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Buyer Beware: 5 Things Sellers Try to Hide from Home Buyers

You’d be amazed at some of the things that sellers try to hide from buyers. Listening to a crowd of real estate agents gossiping over brunch is replete with tales to curl or straighten your hair. Some of the items

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5 Obstacles to Homebuying for Millennials

The kvetching about Millennials continues, but not to worry – the Digitals are next, and GenX is holding the door for you. Your Boomer Uncle (Old Economy) Steve can still hold forth about the younger generations at Thanksgiving while your

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Buyer and Sellers Beware: Permits are Important!

Let’s start off with the law as it stands with regard to permits: 1 Required. Any owner, or contractor who desires to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect,

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Buyer Beware: Does Your House Have a History?

You might not be aware of it, but you may be buying a house with a history. There are certain conditions that a seller is required to disclose before selling a house, and waving these disclosures is a very good

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Tips for Buying a Second Home in Florida

A lot of people would love to have a second home. A favorite vacation spot seems like a natural place to invest your time and money. You’re not alone in wanting to buy a home in your favorite holiday spot,

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Assignment of Benefits in Florida is Out of Control

If the legislature in Tallahassee was a football player, they would be Jim Marshall – the defensive end for the Minnesota Vikings who in 1964 ran 66 yards the wrong way into his own end zone. The legislative session has

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Buyer Beware Polybutylene Pipes and Plumbing

There are words that strike dread into the heart of a real estate agent and one of them is polybutylene.  Once touted as the longer lasting and cheaper alternative to copper pipes, this material was installed in millions of homes

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