Could You Become a Victim of Real Estate Wire Fraud?

Real Estate Wire Fraud

Yes, you could. According to the FBI’s 2018 Internet Crime Report, Americans lost roughly $150,000,000 in real estate scams. One of the most popular is real estate wire fraud, and it doesn’t matter how smart you are, it’s easy to get taken in. Read on to learn the things you can do to protect yourself. How Does Real Estate Wire Fraud Start? Let’s say you’re a cybercriminal and you want to find out who is in the process of buying or selling a home. How difficult would it be? You could look on the MLS, Zillow, Trulia, and any other… Read More

Catching Up to the Light Bulb Evolution

LED bulbs

If you’re anything like me, light bulbs aren’t high on your list of things to think about. So, you may be suffering the same pain that I am trying to buy them. Here’s what you need to know to get up to speed. The Evolution of the Light Bulb Actually, the U.S. stopped manufacturing incd bulbs on January 1, 2014. That’s because Congress passed a law in 2007 about energy efficiency, and incd bulbs stopped meeting the federal requirements as of 2014. But, we all know that incd bulbs were available in stores long after the date when they could… Read More

Thinking of Buying a Davie For Sale By Owner?

Davie for sale by owner

If you’re thinking of buying Davie homes for sale, the odds are that you’ve been driving through neighborhoods in the area. And, you may come across for sale by owner (FSBO) signs in your travels. The question you need to ask yourself is whether you should consider buying a Davie for sale by owner, and if you do, how can you protect yourself? What You Need to Know about FSBO Sellers Why would someone sell a home on their own? One of the big advantages that is often mentioned is that the seller won’t need to pay a fee to… Read More

Best Practices for Caring for Your Davie Swimming Pool

Davie Swimming Pool

Homeowners in Davie and surrounding areas love their swimming pools. With the weather in the Davie area, a pool is a comfort on a hot day. It’s also an excellent place to entertain by extending your home into the outside. Caring for a pool isn’t difficult, but there are things you need to keep in mind to make your outdoor living area a true oasis. Use the Right Chemicals in Your Davie Swimming Pool If you own a pool, you know that you need to keep the water free from bacteria and algae. However, each pool has its own needs,… Read More

Don’t List Your Home Until You’ve Checked These Home Seller Guidelines

Home Seller Guidelines

Some people think that all they need to do to put their home on the market is call their Davie REALTORS. Those people will have a harder time getting their home sold quickly and at a market price. If you want to sell your home with the least amount of stress, make sure you check the home seller guidelines below. Divorce your home. If you’ve lived in your home for relatively long period of time, you’ve probably grown fond of it. While you have reasons to move, you may still hold your existing home close to your heart. This will… Read More

What You Need to Know About a Florida HOA

What you need to know about a Florida HOA

If you’re buying real estate in Davie, Florida, there may be a Home Owners Association (HOA) in the area, regardless of whether you’re buying a single family home or a condominium. A Florida HOA will have an impact on your enjoyment of your home and your pocketbook. Therefore, it’s important that you investigate the HOA before making any final decisions about your purchase. Here’s what you need to know. What is an HOA? If you live in a community that has amenities used by everyone in the neighborhood, such as swimming pools and security gates, you probably will have an… Read More

Take a Day Cruise Near Davie Florida!

Day Cruise

Want to get out on the water?  Fort Lauderdale is in Broward County. Its nickname is the “Venice of America” because of its complex canal system that puts many residents on waterfront property. Many of the day cruises dock less than 15 miles from downtown Davie. Therefore, while Davie is landlocked, you’re never too far away from the Atlantic Ocean and a variety of water activities. Jungle Queen River Cruises This company runs a variety of cruises, including 90 minute sightseeing cruises, evening cruises with dinner and a show, and afternoon cruises, including a stop at Jungle Queen’s private island…. Read More

9 Warning Signs to Look for in a New Home

Warning signs for new home

If you’re buying Davie real estate, you need to keep an eye out for basic problems when you look at a home for sale. You certainly can’t do a complete inspection – it’s not worth your time since you’ll have a complete inspection if you get serious about a house, and you don’t have the skills. However, there are some things you can be on the lookout for to help you evaluate a home. If you find something you think is a problem, that may not be a reason to eliminate the home from consideration, but it gives you a… Read More

How to Perk Up a Stale Kitchen in Davie Florida

Kitchen Design

If you live in Davie, you’ll see a wide range of kitchen designs. Some are all about coastal or Florida design, while others could be kitchens located anywhere. If your kitchen is feeling a bit stale, customize it in a way that puts your personal stamp on it. Look for ways to use textures, patterns, materials and unique colors. Colors Many cooks prefer to have neutral walls and clean lines in their kitchens. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t create an accent wall with a splash of color. The 2018 color of the year is purple. If you’re brave, you… Read More

5 Tips for Finding the Home of Your Dreams

Tips to find your dream home

Spring is here and many homebuyers are going to be looking at Davie real estate over the coming months. If you’re going to be looking for a new home, there’s one thing you’ll soon discover if you didn’t know it already: The home of your dreams isn’t going to meet all your needs and wants. Unless you build a custom home, every home you look at will likely be missing something on your list of needs and wants. You’ll find that you can adjust your list, but some things aren’t worth the compromise. The tips below will help you make… Read More