Monday, November 22, 2021 / by Flr Team
Amidst the holidays, and a time of giving, many are looking for ways to help out in their communities and those that are in need. Our team at Florida Lifestyle Realty is partnered with an organization, Housing for Homeless, that does this on a daily basis. They provide the homeless of Brevard with support services and safe housing solutions that enable them to move from their care into their own affordable housing.
During this season of giving, Housing for Homeless is organizing a non-perishable food drive for homeless and low-income Veterans. Please help us fight hunger and bring food stability to our homeless and less fortunate Veterans this holiday season by donating non-perishable food goods. Here is a list of accepted donations:
Healthy snacks (granola bars, nuts, dried and canned fruits, etc.)
Rice, pasta and pasta sauce (no glass)
Breakfast items (cereal, oatmeal, poptarts, etc.)
Soups, stews, chili and broths
Peanut butter and jelly
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Tuesday, November 16, 2021 / by Flr Team
Reality is, there are many groups in this world that you can join to make yourself feel like you’re part of the community. For example, if you love sports and want to be a part of something bigger than yourself, then join your local team’s fan club. There are also committees that work with charities or underprivileged communities; these groups often need volunteers so it’s an easy way to give back! But what about real estate? What makes being involved in the industry important?
The first reason you should join a Board of Realtors’ committee is to stay up-to-date on laws, forms, marketing, software and other factors that cause our industry to change. Why not be prepared for the future by gaining knowledge on what changes are ahead?
The networking that comes with it is the second benefit. When you get involved in committees, you may come across realtors and business partners that you wouldn’t have met otherwise. Interacting with individuals from di; ...
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / by Flr Team
If you’re looking to buy or sell a home, you’ve probably heard about the rising home prices. While this is great news for home sellers, what does the future hold? Will prices continue to rise with time, or are they expected to fall?
It’s important to note that home prices have increased for several straight months. After surveying over 100 economists, investment strategists, and housing market analysts, their five-year projections indicate that the market may slow down, but prices are expected to continue to rise, just not at the same pace we’ve seen over the last year.
What does this mean for you?
What experts are predicting for the years ahead is more in line with the historical norm for appreciation.
If you’re a buyer, don’t expect a sudden or drastic drop in home prices, it’s likely to not happen. Instead, think about your homeownership goals and consider purchasing a home before prices rise further.
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Thursday, November 4, 2021 / by Flr Team
When you get the inspector’s report back for a home, the list can often be overwhelming and leave you wondering if you should back out of buying the home altogether. But, many of the “problems” could actually be relatively simple fixes that won’t break the bank.
Here are a few easy fixes that you can make after you close:
Home inspectors typically test every single outlet and light switch in a home, and sometimes they come across one or two that don’t work. Before hiring an electrician to take a closer look, try swapping out the light bulb. In some instances. A light could be written up as faulty when it could just be a dead lightbulb.
Your inspector may identify a leaky faucet, but you can typically solve this problem with a little online research. Or, if the faucet is simply old, replacing it may address the issue too, and with a little youtubing, it can be surprisingly easy to do.
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Wednesday, October 27, 2021 / by Flr Team
The pandemic only hindered the housing market temporarily, as the market came back hotter than ever! According to the National Association of Realtors, the median home price in August 2021 was $356,700, up 14.9% from August 2020.
Inventory for sale dropped significantly since the pandemic started, and never quite came back to normal. At the same time, buyers looking for a home slowed down during the period of quarantine, but then came back to normal. The number of homes for sale hasn’t quite caught up to the number of buyers, hence making us where we are at with the market right now.
It’s easy to feel the pressure to buy when houses are getting snapped up all around you, but does that mean you should jump right in or is it better to wait out the hot housing market, waiting for it to calm down?
Don’t Let the Fear of Missing Out Drive You
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