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Buying Your First Home: Are You Really Ready? Part II


In part one of Buying Your First Home: Are You Really Ready?” we talked about some of the advantages of owning your first home. Making the decision to buy a your first home is personal, so of course some advantages vary from person to person. Before you jump in with both feet it is definitely worth it to look at the disadvantages and some of the new responsibilities you will be taking on.

The Hunt for our First Home In Orlando

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We finally sat down with Jose and Claudia and went over what we are looking for in our first home. Like many first time home-buyers in the Orlando area, we were under the impression that with so many homes on the market, the process would be relatively easy. Wrong. Because we want to close on […]

Buying Your First Home: Are you really ready? Part 1

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If you read the last article “Cut the Confusion: Defining the Key Players for Orlando First time Home buyers” then you are already one step a head of the pack. But are you really ready buy? There are many responsibilities of home ownership that are often forgotten once the adrenaline of buying your first home […]

Buying our First Home: Getting Started

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I have been a renter for the last 4 years, my husband is a lifer. He is from France and has a very European idea about home ownership, in other words, it is just not that important to him. After years of going back and forth about what we should do, we have finally decided […]

Orlando First Time Home Buyer Diary Chapter 1

Cut the confusion: Help for Orlando First Time Home Buyers

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You might have heard the news circulating that the real estate market has become a golden ticket for buyers, and especially first time buyers.First time buyers, previously out priced of homes, now have wide spread, home value reductions, as their entrance to the market. On top of that, first time home buyers are also being […]

Orlando First Time Home Buyer Guide

Bank Owned Home for Sale in Manderley


We came across this newly listed home today during our showings in Lake Mary: If you have been dreaming about living in the desirable Lake Mary area for less, here is your chance to score big! This home is located in Manderley, an established subdivision right off of Rinehart Street in Lake Mary, conveniently located […]

Homes for Sale in Manderley Lake Mary FL

New Homeowners in Sanford FL


Congratulations Beth, James and Hannah on your new home in Sanford FL! We helped this nice young family to find their dream home earlier this year. The home was a bank owned property in not so good shape – the interior resembled an outdated early 90s style, the pool was black and full of algae […]

New Home Owners in Sanford FL

Bank Owned Home in Astor Farms Sanford FL

This unique home is simply a great opportunity! We have shown this home a little while ago and it was just re-listed by the bank for over $100,000 less than the original asking price! $258,900 is the new asking price – with over 3,200 square feet that is only $80 per square foot! Pin It

Bank Owned Home for Sale in Astor Farms

How do you know it’s a short sale?


Buyers, in case you are wondering how you would know which home is in a short sale (pre-foreclosure) situation, here’s a useful tip: Check the listing description text. If somewhere in the text you see the following lines, the property is a short sale: Pin It

What to choose: Condo or Townhome?


For those of you who have already ruled out single family homes, you may now wonder “what is the right home for me? Condo or town home?”
This is a very good question because there definitely is a difference between condos and town homes. Much of it is related to a lifestyle.

Orlando Home Buyers: Town Home or Condo?