August 2018

Found 6 blog entries for August 2018.


What To Do When You Want to Buy a House But Have No Savings for a Down Payment

It's time to get creative. When all else fails, you have to think outside the box a little bit, and that's exactly what we're seeing people do. Millennials are turning to some nonconventional ways in order to get that down payment.

Crowdfunding. Recent research shows that many couples are now asking their wedding guests to contribute to their "down payment fund" instead of a traditional registration. Why? Many of those getting married have tens of thousands of dollars in student loans and have trouble saving enough money to put down for a home. Another reason is they likely already live with their partner, meaning they don't have as much of a need for the normal

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6 Signs It's Over: when to know it's time to buy a new home

So you bought a home and you're attached. You know where most things belong, you know how to get to and from your home effortlessly, your friends and family know where you live, you've gotten comfortable. 10 years in a home is a long time, but according to NAR that's about the time most people decide it's time to part ways.

Here's how to know if it's time for you to move: 

1. You're ready to profit and the market is right. 

When prices of homes are increasing in your area or there is low inventory,  there are more buyers than sellers (homes are selling quickly), or you notice an uptick in activity from real estate companies in your area, the time to sell might be right. If you are

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How to Buy a Home

If you're thinking about buying a home, you'll want to carefully choose the real estate professional you work with during the process.

You should commit yourself to working with one sales associate who can learn your likes and dislikes in homes to make your home-buying process easier. Choose a professional who specializes in residential real estate and who has specific knowledge of the local real estate and mortgage markets. 

The person you choose should listen to you and be interested enough in you to find our about your housing needs and preferences. Service first should be the motto of the professional you choose with services going above and beyond what you expect and need. Doing some preliminary planning before you

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The Secret to Being a Successful Realtor While Being a Full Time Mother: Part II

Part II of this mini series is an interview with another one of our Rockstar Agents who just so happens to be a full time mother on top of that. Angie Spigner is head of our Orlando area. She not only works her own real estate business, but manages a team of 7 agents too. While there might not be a secret potion you can drink and know exactly what to do when juggling motherhood and a job, Angie speaks to what her routine looks like and encourages you to take action as well. 

Q: How do you balance being a busy mother and a busy professional? 

A: Very carefully! You really have to be on a schedule, but willing to fluctuate, very organized, and be able to function

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Being a Successful Realtor and Full-Time Mother

We've talked about how real estate can be a rewarding career path, in part, because you get to "pick your own hours". We've also talked about how in order to be a successful real estate agent, you need to put in the work and treat it as if it were an 8-5 job. Sure, working from home is great, but what do you do if you have children? How do you juggle building a real estate business and caring for your family? We're going to take a look into how one of our most successful agents, who also happens to be a full-time mother, handles her business. 

Interview with Katherine Paquette:

Q: How do you balance being a busy mother and a busy professional?

K: No one has a crystal ball to tell you how busy

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