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Kitchen Trends for 2016

Homes with all-white kitchens look great in magazines, but a recent survey found they’re not popular with home buyers because of upkeep. So, before you paint your kitchen, replace your counter tops or install new cabinets, use these helpful hints … Continue reading

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Don’t Overprice Your Home

One of the most well-known real estate mantras your real estate professional will tell you is this: “If you overprice your home, it will take longer to sell and it will sell for less money.” Yet, many sellers believe their … Continue reading

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Permit Needed????

People always want to know when a permit is required. Below is from a City website on the West Coast of Florida. It pretty much applies to the entire State, although each County or City may have some different requirement. … Continue reading

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ZILLOW “Zestimates” vs. Reality

The spring and summer real estate selling season is upon us, and home values are steadily on the rise.  With the continued activity in the marketplace, a number of people are placing their properties on the market and/or searching for … Continue reading

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Roof Check-Up

Before Listing or Purchasing your Home: The experts advise completing the following 13 checks: For homes with asphalt shingles, look for black areas indicating cracking shingles. For homes with shake or shingles, look for pieces that are curled upward, split, … Continue reading

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Differences between Pre-qualification and Pre-approval Letters

With the current unique housing market and the tightening of credit requirements by lenders, home buyers are more apt to have a contract accepted if they provide evidence that they will be approved for a mortgage. Pre-qualification and pre-approval letters … Continue reading

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