Buyers Who Use the Internet to Search For Homes

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

In 20117 an overall analysis of Buyers who search for homes on the internet was published by the National Association of Realtors.  This graph shows a good outline of the typical Buyer in our nation and what they would be looking for in a home. Interesting are the reasons for purchasing a home. Obviously everyone’s […]

Who Pays for Title Insurance?

Monday, August 20th, 2018

To say title insurance can be a confusing concept is an understatement, especially for a first time home buyer. Although it is not required, a lack of title insurance can mean a lack of protection from claims against your ownership of the home, and therefore the risk of losing your insurance. So what is title […]

What Are My Closing Costs?

Monday, July 9th, 2018

There are a lot of terms and fees that a first time home buyer may not be all too familiar with, and closing costs are no exception. Without guidance, it can be difficult to navigate through your deal and understand what you’re paying for. To break it down, closing costs are the fees associated with […]

10 Tips for Creating an Energy Efficient Home

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

There are countless benefits to creating an energy efficient home from the environmental stipulations to the overall financial benefits. Here are some helpful tips and suggestions for making sure your home is getting the best of both worlds. Replace your old(er) appliances Switching your refrigerator, washer/dryers, or dishwasher to a more energy efficient model, such […]

I Have An Accepted Offer-What’s Next?

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Your offer on your dream home has just been accepted and you’re getting ready to pop the champagne, but is it too soon to celebrate? Even though your offer has been accepted, the home buying process has just begun. Inspections are a big part of home buying. Home inspections and other types of revisions may […]

8591 Lakeside Drive Parkland, Florida 33076

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Looking for one of the best homes for sale in Parkland? Walk into this bright & spacious estate home in Mira Lago of Parkland. Located on an oversized cul de sac lot that backs up to amazing lake views from all windows. Granite counters and large center island in this gourmet kitchen with stainless steel […]

What Does That Status Letter Mean? “A”,”B”,”PS”,CS”

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

A = Actively Available B = Back Up Offers Only PS = Pending Sale CS =  Closed Sale X = Expired from the Active Market T = Temporarily Off the Market A = Actively Available – Should be available for you to buy or bid on. Cases where this might not work out. Foreclosure agents rarely […]

Financing after a Foreclosure or Short Sale

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Have you been the victim of a foreclosure or short sale? Are you in a dilemma about where to go from there? Losing your home to a foreclosure or short sale can be one of the most trying times in anyone’s life. While coping with such a financial setback is never easy, seeing at it […]

Will I have to pay PMI forever?

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

The majority of homeowners when purchasing a house will hear the term “PMI”. “PMI” is private mortgage insurance. Homeowners purchasing a house with less than 20 percent down will most likely have to buy private mortgage insurance — PMI. The purpose of this insurance is to cover the lender in case you default, and it […]

When should I start saving for a home?

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

It is never too early to start saving for a home! May is the month of college graduations. Whether you are the one graduating or it is your son or daughter, encouraging smart money saving habits is very important. It can seem like an impossible challenge to start saving money on top of student loan […]