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Blog

June 9, 2024
An exclusive buyer’s agent (EBA)is hired to help you with a big monetary decision, which is also a big personal decision. There is a wide variety in the quality of that fiduciary (financial) advice you will get, depending on the agent you choose. An EBA is required to help their client get the best price and the best terms for the property that they want to buy. They are bound to help protect their client’s financial interests throughout the buying process. How does buyer brokerage work?  The company – traditional offices: An agent who works with a buyer — and has a…
home safety
May 7, 2024
Have big plans for this summer? Many families across Florida and the nation will spend time away from home during the summer months. To fully enjoy those activities and other summertime pursuits spent away from home, homeowners should take precautions to protect their residences when they’re not around. Crime rates across the country often start to peak as temperatures rise during the warm weather months – the same time that many families leave their homes unoccupied and unprotected. Homeowners can take these simple precautions to make their homes less of a target for criminals: No “Home Alone”: Before leaving your home during…
March 31, 2024
The Department of Justice, in its regulatory capacity, has recently intervened to reshape commission structures, a move that will trigger a multitude of changes, especially for home buyers. The National Association of Realtors ( NAR) settlement has not yet been accepted. It is proposed to go into effect at the end of June to mid-July. The results of the NAR Settlement means that: 1.    NAR owned multiple listing services ( MLS) are prohibited from sharing offers of compensation to Buyers. 2.   MLS members are required to enter into written agreements with the buyers disclosing how they will be paid and by whom before showing a…
March 9, 2024
Florida is now America’s fast growing state. According to recent census data, the Sunshine State added over 400,000 additional people between July 2021 to July 2022. It was a growth of 1.9%, bringing the total population to 22,244,823. That makes it faster-growing than Texas, which has the second-largest population in the United States, trailing only California. Florida is a popular destination for retirees, second-home buyers, and investors which is driving up demand for housing. Florida has consistently maintained one of the highest rates of job growth in the U.S., making it an appealing destination for those seeking employment opportunities and a…
March 2, 2024
Florida is home to over twenty different species of termites with the most damaging and common species are subterranean and drywood termites. These termites cause billions of dollars of damage annually in the United States and correct termite identification is pivotal to successful prevention, control, and protection of your home. Subterranean termites live and invade from underground, and a single colony can cover one acre underneath homes. They typically live in dark, moist, hidden environments underground but will create and live in carton nests aboveground. These can be found in walls and attics of structures and in nearby trees. To move above…