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The Rivers Team blog is designed to inform you about Tallahassee Real Estate and Tallahassee and the surrounding communities. We service Tallahassee, Crawfordville, Havana, and Leon, Franklin, Gadsden, & Jefferson Counties. This blog is maintained by our agents during their on call shift. We invite you to post your comments and replies to our Tallahassee real estate and community messages. Thank you for stopping by!
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently altered its guidelines as a result of the Economic and Housing Recovery Act of 2008. One significant change was the elimination of the seller-funded down payment assistance program. Often used by builders through non-profit organizations such as N...
Hey Guys, Here is another great article from the Florida Housing Alliance regarding the growth in our area. This article gives great insight as to why Tallahassee and surrounding areas market conditions are very different from others within Florida. Thanks Florida Housing Alliance for providing s...
So I love when I can find great articles that have tons of useful information in them regarding home ownership and all of the great benefits that owning your own home can bring. I feel that as a buyer specialist in Tallahassee it is important for us to not only know and explain all of the home ow...
We've all heard the term, "wrap around," but what exactly does it mean? A wrap around mortgage, or simply a "wrap," is an agreement where the buyer of a property makes monthly payments to the seller of a property, who then pays the original lender each month. This is perceived as a way of an owne...
Hey again guys, OK so many people ask me everyday as a Real Estate Professional my view on the Tallahassee Real Estate Market, and I say....." I think it's great, and we are doing very well". If you ask me I think that it is a great time to buy, especially for first time home buyers. So I have be...
Hey Guys....I found this article today that I think is awesome, as it relates to how you can make the home you live in more functional by utilizing your existing spaces. Many new, future and existing home buyers can sometimes not easily see the hidden potential in certain homes and I love when th...
I have to admit that I have been thinking alot lately about not only the current market and how I can improve buyer knowledge, but really more about first time home buyers and how I can improve their perception and outlook of one of the most important purchases they will ever make. So I found thi...
Creative Ways to Own a HomeBy Summer BanksIf you are struggling financially but still want to own your own home, there are a few creative steps you can take to achieve your goal. Start with a fixer upper. There are many houses out there that are in need of repair, and these houses are generally ...
Numerous closing costs come with any mortgage. There's a fee for an appraisal and a fee for a credit report... and the lender has its fees, too. And don't forget about the attorney fee, title insurance and escrow charges. Closing costs can vary from state to state and province to province, but yo...
I have to say that as an East side resident every time a new business opens up on the East side of town I get really excited about the new growth to the side of town in which I call home. Whether it's a Wal-Mart like the new, huge and beautiful one on Mahan, or Costco, or even a new restaurant, I...

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