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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…

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

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…

Making Offer on house

Secrets about what the seller wants Before making offer, you have to realize that every seller has a bottom price in mind.  It is never a deep discount from the listing price.  A seller that needs to sell will start dropping their price gradually.  Tips on making offer.   A seller that has the same…

Sellers Disclosure Florida

Sellers Disclosure; what is it?   Sellers Disclosure.  The law in Florida requires sellers of Residential Real Estate to disclose all relevant information about the condition of the property (past and present).  The Sellers Disclosure should also disclose what repairs have been done and what repairs are still needed.   While Florida Law requires “property disclosures”…

Are Exclusive Buyers Brokers outsiders?

Exclusive Buyers Brokers are so different, that some consider us to be “outside” of the norm.  We do have all the privileges and cooperation like all other brokers, but we just operate on a different path. That is fine with me, because I do not want to be “one of them”.   That means I am not…

Is “Active with Contract” really for sale?

Homebuyers need to understand the difference in property status.   I had a buyer searching homes on the Realtor.com and they sent me a list of homes to view.  I thought “Great!, saves me time”.    When I pulled up the homes, all were “Active with Contract” (AWC) Status.   What the buyer did not…

Home inspections, who should attend?

Should a real estate agent attend the home inspections?   If they are a Sellers Agent, Transaction Broker of Facilitator, than they do not need to attend the home inspection because they are not working for you the buyer.     However, if the agent is your Buyers Agent than they for sure need to be at the…

Did your last Buyer Agent cash their check and hide?

Some things in Real Estate are just not right….   I am talking about a buyer agent that closes a deal and disappears.  They are not to be found on this green earth. The only thing left is their marketing material.   The marketing material that brags about what a great buyer agent they are or what…

Home buying tips for home buyers

Home Buyer Story:   I just had a call from an anonymous buyer who was in hot water on a contract to buy a home and wanted out of the deal.  He wanted my advice, despite that he had an agent…or so he thought.   Of course the buyer was not sure what they signed.  A…

3 Things Home Buyers do not know

1. What is the property really worth?   Home buyers have no clue what a property is worth, which is why home buyers should never buy a home alone or a FSBO (For Sale By Owner) without a good buyers agent.   Zillow cannot help either, which is why their value opinion is called a “zestimate”…

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