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7 Reasons to Work With a REALTOR®

REALTORS® aren’t just agents. They’re professional members of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict code of ethics. This is the REALTOR® difference for home buyers: 1️⃣ Ethical treatment. Every REALTOR® must adhere to a strict code of ethics, which is based on professionalism and protection of the public. As a REALTOR®’s […]

How to Calculate Capital Gaines

When you sell a stock, you owe taxes on the difference between what you paid for the stock and how much you got for the sale. The same holds true in home sales, but there are other considerations. Download this helpful worksheet that can assist you in calculating Capital Gaines.

Pitfalls in Real Estate

If you are interested in investing in real estate, there are some things that you are going to want to do and common pitfalls that you are going to want to avoid. It is important to note that investing in real estate takes time, patience, and most importantly, cash. You probably shouldn’t invest in real estate until […]

Protect Your Investment

The impact of COVID-19 was swift and unexpected, leaving many people in a financial emergency. If you are a homeowner who is struggling or unable to meet your loan obligations, work with housing experts and your lender to find a solution, now. Don’t wait until you fall behind to seek help. Acting quickly may help […]

Remote Online Notarization

With COVID-19 comes new ways of doing business. Although we have always provided mobile closings  as part of our services, we are happy to share that our technology allows for Remote Online Notarization. WHAT EXACTLY IS RON? RON is when the notary is in one location and the signer is in another. Instead of being […]

Homestead Exemption Filing

What is Homestead Exemption? If you own your home, reside there permanently and are a Florida resident as of January 1, you may qualify for Homestead exemption. Homestead can reduce your taxable value on your home as much as $50,000, saving you approximately $750 annually. More importantly, your assessed value, which is used to calculate […]

How to Improve Your Credit

Credit scores play a big role in determining whether you’ll qualify for a loan and what your loan terms will be. So, keep your credit score high by doing the following: Check for errors in your credit report: Thanks to an act of Congress, you can download one free credit report each year at annualcreditreport.com. If you […]

Porting Tax Savings

The Florida homeowner portability benefit can reduce the tax burden for property owners moving into larger or smaller homes Portability is the ability to carry accrued property tax savings from one piece of property to another. Any homeowner who is thinking of either purchasing a larger home or downsizing to a smaller one should consider […]