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Are House Inspections Necessary?

Should Florida Home Buyers get inspections?   Whether you are familiar with Florida homes or not, it is important to have a through house inspection as part of your buying process.  It is important to know all the homes benefits and potential repairs that may be needed when you get ready to make that huge investment of buying your home.  Let's face it... no one likes surprises, so a thorough house inspection will assist you in that process.   It is never recommended to skip ...

Date Published: March 23, 2020 | Author: Erika

Buyers Broker of Florida Sold Top 10 Highest Priced Home

Moss Park Reserve
Buyers Broker of Florida Achieved Top Sales Congrats   2019 was a great sales year for Buyers Broker of Florida.   Eve Alexander topped the highest sales price for 2019.   Orlando Sentinel Newspaper reported Buyers Broker of Florida sold the top 10 most expensive Orlando home in 2019. Location, Location, Location   This exquisite property is located in the only place you can own residential real estate on Disney property.  That's right...the property is loc...

Date Published: February 25, 2020 | Author: Erika

Short Term Rental: How to Write an Offer

What is a Short Term Rental?   It is a rental that can be rented for shorter periods of time than an annual lease.  A short term rental can be rented for a day, week, month or longer.  Typically the tenants are people on vacation who want to rent for a short period.  Short term rentals are not allowed in all cities and communities, so the community must be zoned to allow short term rentals.  Many people who spend time in Orlando like to invest in short term rentals so they can util...

Date Published: January 2, 2020 | Author: Erika

Do Solar Roof Panels add Value to a Home?

Harnessing Energy from the Sun   Did you know that the Orlando area receives 5.5-5.0 KW of natural sun light?  Instead of having a roof reflect the sunlight to keep your home cool, solar panels harness the suns energy through Photovoltaic (PV) systems.  These solar roof panels convert direct sunlight to energy for your home. Your home can use this energy, store this energy, or sell this energy back to the electric company.   Cost of Solar   Solar panels can be an exp...

Date Published: November 11, 2019 | Author: Erika

Osceola County 55+ Adult Communities

Do retirees going to the Orlando area find themselves retiring in an Osceola County 55+ community?  You better believe it!  There are some excellent choices for the young at heart adults.  Orlando has a growing population of people coming to retire and the market is listening. Osceola County is one of the largest counties in Central Florida located just south of Orlando and home to many new adult communities.   Due to Osceola county's growth, each area has its own niche.  For ...

Date Published: October 31, 2019 | Author: Erika

Legado Homes Windermere, FL

Legado is the newest community to be built in Windermere, Florida.  Legado actually means "Legacy" in Spanish and it is claiming a piece of well known Windermere.  Windermere is known for its quaint town, but also for their exquisite multi-million dollar luxury homes.  This location is actually west Windermere, right next to Winter Garden.  Winter Garden and this part of Windermere is the fastest growing area for new construction in a master planned community called Horizons West.   ...

Date Published: September 9, 2019 | Author: Erika

The Grove Resort Newest Condo Hotel

Orlando is the top spot for a vacation home The Grove Resort is Orlando's newest condo-hotel.   Wanna own a vacation home?  Orlando's vacation market is in high demand with 72 million tourists traveling to Orlando annually.  With an enormous amount of world-class attractions and restaurants, It is an ideal place to own a second home.  Second home ownership is up and rising since 1999.   Those second homeowners can even rent their home to vacationers to offset their expenses wh...

Date Published: August 22, 2019 | Author: Erika

Affordable New Construction in Orlando

Many times when you are looking for a new home, your budget dictates what and where you can buy. Affordable new construction homes can be hard to find on your own.  This article will focus on where you can find the best deals in Central Florida right now.   We are experienced buyers agent who know where you can find these hidden gems. Call us at 407-539-1053 and lets talk about affordable new construction.   Brand new homes gives the buyer piece of mind that there will be no immedi...

Date Published: August 8, 2019 | Author: Erika

Pre-approval for a Home Loan Makes You a Quality Home Buyer

being pre-approved
Do you need a pre-approval to "get" the house   Remember that a pre-approval when getting a home loan makes you a quality home buyer. Most home buyers think that all they need is a pre-qualification (PQ) letter.  Not so.  PQ letters you can find online and fill them out yourself.  Most lenders freely hand out a PQ without doing a diligent check.  A pre-approval confirms that the lender did check your ability to buy and is willing to lend you the money, a strong statement when there a...

Date Published: September 19, 2018 | Author: Erika

New Construction Homes and BUYER mistakes

New Construction Homes and BUYER mistakes
New construction homes are everywhere. Orlando is exploding with new construction in every city.  All the growth and road expansion is clearing the way for more brand new homes.    New construction homes are definitely filling in the gap of the shortage of resale homes.   Do you need a Buyers agent to buy new construction?   Absolutely.  Don't kid yourself, there are too many things involved with buying new construction that you will not understand.  A good buyers agent wi...

Date Published: July 20, 2018 | Author: Erika