Don Van Lehn's Blog Posts

Why Investors Still Love Floridas Real Estate Market In 2020

At the beginning of this year Forbes listed several Florida cities – including Orlando, Jacksonville, and Fort Lauderdale – as the best bets for real estate investors in 2019. 

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Jan 9 2020 65671 1

Here are the best neighborhoods to invest in St. Petersburg rental real estate because they have the highest appreciation rates (List by Neigborhoodscout.com). 1  

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Everything You Need To Know Before Moving To Florida

 Lower Florida Real Estate Market Prices ComingIf you don’t absolutely have to own a home in Florida right now, you may be rewarded with lower, possibly much lower Florida home prices

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Dec 2 2019 68275 1

Waterfront Home Premium Shrinking, Highest in Lower-Priced MarketsSvenja Gudell ContributorZillowContributor GroupReal Estate The total estimated value of waterfront homes in June 2018

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Nov 20 2019 65671 1

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Rule Change Should Push More Large Lenders To Offer FHA Loans

Strict FHA lending rules scared lenders and many stopped offering the loans altogether. But that may change because HUD and DOJ have agreed to ease up a bit. The change comes at an opportune time

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Congress Votes To Extend Flood Insurance

No lapse in NFIP yet: Congress passed an extension to keep it going until Nov. 21 – the 13th time it’s been extended. President Trump is expected to sign the bill.;

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Lower Florida Real Estate Market Prices Coming

Lower Florida Real Estate Market Prices ComingIf you don’t absolutely have to own a home in Florida right now, you may be rewarded with lower, possibly much lower Florida home prices within

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Mortgage Rates

No, The Fed Didn't Cut Mortgage

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Jul 18 2019 65671 1

Safety Tips for Open Houses, Around the Office, and on the GoKeep Communication OpenOne of the most important safety precautions you can take is also one of the easiest. If you’re taking clients

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VA Loan Limits

Loan LimitsVA does not set a cap on how much you can borrow to finance your home. However, there are limits on the amount of liability VA can assume, which usually affects the amount of money an

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Jun 4 2019 68275 1

How to find the right mortgage1. Compare ratesWe regularly survey around 4,800 banks and lenders to give you a comprehensive, up-to-date comparison.2. Get a quoteWhen you find a few lenders you,

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Jun 3 2019 65671 1

Things a Home Seller Should Never DiscussThe Code of Ethics put out by the National Association of Realtors, to which all REALTORS® agree to abide, say that a buyer's agent is not to

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Apr 1 2019 65671 1

While many people stress out over passing the real estate agent test, their focus is really on the wrong end of the problem. You'll pass the test if you study, but if you don't pay attention to the

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Thanksgiving Events In Pinellas

Don't miss out on these holiday events happening in Pinellas county, have fun and be safe.http://www.727area.com/

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Fall Events And Festivals In Pinellas County

http://www.visitstpeteclearwater.com/event-guide/fall-events-and-festivalsDon't miss these events, we live where you vacation. Take a look at this link and have.

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5 Home Design Trends To Avoid

There is a saying “Trendy is the last stop before tacky”. This couldn't be more true for the real estate market. Some people decorate their homes in their own tastes, or in the latest trends.

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6 Reasons Your House Might Not Be Selling

1. The house is priced too highWhenever it becomes a seller’s market, such as in the Seminole and Largo Florida area, some customers can become overconfident and ask for a price that is

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How To Buy A Home Quickly 7 Steps

How to buy a home quickly: 7 stepsBuying a home can be such a disruption to your life. The whole process from actually making the decision mentally that you are going to start the process, to

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