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A Look at Our Central Florida Real Estate Market

The Central Florida 55+ market continues to be a seller’s market, specifically in our local communities in Leesburg and Clermont. Our communities are seeing a climb, based on average sales prices and the prices per square footage of sold homes (see charts below). Although we can’t predict what 2020 will bring, we know that the 55+ demographic tends to slow during election...

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 to Use a Home Watch Service While You’re Away

5 Reasons to Use a Home Watch Service While You’re Away      Imagine it now… you’ve found your perfect retirement home in Central Florida. It’s the perfect size, it’s got the perfect yard, and it’s in the perfect 55+ community. You’ve just had the most amazing winter season in your new Florida home, and you’re ready to head back North for the summer. As you’re approaching the...

SCAM ALERT: Assignment of Benefits (AOB) ABUSE

From our friends at www.EustisRoofing.com, by: Cheryl Reisman Beware of storm chasers knocking on your doors and pressuring  homeowners to sign an “AOB form” before getting on your roof to investigate storm damage and even going as far as promising a free roof if you just sign the form before they’ll get on the roof.  BE AWARE and SMELL THE RAT!  What is an AOB form?  Assignment of Benefits –...

What to Look For in a Roofing Contractor

From our friends at www.EustisRoofing.com, by: Cheryl Reisman Please take the time to read the following tips on what to look for in a roofing contractor.  I have had quite an education working in the office of Eustis Roofing Co for the past 30+ years and have heard many a horror story  so I’ve compiled a list of what to look for in a Roofing Contractor to hopefully save an unsuspecting homeowner of...

Is It Cheaper to Buy or Rent? See the Answer For Any State.

Traditionally, owning a home is touted as a smarter financial move than renting one. But with demand increasing and the supply of houses for sale falling, home prices have been rising nationally, according to real estate marketplace Zillow. So, you might be wondering: Is it better to rent or buy a home? To find out where it makes more sense to rent or buy a home, GOBankingRates once again surveyed the...

5 Ways to Make Listing Photos Pop!

Listing photos are crucial when selling a home and presenting it online to potential suitors. The New York Times recently featured several suggestions from professional stagers and interior photographers on how to achieve a picture-perfect home, including: Trim the belongings "Instead of having lots of little things along a countertop or table, have one bold vessel or large plant, or a trio of objects...

5 smart reminders for your home sellers

March 23, 2017 – Besides staging, sellers also should take a few more steps to ease the stress of their sale. Realtor.com® offers up some of the following often-overlooked tips: 1. Highlight improvements and any issues. "If you've owned your home for a while, make a list of all the problems you've solved for a while, make a list of all the problems you've solved while you've lived there," suggests...

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