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2013 

Karen Havelka is an up and coming Realtor with Keith Furrow & Associates, Realty.  Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Karen has lived on the Emerald Coast since May of 2006.  She graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia with a B.A. in English and a B.A. in dance.  Karen ...
12/27/2013
Choosing The Right Gulf Breeze FL Home  What determines if a home is right for you? Each person has their own personal goals that they have written down, yet others have their’s in their heart. You must start with a pro’s and con’s list that have all the different lifestyles that accompany differ...
12/27/2013
Can I Walk Away From My Pensacola Foreclosure?   The best thing to do in any situation similar to this would be to consult an attorney first, then a CPA for financial ramifications. Sound legal advice is always the number one option. If you were told that a short sale of your property is the best...
12/19/2013
Pensacola FHA Loan Limit Change   As of January 1, 2014, the FHA maximum loan limits will be changing. Their are different segment of living cost across the country, but most of America falls under low cost. Maximum FHA loan amount in areas like Escambia and Santa Rosa County is $271,050. But som...
12/19/2013
“Charge offs” and other things of that nature can affect affect your credit, which in turn could affect your “loanability.” The best things you can do is get your scored from all three of the credit bureaus. You would be surprised by how many of the reports are incorrect, so go through it line by...
12/19/2013
  There are many companies that now offer custom loans with custom lengths: 13, 17, 22 year loans. This is because many people who had 23 years left on a 30 year mortgage do not want to start over after a refinance. A 30 year loan is typically done because it is cheaper per month over the 15 year...
12/19/2013
  Keith Furrow has constructed a list of typical mistakes that first time home buyer’s go though. If you educate yourself with this information and video, you can avoid these mistakes.   Credit -Do not do anything to drastically change you credit. -Sometimes paying off your credit cards can hurt ...
12/17/2013
  1. Fireplaces and Chimneys They can be fun to have in the winter, but many people do not calculate all the unexpected costs with repair and upkeep of these items. 2. Propane Gas It has been said that it is not a good cooking source, also some people do not like mixing gas and electric appliance...
12/17/2013
Marketing Gulf Breeze Navarre Real Estate Properly Marketing your home is a subjective subject due to our experience and what we know is available on the market. People ask us, “How will I market your home?” Over 95% of home shoppers are looking on the Internet. It is also been said that within t...
12/16/2013
  Buying Anytime is a good time to be in the market for a new home, but the holidays may be the best time. Although the inventory may be down, the quality of the listing is higher. The most motivated sellers will always leave their home on the market because that is what they are going to need to...
12/16/2013
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