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Real Estate Agent - La Rosa Realty, LLC. - SL3246400
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Buying an Orlando or Central Florida home? Loyalty to your agent will help assure your success... Buying an Orlando Central Florida home? Loyalty to your agent will help assure your successSome buyers believe that searching on line and calling every agent with an interesting listing is the path t...
08/26/2016
Cheaper to buy a home than rent! When the real estate bubble burst, millions of Americans, many right here in Central Florida, found themselves out of their homes, but still needing a roof over their heads.  They became renters.  And then, in perfect accord with the laws of supply and demand, ren...
07/19/2016
You may have heard that homes offered "For sale by owner" sell for 13% less than homes listed with a real estate brokerage. For years we've heard that it was simply a difference in the value of the homes. The feeling was that people with lower priced homes were more likely to want to save the cos...
12/06/2015
When you're living in your Central Florida home while trying to keep it in "Show ready" condition it's easy to focus on the most obvious areas to clean while overlooking others that are equally important. Potential buyers "see" more than do those who live in a home, simply because they haven't se...
12/05/2015
Do you need to sell your home in Central Florida before you can buy? If so, you naturally need to know what a new home will cost and whether you'll qualify for the payments. You don't want to let go of your present home only find that you can't purchase a new one!That said, you should do a little...
12/05/2015
 A few days prior to closing it's time to put some things in motion:  Visit the post office for a change of address packet. Be sure to tell your mail delivery person that you're moving and ask that any mail that slips through be forwarded to you. While you're at it, thank him or her for past serv...
07/26/2015
 Identity theft can wreak havoc with your credit scores – which will at the least cause you to be offered a higher interest rate and at the worst cause you to become completely ineligible to obtain a mortgage loan.  No one can be completely safe – Not unless you receive your income only in cash; ...
07/08/2015
 Are you a Michael Jackson Fan? The news is out that you can own his home - Neverland Ranch, for only $100 Million!  This fairytale 12,598 square foot home comes complete with 6 bedrooms, 7 baths, and two half baths. It includes a 50-seat movie theater and a stage with trap doors for magic tricks...
07/07/2015
If you're planning upgrades to your Central Florida home for your own pleasure and long-term use, then you should do exactly as you please.  If you're making changes with an eye toward selling in just a few years, here are 4 upgrades you should avoid:  Adding a pool - It's an expensive addition, ...
07/05/2015
 You know you want your buyer pre-approved before taking your Orlando home off the market to await closing. But what if your house that won't qualify? Yes, that can happen – without your knowledge. And while most of the issues that prevent closing can be cured, they can cause enough delay to send...
06/28/2015
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