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Tag: Buyer Tips

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 09/20/2020
Homebuying Advice: Questions to Ask About a Home's Interior
Ready to buy a new home? Ultimately, there is no shortage of high-quality residences at your disposal. For homebuyers, you'll likely need to conduct plenty of research to find your dream house. And as you begin your search for the ideal residence, you should consider a house's interior closely. By doing so, you'll be able to determine whether costly,...
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Posted on 09/15/2020
Features That Make South Florida Real Estate Attractive
Photo by Josh G on Unsplash South Florida is a haven for both domestic and international homebuyers. The region has many features that make it especially attractive to the latter market. Here are just a few of the region’s highlights that draw in homebuyers from all over the world. World-Class Climate and Scenery South Florida’s climate is certainly...
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Posted on 09/09/2020
The Perks of Buying a Single Family Home
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay You have been in the same home for several years, but you want to move. You'll need to decide whether to rent or buy and if you decide to buy, what type of home you want. Condominiums, townhouses and single-family homes all have benefits, depending on where you are in life. Many people...
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Posted on 09/08/2020
3 Things You Need to Consider Before You Attend a Home Showing
You know you want to pursue a home, and as such, likely plan to attend lots of house showings in the near future. Before you check out a residence in-person, however, it generally is a good idea to prepare as much as possible. That way, you can use a home showing to learn about a residence, evaluate a house's...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
What to Do If a Home Seller Rejects Your Offer to Purchase
If a seller rejects your offer to purchase his or her house, there is no need to panic. At this point, there are many things you can do, including: 1. Craft a New Offer to Purchase If at first you don't succeed, try again. Remember, if you find your dream house but your initial offer to purchase is rejected,...
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Posted on 09/03/2020
Buy Less Home Than You Can Afford
If you've been pre-approved for a mortgage, you can enter the housing market with a budget in hand. In fact, this mortgage will enable you to spend up to a certain amount on a house. But in many instances, it pays to buy less house than what you can actually afford. Ultimately, there are many reasons to consider purchasing...
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Posted on 09/03/2020
Tips for Buying Your First Luxury Home
Image by F. Muhammad from Pixabay Before you commit your hard-earned money to a luxury home, make sure you know what you're purchasing. Just because a house has a high price doesn’t mean it’s truly luxury. A luxury home is built better and has more space and amenities in it than other homes. Even a home with the...
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Posted on 09/03/2020
First-Time Luxury Home Buyer Tips
Photo by Jonathan Borba from Pexels Many home buyers have lots of questions as they go through the buying process, especially first-time buyers. Whether you’re looking for a $50,000 house or a multi-million dollar luxury home, the questions are often the same. How Much House Can I Afford? Lenders use several factors in determining whether to loan you...
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Posted on 09/02/2020
Homebuyer Tips: Prep for a Final Walk-Through
With closing day rapidly approaching, you're almost to the finish line of your home purchase. However, before you complete your home purchase, you will need to conduct a final walk-through of the property. Ultimately, a final walk-through offers a valuable opportunity to identify any last-minute problems with a residence. If you encounter any issues during a final walk-through, you...
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Posted on 09/01/2020
Find Southeast Florida Housing Deals
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay With the steady (and sometimes even rapid) increase in home prices in Southern Florida, it may seem impossible for homebuyers to find any kind of bargain in their ideal neighborhoods. But even with a healthy forecast ahead, there are a few tricks that you can use to find something at the lower end...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
How To Buy Replacement Windows for Your House
New windows can work wonders for a house. Depending on how old your windows are, replacements can make your home less drafty, and much quieter, but they can also spruce up a room that’s starting to look dated. When you replace your windows you also might see a drop in your heating bill. However, the cost of replacing windows...
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