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Florida’s Housing Market Median House Prices Rises

Florida Realtors’ data: More sales, higher median prices, more new pending sales and more new listings year-over-year. Single-family sales up 8.8%; condo sales up 10.3% – and sales in the upper price tiers paved the way for the surge, says Chief Economist Dr. Brad O’Connor.ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida’s housing market reported more closed sales, more new pending sales, higher median prices and more new listings in August compared to a year ago despite the…

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What Home Inspectors Check that you don’t Know About

Selling a home often means getting a home inspection; in fact, only 5 percent of home purchases go through without a thorough check. This is typically paid for by the buyer, but if you’re the one selling, you’re going to want to ensure that the home inspection goes well. If your home doesn’t meet the mark, the door is open for the buyer to negotiate for a lower price, making it especially important to…

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Transform Your Home With a Budget

Splurge on Focal Pieces. You may not be able to break the bank on every item in your home, but consider splurging on attention-grabbing pieces. For example, a high-quality leather chair or fancy wallpaper on a prominent wall are good ways to spend money strategically. With these elements in place, you can be more budget-conscious with other purchases.Layer Rugs. Rugs are a cost-effective way to add warmth and style to a room. To create…

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Landlord Responsibilities You May Have Overlooked

If you own real estate and decide to lease it out to someone else, then congratulations: you are now a landlord in the eyes of the law. Whether you lease out a single family home or apartments in a multiplex building, there are many landlord responsibilities that come with the territory.Some duties seem clear, like collecting rent or finding tenants for a vacant unit. Others, however, may be less obvious. The more…

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Turning Your Patio into Great Entertaining Space

With Florida being summer or lets say sunny all year around, it’s always a good time to give outdoor entertainment spaces a facelift. Whether the goal is to spend quality time with immediate family or to invite a few friends over for drinks, outdoor entertaining is very popular. There is nothing more pleasant than being able to enjoy a fresh breeze on a hot day from the comfort of your own patio. From…

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HERE ARE FINANCIAL TIPS TO PROTECT YOURSELF DURING COVID-19

Millions of Americans are facing financial uncertainty during the coronavirus pandemic. For people with student loans, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act offers relief for those with federal student loans, and many private student loan lenders are providing options for reducing or suspending payments as well. The majority of private student loans have co-signers. If you’ve co-signed a private student loan, you have a financial responsibility and legal obligation,…

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How to Ship Boxes for the Lowest Cost

Many homebuyers and sellers wonder how to ship their boxes for the least amount of money. If you’re moving from one home to another and you have a lot of possessions, hiring movers to do the job is the obvious choice. But what if you only have a few boxes to move? Even if you’re moving across the country, hiring movers isn’t one of the cheapest ways to ship boxes. You could use the post…

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Tenant Rights and the Pandemic

COVID-19 has altered the rule book for property managers and investment property owners for the foreseeable future. Balancing the pressures faced by tenants struggling to pay rent due to job loss with your need to keep up with expenses and safety measures presents distinct challenges. Two of the biggest concerns affecting rental properties are the patchwork of eviction moratoriums and the unique fair housing issues and disability protections related to COVID-19. Here’s…

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Becoming Camera Ready

A winning on-camera presentation is no longer just a noteworthy career goal; it’s become a professional imperative. That’s because doing business in the coronavirus age likely means meeting after meeting with prospects, clients, and other agents over Zoom, Skype, and other video platforms. But this shift in priorities may bring discomfort. You’re not alone if you’re camera shy. Fifty-nine percent of consumers say they’re more self-conscious on a video call than meeting…

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