Buying a home is an exciting experience, but it can feel a bit overwhelming if you don’t have the right information. Check out these helpful resources about the home buying process. When you’re ready, give Antares International a call at 561-249-3460 to tour available homes in the Palm Beach County and West Palm Beach areas.

Build wealth over time

Providing families with a place that is their own is an avenue to build wealth over time. This “wealth” is built, through the creation of equity. Equity is the difference between how much your home is worth and how much you owe on your mortgage. You can build equity over time by paying down your mortgage … Continued

Smart Homes: The Way of the Future or a Risk to Homeowners

Glitches of early iterations aside, smart home technology has an increasingly active presence in the lives of homeowners who are looking for convenience and savings in a pushed-for-time era. From adaptive thermostats that automatically gauge energy usage and alter temperatures for optimal savings, to smart home speakers that use sophisticated artificial intelligence to provide services … Continued

INFLATION PROTECTION !!

Today’s homeowners choose a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage. There are many reasons for its broad appeal, including affordability, stability, and flexibility. What’s more, it provides you and your family with “inflation protection! The fixed-rate mortgage – whether it’s a 10, 20 or 30-year term – provides inflation protection, meaning that even if mortgage rates increase in … Continued

Do You Have Home Improvement Envy? You’re Not Alone

Have you found yourself longingly peering into the yard next door to check out their new water feature only to start drawing up the blueprints for your own a week later? If you answered yes, turns out you’re just one of the many who experience jealousy—and a little competitive drive—over others’ home improvement projects. In fact, … Continued

Moving from one city to Another

small city versus a Large city can be an intimidating Here are a few tips to help make your move as painless as possible. Research before you move:  Do research online and find out about school systems, neighborhoods, weather, and laws that are native to that area. If you can, visit a city before moving and connect … Continued

UNDERSTANDING THE HOME BUYING TIMELINE

How long does it take to buy a home? There are a lot of variables to consider, including how quickly you want to buy a home, so the timeline is different for every buyer. STEP 1 UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD  Get very familiar with your finances — your credit score, income, debts, savings, and monthly expenditures find … Continued

Welcome Home Ryan

Ryan and I met two months ago, he is an avid listener to our radio show Florida Talk Real Estate. On this Saturday morning I was co- hosting an episode and we were talking about first time homebuyers. I went into detail of all the ways a deal can fall apart, and how I specialize … Continued

Recuerdos que dan Experiencias y Compromisos

Cuando acompaño a una persona o familia en las diligencias, orientación y asesoramiento a los fines de lograr una vivienda, hago míos todos los esfuerzos y esperanza porque llegan a mi los recuerdos del pasado, cuando yo me encontraba en una situación similar y en la necesidad por una casa. De aquí que ponga todo … Continued

7 Signs Your Contractor May Be Shady

Building a home or renovating your existing pad is no simple task. From budgeting to design and choosing the right contractor, there’s a myriad of details you’ll need to juggle. But when it comes to choosing the right contractor for the job, it’s important to be mindful that not every contractor is reputable. Here are … Continued

Avoiding Fraud: Key Practices in Real Estate

Whether by compromised data, cracked passwords or phishing, real estate is a target for cyber criminals. More and more, homebuyers and sellers-and the practitioners who serve them-are reporting theft via wire fraud, in which criminals access emails, learn of a pending transaction, and then message phony wiring instructions to victims. Bogus DocuSign emails, emails with illegitimate … Continued

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