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Friday, August 24, 2018   /   by Harvey Rosenberg

Back to School - Back to Sports - 6 Fall Sports for Kids and Adults

When kids go back to school, they often begin new sports. Even if you don’t have kids, adults have options for Fall sports in the South Lake County area.


These are just a few of the options and ideas for adults and youth in the South Lake area.




Soccer – youth and adult


Soccer is quite popular in this area and a variety of both recreational and competitive leagues exist. Some, like International Pro Soccer Academy are year-round. Others such as the Clermont Football Club offer seasonal play in both fall and spring.
The Clermont Soccer Club has men, women, and co-ed soccer leagues. Play in the 18 & up or the 40 & up.


Lacrosse


Lake Lacrosse for youth grades 1-8 starts in August, but there’s still time to join.


Rowing


With a. brand new boat house in downtown Clermont, there’s bound to be a rowing club. The Lake County Rowing Association offers rowing clubs for middle and high school aged children, as well as a beg ...

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Friday, August 17, 2018   /   by Harvey Rosenberg

5 Things You Need to Do Before You Shop for a Home

We get it, you’re excited to start shopping for a home. After watching hundreds of hours of House Hunters, you’re ready to hit the pavement and start looking. However, if you’re serious about buying a home, these things should be done first.


Know Your Credit Score


You’re making a big purchase when buying a home. Going into knowing what your credit score is, will help you get the financing down the line. Additionally, if it’s not great, it’ll give you the knowledge to fix it before you make a purchase.




Create a Budget


Before you start shopping, you should know how much home you can afford. Get a general idea of what you can afford to spend monthly on the home loan, a well as any HOA fees that may factor into your monthly payment. Know that the loan payments often include your property taxes, homeowner’s insurance, and any mortgage insurance you many need to carry.


Determine Your Down Payment


A down payment, wh ...

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Friday, August 10, 2018   /   by Harvey Rosenberg

Agent of the Month - Tess Uddenback-Slack

Congratulations to Tess Uddenback Slack, Our Realty Professionals of Florida, Agent of the Month!

A little about Tess - 

Tess has been selling for most of her working life. Originally from Sweden, she came to the USA in 1993 with just 2 suitcases. She has built a life that you would call living the American dream.

She graduated from Valencia with a degree in Hospitality and the customer service skills she achieved working for Marriott International she uses to help both buyers and sellers.

Tess also has property management experience with international investment buyers and has run her direct sales business for the past 10 years being a top performer in Florida for years.

She is excited to take all the experience she has to help you market your home for sale and utilize her people skills st help buyers find their new dream home.

Reach out to Tess to say congratulations!
321-624-4259
tess@realtyprosfl.com

Or find her on Facebook.

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Friday, August 3, 2018   /   by Harvey Rosenberg

How to Stage Your Home to Sell

If you’re ready to sell your home, one of the key elements in getting buyers interested is in the staging of the house. First, let’s look at what we mean by staging and some tips on how to stage your home to sell.



What is Staging?


The term staging simply means you’re making your home ready for the spotlight. It could be dressing it up to make it desirable to more home buyers, thus increasing your potential asking price. Staging your home is preparing the house to be a welcoming and attractive property. So, what are the best tips to stage your home?




Get it Cleaned


This should be an obvious one, but we’re talking deep clean here. Buyers are looking into all the nooks and crannies to determine if this is the house for them. You don’t want them to find any dust bunnies in the back of a closet.


De-Clutter


There’s a difference between a home that looks livable and lived in. You want potential buyers to picture themselves ...

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Friday, July 27, 2018   /   by Harvey Rosenberg

3 Crucial Reasons You Need to Hire a Property Manager

Whether you own a second home, investment property, a condo, or a vacation home for rental, you need to hire a property manager. While initially, it may look financially appealing to do it yourself, in the long run, it may cost you more. Here are 5 reasons why you need to hire a property manager.


Time


Property managers free up your time in more ways than one. If you are doing it yourself, hiring a property manager allows you to get back to your day to day life. A property manager’s job is to do just that, manage multiple properties. He or she will take the time to find you the right tenants. She will handle the phone calls when emergencies happen. In addition to emergency handling, he will hire the right people from an in-house network of vendors to fix those problems as well as perform routine maintenance.



Maximize Profit


Property management companies are in the real estate business, meaning they know the market. The company will set a rental rate that ...

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