Blog Category: Home Buying 101

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: Getting Pre-Qualified and Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

Posted On: February 14, 2018 | Categories: News | Home Buying 101
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?There’s no wrong way to

Home Buying 101: Tax Benefits of Owning a Home

Posted On: January 30, 2018 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101
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

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

Posted On: August 15, 2017 | Categories: News | Home Buying 101

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
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? Credit errors can lead to higher borrowing rates or failure to qualify for a mortgage or other type of loan. Even when these mistakes have been

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
Before you claim the keys to the new home of your dreams, you’ll need to navigate through some important real estate documents! Never fear - you won’t have to embark upon this journey alone. Our New Home Specialists and preferred lenders are here to help you navigate the home purchase process with

Smart Ways You Should Invest Your Tax Return

Posted On: April 21, 2017 | Categories: Communities | News | General Info | Home Buying 101 | Why Buy New
Spring brings beautiful weather, blooming flowers, and best of all — tax season! If you’re expecting or have received a large sum of money from your tax return, this may be a good time to start thinking about the best ways to invest and hold onto your fortune!Here are some smart ways to invest your

Home Buying 101 — How Much Do I Really Need for a Down Payment?

Posted On: April 7, 2017 | Categories: News | General Info | Home Buying 101

People often have misconceptions about how much is truly needed to own their new home. Here are some facts - You can own with as little as ...



Home Buying 101: Relationships and Buying a Home in Florida

Posted On: February 14, 2017 | Categories: News | Home Buying 101

Whether you are married, separated, divorced, or “it’s complicated", you may wonder how your relationship could affect your ability to buy a new home in Florida ...



Happy National Home Warranty Day!

Posted On: February 10, 2017 | Categories: News | General Info | Events | Home Buying 101
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVQI56V5ci4Purchasing a new home is exciting and while you’re raising your glass and celebrating your new Florida home, don’t forget to add an extra cheers for your included home warranty! You’ve made a big investment, and the included warranty protection from