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How to say goodbye to a home you love

How to say goodbye to a home you love

Saying goodbye to a home can feel like bidding farewell to an old friend. Leaving behind a home filled with memories is a big adjustment, whether you’re upgrading to your dream house, or settling into something smaller after the kids have left the nest. Maybe you...

Why real estate agents are also master matchmakers

Why real estate agents are also master matchmakers

Have you ever had something magnificent happen to you thanks to the help of someone else?  You may be thinking of the time your friend introduced you to your future partner, or maybe a high-school counselor who helped you find your ideal career path. We call these...

End of summer activities in Central Florida

End of summer activities in Central Florida

With Labor Day weekend fast approaching, the summer of 2021 will soon come to an end. Saying goodbye to summer is always a little sad. The kids return to school, parents return to their regular nine-to-five, and the days gradually become shorter and colder. Hopefully,...

Thinking of Buying a Home? Here’s What You Need to Know

Thinking of Buying a Home? Here’s What You Need to Know

Becoming a homeowner is one of the biggest financial investments you can make in your lifetime. Whether you’re buying a home for the first time, or you’re already a seasoned homeowner, the decision shouldn’t be made lightly. You could be considering an upgrade for...

The Disadvantages of Wireless Home Alarm Systems

The Disadvantages of Wireless Home Alarm Systems

Wireless home alarm systems have grown to be just as -- if not more -- popular than their hard-wired counterparts over recent years. Most of them are compatible with Smart Home systems like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit, and Samsung SmartThings. It’s...

How Buyer “Love Letters” Create Bias in Real Estate

How Buyer “Love Letters” Create Bias in Real Estate

It’s a seller’s market in pretty much every area code these days, and that can put a lot of pressure on buyers to put their best foot forward when it comes to making an offer. Sometimes, the competitive spirit of the housing market can motivate buyers to include a...

How are housing markets in Central Florida now compared to 2020?

How are housing markets in Central Florida now compared to 2020?

With the devastating effects of COVID-19, many Americans expected real estate prices to soar in 2020. However, the pandemic had the opposite effect on many housing markets -- at least, in the beginning. Central Florida has now started to see a sudden spike in housing...

Things To Do in Central Florida This July 4th Weekend

Things To Do in Central Florida This July 4th Weekend

This Fourth of July, many Americans are celebrating the 245th anniversary of their Independence Day. July 4th, 1776 was the day in history 245 years ago when the Declaration of Independence was passed by Continental Congress, thereby earning most Americans their...

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...

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 realtors have adapted to the “new normal”

How realtors have adapted to the “new normal”

The challenges of the past year-and-a-half have had a devastating impact on many industries, forcing some professionals to rethink the way they do business. Due to restrictions imposed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, millions of Americans have been confined to...

14551 Broadhaven Blvd. Orlando, FL 32828

14551 Broadhaven Blvd. Orlando, FL 32828

Rarely does a home in Reserve Stoneybrook become available for sale so don’t miss your chance to live in this privately gated community with its appealing location and conservation views. Step inside this 4 bedroom, 3 baths, two-story home with an appealing layout and plenty of space. The first floor offers a dining and living room combo, garage access, an inside laundry room, a fourth bedroom, and a full bath.

8641 Spyglass Loop Clermont, FL 34711

8641 Spyglass Loop Clermont, FL 34711

Located in the sought-after community of Green Valley Country Club, welcome to this beautiful Pool Home located directly on the Golf Course. Upon entrance, you are greeted with vaulted ceilings, open floorplan, and wood-look flooring. This floor plan also offers a formal living room upon entry, that is ideal for an additional flex space. Relax in your master suite, that features a large walk-in closet, private bath with dual sinks, shower and jacuzzi tub.

Florida’s 2021 Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday is 10 Days Long

Florida’s 2021 Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday is 10 Days Long

Back-to-school season is always a hectic time for parents scrambling to find all the necessary classroom supplies for their children. This year, Florida’s annual back-to-school sale’s tax holiday will provide plenty of time for overwhelmed parents to shop for school...