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5 Reasons to Become a Homeowner

October 3, 2014
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Thinking about buying a new home? Not quite sure you’re ready to commit? It’s perfectly normal to have cold feet—especially if you’re a first-time buyer. Homeownership is a big step, both emotionally and financially. But, like many other major life events, owning your own home can be an incredibly rewarding experience. And the more you learn about the process, the more comfortable you’ll become with the idea of being a homeowner. You can start by familiarizing yourself with the many benefits of homeownership. Here are…

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Top Five Reasons to Consider Relocating to a New Home in the Orlando Area

April 29, 2014

Thinking about relocating to the Orlando area? You’re not alone. Homebuyers are flocking to the region in droves—and we’re not just talking about snowbirds! There are numerous reasons to call O-Town home. Here are our top five: Weather. If you love warm weather (and really, who doesn’t?), Florida’s tropical climate can’t be beat. The winters are mild (the average high in January is 71 degrees!) and although temps can climb in the summer, gentle breezes, rustling palm fronds and an abundant water supply—think swimming pools,…

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Best Places to Live: The Sunbelt

April 1, 2013

Is it time to hang up the snow shovel? If you’re planning to retire this year, or just looking for a second home somewhere sunny, this could be your last winter scraping windshields. Here are our four picks for escaping the frozen north: Tucson, AZ. Named one of the best (and sunniest) places to retire by CNN Money, Forbes, MSN Money, and US News & World Reports, Tucson is a natural choice. 350 days of sunshine a year, acres of golf courses, miles of trails…

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5 Positive Housing Market Facts

March 19, 2012

There has been a lot of buzz about today’s housing market, but current conditions can be beneficial to homebuyers for several reasons. Here are five things to keep in mind during your home search. 1. Homebuilding is cyclical Everyone knows the housing market is in a down cycle, but what many people may not understand is this: Homebuilding is a cyclical business, not unlike the airline and automotive industries. The last housing downturn occurred in the late 1980s and early 1990s. What does that mean…

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