Real Estate

Buyer negotiating

5 Ways Buyers Can Make the Winning Bid

In a tough market, it pays to be prepared. Make sure you’re ready to pounce once you find your dream home with these five tips to help you place the winning bid.1. Down PaymentThere are plenty of low down payment mortgage options that can help you get into the home of your dreams, but saving up a larger down payment gives you leverage to offer more for your home in case you find yourself in a bidding...

School-supplies

Creating Your Back to School Command Center

Keep your family organized this school year with a back to school command center. It will help your family keep track of important dates, events, and school items! Some things you may want to include in your back to school command center include: Calendar with important reminders Clipboard to attach items for signatures Hooks for backpacks and lunch boxes Homework and chores lists...

Home Equity

3 Ways to Build Equity

Equity is the money you make from owning your home. It can be determined by subtracting the amount of principal you owe on your mortgage from your home’s value. When home prices rise, most homeowners gain equity. These three strategies reduce your mortgage principal, granting you an equity boost in your home.1. Maximize your down payment.Low down payment options make homeownership accessible for many...

comparable homes

How Comps Affect Your Home’s Value

The comparable houses (comps) in your area can have a significant impact on your home’s value. Whenever someone sells a home in your area, the listing agent pulls a list of comps and puts them into a document known as a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) for the seller. A CMA is a list of homes sold in the area over the past 3-6 months. It is used to figure out the current value of your home based on...

man-cave-furniture

9 Epic Man Cave Upgrades That Won’t Break the Bank

Whether you’re trying to spiff up your man cave or thinking about gift ideas for Father’s Day, here are some high impact options that won’t break the bank. Bar Upgrades Bottle openers - You can rifle through a drawer every time you want to crack open a bottle or you can just install a wall-mounted bottle opener. Wall mounted bottle openers come in a wide variety of styles, so it should be easy...

2034 Chatham Place Dr. Orlando, Florida 32824

Beautiful Spacious Townhouse. 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms. Natural lighted. Master suite downstairs with large tub, separate shower and double sinks. Loft, 2 bedrooms and laundry room on the second floor. Covered Lanai. Lots of storage closets. **GREAT LOCATION: walking distance from Neighborhood Walmart and Publix, 2.9 miles from Sunrail Meadow Woods Station, less than 10 minutes drive from Lake Nona...

Create your best space for working from home

Create your best space for working from home.

BEING PRODUCTIVE WHILE WORKING REMOTELY TAKES ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND FORETHOUGHT. TRY THESE EXPERT TIPS. Define the space The ideal work-from-home setup includes a designated room for your office with a door that can be closed, says Jacqueline Whitmore, a business etiquette coach who has worked remotely for about 20 years. If that’s not possible, you at least need a desk that is to be used only...

Easy Produce to Grow In Your Garden

Easy Produce to Grow In Your Garden

Growing your own fruits and vegetables in a backyard garden is a fulfilling way to spend free time and eat healthier. Choosing easy items like lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, and melons can help ensure your time toiling outdoors is worth the effort. Here are tips to successfully grow each type of produce. Lettuce If you want almost instant gardening gratification, try planting some lettuce....

houses

5 Household Hazards Hidden in Plain Sight

Your health and the health of your loved ones is one of the most important factors you have to account for each day. However, even the most conscientious person can overlook some of these potentially lethal household hazards.Carbon MonoxideAn odorless, colorless gas, carbon monoxide is almost impossible to detect without a carbon monoxide alarm. Prevent headaches, dizziness, weakness, shortness of breath,...

loan officer

3 Things a Good Loan Officer Will Do For You

As the school year wraps up, many families get serious about buying a home. If that’s where your head is at, be sure you find a good loan officer before you get too far into your home search. There are many different loan options out there for aspiring homeowners. Choosing the right one is important, but so is choosing the right loan officer. Your loan officer will be responsible for helping you...

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