18 Secrets No One Tells You About Buying A House

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Most homeowners aren't shy about telling you how awesome it is and all about the perks of living in a house that they own ... but they're a lot less forthcoming about the ugly aspects of buying a house and the...
The Hidden Costs of Owning a Vacation Home

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Who doesn't love the idea of collecting rent on a home in a beautiful vacation-friendly location -- and visiting for free when there aren't any guests? It's a lovely concept, but there are several "hidden"...
An Annual Home Maintenance Checklist for Florida

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If you've ever owned a home before, you know that just like your vehicle needs regular maintenance like oil changes to run well—so does your home. It can be easy to ignore or put these things off, but a...
6 Selling Myths When Selling Your Home

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After years of experience and closing hundreds of transactions (both on the seller side and buyer side), we know what goes on inside the mind of most buyers. What they look at, how they react in certain...
Be Informed: What is Escrow?

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The first time you heard the term, "escrow" you may have been thrown for a loop. While the word may have had you confused the first time, here are some essential things to know about escrow—what it is,...
Pros and Cons of FHA Mortgage Loans

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Here are some pros and cons to consider, if a conventional home loan isn't an option, and you are considering a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan.