Marc & Shelley Kerschner's Blog Posts

FTC Fines iBuyer Opendoor $62M for ‘Tricking’ Sellers

By Kerry SmithThe FTC alleges the iBuyer used “misleading and deceptive information,” and its sellers “made thousands of dollars less” than they could have via a traditional

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NEW LISTING ALERT! SPACIOUS BUENA VIDA HOME!

We JUST LISTED this great home in Buena Vida, a 55+ community in Wellington.  The home is in PRISTINE condition with newer AC, HWH, Accordian Shutters, Stainless appliances, custom window

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Summer Travel Hacks

We are in the middle of summer. Still plenty of time to take that vacation. Here are some Summer Travel Hacks to make that precious time extra!

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May Market Reports

How is the market doing?  Watch this short video about May 2022 Sales in Palm Beach!

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Tips & Tricks to Boost Your Credit Score

With potential economic changes on the horizon, its a great time to shore up your credit. Here are some excellent!

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Fannie Mae: Housing Crisis Will Last a Decade

Recession or not, the U.S. doesn’t have enough entry-level homes for everyone who needs one, and it will take at least 10 years for supply to catch up with demand.WASHINGTON – Fannie Mae

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Spring Projects

Time to tackle those outdoor projects, before the summer heat and hurricane!

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Finding Balance in Your Life

Life is like riding a bicycle — when you find your balance, it’s easy to keep moving forward, even if you hit a few bumps along the way. As you work to establish your own balance, you

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Another Happy New Homeowner in Boynton!

Thanks to Julie @PalmBeachMortgage, the Listing Agents from Keyes and all of us at RE!

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Another Happy New Homeowner!

CONGRATS! TO OUR CLIENT LISA! We are thrilled to help you sell you home in Boynton Beach and find you a great new place in Boca! Another Happy New!

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NEW LISTING 55+ COMMUNITY-OPEN HOUSE!

OPEN HOUSE Sunday 12/21/21 12PM-3PM! 10081 Mizner Falls Way, Boynton BeachCome join us in Mizner Falls, an exclusive 55+ community and tour this new listing. 2 Bedroom 2.5 Bath plus Den (can be

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NAR: Oct. Pending Home Sales Jump 7.5%

NOVEMBER 29, 2021Share this article: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrintShareNAR: Oct. Pending Home Sales Jump 7.5%By Kerry SmithOn-the-fence buyers fearful of rising mortgage rates and rental costs

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Another Listing under contract

The HOT Sellers Market continues!  Another of our listings under.

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How to identify & Avoid FAKE WEBSITES

Having your identity stolen is an absolute nightmare. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk. Many of those steps actually have to do with the types of websites you visit. In

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Why Use a REMAX Agent?

Why use a RE/MAX agent?  So many reasons!  CLICK THE PICTURE TO LEARN!

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Aug Market Reports

Current Market Report.  Inventory DOWN, Prices UP!  Now more than ever you need a GREAT REALTOR like!

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July 2021 Market Report

July Market Reports are in!  Local Housing market remains HOT!!!  Great time to sell with high prices AND great time to buy with LOW interest rates!  Call us today.Click picture to

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June Market Report

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We Found Our New Home!

WE FOUND A NEW HOME! Yes, Realtors, just like our clients are always searching for a new home. We have been looking for the past 2+ years for a top notch brokerage which we can "call home". We are

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Drinks on me!

Get a free 30 day Quenchtime Cocktail Club memebership on me! Help support local restasurants and enjoy free cocktails, beer and wine whenever you dine out at one of our popular restaurants! Sign up

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Relief on the Way for Buyers? More Sellers Ready to List Homes?

Relief on the Way for Buyers? More Sellers Ready to List Homes?By David LyonsAnalysts think that over the next 6 months, more sellers are ready to list their homes in numbers that could give buyers

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U.S. Home Prices Rose 11.9% in Feb., Fastest Since 2014

U.S. Home Prices Rose 11.9% in Feb., Fastest Since 2014By Paul WisemanEconomists expected S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller home price index’s Feb. gain. Prices rose in all 20 cities measured,

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Will the Housing Market Frenzy Die Down? That Depends on Sellers

Will the Housing Market Frenzy Die Down? That Depends on SellersBy Clare TrapassoApr 26, 2021The coronavirus pandemic raised the temperature considerably on the nation’s housing market.

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How Many Homes Does the U.S. Need to Catch Up? Almost 4M

Why is the inventory of for-sale homes so tight? A new analysis by Freddie Mac found that supply will meet demand only if the U.S. adds 3.8M new homes. The housing need now is 52% greater than it

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March Home Starts Rebound After Frigid Feb. Drop

March Home Starts Rebound After Frigid Feb. DropBy Martin CrutsingerMarch housing starts rose almost 20%, and building permits, a sign of future activity, rose 2.7%. Lumber prices, which tripled in

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JPMorgan CEO Foresees Post-Pandemic Boom

JPMorgan CEO Foresees Post-Pandemic BoomBy Jessica MentonJPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon calls robust consumer savings and a $2T infrastructure plan the economic “Goldilocks scenario” for

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2 in 3 Buyers Surprised by How Much House They Can Afford

FEBRUARY 3, 2021Share this article: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrintShareBy Kerry SmithStudy: 47% of first-time buyers found that their budget allowed them to afford a larger house than they

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What does New Administration mean for Housing?

ANUARY 25, 2021Share this article: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrintShareWhat Does Democratic Control Mean for Homeowners and Buyers?By Zach WichterPres. Biden considered homeownership an important

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FL #2 for Relocation!

Census Analysis: In Population Growth, Fla. No. 2 After TexasBy Kerry SmithAn analysis by Pew Charitable Trusts: 16 states’ populations have declined since the Great Recession, but the big

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Single-Family Pushes Nov. U.S. Construction 0.9% Higher

JANUARY 5, 2021Share this article: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrintSSingle-Family Pushes Nov. U.S. Construction 0.9% HigherBy Martin CrutsingerHome building offset weaknesses in other parts of the

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October 2020 Market Snapshot

OCTOBER 2020MARKET SNAPSHOT"The holiday buying season is upon us, and homes are going under contract at a rate we haven’t seen in years. In October, the median time to contract in South

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ANOTHER HOME JUST SOLD! IS YOURS NEXT?

JUST SOLD IN WILLOUGHBY FARMS! THIS 3 BR 2.5 BA HOME WITH LOFT AREA AND CUSTOM INGROUND SPA WAS UNDER CONTRACT IN 22 DAYS. HIGHEST PRICE PAID FOR THIS!

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‘If I Wait, Home Prices Will Come Down’ – but Will They? By David Lyons

Market predictions are difficult, and 2021 has wild cards. Will the pandemic end? Will a host of sellers list their home if they think it’s safe again? Still, prices and interest rates will

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BUCKLAND SOLD

ANOTHER LISTING SOLD BY MARC AND SHELLEY!  IS YOUR HOME?

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BACK ON MARKET!

4 BR 2.5 Bath Pool Home in Wellington!  Back on Market and Price Reduced for Quick Sale!  This spacious home in desirable Greenview Shores is conveniently located in Wellington close to

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NEW LISTING! SPACIOUS HOME!

WILLOUGHBY FARMS!  LAKE VIEW!  SPACIOUS HOME W/LOW HOA!DONT MISS THIS ONE!  Volume Ceilings, long lake views, spacious rooms, bonus den/loft, eat in kitchen, fenced yard, pavered

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Our New Brokerage

We are happy to announce our new affiliation with With over 3800 Agents and 20 office in S Florida, we are able to expand andprovide a wider range of services, expanded exposure &

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What is UP with the Market?

We constantly get asked, "How's the market?"  My response in late September?  HOT! HOT! HOT!In fact, its is an EXCELLENT market for BOTH buyers and sellers!  How can that be? 

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Buying a Home in Today's Competative Market

Todays market is very competative.  High demand with low interest rates, and low inventory have caused a SELLERS MARKET.  When you are purchasing, learn how to make your offer strong, to

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What determines how much home you can afford?

Many factors determine how much home you can afford. Income, Debt, Credit history are just a few! With historically Low Interest Rates you may be able to afford more home than you think!  Click

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Tips for First Time Buyers

First time buyer? Don't know where to start? What to do? Watch this short video which will help get you started towards your first home purchase! CLICK HERE TO VIEW

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Factors that Affect the Value of your Home

Watch this short video and learn what affects your home's value.  Some things you can control, others you cannot!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v

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Buying a Home in a Tough Market

With Inventory Low, what are the "PROS TIPS" for getting your dream home?CLICK IMAGE TO VIEW

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STEPS TO TAK WHEN THINKING OF PURCHASING A HOME

Where to start?  What to do first?  Preparation is important.  Watch this short video to learn the steps to take CLICK IMAGE TO LOAD

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6 Reasons Why This Is Actually the Best Time in Years To Sell a House

Thinking of selling your home, but unsure if now is the right time?  Here is an interesting article from Realtor.com6 Reasons Why This Is Actually the Best Time in Years To Sell a

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Buying and Selling at the Same Time

Buying and Selling at the same time can cause alot of STRESS. Out innovative ideas can help you navigate through the.

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NEW LISTING!!!! 5 BEDROOM 3 BATH W POOL IN BOYNTON

NEW LISTING!!!!  5 BEDROOM 3 BATH W POOL IN BOYNTONFANTASTIC HOME IN QUIET COMMUNITY IN BOYNTON BEACH!  You will love this double split floor plan with 3 full bathrooms, 3 car garage,

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Dealing With Multiple Offers As A Seller

Which offer to choose?  Should the best offer be considered highest price?  Not always!  You need a pro to help explain all the terms of the offer to determine which one is the best,

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How Do I Know That I Am Ready To Buy A Home

Being a first time buyer can be a scary task. How do you know that you are ready for your first home?

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The Upside Of Downsizing

Thinking of Downsizing?  There are many benefits of selling and moving to a smaller residence!  Saving money is one!  Learn more about the benefits of!

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Ways To Reduce Closing Costs When Purchasing A Home

Closing costs can be unexpected cost of purchasing a home, especially when financing a property. Learn how to reduce your closings costs and save $$;

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What Is A Virtual Open House?

In these pandemic times, innovated ways of conducting business are essential for a successful sale of your home. Virtual Open Houses provide a safe and healthy way to show a property and market a

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How To Know Its Time To Sell Your Home

There are certain tell tale signs that it is time to sell.  This short video shows you the clues to look for to know the right!

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Pitfalls Of Selling A Home Without A REALTOR®

Many times the public thinks they can sell their property without a Realtor, and not pay a commission.  Did you know that when selling by owner it has been shown that seller net LESS MONEY than

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Avoid These Mistakes When Selling Your Home

Thinking of selling you home?  Avoid these common mistakes to maximize your return on your investment and give yourself a postive outcome!;

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BUYING AND SELLING IN THE PANDEMIC AGE OF REAL ESTATE

As we try to adapt and change to the current Pandemic, Real Estate buying, selling and renting MUST go on!  Housing is deemed as an essential service and will play an integral role in the

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MY NEW BOOK JUST RELEASED

Hot off the press!  My new book, "SECRETS EVERY HOME SELLER NEEDS TO KNOW".  This is a MUST read if you are thinking of selling your home!  Request your FREE COPY today!  

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Our April Newletter

NewsletterApril  2020Your Real Estate Team for Properties in South FloridaWelcome to our Newsletter!We love staying in contact with our friends, clients and soon to be clients.  We strive

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CORONA VIRUS AND REAL ESTATE

To say that we have all been impacted by the COVID -19 pandemic is an understatement! As we are all aware HEALTH and SAFETY should be our PRIMARY CONCERN for us and our families in these trying.

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Real Estate During The Pandemic

What you do now, can help you get a great deal and home once our lives return to!

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Now More Than Ever You Need Video To Sell Your Home

In this new age of "Covid" Real Estate, excellent quality video and virtual tours are essential to showcase your property, increase exposure and keep you and your family!

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Is Your Home Properly Priced To Sell

An overpriced home will not sell!  Learn the signs that your home may be overpriced preventing a sale.  We pride ourselves on pricing homes fairly to insure a quick and realistic!

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Our Team Of Pros To Help You Close

We have a dedicated team of professionals to help you close your Real Estate deal!  Mortgage Reps, title companies, attorneys, movers, contractors, plumbers, inspectors and so much more! 

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Pandemic Affect On Home Buying And Selling

No doubt that the Corona virus or COVID-19 virus is having an affect on our lives.  Certainly it is impacting the Real Estate Market, as it is EVERY aspect of our economy.  Rest assured we

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Pre Approval Vs Pre Qualification

What is the real difference between a preappoval and prequalification of a mortgage.  Why do we ONLY recommend a pre!

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Lowest Interest Rates Ever

The silver lining to all the Corona virus news it that we now have the LOWEST INTEREST RATES EVER SEEN FOR 30 YEAR MORTGAGES!  We have unheard of rates.  The average rates are below 4% for

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Renting Vs Buying

The old dilema!  Renting vs Buying...what is better?  No firm answers but learn what may be best for you! ;

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What Is An Appraisal

An appraisal is an important part of the real estate transaction.  Learn how it can effect the transaction & sales price.  How does an appraisal differ from the Home?

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When Is The Best Time To List For Sale

Seasonal times and Market Conditions can affect the price of your home.  Watch this short video to learn the BEST TIME TO LIST YOUR HOME FOR!

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Kerschner Earns Designation In Seniors Real Estate

BusinessBy Town-Crier Editor  -January 24, 2020Marc J. Kerschner with Bowen Realty has earned the nationally recognized Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation from the Seniors

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What Determines The Selling Price Of Your Home

Many factors determine the Listing and Selling prices of your home.  Watch this short video to understand what affects your homes final sales.

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Why Is Now The Best Time To List For Sale

Photo By Mark Goodwin / Getty ImagesFEBRUARY 7, 2020Share this article:FacebookTwitterLinkedInShareU.S. Housing Supply Reaches All-Time LowRealtor.com: Housing inventory dropped 13.6% in Jan. ;

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We Are Your Local Real Estate Pros

Whether you are buying or selling a home, we are YOUR local Palm Beach County Realtors!  Knowledge, support and smarts!  Your Real Estate!

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Florida Tops In Relocation

Florida is the #1 state for new incoming residents.  What are you waitng for?  Low taxes, affordable homes, and plenty of sunshine!  And with our Dream Home Finder Program, we can

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Senior Real Estate Specialist

Proud to announce that Marc has earned his SRES certification, Senior Real Estate Specialist, through the National Association of Realtors. Although we enjoy working with client of all ages, we

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FHA Loan Limits Going Up About 17K In 2020

From Florida Realtors The limit for FHA loans in most Fla. counties will be $331,760, though it’s higher in a few areas. In about 70 U.S. counties, the loan limit goes to $765,600 or more

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Our Client Perks

Why buy or sell with us?Besides EXCEPTIONAL service from the start of the process until closing, we offer the following client "perks".Buying a home?  Get a FREE WIND MITIGATION REPORT, which

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Are You RWA Certified?

What is an RWA Certfication?  RWA is an industry term which means that you are  READY, WILLING & ABLE to purchase a home.  Having an RWA certification is an important first step

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Kiplingers Most TaxFriendly States Lists Fla At No 8

Kiplinger’s ‘Most Tax-Friendly States’ Lists Fla. at No. 8Rocky MengleThe study, which looked only at taxes, praised Fla.’s lack of income tax, “reasonable”

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Can Seller Remove Fixtures From House Were Buying

Q&A: Can Seller Remove Fixtures from House We’re Buying?By Gary M. Singer, Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)A buyer getting ready to close discovered that items had been removed –

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Funny Real Estate Listings Courtesy Of Ellen

You won't see listings like these from us!  This is one reason why you need a professional!

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The Worst Home Buying Advice Experts Have Ever Heard

The Worst Home Buying Advice Experts Have Ever HeardbyKATE STREIT(Image credit: Andy Dean)shutterstockBuying a home can be an overwhelming experience. There’s no shortage of advice on the

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Study What Do Home Inspectors Usually Find

LAS VEGAS – Feb. 20, 2019 – A study of 50,000 home inspections by Repair Pricer – a company that estimates repair costs for items cited in home inspection reports –

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9 Telltale Signs Your Home Is Hopelessly Outdated And How To Fix It

Despite its many flaws, you love your home—outdated wooden baseboards, disco-era living room set, purple exteriors, and all. But does anyone else love it?If you're

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How Much Of A Downpayment Do I Need

There are many different financing programs to help you make you Real Estate Dreams come true!  We have a great support staff that will help you get financed!   Need more info on

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When To Sell Your House 6 Surefire Signs Now Is The Time

When to sell your house is not always the easiest question to answer. Most people don’t plan on living in their first (or second or maybe even third) home forever, but knowing when the

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So Now You Own A Home Do You Know How To Maintain It

Slipping on home maintenance can cost you a ton of money when you try to sell!Home maintenance classes can help you save money and be smarter about what needs to be done to keep your new home

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How To Get Smoke Smell Out Of A House

How to Get Smoke Smell Out of a House and Banish Cigarette Fumes for GoodBy Audrey Ference | Sep 25, 2018 Wondering how to get smoke smell out of a house? Cigarette fumes can be

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Advantages Of Purchasing New Construction

If you are in the market for a new home, you will be confronted with a major choice, RESALE or NEW CONSTRUCTION?  With so many new homes being constructed throughout the area, the enticement of

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Why Get Pre Approved For Your Mortgage

Having a current pre-approval PRIOR to viewing homes is so important in today's market.  First, lending is constantly changing.  What you think you may be qualified to purchase may not be

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Buying A House 6 Questions You'd Never Think To Ask But Should

#SouthFLhomepros, #Investment, #NewHome, #ForSale,#LuxuryRealEstate, #LuxuryHomes, #LivingtheDream,#WellingtonHomes, #RealEstate, #NewHomes, 

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Would you Buy a Home with Your Parents?

Would you buy a home with your parents?#SouthFLhomepros, #Investment, #NewHome, #ForSale,#LuxuryRealEstate, #LuxuryHomes, #LivingtheDream,#WellingtonHomes, #RealEstate,

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Remember the Home Alone house?

#SouthFLhomepros, #Investment, #NewHome, #ForSale,#LuxuryRealEstate, #LuxuryHomes, #LivingtheDream,#WellingtonHomes, #RealEstate, #NewHomes, 

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Selling a home in todays market

Selling a home can be a difficult task for even the most seasoned of sellers. There is so much that goes into the process of placing a property on the housing market. First, the owner needs to get

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