Time to Buy?

  It’s time to buy? Wait a minute – isn’t that what everyone was saying in 2003, 2005, 2012 and so on? Actually, isn’t that what we’re supposed to be telling our buyers all the time? After all, that’s how Realtors® make a living. If you ask a real estate agent, it’s always the right …

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Buying A Home: Prepare By Getting Your Finances In Order

If you’re thinking about buying a home, the current real estate market presents some unique opportunities. The economy has been on a roller coaster ride for the past few years, and home prices have gone down. More homes have gone on the market, too, and for buyers, that means more choices (and better deals). Those …

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Why You Need Mortgage Pre-Approval Before You Start House-Hunting

                If you’re like most people, whether you’re looking for a home for sale in Alys Beach, a condo in Destin, or a home on a large parcel of land in Santa Rosa Beach, you’re going to need financing to make such a big purchase – and  that means it’s a …

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Should You Buy in a Community With a Homeowners Association?

  When you’re buying a home, whether it’s a condo for sale in Alys Beach, land for sale in Seagrove Beach, or a home for sale in the beach community of WaterColor, you may have to deal with a homeowners association. Every condominium has a condo association, too. But should you really buy in a beach community with …

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Why You Need a Buyer’s Agent

                If you’re buying a home for sale on 30A, it makes sense to work with a real estate agent who’s just as committed to your success as you are. When you hire a buyer’s agent to help you find your dream home, he or she will: Take …

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Calculating How Much House You Can Afford

Whether you’re looking for a beach house for sale in Alys Beach, a condo in Destin, or a home on a large parcel of land in Santa Rosa Beach, you need to know how much house you can afford before you begin house-shopping. Part of that is getting mortgage preapproval, but that’s not all; a …

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5 Ways to Know You’ve Found the Right Home Along 30A

                In the hunt for your new home along 30A, how will you know when you’ve found “the one?” Here’s a breakdown of what successful house-hunters feel when they’ve found the perfect home along 30A. 1. You’re Drawn Inside The home’s curb appeal is great. The house stands …

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Florida Homeowners Allowed To Act As Their Own Contractors

Did you know that Florida homeowners are allowed to be their own contractors? So, if you live in Florida and are building or improving your primary residence or duplex, you might be able to skip the contractor fees completely. Of course, you should only do this if you know what you’re doing. Another stipulation is …

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Do You Know The Most Common Problems Reported In A Home Inspection?

Did you know that most issues uncovered during a home inspection are relatively easy to fix? The most common problems found by home inspectors are usually not deal breakers. So, don’t let just any problem become a deal breaker if you find an otherwise good property. Faulty Wiring One of the most common problems found during …

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What Does It Mean For A Real Estate Agent To Carry A CCIM Designation?

  Have you ever wondered what a CCIM designation is and why select real estate agents are so proud of this distinction? Well, CCIM is the acronym for Certified Commercial Investment Member. A CCIM designation means that the professional has completed advanced coursework in financial and market analysis. It means they’ve proven they have extensive …

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