Pick a REALTOR®, any REALTOR®?

Some buyers feel that they should speak to a few different REALTORS® to see what each of them come up with. These days most listings are on the MLS, including REO’s. REALTORS® all have access to the same stuff, yet…

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But I want a deal….?

Unfortunately, the time for “stealing” properties has come and gone. Not only that, you better be expecting competition when you are looking at properties. Here in South Florida, I have found that anything $350,000 and under, that is a good…

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So you want a condo on the beach?

So you a ready to buy a second home or want to buy a good investment, and were thinking of a condo. Yet, many condos are purchased with cash. But why? With financing standards tightening heavily in the past few…

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U.S. new-home sales jump to highest in 4½ years

WASHINGTON (AP) – Feb. 26, 2013 – U.S. new-home sales jumped in January from the previous month to the highest level since July 2008, a sign that the housing recovery is accelerating. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new-home sales…

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Five things to do before you sell

5 Things to Do Before You Sell 1. Get estimates from a reliable repairperson on items that need to be replaced soon, such as a roof or worn carpeting, for example. In this way, buyers will have a better sense…

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5 Common First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes

1. They don’t ask enough questions of their lender and miss out on the best deal. 2. They don’t act quickly enough to make a decision and someone else buys the house. 3. They don’t find the right real estate…

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Alliance to save energy

Check out this green friendly site, Alliance to Save Energy, at http://ase.org. They are a non profit organization promoting energy efficiency. Check out the site for topics on appliances, education, homes, buildings and more. They have programs, events and efficiency news…

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