Monday, February 3, 2020 / by Andy Mandel
Thursday, December 26, 2019 / by Andy Mandel
From our family to yours, we hope you have a very happy and, more importantly, healthy 2020. In 2019, we were able to help 68 families buy or sell a home, and our goal for 2020 is to boost that number all the way up to 100. If you know anyone who’s planning on buying or selling in the new year, send them our way. We’d love to be their resource. If you have any real estate resolutions for 2020 (refinancing, home improvements, etc.), I’d love to be a resource for you as well, so don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Thanks for your support, and have a happy New Year.
Thursday, February 28, 2019 / by Andy Mandel
Today I’m joined by Paul Mandel, title attorney, and owner of Capital Abstract & Title (and also my father), to answer two very important questions: What is title insurance, and do buyers really need it?
What is title insurance?
Essentially, title insurance is an insurance policy that ensures that you have clear title to your house and that there are no other owners who can lay claim to it or any mortgages, liens, or encumbrances on it. If you don’t have title insurance, you guarantee these things.
If you buy a property without title insurance, you don’t really know what you’re buying because a title search hasn’t been done on the property, and there could be prior encumbrances from prior owners of the property.
Do buyers need title insurance?
Absolutely. While it’s not legally required of you to get title ...
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 / by Andy Mandel
People ask me all the time whether it costs anything for buyers to work with a Realtor. Usually, the answer is no. In the state of Florida, commissions are typically paid by the seller. This means that having an experienced Realtor by your side, which is an essential component to your success, comes at no cost. Having the guidance of a real estate professional is crucial if you want to earn the best possible deal.
Thursday, September 13, 2018 / by Andy Mandel
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Buying a home in today’s seller’s market may seem like a daunting task, but these five tips can help succeed in your real estate goals.
1. Be fully pre-approved up front. Our team works with some great lenders who can put you through underwriting at the start of your transaction. This will help you to compete in today’s seller’s market, even against cash buyers.
2. Don’t overanalyze your offer. If you find a great home, don’t think too hard about what it will take to secure it. Of course you want to make a purchase that is within your means, but don’t fret over fine details if they are all that stand between you and your dream home.
3. Work with an experienced agent. ...