How to Build Your Credit So You Can Buy a HouseBuying a house encompases many steps other than just touring homes and picking the one you like most. Being prepared in every aspect of the home buying process will set you up for success and one of the most important ways to prepare is ensuring you have good credit. Let’s take a look at some ways to strengthen or establish a good credit score when thinking about buying a Winter Haven FL home. 

Why Is Credit Score Important When Buying A Home?

For a mortgage lender, a credit score is like a rating of financial trustworthiness. It gives them an idea of how much risk they are taking by agreeing to loan you money. If your credit score is low, their risk is high and if your credit score is high their risk is low. While many lenders will still take on…

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the flats resort orlandoIf you are looking for an Orlando area condo apartment with a modern flair and world class amenities, look no further than the brand new project The Flats Wellness Living. Whether you work in Orlando, or in any of the nearby towns, this condo project should quickly top your list of potential housing options. Let's take a look at the project itself and see what makes condos for sale at The Flats in Orlando such a unique and worthwhile place to live. 

All That Orlando Has to Offer

The Flats Wellness Living is located in Kissimmee in Osceola County in Orlando Florida; a city where joy and fun converge so that its visitors can have unforgettable experiences. Theme parks, golf courses and shopping centers are the formulas to make Orlando the favorite…

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Listings are spending an average of just 29 days on the market, a new post-2007 Recession low.

June 2021 Recap

State of the Market

  • Median home prices in the Orlando area reached a new high in June 2021: $315,000. That is a 5% increase from the previous month and a 19% increase over June 2020, when the median home price was $265,000.
  • Sales increased 14% from May to June of this year, as the number of new listings continues to rise. This is on par with nationwide trends noted by the National Association of REALTORS®.
  • Listings are spending an average of just 29 days on the market, a new post-2007 Recession low.
  • Inventory is rising, as more houses are listed for sale. However, there was only .7 months of supply in…

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Top 6 Tourist Locations in Minneola That Even Residents Need to VisitOne of Central Florida’s hidden gems is seeing more attention recently with the boost in the housing market. Minneola has become a prime location in the area, both for establishing roots and for entertainment. While you may not know much about this small town right now, let's take a look at some of the top things to do in and around Minneola while you're in search for homes for sale in Minneola, FL. 

Florida Citrus Tower

One of the area’s tallest structures, the 220 foot Florida Citrus Tower is a well known historical landmark within the region. Harkening back to the importance of the citrus growers and farms in the region, the tower is a monument to what made Central Florida what it is today. From the top of the tower, guests can see downtown…

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Is 100% Financing a Good IdeaFinding the right financing program for your new home can be just as important as finding the right home itself. 100% mortgage financing is a popular option, with a lot of misconceptions and questions surrounding the products that are available to you. Let's take a look at some of the pros and cons of 100% financing to help you further understand if this is a worthwhile option for you while searching for homes for sale in Groveland, FL. 

There's no such thing as 100% Financing

The idea that you could get your entire home purchase financed is incorrect.   The mortgage industry originally got in trouble by offering nearly 100% financing back in 2008.   While restrictions have been loosened since then there isn't any true 100% financing options. …

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What's the Difference in Buying a Second Home and an Investment Property in KissimmeeIf you have been considering the Kissimmee Florida area for a second home or an investment home there can be quite a bit of confusing information available to you. While you may have knowledge of what it was like to buy your current home, there are some differences that shouldn't be overlooked. Let's take a look at some key differences in buying a second or investment home. 

Financing

While a standard mortgage was probably used for your primary residence, mortgage companies view second and investment properties differently. Unless you are planning to pay for your new property in all cash, mortgage companies will expect a higher down payment percentage, and possibly a higher interest rate, for a second or investment property. These requirements are…

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Most Luxurious Neighborhoods in Windermere, FLIf you have been looking into Central Florida real estate, it's likely you have heard good things about the small town of Windermere. It's no surprise that the community has garnered such a high reputation when you look at the history and small town charm the area has to offer, especially when matched with the luxurious homes for sale in Windermere, FL offerings nearby. Let's take a look at some of the most luxurious neighborhoods in Windermere. 

Estates at Windermere

Beautiful homes on oversized lots, many with private pools, are staple features of this gorgeous neighborhood. Many of the homes for sale in the Estates at Windermere are competitively priced for their size when compared to the area as a whole. 

Windermere Sound

This community,…

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