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Important info regarding flood insurance

Posted on February 13, 2018 by Bethany Sweet in Uncategorized

After the National Association of Realtors released the “Get Flood Insurance Now- It Expires Thursday” newsletter on Feb. 2, 2018, more information has come to light. There has been a 6-week extension to get flood insurance. So, for those of you who may have missed the original message, it is very important that you handle […]

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Financial Resolutions

Posted on January 23, 2018 by Bethany Sweet in Uncategorized

What was your “New Year’s Resolution?”  Are you ready to become a homeowner this year? With these five resolutions, you can make 2018 your year by boosting your savings and credit score, as well as becoming a go-to candidate for a mortgage with low-interest and fees.   Financial Resolutions That Can Help You Buy a […]

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Dear Mr. and Mrs. Fix-it

Posted on January 18, 2018 by Julie Boulanger in Uncategorized

We recently listed a few homes PERFECT for the Mr. or Ms. Fix-it’s out there! These homes have great qualities but need a little TLC. If your ears perked up, check them out here! Westchester Blvd ($140,000) 2bed 2bath 1car garage. Built in 1973. MLS: c7247847 Overbrook St. ($109,900) 2bed 1bath 1car garage. Built in […]

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Reflections of 2017 with Florida Realtors

Posted on January 2, 2018 by Julie Boulanger in Uncategorized

Top Florida real estate stories of 2017 ORLANDO, Fla. – Dec. 22, 2017 – What 2017 event had the biggest influence on Florida real estate? Florida Realtors News editors compiled their annual list – see if you agree. Note: Florida Realtors News is on hiatus for the holidays. It will return to its five-day-per-week schedule […]

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Heads up on Homestead

Posted on December 28, 2017 by Julie Boulanger in Uncategorized

Homestead exemption is not granted automatically so if you are planning to claim your newly purchased home as your homestead, here are somethings to remember. There are two qualifying deadlines to be aware of for 2018; January 1, 2018 and March 1, 2018. January 1st refers to when Buyers must own and occupy their home, […]

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Attention Sellers

Posted on December 15, 2017 by Julie Boulanger in Uncategorized

Are you planning to list your home or property now or in the near future? Most sellers don’t know where to begin. How do you know what price to list your home or property? A common website used to gather home value estimates is Zillow.com. Zillow offers something called a Zestimate (Zillow’s estimated market value […]

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9 Grants And Programs That Help Secure A First Home

Posted on December 14, 2017 by Julie Boulanger in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON – Dec. 11, 2017 – Money issues often stand in the way of homeownership. A survey by rental service Apartment List found that 80 percent of millennial renters want to buy a home, but most say they can’t afford to. What you may not realize is that many first-time homebuyer programs and grants offer […]

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Realtor.com® 2018 National Housing Forecast

Posted on December 5, 2017 by Julie Boulanger in Uncategorized

Check out Realtor.com’s article regarding our National Housing Forecast! “Millennials are a driving force in today’s housing market. They already dominate lower price home mortgage and are getting close to overtaking older generations for mid- and upper-tier mortgages. While financially secure in general, their debt to income ratios have started to increase as they compete […]

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Finding a Home

Posted on November 14, 2017 by Julie Boulanger in Uncategorized

Finding a Home by Bethany Sweet My husband and I recently bought a house! The most difficult part may not be what you’d expect!       Like many Millenials, searching online information is part of my everyday activity. So, naturally, in the search for a home, I went to the world wide web. Home […]

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NAR: Pending home sales flat in September

Posted on October 31, 2017 by Julie Boulanger in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON (October 26, 2017) — Pending home sales were unchanged in September, but activity declined on an annual basis both nationally and in all major regions, according to the National Association of Realtors®(NAR). The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, stood at 106.0 in September – unchanged from a […]

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