Crystal Fuentes's Blog Posts

The Gateway to Ownership: Exploring Condos and Townhomes for Your Dream Home

The Gateway to Ownership: Exploring Condos and Townhomes for Your Dream HomeSome HighlightsIf you’re trying to buy a home but are having a hard time finding something in your

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Spring Listing Prep: Essential Steps to Prepare Your Home for Sale

Spring Listing Prep: Essential Steps to Prepare Your Home for SaleIf you're thinking of selling your house this spring, now is the perfect time to start getting it ready. With

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Cutting Through the Noise: Making Sense of the Latest Home Price Reports

Cutting Through the Noise: Making Sense of the Latest Home Price ReportsBased on what you’re hearing in the news about home prices, you may be worried they’re falling. But here;

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Love at First Home: Exploring the Allure of Homeownership

Love at First Home: Exploring the Allure of HomeownershipChances are at some point in your life you’ve heard the phrase, home is where the heart is. There’s a reason that’s

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Closing the Divide: Navigating the Journey to Homeownership

Closing the Divide: Navigating the Journey to HomeownershipHomeownership is a major part of the American Dream. But, the path to achieving this dream can be quite difficult. While

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Decoding the Numbers: A Closer Look at the Real Story Behind Mortgage Rates

Decoding the Numbers: A Closer Look at Real Story Behind Mortgage RatesAre you feeling a bit unsure about what’s really happening with mortgage rates? That might be because you’ve

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Securing Success: Key Tactics for Homebuyers in the Current Market

Securing Success: Key Tactics for Homebuyers in the Current MarketSome HighlightsIn today's housing market, you can still come out on top if you have the right team and plan.To win when 

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Turning the Tables: The Impact of Home Equity in Making Your Sale a Success

Turning the Tables: The Impact of Home Equity in Making Your Sale a SuccessAre you on the fence about selling your house? While affordability is improving this year, it’s still

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Navigating the Market: The Heightened Importance of Pre-Approval in the Current Climate

Navigating the Market: The Heightened Importance of Pre-Approval in the Current ClimateOn the road to becoming a homeowner? If so, you may have heard the term pre-approval get tossed

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The Need for Speed: Houses Are Flying Off the Market

Houses Are Still Selling FastHave you been thinking about selling your house? If so, here’s some good news. While the housing market isn't as frenzied as it was during the &lsquo

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The Power of Representation: Why Your Own Agent is Crucial for New Construction Homebuying

The Power of Representation: Why Your Own Agent is Crucial for New COnstruction HomebuyingFinding the right home is one of the biggest challenges for potential buyers today.

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Clear Skies Ahead: Why There's No Foreclosure Wave on the Horizon

Clear Skies Ahead: Why There's No Foreclosure Wave on the HorizonSome HighlightsHeadlines saying foreclosures are rising might make you feel uneasy. But the truth is, there’s no need

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Seize the Moment: Why Delaying Isn't Ideal – Sell Your House Now!

Seize the Moment: Why Delaying Isn't Ideal - Sell Your House Now!As you think about the year ahead, one of your big goals may be moving. But, how do you know when to make your move? While spring is

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The Mortgage Rate Equation: Understanding the Twin Factors at Play

The Mortgage Rate Equation: Understanding the Twin Factors at PlayIf you’re looking to buy a home, you’ve probably been paying close attention to mortgage rates. Over the last

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Foreclosure Activity: Bucking the Trend by Staying Below Average

Foreclosure Activity: Bucking the Trend by Staying Below AverageHave you seen headlines talking about the increase in foreclosures in today’s housing market? If so, they may leave you

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Foreclosure Resilience: How Current Activity Continues to Defy the Norm

Foreclosure Resilience: How Current Activity Continues to Defy the NormHave you seen headlines talking about the increase in foreclosures in today’s housing market? If so, they may leave

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The Silver Tsunami's Impact on the 2024 Housing Market: What You Need to Know

The SIlver Tsunami's Impact on the 2024 Housing Market What You Need to KnowHave you ever heard the term “Silver Tsunami” and wondered what it's all about? If so, that might be

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Savings Alert: Why 2024 Offers Affordable Homebuying Opportunities You Shouldn't Miss

Savings Alert: Why 2024 Offers Affordable Homebuying Opportunities You Shouldn't MissSome HighlightsHome affordability depends on three factors: mortgage rates, home prices, and wages.Mortgage

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Multi-Generational Living: Discover the Numerous Perks of Buying a Home for All Generations

Multi-Generational Living: Discover the Numerous Perks of Buying a Home for All GenerationsHas the idea of sharing a home with loved ones like your grandparents, parents, or other relatives crossed

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Riding the Wave: How Lower Mortgage Rates Are Influencing Homeowners to Sell

Riding the Wave: How Lower Mortgage Rates Are Influencing Homeowners to SellIf you’re looking to buy a home, the recent downward trend in mortgage rates is good news because it

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Upward Bound: Expert Predictions Point to 2024 Home Price Surge

Upward Bound: Expert Prediction Point to 2024 Home Price SurgeEven though home prices are going up nationally, some people are still worried they might come down. In fact, a recent survey 

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2024 Home Selling Guide: Top Three Actions You Can't Afford to Skip

2024 Home Selling Guide: Top Three Actions You Can't Afford to SkipIf one of the goals on your list is selling your house and making a move this year, you’re likely

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Empower Yourself: Essential Homebuying Jargon You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

Empower Yourself Essential Homebuying Jargon to knowSome HighlightsBuying a home is a big deal and can feel especially complicated if you don't know the terms used during

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Cracking the Code: 3 Essential Elements Shaping Home Affordability

Cracking the Code: 3 Essential Elements Shaping Home AffordabilityOver the past year, a lot of people have been talking about housing affordability and how tight it’s gotten. But

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Turning the Tables: How Today's Mortgage Rate Trend Benefits Sellers in 2 Key Ways

Turning the Tables: How Today's Mortgage Rate Trend Benefits Sellers in 2 Key WaysIf you’ve been holding off on selling your house to make a move because you felt mortgage rates were

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Unveiling the Crystal Ball: What Lies Ahead for Home Prices in the Next 5 Years [INFOGRAPHIC]

Unveiling the Crystal Ball: What Lies Ahead for Home Prices in the Next 5 Years [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re worried about what’s next for home prices, know the HPES 

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Unlocking Your Dream Home: 2024 Saving Essentials You Can't Miss

Unlocking Your Dream Home 2024 Saving Essentials You Can't MissIf you’re planning to buy a home, knowing what to budget for and how to save may sound intimidating – but it doesn

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Stay on the Right Path After Applying for a Mortgage: Common Mistakes to Dodge

Stay on the Right Path After Applying for a Mortgage Common Mistakes to DodgeIf you’re getting ready to buy a home, it’s exciting to jump a few steps ahead and think about moving

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Stop Right There: Before You Buy a Home, Ask Yourself These Unmissable Questions

Stop Right There: Before You Buy a Home, Ask Yourself These Unmissable QuestionsIf you’re thinking of buying a home this year, you’re probably paying closer attention than

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$450,000 Home For Sale in St. Cloud, Fl | Near Lake Nona, Fl |

https://www.thefuentesteam.com | The Fuentes Team | Central Florida Real Estate Experts Take a look at this wonderful home for sale in St. Cloud Florida, right next to the Lake Nona area!! The

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House for Sale in Kissimmee's Villa Sol Community

https://www.thefuentesteam.com | The Fuentes Team | Central Florida Real Estate Experts Take a look at this wonderful home for sale in the community of Villa Sol in Kissimmee, Florida. Be sure to

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What is Equity? How Can it Help Me in the Future?

https://www.thefuentesteam.com | The Fuentes Team | Central Florida Real Estate Experts Crystal explains to you what is Equity in a home and helps you understand 3 reasons on why you might want to

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Should I Get a Pre-Approval Mortgage Letter??

https://www.thefuentesteam.com | The Fuentes Team | Central Florida Real Estate Experts Tony goes over the Important Facts one why it is important for you to get a pre-approval done when you are on

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Should I Sell My House Now or Wait???

https://www.thefuentesteam.com | The Fuentes Team | Central Florida Real Estate Experts Crystal explains why you should not wait to sell your home and all the benefits of selling right now in the

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The 2 Big Myths on the Home Buying Process | The Fuentes Team Real Estate Agents

https://www.thefuentesteam.com | The Fuentes Team | Central Florida Real Estate Experts DESCRIPTION GOES HERE. The Fuentes Team Tony, Elsa, and Crystal Fuentes (407) 288-5182 TheFuentesTeam.com

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How Much is a Downpayment? | The Fuentes Team

https://www.thefuentesteam.com | The Fuentes Team | Central Florida Real Estate Experts Crystal Fuentes takes you through How to calculate your Down Payment for the home that you want to buy.

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5 Tips for Homebuyers on Making an Offer On a House.

https://www.thefuentesteam.com | The Fuentes Team | Central Florida Real Estate Experts Crystal Fuentes takes you through 5 top tips on how to make a strong offer on a house, and get your offer

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3 Bed, 2 Bath House | Kissimmee | The Fuentes Team | 1700 BIG OAK LN

https://www.thefuentesteam.com | The Fuentes Team | Central Florida Real Estate Experts Welcome Home!!! How would you feel having all the space you’ve been looking for? This property sits&

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What's going up with the Stock Market? Check the Value of Your Home for Good News.

Watching the Stock Market? Check the Value of Your Home for Good News.While watching the stock market recently may have started to feel pretty challenging, checking the value of your home should

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What is the National Flood Insurance Program??

https://www.thefuentesteam.com | The Fuentes Team | Central Florida Real Estate Experts Crystal informs you about the National Flood Insurance Program, and about how it affects you as a Florida

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How to Get Your House Ready To Sell? Work with an Agent for Expert Advice

Getting Your House Ready To Sell? Work with an Agent for Expert AdviceIn a market that’s shifting as fast as it is today, many homeowners wonder what, if anything, needs to be

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How to file for Homestead Exemption in Osceola and Orange County

Tony shows you how to file for your homestead exemption in Osceola and Orange County.

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Should I Really Sell My House This Year?

Should I Sell My House This Year?There’s no denying the housing market is undergoing a shift this season as buyer demand slows and the number of homes for sale grows. But that

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Tapestry Home with Elsa - The Fuentes Team

Take a quick look at this beautiful home in the Tapestry

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Looking for Incentives? New Home Constructions May Have Your Answer

New Homes May Have the Incentives You’re Looking for TodayAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, this year, builders are on pace to complete more than a million new homes in this

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New Construction Modern Homes Community Tour | Winter Garden | The Fuentes Team

https://www.thefuentesteam.com | The Fuentes Team | Central Florida Real Estate Experts Crystal shows you around this beautiful community of Watermark, in Winter Garden, Florida. Just 5 mins from

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We Got 3 Graphs To Show This Isn’t a Housing Bubble

3 Graphs To Show This Isn’t a Housing BubbleWith all the headlines and buzz in the media, some consumers believe the market is in a housing bubble. As the housing market shifts, you

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Does Buying a Home May Make More Financial Sense Than Renting One?

Buying a Home May Make More Financial Sense Than Renting OneIf rising home prices leave you wondering if it makes more sense to rent or buy a home in today’s housing market, consider

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Everyone is Moving! Do You Know Why?

Why Are People Moving Today?Buying a home is a major life decision. That’s true whether you’re purchasing for the first time or selling your house to fuel a move. And if you&rsquo

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Today There's a Shifting Market! Here is Three Reasons To Buy a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

Three Reasons To Buy a Home in Today’s Shifting Market [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsThe housing market is moving away from the frenzy of the past year and it’s opening doors for you if&

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Fact v. Fiction: A Real Estate Professional May Help

A Real Estate Professional Helps You Separate Fact from FictionIf you’re following the news, chances are you’ve seen or heard some headlines about the housing market that don’t

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Now May Be the Time If You Want To Buy a Home

Want To Buy a Home? Now May Be the Time.There are more homes for sale today than at any time last year. So, if you tried to buy a home last year and were outbid or out priced,

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The Window of Opportunity Is Opened for Homebuyers

A Window of Opportunity for HomebuyersMortgage rates are much higher today than they were at the beginning of the year, and that’s had a clear impact on the housing market. As a result,

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What’s Causing Ongoing Home Price Appreciation In This Market?

What’s Causing Ongoing Home Price Appreciation?If you’re thinking about making a move, you probably want to know what’s going to happen to home prices for the rest

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Think Home Prices Are Going To Fall? Guess Again!

Think Home Prices Are Going To Fall? Think AgainOver the last two years, the rate of home prices appreciated at a dramatic pace. While that led to incredible equity gains for homeowners,&

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We've Got Some Great News About Housing Inventory [INFOGRAPHIC]

Great News About Housing Inventory [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsExperts say the number of homes for sale is growing this year, and that can have a big impact on your move.If you’re

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Is Buying a Home with Inflation This High Ok?

Should You Buy a Home with Inflation This High?While the Federal Reserve is working hard to bring down inflation, the latest data shows the inflation rate is still going up. You

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Why You Need A Pre-Approval And Hoe It's a Game Changer for Homebuyers

Why Pre-Approval Is a Game Changer for HomebuyersIf you’re planning to buy a home this year, you might have heard that pre-approval is a necessary step to take before starting out on

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How Does an Economic Slowdown Effect the Housing Market?

What Does an Economic Slowdown Mean for the Housing Market?According to a recent survey, more and more Americans are concerned about a possible recession. Those concerns were validated when the

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How Does Equity Grow over Time?

How Your Equity Can Grow over TimeIt’s true that record levels of home price appreciation have spurred significant equity gains for homeowners over the past few years. As

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Down Payment Assistance Programs Can Help You Succeed

Homeownership Could Be in Reach with Down Payment Assistance ProgramsA recent survey from Bankrate asks prospective buyers to identify the biggest obstacles in their homebuying

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Why Now is the Key Opportunity for Homebuyers

A Key Opportunity for HomebuyersThere’s no denying the housing market has delivered a fair share of challenges to homebuyers over the past two years. Two of the biggest hurdles homebuyers

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Homeownership Can Be Difficult for American Minorities But Don't Let That Stop You

Why Achieving the Dream of Homeownership Can Be More Difficult for Some AmericansToday we take time to honor and recognize the past and present experiences of Black Americans. When it comes to real

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The Average Homeowner is Gaining A LOT of Equity over the Past Year!!!

The Average Homeowner Gained $64K in Equity over the Past YearIf you own a home, your net worth likely just got a big boost thanks to rising home equity. Equity is the current value of your

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Avoid These Things After You Apply for a Home Loan!

Things To Avoid After Applying for a Home LoanOnce you’ve applied for a mortgage to buy a home, there are some key things to keep in mind. While it’s exciting to start thinking

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Make Sure Your Home is Priced Right

Why You Need an Expert To Determine the Right Price for Your HouseIf your lifestyle has changed recently and you’re ready to make a move, taking advantage of today’s sellers’

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Is the Housing Market Fixing Itself?

Is the Housing Market Correcting?If you're following the news, all of the headlines about conditions in the current housing market may leave you with more questions than answers. Is

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Reasons Why You Should Buy a Vacation Home This Summer

Why Summer Is a Great Time To Buy a Vacation HomeYou may be someone who looks forward to summer each year because it gives you an opportunity to rest, unwind, and enjoy more quality time with your

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How Does the Rest of the Year Look for the Housing Market?

What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for the Housing Market?If you’re thinking of buying or selling a house, you’re at an exciting decision point. And anytime you make

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What Homeownership Does for You

How Homeownership Impacts YouJune is National Homeownership Month, and it’s the perfect time to reflect on how impactful owning a home can truly be. When you purchase a house, it becomes

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Recession Doesn’t Mean a Housing Crisis is Coming [INFOGRAPHIC]

History Proves Recession Doesn’t Equal a Housing Crisis [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIt’s important to understand history proves an economic slowdown does not equal a housing

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What Are First-Time Homebuyers Best Options 2022?

What Are the Best Options for Today’s First-Time Homebuyers?If you’re looking to buy your first home, you’re likely balancing several factors. Because both mortgage rates 

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Online House Hunting Tips | #TheFuentesTeam

Hunting for a new home online is a great place to start your search, but it should not be your end all be all. Good listing agents are excellent at highlighting the best features of the home, but

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Video Tour New Construction Home in St Cloud, Fl

This community is called Seasons at Westerley and it also has houses built by Richman and Dr

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