simply florida real estate tips and advice: Pros of Painting - 09/16/14 02:23 AM
Whether you’re selling your house to move up or scale down, your home will need some sprucing up before you begin to let strangers through the front door. Many experts suggest painting to help sell your house, especially if the paint currently on your walls is dark or personalized to go with your own tastes. You might think that this is a lot of work to do just so you can sell your house, but there is more than just the esthetic reasons for painting, there is also the psychological impact that colors have on people.
Fresh paint gives new life … (2 comments)

simply florida real estate tips and advice: Fixer Upper or Lost Cause - 09/16/14 01:44 AM
Amazing transformations can take place when a couple buy an older home and pour their heart and soul into renovating it and turning it into a gem. If you want to try your hand at fixing up an older property that you believe is a diamond in the rough, how do you know that the property you’re buying isn’t going to cause more headaches than it’s worth? The fastest way to get all the information about what your fixer upper needs is a home inspection. Home inspections will inform you about the structures pitfalls and bonuses. But when should you walk away? … (2 comments)

simply florida real estate tips and advice: How to Declutter Before Showing Your Home - 09/16/14 12:40 AM
You’ve listed your house and now you’ve got to get ready to show it off in pictures, tours and an open house. If your house is less than tidy, you need to do some serious house cleaning, an unclean house can be a deal breaker for prospective buyers. Don’t start panicking we’ve got some tips to help you tidy your house and prepare to move all at the same time.
Have you ever heard the saying clean like you’re going to move? Well that’s precisely what you’re going to do. Start with your paper waste, set aside papers to be shredded, … (0 comments)

simply florida real estate tips and advice: After the Home Inspection - 09/05/14 02:40 AM
If you’re looking to buy or sell a home and you want to know how much the house is worth you can conduct a home inspection. Unless the home has just been built, you should expect to see some sort of list come back from the inspector with recommendations for repairs. When this happens don’t get upset because you though the house was in perfect condition, take time to read the list and see what the inspection found. Some repairs are minor and can be dealt with by an unlicensed handyman, other types of repairs are more serious and will require licensed contractors.
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simply florida real estate tips and advice: Pros and Cons of Remodeling - 08/22/14 07:49 AM
Remodeling your home can be exciting, picking out new materials and giving your living space a new life, or perhaps a chance to make a personal statement in your home. Remodeling can have positive returns when you go to sell you home, but there are times when remodeling might actually make selling your home harder. Here are some helpful guide lines and tips to help you make wise remodeling decisions.
This pretty much applies to any room in your home, it doesn’t matter how much you spend on a remodel, it doesn’t equate to a higher asking price when you list … (1 comments)

simply florida real estate tips and advice: Mortgage Basics - 08/14/14 04:19 AM
Here is the basic information you need to know about securing a mortgage. These steps will help you identify your preparedness and ability to get a mortgage. A mortgage is money that the bank lends to individuals to pay for a house. Although a person’s name appears on the deed, the bank essentially owns the dwelling until the loan has been completely paid off. Even if a property has been remortgaged, the house is not outright owned by the person named on the deed until the loan has been fully repaid.
Before getting your paper work together you must first get … (1 comments)

simply florida real estate tips and advice: The Probate Process - 05/23/14 02:45 AM
One instance of transferring deeds and titles outside of a direct home sale is if you’ve had a home willed to you. This could be your opportunity to become a first time home owner, upgrade to a bigger house, or have a rental property. In any of these cases before you can do anything with the house or property you need to transfer the title and deed into your name. The following are the steps you need to take in order to transfer the deed into your name.
Beginning the processTo begin the transfer you need to submit the death certificate … (1 comments)