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Who Pays the Buyer’s Real Estate Agent?

In the market for a home and wondering how you’ll pay your realtor? Below, we’ll cover the ins and outs of the buyer’s agent fee, including who pays the buyer’s real estate agent. What is the Buyer’s Agent Fee? Buyer’s agents do a lot, from showing you homes, preparing the contracts, negotiating, and helping with…

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What Florida Homebuyers are Looking for in 2023

Selling your home in Florida? Make sure you know what homebuyers in Florida are looking for in 2023 so that you can sell your home for top dollar. Below, we’ll take a look at the top features and amenities homebuyers in the Sunshine State are after. What Florida Homebuyers are Looking for in 2023 Outdoor…

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13 Tips for Moving Out of State

Planning a move across state lines? Check out some tips for moving out of state that will make the process a little easier. 1. Work with a Trustworthy Realtor Buying a home in another state can be stressful. Some buyers travel out-of-state to look at houses and meet with a realtor. However, that’s not possible…

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10 Home Buying Mistakes to Avoid

Buying a home is an exciting and often expensive process. Prepare yourself well by learning about several common home-buying mistakes you’ll want to avoid. Below, we’ll explore how a little intentionality and research can help you minimize hiccups as you buy your dream home. 10 Home Buying Mistakes to Avoid 1. Looking for Homes Before…

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What is A Wind Mitigation Inspection in Florida?

Florida is no stranger to strong winds, hurricanes, and other tropical storms. Poor weather can wreak havoc on your home. A wind mitigation inspection considers how well your home could stand up to high winds, and it could help you save money on your home insurance. What is A Wind Mitigation Inspection? A wind mitigation…

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What Adds Value to a Home Appraisal in Florida?

The home appraisal is the home’s estimated value as determined by a licensed appraiser. The appraiser considers the property being appraised as well as the price of similar recently sold homes in the area when calculating a home’s appraisal value. Ways to Improve Your Home’s Appraisal Value in Florida The following actions may help you…

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Post Occupany Agreement: All You Need To Know

After closing, you start moving your stuff in and getting ready to spend the first night in your new home…right? Not always. Sometimes sellers need to stay in their home for a bit longer after closing. This is called post-occupancy. A post-occupancy agreement might be part of the initial contract, or it’s negotiated after the…

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Final Walk-Through When Sellers Haven’t Moved Out

Should I Perform a Final Walk-Through When the Sellers Haven’t Moved Out Yet? Final walk-throughs are a must, regardless of whether the seller has moved out yet or not. You need to confirm that the home is in the same condition as it was when you made your offer. And, you need to confirm that…

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Earnest Money Deposit vs Down Payment

When buying a home, you’re sure to hear a number of new terms from your lender and your realtor. Two important ones to make note of are the down payment and earnest money deposit. Both involve cash that you’ve saved up to put toward the purchase of your home. You can think of a down…

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What is a Seller’s Property Disclosure?

In Florida, sellers must disclose any conditions or facts about the house or property they are selling that impact its value or desirability. The seller’s property disclosure is a form used for sellers to disclose all material information about the home they are selling. In Florida, sellers must disclose any conditions or facts about the…

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