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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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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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5 Questions You Should Ask the Home Inspector 5 Questions You Should Ask the Home Inspector

By Mary Lamphere

A home inspection is crucial checkpoint in the purchase of a home. Don't be afraid to talk with your home inspector and ask questions that will help you to understand the extend of potential problems and how they can be fixed.

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What Is An Accessible Home and Why Are They Growing in Popularity? What Is An Accessible Home and Why Are They Growing in Popularity?

By Tabitha Naylor

As the baby boomer generation ages, many of them will look at downsizing. An accessible home may provide the best balance between affordability and physical comfort. Inside, we highlight why this type of home might be the best fit for retirees.

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Five Smart Decorating Tips for a Small Room Five Smart Decorating Tips for a Small Room

By Mary Lamphere

A small living space doesn't have to cramp your creativity. Consider these smart decorating tips to make a small room feel inviting, comfortable and functional without sacrificing on style.

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You Need a Buyer Agent - Here's Why You Need a Buyer Agent - Here's Why

By Mary Lamphere

Proper representation when buying a home is not always possible when your real estate agent is also working with the company responsible for the sale of the home. These are some of the reasons why you need a buyer agent on your side.

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Is Real Estate Investing a Good Idea for Retirees? Is Real Estate Investing a Good Idea for Retirees?

By Tabitha Naylor

Many people approaching retirement age area debating whether investing in real estate to try and establish a stream of income for their retirement years is a wise investment. Inside, we review some of the major factors to consider.

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First Time Home Buyer Programs First Time Home Buyer Programs

By Mary Lamphere

Various programs are provided to first time home buyers in Florida to assist with securing a mortgage or paying the down payment for a new home. Inside, we highlight some of the programs designed to help put you in the home of your dreams.

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Weird Florida Town Names Weird Florida Town Names

By Tabitha Naylor

Names like Orlando and Miami are world-renown for their lush vistas and tropical climates. But beyond these popular getaway locations, the Sunshine State also features some rather wacky little town names. Inside, we review some of Florida's weirdest monikers

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Protecting Your Home Against A Hurricane Protecting Your Home Against A Hurricane

By Tabitha Naylor

Hurricane season in Florida brings the threat of personal injury, property damage and potentially worse each year. Inside, we offer some tips on minimizing the impact a hurricane might have on your home.

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