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Monthly Archives: March 2021

    Buyer & Seller Perks in Today’s Housing Market

    By DJ & Lindsey | March 31, 2021

    Right now, the housing market is full of outstanding opportunities for both buyers and sellers. Whether you’re thinking of buying your first home, moving up to a bigger one, or selling so you can downsize this spring, there are perks today that are powering big moves for people across the country. Here are the top two to... Read More

    Why You Should Think About Listing Prices Like an Auction’s Reserve Price

    By Kelsey Anies | March 29, 2021

    For generations, the homebuying process never really changed. The seller would try to estimate the market value of the home and tack on a little extra to give themselves some negotiating room. That figure would become the listing price of the house. Buyers would then try to determine how much less than the full price they could... Read More

    What Credit Score Do You Need for a Mortgage?

    By DJ & Lindsey | March 26, 2021

    According to data from the most recent Origination Insight Report by Ellie Mae, the average FICO® score on closed loans reached 753 in February. As lending standards have tightened recently, many are concerned over whether or not their credit score is strong enough to qualify for a mortgage. While stricter lending standards could be a challenge for some, many buyers may be... Read More

    How to Sell Your Home for MORE in The Current Market

    By DJ & Lindsey | March 24, 2021

    Your doorbell rings. You walk over and answer it. There are 10 people at your door with $325,000 in CASH and they’re FIGHTING for the opportunity to give it to you for your $295,000 home. Sounds like a pipe dream… but it’s not. It’s the CURRENT STATE of the real estate market in FLORIDA. The... Read More

    To Renovate or Not To Renovate Before You Sell

    By DJ & Lindsey | March 22, 2021

    When thinking about selling, homeowners often feel they need to get their house ready with some remodeling to make it more appealing to buyers. However, with so many buyers competing for available homes right now, renovations may not be as vital as they would be in a more normal market. Here are two things to keep in... Read More

    Will the Housing Market Bloom This Spring?

    By DJ & Lindsey | March 19, 2021

    Spring is almost here, and many are wondering what it will bring for the housing market. Even though the pandemic continues on, it’s certain to be very different from the spring we experienced at this time last year. Here’s what a few industry experts have to say about the housing market and how it will... Read More

    Is Your Home Ready To Show? Here’s Some Quick Tips To Get It There!

    By DJ & Lindsey | March 17, 2021

    While it might be your goal to keep your home show-ready at all times, that isn’t always possible. It is completely normal to have a home that feels lived in – especially if you are living in it! This isn’t a major issue, but something to be aware of if you are getting ready to... Read More

    How to Make a Winning Offer on a Home

    By DJ & Lindsey | March 15, 2021

    Today’s homebuyers are faced with a strong sellers’ market, which means there are a lot of active buyers competing for a relatively low number of available homes. As a result, it’s essential to understand how to make a confident and competitive offer on your dream home. Here are five tips for success in this critical stage of the... Read More

    What Is Escrow?

    By DJ & Lindsey | March 12, 2021

    When it comes to mortgages, “escrow” and “escrow accounts” refer to two slightly different concepts. Escrow is the process by which a neutral third party mediates a real estate deal, holding money and property “in escrow” until the two sides agree that all the conditions are met for a sale to close. By contrast, an escrow account is usually... Read More

    How Smart Is It to Buy a Home Today?

    By DJ & Lindsey | March 10, 2021

    Whether you’re buying your first home or selling your current house, if your needs are changing and you think you need to move, the decision can be complicated. You may have to take personal or professional considerations into account, and only you can judge what impact those factors should have on your desire to move.... Read More