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Rainy Day Funds

June 28, 2018

Last year, Hurricane Irma barreled through Southwest Florida, causing millions of dollars in damages just in our area. Most people have insurance to cover this damage, but some of the repair work will still need to be covered by money out of pocket. This is commonly called a “rainy day fund” (very literal after a hurricane with lots of flood damage). But, many […]

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Zoning Affects Buyers

June 21, 2018

Zoning is a big trigger word you will hear in the market today. But what does it mean, particularly for new home buyers? Zoning was originally used to predominantly separate residential neighborhoods from industrial ones. But in the past 30 years, communities have used zoning laws in order to prevent new-home booms. That’s because they often want to preserve the look of their […]

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Sell with Curb Appeal

June 14, 2018

Your REALTOR© will tell you that first impressions matter, especially when selling your home. When you plant the For Sale sign in your front yard, it should be in such perfect order that even you would want to buy the house all over again. There are many small, do-it-yourself projects you can do to increase your home’s curb appeal. The best part is […]

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Should First Time Home Buyers Start Small?

November 14, 2017

The process of purchasing a home for the very first time can be very overwhelming with regard to finances especially. If you add a large mortgage to vast amount of paperwork and negotiations, there is a great deal to consider. Taking on such a significant financial responsibility and establishing just how much a buyer can truly afford is a big part of the […]

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Builder Confidence Increases For Single-Family Home Category

November 7, 2017

Builder confidence in the single-family housing market increased by four points to a level of 68 in October on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). It was the highest reading since May. “This month’s report shows that home builders are rebounding from the initial shock of the hurricanes,” says NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald. “However, builders need to be […]

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