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Short Sales (and Why They Take So Long) Short Sales (and Why They Take So Long)

By Malcolm Rivers

Maintaining patience during a short sale of your home can be tough. Inside, we look at why the process often drags for so long, and what you can do to improve your chances of making the process more expedient and effective.

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Five Questions You Should Ask at an Open House Five Questions You Should Ask at an Open House

By Tiffany Raiford

When you visit an open house, you are giving yourself a prime opportunity to get answers to very important questions. Open houses are great ways for families to scope out a home on their own terms. Inside, we highlight several questions you should ask the listing agent when you attend an open house

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Five Ways to Improve Your Credit Five Ways to Improve Your Credit

By Tiffany Raiford

Improving your credit is something you have to do if your score is less than perfect. However, the process is a lot easier than you might think. Inside, we offer five smart tips to raise your credit score and put you on the track to homeownership

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The Differences Between A Listing And Buying Agent The Differences Between A Listing And Buying Agent

By Tabitha Naylor

Real estate agents can work as listing agents or buying agents. They both have a different set of responsibilities and usually deal with a variety of people involved in the home selling and home buying process. Inside, we highlight the differences between a listing and buying agent

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Tips On Buying A Vacation Home Tips On Buying A Vacation Home

By Tabitha Naylor

You have decided to take that big step and buy that Florida home that you have been thinking about. Great! Just keep in mind that things may be a little bit more complicated than what you may be expecting. Inside, we offer some useful tips on acquiring the perfect home away from home

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Your Rent To Own Options Your Rent To Own Options

By Tabitha Naylor

A rent-to-own home purchase is basically a lease on a home that gives you the option of purchasing the home within a certain time frame, usually anywhere from three to five years. Inside, we highlight more of the specifics of this unique form of homeownership.

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The Role Of A Closing Agent In Florida The Role Of A Closing Agent In Florida

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

A good real estate closing agent is worth her/his weight in gold by providing a smooth closing in a real estate transaction. Inside, we review the responsibilities of a Florida closing agent and highlight their importance.

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What is Multi-Generational Living? What is Multi-Generational Living?

By Tiffany Raiford

Multigenerational living is a standard practice in many cultures, and many Floridians might notice that more and more families are turning to this lifestyle to make ends meet.

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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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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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