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What Happens at Closing?

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If you’re a first time homebuyer, chances are you’ve never been to a closing.  In simple terms, a closing is the scheduled appointment at the end of the home buying process at which time the ownership of the new home is officially and legally transferred from the seller to the buyer.  So what, exactly, happens […]

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5 Ways to Spot a Motivated Seller

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We’ve all seen the term “motivated seller” once or twice.  But is it just a term used for marketing purposes, or do these two words really have a meaning?  For some, “motivated seller” stirs up thoughts of lowball offers and buyers who are looking for “something for nothing.”  But for well-seasoned agents and homebuyers, it […]

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10 Tips for Creating an Energy Efficient Home

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In the United States, one of the largest consumers of energy are the homes in which we live.  Making your home more energy efficient is a “win-win” for you as an individual and for your community alike.  Thankfully, increasing your home’s efficiency is relatively easy.  Following these 10 top tips for creating a home that […]

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Day Trips: Short Drives to Fun Excursions

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Day excursions are not only for the tourists that flock to our area year round.  Tourists, snow birds and locals, alike, can take advantage of all that Palm Beach County and the surrounding area has to offer.  Are you entertaining family and friends from out of town?  Or, are you just looking to get out […]

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Military Programs When Buying a Home

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Military borrowers now have plenty of options when it comes to purchasing a home.  A VA loan comes complete with little to no down payment, no PMI, and is topped off with the seller paying the closing costs.  Other programs such as the Military Housing Assistance Fund can help buyers with grants for closing costs, […]

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Tips to Choosing the Right Neighborhood for You

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There’s nothing like coming home at the end of the day to your very own home-sweet-home.  Upon turning into your neighborhood, flowers begin to bloom, birds begin to chirp, and the laughter of children can be heard in the distance.  A permanent rainbow seems to be hovering overhead and, neighbors out visiting with one another […]

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What Credit Score Do I Need To Buy A House?

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First time homebuyers sometimes find themselves embarking on a new adventure for which they have little or no preparation.  Getting all of your ducks in a row before house hunting will help you become a little more on guard.  One of the first matters up for consideration is your credit score.  You may be wondering, […]