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  One thing this Tallahassee Realtor has learned in showing homes is how to keep that garbage disposal from stinking up the house.  There is nothing worse than coming into, what someone thinks might be their prospective new home, and having it smell badly.  All the great pictures, staging and pai...
10/10/2009
Don't you love it when there is good news?  Look at what the Mortgage Banker's Association reported today: Mortgage applications increased last week as mortgage rates declined for the third straight week. The Mortgage Bankers Association weekly index rose 16.4 percent on a seasonally adjusted bas...
10/07/2009
This is a great post and sure to help many people considering a home purchase.  Thanks to Bo Kociuba!TOP 10 LIST BEFORE YOU START LOOKING FOR NEW HOME... Do an honest evaluation of your income...how much of a payment can you afford. The basic rule is to not exceed 31% of your gross income Make su...
10/05/2009
 The Tallahassee Board of Realtors, as part of our ongoing mission to not only being the premier professional real estate organization in the state, but to making important contributions to the greater Tallahassee area community is once again building a Habitat for Humanity home.  As part of that...
10/05/2009
 Any fall home maintenance plan should include checking for leaky doors and windows.  On of the simplest ways to do this is to hold a burning candle or lighter around the window or door frames to see if the flame moves.  A flickering flame indicates a draft, which equals energy loss.  Usually, ap...
10/05/2009
Homestead exemption. It is one of the things mentioned at every closing table here in Tallahassee and probably at nearly every closing table in the country.  It is also one of those things that people forget to take care of causing them to pay higher taxes than necessary year in and year out. Mos...
10/02/2009
 That is right!  Get that stuff out of your gutter or gutters as the case may be.     Maintaining gutters is not difficult, but too often ignored. We can face the facts, cleaning gutters is not high on the fun task list.  Not too sexy.  It is, however, important to your home. One of the first thi...
09/28/2009
In an announcement predicted to bolster the housing industry, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday, September 23, 2009 that it intended to keep key lending rates near zero "for an extended period" and continue to buy mortgage-backed securities and debt through March 2010.This is the second time the...
09/24/2009
Tallahassee's Green Building Council, a part of the Tallahassee Builder' Association is having a Green Living Expo on Saturday, October 17th at COSTCO.  There will be tons of information for folks looking to build a new home and/or are wanting to educate themselves on local Green builders and ava...
08/31/2009
  As said many times in this spot before, Piney Z is a wonderful neighborhood in Tallahassee.  One of the cool things that happens is that twice a year, spring and fall, the neighborhood has a community wide yard sale. On average about 70 homeowners participate each time.  Piney Z starts hopping...
08/31/2009
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