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New Construction Alert: Tuscan Pines in Pembroke Pines, FL

By sean@skilledrealestate.com | August 2, 2019

Tuscan Pines by Lennar is a new development on Pines Blvd. and 186th Ave.  This townhome community features 58 units ranging from 1,597sf to 1,828sf with 3 – 4 bedrooms, open floor plans and high-quality features.

HOA 101: AN INTRODUCTION TO LIVING IN AN HOA

HOA 101: AN INTRODUCTION TO LIVING IN AN HOA

By sean@skilledrealestate.com | May 26, 2019

Here’s a quick basic introduction to living in an HOA, based on some of the most common questions we have received during our years of representing buyers and sellers in communities of all sizes.

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New Construction Alert: Chapel Grove in Pembroke Pines, FL

By sean@skilledrealestate.com | August 20, 2018

Chapel Grove is a new development located on Pines Blvd. and NW 209th Avenue. While located near the Chapel Trail Community, Chapel Grove is not part of the Chapel Trail HOA and will be governed by it’s own Homeowners’ Association. The project consists of 132 two and three story townhouses with a clubhouse and a pool.

10 Staging Secrets From the Pros

10 Staging Secrets From the Pros for a Quick Home Sale at Top Dollar

By sean@skilledrealestate.com | May 21, 2018

According to the National Association of Realtors, staging a home prior to listing it can result in a faster and more profitable sale.1 In fact, the Real Estate Staging Association estimates that professionally staged properties spend 73 percent less time on the market, receive more foot traffic, and typically sell for more money.

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HOUSE CARE CALENDAR:  A Seasonal Guide to Maintaining Your Home

By sean@skilledrealestate.com | April 20, 2018

From summer vacations to winter holidays, it seems each season offers the perfect excuse to put off our to-do list. But be careful, homeowners: neglecting your home’s maintenance could put your personal safety—and one of your largest financial investments—at serious risk. In no time at all, small problems can lead to extensive and expensive repairs. […]

Homebuyer's Guide to Getting Mortgage Ready

The Home Buyer’s Guide to Getting Mortgage Ready

By sean@skilledrealestate.com | April 18, 2018

Don’t wait until you’re ready to move to start preparing financially to buy a home. If you’re like the vast majority of home buyers, you will choose to finance your purchase with a mortgage loan. By preparing in advance, you can avoid the common delays and roadblocks many buyers face when applying for a mortgage. […]

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3 Questions to ask when hiring a family member as your real estate agent

By sean@skilledrealestate.com | February 16, 2018

f you have a friend or family member involved in real estate you probably are encouraged to call them for any of your real estate needs. This is not uncommon. Real estate agents aren’t trying to be pushy, but many of them are encouraged to sell as much as possible and they are told to focus on the people they know, friends and family first, because they can be some of their first, or best, clients.

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Home Inspection Repair Requests a Buyer Shouldn’t Make

By sean@skilledrealestate.com | February 3, 2018

When you find a home you want, it is important to pick your battles when it comes to repairs requested from a home inspection. While it would certainly be nice for the seller to fix every little home inspection issue before you put your money down, there are only so many repairs most sellers are willing to commit to – especially in a seller’s market.

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Home Inspection: You have your home inspection report. Now what?

By sean@skilledrealestate.com | February 2, 2018

Most would-be buyers and sellers believe the real estate “deal” is negotiated at the signing of the contract.  In many cases, the deal-making and negotiations only start at the contract signing. Even in more competitive real estate markets, negotiations still happen once in escrow.  Issues typically arise after the home inspection, and those issues tend to result in another round of negotiations for credits or fixes.

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Home Inspection: What to Expect

By sean@skilledrealestate.com | February 1, 2018

No matter whether you’re buying or selling, the home inspection process can be somewhat terrifying: For sellers, it’s a stark reminder of the nagging issues you might have turned a blind eye to over the years. And for buyers, it’s a recipe for pure heartbreak—falling in love with a home that might just end up making no sense to buy.

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