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New Energy Star 3.0 Homes in Tallahassee

Updated: 06/11/2012 - Energy Star is a voluntary program for new home construction that includes value added energy efficient features, materials and equipment that work together to deliver better performance and the first Energy Star version 3.0 homes are now available in Tallahassee.

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Special Report: "Facing Foreclosure"

Updated: 05/17/2011 - A special report: A local family shares its struggle in facing foreclosure. Part 2 takes a look at what to do when you're facing foreclosure.

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The Real Estate Minute: Renting vs. Buying

Posted: 07/06/2009 - Home ownership is the greatest of American dreams for most people, but the cost of owning a home has turned into a nightmare for millions. Gary Bartlett takes a closer look at some of the reasons why and how you can avoid becoming a statistic.

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The Real Estate Minute: Importance of First Impressions

Posted: 06/22/2009 - Many of you are familiar with the expression, "you never get a second chance to make a good first impression". Certainly that is true when it comes to selling your home, and you don't have to spend thousands of dollars landscaping.

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The Real Estate Minute: Understanding Your Credit

Updated: 06/15/2009 - If you are thinking about buying a house.. then it's also important that you think about your credit history. How well you have handled your credit obligations in the past is of utmost importance to lenders today.

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The Real Estate Minute: Finding Your Dream Home

Posted: 06/08/2009 - It may come as no surprise that 80 percent of all home buyers begin their search online. With a point and click of a mouse, shoppers can see hundreds of homes, virtual tours and neighborhoods. But finding the perfect home takes skill, market knowledge and hard work.

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The Real Estate Minute: A Good Time to Buy?

Posted: 06/01/2009 - It seems wherever you turn these days, there are financial experts providing advice about what is going to happen to the real estate market. So, how do you know if it is the right time to buy a house or sit on the sidelines a little longer?

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The Real Estate Minute: Reverse Mortgages

Posted: 05/18/2009 - Reverse mortgages are becoming popular in America as many seniors take advantage of this tool to supplement social security. Since your home is probably your largest single investment, it's smart to know more about reverse mortgages, and decide if one is right for you!

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The Real Estate Minute: Getting Your Home Sold

Posted: 05/18/2009 - When it comes to the housing market, most experts agree, this is is a great time to buy. But if you're selling, how do you get the best price for your home?

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The Real Estate Minute: Refinancing Your Home

Posted: 05/04/2009 - President Barack Obama wants homeowners to refinance their mortgages to help the economy... but the question is, should you? Here's some things to consider as you decide whether refinancing your home makes sense at this time.

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The Real Estate Minute 4-27: Home Buying Tax Credit

Posted: 04/27/2009 - The government is hoping those who don't own a home yet will make the logical choice and buy one this year. If you do, there’s an 8 thousand dollar credit from Uncle Sam available to help you out.

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The Real Estate Minute 4-13: Moving

Posted: 04/13/2009 - Summer is just around the corner which marks the beginning of the peak moving season. Some people will move themselves, renting a truck and paying friends with food to help. But if you hire a professional moving company, knowing which questions to ask up front will save time and money.

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The Real Estate Minute 4-6: Trading Homes

Posted: 04/06/2009 - Buying and selling a home in a slow real estate market can be distressing, frustrating and ultimately cost sellers the hard earned money they needed to purchase another home. One option gaining momentum in the marketplace is a concept called trading homes.

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The Real Estate Minute 3-30: Finding a Listing Agent

Posted: 03/30/2009 - The scales of the housing market have tipped in recent years in favor of the buyer. While this may not be a great time to sell, some homeowners simply must sell and can't wait for the market to return. So how can sellers maximize their profits even in this buyers’ market?

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The Real Estate Minute 3-23: New Home Inspections

Posted: 03/23/2009 - So you think you have found the home of your dreams. It’s been a long search, but you're ready to make your move. Careful! Before you take the plunge, you should stand back a moment; this is a big commitment and there are a lot of things that could stand between you and the happiness you seek in your future home.

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The Real Estate Minute 3-16: Selling in a Slow Market

Posted: 03/16/2009 - Slumping, depressed or softening are terms we frequently hear to describe the housing market. It doesn't matter which term you use. The reality is people are still buying and selling homes.

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The Real Estate Minute: Finding the Right Broker

Posted: 03/02/2009 - So you've decided to buy a home. Equally as important to finding the right home in the right neighborhood is finding the right real estate broker to help make the buying process easier.

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The Real Estate Minute 2-23: Lease-To-Own

Posted: 02/23/2009 - The nation's housing market collapse leaves buyers without a loan, and sellers without a sale, but there could be a solution for both parties in a lease-to-own contract.

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The Real Estate Minute 2-16: Good Time to Buy?

Posted: 02/16/2009 - A softening real estate market is causing many families to question whether this is a good time to get off the fence and bite off home ownership. Identifying where you would like to live and how much you can afford are key steps to consider, but this is only the beginning.

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The Real Estate Minute: Buyers

Posted: 02/09/2009 - We've been hearing that this is a Buyers market for the past couple of years now. But, what does that mean, and is the time right for you to get in on the action?

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The Real Estate Minute: Selling Your Home

Posted: 02/02/2009 - If you're considering selling your home, Gary Bartlett has some suggestions on how to get from contract to closed in our Real Estate Minute.

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