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    Hurricane Season Safety & Insurance Tips from Your Favorite REALTORS®

    By Claren Jokela | July 15, 2019

    Although it is no surprise to long-time Florida residents, hurricane season kicked off on June 1st, and lasts a whopping six months (ending November 30th)! Currently Tropical Storm Barry is impacting the Gulf Coast, and is a timely reminder that we all need to be prepared in the event our homes are impacted by a... Read More

    Selling Your Home? Be Sure To Prep Your Lawn in Advance

    By Claren Jokela | April 11, 2019

      Selling Your Home? Be Sure to Prep Your Lawn in Advance By: Kelly Holland   Lawn care can either make or break the first impression your home gives to a prospective buyer. A maintained lawn will help justify your asking price while an overgrown yard with brown patches will discount your home. Many homeowners... Read More

    How to Increase Curb Appeal with 7 Easy Upgrades!

    By Claren Jokela | March 29, 2019

    Written by: Rebecca Edwards When you put your house on the market, you want potential buyers to stop and say “wow!” Whether it’s an open house, a scheduled tour, or a simple drive-by, buyers are going to judge your home on its outside appearance before they go any further. Make the most of your home’s... Read More

    Common Misconceptions About Buying (Part 2!)

    By Claren Jokela | March 5, 2019

     Hello folks! 2 weeks ago we discussed some common buyer misconceptions such as renting vs buying costs, prequalification vs preapproval, big box banks vs local lenders, downpayment percentages, buyer agent commissions, and listing vs buyers agents.  If you did not catch that one, please go back in our blog section and check it out! Here... Read More

    Common Misconceptions About Home Buying (Part 1!) – Dalton Wade Real Estate Group

    By Claren Jokela | February 23, 2019

    Every REALTOR® worth their salt has heard plenty of incorrect theories about the home buying process. We want to debunk some of those for you, to help make the buying process easier, arming you with more knowledge so you can make the right decisions for YOU! Below are just a few misconceptions we have heard along... Read More

    Why It Is Important To Be Fully Preapproved For A Loan Before Viewing Properties or Placing Offers!

    By Claren Jokela | February 5, 2019

      A lot of buyers question why real estate agents ask them for a loan preapproval letter before placing on offer for them or better yet, before agreeing to even show them properties.  We promise – this is actually a very smart move on your agent’s part and it is truly for YOUR benefit as... Read More

    The Truth about Millennials and Home Buying

    By Claren Jokela | January 23, 2019

    If you’re like most people, you’ve heard plenty of millennial stereotypes already. They’re amusing but exaggerated, so instead of dwelling on those, let’s skip to something more interesting: actual facts about millennials and their homebuying behaviors. Whether you’re a home-hungry millennial, a real-estate agent, or a homeowner looking to sell to a wider demographic, these... Read More

    Selling Your Home In Today’s Hot Market – Dalton Wade Real Estate Group

    By Claren Jokela | January 16, 2019

    IS 2019 YOUR YEAR – YOUR YEAR TO FINALLY SELL YOUR HOME? Maybe the kids are gone and you are ready to downsize to something more convenient, or perhaps you and your family have out grown your starter home and are ready to upgrade! No matter the reason, it is a great time to be... Read More

    The Importance Of Finding The Right Agent – And Sticking With Them!

    By Claren Jokela | January 10, 2019

    BEING A FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER (OR BUYING A HOME IN GENERAL) CAN BE SCARY.  At least, it was for me.  Before I became a REALTOR®, my husband and I were first time homebuyers just like everybody else.  I was hesitant for so many reasons – after all, it would be the biggest purchase of our... Read More

    New Year, New Home!

    By Claren Jokela | January 2, 2019

    IT IS OFFICIALLY A NEW YEAR! And with every new year comes new resolutions.  We all have them – maybe it is to get in shape, or to be more adventurous.  For some it is an adventure unlike any other- it is finally the year to buy your first home! This is the perfect New... Read More

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