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Monday, February 27, 2023   /   by Todd Mowry

Market Update From Todd Mowry Your Local Orlando Area Realtor

Here we are in a new month and a new year. The housing market is still moving along…it just has slowed down a bit compared to the few torrid paced years we had before. We are also coming into a new year and out of the holidays which is a slower time of year for home sales in general every year. The FED has raised rates again, but they are still staying in the same ballpark of rates that has been the average over the past 30 or so years. The past 30 years the average after the peaks and valleys has been around 6 to 7% and thats where we are. I don’t see 4% or less coming back anytime soon. It would be great, but for all of you holding out for that again..good luck. Right now if you plan on buying a home in the near future… soon… if not now is a good time if you want to have more choices and be able to take your time. The buying cycle has slowed down to more of a normal pace and buyers and sellers can breathe and real contract negotiations and home inspections ...

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Monday, February 27, 2023   /   by Todd Mowry

5 Reasons to Sell Before the Selling Season Picks Up- Todd Mowry Your Local Orlando Realtor

A common thought in real estate is never list your home in the winter offseason. Perpetuated by industry experts, agents and repeat sellers alike, this saying encourages many would-be sellers to wait until the spring peak to list their homes. However, studies show that homes listed in the winter offseason not only sell faster than those in the spring, but sellers also net more above their asking price at this time. Don’t wait until spring to sell. If you’ve been thinking of selling your home, here are five compelling reasons to list now.

1.    Take advantage of low inventory. Since most sellers are waiting until spring to list, local inventory falls during the offseason. However, there are still motivated buyers who are ready to move now and don’t want to wait that long to purchase a home. According to a past study by the National Association of Realtors, 55 percent of all buyers purchased their home at the time they did because “it ...

Monday, October 17, 2022   /   by Todd Mowry

STOP RENTING AND KICK YOUR LANDLORD TO THE CURB - Todd Mowry Your Local Orlando Area Realtor

We all dream about having our own home and not be compelled to
live in a rental. However if you’re just like most of today’s renters, you
most likely feel trapped in an apartment or condo that just doesn’t feel
comfortable and like your home.

How could you feel at home in a place where you’re not even allowed to paint a wall or change a fixture to one you like better ? Don’t you feel stuck in a rut with literally no chance of getting out ? Well, you
shouldn’t. Believe it or not, there are ways to move out of a rental and
into your own home.

6 NOT-SO-COMMON FACTS THAT MIGHT HELP YOU BECOME A FIRST-TIME HOME OWNER

Most renters don’t fear that they won’t be able to pay a monthly
mortgage. You’re already paying rent, so that ship has already sailed.
The real problem is that people don’t have enough capital to cover a
down-payment. Believe it or not, saving up and or getting a down payment is not
that difficult ...

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022   /   by Todd Mowry

Are You Covered? A Homeowner’s Insurance Guide- Todd Mowry Your Local Orlando Area Realtor

No one likes to think about disasters. Severe weather, fire, theft—or even a seemingly small issue like a broken pipe—can wreak havoc on your home and result in thousands of dollars in damages. Fortunately, a good homeowners insurance policy can offer you peace of mind that you and your family will be financially protected if disaster strikes.
A homeowners insurance policy covers your home—as well as the belongings in it—in case of theft, accidental damage, or certain natural disasters. In fact, most financial institutions require that you purchase homeowners insurance before they issue a mortgage. While coverage varies, most policies also help to protect you from liability should someone outside your household become injured on your property. And that liability coverage is often extended to include damage you (or anyone living in your household) may do to someone else’s property.1
With all the protection offered, it’s equally important to unders ...

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022   /   by Todd Mowry

8 Strategies You Must Know to Secure a Lower Mortgage Rate- Todd Mowry Your Local Orlando Area Realtor

Mortgage rates have been on a roller coaster ride this year, rising and falling amid inflationary pressures and economic uncertainty. And even the experts are divided when it comes to predicting where rates are headed next.1
This climate has been unsettling for some homebuyers and sellers. However, with proper planning, you can work toward qualifying for the best mortgage rates available today – and open up the possibility of refinancing at a lower rate in the future.
How does a lower mortgage rate save you money? According to Trading Economics, the average new mortgage size in the United States is currently around $410,000.2 Let’s compare a 5.0% versus a 6.0% fixed-interest rate on that amount over a 30-year term.


Mortgage Rate(30-year fixed)
Monthly Payment on $410,000 Loan(excludes taxes, insurance, etc.)
Difference in Monthly Payment
Total Interest Over 30 Years
Difference in Interest

5.0%
$2,200.97
 
$382,348.72
 

6.0%
$2,458.16 ...

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