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Finding the RIGHT property

Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner, shopping for a new home can feel daunting. In fact, 56% of buyers said that “finding the right property” was the most difficult step in the home buying process.1

Buying a home is a significant commitment of both time and money. And a home purchase has the power to improve both your current quality of life and your future financial security, so the stakes are high.

Follow these five steps—and complete the corresponding worksheet offered below—to assess your priorities, streamline your search, and choose your next home with confidence.

STEP 1: Set Your Goals and Priorities

The first step to finding your ideal home is determining WHY you want to move. Do

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Technology is changing the way we do almost everything, and real estate transactions are no exception. In fact, a new crop of tech companies wants to revolutionize the way we buy and sell homes.

iBuyer startups like Opendoor, Offerpad, and Properly are rapidly expanding into new territories, and now established players, like Zillow, are starting to get in on the action. Also known as Direct Buyers, these companies use computer algorithms to provide sellers with a quick cash offer to buy their home.

While the actual market share of iBuyers remains small, their big advertising budgets have helped create a noticeable buzz in the industry. This has left many of our clients curious about them and how they work.

In this article, we explain their

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Thanks to Marie Kondo and her hit Netflix series “Tidying Up,” home organization is a hot topic right now. Marie encourages her viewers to minimize their possessions and keep only those items that “spark joy.”

With spring in full bloom, now is the perfect time to do some spring cleaning and add organizational systems to your own home. Not only will you clear out clutter, your efforts can actually increase the value of your home.

Ready to give it a try? Here are six home organization ideas that will “spark joy” for you and your property value. 

Boost Bathroom Storage Capacity

When was the last time you cleaned out your bathroom cupboards? If it’s been awhile, remove everything and take a look at each item. Toss any old or expired

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If If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably received your share of advice from family and friends. Add to that the constant stream of TV shows, news segments, and social media posts that over-simplify the home buying process for easy entertainment.

With so much information to sift through, it can be tough to distinguish fact from fiction. That’s why we’re revealing the truth behind some of the most common home buyer myths and misconceptions.

Buying a home is a big decision, but it doesn’t have to be a scary one. If you arm yourself with knowledge and a qualified team of support professionals, you’ll be well equipped to make the right choices for your family and financial future.

DON’T FALL FOR THESE COMMON HOME BUYER MYTHS

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Best Practices when Selling Boca Raton Luxury Properties

If you’ve been contemplating hiring a professional and hold concern for the cost of working with an experienced professional, the uncertainty of working with an amateur appears as a bigger gamble. Real Estate best practices are not expensive when it comes to professionals and if you’re looking to sell your condominium or estate, working with your friend’s daughter might not be the best bet if she’s just gotten her license. Here are a few reasons you should consider working with an experienced realtor rather than trusting your luxury property to a novice.

Experienced Agents Have Endured Growing Pains

Frequently beginners get hired by smaller companies who may not offer all the tools a new

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Zero Plus Loans are Keller Williams Real Estate Best Weapon

When buying or refinancing real estate, Keller Mortgage will lower the costs and simplify the process. In most cases, agents are expecting homebuyers to get a pre-approval from a bank or mortgage company. The process includes waiting for the loan officer to find and locate the best fees with the least amount of interest to get the shopping underway. However, in some cases, the homeowners undergo a lengthy process costing them thousands of dollars in closing costs and more. The arsenal of tools for sellers may seem bleak during Boca Raton markets such as the luxury sector. But, fear not Mr or Mrs. Buyer the Keller Williams Zero Plus Loan is one of Boca Raton’s Best Real Estate Weapons where

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Tips and Ideas for Getting Settled into Your New Boca Raton Luxury Home

Whether you’re hosting a party for yourselves or someone else, a housewarming party is a unique tradition that is meant to thank those who helped along the way. It doesn’t matter if you throw a huge party or a small gathering, we’ve put together some excellent tips and ideas to help you get settled with a nice ‘pendaison de crémaillère’ (housewarming party). Read on to understand some inviting concepts on this age-old custom.

The Purpose of a Housewarming Party

While it may not seem necessary to some people, having a housewarming is one of the best ways accomplish important agendas to others. You may want to invite friends and family to come over and see your new address,

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November 2018 - Jean-Luc Andriot - Social Media ImageIt’s a common misconception that you shouldn’t try to buy or sell a home during the fall and winter months.

This is generally considered the “offseason” in real estate. Many sellers mistakenly believe that the cold weather will keep buyers away and that no one is looking over the holidays. Unfortunately, many real estate professionals perpetuate this myth by advising their clients to “wait until the spring” to list their home.

The truth is, homes are bought and sold year round. And while the market is typically quieter during the fall and winter, savvy buyers and sellers know how to use this slow down to their advantage. In fact, depending on your circumstances, now may be the ideal time for you to purchase or list a home.

If you’re in the market

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It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of buying a home. Once you’ve had an offer accepted on your dream house, you’ll probably be anxious to move in. However, before you make a significant financial commitment, it’s best to know exactly what you’re buying.

When you hire a home inspector, you get a professional, in-depth examination of the property’s structures and systems. It’s a worthwhile investment that can save you money in the long run, either by warning you away from a bad purchase or by providing a list of deficiencies you can use to negotiate with the sellers.

The inspector’s report will also list minor repairs that, if made, will help to maintain your home over the long term. Additionally, a good inspector can often predict the

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Secret Real Estate Selling Techniques Your Agent Knows

Selling a home or property can be challenging when you live in a place like Boca Raton. But, looking for the right buyers can be even more arduous in the luxury market. However, when you work with an experienced real estate agent who knows the secret selling techniques helps make the process move along with ease. This article reveals some “realtor code” where your confidence will become stronger knowing the professional you hired is successful when selling your Palm Beach County home or condominium.

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Seek Buyers Who Have the Right Portfolio. Your real estate agent is hot on the case when it comes to finding a homeowner who will carry the financial fitness necessary to buy

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