Buying a Home

September Housing Market Update

September 18, 2013

So much is happening in the world of real estate and homebuilding. If you haven’t been keeping up with the current housing market, here are just a few of the topics under discussion now. Rates are rising Interest rates have been on the uptick recently, and there is debate as to what is in store for the near future. In a recent story, CNN’s Steve Hargreaves reported that “while mortgage rates have been steadily rising for the last few months, they’re still at historically low…

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Luxury Living in Boca Raton, FL

August 29, 2013

Nicknamed the “The Sun Porch of America” in 1926 by its founder, the Atlantic Ocean-facing Boca Raton, Florida, has long been one of the nation’s poster cities for luxury living. We cover miles of beaches, a bustling downtown sector packed with great shopping, dining and music, and a wealth of budget-friendly amenities and activities to show you why Boca Raton is one of the most inviting places of luxury to call home. Fun in the Sun If you like playing outside, life in Boca Raton…

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Life at Home

Lighting: The Great Differentiator

August 20, 2013

We are excited to present this guest post by Todd Roy, Builder Marketing Manager for our vendor, Progress Lighting. When someone is buying or selling a home, there is always the question: “What really differentiates one home from the next?” Sometimes, homebuilders and homeowners really miss the importance of lighting. Any of the finished products within the home, as well as on the home’s exterior, are really what makes one home stand out from another. I always like to say, “lighting is like the jewelry…

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Tips on How to Buy a Second Home

August 13, 2013

There are a number of reasons for wanting to purchase a second home: to have a vacation getaway, as an investment, or even for a place to eventually retire. No matter the motivation, recent years have seen more people buying second homes. In fact, according to Yahoo! Finance, sales of secondary properties have jumped 7% since 2011, with more than 500,000 second home sales per year. So, is buying a second home right for you? Consider these tips as you navigate the second-homebuying process. Determine…

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Selling a Home

Love It. . . or List It? Know When to Renovate or Sell Your Home

July 22, 2013

As the title of the popular HGTV show “Love It or List It” suggests, you have two options when your house no longer feels like home: renovate it into a space you can love, or list it for sale and move on. Whether you’ve outgrown your current home or are simply looking to upgrade, consider these four factors before you commit to renovating or selling: Time When considering whether to renovate your home or relocate, remember that renovations generally take months to complete. Renovations will…

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