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Palm Beach County: Currently a Seller’s Market

Posted on July 26, 2013 by Great Florida Homes

Sellers in Palm Beach County are smiling from ear to ear as the median home price for existing homes on the market rose significantly to $259,990 last June – that’s 16 percent higher than last year’s, according to data released this past week. Sales also continued to stay strong with up to 1,494 homes changing …

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Buying a Second Home in South Florida

Posted on July 25, 2013 by Great Florida Homes

Do you enjoy your holidays in Florida? Are you tired of having to look for beachfront properties to rent or having to book a room at a substandard hotel because all the good ones are fully booked? Do you find yourself spending more and more time in South Florida? Are you even thinking of living …

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Your Dream Home is Just 5 Steps Away… Thanks to the Great Florida Homes Team!

Posted on July 25, 2013 by Great Florida Homes

House hunting is an exhausting challenge. First, most home buyers don’t know where to start! Even if you have the best Realtor in town to represent you, you’d still have to see each property personally, so you know if it works for you. Nowadays, where life and obligations get in the way, who has time …

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Design Trends in Florida Homes

Posted on July 19, 2013 by Great Florida Homes

At the end of the day, everyone wants to come home to a space which is warm, welcoming and comfortable. But instead of just providing privacy, homeowners have started to focus on homes with inviting entertainment areas, a place where both family and friends are always welcome. Linda Rossi, marketing manager for Toll Brothers, a …

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Top Attractions in Coral Springs

Posted on July 15, 2013 by Great Florida Homes

Located south of Boca Raton and north west of Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs is one of the best family communities in the state. Lots of people don’t realize that this city has a lot to offer especially when it comes to fun and entertainment for the entire family. Here are some of the best places …

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Tips for the First-Time Homebuyer

Posted on July 12, 2013 by Great Florida Homes

Last May 2013, first-time home buyers accounted for 28 percent of existing home purchases. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), although this number might seem high, it’s actually significantly lower than last year’s 34 percent. This decrease in numbers is alarming some housing analysts and economists. Sadly, lots of first-time home buyers missed …

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Simple Reasons to Own a Home

Posted on July 11, 2013 by Great Florida Homes

With home ownership at an 18-year low, a lot of people seem to be placing home ownership at the bottom of their priority list. Everyone seems to be forgetting that a home is one of the best and biggest investments they can make! Truth be told, even the worst housing slump won’t negate the long-term …

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Divorcing Your Spouse Doesn’t Automatically Affect Your Joint Mortgage

Posted on July 10, 2013 by Great Florida Homes

Anjie’s divorce was finalized in 2010. She deeded the house to her ex-husband. Being unmarried now, she thought she could get a fresh start. Little did she know her past was still haunting her. In 2013 she applied for a loan for a new house. She never thought that the old joint mortgage on the …

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Thinking of Selling your Home in Broward or Palm Beach County? Read this Post Before You Hire an Agent!

Posted on July 10, 2013 by Great Florida Homes

Dear Home Owner, Here are three important steps to selling your home: 1. HIRING THE RIGHT AGENT (we can provide you a list of the Top 10 Questions to ask Agents you interview). 2. STAGING THE HOME so it shows great. This includes taking care of maintenance items and cleaning and de-cluttering the home. 3. PRICING THE HOME RIGHT (we will …

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It’s a Sellers’ Market!

Posted on July 7, 2013 by Great Florida Homes

Good news for home sellers! In a recent real estate report, it’s been found out that the gap between the asking price and the actual sales price has been becoming narrower. As a matter of fact, a house would usually be sold for 98.3 percent of the asking price, a significant increase compared to the …

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