Category: Buying A Home

Where does that “price per square foot” come from?

Posted on May 21, 2016 by Great Florida Homes

Pricing properties isn’t as simple as one may think. Taking the sold price and dividing it by the size of the home will give you a figure, but this figure won’t give you the full picture of what you’re paying for or what you should be selling for. All these factors go into this magical …

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Mortgage Tips for Millenials

Posted on May 1, 2016 by Great Florida Homes

Millennials are the next wave of home buyers, but many feel becoming a homeowner has become more challenging for young people, but your first home is closer than you think! Here are some tips to help millennials (and any potential home buyers!) prepare to purchase your first home. Consistent Employment: Lending companies not only want …

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

Posted on November 22, 2015 by Great Florida Homes

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 …

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Get creative when saving for a home!

Posted on November 18, 2015 by Great Florida Homes

Saving for a down payment on a home can feel like an insurmountable task to take on, but there are a lot of options out there that will help you tackle the down payment hurdle! The conventional way to start saving is to start setting aside a portion of your paycheck each month towards the …

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First Time Home Buyers: Making an Offer!

Posted on October 29, 2015 by Great Florida Homes

Buying a home is complicated, especially your first time around. If you are at the point where you have done your research and looked at homes for months (maybe longer!) and you have finally spotted your home. It is scary and exciting all at the same time – you are ready to make an offer…now …

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Financing after a Foreclosure or Short Sale

Posted on October 26, 2015 by Great Florida Homes

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 …

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When should I start saving for a home?

Posted on May 21, 2015 by Great Florida Homes

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 …

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How to Survive the Moving Madness!

Posted on April 21, 2015 by Great Florida Homes

Springtime is here and it is one of the most popular times of the year that families choose to make a move! Moving is often a stressful time for both buyers and sellers. Here are some moving tips that can help relieve a little bit of that stress throughout the process. Pack the items you …

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To Buy or to Rent? That is the question…

Posted on March 23, 2015 by Great Florida Homes

Answering this question will involve taking a lot of factors into consideration, however with rent costs rising, buying is becoming more and more appealing. Some questions you should consider when making this decision: –How long do you plan on living there? If it is a very short period of time, renting may be the right …

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Why Move To Florida?

Posted on February 18, 2015 by Great Florida Homes

Are you considering moving to South Florida? In the past few years many people from the northeast and other parts of the country have been flocking to South Florida. Of course the warm weather has always been a big draw, but recently other factors have had a major influence in the decision to relocate such as: …

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