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Wednesday, June 9, 2021   /   by Flr Team

Moving in 2021

With today’s housing market being as crazy as it is, homeowners are feeling more rushed than ever. Homes are closing much faster which in return creates an overwhelming rush to get things packed up and ready to move. We connected with Dan from Tropic Moving in Melbourne, FL about how his recent experience has been with clients lately. 


Here are a few of his most commonly asked questions:

In this current housing market, what is it like for someone to get a mover? 
A lot of clients are calling before they even list the property as they anticipate the process will move fast.

How far out do they need to schedule a mover from Tropic Moving? 
The end of the month is a more hectic time and depending on how large or small the move is can determine that. It would be best to book with them a couple days to a week in advance. But it all depends on the move.

Is there any prepping the clients should do to ensure a seamless moving experience?
Tropic Moving can c; ...

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Thursday, June 3, 2021   /   by Flr Team

Closing Cost Reality

Closing costs are tallied up just as you’re finalizing your mortgage and about to take over the property title.  Most of them are paid by the buyer, but the seller may be on the hook for a few too. Although interest rates are at a historic low, closing costs can be significant so you should factor that into your home-buying budget. Here’s some things you should know to avoid any last-minute surprises. 


What exactly are mortgage closing costs?
Closing costs are the upfront fees charged to secure a loan and transfer the ownership of a property. They cover a lot of the behind-the-scenes transactions and paper pushing. The realtors, bank, title company, appraisers and document-drafting lawyers all need to get paid. The buyer typically pays most of these costs. However, this can vary among states and from deal to deal. 


What exactly do closing costs pay for?
Depending on your particular transaction and interest rates, your closing costs would incl ...

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021   /   by Flr Team

Listing Your Home in 2021? Here’s What to Know

It’s a great time to be a home seller. Homes are selling fast and for a premium but that doesn’t mean you can just jump into the market without being prepared. Knowing what to expect can position you to make the most out of this seller’s market.


This current market is playing a role in how many people are deciding to list their home. In fact, 45% of those planning to sell in the next 18 months say recent changes to the housing market have spurred them to sell earlier than planned. If you are one of the homeowners getting ready to be on the side of this strong seller’s market, here is what you need to know. 


You Might Be Able to Skip Pre Sale Home Improvements
More than 4 in 5 homeowners who want to sell in the next 18 months say they plan to spend money on major repairs or renovations to make their home more appealing to potential buyers prior to selling. Home buyers are stalking real estate listings and jumping on those that even get close to ch; ...

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Monday, May 10, 2021   /   by Flr Team

You can still secure a low mortgage rate on your next home

Are you one of the many people eager to list your house for sale to purchase your next dream home? If you are nodding yes, then read on to find out why right now is the best time to secure a low mortgage rate that will be great for you. 


Mortgage rates this year have started to slowly climb above the recent record-breaking lows. Most homeowners who are planning to move, may have felt like they missed the chance to score a great rate on their next mortgage but honestly, there is still time to secure a good rate below the historic norm. 

Here’s why:

With rates taking a slight dip over the past two weeks and inventory of homes for sale remaining low, homeowners today are sitting in the optimal seat to sell. What’s the advantage of selling your home now? Securing a low mortgage rate on your next home. While also having a huge market full of home buyers. A lot of buyers are trying to secure the lowest rate possible, but it's important to remember that today&2 ...

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Monday, May 3, 2021   /   by Flr Team

4 Tips to Maximize the Sale of Your Home

With the housing inventory incredibly low, homeowners are in a great position to sell today because it gives them leverage to sell for the best possible terms, and it fuels a steady rise in home prices. 

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) , homes are typically on the market for just 18 short days. Despite the fact that the market has it’s advantages to sellers, there are still steps you can take to prepare your house to shine so you get the greatest possible return. 

Keep it Clean
In addition to decluttering, it is important that you keep your house neat and tidy. Prior to a buyer coming to view your home, be sure to pick up toys, make the bed, and wash the dishes. Also, ensure your home smells fresh and clean. Buyers will remember the smell of your house and according to a NAR report, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms of the house to focus on to attract more buyers. 

Make Buyers Feel at Home
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