Buyers

Tips on home inspections

Who needs a home inspection?   Read the tips on home inspections. Who needs it? Every home buyer, regardless of what they are buying, needs a home inspection. There are different inspections for condo's vs. single family homes vs. new construction.   It is important that a buyer get a comprehensive inspections for single family home and a lot inspection if they are buying vacant land with no structure on it. Tips on Home Inspections How do I find a good home inspec...

Date Published: May 1, 2017 | Author: Erika
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Casselberry Fl Ranked Hottest Zip Code

Casselberry Zip Code 32707   Casselberry Florida ranked top 50 hottest zip code according to Realtor.com. Ranking is based amount of properties viewed, days on market as well, as other factors of growth and affordability. Casselberry zip code 32707 ranked #36 out of 50 nationwide zip codes.   Casselberry is 22% more affordable     Home buyers are taking notice of Casselberry. Casselberry properties are selling faster than the rest of Central Florida. &nbs...

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Buying; What Do you need to Spend?

Your Home Budget has to Match Your Wants   Orlandos Market for homes is complex.   I received a call yesterday from a very nice buyer wanting to relocate to Orlando. Sounds good, who does not want to live in Orlando.   Orlando is truly reinventing itself and its a great place to live!   The buyer politely gave me a very long list of "wants" for her home purchase. She told me that she is prequalified with no debt, has high salary, and excellent cred...

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Orlando New Commercial Projects

Commercial Projects Growing   In just one day, on September 29th, $35 million dollars of Orlando new commercial projects construction permits where filed!   Outdated shopping centers are being remodeled. Every town and municipality is getting a face lift. New town centers are being created, with more entertainment venues being added. Much needed infrastructure is expanding or being renovated.   It simply amazes me to see the tremendous revitalization of commerci...

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A Tour of Harmony

A modern community in a rural area   Harmony is an interesting place, located in a remote section of east Highway 192. In fact, it's closer to Melbourne on the east cost of Florida than Downtown Orlando. Downtown Orlando is anywhere from a 50-60 minute drive. However, there are several routes to take to get to the heart of Orlando.   Harmony is located about 30 minutes to Disney and 30 minutes to I-95. Melbourne beaches are less than 40 minutes and only 25 minutes to Orl...

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New 55+ The Lakes at Harmony

55+ Communities are Growing   Orlando is ranked #4 for retirees. The baby boomer population is looking toward retirement. Builders are hearing this calling and quickly filling these housing needs.   The Lakes at Harmony is only of the newest 55+ communities that opened in June. 55+ Communities are designated for retirees where at least 80% of the homes have to have one person at least age 55+.   Rare Large Floors Plans Available   The Lakes at Harmony offe...

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New Construction Home Inspections

Home Inspection Can Be Done   Home buyers are not aware they can do new home inspections during the building of their home. There are very few buyers agents that will even suggest it. It's brand new what can go wrong?   Even though the national builders are professional, things can be overlooked, and problems can arise.   Even though the specific county will conduct their own inspections, often its not long enough to do thorough job and they are not always c...

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Why need Flood insurance in Orlando?

Flood insurance. The #1 disaster in the United States is flooding and Florida is no exception. Central Florida is in close proximity to waterways and yes, there are a lot of lakes. Heavy rains from Hurricanes and tropical storms are common in Central Florida.   Getting Orlando Flood Insurance when you buy a home is also a common "add on" and something that many home buyers do buy. Common misconceptions about Orlando Flood Insurance Misconception #1: Flood insurance is expensive...

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Home Buyer Negotiations

Home buyer negotiations: Can a home buyer negotiate for themselves?   Sure, but they do a lousy job negotiating for themselves. Let me tell you the 4 main reasons why...   Home buyer has no clue what to negotiate.   Absolutely true.   Where do inexperienced home buyer negotiations start? The price, the closing costs, the home inspection re-negotiations? The home buyer has no clue what to negotiate. They don't know about local real estate, what is the ...

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Orange County New Homes Soaring

New Builds Taking Off Orange County, Florida   According to the Orlando Sentinel, new home building permits have soared to the highest level in Orange County in 10 years!   Permits for single family homes are up by 3,600 over last year.   A few theories are circulating as to why. It could be the result of pent up demand, shortages on the resales market, and lower impact fees.   Regardless of the reason, new construction real estate is booming in Ora...

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