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REALTORS® Take You from Start to Finish

When we are not watching real estate programs on television, my family enjoys the show “American Ninja Warrior.” On this show, weekend warriors and professional athletes alike brave an obstacle course full of pitfalls, endurance tests, and a host of other human-created entrapments. Likewise, selling a home can feel like an obstacle course, but smart sellers and buyers employ the …

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Fence Me In

A fence can be a significant factor in the marketability and value of a home. Much of this depends on the location, who the target buyer is, and what value segment the home falls in.

In some neighborhoods, a fence is almost necessary in order to have any privacy; in others, it might not be allowed, or there could be …

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Attached or Detached?

My first home purchase was in 1993; interest rates were 7% and I was a first-time home buyer with limited funds. After consulting with a local lender and talking with a local REALTOR®, I settled on a maximum purchase price of $70,000. The two options at that price point, in the area I targeted, was either a semi-attached home (townhome, …

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Square footage price is only one factor to consider

Our phone rings everyday with questions regarding the local real estate market. I enjoy the conversations, helping people make decisions and often learning as much from them as they learn from me.

The most common question we get is about one simple calculation, the ratio of price per square foot in the valuation of a home. The square footage used …

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2017 Could Be the Year to Buy

Why should you buy a home in Leon County in 2017?

I’ve been an appraiser and Realtor in Leon County for over 20 years, it is part of my job to track and study our local market. In my opinion, 2017 is the best time to buy a home in Leon County for several reasons. Interest rates are scheduled to …

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