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6 Ways to Speed up Your House Hunt

When you think about moving into your dream home, it’s easy to picture a breezy home-buying scenario. But, in a seller’s market, finding your perfect home is no small task. You don’t want to waste the better parts of your Saturdays and Sundays roaming open houses only to find multiple dead ends. So, how do you manage your time wisely when it comes to house hunting? Here are a few tips to help make your home search as productive as possible: ...Continue Reading >

Should Your First House be a Starter Home or a Forever Home?

If you’re buying a home for the first time, you’re probably trying to decide between purchasing a smaller home to get into the market now or stretching your budget to get a forever home that you can stay in long-term. Everyone has different ideas of what a starter home is, but in general, a starter home is something you’d be happy living in for around five to seven years. Eventually though, you’ll outgrow this home. A forever home, on the other...Continue Reading >

How To Quickly Save for Your Dream Home

Whether you’re planning on moving to a better neighborhood or you’re buying a home for the first time, saving up for a new home is a big step. If you are looking to buy a house in the near future, it’s important to build up your savings. Down payments for homes can be large sums of money – so large in fact that it can set you back years if not saved or planned for properly. Most people think this means...Continue Reading >

Home Maintenance To-Do List Before You Sell Your Home

As a homeowner, you probably already know that keeping your home and property in tip-top shape requires dedication and ongoing maintenance. Just because you’re selling your home doesn’t mean you’re off the hook from routine maintenance tasks. A well-cared-for house simply shows better. Small things like broken doorbells and leaky faucets won’t make buyers jump to make an offer. Instead, it will make them wonder if there are bigger issues elsewhere on the property. Plus, keeping up with routine maintenance can...Continue Reading >

Not all Real Estate Contracts Are Created Equal: Here’s the Difference

Real estate transactions revolve around written agreements or contracts. There are essentially four major types of real estate contracts, and they each have their different uses and stipulations. As in any legal transaction, these contracts are necessary to execute the sale. Not all real estate contracts are created equal, so it’s important to know what you’re really signing. Here are the differences in the main types of real estate contracts: Purchase agreement As the most common type of real estate contract, a purchase agreement...Continue Reading >

5 Home-Selling Myths

There are so many unknowns before you put your house on the market: who will buy your house and for how much? How long will it take? Will I find a new home before I sell my current one? And while the internet can be a really fun place to search for answers to these questions and more - it can also be rife with bad, if not flat out wrong, information. We’re here to bust some of the real-estate myths that...Continue Reading >

What Factors Should You Consider When Deciding Which Neighborhood is Best for You?

The cliché phrase, “location, location, location,” has been used more times than we can count when talking about buying real estate. And yet, ask any realtor – this one rings true. When you’re looking for your dream home, one of the most significant decisions you’ll have to make is which location you prefer. Location affects the affordability, value, and quality of life of a given neighborhood. The way to choose the right location for you and your family’s needs requires some...Continue Reading >

State of the Market: Pinecrest

With large lots on quiet streets and good schools, it’s no surprise why so many families want to move to Pinecrest. It’s also no surprise that Pinecrest was ranked as the #1 (out of 324) best suburbs in Florida by Niche. Over the past two decades, we’ve helped hundreds of families buy and sell homes in Pinecrest and have seen why so many people love it first hand – and why the village has boomed. Pinecrest’s Market Today The average house in Pinecrest...Continue Reading >

How Home Improvement Projects Can Affect Your Property Value

Many, but not all, home improvement projects will increase the value of your home. The big question is if they will improve your property value by more than the cost of the project. Deciding which renovations actually help your property value instead of just draining your account is a numbers game. How much will you spend renovating to make sure your house meets a future buyer’s expectations and what will you get in return? Which improvements add value, and which ones...Continue Reading >

Preparing Your Home for Sale: What to Skip and Where to Spend

Once you make the decision to sell your home, the real work begins. Your realtor has to find the right marketing strategy for your home so that the buyers that are looking for exactly what you have can find it. For some properties, it’s easy. If a homeowner has been in their property in the Gables or Pinecrest for 40+ years without any renovations, their property will immediately be on the radar for any buyer looking at locations only and planning...Continue Reading >