Michael Collier's Blog Posts

D̲o̲n̲'t̲ W̲a̲i̲t̲ t̲o̲ L̲i̲s̲t̲ Y̲o̲u̲r̲ H̲o̲m̲e̲

The #1 Reason Not to Wait to List Your House for SaleMany industries have been devastated by the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 virus. Real estate is not one of them.Mark,&

Read More

The Best Paint Colors for 2020, According to Interior Designers

GRAHAM ATKINS-HUGHESOne of the easiest ways to update your home is by swiping on a fresh coat of paint. No matter which room you're in — the bedroom, kitchen, or bath ;

Read More

Top Tips for Selling Your Home in Winter

Top Tips for Selling Your Home in WinterOkay, huddle up, home sellers. Let’s unpack the perks of selling when the air gets chilly.The Internet Has No SeasonsYou probably already know that most

Read More

8 Ways to Get Rid of Awful Pet Smells That Turn Off Buyers

8 Ways to Get Rid of Awful Pet Smells That Turn Off BuyersHaving pet odors inside your home can turn off potential homebuyers and keep your home from selling. Ask your real estate agent for an

Read More

These are Orlando's most equity-rich ZIP codes

These are Orlando's Most Equity-Rich ZIP CodesBy Alex Soderstrom  – Staff writer, Orlando Business JournalNov 13, 2019Central Florida homes are likely to have more equity

Read More

How Orlando compares to the cities most at risk of a housing downturn

How Orlando Compares to the Cities at Most Risk of a Housing DownturnThe online real estate brokerage Redfin recently published a report that looks at nationwide housing data to predict

Read More

Florida Housing Market Predictions 2020

Florida Housing Market Predictions 20202020 may still be a couple of months away, but every real estate investor knows the importance of following market trends. We’re going to

Read More

Buying a Home While Selling a Home?

How to avoid making a contingent offer on a homeDan Rafter The Mortgage Reports ContributorSeptember 2, 2019 - 5 min readMaking a contingent offer is not your only optionRepeat home buyers

Read More

How to Verify Income for Your Tenants

How to Verify Income for Your TenantsHow to verify income for employed applicantsFor employed applicants, the most basic way to verify income is to request any of the following:Pay stub. A good

Read More

Orlando Home Prices Remained Hot in July

Orlando Home Prices Remained Hot in JulySingle-family July home prices grew year-over-year in Orlando and across the U.S., according to a new report by CoreLogic (NYSE:CLGX), a global property

Read More

Here's How Many Apartments Florida Needs for Affordable Housing

Here's How Many Apartments Florida Needs for Affordable HousingBy Ryan Lynch  – Staff Writer, Orlando Business JournalFlorida cities, including Orlando, will need more than

Read More

10 Helpful Decluttering Tips for Your Home

10 Helpful Decluttering Tips for Your HomeIf you’re like most people, you have trouble getting rid of something that you spent your hard-earned money on, which you once used or loved. Many

Read More

U.S. Foreclosures Down 24 Percent Annually in August

U.S. Foreclosures Down 24% Annually in AugustResidential News » Irvine Edition | By Monsef Rachid | September 13, 2019 According to ATTOM Data Solutions, there

Read More

Ultimate Guide to Teacher Discounts for 2019-2020

Ultimate Guide to Teacher Discounts for 2019-2020by Katrina Hanson @ HomesforHeroes.comWhether you’re a teacher looking for the best deals for your classroom and students, or a little-

Read More

START HERE: Florida First-time Home Buyers, Veterans and Active Military

Affordable Loan Options: Florida First-time Home Buyers, Veterans and Active MilitaryFlorida Housing highlights and eligibilityHIGHLIGHTS30-year fixed-rate mortgages for first-time home buyers,

Read More

The National Loan Programs You Should Consider!

National Loan Programs You Should ConsiderThese national loan programs, offered by most lenders, are always worth consideration, especially if you need flexible credit requirements or low down

Read More

Understanding Your Mortgage Options

Understanding Your Mortgage OptionsBefore you start shopping for a mortgage, you need to understand basic terminology and options. This will help you figure out which mortgage is the best fit for

Read More

How to Start a Profitable Airbnb Business

How to Start a Profitable Airbnb BusinessAlmost everyone has heard of or used Airbnb — the online property rental marketplace that enables hosts to rent out unused short-term

Read More

Short Sale and Forclosure: How Are They Different?

SHORT SALE AND FORECLOSURE:HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT?As unfortunate as it can be when homeowners fall behind on mortgage payments and must face the possibility of losing their homes, short sales and

Read More

5 NEGOTIATING TACTICS THAT KILL SALES

5 Negotiating Tactics That KILL SalesNegotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the

Read More

More Orlando households now can afford to buy an entry-level home

More Orlando Households Can Now Afford to Buy an Entry-Level HomeMore Orlando households now can afford to buy an entry-level home listed at 20% below the area's median home price of $241,800,

Read More

Boomerang Buyers

Boomerang Buyers: Don't Be Afraid to Buy a Home AgainAccording to CoreLogic, from 2006 to 2014 “there were 7.3 million housing foreclosures and 1.9 million short sales.” The

Read More

Sell Your Home For Up to 18% More!

How to Sell Your Home for Up to 18%!

Read More