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Get to know a property before you buy and invest in a home

Residential real estate can be a great investment and a good way to save and invest money in yourself. Instead of renting each month, you'll be putting money toward the home, which will add up over time and create a solid investment.

Florida in first place with first-time homeowners

Florida has been the first to do many things, but right now it's the first in the nation for first-time homebuyers. A recent report shows that first-time homebuyers are taking up the largest portion of the market in 2018, and Florida is benefiting significantly.

Florida's residential real estate booming

If you're looking to buy or sell a home, something that is important to you is if the economy is stable and if the housing market is going to continue to climb. You don't want to purchase a home when prices are high, and similarly, you don't want to sell a home when you'd get less money out of it.

Here's what to do if you find undisclosed material defects

A lack of disclosure is a serious problem for people who have just purchased a home. Without disclosing an issue, there is no way for someone to know about serious problems that a home has. Finding out about these home defects after the sale is frustrating, and it's something many people have to deal with.

Common issues you can encounter with a residential title

The title of your home is one of the most important documents with your name on it. This document is proof that you own the property that you stake claim in, but there are problems that can arise in Collier County. Today, we will discuss the most common title issues you can encounter as a homeowner.

Do you have to tell buyers that you think your house is haunted?

Haunted houses can be fun, exciting and frightening around Halloween. However, if you've experienced some strange and seemingly inexplicable things around your home that you suspect could be the spirit of a former resident, it's best to keep it to yourself — or at least not to widely share your suspicions. It could pose a problem when you decide to sell.

Avoid falling victim to common scams when moving house

Most people think they're too savvy to be taken in by a scam. However, if you are buying or selling a home for the first time in a while, you'd be surprised at how sophisticated some of these scammers are. You need to learn about some of the most common scams, as well as tips to help avoid becoming a victim.

Affordable LGBT senior housing complex coming to South Florida

South Florida is one of the most popular areas in the country for people to retire. Many of those retiring seniors are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT). That group is growing. By 2030, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that there will be 7 million LGBT people over 50 years old.

Florida homeownership rate hits new low

Experts often look at the health of a state's housing market to help determine how well its economy is doing. As Governor Rick Scott runs for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Senator Bill Nelson, he is touting the state's economic strength. However, Florida has reached a record low in an important indicator -- the rate of homeownership.

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