May 2018 Inventory vs Sales in Tallahassee

Leon County Inventory vs Sales –These are real numbers from our Tallahassee MLS.  In May of 2018, we had an inventory of 1,445 detached single family homes in Leon County vs 344 sales. –While we hear news that the market is getting better, it still can be a “challenging” market for sellers. –In order to

VA Home Loans: What You Should Know

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,

Homes are More Affordable in 44 out of 50 States

With both home prices and mortgage rates increasing this year, many are concerned about a family’s ability to purchase a major part of the American Dream – its own home. However, if we compare housing affordability today to the average affordability prior to the housing boom and bust, we are in much better shape than

Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBO

In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are the top

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?

Find the Best Agent to Sell Your House

Ask detailed questions about their experience and skills to help you find the right agent for your home sale. Working with the right real estate agent can mean the difference between getting prompt, expert representation and feeling like you’re going it alone when selling your home. Here are 10 questions to ask when you’re interviewing

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

Numbers of the VA Loan Program

What You Should Know:  22 million veterans have been approved and now own a home through the VA Home Loans Program Last year alone, $188 billion was offered through the program to veterans and their families. In 46 out of 50 states and Washington, DC., VA Purchase Loans are being used more and more frequently.  Call

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