HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS

Homestead Exemptions   Just wanted to send a reminder that Homestead Exemptions are Due by April 30th. Homestead exemptions remove part of your home’s value from taxation. If you want to receive a homestead exemption for the taxes on your home, the home must first qualify as a residence homestead on January 1 of the year in which you are applying. There are two requirements: You must own your home on January 1. (If you are over 65,and/or disabled the January …

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Market Update from Catherine Darwin

   Brought to you by Catherine Darwin       For the week of december 28, 2020     QUOTE OF THE WEEK     “A goal is a dream with a deadline.”—Napoleon Hill, American self-help author         NATIONAL MARKET UPDATE       After five months of gains, Existing Home Sales slipped 2.5% in November, but are still up 25.8% from a year ago and 16.1% above pre-pandemic levels. The problem is inventory, the lowest it’s …

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Little Update Here

I am very proud to be one of only 2% of REALTORS who have earned the ABR (Accredited Buyer’s Representative) designation from the National Association of REALTORS. I’ve actually had the designation for many years and use it almost every day. This ensures that my Buyers are are equally represented throughout the Buying process from the moment we meet, through a clean closing. and ending with a strong lifetime friendship. Buyers did not have this legislation to protect themselves until …

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Mortgage Updates

Mortgage Rates Decrease Again, Veering Back Into Territory Of Lowest Rates On Record Amy DobsonSenior ContributorReal EstateCovering everything from luxury homes to housing trends around the world. The downward trend of mortgage interest rates has continued this week, with average rates reaching 2.91% for a 30-year fixed rate loan, according to the weekly report by Freddie Mac. This is a decrease from last week’s rates when they reached 2.99%, but is still just slightly higher than their lowest rate on record …

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510 Songwood Sold

This was a fun musician to musician transaction with the help of TNT Title Lakeway and Clear Title in Pensacola. And to boot an accomplished gardner is in the mix to maintain and add to the lovely grounds. Homes in 78669 have low inventory so be quick if you are looking to buy. There are still some reasonably priced lots in waterfront neighbors with great amenities. Remember me if you are a buyer. I have ABR and SRS certifications and …

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My New Listing

Just listed a great humdinger of a home. Located in the gated lakeside community of Lakeside Beach. This is a single story 4/2 on 1.26 acres. A custom home built by JC Construction. Inside features include two fireplaces, stained concrete floors, high ceilings, overhead lighting, surround sound, Alder wood hard core wooden doors and cabinets, plus all high end appliances convey and much much more. The outside offers many amenities including a 11X18 greenhouse (with lighting and A/C), tons of …

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