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February 11, 2020

Top Repairs to Make Before Selling Your Florida Home

Getting your house ready for the market can be a months-in-the-making process. How much you choose to do and don’t do is ultimately up to you, but it’s important to consider how the repairs you make align with your goals, the current market demands, and the buyers you’re targeting, among others. If you’re considering selling your Florida home, I recommend talking with a realtor at least six months in advance in order to discuss these and other important steps that will best ready you and your property for the sale. Among the biggest first steps to take to prepare your home for sale? Making important aesthetic and safety repairs. By being smart with your repairs (paired with successful staging of […]
February 4, 2020

What to Know About Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time

Despite how common it is, buying and selling a home at the same time is always a juggling act for those in the throes of doing it themselves. Aside from navigating the logistics of moving and attempting to time it right from a convenience perspective, you’re also stuck with the possibility of having to pay two mortgages at once if the purchase and sale don’t align. While it all can feel overwhelming, there are some easy steps you can take to minimize risk and feel confident each step of the way. Here are some things to keep in mind when buying and selling a house at the same time: Understand the current Florida housing market – As market trends shift, […]
January 28, 2020

Pro Tips for Selling Your Home When You Have Kids

Anyone who’s sold a house knows just how stressful the process can be. From prepping and staging your home to juggling your schedule around showings, work, school, and all of your other daily responsibilities, selling a home requires full-on effort. Add kids to the mix, and well, the undertaking can seem almost insurmountable. But, rest easy. For parents selling a home with little members in the house, here are some simple tips that can help you navigate this major life transition. Here are a few places to start: Get your kids involved – It’s important that your kids, no matter how young they are, know that you will be selling your home and what exactly that means. Keep them in […]
January 21, 2020

Pinecrest: Featured Listings

Frequently recognized as one of the most beautiful residential areas in South Florida, the Village of Pinecrest maintains a convenient location just 20 minutes away from downtown Miami and Miami International Airport. It’s known for its fantastic schools and beautiful natural surroundings. If you’re interested in seeing what Pinecrest has to offer, check out several of these featured listings. Then, give me a call at 305-329-7744 to schedule a tour or learn more. Featured listings in Pinecrest 5800 SW 104th St – This exclusively gated home is situated on an acre estate in North Pinecrest. Its striking entrance welcomes you with a grand paver driveway, lush foliage, and a spectacular cascading fountain. Inside, this 5-bedroom, 3.5 bath home features marble […]
January 14, 2020

Home Features Florida Buyers Want Most in 2020

It’s a New Year and that means a new look at what Florida home buyers have their eyes most keenly attentive to in 2020. A big theme continues to revolve around energy efficiencies and improving a home’s sustainability, but additional features designed to make life and organization easier are also popping up on home buyers’ wish lists. Let’s take a look at some of the most common features Florida home buyers are looking for in the coming year. Impact windows and doors – Not only are these hurricane-resistant windows and doors practical from a storm-preparation perspective, they’re also aesthetically pleasing and incredibly efficient at controlling the indoor temperature while still letting in natural light. Even better, they can help homeowners […]
January 7, 2020

3 Reasons Why You Should Interview Multiple Realtors

For most things in life, it pays to shop around. When it comes to hiring a real estate agent, however, most people forget this simple advice, and that can be a mistake. Hiring the right agent can make all the difference in how smoothly your buying and selling process goes. It’s important to remember that the agent who was right for your coworker or cousin may not be right for you. Here are three more reasons why you should always shop around before, well, shopping around for a house. 1) Expertise to match your needs and goals – Referrals are great, but if the realtor your coworker used specializes in a neighborhood or property type that is not at all […]
December 24, 2019

Things to Consider Before Buying a Vacation Home in Florida

While some things seem like a no-brainer (warm sunshine in the middle of winter? Yes, please!), other considerations make buying a vacation home in Florida a bit more challenging. If you find yourself one winter closer to taking the plunge on a Florida vacation home, make sure you’ve thought through these important things and then get in touch with us. We’re experts in the market and will help guide you through decisions you may not have known you even needed to make. Location, location, location Commuting to work may not be a factor, but location is likely still one of your top priorities – and it should be, not only for resale potential, but also for its amenities, safety, and […]
December 17, 2019

Featured Listings in Palmetto Bay

An impressive community well-known for its fabulous parks, amazing schools, expansive recreation opportunities, and preservation of the natural environment, Palmetto Bay is a top choice when it comes to family-friendly neighborhoods in South Florida. Its location just south of downtown Miami makes it pretty unbeatable, too. If you’re interested in the “Village of Parks,” check out several of these featured listings. Then, give me a call at 305-329-7744 to schedule a tour or learn more. 5860 Paradise Point Drive -This 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath home is charming from top to bottom. As a three-story home, it offers remarkable water and treetop views and is just a short boat ride from Biscayne Bay. Located in the gated community of Paradise point, the home […]
December 10, 2019

What to Look For on the Seller Disclosure Form

The seller’s disclosure form is among the most important documents you will evaluate when buying a home. Why? It gives you a glimpse into the history of the home in a way that touring a property simply cannot give you. And that history could be the difference between landing a home you can happily say “yes” to and one that is doomed to be a money pit. What is a seller disclosure form? Typical disclosure reports contain information about the features and history of the home’s internal and external structures, including appliances, roofing and foundation, environmental hazards, zoning regulations, and more. The owners are responsible for truthfully disclosing any information they personally know about, but they are not expected to […]