Friday, February 05, 2016

Home Improvements To Make Your Home Sell


If you are considering selling your home in the next few months now is the time to get started on some home improvements so that you can get your house ready to put on the market! Below are a few ways you can get started on home improvements both inside and out.
  • A fresh coat of paint inside your home is a great way to improve the way your home looks and get it ready to put on the market.   Try to keep a neutral theme if you can when painting because you want others to be able to see themselves living in your home and not the other way around. You will likely be amazed at just how much difference a fresh coat of paint will make to your home.
  • Panting your front door a color that pops is a great way to get awesome curb appeal. Many folks will love your home simply because it has a red door and it stands out above all the others in the neighborhood. Use a pop of color on your front door to your advantage when trying to sell your home!
  • Pressure washing your home is a great way to make it shine if your home is vinyl siding. You may have lived in your house so long that you forgot what color your siding actually is until you pressure wash it. This is another way to have great curb appeal when you put your house on the market.
  • If your house has columns at the front it may be a good time to replace them or at least give them a fresh coat of paint. Over the years columns tend to expand and crack and make the house look older than it actually is. Give your home a facelift by taking care of issues like these before you put it on the market.
  • Refinishing your hardwoods is another way to make your home look its best. You can do this yourself or you may want to choose to hire someone to do it for you. Either way, refinishing your hardwoods is a great home improvement idea!
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Thursday, February 04, 2016

Why Owning A Home Makes Sense Financially

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We have reported many times that the American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. The personal reasons to own differ for each buyer, with many basic similarities. Eric Belsky, the Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University expanded on the top 5 financial benefits of homeownership in his paper -The Dream Lives On: the Future of Homeownership in America. Here are the five reasons, each followed by an excerpt from the study: 

1.) Housing is typically the one leveraged investment available.

“Few households are interested in borrowing money to buy stocks and bonds and few lenders are willing to lend them the money. As a result, homeownership allows households to amplify any appreciation on the value of their homes by a leverage factor. Even a hefty 20 percent down payment results in a leverage factor of five so that every percentage point rise in the value of the home is a 5 percent return on their equity. With many buyers putting 10 percent or less down, their leverage factor is 10 or more.”

2.) You're paying for housing whether you own or rent.

“Homeowners pay debt service to pay down their own principal while households that rent pay down the principal of a landlord.” 

3.) Owning is usually a form of “forced savings”.

“Since many people have trouble saving and have to make a housing payment one way or the other, owning a home can overcome people’s tendency to defer savings to another day.”

4.) There are substantial tax benefits to owning.

“Homeowners are able to deduct mortgage interest and property taxes from income...On top of all this, capital gains up to $250,000 are excluded from income for single filers and up to $500,000 for married couples if they sell their homes for a gain.”

5.) Owning is a hedge against inflation.

“Housing costs and rents have tended over most time periods to go up at or higher than the rate of inflation, making owning an attractive proposition.”

Bottom Line

We realize that homeownership makes sense for many Americans for an assortment of social and family reasons. It also makes sense financially. If you are considering a purchase this year, contact a local professional who can help evaluate your ability to do so.

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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Things To Do Orlando: Orlando Chili Cook Off


A day for chili-lovers, this annual event has become a tradition for the local community offering delicious samples of chili from chefs from around the country, live musical entertainment, a massive kids zone and the World Chili Eating Challenge. With this year's expected attendance to be over 20,000, the Orlando Chili Cook-Off has grown into one of Orlando's premier food events with attendees tasting nearly 100,000 samples of chili.
WHEN:  Saturday, February 6, 2016 @ 12pm-6pm
WHERE:  Orlando's Festival Park
COST:  $15-$20
Visit the Event Website for more details.
Information courtesy of Orlando Real Estate Expert Teri Isner and the Orlando Avenue Top Team.
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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Windermere Florida Real Estate Market Statistics – Jan 2016

Welcome to your up-to-the-minute Jan 2016 edition of Market Snapshot for Windermere, Florida compliments of Teri Isner. This report is personalized with charts including market activity for homes in the 34786 zip code. Take a look…



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Kissimmee Florida Real Estate Market Statistics – Jan 2016

Welcome to your up-to-the-minute Jan 2016 edition of Market Snapshot for Kissimmee, Florida compliments of Teri Isner. This report is personalized with charts including market activity for homes in the 34741 zip code. Take a look…



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Celebration Florida Real Estate Market Statistics – Jan 2016

Welcome to your up-to-the-minute Jan 2016 edition of market snapshot for Celebration Florida compliments of Teri Isner. This report is personalized with charts including market activity for single family homes in the 34747 zip code. Take a look…



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Monday, January 25, 2016

Things To Do Orlando: A Celebration of Harry Potter


 The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure is gearing up for a celebration of films, complete with Q&A sessions with cast members and filmmakers, a wand masterclass hosted by Warner Bros. Studio Tour London and a Harry Potter film tribute. Join them for access to special demonstrations and a chance to get autographs!
WHEN:  
WHERE:  Universal Studios Florida®
COST:  Included in regular park admission
Visit the Event Website for more details.
Information courtesy of Orlando Real Estate Expert Teri Isner and the Orlando Avenue Top Team.
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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Kissimmee Real Estate Market Trends for 2015

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The Kissimmee Real Estate Market Trends Report shows 611 homes sold in 2015 compared to 552 in October 2014. The Average sales price was $124,971, a 13% increase from 2014 and homes were on the market for an average of 59 days.

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You deserve professional real estate service! You obtain the best results with Teri Isner plus you benefit from her marketing skills, experience and ability to network with other REALTORS®. Your job gets done pleasantly and efficiently. You are able to make important decisions easily with fast, accurate information from Teri. The Orlando Avenue Top Team handles the details and follow-up that are important to the success of your transaction.

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Windermere Real Estate Market Trends for 2015

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The Windermere Real Estate Market Trends Report shows 944 homes sold in 2015 compared to 859 in 2014. The Average sales price was $530,255 compared to $531,091 in 2014 and homes were on the market for an average of 92 days.

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You deserve professional real estate service! You obtain the best results with Teri Isner plus you benefit from her marketing skills, experience and ability to network with other REALTORS®. Your job gets done pleasantly and efficiently. You are able to make important decisions easily with fast, accurate information from Teri. The Orlando Avenue Top Team handles the details and follow-up that are important to the success of your transaction.

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Celebration Real Estate Market Report for 2015

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The Celebration Real Estate Market Trends Report for 2015 shows 1,078 homes sold in 2015 compared to 1,145 in 2014. The Average sales price was $292,899 compared to $280,654 in 2014 and homes were on the market for an average of 105 days.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Are You Wondering What It Takes To Buy Your First Home?

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There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they are married and have a family. Others may think they are too young. And still others might think their current income would never enable them to qualify for a mortgage. We want to share what the typical first time homebuyer actually looks like based on the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers. Here are some interesting revelations on the first time buyer:

First-Time Homebuyer Statistics | Keeping Current Matters

Bottom Line

You may not be much different than many people who have already purchased their first home. Meet with a local real estate professional today who can help determine if your dream home is within your grasp.

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You deserve professional real estate service! You obtain the best results with Teri Isner plus you benefit from her marketing skills, experience and ability to network with other REALTORS®. Your job gets done pleasantly and efficiently. You are able to make important decisions easily with fast, accurate information from Teri. The Orlando Avenue Top Team handles the details and follow-up that are important to the success of your transaction.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Things To Do Orlando: Real Music Concert Series at Busch Gardens


The Real Music Series kicks off on January 4 and runs through March 5.
NEW! This year, Busch Gardens is extending concerts into Saturdays! This means more moving and grooving to incredible live music spanning from the 1950s to today. Concerts are held at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. (subject to change)
The Real Music Series is FREE with park admission. Show tickets are required and can be picked up from the following locations:
  • For the 11:30 a.m. performance, tickets are available in the Moroccan Village Plaza (front gate)
  • For ALL performances, tickets are available at the tent outside of the Stanleyville Theater
WHEN:  Saturday, January 23, 2016 @ 11:30am-3:30pm
WHERE:  Busch Gardens Tampa
COST:  FREE with park admission
Visit the Event Website for more details.
Information courtesy of Orlando Real Estate Expert Teri Isner and the Orlando Avenue Top Team.
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Friday, January 15, 2016

Orlando #2 For Real Estate Investment

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HomeVestors and Local Market Monitor have issued a list of top 10 cities for real estate investment for the fourth quarter of 2015. See the press release on this below...

HomeVestors, the We Buy Ugly Houses® people, and Local Market Monitor, the premier real estate forecasting solution, have published the Best Markets Top Ten List for Real Estate Investing in the last quarter of 2015. The data is ranked based on cities with increased job opportunities in the past year. The overall national average increase was 1.9 percent.

Grand Rapids, Michigan topped the Best Markets Top Ten List, with Orlando, Florida coming in second. Texas cities remain strong, with San Antonio third, Dallas fourth and Austin fifth.

“Due to a shortage of home construction since the recession, local housing markets with a strong economy will experience more demand than supply in the next few years,” said Ingo Winzer, president and founder of Local Market Monitor. “This will create higher priced homes and rising rents.”

"In 2015, prices in all of the top ten housing markets have increased by at least six percent,” said David Hicks, HomeVestors co-president. “Prices will continue to rise, which is one of the reasons HomeVestors, the We Buy Ugly Houses® people, continues to become an excellent option for independent investors.”

The remainder of the list includes Portland, Oregon sixth; Seattle, Washington seventh; Charlotte, North Carolina eighth; Salt Lake City, Utah ninth; and Fort Lauderdale, Florida tenth. While housing prices continue to increase, cities such as Portland and Seattle present an opportunity for investors because of their increase in income due to the expansion of high-value industries.
The fourth-quarter 2015 Best Markets Top 10 List for Real Estate Investing includes:
  1. Grand Rapids, Michigan
  2. Orlando, Florida
  3. San Antonio, Texas
  4. Dallas, Texas
  5. Austin, Texas
  6. Portland, Oregon
  7. Seattle, Washington
  8. Charlotte, North Carolina
  9. Salt Lake City, Utah
  10. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
About the Quarterly Data:
The data identifies markets that will be good rental markets and where home prices are likely to rise at an increased rate over the next few years. Criteria include markets where:
  • the population has been growing at above-average rates (four percent or better) with growth coming from people moving there in search of jobs;
  • the current rate of job growth of two percent or better; and
  • there is low unemployment, so that new jobs will be filled by people who move there, not by unemployed people who are already there.
Markets are excluded that:
  • Have a small population because they do not have stable economies.
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Monday, January 11, 2016

Things To Do Orlando: 10th Annual Otronicon


Now in its 11th year, Otronicon is the premiere technology event that you can’t afford to miss.
At Otronicon, guests walk on the cutting edge through state-of-the-art gaming and simulation technologies, including military and medical simulators not typically available to the public.
During the four-day event:
  • Interact with industry leaders and educators and learn about STEM careers
  • Experience the future of games and design
  • See the latest in medical and military technologies
  • Check out workshops and panels led by industry pros
  • Look at art from a new and exciting angle with the fusion of art and technology
  • And so much more!
Regardless of your  background, whether you are in the tech industry or just have a passion for learning, Otronicon engages guests of all ages to imagine the possibilities of the ever-growing and diverse digital media industry.
Join us for Orlando's favorite interactive technology expo!
WHEN: January 15-18, 2016
WHERE:  Orlando Science Center
COST:   $27 for adults, $26 for students/seniors and $20 for kids ages 3-11.
Visit the Event Website for more details.
Information courtesy of Orlando Real Estate Expert Teri Isner and the Orlando Avenue Top Team.
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You obtain the best results with Teri Isner plus you benefit from her marketing skills, experience and ability to network with other REALTORS®. Your job gets done pleasantly and efficiently. You are able to make important decisions easily with fast, accurate information from Teri. The Orlando Avenue Top Team handles the details and follow-up that are important to the success of your transaction.
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Friday, January 08, 2016

Keep Your Eye Out During the Home Inspection

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Home inspectors are good at their jobs but they are not above missing some things because they are human.   There are several things that home inspectors have been known to miss during a home inspection so you might want to keep your eyes open and pay close attention during the inspection so that you don’t end up having to pay for expensive repairs once you move in to your new home.  A few things that may be missed by your home inspector are below.
  • Inspectors do not always go over all the bells and whistles of a home and appliances are on the list of things they do not always pay a lot of attention to. The last thing you want is to move into your new home to find out that you have a leaky dishwasher that needs to be replaced. If you want to make sure appliances have not been overlooked you may want to check them yourself.
  • Leaky faucets are also things that can be overlooked by home Take your time to walk through your soon to be new home and check the faucets for leaks just in case your inspector may have missed something.  It’s a good idea to check outdoor faucets as well.
  • Cracked sewage and drainage pipes might also be something that your inspector doesn’t take a look at and may therefore miss. It may be worth your while to pay a bit of extra money to have an in depth look at your drainage pipes.
  • Sometimes home inspectors will not pay a lot of attention to decks, porches and balconies. There can be problems in these areas such as safety issues and cracks that may not arise until right before you make the purchase of the home. Perhaps a second follow up inspection may be a good idea if you feel that one of these areas may be a potential problem.
Again, home inspectors are human and they are not above missing some potential problems with your new home. Realize this fact before you have your home inspection so that you too can keep your eyes open for any potential problems you see in and around your prospective new home. Once you move in you will be able to rest assured that you have not bought into a money pit.

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Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Real Estate Shines as an Investment in 2015

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A survey by The Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University reveals that when a family is buying a home they consider the financial benefits of homeownership along with the social benefits. The survey mentions things like:
  • Paying rent does not make sense
  • Homeownership provides a good financial opportunity
  • Owning a home helps you building family wealth
  • Buying a home is investing in your retirement
  • Home equity gives you something to borrow against
So how did homeownership match up against other investments in 2015? Here is a chart that compares its return on investment against precious metals and the stock market last year:

2015 Return on Investment | Keeping Current Matters

Bottom Line

Not only did homeownership offer all its social benefits. It also was a great investment financially.
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Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Things To Do Orlando: Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Things To Do Orlando:  Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend
You're a runner who loves adventure! Your priority in a race is the course. And now you're about to head out on the most magical course on earth during the final race of the weekend -- a 26.2 mile run that'll take you through four Walt Disney World® theme parks, ESPN Wide World of Sports and the Walt Disney World® SPEEDWAY. From the Magic Kingdom® Park, home of Mickey, Minnie and the whole Disney gang and the wild adventure of Disney's Animal Kingdom® Park, to the show biz excitement of Disney's Hollywood Studios, and incredible Epcot®, your Marathon adventure is unlike any other anywhere on earth.
You must register for Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge or Dopey Challenge to receive the challenge medals upon completion of all races within the pacing requirements.
WHEN: J
WHERE:  ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
COST:  BUY TICKETS
Visit the Event Website for more details.
Information courtesy of Orlando Real Estate Expert Teri Isner and the Orlando Avenue Top Team.
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You obtain the best results with Teri Isner plus you benefit from her marketing skills, experience and ability to network with other REALTORS®. Your job gets done pleasantly and efficiently. You are able to make important decisions easily with fast, accurate information from Teri. The Orlando Avenue Top Team handles the details and follow-up that are important to the success of your transaction.
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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Building Family Wealth Over The Next 5 Years

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As the economy continues to improve, more and more Americans are seeing their personal financial situations also improving. Instead of just getting by, many are now beginning to save and find other ways to build their net worth. One way to dramatically increase their family wealth is through the acquisition of real estate. For example, let’s assume a young couple purchases and closes on a $250,000 home in January. What will that home be worth five years down the road? Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists every quarter. They ask them to project how residential prices will appreciate over the next five years. According to their latest survey, here is how much value that $250,000 house will gain in the coming years.
Family Wealth Earned with Home Equity | Keeping Current Matters

Over a five year period, that homeowner can build their home equity to over $40,000. And, in many cases, home equity is large portion of a family’s overall net worth.

Bottom Line

If you are looking to better your family’s long-term financial situation, buying your dream home might be a great option.

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You deserve professional real estate service! You obtain the best results with Teri Isner plus you benefit from her marketing skills, experience and ability to network with other REALTORS®. Your job gets done pleasantly and efficiently. You are able to make important decisions easily with fast, accurate information from Teri. The Orlando Avenue Top Team handles the details and follow-up that are important to the success of your transaction.

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Things To Do Orlando: Christmas At Gaylord Palms

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Things To Do Orlando: Christmas At Gaylord Palms

Marvel at dozens of lavish holiday displays that include more than 2 million twinkling Christmas lights and acres of larger-than-life decorations at our Orlando Christmas celebration. Enjoy heartwarming visits with Santa, Cirque Dreams UnWrapped Live Stage Show, ICE! featuring the classic poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas as well as Alpine Rush Snow Tubing, Breakfast with Mrs. Claus, Gingerbread Decorating Corner, The Elf on the Shelf® Scavenger Hunt and other exclusive holiday events and attractions to get you in the spirit of the season!

When: Now - January 2, 2016

Where: Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Selling Your House? 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t For Sale By Owner

Selling Your House? 5 Reasons You Shouldn't For Sale By Owner | Keeping Current Matters
In today's market, with homes selling quickly and prices rising, some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are five of those reasons:

1. There Are Too Many People to Negotiate With

Here is a list of some of the people with whom you must be prepared to negotiate if you decide to For Sale By Owner:
  • The buyer who wants the best deal possible
  • The buyer’s agent who solely represents the best interest of the buyer
  • The buyer’s attorney (in some parts of the country)
  • The home inspection companies, which work for the buyer and will almost always, find some problems with the house
  • The appraiser if there is a question of value

2. Exposure to Prospective Purchasers

Recent studies have shown that 89% of buyers search online for a home. That is in comparison to only 20% looking at print newspaper ads. Most real estate agents have an internet strategy to promote the sale of your home. Do you?

3. Results Come from the Internet

Where do buyers find the home they actually purchased?
  • 44% on the internet
  • 33% from a Real Estate Agent
  • 9% from a yard sign
  • 1% from newspaper
The days of selling your house by just putting up a sign and putting it in the paper are long gone. Having a strong internet strategy is crucial.

4. FSBOing has Become More and More Difficult

The paperwork involved in selling and buying a home has increased dramatically as industry disclosures and regulations have become mandatory. This is one of the reasons that the percentage of people FSBOing has dropped from 19% to 8% over the last 20+ years. The 8% share represents the lowest recorded figure since NAR began collecting data in 1981.

5. You Net More Money when Using an Agent

Many homeowners believe that they will save the real estate commission by selling on their own. Realize that the main reason buyers look at FSBOs is because they also believe they can save the real estate agent’s commission. The seller and buyer can’t both save the commission. Studies have shown that the typical house sold by the homeowner sells for $210,000 while the typical house sold by an agent sells for $249,000. This doesn’t mean that an agent can get $39,000 more for your home as studies have shown that people are more likely to FSBO in markets with lower price points. However, it does show that selling on your own might not make sense.

Bottom Line

Before you decide to take on the challenges of selling your house on your own, sit with a real estate professional in your marketplace and see what they have to offer.

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Teri Isner is the team leader of Orlando Avenue Top Team and has been a Realtor for over 24 years. Teri has distinguished herself as a leader in the Orlando FL real estate market. Teri assists buyers looking for Orlando FL real estate for sale and aggressively markets Orlando FL homes for sale.

You deserve professional real estate service! You obtain the best results with Teri Isner plus you benefit from her marketing skills, experience and ability to network with other REALTORS®. Your job gets done pleasantly and efficiently. You are able to make important decisions easily with fast, accurate information from Teri. The Orlando Avenue Top Team handles the details and follow-up that are important to the success of your transaction.

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Windermere Florida Real Estate Market Statistics – Dec 2015

Welcome to your up-to-the-minute Sept 2015 edition of Market Snapshot for Windermere, Florida compliments of Teri Isner. This report is personalized with charts including market activity for homes in the 34786 zip code. Take a look...



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You deserve professional real estate service! You obtain the best results with Teri Isner plus you benefit from her marketing skills, experience and ability to network with other REALTORS®. Your job gets done pleasantly and efficiently. You are able to make important decisions easily with fast, accurate information from Teri. The Orlando Avenue Top Team handles the details and follow-up that are important to the success of your transaction.

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Kissimmee Florida Real Estate Market Statistics – Dec 2015

Welcome to your up-to-the-minute December 2015 edition of Market Snapshot for Kissimmee, Florida compliments of Teri Isner. This report is personalized with charts including market activity for homes in the 34741 zip code. Take a look...



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Teri has distinguished herself as a leader in the Orlando FL real estate market. Teri assists buyers looking for Orlando FL real estate for sale and aggressively markets Orlando FL homes for sale.

You deserve professional real estate service! You obtain the best results with Teri Isner plus you benefit from her marketing skills, experience and ability to network with other REALTORS®. Your job gets done pleasantly and efficiently. You are able to make important decisions easily with fast, accurate information from Teri. The Orlando Avenue Top Team handles the details and follow-up that are important to the success of your transaction.

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Celebration Florida Real Estate Market Statistics – Dec 2015

Welcome to your up-to-the-minute December 2015 edition of market snapshot for Celebration Florida compliments of Teri Isner. This report is personalized with charts including market activity for single family homes in the 34747 zip code. Take a look...


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Friday, December 11, 2015

Helping Your Child with Their First Home Purchase

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Still searching for the ideal holiday gift for your adult child? How about helping your child with their first home purchase? Hopefully your child already has a job lined up so that they can afford to pay for their new home once you have helped them to achieve the goal of home ownership, if not you may want to postpone this plan until they do.
  • Many kids just out of college have a huge student debt that has accumulated over the last four years but that doesn’t have to stop them from owning their own home. Parents can help their children be able to purchase their own home and to come up with the down payment by gifting the down payment to them. Make sure that you do not loan them the money because that can work against them in the long run, rather give them the down payment as a gift. This type of gift is much better than any house warming gift you could ever give them and it’s the gift that will keep on giving. You will need to write a “gift letter” so that the lender realizes that the money is in fact a gift and not a loan.
  • If you simply cannot afford to gift the money for the down payment to your child then you can give them a loan but the lender will have guidelines that you must follow. The lender will consider the loan a second mortgage on the house and you may also be prepared to have interest in the loan as well. The interest rate will most likely be the current market rate.
  • You can apply for a mortgage jointly with your child if you want to help out in that way. You will be considered a non-occupant co-borrower. If however your child fails to pay the mortgage, guess who will be responsible for it? Yes, you. This type of help towards a home purchase should only be done as a last resort.
  • You may want to choose to let your recent graduate move back home with you until he or she can afford to take on a home mortgage without having to have help from you. By letting them move back in you are allowing them to be able to save money towards a home purchase and that in itself is a huge help in the right direction.
Hopefully this gives you a few ideas on how to help your child afford to purchase a home of their own.
Courtesy of Orlando Realtor Teri Isner.

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You deserve professional real estate service! You obtain the best results with Teri Isner plus you benefit from her marketing skills, experience and ability to network with other REALTORS®. Your job gets done pleasantly and efficiently. You are able to make important decisions easily with fast, accurate information from Teri. The Orlando Avenue Top Team handles the details and follow-up that are important to the success of your transaction.

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