Simply Florida Real Estate Blog


Why Do Appraisals Matter in Real Estate Transactions?

November 24th, 2015 by

Real Estate AppraiserIf a buyer wants to borrow money to purchase a home, they will typically go through a rigorous mortgage application process. This could involve investigating their bank statements, their employment history, their criminal record and their credit rating. While this is common knowledge for most people, what you might not realize is that the property itself goes through an equally rigorous vetting process. The appraisal is when an unbiased professional views the property and determines its value. [...] Read More

5 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Foreclosure

November 20th, 2015 by

Foreclosed Houses A foreclosure is any home whose previous owner defaulted on the mortgage, resulting in the property being owned by the lender. This means that instead of dealing with an ordinary seller or a builder, you’ll likely be dealing with a bank. I often help clients buy foreclosed homes, and there are definitely some great deals to be found in Central Florida and throughout the country. Before taking the plunge and committing to a foreclosure, however, keep these five tips in mind that can guide you through the process of buying a foreclosed home. [...] Read More

7 Benefits of Using a Local Experienced Realtor When Buying a Home

November 17th, 2015 by

RealtorEven if you’ve purchased several homes in the past, buying a new home can feel like a big┬áchallenge. This is especially true if you’re planning to buy a home in a new area, as you might not know which neighborhoods are best for your needs or what the local school systems are like. Thankfully, partnering with a local experienced realtor like me can make a tremendous difference in your home search. [...] Read More

What to Love About Buying a Home and Living in Lake Nona

November 13th, 2015 by

Beautiful Home on Lake As a real estate professional in Central Florida, I always get excited when showing homes in the Lake Nona area. Situated just south of Downtown Orlando, Lake Nona is an extensive planned community that occupies more than 7,000 acres and offers incredible amenities as well as access to nearby attractions. Whether you’re a single professional, a family with young children or a retired couple, here are just some of the reasons I know you’ll love buying a home and living in Lake Nona, Florida. [...] Read More

Smart Ways to Remodel Your Home to Sell

November 10th, 2015 by

Woman Painting Home InterioorIf you’re putting your home on the market, you need to make changes for a fast sale. However, you don’t want to pour money into the house that you can never get back. Here are some of the top projects you should invest in when you’re remodeling your home to sell it. [...] Read More

6 Advantages of Having an Experienced Realtor When Selling Your Home

November 6th, 2015 by

Young Couple In Front Of Sold Real Estate SignWhen it comes to selling a home, there is no question that a partnership with a realtor can make all the difference. From advertising the home and marketing it to the right audience to setting the right price and negotiating, a realtor will reduce stress for the seller and ensure that they walk away from the property with the money they deserve. [...] Read More

Why Florida is Perfect for Your Active Lifestyle

November 2nd, 2015 by

Active Seniors Ready For A Tennis MatchEvery year, I help a number of individuals purchase property in Florida and move to the Sunshine State. Whether you’re retired and in search of an active lifestyle or you’re a young professional eager to get into outdoor sports, Florida is the perfect place to call home. [...] Read More

What’s in Store for the Holidays in Celebration?

October 30th, 2015 by

Dad and Baby at ChristmasAs a Florida resident, one of the things I love most about the holiday season is the lack of cold weather. Yes, the temperatures begin to dip, but there is still plenty of sunshine and countless ways to stay active in the gorgeous outdoor climate. However, that doesn’t mean that the holiday spirit isn’t still alive and well in Central Florida. [...] Read More

4 Great Orlando Communities for Single Homeowners

October 27th, 2015 by

Young Friends Having A Good TimeWhether you’re a single professional ready to upgrade your existing home or you’re eager to make your first home purchase on your own, I can help you navigate the exciting property market of Central Florida. [...] Read More

Everything That’s Great About Living in Kissimmee, Florida

October 22nd, 2015 by

Family Fun OutdoorsEven if you’re not a Florida native, like I am, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard of Kissimmee. Home to the spring training hubs for major baseball teams, theme parks like Disney World and tourist activities like airboat rides and alligator farms, Kissimmee is a top destination for travelers in search of the very best that Florida has to offer. [...] Read More