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                               If you’re wondering how to buy a house in Florida, you’re not alone. We get calls everyday from people who think they would like to buy a home, but are not really sure what they need in order to qualify for a loan. We have some tips on buying Orlando real estate, an...
Happy St. Patrick's Day! March 17th is the day for the "wearing of the green".  In fact, the Chicago River will be dyed green for the day.  Politicians will parade, beer will be consumed in an unnatural color, and some people will party a bit more than usual. It's also a sign of spring forthcomin...
 Literally every day I'm responding to phone calls and emails from people who think they would like to buy a home, but are not really sure what they need and what they should do to get started. So I thought it might be fun to share a typical email correspondence between me and one of my newest cu...
                  It's February, and you know what that means!  It means, if you have a significant other, it's time to buy that Hallmark card and call to make dinner reservations for February 14th.  Last year, I made the big (BIG!) mistake of waiting until the last minute to call and ended up ha...
                February 2   Happy Groundhog's Day!  I know, it's an unusual reason to write a letter, but Groundhog's Day is a very important holiday.  There's even a whole "Groundhog's Day" section at Hallmark you know?   In case you're wondering just what exactly Groundhog's Day is, it's the n...
                 I commonly refer to Lake Mary as a Mayberry on steroids, Lake Mary has never lost its focus of promoting a sense of community where people can live, work and play in a safe and friendly environment...that's part of the reason Lake Mary is still one of the fastest growing areas in...
                   I'm often asked about Closing Costs. What are they? How much will they be? Do 'I' have to pay these?   Every home loan has associated closing costs, which are fees that are associated with home financing but are not part of your actual mortgage. Closing costs cover items such a...
                   "Always plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark." - Richard C. Cushing.   As you're actively searching for that perfect home, it's important to be ready once you find it. Lets have our plan, our Offer Checklist in place before we inevitably need it.   When it come...
               Plenty of sellers have visited online home valuation sites such as Zillow, Trulia, eAppraisal, and others only to be shocked at the value of their homes. Most sellers are pleased when the values appear higher than they expected, but many online valuations come in far lower. Online ...
 The other day I received an automated phone call from Duke Energy (a local utility company) about a potential phone scam going around.Someone is calling local occupants claiming their power is about to get cut off if payment is not immediately made over the phone.These scams, these con artists r...

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