Tag: buyer advice

Buying a House in a Flood Zone

Florida is extremely prone to flooding due to its location and climate, and flood zones play an important role in real estate transactions throughout the state. Water can be incredibly damaging to a house. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a single inch of floodwater can cause up to $25,000 in damage. This […]

Closing Costs

When you buy a property, you must bring more than just your down payment to the closing table. Closing costs are expenses paid after the down payment, such as appraisal fees, legal fees, and escrow funds. Many first-time home purchasers misjudge the amount they will have to spend on closing costs. Some purchasers may be unaware […]

How Big of A House Do I Need?

One of the first questions you may have if you’re thinking about purchasing a new home is, “How big of a house do I need?” Estimating how much room you’ll need might be tricky, especially if you’re relocating from an apartment or shared living space. In this post, we’ll explain what factors to consider when […]

How To Find Open Houses Near Your Area

Attending an open house is an excellent way to assess if a potential home meets your expectations in person. While the way we browse for houses online has greatly improved in recent years, nothing matches seeing the property for yourself. But how do you know which properties are open for tours, and what should you think about […]

Is This an Overpriced Home?

One of the trickiest aspects of buying or selling a home is determining the right price for a buyer. Various factors affecting property prices make it challenging to determine if a home is overpriced. Let’s go through some of the indicators that a property is overpriced or not. 5 Telltale Signs That a House Is Overpriced […]

Seller Concessions

Seller concessions are fees that are covered by the seller in some cases when acquiring a house to decrease your closing expenses. These fees might be closing costs paid when buying a property to offset the costs of obtaining a mortgage. In this article, you’ll learn how to take advantage of these concessions before closing […]

How to Negotiate in Florida

When you purchase a home, the seller will most likely expect you to negotiate the asking price. In fact, to account for negotiations, most sellers price their properties somewhat higher than market value. Negotiating may be intimidating, but knowing what to anticipate can help make the process less daunting. What To Prepare Before Negotiating? Negotiating […]