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The Real Cost to Build a Pool In Your Home In FloridaAre you thinking about adding a pool to your home in Florida? You may have seen a number of homes for sale in Davenport, FL that have a pool and wonder how much it adds to the value of the home. Is it worth building a pool before you sell your home?

Unfortunately, many people who decide to add a pool to their home don’t fully understand the costs, and the bottom line is that they spend more money than they will actually make.

Let’s take a look at what a pool in Florida really costs to install.

You’re Installing More than Just the Pool

First, it’s important to realize that the cost of the pool is only one element in the overall cost, and it’s often not even the most expensive one. It can cost around $30,000 to install a 600 square foot pool, but once

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4 Negotiating Tips That Every Home Buyer Must KnowAfter spending time looking at a number of great homes for sale in Winter Haven, FL, you’ve found one you absolutely love. It’s perfect, but there may be a few minor things you’d like the seller to repair, or maybe the price isn’t quite where you’d like it to be.

When you put in your offer, you can make it contingent on the seller making different repairs or other concessions, but the seller is likely to counter. Now you’re in the negotiation phase of the transaction.

It can be stressful, but with a great agent on your side and an idea of what you can include in the negotiations, you’ll be able to lock down the house of your dreams. Here are a few tips that can help make negotiations less stressful for you.

1. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Extras

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4 Home Problems That Seem Scary but Really Aren'tIf you’ve found the perfect home for sale in Kissimmee, and the seller has accepted your bid, now all you have left to do is tick off the closing to-do list. But on this list includes the inspection.

No matter how great the home looks to you, an inspector is trained to find every possible issue. These can range from the foundation to the presence of mold!

But don’t freak out – while some of these issues can be major and require you to pull out of the deal, some of them really aren’t as scary as they seem at first. Here are four of them to think about.

Mold Can Be a Minor Issue

If your home inspector found mold, that doesn’t mean the entire house is full of dangerous black mold that will cause all sorts of health issues. It could be nothing more than

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Does a Pool Add Value to a Home in FloridaLiving in the sunny state of Florida, many homeowners consider adding a pool to their property. There’s no doubt that they will get great use out of it, but for those who want to sell their home one day, they may wonder if a pool is worth the investment. Will it add significant value when it comes time to sell? The answer is yes and no.

If you look at the different homes for sale in Davenport, FL, you’ll see that houses with pools are typically selling for more than average. However, there are a few other factors involved, so don’t automatically assume that a pool is going to equate to more money in the end.

What Do Appraisers Say About the Value of a Home with a Pool?

If you ask an appraiser what adding a pool to your home will do to its value,

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Buying a vacation home in Florida is exciting. While you’re house hunting, you’ll quickly find many similarities to the process of buying your “full-time” home. However, there are some big differences and a few pitfalls to be aware of.

Whether you’re browsing Kissimmee homes for sale or other exciting locations around Florida, keep reading for a few tips for buying your dream vacation home.



Vacation Home Location

Where do you want to be?  In central Florida, you may have decide between being close to all the action near Disney or choosing a more serene home for sale in Clermont.   Florida isn't just all about beaches and amusement parks, many people vacation here because of the wildlife and amenities.  All of these can be great choices for

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Real Estate Market Update – Haines CityHaines City, Florida sits about halfway between Orlando and Tampa. You can reach either of these large metro areas in about an hour, which makes Haines City a great place for those who work in either but don’t want to live in such a large urban location.

This area is a good-sized city with a population of over 20,000, though, so you can take advantage of everything such a city has to offer. If you’re looking at houses for sale in Haines City, FL, it’s important to know what the real estate market looks like.

Haines City Real Estate Market Trends for January 2020

The Haines City real estate market is currently rated as “competitive” to “very competitive” based on the activity of the past three months. This means that many of the houses for sale have

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December 2019 Recap

Orlando’s annual median home price for 2019 ($242,000) is 4.1% higher than the 2018 annual median price ($232,500) thanks to another 11 months of year-over-year median price increases, according to the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association’s year-end report. Only one month in 2019, April, posted a decline in median price.

Orlando home sales completed during 2019 racked up a final tally of 36,694, which is 1.8% above the cumulative sales total of 36,057 for 2018. For a bit of historical comparison, annual sales in 2018 were 3.2% lower than in 2017.

ORRA President Reese Stewart, RE/MAX Properties SW, sees the Orlando’s 2020 housing

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When is the Best Time to Sell Your HomeIf you’re in the market to sell your home, it’s likely that you’ve asked yourself this question. You want your home to sell quickly and for the best possible price, but is now the best time to go down that path?

There are lots of online tools available, such as a home value estimators or seasonal data reports, that can give you an idea of the best time to sell.

The time in which your home goes on the market may not always be up to you (if you’re moving due to a job transfer, for example). However, it’s helpful to know what contributes to a home selling quickly and when buyers are most likely to act. Keep reading to find out.

What Inspires People to Move?

Here are the top four reasons homeowners sell:

1. To Upgrade To A New Or Better Home


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How To Start a Real Estate BusinessZig Ziglar said, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail,” which is especially true as you get a real estate business off the ground. You have to have a plan if you want to succeed. Let’s look at everything you need to know to start your own company.

Licensing and State Requirements

To being with, you have to get your license for the state in which you plan to work since you can’t practice real estate or get paid without one.

Requirements vary from state to state, and some licenses reciprocate from one state to another. However, take the time to do the research first to make sure you understand the requirements.

Aspiring Kissimmee real estate agents have a list of things to do to get a license. They must:
•    Complete an approved, 63-hour,

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Central Florida Real Estate News December 2019




November 2019 Recap

Orlando’s housing market in recorded 3% year-over-year increases in both median price and sales in November, reports the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association. The association’s data also show that the inventory of homes available for purchase declined for the fourth consecutive month, with November’s 10 percent drop the steepest of 2019.

“Despite our ongoing inventory challenge, there are some very interesting forward-looking indicators this month,” says ORRA President Jeffrey M. Fagan, Watson Realty Corp. “For example, the pending sales tally is up 17 percent compared to

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