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South Florida home buyers, now is the TIME to buy…do the math!!!

We are aware of all the investors scooping up properties in  2003, ’04 and even into ’05 with the intention of flipping them, in order to realize a huge profit.  The dilemma they were faced with was one...

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Parkland home buyers, here are your most common mistakes when getting a mortgage!

  When working with buyers, I find they often complain about the complex and frustrating process of obtaining their mortgage.  When I call their mortgage banker to ascertain the problem, certain responses recur.  I...

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Parkland Florida schools ranked 8th in the country!

At one time, Parkland was considered the best kept secret in South Florida.  However, the secret has been out several years now, and numerous S. Florida buyers are concentrating their efforts on this desirable...

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Parkland buyers, what do you need to get a Jumbo Mortgage?

Parkland homebuyers, in my last article, with the assistance of my preferred lender, Justin Miller of Fembi Mortgage, I explained why lenders are extremely cautious ( it may be argued, overly) when approving a home...

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Parkland residents, are you wondering if lenders really want to make loans?

We Parkland realtors are experiencing the same frustrating scenario many realtors are encountering in sunny South Florida.  After we have met with a new, potential buyer, we introduce them to a competent mortgage banker who will ascertain his...

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Disaster stikes at home–water damage, fire or mold–should you tell your insurance company?

Let’s face it, S. Florida homeowners, the cost of homeowner’s insurance is already high in our area, and there are strong indications it will get much higher.  This creates a dilemma: what is a homeowner...

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Buyers, How should you determine your total monthly home payment?

 Needless to say, nearly half the clients with whom I work are buyers, and one of the questions they ALWAYS ask me is, “Bobbi, with EVERYTHING included, what can I expect my monthly home...

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Buyers, you have a choice: FHA versus Conventional Loans

 Working with a few of my recent buyers, I was asked if it would be best for them to obtain an FHA loan or go the Conventional route.  They wanted to know which loan would...

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Parklanders: Homestead your Primary Residence and take advantage of Portability!

I’m not sure why, but for some reason, the city of Parkland has a reputation of having high property taxes.  Buyers often say to me, “I can look in Margate, Coconut Creek or even...

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Emmergency Response Matters at time of Natural or Man-Made Disasters!

None of us wants to face the reality of a home fire, a burst plumbing pipe, or an undetected roof leak which has caused mold growth within our home.  Unfortunately, most of us have either...

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