Using Moving Containers vs Hiring a Traditional Moving Company: Pros and Cons

Moving containers vs movers

In the past, unless you were going to move yourself, a traditional moving company was about your only other alternative. Today, you have another alternative with companies that offer moving containers. So, which alternative is best for you? There are pros and cons to any solution, so you’ll need to research the options and decide which one works best for you. Moving Container Overview A company that offers moving containers is a moving company, but they work differently than a traditional firm. Here’s how a moving company that uses moving containers typically works. Container Delivery You’d work with the company… Read More

Mortgage Loans: Why are They Selling My Loan?

If you’ve ever asked yourself that question, you’re not alone. Businesses sell mortgage loans all the time and the involved parties don’t think you need to know why. But in my experience, homeowners feel better about the process when they understand what’s happening. How Your Mortgage Loans Generate Revenue A mortgage-related business can play three different roles: The Loan Originator. Origination fees reimburse the company that processes your mortgage application. It covers their work in finding the right loan program and doing all the paperwork required to process a mortgage application. Servicer: A mortgage servicer is responsible for the ongoing… Read More

Want to Make a Small Room Look Larger?

Small Room Look Bigger

Are you beginning to feel claustrophobic in a smaller room in your home? Are you thinking of selling your Davie real estate and you want to do the best job of staging your home to get the best price? In either situation, there are things you can do to make a small room look larger. Small rooms can be charming and cozy, but they do present a design challenge. If you overstock the room, it won’t be welcoming. And, homebuyers will get the idea that your room sizes may not be large enough to make the home comfortable. Luckily, it… Read More

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