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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
  Permanent Change of Station season is coming, with all the additional expenses of a military move. Thankfully, military allowances such as Dislocation Allowance, temporary lodging allowances, Mileage in Lieu of Transportation, and per diem will cover most of the costs you will incur. But what if those allowances don’t cover all your expenses? A special section of the US tax law allows active duty military members who move on PCS orders to deduct unreimbursed moving expenses from their federal income taxes. But you can’t just deduct everything you spend during the move. But first, a disclaimer: This information is provided for your education and is not tax advice. Use this information to guide your own learning, possibly with a qualified tax professional like an Enrolled Agent. Who Is ...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
  First-time homebuyers often have more questions than answers, and it can be frustrating not to mention one mortgage does not fit all. Even those who attempt to research and study the process get bogged down in acronyms and large, scary-looking numbers. However, if you’ve never bought a home, a clear understanding of the answers to the most basic mortgage questions builds confidence to ask more detailed questions later during the process.  Experienced real estate professionals are the key to your quest for mortgage knowledge. Agents and bankers who know their trade can easily translate lending details into information an everyday person can comprehend.  A “Mortgage 101” guide is the best way to begin deciding if homeownership is in your future. Here’s help for studying and understandin...
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By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
14206 Red Hawk Rd, Tallahassee, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click Here to Get Directions $3899003bed - 2bath - 1.83 acres lotBeautiful and Private three bedroom, two bath home on just under two acres backing up to green space! Located in a cul-de-sac and overflowing with curb appeal, this split floorplan house features an oversized living room, two spacious guest rooms, a large living/family area, and an office/flex room with custom barn doors! Other features include engineered wood floors throughout the home (carpet free!), quartz counter tops in the kitchen and updated appliances in the kitchen. The back of the home features a covered/screened patio with decks on both sides, additional patio space for grilling/entertaining, and a chicken coop for fresh eggs a short walk away....
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By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
2034 Sandcastle Drive, Tallahassee, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click Here to Get Directions $2250002bed - 2bath -Convenient updated townhouse with 2 car garage! Enjoy stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops in spacious kitchen. Master suite features walk-in closet along with dual vanity and granite counters in bathroom. Entertain in spacious living room featuring fire place. Front screened porch makes for quiet evenings bug free and drop offs from delivery without getting soaked! Additional flex space for home office or gym! Private fenced backyard perfect for the pet. Easy access to either hospital, downtown, and capital circle!Follow This Home Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real Estate 850-888-0888 Licensed In: FloridaContact MeUseful Links Free List of Foreclosed Homes...
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By Michael Peron, Michael Peron, Dave Florida Real Estate
(South Florida Home Solutions)
Don’t Get Caught Off Guard by Closing Costs As a homebuyer, it’s important to plan and budget for the expenses you’ll encounter when you purchase a home. While most people understand the need to save for a down payment, a recent survey found 41% of homebuyers were surprised by their closing costs. Here’s some information to help you get started so you’re not caught off guard when it’s time to close on your home. What Are Closing Costs? One possible reason some people are surprised by closing costs may be because they don’t know what they are or what they cover. According to U.S. News and World Report: “Closing costs encompass a variety of expenses above your property's purchase price. They include things like lender fees, title insurance, government processing fees, upfront tax payments...
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By Michael Peron, Michael Peron, Dave Florida Real Estate
(South Florida Home Solutions)
This Spring Presents Sellers with a Golden Opportunity If you’re thinking of selling your house this year, timing is crucial. After all, you’ll want to balance getting the most out of the sale of your current home and making the best investment when you buy your next one. If that’s the case, you should know – you may be able to get the best of both worlds today. Here are four reasons why this spring may be your golden window of opportunity. 1. The Number of Homes on the Market Is Still Low Today’s limited supply of houses for sale is putting sellers in the driver’s seat. There are far more buyers in the market today than there are homes available. That means purchasers are eagerly waiting for your house. Listing your house now makes it the center of attention. And if you work with a rea...
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By Michael Peron, Michael Peron, Dave Florida Real Estate
(South Florida Home Solutions)
How To Navigate a Market Where Multiple Offers Is the New Normal? If you’re thinking of buying a home today, you already know that the number of homes available for sale is low. But what does that really mean for you? As a buyer, low housing supply coupled with high buyer demand means you should be prepared to navigate a highly competitive market where homes sell fast and get multiple offers. Realtor.com has this to say: “Homes also flew off the market at record pace as buyers put offers in the moment properties came up for sale….” In a bidding war situation like this, doing everything you can to get ahead of the competition is a wise move. That’s because when you find a house and submit an offer, it’ll likely be up against strong offers from other buyers. According to the latest Realto...
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By Michael Peron, Michael Peron, Dave Florida Real Estate
(South Florida Home Solutions)
Key Terms for Homebuyers Some Highlights Knowing key housing terms and how they relate to today’s market is important. For example, when mortgage rates and home prices rise, it impacts how much home you can afford. Terms like appraisal (what lenders rely on to validate a home’s value) and the inspection contingency (which gives buyers essential information on a home’s condition) directly impact the transaction. Buying a home can be intimidating if you’re not familiar with the terms used throughout the process. Let’s connect so you have an expert guide and advice for any questions that may come up.
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
#105 Sold This Year So FarMajestic Beach 1-2102Panama City Beach, FL 32074 Bedroom | 3 Bathrooms | 1,583 Sq ft.  For more details surrounding the sale of this condo please contact the following:         John Skinner, Realtor/Listing Specialist  Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast36008 Emerald Coast Parkway, Suite 201Destin, FL 32541Panama City Beach - Bay County - 30AE-Mail: JohnSkinner@AtTheBeachTeam.com       Website: www.AtTheBeachTeam.comJohn SkinnerOffice: 850-654-3325Mobile: 850-543-5763Fax: 800-654-2959
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By Michael Peron, Michael Peron, Dave Florida Real Estate
(South Florida Home Solutions)
  Real Estate with Mike Peron Buy and $ell with confidence! Why It’s Critical To Price Your House Right When you make a move, you want to sell your house for the highest price possible. That might be why many homeowners are eager to list in today’s sellers’ market. After all, with record-low inventory and high buyer demand, many homes are selling for more than asking price. Data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows 46% of homes are selling above list price today. Read the Full Post Thinking of selling? Download my free eGuide covering the things to consider when selling your house. Download Now Thinking of buying? Download my free eGuide covering the things to consider when buying a home. Download Now   Michael PeronAmazing Davie Homes Davie, FL 754-204-0069 www.SouthFl...
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
Some Highlights If recent headlines about rising inflation are making you wonder if it’s still a good time to buy, here’s what experts have to say. Housing is an asset that typically grows in value. Plus, your mortgage helps stabilize your monthly housing costs, and buying protects you from rising rents. Experts say owning a home is historically a good hedge against inflation. Let’s connect if you’re ready to start the homebuying process today.  Contact us:PHP Houses142 W Lakeview AveUnit 1030Lake Mary, FL 32746Ph: (407) 519-0719Fax: (407) 205-1951email: info@phphouses.comLet’s Connect:FacebookLinkedinTwitterInstagramThe information contained, and the opinions expressed, in this article are not intended to be construed as investment advice. The author does not guarantee or warrant the a...
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By Michael Peron, Michael Peron, Dave Florida Real Estate
(South Florida Home Solutions)
With home prices rising 20% nationwide in the past year and in some markets, even dramatically more, many homeowners are excited about the equity in their homes.  In the past, most homeowners were not concerned about profit from the sale being taxed but some may be surprised.The profit homeowners make from the sale of their homes have enjoyed a generous exclusion.  Since 1997, for qualified sales, single taxpayers exclude up to $250,000 of capital gain and married taxpayers filing jointly, can exclude up to $500,000 of gain.Prior to the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, homeowners over the age of fifty-five were only allowed a once in a lifetime exclusion of $125,000.  The new rule increased the amount of excluded profit to the extent that most homeowners did not think about paying tax on th...
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By Michael Peron, Michael Peron, Dave Florida Real Estate
(South Florida Home Solutions)
Homes are valuable assets and must be maintained so they function properly, are safe, enjoyable and hold their value.  Attention to maintenance, minimizing expenses and managing debt & risk will protect your investment.MaintenanceIt is interesting that people understand the necessity to maintain a car and regularly have the car inspected, repaired, and do regular maintenance.  Even though a house could be worth many times more than a car, homeowners regularly neglect what should be routine maintenance.Failure to maintain a home properly adversely affects the value.  Many times, buyers will discount the price they are willing to pay for a home more than the actual cost of the repair or expenditure.  A home in good condition instills confidence while a home in less than good condition gen...
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By Michael Peron, Michael Peron, Dave Florida Real Estate
(South Florida Home Solutions)
As a current homeowner, you may be basking in the consolation that you bought before the market got crazy with higher prices and interest rates. However, it doesn't mean that you may not be facing higher mortgage payments for next year.Most homeowners pay their taxes and insurance into an escrow account with their mortgage payment.  The lender monitors the account to be sure there are enough funds available when the taxes and insurance are due.  If there is a shortage, it could cause your payment to increase.In 2021, the national average increase in home prices was just under 20% but may have been higher in some local markets.  The increased value of homes doesn't just affect buyers, it can affect the assessed value of properties across the board resulting in their property taxes going ...
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By Michael Peron, Michael Peron, Dave Florida Real Estate
(South Florida Home Solutions)
In today's ultra-competitive real estate market where there is only 1.7 months supply of inventory compared to 6 months in a balanced market, and the average home is getting 4.8 offers per sale, it is more important than ever to have the right person "champion" your cause.In the Middle Ages, it became customary for a person of nobility to appoint a "champion" to fight for them in their stead.  Trial by combat ended in the 15th to 16th centuries but the practice of "fighting" or speaking in one's behalf continues even to this day.Lawyers will take up the cause of their client to win justice for them.  Professional athletes are recruited for their abilities to help their team become victorious.  Craftsmen of every type imaginable are in high demand because of their finished product.Seller...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Have you ever searched online and read landlords’ accounts about their horrible tenants? Go ahead; we dare you! The stories are more than cringe-worthy and sometimes scary. If you’re a first-time, unexpected landlord or timid about the entire screening process, don’t worry; MilitaryByOwner has you covered—we’ll help you find the best tenants for your rental. 1) Start with ReferralsSuccessful tenant screening often starts with old-fashioned, friend-of-a-friend, or word-of-mouth references. Putting the word on the street, especially in high-demand neighborhoods, will likely snag a serious and probably military-related renter, especially if the house is listed on MilitaryByOwner. You can list your advertisement with plenty of high-quality pictures to show the best features of your home.If ...
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By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
Space Coast Market Snapshot for April 2022Single Family Homes:         2022                2021          Percent ChangeMedian sales price        $360,000         $294,450               22.3%Homes Sold                         1035                  1172                     -11.7%Days on Market                       7                     10                       -30% Condo & Townhouse    $288,350          $255,000                 13.1%Homes Sold                           306                   361                      -15.2%Days on Market                       8                       12                      -33.3%These number show a continued strong market with VERY limited inventory. The interest rates have started to hurt areas that have a higher percentage of mortgages (Palm Bay, Cocoa, ...
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By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
2002 Holly Street, Tallahassee, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click Here to Get Directions $2500003bed - 2bath - 0.41 acres lotMove-in ready all brick Tallahassee Classic home complete with REAL wood floors! They don't build them like this anymore! Fresh Paint, new fixtures, and SPOTLESS! Renovated kitchen features granite counter tops and spacious cabinets. Interior features TWO living spaces and amazing mature trees outside with large lot! Enclosed porch out back perfect for bug free enjoyment. Ready for new home owner!Follow This Home Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real Estate 850-888-0888 Licensed In: FloridaContact MeUseful Links Tallahassee Homes For Sale Tallahassee Home Search Free Home Values Manausa.com
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By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
2986 Giverny Circle, Tallahassee, FL Click Here to Get Directions $4500004bed - 2bath - 0.41 acres lot Photos | Maps & Local | Schools | Print Classic Southern front porch home in Killearn Estates. Features 4 bedrooms, split plan with formal living room, family room open to the kitchen, and a huge screened porch overlooking the beautifully landscaped back yard.Follow This Home Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real Estate 850-888-0888 Licensed In: Florida Contact MeUseful Links Tallahassee Homes For Sale Tallahassee Home Search Free Home Values Manausa.com
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By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
3959 Gaffney Loop, Tallahassee, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click Here to Get Directions $1500002bed - 2bath -Charming townhome on a corner lot in Settlers Place! This fantastic two bedroom, two bath townhome lives large with an open floor plan, spacious bedrooms, interior laundry room, and a fenced back yard! Updates have been completed (2010 HVAC and duct work, 2017 roof), but also allowing the next owner to put their personal touch on the home. This ideal location is convenient to shopping, schools, parks and entertainment for home buyers or is a great investment opportunity as well!Follow This Home Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real Estate 850-888-0888 Licensed In: FloridaContact MeUseful Links Tallahassee Homes For Sale Tallahassee Home Search Free Home Values Manausa.com
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