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5 Tips for Buying a New Construction Home in Orlando

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Can’t decide between a brand new, never lived in home and an existing home? It is a tough choice especially in this market, but if you are considering a newly constructed home or town home in the Orlando area here are some things you should know. 1. You should have your own Realtor. Many people […]

Buying a New Construction Home in Orlando

Orlando First Time Home Buyers: 5 Ways to Know You are Ready

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Deflating home prices and the $8,000 tax credit have made it an ideal time for Orlando area first time home buyers to finally break in to the market.  If you think you are one of the many ready to venture out into the world of home ownership take a look at the 5 ways to […]

Orlando First Time Home Buyers - 5 Ways to know you are ready to buy

Explaining the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit for Orlando House Hunters

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Earlier this year the Federal Government passed legislation literally gifting up to $8,ooo in the form of a tax credit to first time home-buyers. Over the past year there has been a lot of confusion regarding this credit. Many people wrongly assume that this sum of money is a type of loan that must be […]

$8000 Orlando First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit

The Big List of House Hunting Dont’s

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Now that you’re ready to start your house hunt, you have probably gathered your list of what areas you want to look in and what type of home you want to purchase.  So here are a few Dont’s to keep in mind while you’re out prospecting future homes. 1. Don’t rush yourself – be sure […]

The Big List of House Hunting Dont's

Energy Efficient Mortgages: They Do Exist

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Energy Efficient mortgages is a standard conventional, FHA or VA loan, but it offers additional funds as a way of financing improvements to your new home that reduce the consumption of energy. The program allows that these additional funds are not factored in when determining your down payment,  it does get a little complicated so […]

Energy Efficient Mortgages

Orlando House Hunting Tips – Home Buyer Advice

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While hunting for your first home it can be easy to get distracted by all of the amenities of the house. Fresh paint and a large room family room may seem like just what you were looking for, but it is important to keep your head on your shoulders and consider a few things before […]

Orlando House Hunting Tips

Buying an Eco-Friendly Home – Part 2

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Once you have inspected the interior of your potential new home for its eco-friendliness, it’s time to go outside and check out the exterior and landscaping. What to look for: Natural or as close to natural is what you are looking for. Check that home’s exterior was built with products containing  zero volatile organic compounds, […]

Green Homes Orlando FL

Buying an Eco-Friendly Home

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Oil prices have hit all time highs in the last few years and a new desire to go green has emerged as a top selling point for both automobiles and homes as a result. Preserving our environment through conservation of resources and smart product alternatives is not only a good choice but has become a […]

Buying an Eco Friendly Home in Orlando

How To Choose the Right Orlando Area Neighborhood – Part 2

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Hopefully you read part one of this topic and already created your list of must have’s for your new neighborhood. After you have narrowed down what you can live without and what you really want in your new neighborhood it’s time to start narrowing down locations. If you already live in Central Florida, then you […]

How To Choose the Right Neighborhood in Orlando FL

How To Choose The Right Orlando Area Neighboorhood – Part 1

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The Orlando area offers many great neighborhood options. Whether you are looking for a historic home on a tree lined street, or a newly developed gated community, Central Florida has you covered. But really that is just skimming the surface of how to choose the right neighborhood to meet your needs. When you are ready […]