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Should I buy New Construction or an Older Home?

Home Buying New vs. Old Home Dilemma   Many home buyers are sometimes puzzled with what they should or can buy.  Should they buy a brand new home or resale home?   In Central Florida, there is an abundance of new construction and buyers always  have a choice whether to buy brand new construction or a resale home. Pretty much it is their choice which to buy as long as it fits the budget.   New construction homes are popping up where their used to be vacant areas of land. ...

Date Published: June 11, 2020 | Author: Erika

What Happens in a Home Closing?

What is a home closing?   You may have heard it called a "closing" or a "settlement" for a property purchase.  Either way, this should be a happy day where you get the keys to your new home.  It is always a happier day when the buyer knows what to expect and is prepared to finalize all the details.  Being prepared makes everything go smoother and stay on schedule. Closing on a home is crossing the finish line   After saving for years, you finally found a home you are ex...

Date Published: April 21, 2020 | Author: Erika

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

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

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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