2020 Review of Commercial Real Estate

Posted by Debbie Foster // December 16, 2020

Commercial real estate (CRE) has had a very volatile year. At the start of 2020, commercial real estate was well poised for continued growth and expansion with high optimism among all sectors, but the onset of the global pandemic shook the CRE market, turning many sectors upside down and creating uncertainty and concern for short- and long-term performance […]

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Florida Housing Market Predictions for 2021

Posted by Debbie Foster // December 9, 2020

The population will increase The current population of Florida is 21,993,000. With a growth rate of about 1.6%, the number is expected to rise significantly in 2021. Much of the population increase is a result of migration from overseas, as well as from within the US itself. There is especially a large influx of Hispanic […]

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Pro Tips For Fall Decluttering

Posted by Debbie Foster // December 2, 2020

This past spring, when many of us started spending more time at home, a lot of us felt the urge to trim excess belongings and organize our stuff. However, getting clutter out of the house was difficult, because at the start of the pandemic, many charities were closed. Fortunately, organizations like Goodwill, The Salvation Army […]

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Making Your Home A Smart Home From Day One

Posted by Debbie Foster // November 25, 2020

If you’re in the house hunting process right now, there are a lot of things you can do to make sure your new home is a smart one as soon as you move in. But a home can only become as smart as its WiFi is fast. And with many of us working from home, […]

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Home Prices Rising By Double Digits

Posted by Debbie Foster // November 18, 2020

Home prices across the nation continued to defy reason as they sharply headed up—even as the turmoil over a hotly contested presidential election, the coronavirus pandemic, and high unemployment persisted. Unlike during the Great Recession, the median price for single-family homes zoomed up in the third quarter compared with the same period the previous year […]

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Fall Home Maintenance – 8 Things You Should Do Now

Posted by Debbie Foster // November 11, 2020

Ah, fall: The nip of the first chill in the air. The colorful foliage. The pumpkin spice lattes. The pumpkin spice everything.  Oh yeah, and the long list of home maintenance tasks awaiting you at the start of the season. We hate to intrude on your fall bliss, but the postsummer months are a critical time for […]

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Must Have Kitchen Design Elements

Posted by Debbie Foster // November 4, 2020

Countless decisions go into designing a beautiful and functional kitchen — so many that it’s hard to know what to focus on. We asked several design and remodeling professionals what they consider the must-have features in a kitchen, and the following elements came up again and again. Give these areas adequate attention when planning a […]

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Do You Have A Real Estate Attorney? Do You Need One?

Posted by Debbie Foster // October 28, 2020

A REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY is a licensed attorney who specializes in real estate transactions and disputes. A real estate lawyer will prepare or review documents leading up to closing day for a real estate deal on behalf of the buyer or seller. Depending on your state or city, real estate attorneys may be considered a necessary and […]

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Does Your Storage Unit Need To Be Climate Controlled?

Posted by Debbie Foster // October 21, 2020

CLIMATE-CONTROLLED storage is a way to store your belongings that keeps the temperature controlled throughout the year to protect items from exposure to extreme temperatures in summer and winter. Climate-controlled storage is typically kept at a standard room temperature, though there are additional forms of environmental control for storage units that may fit your needs – humidity control, […]

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For Sale By Owner Tips

Posted by Debbie Foster // October 14, 2020

With real estate agents’ commissions often as high as 6 percent of a home’s sale price, it’s tempting to hang out a “For Sale by Owner” sign and save the commission. After all, FSBO would put an additional $16,800 in your pocket if you sell your house for $280,900, the recent median single-family home sale price. […]

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