October 2017

Found 5 blog entries for October 2017.

Should You Hire a Pro or Do It Yourself? Here's How To KnowWhen it is time to work on a house, whether it needs a complete remodel or just some upgrades, there are options to choose from. Among the biggest choices to make is whether to do things in a DIY manner or hire a professional. That choice can affect the time and money spent, as well as the quality and safety of the project. With that in mind, there are some things to look for and consider when it comes to which option will be the best. Every homeowner has choices, and making the right ones when it comes to working on the house can affect the value in both the short and long term. Here are the basics of what to think about when considering DIY options versus hiring a professional.

How Much DIY Knowledge Do You Have?

For homeowners with a high

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Buying a Home With a Bad FoundationImagine finding the perfect home. It’s in a desirable neighborhood, it has more than enough space, and it even comes in under budget! After making an offer and the home is inspected, you find out that the foundation is crumbling and needs extensive work.

What does a buyer do in this situation? It can be a devastating experience to go through and might make one feel disheartened about finding another home to start over with, but there are options available that will allow you to handle the situation within a legal capacity.

Leaning On Contingencies

When it comes to navigating this specific situation, it helps to have an inspection contingency set in place, as it gives a buyer more options. In short, this type of contingency allows for a

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Is it Better to Buy or Rent a HomeHomeownership has been part of the American dream for many years. However, many families choose to rent, as the barrier to entry with home buying can be a large one. and owning a home doesn't suit the lifestyles of every individual. Buying or renting a home still allows individuals, couples and families to live in comfort. According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, 37 percent of households currently rent. Renting or buying are both viable options for individuals and families who are looking to enjoy a preferred standard level of comfort and privacy in a home.

Learn about some of the factors considered when people choose to either rent or buy.

Significant Upfront Costs

Are you ready to put down as much as

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What to Know About the USDA Rural LoanDecisions are a crucial part of the home buying process and choosing the right home mortgage option is one of the most important of those decisions. While most buyers today are familiar with the more common home loans, such as the conventional, FHA, and VA mortgage options, many are likely to be less familiar with the USDA Rural Development Home Loan, even though it may be a good loan option for their buying situation, whether you want to live in Jupiter Harbour or elsewhere in Florida.

What is the USDA Rural Development Home Loan?

A program offered through the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development Home Loans are available in two forms. The first is the Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program, which is available

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October is here and that means fall festivals all around and a much welcome break in the warm temperatures. This month was extra hard to pick our favorite events because there is so much to do around town. Enjoy exploring all of these activities.

Wines around the World
Abacoa Amphitheater
Saturday, October 7 from 5-8 p.m.
Wines around the World will offer exquisite wine samplings from many locations paired with samples of farm to table food from Palm Beach County’s finest dining destinations. Live music, cooking demonstrations and prizes will be part of the event as well.


October 13-15 and October 20-22
American German Club in Lake Worth
Feast on authentic German cuisine including and enjoy one of the largest

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