A Year in Review: 2015 Real Estate Market Trends

by Than Merrill | @ThanMerrill   With the New Year nearly upon us, it is important to look back on 2015 and understand what exactly transpired. From the very beginning, experts predicted growth, but few could have been more excited … Continue reading →

Available Foreclosure List 2015

This list is the current, active, single family detached homes in the greater Jacksonville area! … Continue reading →

Florida’s Clean Cities

IRVINE, Calif. – Dec. 17, 2015 – RealtyTrac’s second annual Manmade Environmental Hazards Housing Risk Report finds 25 million U.S. homes in zip codes that are at high risk or very high risk for manmade environmental hazards – 38 percent … Continue reading →

Homeownership Glossary

When a buyer, or perhaps a seller, decides to purchase (or sell) their home there are MANY new terms.  Houselogic offers a wonderful list–very comprehensive.  Please click below and enjoy! http://buyandsell.houselogic.com/glossary/ … Continue reading →

Buying Less Home (Or Just What You Need)

This article below comes from Realtor.com.  Credits, and the author are at the end of the article.  The perspective, however, should be one every buyer considers.  The True Story of My $624 Mortgage Payment My older sister leans over, touches … Continue reading →

7 Essential Tips for VA Home Buyers

Veterans and military members understand the power of preparation better than most. That’s good news considering most home buyers still lack a solid grasp of what it takes today to land a home loan. VA loans tend to feature more flexible … Continue reading →

With Mortgage Rates Low, Should You Pay Off Your Home?

http://www.realtor.com/advice/finance/with-rates-so-low-should-you-pay-off-your-mortgage/ With mortgage rates averaging less than 5% for the past five years—and 2015 set to become year No. 6 in that trend—there’s never been a better time to carry a mortgage into retirement, right? Not so fast. While it’s … Continue reading →

What is Earnest Money (Binder Deposit)

A common question is about the earnest money, or binder, deposit. The go-to answer is that this is an up-front deposit, placed in escrow, from buyer to seller so the seller knows the buyer is serious about the contract. The … Continue reading →

When Buying A Home–Weather

Sounds crazy, right? How could the weather affect which home you decide to buy? But viewing a home in different types of weather is important, and here’s why. • Rainy days. How will the property drain? Will the center of … Continue reading →