Archive for the ‘Good to Know…’ Category

FHA Loan Limit Changes Starting 2018!

Monday, January 1st, 2018

In Seminole and Orange Counties,
the FHA loan limits have been raised to $294, 515
for a single family home starting in 2018.

To find out more details and what this means if you are considering an FHA loan, consult your local lender.

Staging Stats

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Here is some great information if you are considering staging your home to sell!

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A WOW Website!

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

If you ever need home design ideas may I suggest this website – www.houzz.com. It is a wonderful site that is easy to use and allows you to search in many different ways for what you are looking to do or purchase.  Enjoy!

You Only Get One Chance…

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

…to make your property look great when you come out of the gate!

It worth waiting a day or even a week, if needed, to make sure everything is done before putting your home on the market.

When It Comes to Paint…

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

People tend to buy in neutrals and decorate in color…

So live in all the color you like, but best to go neutral when selling!

Get a Signed Permit before the Contractor Quits

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

I can’t underscore the importance of this enough…When you have a contractor doing work on your home which requires a permit, the first step is to make sure they get a permit from your local municipality.  The last step is to make sure the permit has a final sign off by that local municipality before your final payment to them. Otherwise, you have an open permit. An open permit means that no one from the local municipality gave their final approval on the contractor’s work.  It can also cause issues for closings as a buyer may not want to take on a property that they are not sure the work was done completely or properly.

When purchasing a home, check the local municipality’s website for the permit history on a property.  Most municipalities in the Central Florida area have these posted on their websites.  Or you can call the local building department of your municipality.  Ideally, you want to see that all the permits have been closed out, meaning they have had a final sign off from the governing city or county.