Tuesday, November 16, 2021 / by Todd Mowry
New Build or Existing Home: Which One Is Right for You?
Homebuyers today are facing a huge dilemma. There simply aren’t enough homes for sale.
Nationwide, there were 1.27 million active listings in September, down 13% from the previous year. According to the National Association of Realtors, that’s about 2.4 months of inventory, which is far less than the six months that is generally needed to strike a healthy balance between supply and demand.
Given the limited number of available properties, if you’re a buyer in today’s market, you may need to expand your search to include both new construction and resale homes. But it can feel a little like comparing apples to oranges. Let’s take a closer look at some of the factors you should take into account when choosing between a new build or an existing home. ...
Thursday, October 14, 2021 / by Todd Mowry
According to the FBI, more than one million burglaries are committed in the United States each year, with victims suffering an estimated $3 billion in combined property losses.1 Fortunately, there are some proven tactics you can use to decrease your likelihood of a home invasion.
Most burglars won’t go to extreme lengths to enter a residence. They are looking for easy access with minimal risk. A monitored security system can be an effective deterrent—homes without one are 300% more likely to be burglarized—but it isn’t the only way to protect your property.2 The strategies below can help to maximize your home’s security and minimize your chances of being targeted by intruders.
Thinking about listing your home? We have some additional recommendations for you. Contact us to find out the procedures we use to keep our clients and their property safe and secure during the buying and selling process.
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Tuesday, September 28, 2021 / by Todd Mowry
Orlando Area Market Update For August 2021 from the Orlando Regional Realtors Association
Orlando Housing Market Activity
Orlando Area Residential Real Estate Snapshot for August 2021
State of the Market
Orlando’s median home price remained unchanged in August 2021 from the prior month – a record-high $320,000. The median price is 16% higher than August 2020’s $275,000.
Sales fell for a second straight month this summer. In August 2021, sales dropped 4.4% from the previous month.
Homes spent just 25 days on the market in August 2021, which is a record low. That is half the time homes spent on the market during the same month in 2020.
For a fourth straight month, inventory increased, after reaching its lowest point in April 2021. This is in line with national trends from the National Association of REALTORS®.
“It’s important to note that interest rates have remained low, which continues to drive d ...
Thursday, June 24, 2021 / by Todd Mowry
There are various things to look for on your home tour with a Realtor. You should look at all the usual things like the kitchen, baths, layout, rooms and the backyard... but there are also things that you should look at on your tour that can save you a lot of time and money if you spot these things early. By learning a few things and taking a little extra time on your home tour and listening to your Realtor... you will not end up putting in offers on homes that wont work for you because they need to many repairs or have unpermitted work that you don't want to deal with. If you see these things early, they can also help you save money on the amount of your offer. Most of time sellers know what's wrong with their homes but see it differently than the buyer. So if you spot a problem early you can make your offer accordingly rather than trying to lower your offer later after the inspection. You might learn from your inspector something that you think is a hidden problem but the seller thin ...
Friday, April 9, 2021 / by Todd Mowry
Great property for a starter home or to add to an investors portfolio. Near Casselberry Golf Club, shopping, and transportation. . 2 bedroom 1 bath home with a den that can be easily made into 3rd bedroom. Home also has large, separate family and living rooms. It also has a great fenced in yard for family gatherings. Property being sold “As is” – no repairs will be made. Needs TLC
Update this property was sold on 3/16/21
This great property was sold. Contact me if you are looking for other properties that are similar or you are looking to find a property in that same area.
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