Home Buying Process

How to Buy a House in Florida

How to Buy a Home in Florida

  7 Tips to “Hacking” the Buying Process   Tip One Educate yourself on the mortgage application process A stitch in time saves nine.  Or maybe you prefer Abraham Lincoln’s, If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, … Continue reading

What is a CDD fee?

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This is usually the first question I get from a buyer who is looking at newer construction, somewhere like Durbin Crossing in the Julington Creek area.  If you go onto wikipedia.com and type in CDD, CDD fee, or any assortment … Continue reading

When to do a Home Inspection?

Jacksonville Home Inspection

Most real estate negotiations begin with an offer from a buyer who has limited knowledge of the condition of the house. When buying a home, you will have an inspection done – usually after you’ve agreed to price & terms with the owner. This is a problem! Continue reading

5 Steps to Picking the Right Contractor in Jacksonville Florida

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Having dealt with contractors for the last 7+ years, I’ve had both good and bad experiences. Just like any other business…  Ultimately, even if you take all necessary precautions you can’t 100% guarantee successful dealings.  It’s about trial and error! … Continue reading

Can I find out what the other offer is?

Find out what the offer is!

In today’s real estate market, this situation has become more common… Especially when dealing with foreclosures. You submit an offer, only to find out a day or two later that you are now competing against another buyer for the home. … Continue reading