Desiree Avila, REALTOR®
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FSBO : Is Flat Fee MLS for Me?

Real estate agents are explaining fees and budgets.

If you are selling FSBO you can list your property on the MLS through a Flat Fee listing service. But there are some things you should be aware of before you decide if Flat Fee is for Me.

$100M Down Payment Assistance Available From Hometown Heroes

Top view composition made of red heart in a house surrounded with small hearts

Every American’s Dream There is no place like home. Judy Garland as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz Tweet Judy Garland said it and psychologist Abraham Maslow defined a home as one of the most basic human needs. Shelter, a home, a place where you feel safe, a place you long to come home to […]

7 Things To Do To Prepare Your House For Sale

Couple painting house shape on wall in new apartment

Getting Ready for Showtime You never get a second chance to make a good first impression ! ~ John Nista, Band Director, Fort Lauderdale High Tweet In order for buyers to get the best first impression of your home, you must make it look good, inside and out. It is the only impression that matters […]

Pulte Transforms Oakland Park Golf Course Into Modern Oak Tree Community

Oak Tree Golf Course Closes The Oak Tree Golf Course in Oakland Park opened in 1969. Designed by Dick Wilson this golf course had an 18-hole golf circuit and was open to the public (GolfLink). In the late 1980s, the Broad family, owners and managers the golf course, opened up a portion of the land […]

Home Improvements Do’s and Dont’s

Home Improvements When homeowners remodel homes they expect that the value of the house will go up. While that is true in most cases, it is not true in all cases. Indeed some certain home improvements might actually hurt the value of your home. It is also important to remember that cost does not equal […]

A Down Payment Is Less Than You Think

How Much Is A Down Payment On a House? When I talk to potential buyers I am always surprised that they think that a down payment on a house is 10%, 20% or even 30%. Investors or foreign nationals seeking to buy real estate may be required to be down a large down payment. However, […]

How to Prepare Your House for Showings

It’s Showtime! So you’ve signed the listing agreement and now your home is officially up for sale. But that is just one of the first steps in the sales process. After the listing agreement has been signed you still have a whole host of things to do in order to get your house ready for […]