General

Jan. 7, 2018

Is 2018 the Year to Buy? 3 Reasons Why!

Are Interest Rates going up?

This is always a question will the Feds be increasing the rate? Last year the 30-year mtg rate went above 4% it is predicted that the rate will reach 5% by the end of 2018.  How will this affect a buyer's monthly payment ...

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Nov. 11, 2017

Our Veterans and VA Loans

What is a VA Loan?

A VA loan is a type of mortgage, provided by a private lender. These loans are guaranteed by U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs These loans were created to offer American Veterans and their spouse long-term financing with some great benefits.
(shopping for a home ...

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Nov. 5, 2017

Vacation first then Buy that Seasonal Home!

Where to begin your research

I try to give real-life situations so that looking for a home becomes easier. Often buyers will vacation in an area before deciding to move there. This is a good way to know what the cost of living in that particular area is. You should ...

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Oct. 30, 2017

5 Mistakes that can be made when painting

Getting samples to test color

Often we get small samples of the color: Make sure you cover a big enough area so you can determine how the color is really going to look. 

Choosing the wrong shade

Recently I just sold a 2000 sq. ft. home. The interior was all ...

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Oct. 8, 2017

Governor Scott predicts aftermath of Maria

Declaring an Emergency

With so many people displaced from Hurricane Maria, Governor Scott is anticipating an influx of people from Puerto Rico into the state of Florida. Scott has an executive order in place to accommodate people that are relocating due to Hurricane Maria.  The State of Florida will do ...

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Oct. 1, 2017

Jensen Beach is a great place to retire!

Working towards our goals.

 

We go through life raising our families and working hard so that in the end we can reach our dreams and goals.  Where is your ideal place to retire to? What type of lifestyle do you think will suit you? 

 

Will Home ...

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Sept. 26, 2017

5 Things a buyer should not compromise on when buying a home

1. The layout of a home

It can be very costly to reconfigure the layout of a home. If there are not enough bedrooms or baths again converting a room or adding onto a home can get expensive. 

2. The School district

I am currently working with a single ...

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Sept. 22, 2017

A Little Real Estate History!

1950 after WWII

Many soldiers returning home tens of millions of babies born in
just the first few years. "The Baby Boom" Therefore the need for more housing.  This situation created jobs for many as the demand for housing was there. Private residential investment coming from new construction. 

Our ...

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April 15, 2017

Out of town buyers that are Referred

Nick & Kathy's journey to buy a home

Often we have clients referred to us that are from out of town. These particular buyers were from NY and they were looking to buy a home in the same neighborhood as their parents, as the parents were getting up in ...

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Feb. 21, 2017

Are we in a SELLERS MARKET?

How do you decide if it is the right time?

In my experience, there are a couple of things that make it the right time to sell your home. One would be that there are not a lot of other homes on the market that would compare to your home ...

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