Last year, Hurricane Irma barreled through Southwest Florida, causing millions of dollars in damages just in our area. Most people have insurance to cover this damage, but some of the repair work will still need to be covered by money out of pocket. This is commonly called a “rainy day fund” (very literal after a hurricane with lots of flood damage). But, many people don’t even have one. Or, they aren’t sure how much they’re
Zoning is a big trigger word you will hear in the market today. But what does it mean, particularly for new home buyers? Zoning was originally used to predominantly separate residential neighborhoods from industrial ones. But in the past 30 years, communities have used zoning laws in order to prevent new-home booms. That’s because they often want to preserve the look of their neighborhoods, limit the amount of through traffic, and avoid overtaxing social services
Your REALTOR© will tell you that first impressions matter, especially when selling your home. When you plant the For Sale sign in your front yard, it should be in such perfect order that even you would want to buy the house all over again. There are many small, do-it-yourself projects you can do to increase your home’s curb appeal. The best part is that you don’t need to break the bank when you do it.
We all remember when the real estate bubble in Florida burst in 2008. There were mass foreclosures, declarations of Bankruptcy, and homes selling for far below their original market value. Many people blamed the issue on the “Too Big to Fail” economy of the time. It felt like everything was happening and ending all at once. But, now real estate is again a booming market in Florida. Since Hurricane Irma hit our shores in September