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When Is the Best Time for You to Sell Your Home?

Florida typically has a pretty strong real estate market throughout the year, but there is a specific time frame where homes tend to sell for more money in less time.   Our real estate market here in Florida is actually pretty good all year round. However, there is one specific time of year where you can expect to sell a little faster and for a little more money. The statistics show that if you list anywhere between February and August, that’s the prime market to maximize your home sale. If you have any questions for me, don’t hesitate to reach...
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A Quick Market Update for You

The Lake County real estate market is beneficial to both buyers and sellers right now. Here’s how.   Our real estate market in Lake County is super hot right now. It’s a strong market that benefits both buyers and sellers. Homes are selling quickly and for great prices, while buyers can still get a mortgage rate under 4%. Closed sales are up over 17% from this time last year, the average days on market is about 39 days, and the average list-to-sale price is 97%. Home values are also up by about 11% on average. At the same time, we...
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It’s Never Too Late to Start a Budget

By Lee Sherrock, Executive Admin Tax season is upon us again, and as you gather all of the necessary documents and go through receipts, it’s the perfect time to consider starting a budget if you don’t have one already. Looking back at the previous year’s expenses may be just the motivation to get started. And creating a budget doesn’t have to be intimidating or complicated. An app that crunches the math for you, like Mint, is handy and perfect if numbers aren’t your thing, but all you really need to begin is a piece of paper and a pen or...
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Investing Your Tax Return in a Home Purchase

I’m sharing how it could benefit you to use your tax return toward a home purchase. Today we’re discussing how you can use your tax return to buy a new home. Tax time is right around the corner. If you’ve already gotten your W-2s, you may have already filed your taxes and are awaiting your tax return. I have a recommendation for what to do with that tax return. You should consider speaking with a lender about what you could be approved for on a home purchase and using your tax return toward buying a house. It could be money...
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