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February 2016

Found 4 blog entries for February 2016.

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Buying a house is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make in your lifetime, ripe with excitement and new possibilities. It’s also a time-consuming, multi-step process, full of unfamiliar lingo and legal jargon. As such, the home buying process as a whole can be both thrilling and daunting at the same time. To help make sure your experience is more the former than the latter, we’ve broken down the home buying process so that you can learn how to buy a home in Sarasota in five easy steps.

Step 1: Gather Your Troops

Choosing the Right Real Estate Agent

Regardless of whether or not you’ve purchased real estate in the past, you’ll have a much more enjoyable and successful experience with the right people in your corner. The first member

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how to get your finances in order so you can buy a homeBefore you even start looking for a home, it’s important to get your finances in order. Buying a home is going to be one of the largest financial investments you’ll ever make, after all! Not only will this financially prepare you for homeownership, but it can speed up the entire home buying process, and let sellers know that you're a serious prospective buyer.

Step 1: Follow a Budget

If you don’t already have one, we highly recommend setting and following a budget. You can create a simple spreadsheet, or choose from one of many free templates available online. Not only does this allow you to assess your current financial situation, but it also allows you to plan for your new home expenses.

Factor in your income and estimate your expenses. Some of

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tips for getting multiple offers when selling your home

If you’re like most people who are selling a house in Sarasota, your dream is to get a great offer, and possibly multiple offers, on your home. After all, you live in a tropical paradise with world-famous beaches, upscale amenities, limitless opportunities for outdoor recreation and a perfect climate. What more could people want? Usually a lot, actually. But don’t worry! If you consider what your Sarasota home already has going for it and our tips below, you’ll greatly increase your chances of getting multiple offers when selling your home.

Location, Location, Location!

As is often said when buying or selling a house, location is key. A desirable location is often the first thing that homebuyers look for. If you were savvy enough to buy property

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tips for buying a flipped house

People often believe that purchasing a flipped property is just like buying a brand new or fully-renovated home, and that the house is in tip-top shape and move-in ready. Most homebuyers aren’t aware, however, that a number of house flippers or contractors want to sell as quickly as possible in order to move on to their next flip project. Things may look good on the surface, but a rushed job will most likely result in not-so-perfect workmanship throughout the home. If you’re thinking about buying a flipped house, consider the tips below so you won’t be dealing with any unexpected problems after you close.

1. Look Beyond the Fancy Finishes

Take a closer look beyond the attractive visual façade of a home. As much as you’d like to focus on the

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