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9 Tasks Every Florida Home Buyer Should Complete After Closing

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So you’ve crossed the finish line. Whether you have been searching for a new home for weeks, months, or years, you finally signed all the documents, initialed here, here, and here, and obtained the keys to your new place. Go ahead and take a breath. Acknowledge the moment. Then get prepared for your new place by completing these tasks. 1) …

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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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Should You Buy a Second Home in Florida? Answer These Questions to Find Out.

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Owning your home is a smart way to build equity and create more stability in your life. But what about buying a second home? Does it offer the same advantages for buyers? A second home can be a great way to put down roots in your favorite vacation spot or start a real estate investment portfolio. This is particularly attractive …

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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 …

Strengthen the Curb Appeal of Your South Florida House this Summer

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Does the front of your home look like it could be the setting of a Stephen King novel? If children rush past your yard while exchanging fearful whispers, it might be time to review your curb appeal. With summer coming soon, it’s a great opportunity to get your home ready for the market. Try these tips to ensure potential buyers …

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How to Tell If You’re Ready to Buy a Home in South Florida

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Buying your first home is a part of the American dream. It’s a rite of passage that marks a new stage in your life. But it’s also a huge purchase, often the largest single investment in your portfolio. How do you know when you’re ready to leave behind the world of rentals to join the homeowners club? It’s not about …

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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 the Fed’s March Rate Hike Affects Homeowners, Buyers, and Sellers

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After months of hinting, the Federal Reserve announced an increase in the benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percent in mid-March. The change in rates has not disturbed the stock market and mortgage lenders. As for the housing market, expectations are that mortgage rates will hit the 4.5 – 4.75% range by the end of the year. Here’s how …

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What You Should Know Before Buying a Rental Property in South Florida

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Investing in real estate is a tried and true method of building wealth, and buying a rental property can be an excellent way to create equity and cash flow. More fortunes have been created through real estate investment than any other method of wealth building. But before you jump into the hot rental market in South Florida, here are some …

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5 Tax Deductions Every Homeowner Should Look Into Before Filing

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For most of us (except for accountants) tax season isn’t a joyous occasion. However, sometimes there’s some good news for homeowners built into it. Check out these deductions to see if your home can minimize your bill from Uncle Sam. 1) Mortgage Interest The mortgage interest deduction is the most familiar perk for homeowners when it comes to filing your …