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Move-Up vs. Second Home: Which One Is Right For You?

The pandemic has changed the way many of us live, work, and attend school—and those changes have impacted our priorities when it comes to choosing a home. According to a recent survey by The Harris Poll, 75% of respondents who have begun working remotely would like to continue doing so—and 66% would consider moving if…
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Is Now a Good Time to Buy or Sell Real Estate?

Traditionally, spring is one of the busiest times of the year for real estate. However, the coronavirus outbreak—and subsequent stay-at-home orders—led many buyers and sellers to put their moving plans on hold. In April, new listings fell nearly 45%, and sales volume fell 15% compared to last year.1 Fortunately, as restrictions have eased, we’ve seen…
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20 Ways to Save Money and Stretch Your Household Budget

These days, it seems like everyone’s looking for ways to cut costs and stretch their income further. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce your household expenses without making radical changes to your standard of living. When combined, these small adjustments can add up to significant savings each month. Here are…
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#StayHome: How to Create Functional Spaces in Your Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many of us are spending a lot more time at home. We’re all being called upon to avoid public spaces and practice social distancing to help slow the spread of this infectious disease. While it can be understandably challenging, there are ways you can modify your home…
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Top 5 Home Design Trends for a New Decade

Whether you’re planning a simple refresh or a full-scale renovation, it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in home design. Sellers who make tasteful updates can generate increased buyer interest and, in some cases, a premium selling price. And buyers should consider which features of a home will need updating immediately (or in…
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Take Advantage of Your Home Equity: A Homeowner’s Guide

But one of the biggest perks of homeownership is the opportunity to build wealth over time. Researchers at the Urban Institute found that homeownership is financially beneficial for most families,2 and a recent study showed that the median net worth of homeowners can be up to 80 times greater than that of renters in some…
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The Best Neighborhood for Active Families in Clermont,FL (Highland Ranch)

Are you looking for a great community for your family with amazing resort like amenities? The Canyons is a must to check out. You can buy new construction or resale. Taylor Morrison has over 100 years experience and builds a beautiful product. As of today, they are building in the next phase. The new area…
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2020 Outlook: Real Estate Market Forecast

We’re in the midst of the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, and economists think there’s still room to grow. A recent survey by the National Association for Business Economics found that experts believe the U.S. economy will remain positive throughout 2020.1 Still, given that recessions are a natural (and necessary) part of a business…
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5 Step Strategy For Downsizing Your Home

5 Steps to Downsizing Success 1. Determine Your Goals and Limitations The first step is to figure out your goals for your new living environment. Do you want to live closer to family? Are you hoping to cut down on home maintenance? Are you looking for a community with certain amenities? You should also consider…
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LAKE COUNTY DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PRESENTATION

Always Be Prepared!!! As Hurricane Season is here, we want you to be prepared. We attended a Hurricane Preparedness Class in Lake County, and they had valuable information. Their mission was to prepare and provide for our health, welfare, and safety through preparation and planning. We have included the presentation. Hurricane Trivia (answers in the…
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Do You Love 4th Of July Fireworks? Here’s What’s Happening With Fireworks Around Orlando

We love watching fireworks! We believe that there is no better place to watch them than in the Orlando area. Our go to place to watch them is Disney’s Magic Kingdom. You can see the same show on July 3rd & 4th! But…before we get into more specifics about the fireworks, we wanted to touch…
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What’s Ahead for Real Estate in 2019?

As we begin another year, everyone wants to know: “Where is the housing market headed in 2019?” It’s not only buyers, sellers, and homeowners who are impacted. The real estate market plays an integral role in the overall U.S. economy. Fortunately, key indicators point toward a stable housing market in 2019 with signs of modest…
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Halloween Happenings

Halloween (cue spooky music)…a fantastically nostalgic time of year spent with family, friends, ghosts, and monsters. We have never grown out of our love for Halloween. We still have fun dressing in costumes, going to haunted houses, and seeing scary movies.  There are many local events and fall festivals in our area for people of…
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The Home Buyer’s Guide to Getting Mortgage Ready

Don’t wait until you’re ready to move to start preparing financially to buy a home. If you’re like the vast majority of home buyers, you will choose to finance your purchase with a mortgage loan. By preparing in advance, you can avoid the common delays and roadblocks many buyers face when applying for a mortgage.…
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HOUSE CARE CALENDAR: A Seasonal Guide to Maintaining Your Home

From summer vacations to winter holidays, it seems each season offers the perfect excuse to put off our to-do list. But be careful, homeowners: neglecting your home’s maintenance could put your personal safety—and one of your largest financial investments—at serious risk. In no time at all, small problems can lead to extensive and expensive repairs.…
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10 Staging Secrets From the Pros for a Quick Home Sale at Top Dollar

According to the National Association of Realtors, staging a home prior to listing it can result in a faster and more profitable sale.1 In fact, the Real Estate Staging Association estimates that professionally staged properties spend 73 percent less time on the market, receive more foot traffic, and typically sell for more money.2 Source: National…
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Real Estate Relocation Guide: 7 Steps to a Seamless Move

Whatever your reasons are for relocating to a new area, the process can feel overwhelming. Whether you’re moving across across town or across the country, you’ll be changing more than your address. Besides a new house, you may also be searching for new jobs, schools, doctors, restaurants, stores, service providers and more. Of course you’ll…
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Are You Covered? A Homeowner’s Insurance Guide

No one likes to think about disasters. Severe weather, fire, theft—or even a seemingly small issue like a broken pipe—can wreak havoc on your home and result in thousands of dollars in damages. Fortunately, a good homeowners insurance policy can offer you peace of mind that you and your family will be financially protected if…
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Why Real Estate Investing Makes (Dollars and) Sense

Turn on the television or scroll through Facebook, and chances are you’ll see at least one advertisement for a group or “guru” who promises to teach you how to “get rich quick” through real estate investing. The truth is, much of what they’re selling are high-risk tactics that aren’t a good fit for the average…
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How to Avoid the Top 8 Home Inspection Mistakes

It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of buying a home. Once you’ve had an offer accepted on your dream house, you’ll probably be anxious to move in. However, before you make a significant financial commitment, it’s best to know exactly what you’re buying. When you hire a home inspector, you get a…
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Moving to Clermont Florida: 5 Things You Must Know First

Moving to Clermont Florida: 5 Things You Must Know First

Clermont Florida Has a Rich History If you are considering a move to Clermont, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s dive in and talk about why Clermont is an awesome place to live. Clermont Florida was founded in 1884 and has grown into a vibrant, active community where you’ll find beautiful rolling hills unlike anywhere…
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Clermont Is The Best City to Live (Top 3 Reasons)

The Top Reason to Live in Clermont: Amazing Hills Okay, we know other cities have hills. And some cities have much bigger hills (e.g., San Francisco, Denver, Seattle). But how many cities have amazing rolling hills with year-round beautiful weather and access to local beaches? That’s right, not many. And for this reason, Clermont is…
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