Category: Buying A Home

Home-buyer Tips: Applying for a Mortgage

Posted on January 3, 2015 by Great Florida Homes

Home-buyers, especially first time buyers, report that one of the biggest challenges they face in the home buying transaction is understanding the mortgage process. This issue may be that lenders aren’t doing their best educate borrowers through the process, but it also comes from inexperienced buyers not knowing the right questions to ask. Here are …

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Tips for Condo Shopping

Posted on December 3, 2014 by Great Florida Homes

Searching for a condo property? Condos are a very popular route to take when looking for a home in South Florida and can also be a great investment. Finding the condo property that is right for you can require a lot of time and effort. Here are some tips that can help make the process a …

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How do I know I am ready to buy?

Posted on November 19, 2014 by Great Florida Homes

Becoming a homeowner does not happen overnight. It is one of the largest purchases most people make in their lifetime and as a buyer you will receive endless advice from family and friends. If you have already expressed an interest in buying a home you have already taken the first step. There are a few …

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What does an aging population mean for the housing market?

Posted on September 24, 2014 by Great Florida Homes

The aging population of the United States has been a growing concern on many levels, from what to do about social security to the housing market. The number of Americans age 50+ will grow to 132 million by 2030, which is an increase of more than 70% since 2000. This is a major shift in …

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How much mortgage can you really afford?

Posted on August 20, 2014 by Great Florida Homes

Here are some tips to help you determine a realistic budget for your house hunt! Different lenders will qualify you for different amounts. Going with the biggest mortgage option is not always the best option. There are some things you should consider before jumping into a large financial decision such as a house mortgage. Think …

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Home Buyer Tips for 2014

Posted on July 8, 2014 by Great Florida Homes

The housing market is constantly changing. As a buyer it is tough to keep up with the trends and seizing the opportunity to buy when the time is right. In 2014 the buyers market has been competitive and appears to be continuing in that direction. It is important to be prepared before making the decision …

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How Can a Real Estate Team Help?

Posted on February 16, 2014 by Great Florida Homes

When you want to buy or sell a property, you might find yourself wondering if you have the time, energy, resources and contacts to complete the transaction on your own. No matter how organized and efficient you are on your own, it’s always best to have some professional help, allowing the transaction to go even …

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What To Do Before Applying for a Single Family Home Mortgage

Posted on December 10, 2013 by Great Florida Homes

Everyone has a checklist for our personal goals, whether it is written in a journal or just being kept as a secret in the back of your mind. Although time will always march on, you cannot deny the fact that you and your family want to enjoy the holidays and all the things that make life worth living in the place you call your …

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Home Inspection Tips That Every Home Buyer or Seller Should Know

Posted on November 27, 2013 by Great Florida Homes

Buying a house is one of the biggest investment that a person can make. Although it is rewarding despite the stressful process of contract negotiations and lots of paperwork for the mortgage application, owning that new home doesn’t stop there. Part of the process is the home inspection. The following are home inspection tips that every …

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It’s Still Much Better to be a Homeowner!

Posted on September 25, 2013 by Great Florida Homes

Even as home prices in South Florida report this month, a recent real estate report shows it makes better sense to buy a home that to rent. The report shows buying is 52 percent more affordable than renting in Palm Beach County. As for Broward County, buying is more affordable than renting by 47 percent. …

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