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Tips for Selling a Home in Florida

Even though Florida’s housing market has slowed in recent years, there are always sun-seekers looking to move down to Florida. Whether you are looking to move to a different state or upgrade your home, you should know the tricks of the Florida housing market trade. It’s time to clean up the clutter and get around to those renovations you’ve always dreamed of; it’s time to sell your Florida home.

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Home Remodeling Do’s and Don’ts for Home Appraisals

real_estate_appraiser-1Selling your home is no walk in the park. You try to do everything possible to fix it up and add value, but this can be hard because you feel the money you put into the house just doesn’t equal the value of your home. It can seem like you are running in circles. Well, you’re not alone, because many people feel this way when making renovations to increase the value of their home. The most important thing to remember is to make sure that what you are remodeling isn’t actually decreasing the value of the house. Here is a list of home remodeling do’s and don’ts so you can be sure to not waste your time and money. Continue reading “Home Remodeling Do’s and Don’ts for Home Appraisals” »

Saving Money on Building Your Dream Home

find-your-dream-homeEveryone has dug through magazine after magazine imagining their dream home. You pull out clippings and ideas and you paste together a list of things that you would love to have. Unfortunately, not everyone can have this dream. Many people will eventually settle for buying a home that has most of, or at least a decent amount of, the things on their list. However, there are the lucky ones who have the time to build their actual dream home. If you fall into that category, this article is for you. Here are some of the ways you can save money while building your dream home.

 

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When is the Right Time to Invest in a Vacation Home?

vacation_home_tamarindo_costa_ricaVacation homes can be great investments, but only if they are approached from a strategic point of view. The right time to purchase a second home will depend on certain considerations related to fundamentals, personal finances and the housing market.

Timing the market is not the right way to approach a second home; it is more important to determine whether a vacation home is a good investment at the time the buyer can afford them. With this in mind, there is an undeniable cyclical and seasonal aspect that influences the vacation housing market. Continue reading “When is the Right Time to Invest in a Vacation Home?” »

Home Appraisal FAQ

Appraisals are a complicated process that most home sellers need to go through to sell their home. As most people know, the appraisal process is complicated, and not a lot of people know how to go about finding the right appraiser for the home they are trying to sell. For those of you who are trying to sell your home and are trying to understand the appraisal process, here are 10 FAQ’s to help you get a basics of what a home appraisal is like.

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Benefits of Renting a Cabin on a Lake

Time for some de-stressing without added distress? Kiss those high-maintenance getaways goodbye, and head for the water. Here are seven benefits of renting a cabin on a lake. Continue reading “Benefits of Renting a Cabin on a Lake” »

Reasons to Rent a Vacation Home

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Whenever you go on vacation, there are many options on where you could stay: a hotel, condo, beach house, with friends or family, and the list goes on. Picking a place to stay at while on vacation is difficult, especially when there are also many factors to consider, like proximity for example. With so many options to choose from, it can be hard to make a decision on where to stay on vacation. In this article, I will discuss reasons to choose a rental vacation home as your place to stay on your next vacation.

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How to Improve Your Home Appraisal

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A home appraisal is a guessed estimate on how much a house is worth. An appraiser is a person that comes through the home and looks around to estimate its potential value. An appraiser looks at everything about a home from its square footage to its lawn. Getting a home appraisal is an important thing to do for someone who is trying to sell their home. For home sellers, it is important for your house to be on the market for the highest amount possible. If you are selling your home, here are a few things to do to ensure a higher price of your home during a home appraisal.

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5 Reasons Why Mountain Living is Better Than the City, NC

Deciding where to live can be one of the biggest decisions that a person will ever make. The argument between city living and mountain living can be an endless one. However, there are some areas where mountain living has a distinct advantage over life in the city.3f80183bb9fe0ac72a8288f528792f64 Continue reading “5 Reasons Why Mountain Living is Better Than the City, NC” »

What You Should Know About Owning a Beach Property

93794_428201142255PM97166Owning a coastal, beachfront property is very exciting. For most, it’s their second home, and for some, it could be their first. Either way, a beachfront property has a lot of perks, but there are many things you should know about living in a beach property. Beach houses are typically in locations that offer recreation and close proximity to the town, two advantages to a beachfront property. Whether you’re in the market for a short-term beach property or looking to purchase your own, here’s what you should know about owning a beach property: Continue reading “What You Should Know About Owning a Beach Property” »

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