Relocating to Florida

Central Florida Winter Living – Here’s Why!

5 Reasons Central Florida is the Best Place to Live in the Winter There’s no doubt about it—winter in Florida is fabulous. While the rest of the country is shivering in their boots, shoveling snow, scraping windshields and traversing icy roads, we Floridians are hanging out in our corner of the country sunbathing with a cocktail, only taking out our one winter coat (let’s be honest,...

TOP 5 REASONS TO USE AN AGENT WHEN BUYING A HOUSE

Finding Your Home Finding the right home and area to live can be fun, but it can also be overwhelming or frustrating. Though most homes for sale are widely available for buyers to assess on web sites, agents know the communities and homes in the area you are searching. And in some cases, sellers don't want the fact that they're selling to be widely publicized. In those instances, only the real...

TOP 5 REASONS TO USE AN AGENT TO SELL YOUR HOME

Pricing Expertise Most experts agree, one of the most important decisions you make is setting the right price for your home. The right price accurately reflects the value of your home based on market conditions (demand) and recent sales activity related to homes that have similar characteristics to your own: this is what brings the buyers! Right pricing nets the seller the most for their home...

5 Reasons Central Florida is the Best Place to Live in the Winter

There’s no doubt about it—winter in Florida is fabulous. While the rest of the country is shivering in their booties, shoveling snow, scraping windshields and traversing icy roads; we Floridians are hanging out in our corner of the country sunbathing on the beach with a cocktail, only taking out our one winter coat (let’s be honest, it’s probably a sweatshirt) on those rare days it goes below...

What the Snowbirds Are Missing Out On

We’re all familiar with the term “snowbird”—someone who comes to enjoy the warm, Florida climate during the winter months when the northern states are unbearable. We also know that the southern summer heat packs quite the punch, but as the temperature creeps up, so do the number of fun things to do around town to beat that heat! Here’s just some of what the snowbirds are missing out...

New-home forecast: A climb to higher ground in 2017

Fueled by a growing economy, solid employment gains and rising household formations, single-family housing production will continue a gradual, upward trajectory in 2017, according to economists speaking at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla. "While positive developments on the demand side will support solid growth in the single-family housing...

Fla. has 4 of top 5 “hottest” single-family markets

Among the 50 largest U.S. markets, the top five (in order) were Orlando, Palm Beach County, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa and Dallas, according to Ten-X, an online marketplace. Each metro area had "a vigorous combination of consistently strong demand, home price appreciation, and economic and demographic growth." While Florida metros again dominated the rankings, Ten-X said there was movement within the top five...

5 Considerations for Deciding Whether It’s Time to Sell Your Home

The National Association of Realtors recently released its 2016 second quarter HOME consumer survey. Among its findings, 80 percent of homeowners and 62 percent of renters believe this is a good time to buy a home. An enthusiastic and growing buyer pool is good for sellers, of course, and the survey also found that 61 percent of homeowners believe now is a smart time to sell a home. If you own a home in a...

10 Things to Look for in a 55+ Community Social Program

There's a lot to consider when you're trying to choose an active-adult community for your new or vacation home. One thing you should always look closely at is their social programs. After all, you're moving into a 55-plus community to make new friends and stay mentally and socially active. So, while whittling down your list of potential 55+ communities, don't fixate solely on the amenities like the...

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