Around The House Energy-Saving Tips for Florida Homeowners As a Central Florida realtor, I understand the unique challenges homeowners face when it comes to energy efficiency. The hot, humid climate demands that we pay special attention to how we cool our homes, manage moisture, and optimize energy use. Here are some practical tips to help you save energy and reduce your utility bills […]
Buying Tips Boosting Your Credit Score: Essential Tips for Aspiring Homeowners When you’re preparing to buy a home, one of the most critical factors lenders consider is your credit score. A higher credit score not only improves your chances of securing a mortgage but can also lead to more favorable loan terms. Here are some practical tips to help you boost your credit score and get […]
Around The House Stay Safe This Hurricane Season – Essential Preparedness Tips As we enter hurricane season, it’s crucial to ensure that you and your home are prepared for any potential storms. Here are comprehensive tips to help you stay safe and secure:   Prepare early for a Hurricane: Take basic steps now to ensure your safety should a storm hit. Write down emergency phone numbers and […]
Buying Tips Your Path to Homeownership Are you considering purchasing a home in Florida? With its sunny weather, vibrant communities, and diverse real estate options, the Sunshine State offers an enticing opportunity for prospective homebuyers. However, navigating the homebuying process can be overwhelming, especially for first-time buyers. To help you embark on your journey to homeownership with confidence, we’ve compiled a […]
Around The House Tips for Fall Decor and Improving Curb Appeal Now that Fall has officially arrived, it’s a great time to get outside and take advantage of the cooler weather.  It’s also the beginning of decorating season for the exterior of your house.  While you’re out, here are some tips for improving curb appeal and getting ready for all of your holiday decorations: Fall Foliage: […]
Buying Tips Tips For Buying a Vacation Home If you love vacationing in Central Florida, you may have considered purchasing a vacation home of your own. Owning a vacation home can be a great way to have a dedicated space for relaxation and fun, while also providing potential rental income. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you start your search: […]
Around The House Spring Home Maintenance Tips for Central Florida Homeowners Spring is here! For homeowners in Central Florida, that means it is time to start tackling some spring maintenance tasks. With warmer weather on the way, there are a few things you can do to prepare your home for the summer months. And if you’re thinking of selling your house, this is a great list […]
Around The House How to Improve Your Curb Appeal Now that spring is approaching, it’s a great time to get outside and improve your curb appeal! Here are 8 tips to get your started. Landscape for success: A well-manicured lawn and beautiful flower beds can instantly boost a home’s curb appeal.  Plant flowers, trim hedges, and add mulch to create a polished look. (Source: […]
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Uncategorized Florida Homestead Exemption The filing deadline for the Florida Homestead Exemption is March 1! Why is it important to get this done? In order to file for the Florida Homestead Exemption, the property must be your Primary Residence.  This exemption does not apply to second homes, vacation properties, or investment properties.  You only have to file once; it […]
Infographics and Stats December 2022 Florida Real Estate Stats Single Family Homes – Traditional Sales | Compared to December 2021
Around The House Tips for Organizing Your Home Organizing your home is a great way to prepare for a move or to simply clean up and get rid of clutter.  Here are some tips and tricks to make it easy. Make Use of Containers Anything from bins, to jars, to trays can be used to organize and store odds and ends.  Decorative trays […]
Around The House Healthy Houseplants Celebrating Houseplant Appreciation Day Let’s talk about houseplants!  Placing indoor plants around your home can not only improve décor, but psychologists say plants can help improve your mood.  And, of course, houseplants make great staging props if you are preparing to sell your home.  In honor of Houseplant Appreciation Day (January 10, 2023), here are […]
Infographics and Stats November 2022 Florida Real Estate Stats Single Family Homes – Traditional Sales | Compared to November 2021
Buying Tips Florida Hometown Heroes Florida Housing Buyer Assistance Program Have you heard of the Florida Housing’s Hometown Heroes Program?  This is a down payment / closing cost assistance program for Front Line Workers who are purchasing a Primary Residence.  Thanks to this program, eligible buyers can receive up to 5% of the loan amount to contribute to the funds […]
Buying Tips First-time Buyers Are Making Moves Wondering if it is a good time to buy?  If you’re a first-time home buyer, the answer is YES!  With less competition and high rent, the time is perfect! For more information, check out this article from Florida Realtors: First-Time Buyers Back Despite Challenges CHARLOTTE, N.C. – First-time home buyers have returned to the housing […]
Infographics and Stats September 2022 Stats Single Family Homes – Traditional Sales | Compared to September 2021  
Buying Tips How Much Should My Down Payment Be? How Much Should My Down Payment Be? I get a lot of questions from Buyers about the Down Payment and how much it should be.  One of the main misconceptions is that it must be, at a minimum, 20% of the purchase price.  There is no golden rule about down payment amounts and, more importantly, […]
Renovations One of the Fastest Ways to Update a Room Windows That Wow What’s one of the fastest and easiest ways to update a room? You guessed it – window treatments. Gone are the days of heavy, dark, drab curtains. Instead, you can refresh just about any space with a variety of modern options to fit every style and budget. Now Trending Whether you’re creating […]
Buying Tips What To Pack For Your First Night In Your New House Tips for a peaceful first night in your new home. Moving day is approaching and your to-do list just keeps growing! But, there is one more to-do to add to your list. This to-do gets you ready for a peaceful first night in your new home. You’ll thank me later. Actually, you’ll be too tired […]
Selling Tips Home Staging Mistakes to Avoid Stage Your House Like a Pro If you’ve talked to real estate agents or watched any home selling show, you know that prepping your home for potential buyers means decluttering, depersonalizing and deep cleaning. But these are only the basics, and there is so much more you can do to stage your home. Successful home […]