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Keys to Being a Successful Homeowner

Whether you are already a homeowner or you are contemplating taking the leap to home ownership, you know it is an exciting but big responsibility! A home is an investment and in order to keep your investment a positive one you need to maintain it. These tips can help you plan for those home improvements.

Prioritize Improvements

Cosmetic Improvements are always the most tempting to tackle first, because you see that peeling wallpaper or funky colored carpeting every day you look around your home. However it is important to consider the improvements that are likely to increase your home’s value, or decrease your expenses.A leaking roof or a dying water heater can cost you more in the long run if you don’t repair in a timely fashion.

Insure Your Home

You will obtain your homeowners insurance as a requirement of your mortgage loan, but it is always recommended to review your coverage occasionally to make sure you are protected where you should be!

DIY or Call in a Professional?

Sometimes you can save money by learning how to do minor repairs yourself. In those cases, take the time to fix those minor problems. When the repair is too much to handle a professional opinion is needed always ask friends and neighbors for references! This will help you find the right person for the job. Price is important, but having the repair done correctly should be important as well.
There is no magic formula to home ownership, but the Great Florida Homes team will provide as many tools as possible to help you be a happy and successful homeowner!



As a homeowner when you decide to sell you want to get the best value possible for your home. Before you decide to sell your home there are a lot of things you want to have in order to make sure your home is in the best selling condition. One item many homeowners will not be aware of until they put their home on the market or apply for homeowners insurance is the condition of their electrical panel. Homeowners can not only be delayed from obtaining insurance for a faulty or old panel, but they can be denied altogether. It is a common reason for holding up sales as well.

What can you do to prevent this? Electrical panels can be potentially costly to replace and should be done by a professional. This can be intimidating to homeowners, but should not prevent you from seeking assistance! Faulty or outdated panels can not only cause issues selling your home but are also a serious fire hazard. Many electrical companies will give you a free inspection and estimate to determine if your electrical panel qualifies and is safe to use. It is better to take care of this sooner rather than later so you can correct any issues on your own schedule and not be burdened by an insurance company’s deadline.