Homeowner Tips

November 10, 2020

Looking to Rent Out Your Home? Tips for Setting Up a Rental Property.

The choice to rent out your home is a personal one that involves assessing your comfort level for risk, responsibility, and potential mishaps along the way. But there are also many rewards to consider, especially in terms of the financial gains you could stand to earn. If you’ve decided to rent out your home, here are some important things to know as you set up your rental property. Determine how much you will charge for rent – The market will dictate what you can realistically expect to earn in rent from tenants. To determine your rate, check comparable listings in the neighborhood or talk to a realtor. If your home will be used more frequently for short-term rentals rather than […]
July 28, 2020

It’s Here: Last-Minute Hurricane Season Prep for Your Home

Whether we like it or not, storm season is upon us. And while 2020 has certainly given us plenty to manage already, hurricanes are simply not something we can ignore. If you haven’t already, be sure to read our post on how to prepare for hurricane season in the midst of a pandemic, then hop to it on these other last-minute preparation steps you should be taking to ready your home and family for what’s to come. Prepping Your Property for Storm Season Take to the roof and gutters – Now is the time to ensure that leaves and debris are out of your gutters and that rain can flow freely out and away from your property. If you see […]
July 14, 2020

5 Important Things to Do After You Move

Congratulations! You’re a new homeowner! You’ve made it through a stressful process filled with decisions, paperwork, and emotional ups and downs. You can finally put your feet up and relax in the comfort of your new space, but before you get too comfortable in your chair, make sure to take care of these important steps, too: 1. Change your address and set up your utilities and services – Contact the postal service to change your address. It’s easy to do online via the USPS website. You’ll also want to get in touch with your utility providers to ensure that you have electricity, air, and other utility services in order to fully function in your new home. This may also include […]
March 3, 2020

The Best Home Projects for Spring in South Florida

Even though our temperatures are relatively mild all year long, there’s always something refreshing about spring and the opportunities it brings to freshen up our homes. The heavy heat of summer hasn’t yet set in, which makes working on outdoor projects a lot more comfortable. So, take advantage of spring by forging ahead on some of these indoor and outdoor projects – and it never hurts to start early on some hurricane preparation either! Take it outside Spring is a great time to spruce up your landscaping, and you’ll boost your curb appeal to boot. Trim trees, shrubs, and bushes. Evaluate your ground cover and consider replacing any loose gravel with another material like bark, which is less damaging on […]
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 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 […]
December 3, 2019

Why Palmetto Bay Might Be Perfect For Your Next Home

“The Village of Parks” is aptly named given its commitment to preserving the natural environment, its numerous parks, and expansive recreation opportunities for residents. What’s more – its easy access across the county mean you can enjoy all the perks the big city has to offer while still embracing the small community charm (which of course has its own list of perks!). Here are a few reasons why we think house-hunting in Palmetto Bay is always a good choice: Top-notch schools – Palmetto Bay’s public and private schools are top-rated and offer superior educational opportunities for children from preschool on up through high school. Active parks & recreation department – You’ll never be bored in Palmetto Bay. With numerous planned […]