Blog Category: Home Buying 101

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

Posted On: July 12, 2018 | Categories: News | Home Buying 101
Home Buying 101: Home Affordability Better Now than 1985-2000

According to a recent report from Zillow, homes are more affordable today than they were back in 1985 to 2000. In addition, homes are more affordable now than they were at the peak of the housing bubble in 2006! ...



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. A key factor that can affect your buying and selling process is coordinating the timing ...



Spring Cleaning and Home Maintenance Tips

Posted On: May 25, 2018 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101

Spring is the traditional season to throw open the windows, whip out your mop, and tackle some seasonal cleaning items while the scent of spring flowers wafts through your home. Here are a few handy spring cleaning tips to get you started! ...



Home Buying 101: Understanding Closing Costs

Posted On: April 9, 2018 | Categories: News | Home Buying 101
Home Buying 101: Understanding Closing Costs

Just what are closing costs, and how are they calculated? ...



Home Buying 101: Preparing to Buy a Home in Florida

Posted On: March 16, 2018 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101

Making 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.  ...



Home Buying 101: Getting Pre-Qualified and Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

Posted On: February 14, 2018 | Categories: News | Home Buying 101
Home Buying 101: Getting Pre-Qualified and Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

Let’s assume you’re on the house hunt. Maybe you already have a real estate agent on your side, and perhaps you even know which part of town you want to live in. Likely, you have a budget in mind. But how do you know what you can really afford and get approved to purchase? ...



Home Buying 101: Tax Benefits of Owning a Home

Posted On: January 30, 2018 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101
Home Buying 101: Tax Benefits of Owning a Home

There are many benefits to owning a new home in Florida ranging from the pride of ownership, to safety and comfort, and increased net worth. During this time of year, another benefit on many people’s minds relates to taxes. There are an array of home ownership tax deductions available that add up to big tax savings for homeowners ...



Home Buying 101: The Three C’s of Mortgage Approval

Posted On: August 15, 2017 | Categories: News | Home Buying 101
Home Buying 101: The Three C’s of Mortgage Approval

If you’re looking to finance your dream home with a mortgage, you’re going to want to know the ropes about each and every aspect of the process — especially the approval process. As a borrower, the best thing you can do is ...



Your Credit Score May Have Just Gone Up

Posted On: July 5, 2017 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101
Your Credit Score May Have Just Gone Up

According to a study commissioned by the Federal Trade Commission, one in five people have an error on their credit report - Does this include you? ...



Home Buying 101: 4 Real Estate Documents You Can’t Ignore

Posted On: May 15, 2017 | Categories: Communities | News | General Info | Home Buying 101 | Why Buy New
Home Buying 101: 4 Real Estate Documents You Can’t Ignore

Before you claim the keys to the new home of your dreams, you’ll need to navigate through some important real estate documents! Understanding your paperwork and understanding mortgage terminology will help eliminate confusion and possible stress. Here are four of the most important real estate documents you will encounter ...