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Lease with Option to Buy Programs

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Are you close to being able to buy a home but aren’t quite ready? or did you just move to South Florida and aren’t sure where you want to live? or maybe you just need to rent right now but really want to buy a home in a few years? Then a Lease with Option to Buy Program may be …

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5 Home Staging Tips

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Home staging is the art of preparing a home for sale by making it more appealing to potential buyers. Home staging helps to highlight the homes best features by re-arranging furniture, eliminating personal belongings that distract potential buyers and more. Is it necessary? We think so. First impressions are key. We love what these experts had to say about staging …

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The 3 Keys to Stress-Free Homebuying

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There is basically no such thing as a completely stress-free homebuying experience, but following these steps can significantly reduce your stress to some small doses of natural anxiety. Get Educated About Your True Price Range You can easily reduce future stress by not spending more than you can truly afford. There are some standard rules of thumb concerning what you …

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Explaining Mortgage Terms

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Understanding mortgages can really help you get a better grasp of the homebuying process. Take a look at these simple definitions to better understand at least part of the mortgage world. Underwriting: The process that a lender goes through when deciding whether or not to extend credit. There are many determining factors in this decision such as income, credit, and …

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What Exactly Are ‘Contingencies’?

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When buying a home, there are seemingly hundreds of details to attend to, especially as a first-time homebuyer. Those details can range from the critical to the merely inconvenient, from property lines to pets. One important matter you’ll encounter is that of the contingency. “Contingencies are your ‘out’ clause,” says Tim Freund, a real estate broker in the Los Angeles …