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Top 12 Apps for Homeowners Looking To Sell and Future Homeowners Looking to Buy. – Todd Mowry Your Local Orlando Area 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.

2023 Real Estate Market Outlook (And What It Means for You)- Todd Mowry Your Local Orlando Area Realtor

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”

‘Tis the Season: 5 Reasons Why Winter is a Great Time to Buy or Sell a Home- 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.

How to Bridge the Appraisal Gap in Today’s Real Estate Market- Todd Mowry Your Local Orlando Area Realtor

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.

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 allowed to hang a painting on the wall ? 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.

Buy Now or Rent Longer? 5 Questions to Answer Before Purchasing Your First Home- Todd Mowry Your Local Orlando Area Realtor

5 Questions to answer before purchasing your first home. Deciding whether to jump into the housing market or rent instead is rarely an easy decision – especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer. But in today’s whirlwind market, you may find it particularly challenging to pinpoint the best time to start exploring homeownership. 

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. Make sure you are covered enough.