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Real Estate 101: The Buying Process, Part II

Offer Accepted! Now What? Earnest Money Once both parties have signed off on an offer, it becomes a binding contract (also known as an “executed” or “ratified” contract). The clock starts ticking on all of the dates and deadlines ...

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Local Resources for New Homeowners

Whether you are in the final week before closing and need to have utilities transferred to your name, or you are growing peckish during the process of moving into your new home, the resources below should come in handy as you get establishe...

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Real Estate 101: The Buying Process, Part I

First Steps Pre-Qualification If you are planning to finance all or part of the cost of the home (i.e., get a mortgage), the very first thing you should do is speak with a lender to get prequalified for a mortgage. The lender will ask for...

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Real Estate 101: Non-Warrantable Condos

Warrantable vs. Non-Warrantable Condos If you are in the market to purchase a condo, one thing you will want to find out is whether the condo complex you are looking at is considered to be “warrantable” or “non-warrantable” at this...

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Henry Flagler + Saint Augustine, FL

It would be impossible to explore St. Augustine, Florida without hearing of and experiencing Henry Flagler’s epic legacy. Step foot into the illustrious Flagler College? He built it. Wander into the Lightner Museum…that’s there b...

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Real Estate 101: The Nitty-Gritty of CDDs

If you have been scoping out homes, townhouses, or condos no doubt you will have seen some interesting additions when it comes to fees associated with certain properties in the fine print. There are HOA’s, which most people recognize as a...

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Real Estate 101: The Buyer’s Agent

Let’s begin with an interesting fact: The role of “BUYER’S AGENT” emerged in the mid-1980’s. Why? Because the BUYERS began REQUESTING equal representation. Prior to the 1980’s all the agents involved in a transaction legally re...

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