modern_home_interior Once you've made the decision to put your home on the market, you may wonder where to begin in terms of getting it ready. With so much competition in the marketplace, it is critical that your home show beautifully. Here are some tips to ensure that your home is appealing to buyers.

  1. Depersonalize. When buyers come into your home, it's important that they be able to see themselves living there. Your personal items may detract from their ability to do so. Remove family photos and knick-knacks.
  2. Declutter. Less is definitely more when it comes to selling a home. Not only should you remove personal clutter like your family's coats and shoes, but you should also really minimize the items on shelves, counters and walls. Pick a few of your most…

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longwood_florida_real_estate_250Longwood is one of the best places to live in central Florida, especially for families. This is truly a community that offers a quiet living style, but still retains access to everything a family could want in a community.

Longwood has long attracted visitors, but really began to boom after 1971, when Walt Disney World opened. Longwood is located close enough to Disney World to allow it to be a great commuter town for Disney employees, but far enough away to allow locals to escape crowds during the tourist season.

Longwood has many different home styles to appeal to different types of buyers. There are lots of families in Longwood, so you'll find lots of single-family homes, many with the enclosed swimming pool room that Central Florida is so famous…

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lake_mary_signProspective homebuyers in the Orlando area should definitely consider Lake Mary as a great potential option. Lake Mary is one of the best places for a family, couple, or single person to call home for many reasons. Here are 20 reasons to consider Lake Mary as you choose a Central Florida Community.

  1. CNN/Money Magazine ranked Lake Mary as the number 1 town in Florida. In 2007, it was ranked as the number 4 best place to live in America.
  2. Lake Mary offers warm weather year round.
  3. Lake Mary housing prices are near an all time low, so you can afford a great home in a great town.
  4. Lake Mary is home to many golf courses, including Timacuan Golf and Country Club, rated one of the best in Florida.
  5. Lake Mary schools are also among the best in Florida.

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Eastshore Investment, LLC would like to announce the merger of its subsidiary, Realty Executives Seminole and Dave Brewer Realty, Inc. The announcement of the merger was made the morning of February 1, 2011 and received an overwhelmingly positive response from both the sales agents of  Dave Brewer Realty and the agents of Realty Executives.

The merger is truly a win-win transaction. Both organizations have similar core values, culture, and vision but each complements the other with the types of benefits that they can provide to their agents and clients.

Dave Brewer Realty has long been the publisher of the popular real estate publication The Perfect Home Guide which features high end properties in Seminole county. Subsequent to the merger, the…

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financial_facts_548There are quite a few things addendums cover these days in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac deals. Most importantly, they have to do with the as-is nature of all of the sales. One of those things you should directly understand is how condo and home owner association documents. Most bank addendums place the burden for obtaining documents and financials on you the buyer. You need to locate these documents to make a wise investment. The problem however, is that many management companies will not release the financial information to non-owners or to a title agent. It can definitely create a problem where you can't get something you need until you're starting the closing process.

If you can't find this information, then you're accepting more risk in some cases…

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Everyone has heard the expression, "A Man's Home is His Castle." While some realize that phrase had its day, others haven't quite come to terms with it yet. The phrase harks back to Cicero in ancient Rome, and has a cameo in English Common Law, but in Kissimmee, Florida real estate, you can have your phrase and live it too. As of December 3, 2010 a castle luxury home is up for sale in Kissimmee, Florida just under $1.5 Million US.

Don't let its old world charm fool you. This lavish home, or castle we should say, has everything you'd expect in a modern luxury home with a recent re-model. With plenty of land, thoughtful interior design, and the ability to give you the instant one-up in any conversation about who has the most regal home - literally -…

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