Real Estate News & Local Interest

Defective Drywall Addendum – What’s That?

Most home buyers and sellers in Florida are asked to sign a Defective Drywall Addendum. But do you actually know what it means? Here is a quick run-down.

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Six Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Spring

The Groundhog has not seen its shadow and so, if you believe Punxsutawney Phil, we should expect and early spring. We have talked about what to do to help keep your Gardens Curb Appeal Ready, but here are a few tips to help get your home Fresh for Spring.

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Current Trends in Shopping; Are Big Malls Over?

Just recently, an article floated into my inbox. It was another article supporting a trend that I had been noticing with the shopping areas around Volusia County too, big malls are on the way out while smaller shopping centers are on the rise.

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Curb Appeal Tips for Winter in Central Florida

It’s winter in Florida. No, we don’t get snow, or freezing temperatures for more than a few days, but the cold weather does affect the more colorful and tropical foliage of DeLand, Deltona, Mt Dora, Daytona, and other Central Florida areas. Check these tips on keeping your garden curb appeal ready.

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Rent or Buy? What Should You Do?

It seems like an age-old question; is it better to rent or buy? Turns out this answer depends on where you live.

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Is Now the Time to Sell?

Last night I was surprised to read the headline of an article in my inbox, Realtor.com: For-Sale Inventory Lowest in Two Years. “The Lowest in Two Years?” I thought, “Surely, not.” So now, of course, I am doing some research.

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Buying a Home and Taxes: What You Should Know

It’s a New Year! And for many that means resolutions, fitness, and starting new activities, but for a lot of us, that means it is time to get your information ready to do your taxes. If you have just bought a home, you may have heard that a home is a great tax deduction! And it can be, if eligible.

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What to Know About Down Payment Gifts

While it may seem silly, there are a few things to know if you are lucky enough to Give or Receive a House Down Payment this holiday season.

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Good News for Veterans Looking to Buy a Home

Beginning in January 2020, the Blue Water Navy Veterans Act of 2019 will go into effect. This is big news for veterans. And as an MRP, Military Relocation Professional, it is worth mentioning.

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Holiday Activities Around Volusia County

The holidays are Here! And while we are all rushing around to find the perfect holiday gift, don’t forget to stop and spend time with your family. Here is a list of some great family holiday activities happening around Volusia County.

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Should You Buy a Home That’s Perfect – Except?

As a home buyer, we have our vision boards, Pinterest boards, dreams and wish lists of the “Perfect Home”. But with limited home inventory available should you buy a home that is Perfect -Except for one thing?

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Experience Gifts Around Florida

The holiday shopping season is here. Each year we all have our holiday shopping lists, scanning sales ads and looking for the year’s hottest gifts. Instead this year, consider giving the gift of an experience.

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Should You Wait to List your Home until After the Holidays?

We have all heard the advice that “you should wait to sell your home until after the winter holidays”, but is that advice actually good advice? Turns out – No.

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Trick or Treating in DeLand

If you are new to the DeLand area, you might have moved from an area that designates an alternate date for Halloween Trick or Treating. While there are many Fall and Halloween activities in the area leading up to Halloween, in DeLand, Trick or Treating occurs on Halloween, October 31.

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Four Fall Curb Appeal Tips in Florida Homes

It’s Fall in Florida! And true, it still looks and feels a lot like summer, but Pumpkin Spice is everywhere. Curb appeal when selling your home is always important, but when reality doesn’t match the vision, there are still tricks you can try to boost your Fall curb appeal.

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