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MLS# W7635747

2BR/2BA direct access home in Hernando Beach across the street from the gulf front. Fishing off the dock is great. Floor plan is entertaining friendly as is the outdoor area. Living Room & Dining Room with sliders to the enclosed lanai in the back...

MLS# L4724492

*New Construction with projected completion scheduled for Spring 2018* Be one of the lucky few Sarasotans to be able to take advantage of this limited opportunity to own a home in one of Sarasota’s most sought after new communities, AND at the...
Visit this property in SARASOTA: 4749 VIGNETTE WAY, SARASOTA

MLS# A4203549

Ground Floor 2 Bedroom/2 Bath condo in the Mediterranean Styled Plaza De Flores on Palmer Ranch with a beautiful lake front view from your screened in Lanai/Patio area. Plaza de Flores is centrally located in Palmer Ranch with easy access to the...
Visit this property in SARASOTA: 4248 CENTRAL SARASOTA PKWY #515, SARASOTA

MLS# U7840648

This is the time to buy. Great layout with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Porch in front-off kitchen to enjoy your coffee. Resort Style Amenities include: Two Clubhouses, two pools, fitness centers, grilling areas, and two docks on Lake Seminole with...
Visit this property in LARGO: 12293 SAILWINDS DR #104, LARGO


Buying a Home - Tips for Buyers

Buying a home can be one of your most significant investments in life. Not only are you choosing your dwelling place, and the place in which you will bring up your family, you are most likely investing a large portion of your assets into this venture. The more prepared you are at the outset, the less overwhelming and chaotic the buying process will be.

Step 1: Get pre-approved - it's usually a free, no-obligation mortgage process.

Step 2: Take the time to find and interview a few REALTORs until you find one you feel comfortable working with.

Step 3: Location, location, location. Determine what area of town best suits your needs.

Step4: List and prioritize the features you desire the most in a house.

Step 5: Get on the Internet and do a preliminary search comparing prices and features in the location(s) you want.

Step 6: Select 3-6 properties to begin previewing with your REALTOR.

Step 7: In a hot market, it's wise to make an offer quickly on the house that seems right for you. Your REALTOR will help you determine if you should make a quick offer.

Step 8: Know that you will have to submit an earnest money check when making an offer.

Step 9: Have your REALTOR explain home inspection and loan timelines that must be met after your offer has been accepted.

Step 10: When the Close of Escrow and recordation occurs, congratulate yourself for having achieved one of the American Dreams. You are now a homeowner!

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