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Should I Get a Home Inspection Before Listing My Home in Florida?

If you’re readying your home for sale in Florida, you might wonder, should I get a home inspection before listing my home? Getting a home inspection when selling your home is uncommon, but there are some instances where it might make sense. Can I Get a Home Inspection Before Listing? Sellers can hire a home…

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Accessibility and Rental Property – A Complete Guide for Landlords

In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act came into being. It’s the most comprehensive and far-reaching legislation that ensures US Citizens who are disabled aren’t discriminated against in any area of public life, whether that’s within education, work, transport, or housing. Housing and renting policies are covered under ADA law, meaning that landlords who…

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Home Sellers’ Closing Costs in Florida Explained

Selling your home in Florida isn’t free. Along with paying to get your home ready to sell (improvements, paint touch-ups, etc), you’ll also need to cover a variety of closing costs. Exactly what you must pay for and how much you’ll owe varies. What are Closing Costs? Closing costs are the costs associated with buying…

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Home Buyers Closing Costs in Florida Explained

When you buy a home in Florida, you’re not just paying for the home’s sales price. You’ll also need to pay closing costs. Home buyers closing costs are the fees and dues above the sale price that consummate the sale. Exactly what you need to pay for and how much you’ll need to pay varies….

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Appraisal Contingency In Florida Real Estate – What You Need to Know

Real estate contingencies make the sale conditional. In other words, the buyer will only buy the home if certain conditions are met. The appraisal contingency in Florida is a common contingency that impacts whether or not a sale goes through. Below, we’ll explore the appraisal contingency in-depth, including when to use it, when not to,…

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The 8 Most Common Home Sale Contingencies in Florida

Home sale contingencies are a common part of the home-buying and home-selling process. In fact, in May 2020, the National Association of Realtors found that 76% of offers had contingencies. Understanding what contingencies are out there—whether you’re a seller or a buyer—will help your real estate experience run smoothly. What are Home Sale Contingencies? Contingencies…

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How to Buy a Home Contingent On Selling Yours First

Ready to move, but only if you can sell your home first? You aren’t alone. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), more than half of home buyers in 2022 previously owned a home. Many choose to buy and sell at the same time. While it may require some extra effort, you can make…

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Can You Buy a Home without a Real Estate Agent in Florida?

Curious if you can buy a home without a real estate agent? In Florida, yes, you can legally purchase a home without a real estate agent or representative. However, just because you can, doesn’t mean that you should. Before continuing on, it’s important to note that typically a buyer’s real estate agent is paid for…

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13 Costly Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your Home

Selling a home can be an emotionally exhausting and, sometimes expensive, process. While you’re sure to hit some road bumps, you can do a lot to avoid costly mistakes when selling your home. Buying a home? Check out 10 home-buying mistakes to avoid! 1. Trying to Sell Your Home On Your Own Selling your home…

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Why Do Real Estate Agents Make So Much Money?

Realtors may make good money off the sale of your home, but it’s probably not as much as you think. How Much Money Do Real Estate Agents Actually Make? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for real estate sales agents was $48,340 in May 2021. The average annual wage was…

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