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2521 Rosemont Cir Davenport-For Sale

2521 Rosemont Cir Davenport-For Sale

2521 ROSEMONT CIRCLE, DAVENPORT, FL

Just Listed

$ Click for current price
4 BEDROOMS | 3 full baths BATHROOMS | 1556 SqFt

2521 Rosemont Cir Davenport is Fully furnished pool home in the highly sought after gated resort golf community of Providence. Located in the Rosemont subdivision characterized by barrel tile roofs and just a short distance from the Club House. The open living and dining area benefit from lots of natural light and provides access through sliding doors onto the pool deck. The fully equipped kitchen with 42 inch cabinets, granite counter tops and breakfast bar is at the center of the home keeping everyone involved. The master bedroom with en-suite is at the rear of the home with direct access onto the pool deck and the en-suite doubles as a pool bath. Two bedrooms share the house bathroom and the fourth bedroom at the front of the home also has an en-suite making it ideal for two families or multi generational living. Outside the heated in ground pool offers a great place to play or relax and you still have plenty of deck space to dine or entertain under the covered lanai.
Providence Golf Community offers 24-hour guard gated security, an 18-hole championship course, clubhouse with restaurant and bar, fitness center, resort style pool and spa, tennis courts as well as walking and biking trails. Currently used as a vacation rental and already has bookings and management in place but could also be used as a permanent residence or snowbird retreat – it’s your choice so make sure to view today.

 

Sold-625 Kettering Rd Davenport FL

Sold-625 Kettering Rd Davenport FL

625 KETTERING ROAD, DAVENPORT, FL

Just Sold

$ Click for current price
4 BEDROOMS | 3 full, 1 half baths BATHROOMS | 2550 SqFt

Great location at the rear of Legacy Park with stunning sunsets over a wooded area and views to conservation beyond. Sold fully furnished, the home has a spacious, open floor plan with a formal living and dining towards the front of the property, a good-sized family room, fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar and a dinette overlooking the pool area at the rear – perfect for your morning coffee. Upstairs the large master bedroom has its own en-suite with dual sinks, a garden tub, standalone shower, walk in closet and additional owners closet. The second master bedroom also has its own en-suite and the third and fourth bedrooms are twin rooms sharing a house bathroom. Downstairs sliding patio doors lead outside to the heated inground pool and spa and large deck area – perfect to relax and entertain with the privacy of no rear neighbors. A half bath, with direct access from the pool deck, and separate laundry room complete the layout. Owner bought new so it’s always been well maintained and although currently being used as a vacation home (garage converted into a games room) it would make a great primary residence. Easy access to shops, restaurants, I4 and all the Central Florida theme parks. Florida living at its best – this move-in ready home should be on your list !!

 

Just Sold-3050 Bella Vista Dr, Davenport, FL

Just Sold-3050 Bella Vista Dr, Davenport, FL

3050 BELLA VISTA DRIVE, DAVENPORT, FL

Just Sold

$ Click for current price
4 BEDROOMS | 2 full baths BATHROOMS | 1604 SqFt

Perfect for an investment property this 4 Bedroom Mediterranean style corner town home would also make a fantasticprimary residence or short term rental property. Outside the home benefits from a large, private block paver courtyardand is just a short walk from the clubhouse with fitness center, kids play area, kitchen, and community pool. Inside Aluxurious feeling created by the 9ft ceilings with recessed lighting and crown molding add to the well equipped kitchenwith 42” solid wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. Freshly painted and move-in ready.Located on Highway 27 just minutes from Champions Gate, I4, Posner Park and the new Four Corners Upper School.

 

Home-Buying Costs Veterans Should Keep in Mind

Home-Buying Costs Veterans Should Keep in Mind

Home-Buying Costs Veterans Should Keep in Mind

note pad and with blue highlighter computer and a Va homeloan applicationFor veterans and active military, VA loans are a great way to achieve the dream of homeownership. More than 22 million service members have used these flexible, no down payment loans since 1944.

But when people hear “no down payment,” they often don’t realize they’ll still need some cash on hand to finish the deal.

“Zero down does not mean zero to close,” points out Gwen Chubirko, broker in charge at Genesis Realty Co. in Kannapolis, NC.
The good news is that buyers don’t have to go in blindly: Your VA loan-savvy real estate agent will be your ally in helping you estimate the costs you will need throughout the process, no matter where you live.

“Our goal is to save veterans money and get them into a home that they’re happy with,” says Realtor® John Ulrich, broker associate with Illustrated Properties in Manalapan, FL.

While the amount you need to close will vary according to your location and situation, experts say you can usually expect to need about 3% of the purchase price on hand to close.

Want to break it down? Here are some home-buying costs that veterans and active military shouldn’t overlook.

1. Credit report
Buyers will often pay this fee, which runs, on average, about $30, to their lender when they first apply for a loan. Be aware that this fee is nonrefundable even if the loan doesn’t close.

2. Earnest money
The earnest money deposit is key to the home-buying process. It essentially allows you to put a “hold” on a house while you conduct the inspections and appraisal. Without earnest money, you could theoretically make offers on many homes, essentially taking them off the market until you decided which one you liked best. As the name suggests, it shows that you are earnest about moving forward on the purchase.

“The seller wants that buyer to have some money in the game when they take the house off the market,” Chubirko explains.

Depending on where you live, you can expect to put down anywhere from 1% to even 10% of the home’s purchase price as earnest money. (In some highly competitive markets, buyers are making even larger deposits in an effort to stand out.)

But don’t worry! Whatever you put down for earnest money will go toward your down payment and closing costs as soon as the deal goes through. (If the deal falters, you could lose some or all of your deposit, depending on the reason why the agreement tanks.)

3. Appraisal
All VA loans require an appraisal to ensure the property is up to acceptable standards and meets the VA’s Minimum Property Requirements. What does that mean? Well, an appraiser will calculate the square footage, confirm the property is worth the price you’re offering, and that it’s safe, structurally sound, and sanitary. Among other things, the appraiser will check for safe mechanical systems, acceptable roof life, and hazard-free basements and crawl space. VA buyers will often pay for the appraisal upfront, but they may be able to recoup the cost at closing.

4. Home inspection
While the appraisal is required, a home inspection is technically optional (except for a pest inspection, which is required in certain states and can cost roughly $50 to $150). But you never want to take a pass on the inspection, unless you’re buying a tear-down (not with a VA loan!).

The home inspection is your all-too-crucial opportunity to uncover any problems with the house before you make it official. It’s also your chance to point out repairs you can ask the seller to make on your behalf (and those repairs could cost much more than the inspection itself, which is going to run about $300 to $500.)

5. Recording fees
Recording fees must be paid out of pocket at the time of closing. This is the fee you pay the county to record your mortgage in the public record, and the cost varies from county to county.

6. Real estate transfer taxes
These costs vary by state—from none in Indiana, to a $2 flat fee in Arizona, to $2 per each $500 in value in New York. States, counties, and municipalities collect these taxes to transfer the title of the property from the previous owner to the new owner.

7. Title insurance
Title insurance protects you (and your lender) in the event there are title issues from previous owners of the home. The average cost of title insurance is around $1,000 per policy, but that amount varies widely from state to state and depends on the price of your home.

8. HOA fees
If you buy a home in an area where there is a required homeowners association, you will need to pay the application fee, which is variable depending on the local rules. Then there are your monthly dues. For a typical single-family home, HOA fees can cost homeowners around $200 to $300 per month, although they’ll be lower or much higher depending on the size of your unit and the amenities.

9. Loan origination fees
An origination fee is one of several that will make up your closing costs. The VA allows lenders to charge up to 1% of the loan amount to cover origination, processing, and underwriting costs.

The bottom line? While VA loans are a great option for any veteran hoping to buy a house, being prepared before you apply will ensure no surprises throughout the process.

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Home-selling “tips” you should ignore

Home-selling “tips” you should ignore

Home-selling “tips” you should ignore

One of the hardest parts of selling your home is all the unknowns: Who will buy your place, and for how much? How long will it take? That uncertainty might make you particularly eager to soak up advice from just about anyone who’s willing to share. Problem is, just because your sister or co-worker swear by certain rules that worked for them, it doesn’t mean they’ll be a magic solution for you, too.

Fact is, a lot of the real estate advice circulating out there is outdated, region-specific, or just plain wrong. As proof, check out this list of tips that many home sellers hear … then learn how these words of wisdom don’t always hold water. Let this serve as a reminder that when selling a home, you should take everything you hear with a huge grain of salt.

 

 

‘You should always list your home in the spring’

Common knowledge says home-buying season starts in the spring and goes through the fall. Not true, says Melisa Aponte, a real estate agent with the Keyes Group in Miami, FL.

“January is a great listing month,” she points out. “People are back from the holidays and ready to start looking.”

Well, at least in places that don’t have a nasty winter, like Miami. Which makes a larger point about real estate advice in general, Aponte says: Every market is different, and what’s great advice in one area can be terrible advice in another.

Besides, when it comes to deciding when to list a home, there are two sides to the coin. Busier times mean more buyers, but also more sellers and more competition. Listing your home when inventory is low could snag the right buyer quickly. Life is unpredictable, and there will always be buyers looking in the “off season,” too.

‘You’ll find your buyer at an open house’

Open houses are exciting, akin to a debutante ball where your home makes its fresh-faced appearance to scads of suitors all at once. And that’s fine, but don’t expect this to be the venue where you find “the one” who makes an offer. While that can occur, open houses are more like parties, filled with swains who aren’t ready to settle down, says Anita Clark, a real estate agent in Warner Robins, GA. Serious home buyers will more often request a private one-on-one showing instead.

Of course, you don’t want to skip the open house entirely. It’s a great way for people to browse, and hey, you never know. Maybe your looky-loo neighbor has a family member who would love to buy your place after all. But it’s time to let go of the idea that an open house is a key step on the road to your ultimate buyer.

‘You can save money by paying less in commission’

Reluctant to fork over the 6% commission that real estate agents typically request to sell your home? Sure, that may seem like a lot of money, but what you might not realize is just how much work an agent does behind the scenes.

“A lot of people don’t understand that an agent’s job is more than just listing the home on the MLS,” says Aponte. Agents’ commissions pay for their time and for marketing materials. Posters, flyers, broker open houses, and yard signs all come from the money you pay your agent.

But beyond that, “it gives your agent the power to offer money to other agents who have qualified buyers,” she explains. That’s because the buyer’s agent and the seller’s agent split the commission.

Though in an ideal world, buyers’ agents would show them every property in their price range, regardless of commission, unfortunately it doesn’t always work that way, says Aponte.

“So if there are a lot of properties on the market and you’re only offering 2% commission, there are agents who won’t show that property,” she says.

Ultimately, you get what you pay for, and a higher commission can often justify itself in the sense that you can reel in tons of buyers, and (hopefully) spark a bidding war that’ll fetch top dollar.

‘Price your home high—and hold out for a buyer who’ll pay it’

Of course you want to get the most you can for your property. Still, pricing it sky-high and hoping a gullible buyer will fall for this aspirational sum? Not a great plan.

“I want to sell your property for a million dollars too, but I would be doing you a disservice to price it that way if the comps are saying $500,000,” says Aponte. Home buyers are highly sensitive to overpaying, and will quickly steer clear. And the longer your house sits on the market, the more buyers will begin to think something’s wrong with it … and lob you a lowball offer.

The best way to avoid this debacle is to price a house right from the start—not too high, not too low—and then seriously consider any offers that roll in, even if they aren’t as great as you’d hoped. To start things off, you can enter your address in a home value estimator to get a ballpark figure of how much your home is worth, then fine-tune that number with an agent’s help.

‘Here’s what the market is going to look like next year…’

Sure, it makes sense that real estate professionals will make educated guesses to help guide buyers’ and sellers’ decision-making. The operative word here is “educated.” Fact is, nobody really knows what the market is going to do; if they did, the housing crash of 2008 would have looked a lot different!

“Beware of ‘future’ predictions that don’t come from a reputable source,” says Dillar Schwartz, a real estate agent in Austin, TX. Sure, your brother-in-law or best friend might be trying to help, but keep in mind that their armchair philosophizing about the future of real estate is just an opinion—nothing more.

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Bardell Real Estate are the experts in helping you with your selling, buying or renting needs near Orlando, Florida. Make your Disney area experience a forever memorable one. Call us now to speak to a real estate agent.