DeLand is experiencing a new construction housing boom. Victoria Park is slated for over 1,500 new homes alone, not to mention the other communities that are building out. In the current market, it may make sense to build a new home over purchasing an existing one. However, what many don’t realize is that a qualified real estate agent can help you navigate the building process, helping you score some extras you may not have known about. The best part is you won’t pay a dime.
Smartphones and tablets have streamlined nearly every facet of life, and the real estate industry in no exception. Buyers can browse listings via tablets and brokers can upload photos and videos directly from a smartphone to the MLS. But until recently, one integral transaction piece needed to be done the old fashion way: the signature. But that is no longer the case.
Cord cutting has become a phenomena. Many people across America are realizing they don’t watch most of the channels they have access to via their cable or satellite provider. Because of that, they are looking at ways to cut these pricey services and save money each month. This may sound a like a great idea to you, but it might not be for everyone. We put together a list of things to keep in mind before you take the plunge.
Blame it on Mad Men, but our appetite for 1950s style and furniture is insatiable. It was the design movement of the times, which launched a quintessential look that was organic, minimalist and smooth with a distinct style. It is called mid-century modern design, and it has very distinct characteristics.
So at this point you’ve probably already heard about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Though we won’t go into depth on what they are or how they work (there are plenty of guides online), they are essentially digital tokens that have value. Bitcoin is a bit like a commodity, think of gold, and has value because of the demand for it. And this value has been extremely volatile. But over the last few years, as demand has greatly increased, its value has also greatly increased. At time of this post, one Bitcoin is worth approximately $11,000 USD.
A New Year brings with it fresh hopes, aspirations and dreams. Many of us like to make New Year resolutions, or promises we make to ourselves to achieve something, whether for mental, spiritual, financial or emotional betterment. For some, home ownership is on that list.
One of the best ways to help you and your neighborhood get into the holiday spirit is to decorate the outside of your home with holiday lights. Most people don’t want to decorate to the extent of Clark Griswold and are much more casual regarding the approach to decorating. However, there are some things to keep in mind before decorating. Safety is paramount. Use a proper ladder and make sure it is secure each time before climbing. Additionally, we’ve put together 5 tips to tastefully adorn the exterior of your home with lights.
As you can guess, there is no right or wrong answer. Each option has its pros and cons. For instance, a new building will give you the floor plan you want, but it will take months to construct. If you buy an existing home, you might have to compromise on the floor plan, but you’ll get to move in right after you close!
Hurricane Irma not only brought physical devastation to the state of Florida, but it also brought many surprises including one of the largest evacuations in state history. With that, we saw one of the largest gasoline shortages in decades, due to the uncertainty and the elevated use of generators.
Living in Central Florida has its privileges. The summers are hot, but the other months out of the year provide some of the best weather in the country. A possible challenge that many face when they move to Florida is where do you go on vacation when you live in the vacation destination of the United States? One thing that many locals forget is that we live near one of the most popular cruise ports in the country, and locals can get great deals on an all inclusive vacation for their family.
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