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The Benefits of Working with Licensed Contractors The Benefits of Working with Licensed Contractors

By Tabitha Naylor

In the state of Florida, contractors are required to obtain a certified license if they wish to work anywhere in the state. Unfortunately, this doesn't stop unlicensed workers from offering their services, sometimes at lower rates. Inside, we highlight why you should always hire licensed contractors to work on your home

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Understanding Owner-Occupied Financing Understanding Owner-Occupied Financing

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

An owner-occupied loan is one where the buyer intends to live in the home as her/his primary residence and not rent out the home. Review these questions and answers to understand owner-occupied mortgage loans in Florida.

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Everything You Need To Know About Your Home Warranty Everything You Need To Know About Your Home Warranty

By Tabitha Naylor

In Florida, the term "home warranty" is used to refer to a home contract service. The home service contract covers many things including repairs and replacement costs for home appliances and systems. Inside, we highlight how your warranty contract is applied

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Rental Property Tax Deductions Rental Property Tax Deductions

By Tabitha Naylor

Owning a rental property can be beneficial to your pockets at tax time, as there are more deductions available for rental properties than most other types of investments. Unfortunately, many fail to take advantage of all the allowances and deductions available to them. Don't be one of them - inside, we highlight some deductions you may be able to use.

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Florida's Micro Apartment Boom Florida's Micro Apartment Boom

By Colleen Colkitt

Micro apartment are becoming am increasingly solution to the problem of overcrowding in many of America's major cities. If you've never heard of a micro apartment, you have to check this article out! Find out why many are calling this innovative housing approach "Small, but smart!"

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What is a Quit Claim Deed? What is a Quit Claim Deed?

By Tiffany Raiford

A Quit Claim Deed is a legal document that transfers ownership from the seller to the buyer. The sale of a home isn't complete until the transfer. Inside, we highlight the importance of a Quit Claim Deed.

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First Time Home Buyer Programs In Florida First Time Home Buyer Programs In Florida

By Colleen Colkitt

If you're buying a home for the first time in Florida, there are a few programs designed to help you out. Inside, we review some of the Sunshine State's many home buyer initiative programs. Take advantage of these great opportunities!

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Dewinterization Tips for Your Home Dewinterization Tips for Your Home

By Mary Lamphere

Preparing your home for the spring and summer months takes a bit of time and care but in the end, you'll be happy that you took the time to ensure proper dewinterization to reduce risks of flooding or damage.

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Understanding the Mortgage Approval Process Understanding the Mortgage Approval Process

By Tabitha Naylor

Whether it is your first time to purchase real estate property or you have done it several times, the mortgage approval process can prove frustrating if you do not have clear guidelines and proper advice. Inside, review how the process works.

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The Pitfalls of Buying a Florida Foreclosure The Pitfalls of Buying a Florida Foreclosure

By Colleen Colkitt

It's hard to know if an investment will pay off in the end, especially when buying a house that was foreclosed. Here are the advantages and disadvantages to buying a Florida foreclosed home!

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