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I write tips and tricks to help buyers and
sellers save time and money.

How to save money when you buy a home

If you’re considering buying a home, statistics say that one of the first things you’ll do is surf the Internet. From looking at homes for sale to learning about the process and choosing a real estate agent, you’ll find lots...
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Now is the ideal time to aerate your lawn

Just when you thought time spent working on your landscape was coming to an end as we approach the cooler season, along come the experts. The period from late summer and early fall, they claim, is the best time of...
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How to compete against cash homebuyers and win

Got cash? If not, and you’re in the market to buy a home, you are at a distinct disadvantage. The volume of cash buyers in the market has increased significantly over the past year. In Florida, for instance, the number...
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Low income? Yes, you can buy a home

Despite what many first-time mortgage shoppers imagine, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae aren’t members of the cast of “The Beverly Hillbillies.” They are both what are known in the economic world as Government Sponsored Enterprises, or GSE for short, and...
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Appraiser coming? How to make a brilliant first impression

The home inspection and the home appraisal are undoubtedly the two most nerve-wracking events of the home sale. Either of them can completely derail a deal. Unless, of course, you prepare for them. Many home sellers obtain a pre-sale home...
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Hey condo owner: Do you know what your HOA is up to?

One of the most frustrating aspects of being a real estate agent in the current market is trying to find homes for our first-time homebuyers. Often, they’re snatched up or in multiple offer situations immediately after being listed. The condo...
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Going FSBO? Don’t make these mistakes!

If you think this is going to be yet another blog post from a real estate agent telling you how dim-witted you are for trying to sell your home by yourself, think again. There are some common mistakes that most...
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Use your senses to detect problems with your home’s pipes

Some of the problems in homes that can cause the most damage may be challenging to detect. Your pipes, for instance, are hidden behind walls. When they spring a leak, you may not know about it until mold forms, you...
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Outdoor entertaining? Get rid of mosquitos naturally

There are two things that qualify to be the bane of summer: flies and mosquitos. Entertaining outdoors seems to triple the pests and their ability to irritate and annoy guests. Luckily, we found some simple tricks to keep mosquitos at...
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Get started with smart home technology

Whether it’s trying to remember to turn on the porch light at night or the constant fiddling with the thermostat in your home, the day will come when you’ll decide, once and for all, to look into all the hoopla...
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