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Buying an Orlando Home Worry Free

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

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, […]

The Big List of House Hunting Dont’s

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 […]

Orlando House Hunting Tips – Home Buyer Advice

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 […]

The process continues

It has been a week or so since my last post and things are moving forward with our house. The seller (the bank) finally signed back our contract so our lender could finally get started working on securing our loan. Even though we got pre-approved there was still a ton of paperwork we had to […]

Types of Neighborhoods in Orlando FL – Part 2

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 […]

Buying our First Home: Getting Started

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 […]

Approved – Free Money for First Time Home Buyers

Great News for First Time Home Buyers! Wow! More good news for First Time Home Buyers! The tax credit of $7,500 is now upped to $8,000 and does NOT have to be paid back (if the home is held for 3 years). On top of that this great benefit is extended to homes purchased by […]