3 ways tax reform will hit home values

The recent surge in home values could slow thanks to the freshly passed tax overhaul. Sweeping tax legislation was signed into law by President Trump at the end of 2017, and experts said some of the changes, including a lower threshold on the mortgage interest deduction, a cap on the state and local deduction and a…

Right to Inspect: The Devil is in the Details

One of the most common clauses buyers utilize when submitting an offer to purchase real estate is the “right to inspect.” Based on the number of calls to the Florida Realtors Legal Hotline, this also is one of the most misunderstood clauses – and one that could have serious consequences for buyers and sellers if…

Naughty or Nice List: 10 Tips to Buying a Home

Purchasing a home can seem like an overwhelming process. Especially if you are a first-time home buyer, it can be hard to know where to start. The following tips are here to help make your journey simple and easy. Keep It Together: Staying organized during the home buying process starts at the beginning. Make sure to…

7-Step Plan to Making a Dazzling First Impression on Buyers

Studies show that we make up our minds about people within seconds of meeting them. So it stands to reason that prospective buyers are doing the very same thing with your house, especially in a red-hot real estate market. More buyers these days are sizing up your space and making lightning-quick decisions about whether it’s worth investigating further—or whether they should…

7 first-time homebuyer mistakes to avoid

Home prices are hitting record highs in many parts of the country, often selling for more than the asking price, and going from list to contract in a record 37 days, according to Redfin. “We’ve never seen a faster or more competitive market,” says Redfin spokeswoman Rachel Musiker. “Basically this market isn’t for the faint…

New-Home Sales Surge: Is That Good or Bad for Buyers?

New-home sales are back. After a few months of drops in the number of buyers scooping up these abodes with that fresh, never-been-lived-in smell, sales are once again surging. The number of buyers who closed on newly built residences spiked in September, according to a joint report by the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing and…