Over the past few years, many of us have spent extra time at home—and that means we appreciate the personal design touches that make a house cozy and comfortable more than ever. Some of us have adapted our dwellings in new ways, from creating functional home offices to upgrading the appliances we use most. WhileContinue reading “Top 6 Home Design Trends To Watch in 2023 – Todd Mowry Your Local Orlando Realtor”
Smartphones are not only a useful tool for communication, they also are useful in planning the future and getting organized. You may not think of using them to plan fixer projects or to get your home ready, but they can help you map out a strategy(whether you plan to buy or sell), save money, learn about the homes in your neighborhood and get inspired for your next renovation project.
Time once again for a market update for Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford and the surrounding communities. As you can see from the graphic above…
From summer vacations to winter holidays, it seems each season offers the perfect excuse to put off our to-do list. Be careful homeowners, neglecting your home’s maintenance could put your personal safety—and one of your largest financial investments—at serious risk. So check out this list to keep your largest and most important asset in good health and maintaining its value.
Last year, one factor drove the real estate market more than any other: rising mortgage rates. In March 2022, the Federal Reserve began a series of interest rate hikes in an effort to pump the brakes on inflation.1 And while some market sectors have been slow to respond, the housing market has reacted accordingly. BothContinue reading “2023 Real Estate Market Outlook (And What It Means for You)- Todd Mowry Your Local Orlando Area Realtor”
This is generally considered the “offseason” in real estate. Many sellers mistakenly believe that the cold weather will keep buyers away and that no one is looking over the holidays. Unfortunately, many real estate professionals perpetuate this myth by advising their clients to “wait until the spring” to list their home.
The truth is, homes are bought and sold year round. And while the market is typically quieter during the fall and winter, savvy buyers and sellers know how to use this slow down to their advantage. In fact, depending on your circumstances, now may be the ideal time for you to purchase or list a home.
You don’t have to break the bank to celebrate the holidays in style—even in this season of inflation. Prices may be higher on everything from food to gifts to decorations, but there are still plenty of opportunities to eke out extra savings. Read more to find out how.
What exactly is your home buying power. Read to see how your income and debts affect your payment and define your buying power.
Fortunately, we’ve developed a listing strategy that combines our proven approach to preparation, pricing, and promotion—all designed to help you get top dollar for your home. But you will play an important role in the selling process, as well.
Here are some crucial steps you can take to set yourself up for success as a home seller in this market:
Many sellers in today’s market favor buyers who are willing to guarantee their full offer price—even if the property appraises for less. For the buyer, that could require a financial leap of faith that the home is a solid investment. It also means they may need to come up with additional cash at closing to cover the gap.