Yearly Archives: 2016

Seller Beware: FSBO is Not Your Best Option

Every so often, there is a FSBO flare, and many people decide that they can quickly and more profitably sell their homes without the assistance of a listing real estate agent. A small bump in market prices seems to bring

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Safety Tips for Real Estate Agents

Real estate is a rewarding and satisfying career, but as with any other profession, it comes with its own hazards. In one tragic case in Arkansas, Beverly Carter told her husband that she was showing a house to a buyer.

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Purchasing Investment Property to Lease: Need to Knows

Fort Lauderdale was recently picked by Forbes magazine to be one of the best places to invest in real estate. Fort Myers, Orlando, Sarasota, Tampa, Jacksonville, and West Palm Beach also made the list – giving Florida seven cities out

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Do’s and Don’t’s of DIY: When to Call a Pro

With all the do-it-yourself shows, magazines, and websites out there, it’s easy for any homeowner to get caught up in plans to completely transform their home. There are times when nothing equals the satisfaction of a really well-done DIY. However,

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Understanding Closing Costs

Q: I have been saving up to buy a one-bedroom condo, with the target date for purchase between summer of 2017 and 2018. I plan on having a 20 percent down payment, and have set aside money for insurance, HOA

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Home Inspection: Don’t Buy a Home Without It!

Q: My partner and I are buying our first home together, but we can’t afford to spend a lot. We finally found a nice place, and the owner admits that it needs a little work. It’s a FSBO listed as

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First-Time Buyers Guide to Title Insurance

Q: I’m buying my first home this summer, and the one that I like the best has some causes for concern. It’s a house that is being sold by the bank, and was previously foreclosed. It’s been empty for some

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