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How is Fair Market Value Determined?
Posted on 04/05/2020
How is Fair Market Value Determined?
Image by Andrey Popov from Shutterstock The term "fair market value" is the price at which an interested but not desperate buyer is willing to buy and a motivated but not distressed seller is willing to sell on the open market in your location. The set value depends on recently sold similar-sized homes with like amenities, upgrades, and...
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Is Your Residence's Initial Asking Price Realistic?
Posted on 03/29/2020
Is Your Residence's Initial Asking Price Realistic?
A home seller must consider the initial asking price of his or her residence closely. Because if a home seller sets an unrealistic initial asking price, he or she risks alienating potential buyers. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you set a realistic initial asking price for your house. 1. Review the Local Housing Market...
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Legal: Hiring a Real Estate Attorney for Retainer
Posted on 03/22/2020
Legal: Hiring a Real Estate Attorney for Retainer
Photo by Succo via PixabayWhen you need a real estate attorney, be sure to do your research. Don’t just hire an attorney because your friend or a relative sings the attorney’s praises. The referred attorney may be great in the practice area they helped your friend or relative in, but they may not have the experience needed for...
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House Hacking: The Most Beginner-Friendly Way to Dip Your Toe in Real Estate?
Posted on 03/15/2020
House Hacking: The Most Beginner-Friendly Way to Dip Your Toe in Real Estate?
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay For some, house hacking is the key to getting started in real estate; for others, it's just a smart way to build cash flow into an otherwise uncooperative rental market. Wondering how to get your foot in the door? Here's what you need to know. What is House Hacking? The term "house hacking"...
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How to Start Your Own Culinary Garden
Posted on 03/08/2020
How to Start Your Own Culinary Garden
Photo by stux via Pixabay If you're like many busy homeowners, you may not have a lot of time to cultivate a vegetable garden for the purpose of putting food on the family table. However, old-school culinary herb gardens are deceptively easy to grow, and they pull double duty by providing an exceedingly pleasing aesthetic. Not only do they...
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Organizational Tips for Home Sellers
Posted on 03/01/2020
Organizational Tips for Home Sellers
Image by LightField Studios from Shutterstock When you've owned your house a long time, getting it ready to sell may seem like a daunting task. If relocation is on the horizon for you, get an early start and organize your spaces. Ideas to help you get organized right away! Resist the temptation to add items to your home...
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Questions to Consider Before You Invest in Home Improvements
Posted on 02/23/2020
Questions to Consider Before You Invest in Home Improvements
Before you sell your home, you may want to invest in property upgrades. That way, you can enhance your residence both inside and out and boost your chances of enjoying a fast, profitable house selling experience. Ultimately, there are many questions to consider prior to investing in home improvements. These questions include: 1. Which home improvements should I prioritize?...
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Outdoor Lighting for Home Security
Posted on 02/16/2020
Outdoor Lighting for Home Security
Photo by Malcolm Garret via Pexels No matter how safe your neighborhood is, it doesn’t hurt to take precautions against break-ins or thefts. Installing home security lighting is a highly effective way to deter intruders. This type of lighting also provides plenty of light for walkways and paths, making it safer for you and your family to walk...
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When Should You Sell Your Residence?
Posted on 02/09/2020
When Should You Sell Your Residence?
There is no right or wrong time to sell a home. However, it is important to remember that selling a home is a life-changing decision. And as such, the decision to sell a home should not be taken lightly. If you are unsure about whether now is the right time to add your house to the real estate market,...
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Another Property Sold - 911 N Orange Avenue #511, Orlando, FL 32801
Posted on 02/07/2020
Another Property Sold - 911 N Orange Avenue #511, Orlando, FL 32801
Incredible 5th floor courtyard view unit. The kitchen is open to the living space and complete with a built in desk. The entire great room has crown molding and beautiful hardwoods with a fireplace. Dual master suites and in unit laundry. The community also includes a Swimming Pool, Fitness Center with circuit strength training, free weights, and cardio equipment, community room with billiards, kitchen & bar, and WIFI. All in the heart of downtown...
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Another Property Rented - 6434 Cava Alta Drive #202, Orlando, FL 32835
Posted on 02/05/2020
Another Property Rented - 6434 Cava Alta Drive #202, Orlando, FL 32835
The condo you wish to rent is here. Come and see it. It is like a resort paradise: plush club house, inviting pool with reclining chairs, tennis and basketball courts, fitness center, social area and gated with a 24-hour virtual guard. This is a 2 bedroom-2 bath rental condo, with elevator, freshly painted, stainless steel appliances, newer refrigerator; new microwave, cook-top and dishwasher. It comes with washer and dryer and a newly installed carpet. Enjoy the nature-beauty view from the balcony. Florida at its best. Make your appointment...
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Another Property Rented - 6434 Cava Alta Drive #202, Orlando, FL 32835
Posted on 02/05/2020
Another Property Rented - 6434 Cava Alta Drive #202, Orlando, FL 32835
The condo you wish to rent is here. Come and see it. It is like a resort paradise: plush club house, inviting pool with reclining chairs, tennis and basketball courts, fitness center, social area and gated with a 24-hour virtual guard. This is a 2 bedroom-2 bath rental condo, with elevator, freshly painted, stainless steel appliances, newer refrigerator; new microwave, cook-top and dishwasher. It comes with washer and dryer and a newly installed carpet. Enjoy the nature-beauty view from the balcony. Florida at its best. Make your appointment...
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