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Wednesday, July 28, 2021   /   by Flr Team

Bioluminescence Season

Did you know it’s Bioluminescence season? If you live on the Space Coast, you might be aware of the magical glow that lights up the lagoon at night during the months of July and August. We reached out to a local tour guide from Cocoa Kayaking to get more insight one what the magic is all about. This is what Dustin Foster has to share about the Bioluminescence experience. 


“Bioluminescence is the biochemical emission of light given off by organisms. It is primarily used by living organisms as a means to deter or to attract predators and prey. The bioluminescence that we are experiencing in our local lagoons are due to a single-celled plankton called a dinoflagellate. These dinoflagellates are microscopic and harmless to people. They contain a molecule called luciferin that reacts with oxygen to produce light. Anything that creates a disturbance in the water is going to cause oxygen to react with the cellular wall of the plankton, sparking a chemical reaction that c ...

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021   /   by Flr Team

With House Supply Rising, What Does That Mean for You?

One important factor in today’s housing market is the number of homes for sale. While the inventory levels sit at a historic low, there are indications that we may have hit the lowest point we’ll see. We’re still not close to a balanced market but we are finally seeing a slow but steady increase in homes coming up for sale. This leaves many buyers and sellers wondering the same thing: what does that mean for me?


Buyers: More Options Are Arriving, So Act Fast
More supply means that there are more options to choose from with less competition. This could mean fewer bidding wars. If you have been experiencing trouble trying to find your next home, this news should give you the hope and motivation to keep your buying process moving forward. Experts are projecting that mortgage rates will begin increasing which will make purchasing homes less affordable. Capitalize on today’s market with low interest rates.


Sellers: The Supply Challenges Are Not Over Yet, s2 ...

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021   /   by Flr Team

4 Incentives to Selling Your Home This Summer

As everyone knows, the housing market has been pretty good for the first half of the year. For the second half, it is looking to remain positive which contributes as to why there may not be a better time to sell than right now. 

Here are four things to consider if you’re trying to decide if now is the best time to make a move.

Your House Will Move Quickly
The average days on market are a strong indicator of buyer competition, and of course, homes selling quickly are a great sign for sellers. It is also a huge indicator that buyers are motivated to do what it takes to buy their dream home.

Buyers Are Willing To Compete For Your House
While homes are selling fast, they are also receiving multiple offers. According to the National Association of Realtors, sellers are seeing an average of 5 competitive offers.

When Supply Is Low, Your House is in the Spotlight
One of the biggest challenges for motivated buyers is the amount of buyers vs the amount of homes for sal ...

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Friday, July 9, 2021   /   by Flr Team

5 Reason to Choose a REALTOR Over 'For Sale By Owner'

Selling your home is a time consuming process, especially for those who think they can do it on their own, known as For Sale By Owner (FSBO). The involvement is a highly detailed process that requires a lot of expertise and knowledge to navigate it effectively. From gathering information through market research to reviewing legal documents, handling negotiations, and more. 

To help you better understand the lengthy process or how much time and effort it takes to sell your own home, here are a few things you need to think about before putting that ‘For Sale’ sign up in the yard.
1. Making a Good First Impression: While it may sound elementary, there are a lot of proven best practices to consider when preparing a house for sale.
-Do you need to take down any of the personal art?
-What’s the right amount of landscaping to boost your curb appeal?
-What wall colors are most appealing to buyers?

Some may try to do this on their own, but you might invest capit; ...

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021   /   by Flr Team

5 Things Homebuyers Need To Know When Making An Offer

When it comes down to buying a home, you look for the perfect place to call home that fits your lifestyle. The problem is, in today’s market there are just not enough homes available to purchase. With inventory remaining low while the buyer demand continues to stay strong, a multi-offer scenario is the new normal. Here are five things you should keep in mind when you’re ready to make an offer on a new place.

Know Your Numbers
Having a complete understanding of your budget and how much house you can actually afford. That’s why you should connect with a lender to get a pre-approval for a loan early in the home buying process. This also shows sellers you’re a serious, qualified buyer. 

Brace for a Fast Pace
Today’s housing market is fast-paced. According to the Realtors Confidence Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the average home is on the market for just 17 days- that means from start to finish, a house for sale in today&rs ...

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