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The growth of the mortgage broker channel gives homebuyers and real estate agents new options
Posted on 12/07/2019
The growth of the mortgage broker channel gives homebuyers and real estate agents new options
This booming segment offers a wide range of loan products The mortgage broker channel has seen a great deal of growth over the last year, with independent mortgage brokers now accounting for more than 16% market share. This momentum – which doesn’t show signs of stopping anytime soon – presents a great opportunity for real estate professionals to join...
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Host a Yard Sale Before You Buy a House
Posted on 12/05/2019
Host a Yard Sale Before You Buy a House
If you plan to buy a house, you may want to host a yard sale sooner rather than later. That way, you can sell items you no longer need and won't have to worry about moving these items once you find a new residence. Ultimately, there are many reasons why it may be beneficial to host a yard sale...
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Constructing Your Own Pergola
Posted on 12/04/2019
Constructing Your Own Pergola
Photo by marcdenning via Pixabay Adding square footage of living space to your home is always a sound investment. Not only does it give you and your family more space to play, but it adds resale value, too -- even if the square footage you add is outdoors. A well-designed and constructed pergola does both. It provides shade...
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Buying That Perfect Home in Florida
Posted on 11/28/2019
Buying That Perfect Home in Florida
Photo by OpenClipart-Vectors via Pixabay When you are looking to buy a home in the state of Florida for the first time it can seem like a strange new concept. Everything in Florida is built around having fun. They love living, working, growing and exploring the state. There is just so much to do. You will find that...
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DON'T OVER-PAY $100's on Your Property taxes.
Posted on 11/27/2019
DON'T OVER-PAY $100's on Your Property taxes.
Photo by Skitterphoto via Pexels OWNER(S) GET YOUR FLORIDA HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION. Time is running out. It is the end of the year and you can possibly save money on your property tax bill. What is Homestead Exemption? In the state of Florida, a $25,000 exemption is applied to the first $50,000 of your property’s assessed value if your...
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Why Should a Buyer Purchase Your Florida Luxury Residence?
Posted on 11/21/2019
Why Should a Buyer Purchase Your Florida Luxury Residence?
Showing a buyer that your Florida luxury residence is the right choice may be difficult. However, if you understand how to promote your luxury residence in Tampa Bay, Orlando or any other Florida city or town to buyers, you could garner lots of interest in your house. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you stir...
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Ways to Improve Your HVAC's Energy Efficiency
Posted on 11/20/2019
Ways to Improve Your HVAC's Energy Efficiency
Photo by Skitterphoto via Pexels Keeping your home comfortable when the weather gets cooler can have a significant impact on your energy bills. In fact, your HVAC system is one of the biggest sources of energy usage in your home. You could end up spending more than you planned to on heating, especially if the weather turns colder...
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The Best Outdoor Adventures In Florida
Posted on 11/20/2019
The Best Outdoor Adventures In Florida
Living in Florida provides so many opportunities due to the amazing weather that’s present the whole year through. As a Florida resident, you’ll want to enjoy the outdoors to the fullest. Below, you’ll find some of the best outdoor activities that the state of Florida has to offer for its residents. Take A Hike You may not think...
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