Real Estate Buying Tips

Sept. 29, 2018

Buying the Right Home Before It Is Gone

Smart homebuyers

Once you reach the "serious" stage in home shopping, it can make all of the difference if you have an effective plan to view the best homes for you first. It is good to let a real estate professional help you, but as it is going to be your mortgage ...

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July 28, 2018

Should I Get A Home Inspection?

House Inspector on the job

Buying a home is an exciting, albeit frustrating process at times. After all, you have finally found your dream home, and you are making plans to pack up all of your possessions and move into your new place. Should you consider getting a home inspection before you finalize your purchase ...

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June 27, 2018

Top Reasons to Consider Purchasing Property Near the Beach

Real estate on Florida Gulf Beach
The Lost Beach Club on beach in Perdido Key

Are you tired of living in your current location? Do you want a change, but are not sure where you should move to? It might be time to consider moving to an area near the beach. Beach living offers all sorts ...

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March 25, 2018

Want to Buy on the Coast? Be Aware: It's A Seller's Market

Homes on NW Florida's Gulf Coast

More people today are ready to buy on Florida's NW Gulf Coast than ever before; real estate inventory is down, prices are up, it's a seller's market. So, what does this mean for you?

What this means is that more people are competing for fewer properties thus ...

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April 9, 2015

Is an FHA Mortgage Really the Better Option?

Is an FHA Mortgage Really the Better Option?


Most everyone has been told that a mortgage loan through the Federal Housing Authority is the best thing since sliced bread, especially for first time home buyers. For the most part, FHA loans are available in resort areas like Pensacola or any ...

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Sept. 26, 2014

All About Florida USDA Loans

Florida USDA Loan Approval

When buying real estate, one of the best ways to save money on a mortgage is the often overlooked USDA home loan. Offered by the US Department of Agriculture as a rural housing program, these loans can finance up to 100% of the appraised price, and offer  low fixed rates ...

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May 19, 2014

Home Buying in Pensacola High Water Areas

House damaged during the May Pensacola floodRecently the Greater Pensacola area was deluged by a record rainstorm that dumped twenty inches of rain in a 24 hour period. This was a flood from above and while most homes fared well others did not. You may have seen news coverage of subdivisions and neighborhoods engulfed by these ...

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March 28, 2014

NW Florida Foreclosure Properties Tend to Be Low End

Foreclosures in Short Supply

Residential foreclosures have been a wild ride in NW Florida.  Peaking in 2009, the total number of foreclosures has been decreasing since mid 2010 and the overall number of distressed properties for sale has also been in decline.

If you are looking for properties here in the Destin or ...

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Feb. 23, 2014

5 Mistakes Homebuyers Make

 Homebuyers making a mistake

Over the past fourteen years, we have had the pleasure of helping thousands of homebuyers. It is safe to say that I have seen just about every mistake that can be made by home buyers and sellers as a real estate agent and broker. Most of these mistakes are ...

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Jan. 27, 2014

Buying a condo; why association fees?

Beach condo HOA fees

Why are there association fees anyway and what do they cover?

Insurance is generally one of the pricier items the typical HOA fees pays for.  These fees also cover upkeep and maintenance for the structures, grounds, common areas, parking structures and or parking lots and recreational facilities.  In ...

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