Archive for the ‘Good to Know…’ Category

They Help You & Others!

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

If you are moving or just doing some spring cleaning, here are 3 wonderful organizations that will come to your front door to pick up household goods you no longer want.

Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida
407-841-6855

www.bgccf.org

Habitat for Humanity
407-645-4408

​www.habitatwpm.org
​(This is the site and phone number for Winter Park and Maitland office.  If you go to the site and put in your zip code, it will pull up an office near you.)

The Mustard Seed
407-875-2040

www.mustardseedfla.org

This one has many benefits…
-Easily getting rid of items no longer wanted
-Donating goods to help someone else
-Receiving a tax donation for doing so!

Get a Signed Permit before the Contractor Quits

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

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 your municipality before your final payment to the contractor. 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 purchase 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 better yet, call the building department of your local 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 entity.

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!