Oliver & Associates Real Estate Miramar International Realty Blog

Friday, November 23, 2018   /   by Tara Carter

Fall Leaves Bring Sold Signs




Summer has come to an end and you probably are thinking you've lost the opportunity to sell, and need to wait till next summer. But that's far from the truth! Although it's not as hectic and crazy with the swarm of buyers on the market, the fall season brings out the most serious of lookers. They are the pool of buyers that waited out the summer frenzy to find their perfect home in the fall, and you don't want to miss these buyers! They are ready to make a move, today! And selling in a slower period does not equate to less money. That's a misconception that home owners have based on untrue data that floats around. With the right agent, and your home being priced correctly, you can get a great deal selling your home during the fall season. And might actually prefer it. Here are the top 3 benefits to listing during the fall season.

1. Serious Buyers - Let's be honest, if buyers are out during th ...

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018   /   by Kevin Oliver

Are agents with military backgrounds better for veteran buyers?

Military-focused real estate agents can guide veterans best

Buying a home is a little different for a veteran, especially when he or she finances with a VA mortgage. Any real estate agent can guide a service member through the purchase process. However, one with a military background may be a better fit.

Veterans need experience
VA loans come with unique eligibility requirements and a whole slew of benefits for those who have served our country. The right agent? They can show veterans how to best take advantage of those benefits – and ensure success every step of the way.
Typically, an agent who often works with military members has a team of experienced pros. This includes trustworthy VA lenders, veteran-friendly home inspectors and more. They understand VA appraisals – reports that are more detailed and stringent than traditional appraisals.
Finding the right properties
Often, veterans have unique needs. Some need adaptive housing for disabilities acquired ...

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Saturday, May 26, 2018   /   by Kevin Oliver

In Honor of our Veteran's

We are a Veteran lead Real Estate Team and In honor of our service men and women, we are offering any veteran of the armed forces and/or any active duty members 100% off your escrow fee if you buy or sell a home with us! That's our Memorial Day gift to you and your family. To get your discount, mention this post when contacting us. Contact us direct at (661)-808-3444 or private message me. Thank you for your service and all you've done for our country.
**offer applies to any new escrow opened [for a service member] between Memorial Day May 28, 2018 and July 4th, 2018 **  www.yourhome661.com

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018   /   by Kevin Oliver

Millennial Money Habits

A note from Andrew Plepler 
Global Head of Environmental, Social and Governance at Bank of America 
When you hear the word “millennial,” it may call to mind some stereotypes: they are self-absorbed, foolish with money, not long-term planners or still dependent on their parents. But do these stereotypes hold up? That’s what we set out to find in the fifth edition of our Better Money Habits Millennial Report. 
It turns out that millennials are actually just as good, or better, than other generations when it comes to managing money, and they are getting their financial houses in order. Millennials (ages 23-37) are more likely to set savings goals – and a majority meet them. Most millennials feel financially secure – at a level on par with Generation Xers and Boomers – and they are more likely to ask for raises. Still, they feel stressed; one in four worry often about money. . 
The interesting part is that millennials believe the ...

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018   /   by Kevin Oliver

A Fruitful Endeavor: 8 Basics for Growing a Bountiful Backyard Orchard

By Stephanie Booth | Apr 30, 2018
Imagine, for a moment, if there were no more reaching across the fence to swipe a lemon (or three) from your neighbor's tree. A world where you can skip the sneaky thieving, and sweeten up your own landscape with a flourish of fruit trees—your own mini-orchard that will have the neighbors swooning.
Seasoned gardeners may have a leg up on beginners when it comes to getting started; but with a little planning and know-how, nearly anyone can transform the right yard into a farmers market's worth of produce.
Boning up on the details is essential, though. Fruit trees are every bit as demanding as they are giving, and understanding their quirks is a must.
“Orchards need more space, trees take longer to mature to bear fruit," says Richard W. VanVranken, a county agent and professor at Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Atlantic County in Mays Landing, NJ. "And you may need to hav ...

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