Buyers, Your First Home

Tips for First-Time Homebuyers: How to Start Your Home Search

A frequently asked question from first-time homebuyers is:  How can I start my home search even if I won’t be financially ready until next year? There are two ways to get started: start online research and visit open houses. To begin online research, pick a home search site (Zillow, Realtor.com, etc.) and open an account.  Start going through the map…

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Jacksonville Real Estate Market Update – September 2017

Hurricane Irma Slows the Jacksonville Market September saw a large dip in new listings and continued low inventory.  Homebuyer demand, however, continues to be strong.  Check out the numbers below and click to see how your specific neighborhood fared this month: – Homeowners added 2,271 new listings to the market, the lowest number for any month this year and 20.9% less than September 2016.…

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5 Ways to Prepare Your Home For Sale

11 minutes. That is the average time a homebuyer spends touring.  In those 660 seconds, the buyer is judging whether the home makes the cut.  A seller needs to hook the buyer emotionally within those 11 minutes to attract an offer. Unfortunately, the biggest obstacle to creating the ideal environment for the buyer is: the seller.  You, the seller, have…

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Jacksonville Real Estate Market Update – August 2017

Shortage of Inventory Creates Frustrated Buyers August continued to see limited inventory and strong buyer interest. Increasing prices and a shortage of inventory are frustrating buyers since they cannot always find or afford what they want. Our brokerage estimates the inventory shortage may continue for the next year or two.  Below are some interesting stats on top markets: Click to read NEFAR’s…

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Buyers, Your First Home

Are You Pre-Approved For A Mortgage?

Starting the loan application is the first step to finding your first home. Credit unions, mortgage brokers, and banks are the main institutions you can contact for a mortgage. To decide if you qualify, mortgage companies need documents proving your ability to repay the loan. Preparing a folder beforehand will speed up the process, making it easier to price shop…

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Top 5 Real Estate Articles (8/11/17)

Snake People, Baby Boomers, and the 10-year anniversary of the housing crisis make an interesting week in real estate.  1. Baby Boomers Who Refuse to Sell Are Dominating the Housing Market (From Bloomberg) Two generations are pitted against each other in the real estate market.  As millennials start out on their own, they are battling a shortage of affordable inventory.  People…

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Jacksonville Real Estate Market Update – July 2017

Inventory Woes=Opportunity Jacksonville continues to experience a shortage of inventory.  With only 3.5 months of inventory available for sale, buyers are struggling to find affordable homes and often are in multiple offer situations.  The shortage caused the median sales price to increase 11% over last year and 12% of sellers are getting above asking price. Additionally most homes are closing in…

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Top 5 Real Estate Articles (8/4/2017)

Don’t have time to stay on top of the real estate market? Stay informed with this week’s top five real estate articles! 1.   Home Improvement Spending Soars 2.   More Millennials list Dogs than Marriage or Children as Factor in Home-buying Decision 3.  This House had 22 Offers. Why did the Owners not Take the Highest? 4.   New…

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Who is Agent Millennial?

I am a Realtor in Jacksonville, FL and work under Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty.  I began my real estate career at the beginning of 2014 but have had a passion for real estate since I was a child. Unlike most families, I grew up in a household that regularly invested in real estate. My dad, a real estate…

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5 Ways to save for a downpayment
Buyers, Your First Home

5 Ways to Save For a Downpayment

*Note: I am not a certified financial advisor or planner. I am sharing my personal experience. Please consult a financial expert to determine the best path for you. 1. Create a Home  Down Payment Fund. 2. Be Realistic. 3. Rent a Cheaper Place.  4. Analyze Your Expenses. 5. Learn to Live on One Income. 50 Million households spend 50% of their income…

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Why Agent Millennial?

We spend +18 years in school taking a schedule of classes deemed necessary to succeed in the adult workforce: trigonometry, chemistry, foreign languages.  We graduate with a high school diploma; others gain a bachelors and even a masters.   We end our school careers with this piece of card stock that says in curly letters that we are ready! How to buy…

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