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Posted on 05/31/2020
Purchasing Tips For Long-Distance Transactions
Image by June Hanabi from Pixabay Buying a home is never easy, but it can be especially challenging if you're making your purchase from a remote location, like when you're buying a vacation home. If you're purchasing a second home or a vacation property in the next few months, these tips can help you through the process. By...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Short-Notice Showing: How to Get Ready
Photo by Sussi Hj via Shutterstock Your home is on the market, but you still live there. Now your agent called to see if a potential buyer can look at it in an hour. What do you do? You Don’t Need to Panic Instead of holding your head in despair, grab some tools, and clean the most visible...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Do This Before You Hire a Real Estate Agent
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay Whether you’re buying a house or selling a home, the smartest move you can make is to hire a real estate agent to represent your interests. But before you do, take these important steps so you can be best prepared for the next stages. Have An Idea Of What Kind Of House You...
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Posted on 05/14/2020
Protect Your Windows During a Windstorm
Photo by OpenClipart-Vectors via Pixabay The windows in your home not only supply security while allowing fresh air and natural light to filter in, but they are also essential to keeping energy costs down and they contribute to the overall value of your home. During a windstorm, here are some ways you can protect your entire home as...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Zillow to High Tech: Room to Grow on Silicon Prairie
Photo by Startup Stock Photos from Pexels “Go West, young man” is a phrase that first appeared in an Indiana newspaper in 1851 and was popularized 14 years later by New York journalist Horace Greeley. He was encouraging development of America. Now nationwide real estate market analyst Zillow is exhorting high tech businesses to move inland for more...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Drawbacks of Financing Your Mortgage through a Credit Union
Image by Burst from Pexels Buying a home is an exciting time. As you start to comb through listings and decide you’re ready to take the plunge to purchase, you’ll want to pursue getting pre-approved for a mortgage. This way, you'll know how much you're approved for and can shop for homes within your price range. Additionally, having...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
House Hacking: The Most Beginner-Friendly Way to Dip Your Toe in Real Estate?
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay For some, house hacking is the key to getting started in real estate; for others, it's just a smart way to build cash flow into an otherwise uncooperative rental market. Wondering how to get your foot in the door? Here's what you need to know. What is House Hacking? The term "house hacking"...
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Posted on 04/25/2020
Another Property Sold - 1004 Beecher Street, Leesburg, FL 34748
New lower price! Investors!! First time home buyers!! Great opportunity to own this income producing home. Same tenants for 4 yeas. Renovations were done a few years ago. Block house with fence. Living and dining area with large master bedroom and inside utility room. Includes screened back porch. Priced for quick sale. Highly motivated...
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Posted on 04/23/2020
Recipes: Healthy & Simple Chicken Dishes
Photo by Mark DeYoung on Unsplash Chicken is a great source of protein and other nutrients, and you can make it even healthier with the right recipes. Instead of having fried chicken, for example, make grilled or baked chicken with some healthy ingredients added to it. If you’re looking for simple ways to prepare a chicken dinner, keep...
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Posted on 04/21/2020
1148 Ramble Avenue, Deltona, FL 32725 now has a new price of $125,000!
Just reduced! Investors Special! 3 bedroom home in Deltona. House was remodeled a few years ago and has a tenant in place on month to month. Easy access to I4 which takes you to Daytona Beach to the east and Disney/Universal to the...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
Advice: Listen to Your Agent when Staging Your Home
Photo by John Wollwerth via Shutterstock No matter how well-intentioned, when it’s time to sell your home taking the advice of friends and family while disregarding the advice of your agent is a recipe for slowing down your home’s sale. Your professional agent knows the current market and what buyers look for. In fact, they may even have...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
3 Home Projects You Should Never DIY
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Tackling projects around the house allows you to boost your skills, saves you money and ensures your home stays in peak condition -- usually. While DIY projects can be safe, successful and rewarding, there are some instances where you're better off leaving the work to a pro. From jobs that are dangerous...
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