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Friday, October 12, 2018   /   by Harvey Rosenberg

How to Declutter Before You Move

Part of selling or buying a new home is the packing and moving. Before you pack, however, decluttering should be done. Getting rid of things you don’t use or don’t need will make the packing smoother and more organized. Here are a few ways to declutter before you move.



Kitchen
How many kitchen gadgets do you have that serve only one purpose? And is one that you use often? If not, it could go. Things like an apple corer/peeler/slicer are only good for the apples. The same job can be done by a vegetable peeler and a knife, and take up a lot less room. There’s a gadget for everything out there (watermelon slicer, anyone?) If you’re not using it, or it doesn’t serve multiple functions, like a good kitchen knife, it’s time to go. 

The same can be said for cookware. Make sure you have a good set of pots and pans. Anything with broken handles or a chipped cooking area, it’s no longer safe.

Glassware is another area that can potentia ...

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Friday, October 05, 2018   /   by Harvey Rosenberg

Halloween Fun Activities in the Clermont Area

It's October, and while the leaves may not be falling in Central Florida just yet, there's still plenty of Halloween themed activities to do for some Fall Fun.



Corn Mazes

Jack's Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch recently opened in the Clermont area. Located at 16813 Schofield Road, they are offering family fun on the weekends. Activities include pony rides, hay rides, a corn maze, pumpkin patch and food and drinks. Read more about them here.

A long-standing tradition, Long & Scott's farm has a corn maze open on the public on the weekends through November. Located in Zellwood, the farm is about a 25-minute drive from Clermont. The farm also has a fall market and cafe open where you can buy more than your share of corn, along with other fresh produce. Learn more here. 



Festivals

Each weekend at Southern Hill Farms, you'll find a fall festival and pumpkin patch. Also, Lake Catherine Farms has live music each weekend. 

Our local winery, Lakeridge Winery ...

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Friday, September 28, 2018   /   by Harvey Rosenberg

How to Buy a Home with Bad Credit

We know not everyone has a credit score in the 800s. Even credit scores in the 700s might be a lofty goal for some individuals. Even your credit is in the 500 range, you may still be able to buy home. 

Knowing is Half the Battle

If you’re following the 5 Steps to take Before Buying a Home, you know that knowing your credit score is step 1. But that doesn't mean you have to stop there if it's not in the good to great range. It just means you now know what you're armed with when you go for financing.



Fix then Finance
Once you know where the bad credit stems from, you can start working on fixing your credit score. Look it over carefully. Are there any inaccuracies? If so, you can file a dispute to have this removed from your credit history. Keep in mind, there are three credit agencies that report, Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax. Not everything may be equal across all three reports. 

Get help. If you’re serious about fixing your credit score ...

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Friday, September 21, 2018   /   by Harvey Rosenberg

Agent of the Month - Althea Loydd

Congratulations to our Agent of the Month, Althea Loydd!


Althea is an experienced Real Estate agent and loves to help her clients! She can help you when you are ready to BUY or Sell! Contact her today!

 321-663-8432 Althea@RealtyProsFl.com

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Friday, September 14, 2018   /   by Harvey Rosenberg

How and Why to Choose a Listing Agent

Selling your home on your own may sound appealing at first. You save on commissions, walk away with more money in your pocket. That’s a common myth and not always the truth.  Here we’re going to look at why you should choose a listing agent to sell your home and how to find the perfect one.
 
Why Not Do It Yourself
 
The number one reason to hire an agent is the education and experience. No matter how much you read online and in books, you can’t match the experience of someone who does this day in and day out. A Realtor knows the market, knows the neighborhoods, knows what sells and what doesn’t.
 
Consider exposure. Having a listing agent also increases your exposure to home buyers.
Take into account that a majority of buyers are using a real estate agent, having someone list your home where they can see multiplies how many potential home buyers you reach.



 
How to Find an Agent
 
First and foremost, ask your frie ...

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