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Real Estate Agent - La Rosa Realty, LLC. - SL3246400
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Right now buyers and sellers alike are frustrated. Real estate is moving slowly due to the restrictions imposed by social distancing.What that means is that while a few homes will be sold now, when the current health threat has passed, we should see buyers flooding into the market. Instead of wai...
05/01/2020
Today, many agents are recommending a pre-listing home inspection, for a few good reasons.A pre-listing inspection: Gives buyers an added level of confidence over and above the seller’s property condition report  Alerts sellers to problems that can or should be addressed prior to listing  Allows ...
03/17/2020
SUCCESSFUL SHORT TERM RENTAL HOME IN THE DISNEY AREA! Fully furnished, 4 bedroom/3 bath pool home in Southern Dunes golf community! This vacation home is an easy transition to a new owner with bookings to convey. Step through the front door to an open living and dining room floor plan. The kitche...
02/21/2020
  Every home mortgage loan requires closing costs. These costs are separate from the money that will go to the seller at closing.   First there are lender fees such as processing and underwriting fees. Then there are non-lender fees, which include title insurance premiums, appraisal fees, inspec...
02/18/2020
You know that when you want your home to sell quickly and for top dollar, you need to fix-up, declutter, and clean everything until it sparkles. You may even want to stage the home. But that’s not all you need to do.The final step, which is the easiest, is to get out of your Orlando home while it...
01/28/2020
That’s understandable, especially if you had houseguests or if you have children with vacation activities to juggle with your own work and holiday preparations. It can all become a bit “much.”But now… the New Year is only a few days away. If you’re serious about selling, it’s time to get moving.A...
12/27/2019
We’re almost into the holidays, hard to believe! How can that affect the presentation of your Orlando home for sale?You have the opportunity to make your house stand out on the block with some colorful décor. Who doesn't stop for a beat and think "That's nice" when they see corn stalks, pumpkins,...
10/28/2019
You are if you’ve covered these first important steps:  Your finances are in order. You’ve put your credit in good shape, and  you’ve saved some money for a down payment, closing costs, and moving  in.  Yes, it’s true that some loan programs will get you in with no down payment. And in some cases...
05/14/2019
Your Orlando / Central Florida home is under contract. Now you get to wait (and possibly worry) until the home inspection and appraisal are complete.Are you ready for that home inspection?  If you’re like most homeowners, the answer could be “No.”Even if your home is sparkling clean, it may not o...
04/28/2019
It might. And the wrong paint color can certainly make it harder for you to sell.First, look at the exterior. If the paint is in good condition, consider power washing to remove the dust and give it new energy. Can you tell if you need a new coat of paint? If your hand is chalky after swiping the...
03/09/2019
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