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Contingencies used in real estate contracts

Coming to an agreement on the sale or purchase of a new home can be exhilarating and scary all at the same time. Deciding that it's time to enter the real estate market in Collier County, Florida, is not easy. You need to make an informed decision before putting pen to paper. You also need to know the types of contingencies that can be included in a real estate contract.

Florida among states with most mortgage application fraud risk

A recent study found that Florida is among the top three riskiest states for mortgage application fraud. That's according to the more current Mortgage Fraud Report from the global property information and analytics company CoreLogic. Moreover, Tampa Bay came in eighth among metro areas across the country for application fraud risk.

Selling your home? Be honest and thorough in disclosures

Whether you're buying or selling a home, you'll be inundated with disclosures and other documents. Most of them are digitized now, so you won't have to sift through mounds of paper as you would have done decades ago. However, it's essential to read and understand them nonetheless.

'Snowbirds' are raising Florida property values in unlikely areas

South Florida has long been a winter destination for "snowbirds" from points north who prefer to bask in our sun and warmth rather than dodge snow drifts, icy sidewalks and sub-zero temperatures at home. According to a recently-released report by, that trend shows no signs of slowing down, and it's having a positive effect on real estate values.

Do you understand the expenses of buying your first home?

As you begin to shop for your first home, it's only natural to focus some of your time and attention on the financial side of things. Like many, you turn your attention to the actual price of the property. You know how much you can afford to spend, and you do your best to stick with this number.

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