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Moving to and Starting a Business in South Florida 

Living and working in South Florida can be a wonderful experience; many cities offer bustling nightlife, gorgeous scenery and weather, and tons of money-making opportunities due to the booming tourist industry. The state is also full of great, walkable neighborhoods. There are many reasons people choose to live in this southernmost state, but there are some things to keep in mind before you move or start...

7 Tax Benefits of Owning a Home: A Complete Guide for Filing This Year

7 Tax Benefits of Owning a Home: A Complete Guide for Filing This Year

By Margaret HeidenryFeb 1, 2021 What are the tax benefits of owning a home? Plenty of homeowners are asking themselves this right around now as they prepare to file their taxes. You may recall the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—the most substantial overhaul to the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years—went into effect on Jan. 1, 2018. The result was likely a big change to your taxes, especially the...

New Year's Resolutions for Homeowners

New Year’s Resolutions for Homeowners

“New year, new you” doesn’t have to only be about yourself. In 2022, you can apply the same principle to your home. Take this year to resolve to make your home more clean, green, and efficient. Here are some ideas that can help! Clear out the clutterWhen you live in one place for a long time, you tend to accumulate a lot of clutter. Whether it’s kitchen items you thought you no longer use or...

Tips For Hosting In Your Home For The Holidays

Tips for Hosting in your Home for the Holidays

Hosting the holidays in your home can be both exciting and challenging. Not only are you focused on making the celebration special for your loved ones, but you also need to get your home ready. Here are three tips to simplify the process, so you can host with ease.Plan aheadThe best thing you can do to prepare is to plan ahead and early. Think about how many guests will be coming, whether any will be...

Seller Pricing For A Slowing Market

Seller Pricing for a Slowing Market

An unexpected byproduct of the pandemic has been a booming housing market.As Covid-19 hit the country, the housing supply was already low, and thelockdown depressed the volume even more. As more homebuyers began lookingfor new homes, fueled by the ability to work-from-home and low-interest rates,sellers have been experiencing a strong seller’s market. As we end 2021, however, signs may start to point...

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The Five Most Haunted Cities in the U.S.

October brings ghost tours, stories of paranormal activity, and haunted houses. Haunted data is hard to come by as most ghosts tend to be elusive when it comes to taking a census count. That said, some areas generate more ghost stories and sightings than others. Here are five of the most haunted cities in the U.S. New Orleans, Louisiana. Ghosts are said to wander in the city’s famous...

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9 Tips for Buying and Selling Your Home at the Same Time

Selling your home when you still need to shop for a new one can feel daunting to even the most seasoned homeowner––especially when the demand for new homes keeps rising, but the supply feels like it's dwindling.¹ You're not alone either if you're already feeling drained by the complex logistics of trying to sell and buy a new home all at once.  Searching for a new home can be exciting, but...

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5 Factors That Reveal Where The Real Estate Market Is Really Headed

It’s the old supply-and-demand predicament: Home sales in the U.S. continue at a torrid pace, but the availability of listings remains limited. Buoyed by historically low mortgage rates, buyers keep shopping for homes, reducing the available inventory and sparking a rise in home prices across the country. News website The Atlantic summarized the sizzling home market this way: “Pick a housing...

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How to Bridge the Appraisal Gap in Today’s Real Estate Market

If you’re searching for drama, don’t limit yourself to Netflix. Instead, tune in to the real estate market, where the competition among buyers has never been fiercer. And with homes selling for record highs,1 the appraisal process—historically a standard part of a home purchase—is receiving more attention than ever.  That’s because some sellers are finding out the hard way that a strong...

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Pricing Tips for a Seller’s Market

There’s a delicate balance between getting the best price for your home and achieving a fast home sale. How much you ask for your home when it first hits the market can be the difference between selling fast for a great price and missing out on motivated buyers. However, the greatest threat to many home sales is a low appraisal. Mortgage lenders won’t approve your buyer’s bid unless the appraisal...

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