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The Do’s and Don’ts after Applying for a Mortgage

Once you’ve found the right home and applied for a mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you close. You're undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new place, but before you make any large purchases, move your money around, or make any major life changes, consult your lender – someone who is qualified to tell you how your financial decisions may impact your home...

5 Tips for Homebuyers Who Want to Make a Competitive Offer

Today’s real estate market has high buyer interest and low housing inventory. With so many buyers competing for a limited number of homes, it’s more important than ever to know the ins and outs of making a confident and competitive offer. Here are five keys to success for this important stage in the homebuying process. 1. Listen to Your Real Estate Agent A recent article from Freddie Mac offers...

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Why Is It so Important to Be Pre-Approved in the Homebuying Process?

You may have heard that pre-approval is a great first step in the homebuying process. But why is it so important? When looking for a home, the temptation to fall in love with a house that’s outside your budget is very real. So, before you start shopping around, it’s helpful to know your price range, what you’re comfortable with in a monthly mortgage payment, and ultimately how much money you can...

Open House Tomorrow 2/11/17!

Come see this beautiful 3 bedroom/ 2 bathroom home in Heritage Hills! We're holding an open house from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm this Saturday, February 11, at 3932 Serena Ln, Clermont, FL 34711! https://vimeo.com/170426397   Premium Lot Lush landscaping Perfect size Diagonal tile throughout Numerous updates & upgrades Updates & improvements $30K+!!!        ...

Fla. MLS offers true lifestyle cost

One of Florida's largest MLSs, My Florida Regional MLS, rolled out a new real estate search website that offers buyers an estimate of their full monthly costs after a purchase. To do so, the True Lifestyle Cost (TLC) combines buyers' financial information with a listing's historical utility costs, commuting time, property taxes, insurance rates and estimated mortgage. The True Lifestyle Cost calculator...

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