Vote Yes on Amendment 2 in November

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Vote Yes on Amendment 2 in NovemberAdvice, Area Info, Team News

by Sarah Taylor on September 29, 2018 with 0 comments

As a Florida Realtor, I know the importance of solving the affordable housing crisis. At the crux of this crisis are cost-burdened homeowners, those who spend 40 percent or more of their household income on rent or a mortgage. State decision-makers, local community action groups, and individuals are all working to help neighbors like these …

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The True Cost of Buying a Home in an Association

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The True Cost of Buying a Home in an AssociationAdvice, Buying

by Sarah Taylor on June 18, 2017 with 1 comments

A Home Owners Association, or “HOA” as we love to abbreviate in the industry, is typically a developed neighborhood by one builder or multiple builders over time with a uniform look and feel. The appeal of living in an HOA is that there are more stringent guidelines whereby neighbors cannot paint their home purple or park …

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How Much Room Is There for Negotiation?

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How Much Room Is There for Negotiation?Advice, Buying

by Sarah Taylor on May 16, 2017 with 0 comments

It’s always an exciting moment when I’m showing homes in Port St. Lucie and my customers find “the one.” Through a process of elimination we’ve arrived at what could be their future home sweet home and now it’s time to talk business. As the conversation leads to making an offer I often get the question “how …

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Sarah’s Favorite Places to Eat

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Sarah’s Favorite Places to EatAdvice, Area Info

by Sarah Taylor on February 13, 2017 with 0 comments

I love to point out my favorite places to eat whenever I’m showing houses to customers who are new to the area. I thought I’d make a list here online as well. A few notations: These are “local” restaurants and not chains or franchises. I’m vegetarian and these establishments are good for the veggie and …

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Recommended Professionals

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Recommended ProfessionalsAdvice

by Sarah Taylor on June 23, 2016 with 0 comments

Through my experience I’ve collected a list of industry-related businesses in Port St Lucie that provide excellent service. If you do decide to try any of them out, let them know that Sarah Taylor sent you. Mortgage Lenders Barb Zorn Group One Mortgage | (561) 876-4887 Carol Dols Gateway Mortgage Group | (772) 350-1350 Mobile Bobby …

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Buying a House in 12 Steps

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Buying a House in 12 StepsAdvice, Buying

by Sarah Taylor on February 7, 2016 with 0 comments

What does it take to buy a home on the Treasure Coast? Here are 12 steps to get you started: Save for the Down Payment Closing Costs Escrow account to include insurance and taxes Improve your Credit Score* Stay current on bills Don’t make any major purchases Don’t cancel any credit cards *A higher credit …

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Will the New Mortgage Rules Delay Closings?

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Will the New Mortgage Rules Delay Closings?Advice, Buying, Selling

by Sarah Taylor on September 10, 2015 with 0 comments

Just as the St. Lucie real estate market has stabilized and homeowners are starting to recover equity we are met with a new government rule that could delay closings by double the time it normally takes! Known as the Simplified Mortgage Disclosure the new rule affect buyers making a home purchase using a mortgage loan (cash buyers are …

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Listed & Sold in 20 Minutes!

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Listed & Sold in 20 Minutes!Advice, Team News

by Sarah Taylor on March 23, 2015 with 0 comments

Team Beyond Sold is proud to be orchestrating a transaction that so far is working in favor of all parties involved. Sarah Taylor tells tells this is a feel-good story that happens when we have cooperation, communication, and a little bit of good luck thrown in to the mix. Here’s the four steps it took …

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