Since the creation of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Home Loans Program, over 22 million veterans have achieved the American Dream of home-ownership. Many veterans do not know the details of the program and therefore do not take advantage of the benefits available to them. If you are a veteran or you know someone who is,
Top Landscaping Trends for 2018
Native plants, outdoor yoga spaces, and charging stations are among the hottest landscaping trends growing in consumer demand for 2018, according to a new report released by the American Society of Landscape Architects. Landscape architects were asked to rate the popularity of several residential outdoor design elements. Landscape architects noted a growth in the use
June is National Homeownership Month!
Some Highlights: June is National Homeownership Month Stability and Comfort lead to Happiness! Now is a great time to reflect on the many benefits of homeownership that go way beyond the financial. What reasons do you have to own your own home?
Home Sales Grow Despite Low Inventory
Some Highlights: According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors, sales grew 1.1% in March to an annual pace of 5.60 million. This is the strongest pace since November of 2017. Inventory levels dropped year-over-year for the 34th consecutive month and are now 7.2% lower than March 2017 levels,
Home Buying Myths Slayed
Some Highlights: The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%! Despite mortgage interest rates being over 4%, rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rents in the last 12 months! The credit score requirements for mortgage approval continue to fall.
The Home Inspection: 5 Mistakes Made by Buyers and Sellers
1. Not Researching the Inspector “The inspection is only as good as the inspector doing it,” says Troy Bloxom, past president of the National Association of Home Inspectors. Always do your research to find a certified, experienced inspector that you feel confident will do a thorough job. 2. Not Attending the Inspection “If they don’t
Why Getting Pre-Approved Should be Your First Step
Why Should I get Pre-approved before finding my house? In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about
Renting Vs. Buying: The True Cost
Cost of Renting vs Buying What You Should Know: Renting vs Buying is always a tough decision, that comes down to your market and what is right for you. The Tallahassee Real Estate Market is GOOD. If you are looking to buy, now is the time. Consider the percentage of income needed to rent a
Springtime Tallahassee is Here!!
Have you been spending all your free time looking at every home for sale in Tallahassee? Well this weekend, it is time to kick back, relax and enjoy the beautiful Spring Sunshine! Springtime Tallahassee has all the distractions you need for a fun-filled weekend! Festivities Kick Off on Friday, April 6th with Music Festival
Before Spring is in Full Swing: 5 Backyard Chores
Before the Wasps, Bees, and Mosquitoes move in for the Summer, start protecting your house. Seal any openings or cracks around your home and deck areas to prevent intruders! Spray or put out deterring plants like basil, lavender, and peppermint to keep mosquitoes, spiders, and other critters from coming too close. Make Sure your Lawn