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What To Expect During A Home Inspection

What to Expect During a Home InspectionFrom finding an inspector to dealing with surprises — this is your guide to getting a house checked out.The first thing you need to know about home:

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Be Thankful You Dont Have To Pay Your Parents Interest Rate

Be Thankful You Don’t Have to Pay Your Parents’ Interest Rate!Interest rates hovered around 4% for the majority of 2017, which gave many buyers relief from rising home prices and helped with

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Spring Time Equals Sale Time

5 Reasons Why to Sell This Spring!Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this spring makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National

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The Cost of Renting vs. Buying Today Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income 

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Shopping For Mortgages

Your Stress-Free Guide to Shopping for Home LoansBy: HouseLogicWith this super-simple breakdown of loan types, you won’t get overwhelmed — you’ll find the right mortgage.When it comes to

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Looking For Your Dream Home

Looking for Your Dream Home? Know What You Want vs. What You NeedIn this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you

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Happily Ever Homeowner

Happily Ever Homeowner Married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics last year at 66% of all buyers, according to the most recent Profile of Home&

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Price Your Home To Sell

14,904 Homes Sold Yesterday… Did Yours? There are some homeowners who are patiently waiting to get the price they hoped for when they originally listed their houses for sale. Something these

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FSBO Is Not As Lucrative As One Would Think

Study: FSBOs Don’t Save Real Estate CommissionOne of the main reasons why For Sale By Owners (FSBOs) don’t use a real estate agent is because they believe they will save the commission

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Millenials The Time Is Now

Hey, Millennial Homeowners!! It May Be Time to SellContrary to what many believe, Millennials are not the ‘renter’ generation. Millennials purchased a larger percentage (34%) of homes in the U.

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Follow These Tips To Prepare Your Home For Sale

20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: When listing your house for sale your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible! There are many

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Homeownership Provides Postive Equity

93.9% Of Homes in The US Have Positive EquityCoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that ninety-one thousand residential properties regained equity in Q1 2017. The outlook for

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The Best Investment One Can Make

Americans Still Believe Real Estate is Best Long-Term Investment According to Bankrate’s latest Financial Security Index Poll, Americans who have money to set aside for

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Now Is The Time To List Your Home For Sale

Do Your Future Plans Include a Move? What's Stopping You from Listing Now?Are you an empty-nester? Do you want to retire where you are, or does a vacation destination sound more your style? Are you

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Myths Of Home Buying

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyersby The KCM Crew on June 26, 2017 in Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers,Move-Up BuyersIn Realtor.com’s 

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Cost Of Renting Vs Owning

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying in the US [INFOGRAPHIC]by The KCM Crew on June 23, 2017 in First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, InfographicsSome Highlights:

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5 Reasons To Sell This Summer

5 Reasons You Should Sell This SummerHere are five reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National

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8 Ways To Boost Your Home Value

8 Ways to Boost Your Home ValueFollow these rules to increase your selling price by 35 percentWhen Alec and Jennifer Harmes spent $264,900 for their first home in 2011—a 1,500-square-foot ranch

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Invest Your Tax Return In Your Self

Your Tax Return: Bring it HomeThis time of year, many people eagerly check their mailboxes looking for their tax return check from the IRS. But, what do most people plan to do with the money? 

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Homes Are Flying Off The Market

Homes are Selling Fast Across the Country [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for their monthly Confidence Index. The 

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Follow These Steps And Watch Your Garden Bloom

10 Expert Gardening Tips for Beginners Love to garden? These tips from The Family Handyman will help you be faster, cleaner, and more efficient.Build a gardener's portfolio.THE FAMILY

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Ways To Save On Your Home Remodel

21 Ways to Save On Your Remodel We canvassed dozens of industry pros to catalog ways you can wrestle your renovation costs back down to earth.Ask Roger: Calculating Cubic

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The Time To Buy Is Now

Real Estate Mogul: Here’s Why You Should BuyReal Estate mogul, Sean Conlon, host of The Deed: Chicago on CNBC, was recently asked the question, should you buy? Or should you rent a

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3 Charts That Say Sell Now

3 Charts That Shout, ‘List Your Home Today!’In school, we all learned the theory of supply and demand. When the demand for an item is greater than the supply of that item, the price will

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Saving For A Down Payment

How Fast Can You Save for a Down Payment? Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and

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Tax Breaks For Homeowners

Jeremy Kraus, RealtorForever Florida Real EstateMany Americans got some depressing news last week; either their tax return was not as large as they had hoped or, in some cases, they were told they

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The Importance Of Using A Professional To Sell Your Home

The Importance of Using a Professional to Sell Your HomeWhen a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price for it with the least amount of hassles along the.

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Housing Affordability

The 'REAL' News about Housing AffordabilitySome industry experts are claiming that the housing market may be headed for a slowdown as we proceed through 2017, based on rising home prices and a

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Buy Now Is A Common Theme Among Experts

Message to Millennials: Buy Now!Self-made millionaire David Bach was quoted in a CNBC article explaining that "the single biggest mistake millennials are making" is not

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Things To Do Tampa Bay

Jeremy Kraus, RealtorForever Florida Real EstateWhether you are looking for a sporting event or a music festival, there is a great source for local events at http://www.visitstpeteclearwater/

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DIY Staging Tips

Jeremy Kraus, RealtorForever Florida Real EstateSell Your Home Fast: 21 Staging TipsSuccessful staging is key to selling your home quickly and at the best price. From cleaning to styling, these tips

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The Value Of Appropriately Pricing Your Home

Jeremy Kraus, RealtorForever Florida Real EstateFive Signs That Your Home Is Overpriced By BETSY SCHIFFMAN  Home is where the heart is, and it's also where the debts,

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Stop Paying Someone Elses Mortgage

Jeremy Kraus, RealtorForever Florida Real EstateRenting or Buying… Either Way You’re Paying a MortgageThere are some people who have not purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on

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Foreclosures Continue To Decline

Jeremy Kraus, RealtorForever Florida Real EstateThe Foreclosure Crisis: 10 Years LaterCoreLogic recently released a report entitled, United States Residential Foreclosure Crisis: 10 Years

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Your Guide To A Florida Vegetable Garden

Jeremy Kraus, RealtorForever Florida Real EstateYes, you can grow a garden of vegetables in Florida; here's howMonday, August 24, 2015 12:35pmPreviousNextPreviousNextPreviousNextPreviousNextRELATED

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Beautiful Neighborhoods Of Tampa Bay

8 Great Neighborhoods in Tampa Bay NEIGHBORHOODS These neighborhoods represent just some of the shades of vibrancy and charm that color the Tampa Bay area.This colorful bungalow can be

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Why Everyone Should Consider Downsizing

Jeremy Kraus, RealtorForever Florida Real EstateIt’s a Seller’s Market! Should I Downsize Now?A study by Edelman Berland reveals that 33% of homeowners who are contemplating selling

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Add Resale Value With These Home Improvements

Home Remodeling: 6 Improvements to Increase Home Value Not all home improvements are created equal. These will reward you the most when it comes time to sell.Image: Romanelli & Hughes Building

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Sellers Can Reap Huge Dividends By Selling Now

Jeremy Kraus, RealtorForever Florida Real EstateThinking of Selling? Do it TODAY!!by The KCM Crew on March 7, 2017 in For Sellers, Housing Market UpdateThat headline

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The Importance Of Language In Closings

Jeremy Kraus, RealtorForever Florida Real EstateClosing costs – What are they really?By Meredith CarusoMarch 20, 2017 – During the course of a transaction, it's fairly common for a seller to

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Great Ideas To Spruce Up Any Home

Jeremy Kraus, RealtorForever Florida Real Estate33 Insanely Clever Upgrades To Make To Your Home Your dream home is only a few DIY projects away.Peggy Wang. Buzzfeed Staff. Chris

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Easy Preparation Tips For The Big Move

Jeremy Kraus, RealtorForever Florida Real EstateTips For Moving Into Your New HomeCongratulations, you've bought your home and it's move-in time. Wait! Before you move in, read on to get some

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Homeownership And Health

Jeremy Kraus, RealtorForever Florida Real EstateThe Impact of Homeownership on Family Healthby The KCM Crew on February 23, 2017 in First Time Home Buyers, For&

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Tampa Bay Real Estate Market Opening To More Buyers

Jeremy Kraus, RealtorForever Florida Real EstateAs thousands of Tampa Bay residents gain equity in homes, tight for-sale inventory may easeSusan Taylor Martin, Times Senior CorrespondentThursday,

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