Thinking about building a new home

Thinking of Building a new home? Construction cost has not changed much over the last couple of years. The cost of the land has changed drastically. With the short sale and foreclosure market it has made land cost much more competitive. There are excellent opportunities to purchase land at this time. Check with your local…

Taxes-Taxes-Taxes-It’s that time

Taxes Taxes Taxes !!! Well the deadline is here 12:00 A.M. tonight. Many of us are scurrying around to find those last receipts, what deductions can I take and how much of this expense I had this year is deductible. Why do the majority wait until the last minute to get our taxes done? Well…

Distressed or Foreclosed Property-Flipping

                                                         Flipping a Foreclosure or Distressed Property! There are still opportunities to flip properties to make money. The first rule of thumb is to make sure you have your finances in line to purchase quickly as well as a reserve to remodel and possibly hold the property for a while. If for some reason…

First Time Homebuyers Programs

                                                            First time buyer programs!! Many consumers think that the first time buyer programs have all gone away. There are still programs out there to purchase a home. You have the Tallahassee lenders consortium and also local programs  with lending institutions that will allow you to get down payment assistance from a family member as…

Legistative Days

                                                               Legislative Days. This coming Tuesday and Wednesday is Florida Realtors legislative days. This is when over 1000 realtors from across the state travel to Tallahassee to deal with legislative issues that we are facing for the year ahead and how the results can affect all of us in the future. Some of the issues…

Thinking of listing your Property

                                         Thinking of listing your home?  (Part IV) Now that you have the outside and your price determined let’s get to work on the inside. De clutter and de personalize your home. Face it, you want to sell this home make it look like it is For Sale. Think Model Home! This is when you…

Thinking of listing your Property

                                                    Thinking of listing you property? (Part III) Landscape that yard, trim the hedges plant new grass, flowers for color. Add a fresh coat of paint change out dated fixtures make the updates. Do whatever it is going to take to make your home stand out from the others. If you need to go and…

Thinking of listing your Property

                                                           Thinking of listing your property?  (Part II) As always said first impressions are a lasting one. I always and foremost tell everyone. If you don’t have the curb appeal to get them in the front door what good is it on building value. Buyers are very savvy now a days and with all the…

The importance of prepartion in Selling

I can’t say enough to all those sellers that are preparing to put your home on the market. It is just like going to a model home. First impressions are the lasting impressions. If you can’t get them into the front door how will you get them to look at the inside? You need to…