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Home Buying 101: Tax Benefits for Florida Homeowners

Posted On: January 30, 2019 | Categories: General Info | Home Buying 101
Home Buying 101: Tax Benefits for Florida Homeowners

Owning your own home in Florida comes with many perks, from a being haven for your family, to increasing your net worth. And this time of year, a benefit on the minds of many is how homeownership benefits your tax return.Good news - There are an array of tax deductions available to Florida ...

Home Buying 101: Home Affordability Better Now than 1985-2000

Posted On: July 12, 2018 | Categories: News | Home Buying 101
Rising home prices have some worried about home affordability, but the price is only part of the puzzle. Mortgage interest rates play a significant role in determining the total amount of your monthly payment and how much house you can afford. If you’re unfamiliar with how interest rates may affect

Home Buying 101: Buying and Selling Your Homes at the Same Time

Posted On: June 20, 2018 | Categories: News | Home Buying 101
If you already own a home and are getting ready to purchase a new home in Florida, chances are you are trying to juggle buying a new home and selling your current one at the same time. In fact, according to Zillow Group’s 2017 Consumer Housing Trends Report, 71% of people selling their home are also

Home Buying 101: Understanding Closing Costs

Posted On: April 9, 2018 | Categories: News | Home Buying 101
When you think of “closing costs,쳌 you might see the light at the end of the homebuying tunnel. You’re just one step away from getting the keys and becoming a homeowner!But just what are closing costs, and how are they figured? Many prospective homebuyers are taken aback by the factors that go into

Home Buying 101: Preparing to Buy a Home in Florida

Posted On: March 16, 2018 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101
By Cindy TolsterMaking the decision to buy a home in Florida is exciting and means starting a new chapter in life. And, preparing to take on a mortgage requires thought, preparation and a good team of professionals around you to help the process along. As a loan officer, I work with prospective home

Home Buying 101: 5 Budgeting Tips for Homebuyers

Posted On: January 19, 2017 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season has ended and the start of a new year is a wonderful time to set the foundation for a new budget! According to a National Retail Federation study in 2015, people spent an average of $805 dollars on holiday celebration, with more than $594 of that going to

Home Buying 101: Understanding the Mortgage Process

Posted On: November 22, 2016 | Categories: News | Home Buying 101
Buying a new home is an exciting and rewarding experience. The process of getting a mortgage, however, may seem a bit intimidating. Knowing what to expect and being prepared will make all the difference in your confidence and take the stress off the table!With the help of Home Solution Lenders, a

5 Common New Home Buying Myths Debunked

Posted On: October 3, 2016 | Categories: News | Home Buying 101

First-time homebuyers can feel intimidated by the steps needed to start owning and stop renting. Is my credit good enough? Do I make enough money? How do I even find the home I want? Read along as we put five common home-buying myths to rest. ...

Home Buying 101 — 15 Moving Day Hacks Everyone Should Use

Posted On: August 30, 2016 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101
The day you’ve been waiting for is here! Construction of your new Florida home is complete, you’ve signed your closing paperwork, and you have the keys to your dream home in your hands.Now comes the less-fun part — the move. But moving day doesn’t have to be a hassle; with a little planning, it’s

Why Buy New: Modern Design

Posted On: February 16, 2016 | Categories: Home Buying 101 | Why Buy New
The way we live has changed in recent years, and new homes with open living areas accommodate a modern lifestyle. (Highland Homes' Willow II home plan)You’re always hearing how buying a new home is better than buying an older, resale home. And, you may be wondering just what could be so different?