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Home Buying Etiquette – 13 Rules to Follow

Having good home buying etiquette is critical for buyers.  You do not want to be in a situation where you love a home, but the sellers did not love the way you behaved in their home. When looking at homes to buy, here are a few rules that you should follow to show respect to…

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HOA Fees in Florida

When evaluating your budget for purchasing a home in Florida, you need to account for more than just a monthly mortgage payment. Florida homeowners incur other expenses too, like utilities, real estate taxes, and, in many cases, HOA fees. Below, we’re going to look at exactly what homeowner association fees are, what they cover, and…

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What is DOM in Real Estate?

In real estate, DOM stands for Days on Market. It’s the length of time that a house has been on the market (a.k.a listed for sale). The number of days on the market directly affects the sales price of the home, so it’s a number that home buyers and sellers should pay attention to. Below,…

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How Are Florida Public Schools?

If you’re moving with kids or moving into the home where you plan to start your family, school districts are probably at the top of your mind. In Florida, you have a lot of options. Florida is a large state with a lot of variance between top schools and underperforming schools.  Palm Beach County is…

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Moving to Palm Beach County in South Florida? What You Should Know

Palm Beach County is the third-most populous county in Florida and the 25th most populous county in the United States. It’s home to gorgeous beaches, exciting nightlife, captivating nature sights, excellent schools, and ample job opportunities. So, it’s no surprise if you’re thinking of moving here. Of course, before you do, there are a few…

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Do Hurricane Shutters Increase a Home’s Value in Florida?

Florida may offer sunshine and warmth, but this state is also no stranger to hurricanes. According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, 38 percent of all U.S. hurricanes have hit Florida. Hurricane shutters can protect your home against hurricanes and tropical storms, and they can increase a home’s value in Florida, too….

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Florida Homestead Exemption – What You Should Know

Buying a house in Florida has more perks than just the sunny weather. In fact, many people who retire to Florida do so for lower property tax rates and the homestead exemption. Both of which make owning a Floridian home a lot more affordable. Below, we’ll take a look at the Florida homestead exemption and…

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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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