Friday, August 17, 2018 / by Harvey Rosenberg
We get it, you’re excited to start shopping for a home. After watching hundreds of hours of House Hunters, you’re ready to hit the pavement and start looking. However, if you’re serious about buying a home, these things should be done first.
Know Your Credit Score
You’re making a big purchase when buying a home. Going into knowing what your credit score is, will help you get the financing down the line. Additionally, if it’s not great, it’ll give you the knowledge to fix it before you make a purchase.
Create a Budget
Before you start shopping, you should know how much home you can afford. Get a general idea of what you can afford to spend monthly on the home loan, a well as any HOA fees that may factor into your monthly payment. Know that the loan payments often include your property taxes, homeowner’s insurance, and any mortgage insurance you many need to carry.
Determine Your Down Payment
A down payment, wh ...
Friday, August 10, 2018 / by Harvey Rosenberg
Congratulations to Tess Uddenback Slack, Our Realty Professionals of Florida, Agent of the Month!
A little about Tess -
Tess has been selling for most of her working life. Originally from Sweden, she came to the USA in 1993 with just 2 suitcases. She has built a life that you would call living the American dream.
She graduated from Valencia with a degree in Hospitality and the customer service skills she achieved working for Marriott International she uses to help both buyers and sellers.
Tess also has property management experience with international investment buyers and has run her direct sales business for the past 10 years being a top performer in Florida for years.
She is excited to take all the experience she has to help you market your home for sale and utilize her people skills st help buyers find their new dream home.
Reach out to Tess to say congratulations!
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Friday, August 3, 2018 / by Harvey Rosenberg
If you’re ready to sell your home, one of the key elements in getting buyers interested is in the staging of the house. First, let’s look at what we mean by staging and some tips on how to stage your home to sell.
What is Staging?
The term staging simply means you’re making your home ready for the spotlight. It could be dressing it up to make it desirable to more home buyers, thus increasing your potential asking price. Staging your home is preparing the house to be a welcoming and attractive property. So, what are the best tips to stage your home?
Get it Cleaned
This should be an obvious one, but we’re talking deep clean here. Buyers are looking into all the nooks and crannies to determine if this is the house for them. You don’t want them to find any dust bunnies in the back of a closet.
There’s a difference between a home that looks livable and lived in. You want potential buyers to picture themselves ...
Friday, July 27, 2018 / by Harvey Rosenberg
Whether you own a second home, investment property, a condo, or a vacation home for rental, you need to hire a property manager. While initially, it may look financially appealing to do it yourself, in the long run, it may cost you more. Here are 5 reasons why you need to hire a property manager.
Property managers free up your time in more ways than one. If you are doing it yourself, hiring a property manager allows you to get back to your day to day life. A property manager’s job is to do just that, manage multiple properties. He or she will take the time to find you the right tenants. She will handle the phone calls when emergencies happen. In addition to emergency handling, he will hire the right people from an in-house network of vendors to fix those problems as well as perform routine maintenance.
Property management companies are in the real estate business, meaning they know the market. The company will set a rental rate that ...
Friday, July 20, 2018 / by Harvey Rosenberg
If you haven’t been to downtown Clermont lately, you may be in for a few pleasant surprises. In what the City of Clermont hopes to be a revitalization, the city began work on its Master Plan three years ago, in 2015. You can read the details here.
Part of Clermont’s master plan includes Victory Pointe Park, an outdoor wetland and waterfront recreation area that will have its official grand opening on Friday, July 27th, 2018. While part of this project is the infrastructure to handle stormwater treatment and run-off, the city is taking a necessary development into a city beautification effort.
Artist rendering courtesy of City of Clermont
The park is located west of Osceola and West avenues, next to the current boat ramp and Clermont Boat House. The park will include a pond, winding boardwalks across the wetland areas, connection to the bike trail, as well as a pavilion and restrooms. The signature piece is an observation tower with a 360-degree view of Victo ...