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

How to Get What You Deserve from a Home Insurance Claim

Home Insurance Claim

Everyone needs home insurance, but no one wants to need to use it. You know that sometimes bad things do happen and you may need to file a home insurance claim. Storm damage can destroy a home. Sure, maybe it’s just a tree crashing through your roof, but the wind and water damage will extend to many other parts of your home. Besides that, the craziest things can cause a house fire. I heard of one situation where the homeowners were away when their mobile home caught on fire. It was parked close enough to their home to allow the… Read More

What Happens if You Make or Accept an Offer Over List Price?

Over list price offer

You’d think it would be a simple situation. If the buyer really wants one of the Davie homes for sale, they may decide to go over list to get it. The seller is delighted to have such a high offer. They’ll probably accept without a second thought. But, there’s more to it than that. Here’s what you need to know about over list price transactions. When Do Offers Come in Over List Price? Offers come in over list price when there is a lot of competition among buyers in the real estate market. When there is a lot of competition… Read More

Davie Florida Dog Parks

Things to do in Davie

Do you love your dog? There are many people in Davie who do. And, luckily enough, there are Davie Florida dog parks all around the area! Happy Tails Dog Park at Seminole Park – Plantation, Florida This dog park is located in the City of Plantation, just 3.5 miles from the center of Davie. It’s a place where you can meet your friends who are dog lovers themselves, and give both you and your pet some recreation time. The Park hosts the local Police Force’s Plantation Canine Unit. Three different activity areas on five acres of land give you and your… Read More

Home Seller Tips Part Two

Home seller tips

You probably read the first entry in this two-part series on home seller tips, Don’t List Your Home Until You’ve Checked These Home Seller Guidelines. This post will wrap up the list of thing home sellers need to do before they list their home. Addressing the things listed below will take some time and effort. However, you’ll be glad you followed the guidelines because you’ll get offers more quickly and at a higher price. Home Seller Tips #1: Check for permits for renovations If you have done any renovations or updates to your Davie or Broward County home, make sure you… 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

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

How Accurate are Zillow Zestimates?

Zillow Zestimates

It’s a proven fact that the majority of homebuyers start their home search online.  One of the more well-known sites for home information is Zillow.  Zillow provides a range of tools for homebuyers, including Zestimates, which are Zillow’s best estimate of a home’s value.  Should you make decisions based on a Zestimate?  Here are the things to consider. How Zillow Calculates an Estimate of a Home’s Value Zillow uses an automated system to prepare estimates for over 100 million home in the U.S.  Given the sheer volume of estimates it tracks, Zillow must use a calculation based on a range… Read More