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Virtual Homebuying
April 4, 2020
Gov. Ron DeSantis enacted stay-at-home orders for Florida effective April 3, but the order considers real estate an “essential service,” so Realtors may continue to operate under limits set by CDC guidelines. Under the issued Homeland Security guidance, “residential and commercial real services” are included on a 15-page list of essential services. These cover settlement services and government offices that conduct title…
Home Office
March 22, 2020
I’ve spent more than three decades with a home office. When you work at home, even part time, you discover that a makeshift desk area on a kitchen counter or the dining table isn’t the best setup. Having a dedicated home office, even if it’s compact, makes a big difference in comfort and productivity. Having a dedicated space also serves as an important signal to those who live with you that you’re ‘at work’. Create boundaries within your home that your family members understand. Stake Out Your Spot  You need to…
March 19, 2020
I have put together a few resources to “get us out in the world again” albeit visually,broaden our perspectives, hone our skills and otherwise improve our mental and physical health. Art and Theater: There are so many resources available on our devises and TVs for streaming and watching including UTube, PBS, and more. Here are some opportunities to bring art back into your life. Virtual Tours of 12 Museums Around the World Metropolitan Opera Free Streaming Nightly Google Arts…
Coronavirus Safety
March 18, 2020
For many people, staying safe from the new coronavirus means staying home. But infectious germs can live in your house, too. Although the CDC has not found evidence of surface-to-person transmission to date (which is good news!), the virus may live on surfaces for hours to days, making regular cleaning and disinfecting a wise practice during this time. To minimize the risk of getting sick, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend taking action to disinfect high-touch surfaces, such as countertops, doorknobs, cellphones and toilet flush handles, since some…
February 28, 2020
Fixer-uppers have long had their fans. Some investors love the idea of making major repairs that increase a home’s value and then reselling the property for profit. Others want a low-priced starter home and don’t mind making gradual improvements over time. Buyers must do their due diligence so that they understand their total investment in the property and the cash requirements; since most repairs cannot be financed. An Exclusive Buyer Agent’s goal is to help buyers avoid making expensive mistakes. While repair issues, un-permitted work, or liens might not derail a sale on its own, they warrant a call to an…