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Top 5 Tips for Preparing Your House for Real Estate PhotosIn the new digital age of real estate, 96% of home buyers are finding their new home from online searches and real estate apps and studies have shown that homes for sale in Windermere, FL with more than 30 photos online sell faster and for more money. Obviously it is impossible to know exactly how a house will suit your needs simply by looking at it online, but in many cases buyers are able to eliminate a house from their list if they see something in an online listing that turns them off. Making sure your pictures are professional and appealing to a wide variety of buyers will keep your home on buyers’ lists and have them scheduling a private showing to see if it's the right home for them.

So what makes a good real estate picture and how can you

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If you are thinking about selling your home but know it is in need of repairs, figuring out where to start and what to prioritize can be a daunting task. While there are many strategies for where to start and how to sell a home that needs some work, there are some basic considerations that will help in any situation. Let's take a look at some recommendations for how to sell a home that needs some renovations. 

Sell The Home “As-Is”

Selling a home “as-is” saves you from having to make any costly repairs or spending time off of the market to get the home ready to sell. What the buyer sees is what they get when they come to do a showing and out in an offer. While they may still want to do an inspection to ensure the structure of the home is in good

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Buying a house is an exciting time in a person’s life, especially if they’re a first-time buyer. As a first-time buyer, people dream up all sorts of things that they want in their dream home, but those wants aren’t necessarily the same for every age group. Realtors are taking note of these differences and you might be surprised by how their priorities differ from one another. 

Let’s take a look at some of the features Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z are searching for in a house. If you’re thinking about selling your home, knowing these priority differences might help you anticipate what kind of buyer your home would appeal to. 

Generation X (born between 1965 to 1980)

Buyers who fall into the Gen X age group are nearing retirement age and their

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The Dos and Don'ts of Money Management When Buying a HomeBuying a home is a major financial decision and along with that decision comes some important financial management choices as well. While everyone’s situation is different and unique to them, there are some do's and dont’s that will help keep any homebuyer on the right track till closing. Let's take a look at what you should and shouldn't do financially when purchasing one of the many homes for sale in Champions Gate.

Don’t Apply for New Credit

Regardless of what the new credit account is for, it can (and likely will) negatively impact your credit score. A lower credit score can determine your interest rate and your eligibility for certain lending programs that could be very beneficial to you. In the worst case scenario you could be denied mortgage

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Top Maintenance Tips for Florida HomeownersOwning a home can be one of the greatest achievements in a person's life, but along with that achievement is a level of responsibility for maintenance that can't be ignored. Every home is different and has its own set of required systems maintenance items that should be checked and handled often. But while every home is indeed unique, there are some tips that will apply to most homes in Florida. 

Change Filters

Regularly changing filters within your home is similar to the normal filter replacement within your car. While a car has an oil filter that must be changed regularly, a home has air filters and potentially water filters that must be addressed on an optimal schedule. While all systems vary and you should consult a professional when

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Is It Better to Buy or Rent in FloridaIf you are considering whether renting or owning one of the many homes for sale in Minneola, Fl is right for you, there can be a lot of factors affecting your decision. While each situation is unique, there are some advantages to both scenarios that will ring true across the board. Let's take a look at the advantages that both options provide to help you better understand what is right for you and your family.

Advantages of Renting

Avoiding Property Value Losses

One of the many benefits to renting a home is the protection from property value losses. While decline in property value is rare, especially in the recent real estate markets, outside factors can contribute to a home becoming less valuable over time. By renting the home you are not tied

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Whether keeping up with a current garden or planting a new one, the Central Florida climate can be a difficult one to predict. Plants that are drought resistant and low maintenance are ideal for most homeowners and will bring pleasure to all who behold them. Let’s take a look at some of the best, and easiest, plants to bring life and curb appeal to your Davenport home. 

Blanket Flower

blanket flower

Blanket Flower is a Florida native that is drought resistant and salt tolerant. The nectar in its bright gold and red flowers that appear throughout summer attracts butterflies and other wildlife. This sun-loving annual reseeds and is also really easy to grow. It makes a great companion plant with the popular Beach Sunflower.

Firebush

Firebush is an easy

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The time homes are spending on the market has reached a historic low.

July 2021 Recap

State of the Market

  • Orlando’s median home price reached $320,000 in July 2021, continuing a six-month trend of record-setting prices. The increase is 18.5% from July 2020, when the median home price was $270,000.
  • Sales fell 5.2% in July 2021 compared to the previous month; however, they have spiked 13.7% from July 2020.
  • The time homes are spending on the market has reached a historic low. In July 2021, homes spent just 26 days on the market.
  • Inventory rose for a third straight month in July 2021 but is still down 43.3% year-over-year.
  • “We are seeing the housing market start to level off from its peak, but that doesn’t mean
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Things To Consider When Purchasing A Florida Retirement HomeIf you are starting to consider your retirement, the idea of moving to a new home has probably crossed your mind. There are many advantages to moving to a new home for retirement, but with those advantages come many factors that should be considered. Let’s take a look at a few things that should be considered early on when thinking about browsing for homes for sale in Groveland, FL to retire in.

Give It A Test Run

Whether you plan to move across the country or into a retirement community, make sure to test out your vision. Someone who likes the idea of living in a community might find that they don’t enjoy abiding by rules. Subsequently, someone who wants to move to Arizona may discover they don’t enjoy hot weather. Spend time visiting different

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Best Home Office Renovations for Your New HomeThe Covid pandemic had drastic repercussions in the housing market and one of the biggest changes was the sudden value on work from home space or home offices. With shutdowns forcing people to adapt their home space to a business office in just a few hours, new homes or homes for sale in Clermont FL with dedicated offices became premium commodities. For those thinking about renovating their current home to have a dedicated home office, let's look at some things to consider and renovations that are worth your while. 

Think More About Color

This is your work space and you should be inspired by what's around you to do your best work and be the best you that you can be. But with virtual meetings and conference calls becoming a regular occurrence for

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