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Posted on 09/23/2020
Should Selling a Florida Luxury Residence Be a Top Priority?
If you own a luxury home in Jacksonville, Miami or anywhere else in Florida, now may be a great time to add your residence to the local housing market. In fact, there are many reasons to make selling your Sunshine State luxury home a top priority. These reasons include: 1. You could earn a significant profit from your home...
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Posted on 09/22/2020
Launch a Florida Luxury Home Search Today
Ready to pursue a luxury home in Fort Lauderdale, Tampa Bay or elsewhere in Florida? Launch a Sunshine State luxury house search today, and you may be able to discover your ideal residence in the foreseeable future. Ultimately, conducting a successful Florida luxury house search can be simple. Let's take a look at three tips to help you start...
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Posted on 09/22/2020
Can a Buyer Cancel a Real Estate Contract in Florida?
Image by Catkin from Pixabay While many real estate transactions go off without any significant hitches, there is a possibility a buyer might cancel a contract. In the State of Florida, specific conditions must exist for a buyer to be able to remove their contractual obligation. ‘AS IS’ Sales A buyer who purchases a property “AS IS” has...
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Posted on 09/22/2020
House Hunting Tips For Florida Home Buyers
While there are a lot of variables to consider when searching for a Florida beach house, it's reassuring to know that the experience of living on the beach will most likely meet or exceed your expectations! More often than not, beach living IS everything it's cracked up to be! It's generally a goal that's well worth pursuing. Naturally, you...
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Posted on 09/22/2020
Selling: Should You Sell Your Own Home?
Photo by Paul Velgos via Shutterstock If you’ve never sold a home, you might not understand the complexities of what your agent provides for you. You could be tempted to sell your home on your own. After all, with the availability of the Internet, how hard could it be? According to most research, FSBO (For Sale by Owner)...
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Posted on 09/22/2020
24 Questions to Ask a Real Estate Agent Worth Your Time
Selling a home is one of the largest transactions people will undertake in their lifetime. So, why do 75% of sellers contact only one real estate agent? Homeowners may think real estate agents are all the same, or that they will only spend a couple weeks with the person, so it doesn’t matter — but when you’re bringing...
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Posted on 09/22/2020
8 Essential Design Books Every Interiors Lover Should Read
No design library is complete without these inspirational and educational books on design By Heather Corcoran August 14, 2020 Whether you’re looking to brush up on the basic principles of good design or seeking some eye-candy inspiration, it’s always a good idea to stock up on design books. These classic tomes offer an aesthetic foundation for any interior...
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Posted on 09/21/2020
What Not to Do When Decorating with Gray
3 designers share the dos and don'ts of using the neutral tone By Hadley Keller There’s been a sea change in the design world over the last few years when it comes to neutrals. Taupes, khakis, and other forms of beige have fallen to the wayside in favor of a new favorite tone: gray. With the calmness of...
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Posted on 09/21/2020
Florida's 2020 Trends Predict Growth
Image by Nattanan Kanchanaprat from Pixabay Florida is usually in the limelight, nationally and internationally, when it comes to real estate investors and those wanting a place in the sun. Whether you're an investor or a homebuyer interested in the Sunshine state, there are several factors that affected the 2020 market. Trend Factors Three main factors had an...
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Posted on 09/21/2020
Next Steps if You Inherited a Home in Florida
Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay If you have inherited a home you may be unsure about how to handle the next steps. While it's a well-meaning gift, a new home might not fit seamlessly into your life at this time. Here's what you should know. A House Left in a Will Does Not Automatically Pass to Its...
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Posted on 09/21/2020
Florida-Specific Rules and Requirements to Keep in Mind When Selling Your Home
Photo by xdfolio via Pixabay Ready to sell? Here are some Florida-specific rules and customs to keep in mind. What Will Your Costs Be? By custom, Florida home sellers usually pay listing agents a 6% sale commission. Is it a fair deal? Consider that your agent: Applies care, diligence and skill on your behalf, following Florida law. Seeks...
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Posted on 09/21/2020
Lakewood Ranch, FL Real Estate Market Update
Click here to view Lakewood Ranch, FL blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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