Category: Home Buying

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…

Continue Reading ->

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…

Continue Reading ->

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…

Continue Reading ->

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…

Continue Reading ->

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…

Continue Reading ->

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…

Continue Reading ->

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…

Continue Reading ->

The Advantages Of Buying a New Construction Home in Florida

If you are one of the many Americans in the market for a new home, there are different options available to you in terms of how you can plan to go about making this life-changing purchase. Although purchasing a used home can be beneficial in some ways, there are many more advantages associated with purchasing…

Continue Reading ->

The Viral Switch: Remote Buying of Real Estate

As you already know, everyday life has recently drastically changed for Americans. The challenges we currently face have changed how we lead our daily lives. Ranging from how we shop to how we socialize, the alterations to our routines are palpable. With these changes, the real estate market has shifted many of its methods. How,…

Continue Reading ->