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Monday, June 4, 2018   /   by Cindy Hurley

What Day of the Week is Best to List - It Actually Matters

Who Knew?

When you're getting ready to list your home, the general mindset is to get it on the market as quickly as possible, so that it will sell as quickly as possible.  This may not be the best plan of attack according to Redfin's Data Driven Selling Tips.  Read more below. 


What’s The Best Day to Put My House on the Market?
Thursday. Homes that hit the market Thursday typically sell faster and for more money, with more than one in five getting above asking price. Homes listed on Thursdays in April do even better, with one in four going for above asking price.

Wednesday’s Price Advantage
Homes listed on Wednesday had an advantage of $2,023 in sale price over homes listed on a Sunday, a sale-to-list premium of 0.53 percent. For a $500,000 house, that means you could make $2,650 more just by listing on a Wednesday instead of a Sunday.
Thursday’s Speed and Certainty Advantage
For speed, Thursday had a clear advantage, with Thu ...

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Friday, September 15, 2017   /   by Cindy Hurley

Realtor® Designations and What They Mean to You

If you're dabbling in the real estate market, no doubt you've noticed that some Realtors® have designatory letters after their name, implying that they have certifications in certain areas of real estate.  Unfortunately, the average Joe has no idea what these mean, just that it makes a real estate agent look ritzy.  Here we will explain this enigma to help you with choosing the agent that's right for you and your personal situation.  For more information on any of these Designations or organizations, click the links.  This list is quite extensive, so we have sorted them alphabetically and added logos for each designation so you can locate what you're looking for quickly.
First, in order to understand these designatons,  who is NAR??
NAR - National Association of Realtors®
The National Association of Realtors®  represents 1.2 million members.  Membership is composed of residential and commercial brokers, salespeople, property mana ...

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Friday, June 23, 2017   /   by Cindy Hurley

Planning The Best Summer Getaway

Timing.


One of the most important factors for planning your trip is timing. Decide when you want to go and when you plan to return. Hotels, airfare, rental cars and many activities are cheaper on the weekdays rather than the weekends. Keep this in mind when booking your summer trip.


Location.


First and foremost, where would you like to go? Sure, there are plenty of great cities and attractions to visit, but do you want to be the typical tourist or journey off the beaten path? Maybe a little of both? This is the most time consuming part of planning your getaway. Research, research, research!





Coupons and Coupon Books.


Leave your home prepared with coupons and coupon books for your route and destination. Entertainment coupon books are extremely popular and sell for only $12 each with free shipping. To order yours click here. To find free online coupons, simply Google or Bing search your destination and route for coupons.  ...

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Friday, June 2, 2017   /   by Cindy Hurley

Top 10 Recreation Spots in Port St. Lucie

The City of Port St. Lucie is a large town with a small town feel. With lush landscapes, sub-tropical temperatures, warm waters, it is the perfect place to live and play. The many parks and recreation areas, along with Port St Lucie City Center allow a wide range of entertainment. Port St. Lucie has a unique collaboration among research institutions, colleges and the St Lucie county public school system. The treasure coast is home to many research facilities.
VIsit the link below for more information on Port St Lucie Gems!
Top 10 Recreation spots in Port St Lucie


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Wednesday, June 15, 2016   /   by Cindy Hurley

5 Tips For Buying a Home

Looking to buy a home? Here are five essential tips for making the process as smooth as possible.


Get your finances in order.


Start by getting a full picture of your credit. Obtain copies of your credit report. Make sure the facts are correct, and fix any problems you find. Next, find a suitable lender and get pre-approved for a loan. This will put you in a better position to make a serious offer when you do find the right house.


Find a house you can afford.


As with engagement rings, there’s a general rule of thumb when it comes to buying a home: two-and-a-half times your annual salary. There are also a number of tools and calculators online that can help you understand how your income, debt, and expenses affect what you can afford. Don’t forget, too, that there are lots of considerations beyond the sticker price, including property taxes, energy costs, etc.


Hire a professional.


While the Internet gives buyers unprecedented access to home ...

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