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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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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