Buyer Tips – 5 Ways to win in a sellers market

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Vero Beach real estate activity may have slowed down a bit, but sonme buyers are having problems finding the right place among the fewer choices in some desired areas and price ranges. Are you looking for a Vero Beach home in a market where inventory is low and there’s often a bidding war for properties… [Read more…]

Reasons to Hire A Real Estate Professional

Resons to hire a Realtor Infographic

Real Estate transactions here in Vero Beach involve many steps and paperwork. Both sellers and buyers can benefit from the experience of a Real Estate Professional. The above infographic illustrates some of these reasons. Following are some highlights: Hiring a Real Estate Professional to buy your dream home, or sell your current house is one… [Read more…]

5 Things to Know about Homeowner’s Insurance

Homeowners Insurance

1. Know about exclusions to coverage. For example, most insurance policies do not cover flood or earthquake damage as a standard item. These types of coverage must be bought separately. 2. Know about dollar limitations on claims. Even if you are covered for a risk, there may be a limit on how much the insurer… [Read more…]

7 Reasons to Own Your Home

Your Vero Beach Home

1. Tax breaks. The U.S. Tax Code lets you deduct the interest you pay on your mortgage, your property taxes, as well as some of the costs involved in buying your home. 2. Appreciation. Real estate has long-term, stable growth in value. While year-to-year fluctuations are normal, median existing-home sale prices have increased on average… [Read more…]

Why You Should Work With a REALTOR®

Use a Vero Beach Realtor

Not all real estate practitioners are REALTORS®. The term REALTOR® is a registered trademark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics. Here are five reasons why it pays to work with a REALTOR®. 1. Expertise.You’ll have an expert… [Read more…]

Tips for Finding the Perfect Neighborhood

Vero Beach Neighborhood

Your neighborhood has a big impact on your lifestyle. Follow these steps to find the perfect community to call home. 1. Location.Is it close to your favorite spots? Make a list of the activities — movies, health club, church, etc. — you engage in regularly and stores you visit frequently. See how far you would… [Read more…]

6 Creative Ways to Afford a Home

Buying a home in Vero Beach

1. Investigate assistance programs. Investigate local, state, and national down payment assistance programs. These programs give qualified applicants loans or grants to cover all or part of your required down payment. National programs include the Nehemiah program, www.getdownpayment.com, and the American Dream Down Payment Fund from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, www.hud.gov. 2…. [Read more…]