What to Expect at your Final Walk-Through before Closing

  When you buy a home for sale on 30A, one of the last things you’ll do before you sit down at the closing table is a final walk-through. Your Realtor® will be there with you, helping you look for issues that you may not have noticed before and determine whether the repairs you negotiated …

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How to Stage a Beach House: Advice for Sellers

  Staging your beach home is essential if you want to sell quickly and at the right price – but where do you start? This guide outlines ten great ways to stage a beach house that can make it irresistible to prospective buyers. Think you know how to stage a beach house? Make sure you’re …

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4 Ways to Make Your 30A Beach House Sell Easier

  Before you sell your 30A beach house, check out these simple ways you can make your house easier to sell quickly and at the right price. Your 30A Realtor® will talk to you about improvements you can make throughout your home – and if there’s something in your home you’ve been thinking of upgrading, …

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Go-Big Upgrades That Can Help A Lingering Home Sell At Last

  Traditional wisdom says that spring and summer are the best months for selling a home, but that’s not always the case. Regardless of the season, if your house has lingered on the market, you’re probably looking for ways to freshen its appeal. Perhaps you’re even ready to go big and invest in value-packed upgrades …

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10 Ways to Get Your 30A Beach House Sold in 90 Days

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that homes in our very own Walton County, Florida spend an average of 108 days on the market. The longer a home sits on the market, the less likely it is to sell for full price. Buyers notice if a house has been listed for a long time, …

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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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What is an Appraisal?

If you’re financing a home, your lender will require you to have an appraisal. You don’t get to choose the appraiser – the lender does – but you’ll still have to pay for it. But what’s an appraisal for, and what will it tell you? What is an Appraisal? An appraisal is a detailed document …

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Fixtures: What Stays When You Buy a House?

In real estate, the term fixture refers to things that stay with the house when you buy or sell it. But what counts as a fixture? Fixtures: What Stays When You Buy a House? Usually anything that’s attached to the house is considered a fixture. Fixtures can be outside, too, like trees and permanent parts …

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Q&A: Can I Price My House Higher Than Market Value?

Question: Can I price my house above market value? It’s in really good condition, and I think it’s going to sell for that much – as long as I ask for that much. Answer: No. Technically, you can price your home in any range. You could ask $65 million for a one-bedroom condo six miles …

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Your First Showing Isn’t Where You Think it Is

People look for homes online long before they visit them in person, so your first showing is on the internet… and you don’t even know it’s happening. According to Kathi Presutti of ReStyleStaging, it’s incredibly important to stage your home before your agent has professional photos taken. “n this Internet age, your first showing is …

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