Kim Starry's Blog Posts

Sellers Have Opportunities with Today's Home Prices

As mortgage rates started to rise this year, many homeowners began to wonder if the value of their homes would fall. Here’s the good news. Historically, when mortgage rates rise by a

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Homeownership Can Bring Joy

If you're trying to decide whether to rent or buy a home, you're probably weighing a few different factors. The financial benefits of homeownership might be one of the reasons you want to

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Homeownership Can Bring Joy

If you're trying to decide whether to rent or buy a home, you're probably weighing a few different factors. The financial benefits of homeownership might be one of the reasons you want to

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Homeownership Can Bring Joy

If you're trying to decide whether to rent or buy a home, you're probably weighing a few different factors. The financial benefits of homeownership might be one of the reasons you want to

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What to Know About Selling Your Home in a Sellers' Market

Even if you haven’t been following real estate news, you’ve likely heard about the current sellers’ market. That’s because there’s a lot of talk about how strong

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How Homeownership Can Help Protect You from Inflation

If you’re following along with the news today, you’ve likely heard about rising inflation. You’re also likely feeling the impact in your day-to-day life as prices go up for gas,

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Is Offering Asking Price Enough in Today's Housing Market?

If you’re planning to buy a home this season, you’re probably thinking about what you’ll need to do to get your offer accepted. In previous years, it was common for

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What to Expect in the Spring 2022 Housing Market

As the spring housing market kicks off, you likely want to know what you can expect this season when it comes to buying or selling a house. While there are multiple factors

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The Best Week To List Your Home Is Just Around the Corner

Best Week To List Your Home Is Just Around the CornerAre you thinking about selling your house? If so, you may want to make it a priority to start the process soon. According to 

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Consumers Agree Now Is a Good Time to Sell

In today’s sellers’ market, many homeowners are weighing their options and trying to decide if they should sell their house. If you’re in that group, you may be balancing things

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Do Not Let Student Loan Debt Delay Your Homeownership Dreams

If you’re looking to buy a home, you may be wondering how your student loan debt could impact those plans. Do you have to wait until you’ve paid off your student loans before you

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Owning Is More Affordable than Renting in Most Locations

If you were thinking about buying a home this year, but already pressed pause on your plans due to rising home prices and increasing mortgage rates, there’s something you should

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Why a Move Could Bring You More Happiness In the Coming Year

Over the past two years, we’ve lived through one of the most stressful periods in recent history. Because of the health crisis, many of us have spent more time at home and that’s led us

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In 2022 Pre-approval is Key for Homebuyers

Why Pre-Approval Is Key for Homebuyers in 2022You may have heard that it’s important to get pre-approved for a mortgage at the beginning of the homebuying process, but what

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Why NOW Is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Sellers to Sell

If you’re thinking about selling your house in 2022, you truly have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at your fingertips. When selling anything, you always hope for strong demand for

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Thank-you and Happy New Year

Thank you so much for making our 2021 such a fantastic year.  It has brought many changes.  Steve has decided to go inactive in real estate for a while and focus more on his full-time

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What Are The Experts Saying About the 2022 Housing Market?

Expert Insights on the 2022 Housing MarketAs we move into 2022, both buyers and sellers are wondering, what’s next? Will there be more homes available to buy? Will prices

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Home Is Where the Heart Is NOW More than Ever!

There’s no denying the financial benefits of homeownership, but what’s often overlooked are the feelings of gratitude, security, pride, and comfort we get from owning a home.

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Thinking Strategically as a Buyer in Today’s Housing Market

The game of chess can provide incredible lessons to apply to all aspects of life, including the homebuying process. Chess requires you to plan and think about your strategy from the very beginning

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Why Now Is a Fantastic Time To Sell Your House

As we near the end of the year, more homeowners are realizing the benefits of today’s sellers’ market. Record-breaking home price appreciation, growing equity, low 

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GREAT Reasons To Hire a Real Estate Professional

Some HighlightsWhether you’re buying or selling, there are many perks that come from working with a real estate advisor.Real estate professionals are experts at

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Single Home Buyers: Here are Tips to Make Your Dreams a Reality

If you’re living on your own and looking to buy a home, know that you can make your dream a reality with thoughtful planning and the right team of experts. Research from

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Looking to Buy? It May be Time to BUILD Your Dream Home

While today’s supply of homes for sale is still low, the number of newly built homes is increasing. If you’re ready to sell but have held off because you weren

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Are You Wondering Should You Renovate or Move???

The last 18 months changed what many buyers are looking for in a home. Recently, the American Institute of Architects released their AIA Home Design Trends Survey results for Q3

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Serious About Selling You Home? 5 Steps to Make Your Home the Best on the Block

We all want to be good neighbors. But when it comes to selling your home, it’s not just about “keeping up with the Joneses.” It’s about outshining them at every opportunity

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Five Steps to Finding Your New Home

Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner, shopping for a new home can feel daunting. In fact, 56% of buyers said that “finding the right property” was the most

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5 Factors Reveal Where The Real Estate Market Is Headed

It’s the old supply-and-demand predicament: Home sales in the U.S. continue at a torrid pace, but the availability of listings remains limited. Buoyed by historically low mortgage rates,

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What to Prioritize When Selling Your Home

If you are thinking about selling your home this will be helpful for you.  We are going to talk about 3 Things To Prioritize When Selling Your House.Today’s housing market is full of

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Is it Important to Renovate Before Putting Your Home on the Market?

Are you thinking of selling your home?  Homeowners often feel they need to get their house ready with some remodeling to make it more appealing to buyers. However, with so many buyers 

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4 Huge Reasons for Homeowners to Sell NOW

As you probably noticed the housing market keeps sailing along. The only headwind that could take it off course is the lack of inventory for sale. The National Association of Realtors (NAR)

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How Much Paint Do I Need to Do That?

Paint, paint, glorious paint! It’s one of the least expensive materials you can buy for your house that delivers one of the biggest visual punches. It also fixes a myriad of problems. Got a

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Memorial Day: Thinking of those who Sacrificed all Today

Today we remember and give honor to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so we can live freely in this wonderful country.  We also think of and pray for the family and friends that they left

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Closing Costs...Don't Overlook Them

When buying a home, it’s important to have a budget and make sure you plan ahead for certain homebuying expenses. Saving for a down payment is the main cost that comes to mind for

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Forbearance: It May Not Be Too Late To Apply For

Over the past year, the pandemic made it challenging for some homeowners to make their mortgage payments. Thankfully, the government initiated a forbearance program to provide much-needed

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The Key to Buying a Home This Year...Patience

The question many homebuyers are facing this year is, “Why is it so hard to find a house?” We’re in the ultimate sellers’ market, which means real estate is ultra

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4 Tips for Maximizing the Sale of Your Home

Homeowners that are ready to make a move are definitely in a great position to sell today. Housing inventory is incredibly low, driving up buyer competition. This gives homeowners leverage to

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Don't FSBO Just Because it's a Seller's Market

In a sellers’ market, some homeowners might be tempted to try to sell their house on their own (known as For Sale By Owner, or FSBO) instead of working with a trusted

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Are You Wondering Is This The Year to Sell Your Home?

If one of the questions you’re asking yourself is, “Should I sell my house this year?” consumer sentiment about selling today should boost your confidence in the right

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Congratulations...Don and Colleen

Congratulations to Don and Colleen for finding a new home and starting a new chapter in your life.  Thanks so much for allowing us to be part of your adventure.  It was such a pleasure

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Were Are In a Seller's Market...What Does That Mean?

If you’ve given even a casual thought to selling your house in the near future, this is the time to really think seriously about making a move. Here’s why this season is the

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Seller and Buyer Perks in Today’s Housing Market

Right now, the housing market is full of outstanding opportunities for both buyers and sellers. Whether you’re thinking of buying your first home, moving up to a bigger one, or

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Having Your Ducts in a Row

Do you ever ponder your floor joists? Or give serious considerations to the cladding under your siding? Of course not!  (Well, unless you watch many of the home improvement shows on HGTV.)

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Thinking About Adding a Pond to Your Yard

Just wondering have you ever thought about adding a pond to your backyard?  Are they a lot of work, or pure enjoyment?Ponds are increasingly popular water features for homeowners. Having a

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What You Need to Know about Countertops

The countertops in your kitchen can make a big difference in how your kitchen looks overall. If you’re tired of your kitchen looking old and dated, updating your countertops is a great way to

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Will Forbearance Lead to a Foreclosure Tsunami ?

At the onset of the economic disruptions caused by the COVID pandemic, the government quickly put into place forbearance plans to allow homeowners to remain in their homes without making their

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What Happened in 2020? What Will Happen This Year?

The real estate market was on fire during the second half of 2020. Buyer demand was way up, and the supply of homes available for sale hit record lows. The price of anything is determined by the

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Why Now May Be the Right Time to Sell Your Home

The housing market made an incredible recovery in 2020 and is now positioned for an even stronger year in 2021. Record-low mortgage interest rates are a driving factor in this continued

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Making the Dream of Homeownership a Reality This Year

In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired a powerful movement with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Through his passion and determination, he sparked interest, ambition, and courage

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Why Now is a Good Time to Make a Move Instead of Waiting Until Spring

The housing market recovery coming into the new year has been nothing short of remarkable. Many experts agree the turnaround from the nation’s economic pause is playing out extremely well for

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Why Home Equity is Important in Wealth Building

The Importance of Home Equity in Building WealthHomeownership has always been the first rung on the ladder leading to household wealth. As Freddie Mac recently posted:&ldquo

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New Colors Unveiled for 2021

Everything has its season, and for paint, winter is that time. Year after year, paint companies release their chosen Color(s) of the Year, which are meant to be reflections on trends that are coming

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Tight Seller's Market! Why Not Consider New Construction

Most of the country is experiencing a very tight real estate market, including Central Florida.  Inventory levels are historically low, perhaps due to the concern of strangers traipsing through

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Tips for Homebuyers Wanting to Make a Competitive Offer

Today’s real estate market has high buyer interest and low housing inventory. With so many buyers competing for a limited number of homes, it’s more important than ever to

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Downsizing Made Easy

     If your lifestyle has changed with time and you’re ready to ditch the big house for a smaller, more manageable home, it might be time to downsize. Deciding to shift to a

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Home Issues That Shouldn’t Be Deal-Breakers – and a Few That Are!

Finding the right home can sometimes feel like hunting for a needle in a haystack. Unless you’re buying brand-new construction, every home has some drawbacks, whether it’s style or real

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Winter Will Bring a Flurry of Real Estate Activity in the Housing Market

 (while it may not look like this here in Florida, the information is still relevant.  I used this picture as a reminder of why we love living in Orlando, especially in the winter.)In the

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Helping Heroes Find a Home using VA Home Loans

This week on Veterans Day, we honor those who have served our country and thank them for their continued dedication to our nation. In the United States, there are many valuable benefits available to

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Should We Buy or Sell First?

Should We Buy or Sell First?  That's the question on a lot of people's minds lately. The answer is: YES. The housing market is alive, well, and thriving. If you are a first-time homebuyer or&

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Selling Your House Can be FUN!

Selling Your House Can be FUN and we can help Your Dream, Our Mission.Click to Watch Selling Your House Can be!

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Homeowner’s Net Worth Is 40x Greater Than Renter’s

One of the best ways to build your family’s financial future is through homeownership. Recent data from the Federal Reserve indicates the net worth of a homeowner is actually

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You May Be Surprised at How Much You Need Saved for a Down Payment?

One of the biggest misconceptions for first-time homebuyers is how much you’ll need to save for a down payment. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t always have to put 20% down to

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Top Remodeling Items for Highest ROI

Remodeling can be serious business, especially if you’ve got several pet projects on your list and a limited budget with which to work. It can be tempting to go straight to the items that you

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Selling this Fall Could Be Your Best Move

If you’re thinking about selling your house this fall might be the way to go. Here are four highlights in the housing market that may make your decision to sell this fall an easy one.1. Buyers

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Have You Been Wondering...Is Now a Good Time to Move?

How long have you lived in your current home? If it’s been a while, you may be thinking about moving. According to the latest Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers by the National

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Where are Home Values Heading Over the Next 12 Months?

As shelter-in-place orders were implemented earlier this year, many questioned what the shutdown would mean to the real estate market. Specifically, there was concern about home values. After years

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Which is Best Buying an Existing Home or New Construction? Let’s Talk About It!

Finding the right home to purchase today is one of the biggest challenges for potential buyers. With inventory tight and construction of newly built homes ramping up, you may be wondering if

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An Overview for Choosing Interior Colors

A home is supposed to be a sanctuary, a place where you escape the chaos of everyday life. But sometimes those sacred spaces get pretty chaotic almost on their own. Maybe it’s clutter that

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What It Is Title Insurance and Why Do You Need It

Buying a home is fraught with all kinds of peril, from home inspections that go terribly awry to negotiations that seem to go on forever and hinge on every little detail. But once you’re

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Are You Ready for the Next Storm?

As the Hurricane season is getting busier are you prepared?  If not now is time to get prepared.Clean Your GuttersOne big thing that you can do to get ready for storm season is to make sure

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Homes Are More Affordable Today Than They Have Been in Years

Today, home prices are appreciating. When we hear prices are going up, it’s normal to think a home will cost more as the trend continues. The way the housing market is positioned today,,

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How to Choose Energy Efficient Windows

If eyes are the windows to the soul, then surely windows are the eyes of your house, right? Something like that, anyway. When it comes time to replace those windows, it’s important to make a

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Did you Notice? Mortgage Rates Hit Record Lows for 3 Consecutive Weeks

Over the past several weeks, Freddie Mac has reported the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropping to record lows, all the way down to 3.03%. Last week’s reported rate

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Have Buyers Changed What they are Looking For? And Does Your Home Have it?

There’s great opportunity for today’s homeowners to sell their houses and make a move, yet due to the impact of the ongoing health crisis, some sellers are taking their time coming back

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Will New Homes Be Available to Buy This Year?

In today’s economy, everyone seems to be searching for signs that a recovery is coming soon. Many experts agree that it may actually already be in motion or will be starting by the

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Are You Ready for the Housing Market this Summer?

As the health crisis started making its way throughout our country earlier this spring, sellers have been cautious about putting their homes on the market. This hesitation stemmed primarily from

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How to Keep the Dream of Home Ownership Alive

Buying and owning your own home is no easy task, and there are moments on everyone's journey when they feel like it's impossible. However, there are plenty of resources available to help make your

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5 Seller Questions About the Market During the Corona-Virus

As of the time I'm writing this, it seems the Coronavirus is not slowing down.There are so many questions and concerns amid the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. The real estate market may seem

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Benefits of Homeownership Can Reach Further Than You Think

More than ever, our homes have become an integral part of our lives. Today they are much more than the houses we live in. They’re evolving into our workplaces, schools for our children, and

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Your Tax Refund Can Move You Toward Homeownership This Year

If you’re looking to buy a home in 2020, have you thought about putting your tax refund toward a down payment? Not only do you have your tax refund, but also your stimulus check, with possibly

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The Biggest Financial Benefit of Homeownership: Family Wealth

While growing up, we were taught by our parents and grandparents that owning a home is a financially savvy move. They explained how a mortgage is like a “forced savings plan.” When you

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U.S. Homeownership Rate Rises to Highest in 8 Years

U.S. Homeownership Rate Rises to Highest Point in 8 YearsFor nearly two months, most of us have been following strict stay-at-home orders from our state and local governments. It is a whole new way

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Homeownership Rate in the U.S. Rises to Highest Point in 8 Years

U.S. Homeownership Rate Rises to Highest Point in 8 YearsFor nearly two months, most of us have been following strict stay-at-home orders from our state and local governments. It is a whole new way

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If You Are Confused About the Economic Recovery? Here’s Why.

As we continue to work through the health crisis that plagues this country, more and more conversations are turning to economic recovery. While we look for signs that we’ve reached a plateau

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Is Buying a Home Right Now: Easy? No. Smart? Yes

Through all the volatility in the economy right now, some have put their search for a home on hold, yet others have not. According to ShowingTime, the real estate industry's leading showing

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What Impact Could COVID-19 Have on Home Values?

What Impact Might COVID-19 Have on Home Values?A big challenge facing the housing industry is determining what impact the current pandemic may have on home values. Some buyers are hoping for major

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Rise to the Top of the Pool by Selling Your House NOW

Rise to the Top of the Pool by Selling Your House TodayWith the release of the latest Economic Pulse Flash Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), results

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Steps to Selling Your House Virtually

Keys to Selling Your House VirtuallyIn a recent survey by realtor.com, people thinking about selling their homes indicated they’re generally willing to allow their agent and some

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How Technology Is Enabling the Real Estate Process to Move Forward

Today’s everyday reality is pretty different than it looked just a few weeks ago. We’re learning how to do a lot of things in new ways, from how we work remotely to how we engage with

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Why A Home Office Space Is More Desirable Than Ever

For years, we’ve all heard about the most desirable home features buyers are looking for, from upgraded kitchens to remodeled bathrooms, master suites, and more. The latest on the hotlist,

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New Listing in Lake Nona

This is a New Listing in Lake Nona. The home is Move-In Ready and located in the gated community of Water's Edge.Living RoomDining RoomWhen you enter this home, you will be amazed at how large all

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The Keys to Selling Your Home Virtually

In a recent survey by realtor.com, people thinking about selling their homes indicated they’re generally willing to allow their agent and some potential buyers inside if done under

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Will The U.S. Economic Crisis Have a V, U, or L-Shaped Recovery?

Many American businesses have been put on hold as the country deals with the worst pandemic in over one hundred years. As the states are deciding on the best strategy to slowly and safely reopen,

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Unemployment Pain: It Will Be Deep, But Not for Long

The Pain of Unemployment: It Will Be Deep, But Not for LongThere are two crises in this country right now: a health crisis that has forced everyone into their homes and a financial crisis caused by

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If I Need to Sell My Home Now? What Can I Do?

What If I Need to Sell My Home Now? What Can I Do?Every day that passes, people have a need to buy and sell homes. That doesn’t stop during the current pandemic. If you’ve had a major

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Finding a Perfect Real Estate Agent

There’s a ton of real estate information available in the news today and on the Internet. It can be extremely confusing, especially in times of uncertainty like we’re facing right now.If

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Recession? Probably. Housing Crash? No

Recession? Yes. Housing Crash? No.With over 90% of Americans now under a shelter-in-place order, many experts are warning that the American economy is heading toward a recession, if it’s not

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Understanding Why the Housing Market Is a Powerful Economic Driver

Why the Housing Market Is a Powerful Economic DriverWith businesses starting to slowly open back up again in some parts of the country, it’s important to understand how housing can have a

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What to Know About Cleaning for Coronavirus

With so much panic about the Coronavirus, we are going to talk about what you need to know about cleaning for the Coronavirus.There has been a significant amount of concern raised recently about

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Getting Your Home Ready for a Sale

We've been getting a lot of questions about prepping your home for sale, so we are going to talk about it today, and we have also linked some other articles about it at the bottom of this post

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Awesome News for Renters Who Want to Buy a Home

Today we are going to talk about why there is Awesome News for Renters Who Want to Buy a Home.Rents in the United States have been skyrocketing since 2012. This has caused many renters to face a

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How the Housing Market Benefits when there is Uncertainty in the World

If you want to buy or sell a home in 2020 you may be concerned about the uncertainty of the markets, however, today we are going to talk about how the housing market benefits when there is

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Flooring Options for High Traffic Areas

A nice deep pile carpet can look great in your home, but if you have a lot of foot traffic then it’s just asking for trouble. Not only will you have to work harder to keep it clean, but you

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Pantone has Chosen Classic Blue as Color of the Year

Drum Roll please - Pantone has chosen classic blue as color of the year! I would love to hear your thoughts on this bold color choice.Over the past couple of years, bold colors on walls have become

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Smart Homes Are They Here to Stay?

There’s been quite a bit of hype about smart homes in recent years. And you may wonder are smart homes here to stay? These aren’t the top-to-bottom smart homes that were envisioned by

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Homeownership is a Growing Trend for Singles

 Today we are going to talk about Homeownership Among Singles is a Growing Trend. When a lot of people think of buying a home, they picture it as a part of settling down and building a family.

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The Economy Strength Is Surprising the Experts

We’re currently in the longest economic recovery in U.S. history, and the strength of the economy is surprising the experts. That has caused some to ask experts to project when the next

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Laureate Park Open House

Join us for a Laureate Park Open House this weekend, January 11 and 12, from 12 to 4 P.M. You will love this beautiful townhome located in the heart of Laureate Park.You will love this beautiful

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Staging Your Home for a 2020 Sale

Today we are going to talk about staging your home for the 2020 housing market. Did you know that staging is different than decorating for living in your home?If you’re planning to sell your

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Forecast Shows Continued Home Price Appreciation in 2020

Additionally, ARCH Mortgage Insurance Company in their current Housing and Mortgage Market Review revealed their latest ARCH Risk Index, which estimates the probability of

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Randal Park Open House December 28-29, 2019

Join us this weekend for an open house in beautiful Randal Park. This home is located at 8561 Randal Park Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32832. We will be there on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday

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The Biggest Issue That Faces Housing in 2020

A new year is upon so you may be wondering what is the biggest issue facing housing next year? Today we will talk about that so you will have an idea of what to expect with the 2020 real estate

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Look for These Red Flags When Home Shopping

Shopping for a home can be exciting, but there can be a downside and there can be home shopping red flags and we are going to talk about those today!Unfortunately, sometimes we can get too caught up

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Tips for Lowering Mortgage Insurance Payment (PMI)

Mortgage insurance can be expensive but is often necessary. So, today we are going to talk about tips for lowering your mortgage insurance payments. Without mortgage insurance, you may not be able

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Open Houses for the Weekend of December 7 and 8

We are excited to announce our open houses for the weekend of December 7 and 8, 2019. If you are looking for a home either in the Laureate Park area of Lake Nona or the Conway area that you stop by.

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5 Tips That Will Get Your Home Search Started

In today’s market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country, so that is why we are going to give you five tips for starting your home search. It can often be

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Wishing You a Happy Thanksgiving

On This Thanksgiving Day Steve and I are thankful for so many things.  Of course, personally we are very thankful for our faith in God, our awesome family and friends.But we want to take time

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Tips and Tricks: Home Sales for Pet Owners

When it comes to selling your home, it’s important to get everything as perfect as possible before showing your home. So, today we are talking about Pets and Home Sales Tips and Tricks. Not

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Open House 3850 Gatlin Place Circle

Join us tomorrow for an open house in the Conway area. This beautiful home is located at 3850 Gatlin Place Circle. All set to buy? Be in your new home in time for Christmas and the new year.If you

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Hey, Alexa, Am I Out of Milk? Smart Appliances

It seems like everything is getting smart these days. First, the phones were smart, then the thermostats. Now you can buy smart lighting, smart locks, smart cameras and even smart little sensors

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Be in Your New Home By Christmas

Be in a New Home by Christmas. Join us this weekend for two great open houses. See the great details below. Can't make the scheduled times, call, text, or email and we would love to schedule a time

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Home Buying Programs Vets Should Know About

Veterans sacrifice a lot for this country. To help honor these sacrifices, special programs were put in place to aid vets in getting and keeping a home. Unfortunately, not all veterans know that

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Honoring Veterans Today and Everyday

One hundred years ago, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we marked the end of the “war to end all wars.”  That day, which was to be observed

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Your Home Staging is it a #PinterestFail?

Is Your Home Staging a #PinterestFail? Or is it a #Pinterest Love It? There you sit, watching your favorite show on HGTV when a thought bubble forms over your head. If they can remodel houses on

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Trends for Halloween Decor

Today, we are going to talk about something a little different and fun, Halloween Decor Trends. Decorating for Halloween is a tradition that many families enjoy. As with most traditions, though, the

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Cleanup Tips and Tricks for Fall

Periodic home maintenance is essential, both to keep your house looking its best and to prevent problems that could worsen over time. Today we are going to talk about fall clean up tips and tricks.

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Experts Prediction: a Strong Housing Market for the Rest of 2019

We’re in the back half of the year, and with a decline in interest rates as well as home price and wage appreciation, many are wondering what the predictions are for the remainder of 2019.Here

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Randal Park - Open House

Open House DetailsStop by our Open house on Saturday, October, 12 from 12 to 3 p.m. Can't make the open house, or want more details, just send us a text, email, or give us a call. You can contact us

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The Latest on Interest Rates?

Mortgage rates have fallen by over a full percentage point since Q4 of 2018, settling at near-historic lows. This is big news for buyers looking to get more for their money in the current housing

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Top Priorities When You Are Moving with Children

Today we are going to talk about Top Priorities When You Are Moving with Children. According to the Pew Research Center, around 37% of U.S students will be going back to school

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Open House Sawgrass Reserve

Join us on Saturday, October 5, from 12 to 4 p.m., for an awesome open house located at 12177 Sawgrass Reserve Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32824. If you can't make the open house call/text 407 399

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Knowing What to Expect at Your Home Inspection

So you made an offer and it was accepted. Now, your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents oftentimes make your offer contingent on a clean home inspection. We

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What a Difference a Year Made for Sellers

Over the last few years, many sellers have been hesitant to put their houses on the market because they feared not being able to find another home to buy.We’ve reported on inventory

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Here's The Dirt on Septic Tank Ownership

Septic tanks are common in rural areas, depending on where you live, you might have a septic system, even if you live close to town. So long as things are going smoothly, it’s often difficult

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Younger First-Time Buyers Are Saving for Their Dream Homes

Young buyers (Millennials & Gen Z) have waited longer than previous generations to enter the housing market for their first home. However, this hasn’t stopped them from dreaming about the

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The Facts About Private Mortgage Insurance

Whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts when it comes to buying a home. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to

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Multigenerational Family Homes Are on the Rise

As loved ones start to get older, we start to wonder: how long will they be able to live alone? Will they need someone there to help them with daily life? There’s a reason to ask those

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3 Things to Know in the Real Estate Market Today

A lot is happening in the world, and it’s having a direct impact on the real estate market. The reality is this: some of it is positive and some of it may be negative. Some we just don’t

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4 Tips for Competitive Offer

So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call ‘home,’ and you’ve finally found it! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make

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Top 6 Home Organization Upgrades to “Spark Joy” for Buyers

Thanks to Marie Kondo and her hit Netflix series “Tidying Up,” home organization is a hot topic right now. Marie encourages her viewers to minimize their possessions and keep only those

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2 Trends That Keeps Housing Affordable

Two positive trends have started to emerge that impact the 2019 Spring Housing Market. Mortgage interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate loan have dropped to new lows, right as reports show that

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Your Fabulous New Dream Home is Available...NOW

lying couple on grass and dream three cloud houses collageOver the last several years, many “baby boomers” have undergone a metamorphosis. Their children have finally moved out and they

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Thinking About Upgrading Your Current Home? Now’s the Time to Move-Up!

In every area of the country, homes that are priced at the top 25% of the price range in that area are considered Premium Homes. In today’s real estate market there are deals available at

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Why Economic Slowdown Will NOT Crush Real Estate this Time

Last week, the National Association for Business Economics released their February 2019 Economic Policy Survey. The survey revealed that a majority of the panel believe an economic

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Exterior Paint Colors that Help Sell Your House

Spruce It Up! Before you put your house on the market, consider a fresh paint job that will increase your home’s value. Like the hues you choose for indoors, exterior house

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How Pet Odors Can Impact Your Home

Pet owners have special challenges when selling their home. Eliminating bad odors from your home is a must at the top of your to-do list. Make sure you remove any smells before putting your house on

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Whose Mortgage Are You Paying? Yours or Your Landlord’s?

There are some people who haven’t purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. However, everyone should realize that unless you are living with your

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Tips for Summer Selling

Summer has traditionally been the best time to sell a home. So, today we are going to talk about tips for selling this summer.Not only do many families take advantage of moving when the kids are out

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Having a Professional on Your Side Will Make a Difference!

In today’s fast-paced world, where answers are a Google search away, there are some who may wonder what the benefits of hiring a real estate professional to help them in their home

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Buying a Home Young Is Key to Wealth Building

Homeowners who purchase their homes before the age of 35 are better prepared for retirement at age 60, according to a new Urban Institute study. The organization surveyed adults who turned

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Recent Dip in Interest Rates...Is It Here to Stay?

Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage climbed consistently throughout 2018 until the middle of November. After that point, rates returned to levels that we saw in August to close out the

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Why Doing For Sale By Owner is Not a Good Idea!

In today’s market, as home prices rise and a lack of inventory continues, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their homes on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by&

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Five Tips for Buying a Home

Looking to buy a home? Here are five essential tips for making the process as smooth as possible.Get your finances in order.Start by getting a full picture of your credit. Obtain copies of your

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Dispelling Myths About Home Affordability

We have all seen the headlines that report that buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in the last ten years, and those headlines are accurate. But, have you ever

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Wondering If You Can Buy Your First Home?

There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they

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4 Reasons That Make This Spring Market Better Than Last Year

4 Reasons That Make This Spring Market Better Than Last YearIf you're looking to buy or sell a home this year, now is a great time! Let's get together today to go over what is happening in the

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Open House 3524 Sebastian Bridge Lane

3524 Sebastian Bridge Lane, Harmony, FLPlease join us Sunday May 5, from 2 to 5 p.m. for an open house! If you can't make the open house call us at 407 399-6257 to schedule a private showing.This is

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Key Differences Between VA Loans and Conventional Loans

Our service personnel and veterans give so much to our country. While they sacrifice much, there are a few special benefits that only these servicemen and women can take advantage of; one of the

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The Market Will “Spring Forward” This Year!

Just like our clocks last weekend, in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of&

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If You are Thinking of Selling Your Home? Here’s Why You Need A Pro in Your Corner

With home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their homes on their own without using the services of a real estate professional

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Ready to Buy a Home? Do You Know The Lingo?

Some Highlights:Buying a home can be intimidating if you are not familiar with the terms used during the process.To start you on your path with confidence, we have compiled a list of some of the

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Wage Increases Making Home Buying More Affordable

Everyone knows that housing affordability has been negatively impacted by rising prices and increasing mortgage rates, but there is another piece to the affordability equation – wages.How much

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Are Those Upgrades Worth the Investment Before Putting Your Home on the Market?

Are you thinking of putting your home on the market?  Is your home ready for a facelift? Over time, even the trendiest look will become outdated and stale. You know you want to make some,

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Females Making It a Priority to Invest in Real Estate!

Everyone wants a place to call home; a place that gives them a sense of security. We are currently seeing major interest from females who want to achieve this dream, and the numbers are proving it

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Home Prices Will They Continue to Increase?

+There are many unsubstantiated theories about what is happening with home prices. From those who are worried that prices are falling(data shows this is untrue),to those who are concerned

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The One Reason to Not Wait Until Spring to Sell Your House

Many sellers believe that spring is the best time to place their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year, but what they don’t realize is that if

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4 Reasons to Sell Your Home This Winter

Some Highlights:Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale which means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few listings that are available!Housing inventory

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Open House Harmony – February 16

3441 Sagebrush Street, Harmony, FLMaster BedroomMost popular Model in Community55+ Activity Community Up to 24 rounds of free golf per year3 bedroom – 2 Bath – 2 Car GarageHardwood

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Open House – February 16

3441 Sagebrush Street, Harmony, FLMaster BedroomMost popular Model in Community55+ Activity Community Up to 24 rounds of free golf per year3 bedroom – 2 Bath – 2 Car GarageHardwood

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Is the Recent Dip in Interest Rates Here to Stay? Yes or No?

Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage climbed consistently throughout 2018 until the middle of November. After that point, rates returned to levels that we saw in August to close out the

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The 24 Hours that Suddenly Improved the Market

This year started strong for real estate, but then the market began to soften. Home inventory in the starter and move-up categories dwindled to almost nothing, mortgage rates were projected to rise,

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Pantone's Color of the Year: Living Coral

A few weeks ago, a colleague asked me to predict the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year. Now I’m not a betting girl, but, I gave my prediction with such confidence I was willing to place a wager.

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2021 Will Be a Great Year for Sellers AND Buyers TOO

Many homeowners believe that rising interest rates and home prices have scared away buyers and therefore have not listed their houses for sale. However, the truth is that buyers

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Just Listed - 1710 Penefield Street, Kissimmee

1710 Penfield St, Kissimmee, FLGet Directions Click Here  Description Features Photos Maps & Local Schools Walk Score   Click for current price3

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How Woof Gang Bakery is Reimagining Pet Nutrition and Care

For Woof Gang Bakery franchise owner Ryan Wesner, pet care is personal. Six years ago, Wesner decided to open his Lake Nona location because he was tired of driving out of town for higher quality

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Fall may be the best time for home buyers to find a home

NEW YORK – Oct. 1, 2018 – The frenzy of the summer real estate market has cooled, and now may be a better time than ever for your buyer clients to do their house hunting.According to

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