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Sugar Mill Country Club Homes for Sale | Michel Delos Santos, Realtor

by Michel Delos Santos, Realtor

Mom playing golf at Sugar Mill Country Club

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, call or text us at (386) 689-4684, or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best timefor you to make a move.

Who would want to be without one?

by Michel Delos Santos

Who would want to be without one?

When the 75 year old man who had been widowed four times was asked why he was getting married again, he said “for the little bit that they eat, I wouldn’t want to be without one.”

 

In a torrential rainfall, you wouldn’t want to be without an umbrella. It is also understandable that when purchasing or selling a home, more and more people want an agent involved.

NAR’s Homebuyers and Sellers Profile states the trend in owners trying to sell their home themselves has declined over the past ten years from 14% in 2003 to only 9% in 2014. Similarly, the number of buyers purchasing directly through an owner has decreased from 2001 to 2014 from 15% to 5%.

It is natural to think that a seller wants to get the highest price for their property while the buyer wants to pay the least possible. Negotiations may be the most valuable service provided by an agent because of the clear conflicts of interest such as the price, terms and condition.

Other areas of contention that could affect a party without an agent:

  • The real estate agent who represents the other party
  • The attorney who represents only one party
  • Home and pest inspectors regarding condition
  • The buyer’s lender regarding terms
  • The lender’s appraiser regarding value
  • The title company in an effort to satisfy challenges to clear title
  • Municipal authorities to mitigate code violations

 Even when there are two licensed agents involved, there could be a question of representation. This is a discussion that buyers should have with a real estate professional before looking at houses.

You've Got Money!

by Michel Delos Santos

You've Got Money!

Imagine that after checking www.SSA.gov to see what you can expect when you retire and estimated what your minimum required distributions from your retirement accounts will be, you’ve discovered that you’re not going to have enough retirement income to cover your living expenses.

 

Ideally, it would be perfect if the extra money you need would just come to your mailbox each month with the same certainty as your social security or retirement income.

Rental homes are a popular choice for passive income because they are an investment that most people understand based on their experience owning a home. They’re easy to manage and the rents should keep pace with inflation.

Mortgage loans for investors are available to investors with good credit and at least 20% down payments. While 30 year terms are the most common, some investors wanting to have the home paid for by retirement may choose a 15 or 20 year term.

A tried and true strategy is to choose average or slightly below average priced homes in predominantly owner-occupied neighborhoods. This will appeal to more prospective tenants wanting to live in good communities and should provide a higher level of revenue.

When an owner has a good property with a good tenant, the income is as predictable and convenient as going to the mailbox each month. To learn more about rental homes, contact your real estate professional.

3 Best Waterfront Homes for Sale in Edgewater FL

by Michel Delos Santos

*3 Best Waterfront Homes for Sale in Edgewater FL*

  1. 201 N Riverside, 5/4/1, pool, 999K.
  2. 2439 Swordfish, 4/3, pool, 1,775K.
  3. 185 Godfrey, 6/6, pool, 1,750K.
Click here to preview the full MLS displays of these properties.

5 Best Homes for Sale in Sugar Mill Country Club

by Michel Delos Santos

*** 5 Best Homes for Sale in Sugar Mill Country Club.*** 

  1. 64 Club House, 4/2, 225K.
  2. 1034 Magnolia, 3/2, 279K.
  3. 1076 Red Maple, 3/2, 330K.
  4. 1089 Club House, 3/2/1, 335K.
  5. 4030 Gleneagles, 3/2, 365K.
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If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at (386) 689-4684
or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time
for you to make a move.


8 Best New Smyrna Beach Riverfront Homes for Sale

by Michel Delos Santos

*8 Best Riverfront Homes for Sale in New Smyrna Beach*

  1. 7010 Turtlemound, 4/2/1, pool, 839K.
  2. 835 Drum, 3/3, 848K.
  3. 1957 Bayview, 4/4/1, 870K.
  4. 1320 S. Riverside, 5/4/1, 895K.
  5. 42 Richmond, 3/3, 999K.
  6. 117 Cunningham, 5/3, pool, 1,200K.
  7. 608 S. Riverside, 3/3/1, pool, 1,545K.
  8. 1202 Commodore, 4/5, pool, 2,225K.
Click here to preview the full MLS displays of these properties.

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home or condo, give us a call at (386) 689-4684 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

Live the Dream

by Michel Delos Santos

Live the Dream

Consumers are more easily living the American Dream of owning a home because of the incredibly low mortgage rates. Today, most buyers can get a much lower rate than their parents or grandparents got on their first home.

 

In a recent housing survey, FNMA released information about consumers' thoughts on the current market. Almost two-thirds would rather buy than rent and believe that now is a good time to buy. Half of the respondents expect rent and home prices will go up.

Top Ten reasons to move the dream to reality:

  1. It’s cheaper than renting in most cases
  2. Avoid rental increases in the future
  3. Equity build-up with amortization of each payment going to principal
  4. A home is a forced savings account
  5. Appreciation increases your equity and your overall investment
  6. Mortgage interest and property tax deductions
  7. Home equity interest deduction
  8. A place you can call your own
  9. A place to share with friends and family
  10. Capital gains exclusion on profit

Buyers need the confidence that they can afford a home and proof for the sellers when they’re ready to submit a contract. If a buyer has steady reliable income, a good record of paying their bills, money saved for a down payment and are prepared to pay the mortgage each month, the next step is to get pre-approved by a trusted mortgage professional.

Take a look at the Rent vs. Own to see what the real cost of owning a home for your price range.

Vacation Home Purchases

by Michel Delos Santos

10 Best New Smyrna Beach Oceanfront Homes for Sale

by Michel Delos Santos

* 10 Best Oceanfront Homes for Sale in New Smyrna Beach *

  1. 5613 S. Atlantic, 3/2, 850K.
  2. 6953 S. Atlantic, 4/4, 950K.
  3. 2809 Hill St, 4/3, 1,175K.
  4. 6232 S. Atlantic, 4/4, 1,350K.
  5. 7023 S. Atlantic, 4/4, pool, 1,600K.
  6. 1659 N. Atlantic, 3/3/1, 1,623K.
  7. 1421 N. Atlantic, 4/4, pool, 1,700K.
  8. 6112 S. Atlantic, 5/5/1, pool, 1,750K.
  9. 7025 S. Atlantic, 9/5/1, spa, 1,800K.
  10. 1419 N. Atlantic, 4/3, pool, 1,995K.

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  • New Smyrna Beach.
  • Sugar Mill Country Club.
  • Condo Living.
  • Shopping & Dining.
  • New Smyrna Beach-Beachside.
  • If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at (386) 689-4684 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

    9 Best New Smyrna Beachside Homes for Sale under $350,000.

    by Michel Delos Santos

    *9 Best New Smyrna Beachside Homes for Sale under $350,000.*

    1. 6544 Turtlemound,3/2,  329K.
    2. 2901 Saxon, pool, 2/1, 325K.
    3. 809 N Peninsula, 2/2, 325K.
    4. 828 E 23rd Ave, 3/2, 295K.
    5. 812 E 10th Ave, 3/2, 295K.
    6. 839 E 10th Ave, 3/2, 284K.
    7. 610 S Pine, 2/1, 279K.
    8. 816 E 23rd Ave, 3/2, 344K.
    9. 808 Bass, 4/3, 349K.

    Click here to preview the full MLS descriptions of these properties.If you want any more information on any of these homes, please email us mikeytherealestateman@gmail.com or call/text us at 386 689 4684.

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