As we wake up to 2018, this is how the horizon looks in a gloomy early January in Central Florida but with a sunshine perspective. The housing market ended 2017 with a continued positive track “with more closed sales, more new listings, more pending sales and rising median prices.”, according to data from Florida Realtors … More 2018 is here!
The age, design and characteristics of the roof of your house, or the soon to be your house, can save you money as Insurance companies offer premium discounts based on the property´s level of wind resistance. Sihle Insurance Group, one of the largest privately held agencies in Florida, consistently ranking in the “Top 100” countrywide, … More Wind Mitigation… Inspection. What?
According with Javier Vivas, director of economic research for realtor.com, in the 2018 National Housing Forecast pusblished today, November 29, 2017, “inventory constraints that have fueled a sharp rise in home prices and made it difficult for buyers to gain a foothold in the market will begin to ease next year as part of broad … More 2018, Housing Forecast
Your home, systems and appliances need regular maintenance and care. Be aware and plan ahead of what the life expectancy and ways to avoid early deterioration. First and foremost, follow the manufacturer´s recommendations. Here some routine tips from the experts*: Range/Oven -Do not use extra-large cooking pots or pans to avoid damaging burners and heating … More Congratulations! You are the happy new owner! Now what?
You should and you have the right to inspect while buying your home! But, what is WDO inspection? WDO (Wood Destroying Organism) Inspection is an additional inspection recommended to buyers to protect their asset from the threats of the termites commonly found throughout Florida (and beyond). There are more than 2,000 species of termites and the … More Beyond the Termites Inspection
Florida continues to be the most active market with more than 9,o00 houses in the market up to July. Average price range $130K which is similar for what we have seen in North Orlando Area. REO_MarketingInsights_072016
“Unpermitted work on a home can stall sales years later”, adapted from CAROLYN L. WEISS, National Association of Realtors. Let´s get to the point. Any modification to a property that reflects a different description from what appear in public records requires permits to be pulled and closed. If not, this can come back and delay, or … More Avoid Unapproved Renovations
In a few words, let´s get serious! Hunting for a house in a low inventory market can be an endless bidding process.
Down payment programs can help you save on your down payment and buy sooner. Down Payment Resource is a free tool that uncovers programs and eligible properties that fit your personal and family situation. This is what you have to do! Look for the icon on eligible listings, explore the programs available, enter your household and professional … More Down Payment Resource
Follow this chart and get familiarized with the regular steps you have to follow in a Residential Real Estate transaction.