Jupiter Real Estate Blog

Price of Completing a Home Purchase When it comes to buying a home, the thing most people think about is the cost of the home. They want to buy a home that is within their budget, but they also want to get a home they love, in a great location. Sometimes all those things come together, and other times they don't. Sometimes, homebuyers walk away, wait for other options, or decide that they can sacrifice one of the things they like or want in order to get the rest of the things on their list.

No matter where you are in the home buying process, making sure there is a budget for closing costs is important, since that can help avoid any financial surprises right before closing.

What About No Down Payment Loans?

Some loans are advertised as having no down payment. While that is

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New Listing!

Tranquil Lake and fountain views from this updated charming pool home situated on 1.35 acres. The yard is fully fenced with electric gate and features a variety of fruit trees including two mango, one key lime, and two pink lemonade. Upon entering inside you will be greeted with an open floor plan that features tile floors throughout except one guest room, which has carpet. Hope also features plantation shutters, hurricane impact windows, a tastefully remodeled guest bath, and an updated gourmet kitchen that boasts granite, high-end stainless steel appliances, 6 burner gas stove with griddle, and double oven. One year old Air-conditioning unit, roof only eleven years old, new water filtration system, and a 30 amp hookup for motor home.

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110 Thorton Drive ExteriorNew Listing!

Make your way into this private gated golf course community, located in exclusive PGA National. This spacious four bed three bath home features an open floorplan, volume ceilings, fully screened & heated pool, covered patio and plenty of room in the yard to play ball with the kids. This property perfect for entertaining! Large open kitchen that was updated in 2004. Kitchen boasts wood cabinets, granite countertops, stone backsplash and stainless steel appliances. The breakfast area is just off the kitchen and features beautiful, serene pool views from the bay window. Master suite opens to the pool area. Master bath includes separate shower, roman tub, and double vanities. Equipped with generator that will power all appliances in the event

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Unique Home on Market As you stage your home for selling, you start to think about how you can compete with others in your neighborhood and city. With these tips, you will know when you want to stick to the basics, and when you can really show off your home’s unique style.

Flooring: Fit In

In a lot of cases, you want to stage your home to suit or at least complement the current trends for that aspect of the home. For your flooring, you may want to be a little more conservative. Hardwood flooring trends for 2017 already feature some bold designs, with:

  • wide planks
  • contrasting colors with dark and light stains
  • patterns such as parquet, geometric or herringbone

The problem is that some stylish trends are quite subjective and visually arresting. This

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Choosing a Lender for Mortgage The purchase of a home is likely to be the largest single purchase that most Americans make these days. In order to start off on good financial footing, as well as remain that way, it's important to avoid some common financial pitfalls that can besiege many potential homeowners. 

1. Not Shopping Around

Consumers tend to do a great deal of research when it comes to items such as purchasing the latest electronic gadgets, finding a place to eat dinner and the ratings of the movies they want to see. For many new homeowners, though, that same careful shopping around and comparison isn't extended to their mortgage. According to study results compiled by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), almost half of the people who finance their

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Just Listed!

New Listing in located in The Preserve in Jupiter. Magnificent opportunity for complete customization of this 2,523 sq ft split floorplan home! Property features dramatic ceilings, heated pool & spa, corner lot, lush landscaping, and a newer tile roof (installed in 2013). Located in private gated community that is convenient to shops, A rated schools, beaches and I-95. 

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New Listing!

Stunning! This completely renovated home is situated on a private and beautifully landscaped half acre lot on a cul de sac. Property boasts a pond and fountain views. Low HOA at only ten dollars per month. Upon stepping inside this quaint abode you will find an open layout, a custom kitchen with granite countertops and stainless appliances (new 2012), and an oversized island perfect for people who love to cook or entertain. Exquisite white Italian porcelain tile floors throughout, skylights, and a custom built-in entertainment center in family room. Impact glass and sliding glass doors (2011), screened in heated salt pool surrounded by brand new kool deck pavers. Pool was recently finished with a dark pebble tech surface. The extended

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New Listing!

Welcome to Rialto! This newer four bedroom two and a half bath home is centrally located in the heart of Jupiter. Property boasts 2,829 air conditioned square feet, volume ceilings, plantation shutters and impact windows.  The stunning kitchen features dark wood cabinets, granite, and stainless steel appliances. The great room opens to the kitchen and both areas overlook the backyard and patio. The upstairs master suite is an oversized room and provides a walk in closet and bath with double vanities. Three guest bedrooms upstairs. The yard is wide and deep with plenty of room to build your dream pool. The covered lanai provides protection from the sun and is a great place to entertain. Rialto is a gated community located in the heart

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Smoker's Home for Sale Many non-smoking home buyers are deterred by homes that smell like cigarette smoke. In fact, many professionals believe that homes belonging to smokers may sell for as much as 20% less than comparable properties belonging to non-smokers.

If you are a seller in this situation, there are many things you can do to make your home more appealing to buyers. Taking steps before putting your house on the market can help your home sell more quickly and for more money.

Stop Smoking Indoors

Any efforts you make to remove the smell of cigarette smoke from your property will be thwarted by continued smoking indoors. Resolve to smoke only outside your home, ideally in a location away from the windows and doors of your house. If you have friends or

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Adding to Downpayment Savings Saving up for a mortgage down payment can take quite a bit of time and planning. You may be wondering if there are any ways you can help add to these savings beyond following your budgeting plan.

You should speak with your mortgage lender or a financial advisor to see what actions make the most sense for your personal situation.

Here are a few ways you should consider to increase the amount of money for a down-payment:

1. Look Into Special Down-payment Programs

An expert on buyer assistance programs recently told Realtor.com that over 68 million single-family homes and condos throughout the US might be qualifying properties for at least one down payment program. Every county in the country has some sort of program for down payment

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