Kevin Johnson's Blog Posts

Sellers Have an Opportunity as Home Prices Re-Accelerate

As mortgage rates started to rise this year, many homeowners began to wonder if the value of their homes would fall. Here’s the good news. Historically, when mortgage rates rise by a

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Fla. Unlikely to Feel Impact from Slowing Market

Six of the nation’s top 25 most overvalued housing markets are in the Sunshine State, which can expect to see a “prolonged period of unaffordability” even as prices in other

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4 House “Flaws” You Can Safely Disregard

When you walk through a house with your CENTURY 21 real estate agent, you’re seeing if you and your family would be happy living there. But you’re also probably looking for signs of trouble

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How To Keep Your Pets Safe During Your Home Sale

If you have a pet, you probably wonder what you can do to keep them safe after you decide to put your home up for sale. With all the disruption going on during a home sale, it's all too easy for

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How Pre-Listing Home Inspections Can Save You Time and Money!

Having your home inspected before listing can save you time, money, and grief. Home inspections can be a pivotal moment in a real estate transaction. We all have that fear that the inspector will

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Top 5 Ways To Pick A High Quality Real Estate Agent

Your real estate agent can be the difference between a successful home buy and a bad purchase. Take a look at the characteristics of a good real estate agent and how you should vet your next partner

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How To Choose Between Laminate And Hardwood Flooring

Picking out new flooring can be exciting. After all, as anyone knows, new flooring in a home or business property can completely change the entire atmosphere. A common question asked by commercial

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The Loan Process: Where to Start

Where should I start? It is hard to know where to begin! There are so many options that it can be very confusing to find the right type of loan. You must first ask yourself many questions. Some

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4 Ways to Improve Your Curb Appeal

You have about five minutes to impress (or not) prospective buyers at a showing. For curb appeal, you get about five seconds for buyers to decide whether they want to go inside. Here are four tips

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5 helpful tips before buying your home!

A mortgage is one of the largest financial responsibilities you’ll acquire throughout your life, it requires a significant investment and time to negotiate properly. Therefore, you want to do your

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VIDEO: November 2018 Housing Update

The median home prices in Central Florida continued their climb in November 2018, rising 4% to $233,100 according to the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association. Check out the rest of the stats in

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Orange County Holiday Lights Display

Driving around town to see holiday lights has always been one of my favorite holiday traditions. My parents used to drive me around as a kid to look at the beautiful lights in the neighborhood and

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Orlando is the #1 City in the U.S. to Invest in Real Estate in 2018

There are many housing markets across the country doing well now. Out of these Orlando in central Florida has been declared as the best city for real estate investment by none other than Forbes.

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REALTOR® or Real Estate Agent, What's the difference?!?

People tend to confuse the terms “Real Estate Agent” and “REALTOR®”. Yes, we both hold licenses, and both help you with your real estate transactions, but the two are definitely not the!

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VIDEO: October 2018 Housing Update

The median home prices in Central Florida continued their climb in October 2018, rising 4% to $228,750 according to the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association. Check out the rest of the stats in

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A Day For Veterans

Did you know that Veterans Day occurs on November 11th every year in the United States? It honors all veterans for their service. Originally known as Armistice Day, which commemorated the end of

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5 Reasons Why You Should Own and Not Rent Your Home

For 15 years, I was under the assumption I could not afford to buy a home.  I was renting and paying my landlord to live in his property.  Each year when I signed a new lease, the rent would

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2018 Best Public Schools in Lake County, FL

The 2018 Best Public Elementary Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education.

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6 Energy Money Saving Tips

Being energy efficient not only helps with the environment but it also can help you loads of money! There are many things we can do to offset the unnecessary prices we pay. Here are six great:

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Why Homeowner Associations are Actually A Good Thing

Homeowner Associations have received bad press for so long. People see it as a way of someone dictating what they can or can't with their house. However, a Homeowner Association could actually be a

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10 Ways To Make Moving Easier

Moving can be tough but, hopefully with these helpful tips   your move with be a little less stress full!  Pack an overnight bag with essentials. Chances are you will be exhausted after a

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8 Reasons Why Hiring A Real Estate Professional Can Make All The Difference

Buying a home is a very important life investment and selling your home requires a lot  of care and understanding of the current market.   Whether you'll be becoming a first time homeowner or

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Home Turf Advantage

It's Summer time and the sun is shining down! As great as that is, the heat can really take a toll on your lawn, if it's not maintained properly. Keep your lawn looking its best all summer long

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New Year New Goals New House

As another year has passed and new year has begun,  are you still paying rent and hoping that maybe this year will be the year you become a homeowner?   If one of your new  years resolutions is

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Fall In Love With Your New Home

Fall in love with your new house and make it feel like home right before the holidays!  Only you will know when it is the best time to purchase a home, however, studies have shown  the fall

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Simple Steps To Take Before Buying A Home

You are all ready to buy a home and make your home ownership dreams a reality, great! Now what?  Here are some simple steps & tips to consider before beginning your process. Credit --

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Top 10 Benefits Of Buying A Home

Buying a home may be the American dream, but it can definitely be quite a task. You need to make sure you have good credit, are able to make a down payment, and of course, move in all of your

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Topgolf Orlando Grand Opening

Looking for something new, different, and fun to do this weekend?  Great news -- now you can!  Here are some details you'll need for your visit to Topgolf Orlando! What: Topgolf will be opening

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Which Home Loan Is Right For You?

There are many types of home loans you can get when you are shopping around.  Below are the some of the most common ones along with some basic information.  Which home loan is right for your?

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5 Great Ways to Boost Curb Appeal

Curb Appeal is an extremely important factor in selling your home!  Buyers can take one look at your home and decide that they don't even want to see the inside. Boosting your curb appeal can bring

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10 Fall Home Maintenance Tips

Fall is the best time to get some home maintenance done before the days get a little shorter and a little colder. Although Florida is not known for its "harsh winters' it is still 

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Mortgage Rates On FIRE! Home Prices Up In Smoke?

Mortgage interest rates have already risen by over a quarter of a percentage point in 2018. Many are projecting that rates could increase to 5% by the end of the year. What impact will rising rates

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Is your air conditioning ready for summer?

It sure has been hot this week with high temperatures reaching the mid to upper 90’s every single day. Unfortunately, these high temperatures bring along with the high electric bills as our air

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2 Ways To Get The Most Money From The Sale Of Your Home

Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive the maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to

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Should I Wait Until Next Year To Buy? Or Buy Now?

  Some Highlights: The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time.

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Which Comes First… Marriage Or Mortgage?

According to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics in 2017 at 57% of all

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The #1 Reason To Sell Now Before Spring

The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by ‘supply and demand.’ If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of

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Homeownership: “The Reports Of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated”

The famous quote by Mark Twain in the title of this article can be used to describe homeownership in America today. Last week, the Census revealed that the percentage of homeowners in the country

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Millionaire To Millennials: Don’t Rent A Home… Buy!

In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that: “The biggest mistake millennials are making is not buying their first home.” He goes on to say that, “If you want to

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Study Shows “Millennials Deserve More Credit”

When it comes to talking about millennials, there are many stereotypes out there that have influenced the way the public feels about the generation. Whether it’s the assumption that millennials

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2 Major Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

Urban Institute recently released a report entitled, “Barriers to Accessing Homeownership,” which revealed that “eighty percent of consumers either are unaware

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U.S. Housing Inventory Crunch Continues… List Your House Today!

Every winter, families across the country decide if this will be the year that they sell their current houses and move into their dream homes. Mortgage rates hovered around 4% for all of 2017

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