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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 Choose the Best Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Florida Home

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You’ve decided to sell your home. That’s the first big decision in the process. The next is to choose a real estate agent you can trust. If you used an agent when buying your home (assuming it was a wonderful experience), check to see if they also work with sellers. If not, you’ll want to make sure you find an …

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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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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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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 …

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5 Reasons to Sell Your Boca Raton Home this Summer

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When is the best time to sell in Florida? Like many real estate markets, South Florida has seasons with particular characteristics. While spring is usually the busiest and most desirable time to sell, that doesn’t mean it’s the only opportunity to get a good offer. Summer has some challenges, like potential buyers heading out of town for vacation. Still, it …

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Are You Ready for the 2017 Hurricane Season in Florida?

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Believe it or not, it’s that time again: hurricane season. While it’s easy to grow complacent in the calmer seasons of winter and spring, Florida residents, especially those of us near the coast, should be diligent once the new season of storms hits us. Whether you are a seasoned hurricane veteran or this is your first year to experience a …

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What You Should Know About Your HOA Before You Buy

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For many home purchases in South Florida, you will be joining the Homeowners’ Association (HOA) or Condominium Owners’ Association (COA). Unlike most groups, you will join this club whether you like it or not. This doesn’t have to be a bad thing, though. While the HOA board probably won’t be your best friend, they don’t have to be your enemy …