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Posted on 05/31/2020
Five Things First-Time Homebuyers Need to Keep in Mind
Photo by ConvertKit on Unsplash Up to 9.2 million Americans will purchase their first home in 2020. Homeownership is a wonderful and sometimes overwhelming experience. It's exciting to have a place that you can personalize and call your own. However, owning a home can quickly become a burden if you don't plan carefully. Keep in mind these five...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Home Loans: Fixed vs. Adjustable
Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash Once you are ready to buy a house, you need to check your finances to determine how much you can put down, and how much you can afford to pay on a monthly mortgage. Knowing this helps you determine how much house you can afford. However, your interest rate is going to play...
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Posted on 05/22/2020
Another Property Sold - 550 S Sandlake Court, Mount Dora, FL 32757
A Boater's Dream! Downtown Mount Dora Lakefront Community Living at its Best. High Point of Lake Dora is located adjacent to the City's downtown parks and waterfront. The community of High Point features a pool, club house and dock with boat slips. Features include Walled courtyard, Tray Ceilings in living room, fire place, French doors, open floor plan and much more. As you enter the home you are greeted with an open living room with wood burning fire place, that leads to huge kitchen with plenty of cabinet and counter space. The massive master suite features built-in storage selves, an en-suite bathroom, walk in closet and 2nd closet and...
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Posted on 05/21/2020
Another Property Sold - 1840 Gertrude Place, Mount Dora, FL 32757
1.15 ACRES, DIRECT LAKE FRONTAGE = PARADISE FOUND!! If your #1 priority is LOCATION, this rare LAKE GERTRUDE opportunity is for you. This estate is at the corner of Gertrude Place and Sylvan Point in a most highly desirable Lake Gertrude neighborhood, Sylvan Shores Point. NOTE: This listing includes adjacent, build-able, non-lakefront...
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Posted on 05/21/2020
Another Property Sold - 1840 Gertrude Place, Mount Dora, FL 32757
1.15 ACRES, DIRECT LAKE FRONTAGE = PARADISE FOUND!! If your #1 priority is LOCATION, this rare LAKE GERTRUDE opportunity is for you. This estate is at the corner of Gertrude Place and Sylvan Point in a most highly desirable Lake Gertrude neighborhood, Sylvan Shores Point. NOTE: This listing includes adjacent, build-able, non-lakefront...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
How to Find a Great Local Veterinarian
Photo by David Mark via PixabayPicking the right veterinarian for your pets matters. It will put you at ease every time they need a healing touch. Whether you're new in town, or your pet has a specific issue you'd like carefully tended, here's how to find a vet who will offer you a high standard of care. Finding...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Recipe: Japanese Om-Rice
Photo by Sophy Chen from Pexels Like many Japanese words, om-rice is a portmaneau -- a new word created from combining two other words. In this case, it comes from “omelette” and “rice”, and the popular dish consists of fried rice with ketchup wrapped in an egg omelette. Made from basic ingredients like rice, ketchup, and hot dogs...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
How Climate Change May Threaten Real Estate Values
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Natural disasters including flooding, hurricanes, mudslides and wildfires affect real estate values. Some recent examples of real estate transactions being influenced by these increasingly intense and frequent events include: A Charleston, South Carolina, homeowner deciding to demolish her house after three years of flooding caused by hurricanes that led to 11 failed...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Zoning Considerations for Homebuyers
Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash Zoning laws have been in place in the United States for many years. They serve communities in a number of ways. As a home buyer, it is important to know and understand the zoning laws that cover any property you consider purchasing. Structures Generally, residential zonings laws indicate what kind of structures...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
Florida's Home Sellers Disclosures Protect Potential Buyers
Photo by Arek Socha via Pixabay There’s an old phrase that says “buyer beware.” While, to some extent, this holds true in real estate, the good news for buyers is there are a number of protections in place which are regulated by federal law. States can opt to add their own requirements. Florida has exercised its right to...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
How to Budget for a Fixer Upper
Image by Annie Gray from Unsplash If you are handy with home repair, you could buy a more expensive house if you are willing to put some work into it. Many foreclosures are often sold “as is,” and require some work. The seller may also be more open to negotiating a lower price based on the number of...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
DIY Home Improvement Projects
Photo by RawPixel via Pixabay It may be tempting to call an expert (and sometimes, you can't avoid doing so) to fix something or to enhance the decor of your home, but some projects are surprisingly easy to do. Tackling DIY projects at home has never been easier, thanks to the availability of tools and products designed just...
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