There are many different reasons why someone may choose to rent out their home versus selling it when they decide to move. Whether considering a long-term tenant or short-term options such as Airbnb, renting your house can provide a significant amount of additional income each month.

This article will help buyers who are looking for investment property by providing tips and tricks on how to successfully rent out your home. Additionally, it will give those looking to sell another option, one that could turn out to be quite profitable.

There are certain scenarios, however, where renting out your house may not be the best option. For example, if your area only allows for a certain amount of monthly rent to be charged, but your overall costs…

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As a first-time homebuyer, you may be wondering how long the process of buying a home actually takes. The answer to this question can vary greatly, depending on a number of factors. However, by understanding the different steps in the home-buying process, you can get a better idea of how long it may take for you to buy your dream home.

Please note that the timeframes mentioned in this article are just averages, and that certain steps in the process may take longer or shorter depending on the individual's situation.

In this article, we will outline the basic steps in the home-buying process, such as budgeting, house hunting and the closing process, as well as some of the factors that can affect how long it takes to buy a home. So, let's get…

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When it comes time to buy or sell a home, finding the right real estate agent is key. A great real estate agent will be able to guide you through the process, provide expert advice, and handle all of the paperwork for you.

In this article, we will go over things you should consider and questions you should ask when choosing a realtor to help you with your purchase or sale. 

What To Expect From Your Buying Agent 

Although agents have their own way of doing things, when purchasing a new home every great buyer agent should be willing to do the following for you:

Help Get You Pre-Approved 

When you're trying to buy a house, you'll need to apply for a mortgage. The best way to do this is by getting pre-approved. Your agent will be able to…

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If you’re on the fence about whether or not you want to sell your house this year, there’s good news. For nearly two years, real estate professionals have worked tirelessly to ensure the safety of buyers and sellers during the pandemic.

Today, they’re seasoned experts, not just in the art of buying and selling homes, but also in how to keep you safe throughout the process. Real estate professionals have learned new technologies plus safety and sanitation measures. As new variants emerge, those lessons continue to be key ways agents add value.

Real Estate Advisors Stay Current on Guidance for In-Person Showings

Agents don’t leave your health up to chance. They follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National…

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Hey, it's Andy with the Mandel Team at RE/MAX and I'm here to bring you your January 2022 Housing Market Update.

Normally, when we do these videos, we like to look month-over-month, but since we're at the beginning of the new year, I want to look at what happened in 2021 compared to 2020 so you get a real good picture as far as the entire year what really happened. So when we do these videos, we're talking about Boca, Parkland and Coral Springs. Those are the areas where our team does the predominant amount of our business. And we're talking about single family homes only. No condos, no townhouses, no 55 and over and no country clubs. So let's get into it.

The first stat we like to look at is the number of new listings hitting the market. This…

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Our home price is gonna decline in South Florida in 2022. At the end of every year, we make a video giving our predictions for what's gonna happen in the housing market here in South Florida. In this video, I wanted give you my six predictions on what's gonna happen in the housing market in 2022 and show you what our predictions were in 2021, where they were right and where they were wrong. Before we start our predictions. If you haven't had a chance, make sure you like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram @MandelTeamRemax, and like comment and subscribe to our YouTube page that's youtube.com/andyMandelRemax, and make sure you tap that bell icon so you get notified every time we do a new video. So let's get into our predictions predictions.

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As a buyer in a sellers’ market, sometimes it can feel like you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. When you’re ready to make an offer on a home, remember these five easy tips to help you rise above the competition.

1. Know Your Budget

Knowing your budget and what you can afford is critical to your success as a homebuyer. The best way to understand your numbers is to work with a lender so you can get pre-approved for a loan. As Freddie Mac puts it:

“This pre-approval allows you to look for a home with greater confidence and demonstrates to the seller that you are a serious buyer.”

Showing sellers you’re serious can give you a competitive edge, and it helps you act quickly when you’ve found your perfect home.

2. Be Ready To…

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Selling your house is no simple task. And when you sell on your own – known as a FSBO (or For Sale by Owner) – you’re responsible for handling some of the more difficult aspects of the process without the expert guidance you need.

The 2021 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) surveys homeowners who recently sold their house on their own and asks what difficulties they faced. Those sellers say some of the biggest headaches are prepping their house for sale, pricing it right, and handling the required paperwork.

Working with an agent is the best way to ensure you have an expert on your side to guide you at every turn. Agents have the skills and knowledge that are essential to navigating each step with…

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