The Truth About Every time the market heats up you'll start to see signs on street corners advertising rent-to-own or lease purchase homes.  Many buyers are attracted to this option because it presents itself as a way to buy a home with less out of pocket expense than traditional.   Unfortunately, most of the time things are not as they seem with "rent to own" homes.   While occasionally there are good deals out there, the entire lease-purchase industry has a bad name due to the scams, fees, and expenses you may not know about ahead of time that can put you in a bad spot long-term.

Times Where You Can Look Into Rent to Own Opportunities

The idea is simple.  A home seller wants to sell their home and instead of selling it outright, they offer it for lease with an…

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8 Things Good Realtors Do For Home SellersAn old adage states that the three most important factors in real estate are location, location, and location. At Florida Realty Marketplace, we believe that there’s a fourth factor that is far more important: providing high-quality customer service to our clients. Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Windsor Island Resort, or you’re looking to sell your property, the real estate process can be intimidating and confusing. If you’re looking up how to "sell my house", check out these eight things that our realtors do to properly represent the seller and negotiate the best deal.

Choose The Best Listing Price

A good realtor will know how to calculate a price that is fair to the seller and attractive to the buyer. This task can be a balancing act…

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HOA: What You Should Know About Homeowner's Association FeesWhen someone mentions an HOA, most people immediately think of busybody neighbors handing out fines and making ridiculous demands. However, this reputation is very undeserved. While there are a few bad HOAs out there, far more of these Homeowner's Associations are very helpful, keep neighborhoods looking great, and provide outstanding amenities. If you purchase one of the homes for sale in Winter Haven, FL that is in an HOA, you may have questions about the fees you're asked to pay. Here's a breakdown of what the HOA fees do and why buying in a neighborhood with an HOA is beneficial.

What Is a Homeowner's Association?

An HOA is a neighborhood group that is responsible for maintaining shared community spaces and providing amenities to homeowners.…

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What You Need To Know About The New Home Walkthrough After the negotiations, the inspection, and the appraisal, the final walkthrough may seem anticlimactic. After all, by this time, you’re almost to the finish line. You’ve likely been through the house several times, so you have a really good idea of what you’re buying. But the final walkthrough is more than just a formality. It’s also not something you should skip or go through quickly. Even if you’re buying new construction homes for sale in Windsor Island Resort, it’s still important to treat the final walkthrough seriously. Here are a few things you should keep in mind about this process.

It’s a Chance to Make Certain All Repairs Were Completed

The final walkthrough is the last chance you get to make certain the seller has completed everything…

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Is It Cheaper To Build or Buy A HouseTypically when a home buyer is looking, they are looking buying new construction or perhaps buying a resale home. There are benefits to both, but before making a decision, you should learn about the costs involved. Would it be cheaper to build a new home, or should you consider buying one of the resale homes for sale in Kissimmee FL or other parts of Florida? Let’s take a look at the costs of each so you can make an informed decision.

How Much Does it Cost to Buy A New House?

Most of the time when someone says, "I'm going to build a house," what they mean is that they are buying from a builder.  Usually, a builder or developer has bought some land and developed it by adding utilities.  Then they come in and decide which floor plans they want to…

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What's the Best Way to Get the Best DealWhile buying a home is likely the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, you still want to feel like you’re getting a good deal. Most buyers, especially first-time buyers, want to submit an offer that’s under the asking price. There can be many reasons for doing so, and those reasons are often very valid. However, you want to make certain you’re not submitting a low ball offer that the seller will simply dismiss right away. You want to be strategic in crafting your offer.  For example, it's unlikely that you'll get any price discount on homes for sale in Charles Cove because they are new vs a resale home in Davenport.  Here are some tips for getting the best deal.

Know Exactly What You Can Afford

Before you make any offer or, in fact, even look at…

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4 of Ways To Find Deals On HousesEveryone loves getting a good deal, especially when making a large purchase. Some people seem to have a knack for finding great deals, and that knack even extends to homes. If you’re looking to find a great deal on new homes for sale in Charles Cove, your only option might be to call us, but if you're looking for a resale there are 4 classic ways we find deals for clients (outside our trade secrets). We’ve put together a few tips that will help you get the most for your money. We’ve also outlined some things you need to keep in mind when you see a home that seems to be too good of a deal.

Look for Homes that Have Been on the Market for Several Months

Most sellers want to sell their properties quickly, especially if they have moved out of state or if…

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Should I Buy A House During A PandemicThe COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly every industry, and that includes real estate. With social distancing and other concerns at the forefront, you may be thinking of postponing your house hunt. However, while the way you will go about viewing and buying a home has changed, there’s no reason to wait. The housing market continues to remain strong, and real estate agents have quickly adapted to showing homes during the pandemic. If you're looking at new construction like the homes for sale in Windsor Island Resort, or resale homes in elsewhere don’t let the pandemic stop you.

Real Estate May Be Essential

While most states have reopened and are allowing non-essential businesses to operate once again, there is always the chance that could get…

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