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Friday, March 29, 2019   /   by Peter + Traci Prantner

Florida Offers $15,000 Towards Closing and Down Payment

There is some really exciting news in Florida real estate! A few weeks ago, Florida Housing Department announced that they are releasing a grant that gives homebuyers in Osceola county and a few others $15,000 to use towards closing costs or down payments. Here are a few of the requirements to qualify for the $15,000 grant:

* Property being bought must be your primary residence

* You must live in that property for five years

* Property must be in Osceola county (or four other counties throughout the state)

So who doesn't want free money to help out when buying your biggest asset!?! There is a set amount of money for these grants and it isn't expected to last much past Summer. Contact us below for additional details and to see if you

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019   /   by Peter + Traci Prantner

Psyche of Selling Your Home

Keep accessories to a minimum and don't have family photos out

When getting ready to sell your home, it is vital to mentally prepare yourself for moving on to the future. This will help in many ways. It is important to celebrate all the many memories that happened in what was your home, but also start to look forward to the future. Once you prepare to sell a home, it is no longer your home, but a model house for sale.

When selling a home, you hear all the time that you should depersonalize the space. It is so true. The moment that a buyer sees who is already living here, it is hard to picture themselves in that same space. This means to remove all family pictures, kid's artwork, and other precious memories you treasure. Smaller picture frames and fridge art can be packed. Larger pictures can be replaced by pictures from in expensive calendars. Even larger pictures can be replaced by mirrors or other art work. It doesn't have to be for long,. ...

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Friday, March 15, 2019   /   by Peter + Traci Prantner

Why do I have to get pre-approved?

We have buyers tell us all the time they want to see a property but they are not pre-approved yet. They haven't even been pre-qualified (a quick check with a lender to estimate what a buyer can afford).

Currently, we are in a seller's market. This means there are more buyers than there are houses available. There are certain price points that are getting contracts on the same day they are listed. Pre-approval is such a vital step and should happen before looking at properties, especially in a seller's market. It shows that you are a serious buyer. But there are other reasons to get pre-approval.

First, some listings require pre-approval before a buyer can even see the property. This is especially true in higher price points. Second, and related to the first point, pre-approval allows you as a buyer to not spend time looking at houses you can not afford. Third, when it comes time to make an offer, most listings require proof of pre-approval along with . ...

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