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Top Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent

You can sell or buy a home in Florida without a realtor. However, just because you’re allowed to doesn’t mean it’s the best idea. Whether you’re planning to buy or sell, having a qualified realtor on your side to guide you and represent your interests is always a good idea. Below, we’ll explore the top…

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Buying a Home with Cash: What You Must Know

Buying a home with cash isn’t just possible—it’s something one in four homebuyers achieved in May 2023. Before joining in and purchasing a home without financing, stop and take some time to think it through. 7 Things to Think About Before Buying a Home with Cash 1. All-Cash Offers Will Make Your Offer Stand Out…

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10 Best Places to Live in Florida for Young Adults

Florida is home to sunshine, beautiful beaches, and ample opportunities for education and work. Add in no state income tax, and it’s a no-brainer why so many people flock to Florida each year. To help out young people looking to settle into the Sunshine State, we’ve compiled a list of best places to live in…

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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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