Home Shopping for the Holidays

Home Shopping for the Holidays

There's always plenty to do during the bustling holiday season with gift shopping, holiday meals to plan and plenty of parties to throw and attend.  Amidst this busy season, plenty of homes are still on the market!  Maybe it's time to treat yourself!  If you are in the market to buy a home, you may want to consider purchasing a home during the "off" season.  Many home buyers wait until the spring or summer to buy.  I see several positives to buying in the winter:

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Convert Between Square Feet and Acres

Convert Between Square Feet and Acres

Each state and local market has a different way of doing things... no surprise there.  One notable difference is the way a lot size is reported in listings.  Some listings may say "between 1/4 and 1/2 acre" whereas others will list "15,159 sq. ft.".  Neither way is right or wrong, but it helps to know how to convert between square feet and acres. . .

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South Florida Property Insurance Rates

Property owners in South Florida can expect even higher insurance rates.  Florida has approved rate increases for two major companies providing insurance in South Florida:  People's Trust and Homeowners Choice.  People's Trust received approval for 16% increases, and Homeowners Choice received approval for an 8% increase.  Click here to read the full article.