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The Cost of Retiring in Florida Can Be Quite Affordable
Posted on 12/15/2019
The Cost of Retiring in Florida Can Be Quite Affordable
For a variety of reasons, Florida continues to be one of the most popular retirement destinations in the United States. Whether you're considering buying a house, a condo, or a luxury beachfront home, there are a lot of appealing properties available on the market. According to U.S. Census Bureau data, many of them are relatively inexpensive, too. One strategy...
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Things to Consider before Becoming a Landlord
Posted on 12/08/2019
Things to Consider before Becoming a Landlord
Photo by Tumisu via PixabayMaybe you’ve thought about buying rental property. Wouldn’t it be great, you think, to own something that someone else pays for? It can work out that way, with your property increasing in value while you pocket money every month. But with the wrong home, the wrong tenants or the wrong management, it can go...
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Team Rubicon
Posted on 12/05/2019
Team Rubicon
I had the great pleasure of deploying to Grand Bahama after Hurricane Dorian, with Team Rubicon. If you are not familiar with this outstanding organization, please check them out at teamrubicon.org. It was two weeks of grueling work that I would absolutely do all over again. The organization posted some of the pictures from the deployment here:...
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Is a DIY Security System Right for you?
Posted on 12/01/2019
Is a DIY Security System Right for you?
Photo by Pixaline via PixabayThe right home security system can make a profound difference for your peace of mind and make your home an unappealing target -- but do you have to go with a conventional (and expensive) alarm service? In the past, homeowners had few choices, but now, if you own a home and like to DIY...
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How to See Ft. Lauderdale in a Day
Posted on 11/24/2019
How to See Ft. Lauderdale in a Day
Photo by SGD via Pixabay If you’re thinking of relocating to Fort Lauderdale, you may be planning a one-day visit to see the city for yourself. Maybe a move isn’t on the horizon, but your travels are bringing you to this popular city, either because of a cruise or because you’re flying in on your way to another...
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Avoid a Homebuying Fiasco
Posted on 11/17/2019
Avoid a Homebuying Fiasco
For those who want to enjoy a quick, seamless homebuying experience, it helps to prepare as much as possible. In fact, those who plan ahead may be better equipped than others to avoid various challenges throughout the homebuying cycle. From struggling to obtain home financing after a seller accepts your offer to purchase to struggling to find the right...
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How to Speed Up Your Home Selling Timeline
Posted on 11/10/2019
How to Speed Up Your Home Selling Timeline
The process of selling your house may seem endless at times. Fortunately, there are many things that you can do to speed up your home selling timeline, and these are: 1. Conduct a House Inspection Although a home inspection usually is requested by a buyer after a seller accepts an offer to purchase a house, you may want to...
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Another Home Donation from VAREP
Posted on 11/04/2019
Another Home Donation from VAREP
Another home being donated to a veteran family by Veteran's Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP). Watch it live on Facebook tomorrow - https://www.facebook.com/VAREPNational/...
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Maintenance, You Know What That is, Right?
Posted on 11/03/2019
Maintenance, You Know What That is, Right?
If your parents owned their home, you probably remember watching them work through weekend honey-do lists fixing things around the house. Now, you’re ready to buy your own home and take on that responsibility. You’ve read all the articles, found the best buyers agent, went through hundreds of properties until you found the perfect one, and now it's...
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Should You Opt For a Mortgage From an Online Lender?
Posted on 10/27/2019
Should You Opt For a Mortgage From an Online Lender?
There is a reason why online lenders like Quicken Loans have amassed millions of customers over the past few years. Actually, there are a number of reasons. Here are a few just for starters. Accessibility Anyone with a phone or home internet connection can apply for a house loan online. Wherever you are in the country, you can...
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Your Guide To Home Buying As An Unmarried Couple
Posted on 10/20/2019
Your Guide To Home Buying As An Unmarried Couple
Unmarried couples often find themselves surprised at the additional steps it takes to buy a home compared to their wedded friends. This guide will help you prepare for buying a home together as an unmarried couple: Banks will assess you differently than they would a married couple. Whereas they look at a married couple as a single financial unit,...
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Should You Set a Deadline for Buying a Home?
Posted on 10/13/2019
Should You Set a Deadline for Buying a Home?
If possible, it helps to maintain a flexible deadline as you navigate the homebuying journey. Because if you have a tight deadline in place, you risk making a rash homebuying decision. And as a result, you may pay too much to acquire a home. Perhaps even worse, you risk purchasing a house that fails to match your expectations. As...
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