To Buy A Home

3 Powerful Reasons to Buy a Home NowWhether 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

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Own Your Home And Put Your Money To Work For You

Rent Vs. Own [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Owning your own home vs. renting may lead to some great options, such as locking in your monthly payments and having the freedom to customize your

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How Minimum Credit Card Payments Are Calculated

Minimum Credit Card Payments: Breaking Down the NumbersTo avoid late fees and a possible increase in your credit card interest rate, make at least the minimum payment on your credit card bill each

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Should Sellers Arrange Their Own House Inspection Before Listing It

Should You Have Your House Inspected Before Putting It on the Market?If you’re planning to sell your house, you obviously don’t want to have a deal fall apart because a buyer’s inspection

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Short Sale Homes

Pros and Cons of Buying a House in a Short SaleWhen a property is advertised as a short sale, that means the owner owes more on the mortgage than the house is worth and the lender has decided to

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ZERO NADA ZILCH

Q.  How much equity over the years will you gain from paying your landlord's rent?  A. ZERO!  NADA!  ZILCH!  Okay, so now that I have your

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Buying A New Construction Home

As a buyer, you're probably looking for your perfect dream home.  This could be as an existing home or a new construction home.  If the attraction of buying a new construction

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Complimentary House Hunting Checklist

When searching for a new home, it can sometimes feel like a never ending long journey!!  It is especially so, for those house hunters that opt into the process of searching for a

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For Sale By Owners

5 Reasons You Shouldn't For Sale By Owner!Are you ready to list your home??  Are you going to engage the services of a professionally qualified expert Realtor - NO - well after you've read

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First Time Homebuyers And Renters

Buying a home is 35% Less expensive than renting!Calling all renters and first time homebuyers you will DEFINITELY  want to read this article by "Keeping Current Matters".  Click on

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Building A Credit History

Ever wondered how long it takes to build a credit history?  Check out this article from Realtor.Com.  https://www.realtor.com/advice/finance/how-long-does-it-take-to-build-credit

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Where There Is A Will There Is A Way

Three years ago, a friend had an accident.  She fell from the top of her stairs right down to the very bottom.  As a result of the accident, she severely damaged her

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What To Ask When Choosing A Lender

Now that you've decided to purchase a home, do you know what questions you need to ask a lender?  Click on the link for a useful list of questions that you should ask a lender

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Data Theft

According to Statista.com “in 2017, an estimated 1.66 billion people worldwide purchased goods online”.  I know I was included in that number!  How about you?So you’re

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Selling Or Buying A Home In Celebration Kissimmee Reunion Champions Gate Davenport

We've all heard the phrase "change is inevitable" and no matter how hard we try to  avoid change, it's going to happen sooner or later.   So if you're ready to embrace

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