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We often advise our buyers and sellers to declutter before selling or buying.  But 6 years ago, I had to take on this task.We were going to sell and downsize.  That meant nearly 30 years of stuff that was shoved everywhere had to be evaluated.  We were downsizing and just had way too much stuff. ...
This is an exellent recap of FHA and VA options for buyers under the current market conditions.  Inspections are recommended for all purchases but these two types of loans have inspection appraisals connected to them contractually making it more difficult for a buyer to get to contract.Discuss op...
Things To Do Before Listing Your Home1.  Declutter.  Take the minimalist approach.  Pack everything not in use daily and store it.  You don't want people looking at your pictures and stuff!  You want them to see the beauty in your home.  I like what I call the "Keep, Sell, Trash" approach.  Go th...
As you know, or should know, this was updated in November.  I am seeing lots of member hate speech on their personal social media.  Keep in mind that anything that violates fair housing in your professional life now carries to your personal life.  Here is a quote. Article 10 – Duties to the Publi...
Here is some good advice for a successful garage sale.  I'd add, have a few people working the sale.  It's more secure that way.  Many set up cameras to watch and record events because many people help themselves while a partner distracts event planners.  Inventory lists help.  And keep a supply ...
Zellwood Station is a landed, golf, man gated, 55+ community in Zellwood Florida, near Apopka.  Lots of activities on site!  The home is in the pet section of the community.  It needs work but is priced accordingly.  Active - Landed 55+ Golf Community 2/2 for sale. OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats ...
Buyers that don't get preapproved by a local lender prior to house hunting are hurting their chances of getting their offer accepted in the current market.  Agents who take them house hunting prior to preapproval are wasting their time, the sellers and their agents time and the buyers time. Learn...
I started the year with high hopes once again.  My last 5 years have been very challenging.2014-2015 my mom, who lived with me for years, was ill.  She lost her battle in April of 2015.  After her Celebration of Life, I got sick and it took several months to feel normal. 2016 brought us the begin...
Today is the last day of what has been a very challenging year for everyone.  I sure hope you got through the year with limited stress and interference in general life.  We all faced many challenges but if you are reading this, you are blessed.  What did you do differently this year to stay afloa...
2020 was a challenging year in many ways but it has been a good year, too.  First, I have survived it so far despite having CoVid in January before we knew it was on the East Coast or what it even was.  I did recover just fine, thankfully.Second, we had to find other ways of our jobs.  Business h...

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