August 2019

Tips for moving

Tips For Easier Moving

Looking for some tips for easier moving? Want to reduce the headache of moving into a new home? Follow these steps: BEFORE PACKING Plan your move in advance This will help you avoid last-minute hysteria.  Protect critical files and photos Store copies on portable hard drives or upload to free cloud storage such as Google Drive. In an event that your computer gets damaged during the move,...

Seller's disclosure

Seller’s Property Disclosure

Disclosures are a key part of any real estate transaction. There is a number of disclosures such as Lead-Based Paint Disclosure, Mold Disclosure, Radon Gas Disclosure, Homeowners Association Disclosure and many more. Some of the disclosures are integrated into the property purchase contracts, and some are not. For example Seller's Property Disclosure is a separate document. What is the...

How to price your home for any market

Pricing Your Home For Sale

So your neighbor’s home just sold for $10000 over asking price and therefore common sense says pricing your home for sale should be easy. There is little more to that, no two properties are exactly alike. Perhaps your neighbor had remodeled bathrooms and kitchen, but yours are not. So what to do? Figure Out A Starting Point There are several automated applications that will give you a ballpark...

Hallandale Beach, Florida

5 Things To Consider When Buying A Condominium

Many people choose to buy a condo over a single-family home for several reasons. Whether it’s the convenience of downtown living, the pride of ownership without yard work or the affordability over single-family homes. Is buying a condo right for you? Only you can make that decision, but here are few things to consider. Condo ownership means shared responsibility One of the factors that attract...

How to prepare your home for showings

How To Prepare Your Home For Showings

As you have probably noticed selling a home is a long process; by the time you take all the necessary steps to make sure you and your home are ready to sell months have gone by. You have hired the right real estate agent for the job, you have possibly made repairs and coated the walls with some new paint, and you have listed the home on the MLS and the sign is on the yard. Now what? If everything was done...

Thing to know about the appraisal

6 Things To Know About The Appraisal Process

When you and your real estate agent wrote an offer on a property, you most likely made the offer contingent on a few items, such as home inspection, financing, and appraisal. If you have your financing in place and you are satisfied with the home inspection results, then you are on a home stretch pending appraisal.  What is a home appraisal? A home appraisal is an estimate of a property’s value....

Monthly mortgage payment includes

Your Monthly Mortgage Payment Will Include The Following 4 Items

Before you apply for a mortgage and find your dream home make sure you are capable of paying back more than what you have borrowed. During your mortgage approval process, your lender will assist you in planning your payments and determine what you can afford. It is staggering news that for a 30-year mortgage of $300000 you will end up paying back over $500000 at current interest rates. To help you better...

Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act

Are You Selling Your Home? Beware Of FIRTPA

The Foreign Investment In Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (FIRTPA) is a United States tax law that imposes income tax on foreign persons disposing of United States real property interest. To ensure tax collection from foreign taxpayers, FIRPTA requires buyers of U.S. real property interests to withhold 15% of the sales price. Sounds weird, right?  Prior to 1981 if a foreign individual bought and...

Florida Homestead Exemption

Florida Homestead Exemption. Why Is It Important To You?

Ah yes, everyone’s favorite subject: Taxes. Like it or not you will be required to pay property taxes on a property you own. The purpose of property taxes is for local governments to pay for public services, such as law enforcement, fire protection, schools, roads, and so on. In Florida, there are three primary taxing districts: city, county, and school board. In addition, there could be several smaller...

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