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Buying an Orlando Home Worry Free

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1. Find the right Realtor – Having an educated and established realtor by your side throughout the home buying process is invaluable. Make sure the realtor you choose knows the area, has experience working within your search criteria, and most importantly that you feel you are able to communicate with. 2. Get Pre-Approved – There is nothing […]

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

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

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

Types of Neighborhoods in Orlando FL – Part 2

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In part one, we went over the first three types of Orlando area neighborhoods.  Continuing on our journey of the 12 types of Orlando neighborhoods we will look at more options in the city, suburbs and historic districts. Cul-de-sacs & Kids (Bedroom) – These types of neighborhoods are very popular with families.  Moms and Dads […]

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Types of Neighborhoods in Orlando FL – Part 1

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Most experts, including the guys at frontdoor.com, agree that there are generally 12 different and distinct types of neighborhoods. How you live your daily life and how you have projected yourself in the future will determine which of the 12 best suits you. Throughout the course of the next few articles I will walk you […]

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Orlando First Time Homebuyer: Types of Ownership Part 2

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As the space for homes has diminished in Central Florida, condos have become more popular. Condos are typically attached homes, meaning each unit shares a wall or walls.  When you own a condo you own everything on the interior of that unit. The exterior walls, roof and common areas are usually maintained by the home […]

First Time Home Buyer Checklist

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If reading through pages of advice doesn’t sound very appealing, then here is  a first time home buyers checklist to help you through the process. Print it out and check each item off through out the process. 1. Locate a reputable real estate agent. 2. Run your credit report If credit score is low, fix […]

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

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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 […]