November, 2016 RSS Icon
Found 4 entries for November, 2016.

When you are buying a house, there is a lot you can easily see. You can see if you are in a family-friendly neighborhood, or one that fits your lifestyle. You can check out the amenities within walking and driving distance. You can figure out what the house has that you love and the size of your lot. The only thing you can’t really know about your new home is what your neighbors will be like. Unfortunately, a neighbor can make or break your living situation. In some cases, you’ll get neighbors you’ll love, who will be your lifelong friends. In other cases, you’ll be civil with your neighbor and know that you can count on them if you need to. But, in the most extreme cases, your neighbors could be people you’d rather not associate with, never mind see…

891 Views, 0 Comments
Read Full Post

Many people believe that termites are a death sentence for your home. Whether you are buying, selling or staying in a home, you really, truly, don’t want termites living there. In Florida, with its humid climate, termites can thrive in the moist environment.

Types of termites

In Florida, there are a few types of termites here. They include:

  • ·        Subterranean termites – require a moist environment and are the most-common termite in Florida
  • ·        Dampwood termites – like water-saturated wood
  • ·        Drywood termites – need very little moisture
  • ·        Conehead termites – not common in all areas of Florida and needs a moist environment

How do they get in?

Foraging – While looking for food, termites will enter your…

1772 Views, 0 Comments
Read Full Post

Whether you are buying or selling a home, you need the right professional to look out for your best interests, find you what you need and represent you fairly. Finding a real estate professional is not as easy as closing your eyes and picking one out of the Yellow Pages. If you want someone who you know will work for you and get you the best value for your money, you need to do your research.

1.      Get a referral

The best way to find someone you’ll love is to ask around to people you trust. Because they know you, they’ll know what sort of characteristics you might need in a real estate professional, whether that is someone who will walk you through the process thoroughly or someone who is always available. Find out who others have used and ask…

823 Views, 0 Comments
Read Full Post

Married couples buy more of the homes on the market than singles, but that is changing and it is changing rapidly. A recent study by the National Association of Realtors found that 66% of homebuyers are married couples, single men made up 7% of the buyers and single women made up a whopping 17% of homebuyers this year. The surprising thing about these statistics is that women have a much lower average income than men, but they still buy double the amount of homes than men do. This trend is encouraging, but why is it happening?

Why are more single women buying homes?

Analysts say many women are always looking to the future, with the goal of buying a home and creating a family, while also staying close to family and friends. Rather than wait to be…

981 Views, 0 Comments
Read Full Post

How Much Is Your Home Worth?

Show Me