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Look for These 6 Red Flags when Buying a Home in South Florida

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It’s easy to fall for a property at first site. But sometimes your first impression can cause you to overlook the signs that warn you, “Slow down. Danger ahead.” Whether you are looking at a home for the first time of reviewing the inspection report on a property you’ve made an offer on, pay attention to the following red flags …

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How to Get the Best Offer for Your Pet-Friendly Condo

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Do you remember the headache of searching for a pet-friendly, luxury condo? Congratulations. It’s time for the payoff. While it was probably a frustrating journey to find the perfect place for you and your four-legged family members, now that you’re selling, you’re actually at an advantage. All the obstacles you found as a buyer will now help bring top dollar …

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Don’t Be Surprised by Closing Costs when Buying a Home in South Florida

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Do you know how much your home purchase is really going to cost you? Hopefully, you have already done some calculations to figure out what price range is within your budget. But you don’t want to forget to about the cash you’ll need up upfront to secure your new purchase. Closing costs vary from state to state, and depending on …

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Keep Your Cool (And Save Money) with these 6 Energy Efficient Upgrades

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We’re blessed with excellent weather in South Florida. Warm winters and relatively cool summers allow us to go the whole year without fretting over energy costs. But energy efficiency should be a top priority for any homeowner. There’s no need to throw money out the window when you can caulk that window and save the cash for something more exciting …

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7 Summer House Maintenance Ideas

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Cleaning is a time to tidy up and revitalize your home’s interior. But homeowners have an extra responsibility when it comes to home maintenance. By following a few simple steps this summer, you can help preserve your investment whether you are planning to sell soon or live in your home for years to come. 1) Test and maintain your HVAC …

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How South Florida House Hunters Can Prepare for the Spring Season

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While South Florida’s real estate market doesn’t have to worry about a cold snap keeping buyers indoors, we still have cycles. And spring is a busy season for buyers and sellers. With interest rates expected to rise multiple times this year, we expect this spring and summer to be particularly frenzied as buyers try to save money on financing. So …

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5 Simple Steps to Make Home Sales Easier in South Florida

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Selling your home can feel like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. There are many ways make sure you get the best price for your property without running into hassles and headaches. Here are 5 simple steps to take to avoid unnecessary stress during the home sales process. 1) Hire a dependable, experienced real estate agent Choosing …

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Why Rising Interest Rates Could Lower Home Values

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The last couple of years have been great for the Florida real estate market. Homeowners have seen huge gains in property values, with many areas experiencing double-digit increases. But is this growth sustainable? If not, how much longer will it last? Some industry experts suggest that home value appreciation may slow down in the near future. Other forecasters say we …

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Are We in Another Housing Bubble?

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Home values are on the rise in nearly every corner of the United States, and that is certainly true here in Florida. At the end of September, the median single-family home in the state had jumped in price by 12.5% – increasing from $199,900 to $224,900 – over the course of the twelve months prior. This means that the typical …

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Buying a Home in the Fall/Winter: What You Need to Know

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Year after year, real estate experiences a seasonal slowdown during the fall and winter months.This trend definitely affects colder, northern and mid-western climates to a much greater extent than it does temperate South Florida. Nonetheless, you can still expect chillier weather to have a cooling effect on the local housing markets. With that information safely filed away, there is still …