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The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition

September 19, 2018

My favorite topic!  The cost of your mortgage payment as interest rates go up if you are not locked into a mortgage now at the current low rates.  We have no idea what will happen in the Southwest Florida real estate market over the next year, but the experts generally agree that interest rates will […]

The Net Worth of a Homeowner is 44x Greater Than A Renter!

September 14, 2018

“Every time you pay your mortgage, you are contributing to your net worth by increasing the equity in your home.” That is my favorite take-away from this article.  No matter the interest rate, and currently they are low, part of your mortgage payment goes to pay down the principal you owe.  Eventually you will have […]

Can Your Real Estate Agent Answer These Important Questions?

September 12, 2018

I think a better question to ask is can you answer these important questions?  I am sure most buyers today are very savvy on technology and looking for the perfect home but do they know the answers to important questions that will impact that perfect home purchase in the future?  That’s why I am here […]

You Need an Agent Who Will Always Put You First

September 7, 2018

Home buying is one of the largest and most important transactions in your  life.  What other time will you invest so much money and what other purchase will have as much impact on your life?  Why would you trust this transaction to anything other than a professional who has a team of professionals working with […]

5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths Explained

September 5, 2018

Are you an HGTV fan?  Do you wish buying a home was as easy as they seem to portray?  Most buyers will look at many more than 3 homes before choosing one.  Lately I have been surprised to see the agents on the shows taking their buyers to gorgeous homes that they fall in love […]

You Can Save for a Down Payment Faster Than You Think!

August 31, 2018

Saving for a down payment is always the most challenging part of buying a new home.  When you look at the first map below to save a downpayment in Florida would take over 8 years!  But, what if you could put 3.5% down or maybe no downpayment at all?  That would definitely shorten the time […]

Homebuyers Willing to Sacrifice ‘Must-Haves’ in Favor of Good School Districts

August 29, 2018

I know how important the school district is to parents in Collier County and many parents will put aside “must haves’ for themselves in order to make sure they can afford a home in the school district of their choice.  What are you willing to give up in order to get the school district you […]

Dreaming of a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time!

August 10, 2018

As we all know there are a great many luxury homes in the Naples area.  Have you considered trading in your family home and treating yourself to a home near the beach or on a golf course?  Now might be the perfect time to accomplish that and this article offers some good reasons why.  With […]