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Summer Activities that Will Save You Money

Summer Activities that Will Save You Money

The sun is shining and it’s getting hot out. You know what that means -- summer is here again! With loosening pandemic restrictions, warmer weather, and an increasingly vaccinated population, many homeowners may be planning their summer activities as usual. However,...

What to expect after closing on a home

What to expect after closing on a home

There are few milestones in life more thrilling than purchasing a home. From the moment you decide a home is “the one”, through the showings, the bidding, the negotiations -- it’s all electrifying. But it doesn’t feel really real until closing day, when you’re finally...

What you need to know about real estate referrals

What you need to know about real estate referrals

There are a number of ways to generate clientele through marketing, but referrals may be among the most effortless. What’s that I hear you say? “Not in my experience!” Well, okay, it may be true that referrals can be a bit tricky to get started with. Especially for...

What Exactly is an Estoppel?

What Exactly is an Estoppel?

So, you’re surfing the net, browsing real estate, and you come across a term. It’s a strange term, almost alien. “Estoppel...” you whisper to yourself in confusion. What does that even mean? Okay, so you may have heard the word before. You may have even heard its...

Easter Activities in Central Florida 2021

Easter Activities in Central Florida 2021

Easter is fast approaching, and many folks are scrambling their brains to find fun, safe, family-friendly activities to enjoy this weekend. Due to constantly shifting restrictions, it’s difficult to make plans that stick. It’s one thing to coordinate a neighborhood...

What do Increasing Mortgage Rates Mean for Buyers?

What do Increasing Mortgage Rates Mean for Buyers?

Any real estate savant keeping a close eye on the market will notice even the slightest change, even if they’re not currently buying a home. Fluctuating interest rates can set buyers in a frenzy, be it one of panic or market enthusiasm. If you have been watching...

What to do when your offer isn’t accepted

What to do when your offer isn’t accepted

Rejection can be hurtful in any form, regardless of whether it is the sting of heartbreak, a job interview ending in disaster, or an offer on a property that wasn’t accepted. That feeling of rejection can be powerful. In fact, studies show that rejection can manifest...

The Pros and Cons of Pool Homes

The Pros and Cons of Pool Homes

When you picture your dream home, what do you think of? It’s definitely different for everyone. Some people might imagine lots of space, with a huge backyard and tons of trees. Others might desire a modern design, with a bright, open floor plan, and many windows.  ...

How to Deal with Bad Neighbors

How to Deal with Bad Neighbors

You know that wherever you live -- be it an apartment, condo, duplex, or single-family home -- your house is your castle. But having bad neighbors can make you feel like putting up a mote, with spikes, and crocodiles, and a big old drawbridge. Sometimes it can feel...

What exactly is a home warranty?

What exactly is a home warranty?

 Ah, February, love is in the air. But what’s that other smell? Why, it smells like a great and affordable home protection plan. This Wednesday, Feb. 10 is National Home Warranty Day, so it’s a good idea to sit down and have a discussion about home warranties and just...

Do you really NEED a Realtor to sell your home?

Do you really NEED a Realtor to sell your home?

An opinion is a beautiful thing.  We are entitled to them and everyone certainly has one, especially when it comes to the best way to market a listing. Some homeowners and industry professionals warn against embarking on a solo project, while others encourage working...

Thinking of Moving to Central Florida? Here’s What You Need to Know!

Thinking of Moving to Central Florida? Here’s What You Need to Know!

The state of Florida is an iconic vacation destination for travelers worldwide. Home to waving palm trees, exotic beaches, and sunshine all year long, who wouldn’t be tempted to visit this North American paradise? Some sightseers are starting to lay down roots in this...

How Has 2020 Changed the Housing Market?

How Has 2020 Changed the Housing Market?

During the past year, the world has changed in ways nobody ever expected, and so has the way we buy and sell homes.  With COVID-19 forcing nearly every major industry to adapt their way of doing business - real estate being no exception- 2020 has certainly been a year...

How to Protect Your Home Against Wildlife

How to Protect Your Home Against Wildlife

Florida is home to a diverse ecosystem of wildlife that flourishes at this time of year. It’s a beautiful sight to behold -- from a distance. From birds, to bears, to alligators, to raccoons, virtually every genus in the animal kingdom is present in the state during...

How to Prepare for Hurricane Season

How to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Tropical storm season is upon us again, with systems originating in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific basins beginning to bubble up and surge toward the coastal United States. The beginning of June kicked off hurricane season, which ends in November, and typically...

Tips to Save You Money This Summer Season

Tips to Save You Money This Summer Season

Over the past year or so, the pandemic has driven up the cost of living in ways you might expect. The price of healthcare, for instance, has risen along with the higher cost of shipping items from abroad. However, we’re beginning to see some more surprising effects of...