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Short Sale vs. Foreclosure – What’s the difference?!

I have had several questions over the last few months about the difference between purchasing a short sale or a bank owned foreclosure.  When it comes to financing there is not a difference between the two.  When you’re looking at homes and you see that it is a short sale, there a several things you need to take in mind.  Read the rest of this entry

How to Guide: Real Estate Closings – Part I

For starters, the title company will need a legible, fully executed copy of the contract and all addendums. Also, don’t forget to send the title company the prior title policy and the survey, if no changes have been made. The listing agent should submit an info sheet with contact information for the buyer, seller, buyer’s agent, seller’s agent, mortgage loan originator (MLO) and the attorney for seller and/or buyer. The info sheet should contain the current mailing address, phone number(s), email address(es) of both the buyer and the seller.  Verify the real estate commissions and or transaction fees, if any.  Read the rest of this entry

Homes selling quickly, time on market down!

Hot off the press! This Florida Realtors news article came straight to my inbox yesterday and I just had to share the great news! Read the rest of this entry

How do Realtors get paid?

When I became a real estate agent, I quickly grew aware of how misinformed the public is about realtor’s compensation.  There are many misconceptions out there.  Let me explain with some Facts: Read the rest of this entry