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Five Best Towns For Renters in Dade County Five Best Towns For Renters in Dade County

By Tabitha Naylor

Dade County, located in the southeastern portion of Florida, has a population of nearly two and a half million residents, which makes it the largest county in the state of Florida, population-wise. Inside, we spotlight five great towns throughout Dade County to rent a place in

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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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Five Great Towns To Raise Your Family Five Great Towns To Raise Your Family

By Tabitha Naylor

There are many wonderful towns across the nation that can provide your family with access to fantastic educational resources, diverse cultural activities, and affordable housing choices. Whether you're looking to head East, fly South, or settle in the heartland of the Midwest, our five choices for the best towns to raise your family will fit the bill

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Top Five Upcoming Towns In Dade County Top Five Upcoming Towns In Dade County

By Tabitha Naylor

Dade County, found in the Southeastern region of Florida, offers much more that the sights and sounds associated with its largest city, Miami. If you are considering moving to Dade County, you should take a look at some of their lesser-known, but on-the-rise towns.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hot Florida Real Estate Markets Hot Florida Real Estate Markets

By Tabitha Naylor

The weather isn't the only thing heating up in the Sunshine State -- the real estate market is burning up as well. Inside, we highlight several areas throughout the state that should see a flurry of activity throughout 2013

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Rent To Own: How It Works Rent To Own: How It Works

By Tabitha Naylor

For many, a rent-to-own arrangement is the perfect balance, allowing for affordable monthly payments without the immediate weight of a mortgage commitment. Inside, we provide an overview of this unique form of home ownership.

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Advantages of Renting In Florida Advantages of Renting In Florida

By Tabitha Naylor

The Sunshine State is one of the world's biggest tourist destinations, and with good reason. With all of temporary residents that stop by, it's no surprise that Florida has a busy rental market. Inside, we highlight the advantages of renting in Florida.

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Florida Renters' Rights Florida Renters' Rights

By Tabitha Naylor

It's vital to understand your rights as tenant, no matter what type of tenancy you hold. Inside, we highlight some of the significant laws you need to know as a renter.

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How to Become A Florida Real Estate Agent How to Become A Florida Real Estate Agent

By Tabitha Naylor

The Florida real estate market is rebounding in a big way. Thinking about jumping in the mix and becoming an agent yourself? Inside, we outline the steps needed to become a licensed Florida Real Estate Agent

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Florida Homebuying 101:  First Time Buyer's Checklist Florida Homebuying 101: First Time Buyer's Checklist

By Tabitha Naylor

Buying your first home is a time of excitement and pride. Make sure you don't overlook any crucial steps along the way by reviewing our handy homebuyer's guide inside!

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The Art of Negotiation-Creating A Fair Offer For Your Florida Home The Art of Negotiation-Creating A Fair Offer For Your Florida Home

By Tabitha Naylor

With few exceptions, the housing market across Florida has remained in a slump. We offer some tips to sellers on navigating the murky waters of the current market and getting the most for their Florida home.

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Guide to Getting Pre-Approved for A Florida Mortgage Guide to Getting Pre-Approved for A Florida Mortgage

By Tabitha Naylor

Unless you've got the moolah saved up to purchase a home completely with cash, your dream of buying a home will require getting preapproved for a mortgage. We offer some tips on making it a reality.

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Guide to Choosing A Florida Realtor Guide to Choosing A Florida Realtor

By Tabitha Naylor

For many, buying a home is epitome the American Dream. It's crucial to pair yourself with the right professionals that can make the process as smooth as possible. We offer tips on what to look for in a real estate agent

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Guide to Closing on A Florida Home Guide to Closing on A Florida Home

By Tabitha Naylor

Hearing that your offer was accepted on the home of your dreams brings a sense of euphoria, but it's also sets off a series of events needed to close the deal. We highlight each step of the process inside.

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Guide to Finding Your New Florida Home Guide to Finding Your New Florida Home

By Tabitha Naylor

Are you thinking about moving to Florida or buying a vacation home in the sunshine state? If so, use this handy guide to help you find the perfect Florida home.

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Guide to Making An Offer and Setting Up Escrow For A Florida Property Guide to Making An Offer and Setting Up Escrow For A Florida Property

By Tabitha Naylor

Looking for a home on your own? You will need to keep certain things in mind when going through the offer and escrow process. We provide an overview inside!

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How to Choose the Right Location and Neighborhood for Your Florida Home How to Choose the Right Location and Neighborhood for Your Florida Home

By Tabitha Naylor

Locating the perfect neighborhood to buy your new home in Florida follows the same basic steps as buying a home in any other area - with a few little twists. We highlight them inside.

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Florida Climate: Benefits of Passive Solar Homes Florida Climate: Benefits of Passive Solar Homes

By Tabitha Naylor

Utilizing passive solar design in your home may prove to be more useful and efficient than direct solar powered homes. We outline some of the benefits of incorporating this style throughout your home

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What Do You Need to Know About Buying Rental Properties in Florida What Do You Need to Know About Buying Rental Properties in Florida

By Tabitha Naylor

We know everyone, from retirees to college students, wants to come to Florida. But there are several things to consider when looking at a potential rental or vacation home.

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What You Need To Know About Buying a Home Near Water What You Need To Know About Buying a Home Near Water

By Tabitha Naylor

Thinking of buying waterfront property in the Sunshine State? Inside, we outline some of things to think about beyond the gorgeous views.

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What You Need to Know About Selling a Home in Florida What You Need to Know About Selling a Home in Florida

By Tabitha Naylor

When you are ready to sell your Florida home, there are several things you need to know to expedite the sale and optimize the return on your investment.

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