Raymond Brown's Blog Posts

2022... Buyers Market Or Sellers Market?

In 2022 we have seen the greatest amount of change, adjustment, and retraction during recent years.  With that said; the big question is this...  Is it a buyers market or a sellers market

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If You Have Ever Thought About A Rent-To-Own Program Read This

There are a few things that you should know about a Rent-To-Own program before signing up for one.There are pros and cons that come with every path to home ownership.Here are some of the pros and

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So... You Want To Sell Your Home With A Broker That Is Charging 2% Or 2.5%... Here Are 3 Things To Consider 1st

One of the biggest mistakes that sellers make when selling their home is hiring a cheap (2% - 2.5%) broker.  Here are 3 things to consider before making this mistake.1.  You must consider

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3 Big Mistakes Sellers Make In 2021 That Will Cost Them $10k - $50k Or More

The 3 biggest mistakes made by sellers that will cost sellers tens of thousands of dollars in 2021 are the following...1.  Sellers are not transparent, upfront, and completely honest when

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What Should Be On Your credit Report To Make Your Score Stronger?

Recently while working with a tenant who's landlord wanted to sell their rental property to them, this came up.  Sometimes consumers don't have bad credit...  They just have no credit...

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How Much Do I Need To Make To Buy A House?

Just the other day, someone asked the question.  How much do I need to make to buy a house?Click here to find out. ->  https://www.experian.com/blogs/ask-experian/can-you-make-minimum

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3 Reasons To Access Cash From Your Home & Lower Your Monthly Mortgage Payment In 2021

It's the Summer of 2021 and all you hear about real estate these days is that home values are way way up.  You go onto real estate websites that offer estimated home values.  You see that

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Do These 4 Things To Save Thousands Each Year On Your Monthly Mortgage Payment

Your monthly mortgage payment consists of a principal & interest payment, homeowners  insurance, and your local real estate taxes.Here are 4 things that you can do to save money.1.  

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3 Things For Younger Couples That Are Buying Their First Home Together To Consider

Today in the 2020s many younger couples, both married and not married, are buying their first homes together.  Here are 3 things that younger couples should consider before buying their first

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3 Things That Builders Won't Tell You About Selling Your Current Home & Building A New Home

For some homeowners the 2021 hot seller's market presents great opportunities.  Sellers can sell at a higher price than many people ever thought would be possible.  However;  with

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How Much More Do Homes With Pools Sell For?

Typically, homes with pools have sold for about $16k more on average than homes without pools.  However; in today's market (2021) during a pandemic and with market conditions being what they

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Recent Tax Proposal In Washington Would Limit 1031 Exchanges To $500K

During the Spring of 2021 seasoned investors and those who currently own properties (other than a primary residence) should pay attention to the latest tax proposal in Washington.  While the

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Refinancing Vs A Second Mortgage

After you have built your brand new home or purchased an existing home, there may come a time when you may need to pull cash out of your home's equity or you may want to save money on your mortgage

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5 Common Yet Serious Home Issues Found During Home Inspections

 For a FREE consultation, DM, Inbox, or call/text me today.Facebook: Raymond Brown - St. Petersburg, FL RealtorEmail: ray.brown@exprealty.comCell: 727.204

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8 Steps To Buying Your First Home

For first time home buyers; here are the basic 8 steps to buying your first home.1.  Meet with a Real Estate Professional.  Many licensed Real Estate professionals will have a network of

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6 Things That VA Loan Borrowers Should Know Before Applying For A VA Loan

Today I'll take this opportunity to share some basic information about utilizing a VA Loan for your next home purchase.Here are the basics.1.  You must be Active Duty, formerly inlisted or

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3 Of The Top Reasons You Should Sell Your Home Now

After many years of home ownership; many home owners may have thoughts about selling their home.  Here are three of the main reasons why home owners shoulld sell their home now.1.  A home

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3 Tips For Buyers In Pinellas County & Other Counties In Florida

In this very, very hot Sellers Market; it's harder for buyers right now.  Here are a few tips to help today's buyers...1.  When choosing your new home; don't allow things like your

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