Life Tips

Should You Have A Real Estate Agent When Buying A Home?

If you’re looking to purchase a new home, then you may have considered partnering with a licensed real estate agent. You’re not among the few, considering 88 percent of homebuyers enlist the assistance of an Apopka Realtor. Most builders and buyers find it the best decision to deal with a real estate agent to make the process easier. In fact, it’s typically expected that a buyer have an agent before the purchase of any home.

Purchasing A New Home

Buyers who are looking to make a purchase on newly constructed homes may feel like enlisting a Realtor is unnecessary. New home project sales people are a great resource to help anyone understand the project. However, your Realtor will be able to help you find the best deal whether it is a resale or newly constructed. The builder’s sales person represents the builder’s best interests not the buyer’s! Anyone new to the real estate realm can easily be overwhelmed with options and pricing. Your Realtor will be able to represent you and negotiate with any builder to develop your dream home at a reasonable price.

Let an experienced professional advise you where to look for your new home. They are able to help you find the house you envisioned, while keeping you in price range!

Article Source: https://michellechaserealtor.com/should-you-have-a-real-estate-agent-when-buying-a-home/

The Michelle Chase Real Estate Team services Apopka, FL and the surrounding area.

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Cleaning Tips

Cleaning Limestone Surfaces

Limestone surfaces are a popular choice for renovations and improvements providing the luxurious expensive look of marble but an a more affordable old-world price. Most limestone is usually white or off-white in color with unique and naturally occurring patterns throughout the stone.

Beautiful as they are, they come with a downside that they require more care than other stone types, such as granite. This is because compositionally, limestone is more porous and sensitive to acids attack. The porosity makes it more prone than other stains and discoloration. (We once were asked to seal a brand new set of limestone stairs after removing a coffee stain… it took 6 seal applications to finally seal the stone… and each day the property manager dropped a new cup of coffee as a test.) Once sealed it usually just takes another annual application to maintain, but the first application is a doosey. Once sealed spills are easily cleaned up without staining.

Blog Source: https://marblelife.com/posts/01-16-2019-cleaning-limestone-surfaces/

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Home Tips

Should You Have A Real Estate Agent When Buying A Home?

If you’re looking to purchase a new home, then you may have considered partnering with a licensed real estate agent. You’re not among the few, considering 88 percent of homebuyers enlist the assistance of a Realtor. Most builders and buyers find it the best decision to deal with a real estate agent to make the process easier. In fact, it’s typically expected that a buyer have an agent before the purchase of any home.

 

 

Purchasing A New Home

 

Buyers who are looking to make a purchase on newly constructed homes may feel like enlisting a Realtor is unnecessary. New home project sales people are a great resource to help anyone understand the project. However, your Realtor will be able to help you find the best deal whether it is a resale or newly constructed. The builder’s sales person represents the builder’s best interests not the buyer’s! Anyone new to the real estate realm can easily be overwhelmed with options and pricing. Your Realtor will be able to represent you and negotiate with any builder to develop your dream home at a reasonable price.

 

Let an experienced professional advise you where to look for your new home. They are able to help you find the house you envisioned, while keeping you in price range!

Read more here: https://michellechaserealtor.com/should-you-have-a-real-estate-agent-when-buying-a-home/

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Home Tips

The Nanny Check

Your children are the most precious and important people in your life. You treasure them more than life itself. So, when it’s time to hire a nanny or babysitter, how do you decide who will protect your child as much as you do? Access Investigative Services has the answers.  Vetting your child’s nanny is one of our specialties.

 

We’ve all heard horror stories about children found wandering the streets unattended because the babysitter fell asleep.  Or, kids were harmed or neglected by a nanny.   A background check of your nanny is not overreacting. It’s being safe.

 

Parents hiring investigative professionals is on the rise It’s one of the most important things a parent can do for their kids.

Read more here: https://accessinvestigativeservices.com/

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Home Tips

Why You Should Consider Buying Over Renting

There are a lot of situations in which renting might be the best option for you and your family. Renting can be great if you are unsure you want to settle down in a particular area or you enjoy relinquishing the responsibility of maintenance. However, if you have the opportunity to consider buying and owning a home, it could yield many benefits for your future!

Read more here: https://michellechaserealtor.com/why-you-should-consider-buying-over-renting/

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Press Releases

The Michelle Chase Real Estate Team In Apopka, Fl Welcomes Hank Dunn To The Team!

Hank is a multi-generation Floridan whose grandparents moved to Florida nearly a hundred years ago. Due to his father’s career in the military, he has lived in many places across America and the world. In his adult life, he is a retired higher education administrator with a career spanning more than 30 years. He has worked extensively in community colleges, including being Chancellor and President of two different colleges. He also has a background in financial and strategic panning, real estate and investments.

 

Hank has held a Florida real estate license on and off for many years, but became fully active after he retired in 2017. He is also an active partner in a non-profit company, Provident Housing Solutions, building rental properties to support working families throughout Central Florida.

 

Hank and his wife live in Apopka. He is the father of three adult children who reside in Central and South Florida and is the proud grandfather of two grandchildren.

To learn more about the Michelle Chase team visit our website at https://michellechaserealtor.com.

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Life Tips

Car Wreck Equals Lost Value. Learn More!

Have you recently been in an auto accident? You may be surprised to learn about “automotive diminished value,” which is when cars lose value after being in a wreck. This could be attributed to anything from minor scratches to full structural damage. Either way, you may be entitled to compensation if the accident was the fault of someone else.

 

Some websites will offer a diminution in value calculator, but it is still a good idea to get your car appraised by your insurance company or a mechanic. They will be able to give you the most accurate assessment of damage. Compensation eligibility is based on many factors, such as the value of the car before the accident, quality of repairs, and extent of the damage.

 

If you decide to file a lawsuit against the responsible party after an accident, it is important to take certain precautionary measures because they can, and will, try to fight your claim. Here are some suggestions:

  • First, ensure that you take many high-quality photos of the damage from multiple angles. Photo proof is some of the best evidence you have during a diminished value case.
  • You’ll also want to be sure to collect the names and phone numbers of any eyewitnesses, as these statements could be pivotal in your claim.
  • Next, contact a lawyer who is experienced in automotive diminished value claims. They will be able to review your case from a legal standpoint and provide guidance on how to continue.

 

If you feel you have a credible claim for diminution in automobile value, it is highly advised that you retain a lawyer who can help you during the whole process. We recommend Brett M. Bressler Attorneys at Law, because they offer a free consultation and have over 27 years of experience handling these cases. Visit their website at https://lawsofflorida.com/

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Life Tips

Respecting Parents As They Age

senior woman with daughter at home

Many of us will reach retirement age with good health intact and excellent mental clarity. For those who don’t, there is help available.

Currently, the largest population of seniors will be Baby Boomers born between 1946 and 1964. This population is expected to double by the year 2050. The time to plan is sooner rather than later.

But, aging is not a bad thing. Many seniors continue on with daily activities as if they were decades younger. Healthy means happy, and good health is the key to a fabulous retirement. Make sure mom and dad are getting proper healthcare and that they are getting adequate nutrition.

Adult children should never approach aging parents in a negative manner. Aging is not a disease. The young adult still lives in the minds of seniors and we should do what we can to keep it there. A simple question such as “so mom, would you like us to help you with anything? Are you doing okay?” is all that is needed in most cases to begin the conversation. If you haven’t been around much in previous years, suggesting a retirement “home or community” may be met with resistance. Here are some positive suggestions:

– Assess the situation often. If all looks well, it probably is.
– If possible, share concerns with other siblings.
– Ask important questions regarding living wills, healthcare decisions, and power-of-attorney.
– Make sure parents remain active in clubs, church, or visiting friends.
– And by all means, stay in touch! Love is the best medicine.

And, when help is needed, Legacy In-Home Care can make the difference between peace and tranquility and total chaos. We offer assistance for every stage of aging. We love what we do – so will you! Contact Legacy today. Website: https://legacyinhomecareinc.com

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Life Tips

What Are They Hiding? Find Out with Access Investigative Services

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Infidelity Investigations:

Have you ever believed someone close to you had something to hide? For example, let’s say you’ve seen changes in your partner’s behaviors; unexplained charges on their credit cards, working later than usual, frequent mood swings. Now, did you ever wish you could get proof to validate your intuition and confront them with the facts? If you suspect infidelity in your relationship, you may want to consider hiring a licensed private investigator. What you find out may be surprising—but it may just be exactly what you were looking for.

Computer and Data Investigations:

Time and time again, people will delete their browsing history, chat screens, and call logs to hide unfaithful or unlawful behaviors. Often unbeknownst to those people, seasoned professionals can employ advanced technology in the field of computer and data forensics to uncover hidden data. Though you believe clicking the “delete” button will destroy all traces of your activity, there is often extensive evidence remaining.

Private Investigator

Access Investigative Services is a private detective agency in Orlando dedicated to seeking out the truth and helping you achieve your goals. They are a team of highly-trained specialists with over 25 years of experience providing services to both commercial and individual clientele. Whether you believe an employee is stealing from you or you’ve found yourself amid a child custody battle, proof is at your fingertips. Access Investigative Services can bring concealed information to light with state-of-the-art procedures often used by local, state, and even federal government agencies.

 

From recovering lost data to email tracing, Access Investigative Services provides multiple services to get to the truth of the matter. If you feel that a partner, an employee, or someone close to you is engaging in disloyal or criminal behaviors, contact Access Investigative Services today for a free and confidential consultation. Click here to read more about their services.

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Local Pros

The Michelle Chase Real Estate Team

Location: Apopka, FL

Phone: (407) 268-6718

Website: michellechaserealtor.com

Michelle Chase is a local realtor and certified staging agent with Home Wise Realty that knows what buyers are looking for. Staging your home involves creating an inviting space that house hunters can envision themselves living in and can also help to facilitate a speedy sale for top dollar.

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