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5 Reasons You Should Get Your New Construction Home InspectedIf you’re buying a new home, you may not necessarily think you need to have a home inspection done. After all, the goal of these inspections is to find everything wrong with the home so you can either have the seller make repairs or decide to back out of the transaction. With a new home, there shouldn’t be any problems, right? That’s not always the case. If you’re looking at new homes for sale in Clermont FL, you should still have a home inspection done. Here are a few reasons why it’s a good idea.


New Construction Isn’t Perfect

While it would be very nice to think that a newly built home is perfect, sadly that’s often not the case. There are many different contractors and subcontractors who work on a new build, and they don’t always

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Can I Buy a Home in Florida without My SpouseAbsolutely! This may seem like an unusual and difficult question, but there are various factors involved when purchasing a home without your spouse.  Let’s take Kissimmee, there are many variants to consider when you are searching for homes for sale in Kissimmee. Will it raise or lower your taxes? If it does indeed lower taxes; it can affect your mortgage and retirement plans.  More savings for you!

Buying a house without your spouse can actually end up benefiting you. Mortgage lenders cannot discriminate against you buying a home with or without your partner due to the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA).  Buying a home alone can save you A LOT of money, hassle and time. Speaking of saving a lot of money, make sure to get the help of a home value

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5 Reasons Why A Home Doesn't SellWhen your home doesn’t sell, nothing could be more frustrating. All your moving options and time tables are in a standstill because the home hasn’t sold. Typically, after a home has failed to sell the homeowner lowers the price or switches agents. However, real estate agents and pricing aren’t the only reasons a home didn’t sell. Let’s look at the most common reasons why a home doesn’t sell.

Bad First Impression

Imagine for a second that you’re working with Florida Realty Marketplace and we have 5 homes for sale in Haines City to look at. Imagine that we just viewed some amazing new construction and now we drive up to a home that has ankle-high weeds and dead shrubbery in the front yard. What would you do?

You’d do what most people do. You’d move on

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Living Near DisneyOne of the most common questions we get from people relocating to central Florida is, “what are the pros and cons of living near Disney?” To be honest, if you’re in one of the suburban cities and are looking at homes for sale in Winter Garden, for instance, then you get all the pros and almost none of the cons. However, if you’re planning to live next to the park, we thought we’d put together a list for you of the pros and cons of living near Disney.

Cons Of Living Near Disney


The most notable con to living near Disney is the traffic, particularly during the Summer, when 49 other states descend on Florida for vacations. Luckily, the attractions outside and the park itself are the main areas where traffic is particularly difficult. Unless

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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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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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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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