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Contingencies Every Orlando Buyer Should Have

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So, after searching high and low you have finally found a property that meets your needs and you want to write an offer. This is an exciting time and you are probably feeling nervous about the whole deal. Will they accept? Are there other offers on the home already? Sometimes agreeing to a contract free […]

What NOT to do before you Close on your New Orlando Area Home

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You have your pre-approval, you have found the house of your dreams and you have a signed contract accepting your offer. Everything is looking good and you can’t wait for the closing date to arrive so you can finally move into your new pad. But before your close, read this list of what not do, […]

What NOT to do before you Close on your New Home in Orlando FL

What happens at the Closing of my first home?

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What better way is there to explain you this important question visually… Check out the video (courtesy of Federal Title), it covers the most important points about what happens at a closing. Here is a short summary: Once you have found your new home and your offer has been accepted there is one final step […]

What happens at the closing of my first home?

5 Central Florida First Time Home Buyer Myths

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The best thing a first time home buyer can do when starting their search, is to take a few moments to understand the process. Buying a new home is a huge commitment and a legal transaction, as such there are many myths swirling around about how it works. An informed buyer will feel more comfortable […]

Orlando First Time Home Buyer Myths

Avoiding First Time Home Buyer Mortgage Mistakes In the Orlando Market – Part 2

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Hopefully you already read part one of  Avoiding First Time Home Buyer Mortgage Mistakes In the Orlando Market, so you already know the top three mistakes to avoid. But don’t put down your pencils yet, there are three more common first time home buyer pit falls you should be aware of. 1. Not getting pre-approved […]

Avoid First Time Home Buyer Mortgage Mistakes - Part 2

How to Avoid First Time Home Buyer Mortgage Mistakes In the Orlando Market

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Since the collapse of the real estate market a few years ago it has become clear that many buyers simply did not know what they were getting into with their mortgages.  Lenders are in the business of selling mortgages, they are making money in a variety of ways from your mortgage amount. Obviously the higher […]

How to Avoid First Time Home Buyer Mistakes

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

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, […]

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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

Understanding Home Owner’s Associations

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For all of the headaches involved in dealing with Home Owners Associations they actually exist to keep your neighborhood in tip top condition and preserve your home’s value.  Most Central Florida neighborhoods have some type of association and most certainly all Condo and town home communities. Their role differs depending on the type of home […]

About Orlando's Home Owners Associations