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What is a 55+ Community?

55+ communities are established communities where the majority of homes have at least one resident who is 55 years of age or older. Many communities feature collections of smaller homes, apartments, and condos with shared community spaces like golf courses, clubhouses, fitness centers, walking paths, and dining areas. All home features and amenities are designed…

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What to Look for in a Realtor

Any real estate agent could help you buy or sell a home. But not every agent has the knowledge or skills to handle things when transactions get difficult. You need a good realtor who can successfully negotiate with the other side, understand the contract and how it works, and finalize a deal so that you…

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Why Do People Retire to Florida?

In 2022, Florida took the top spot on RetirementLiving’s Best States for Retirement. All because of its abundance of recreational opportunities, senior communities, and residents over age 65. Retirees love it here, citing the low taxes, lower cost of living, and excellent golf weather as reasons for retiring in the Sunshine State. Of course, those…

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Use of an Escalation Clause in Florida Real Estate

Even with the Fed’s recent rate hike, the housing market in Florida still looks strong. Demand is high, so buyers must find ways to make their offers stand out. One method that grew in popularity during 2021 is using an escalation clause.  Escalation clauses vary in verbiage but essentially state that a buyer is willing…

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A group of homes in a Florida homeowners association community

What is an HOA Community

If you are thinking about relocating to Florida like many other, you may have learned that 67.3% of homeowners in FL live in a Homeowners Association(HOA) community.  This makes Florida the state with the highest number of concentrated HOAs per capita of homeowners. In this article we explain what an HOA is, what they are…

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How To Price Your Home for Sale

The listing price at which you decide to put your home up for sale has a huge impact on your final sales price.  If you price your home wrong it can lead to low demand and a lower sales price. Buyers are doing everything they can to submit winning offers on homes in todays market,…

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The Home Buying Process – From Offer Through Closing

Buying a home is often the most important financial decision someone will make in their lifetime.  It can also be a stressful process, especially for those who have never purchased a home before.  In this article, we explain the home buying process in an easy-to-understand way. Get a Pre-Approval Letter If you are serious about…

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The Ultimate Guide to Make a Winning Offer On a Home

If you are looking to buy a home in the post-covid real estate world, then you know how difficult it can be to not only find the right home but to get your offer accepted.  If you are serious about submitting a winning bid on a home, follow our guide on how to get your…

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Relocating To a New City with Kids: How to Beat the Moving Blues

Moving to a new city is an exciting prospect for the whole family. You may be moving due to a new job, to be closer to family or simply to enjoy a new adventure as a family. 63% of Americans have moved at least once in their lifetimes and many of us move while our…

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How Membership Communities Work

Have you been looking for a home to purchase in and came across a beautiful home that seems like the price is too good to be true, only to find out you need to pay a very large membership fee? Welcome to what is called membership communities. Membership communities were established as a way to…

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