Quick Tips For Everyday Living

If you’re looking to purchase a new home, then you may have considered partnering with a licensed real estate agent. You’re not among the few, considering 88 percent of homebuyers enlist the assistance of an Apopka Realtor. Most builders and buyers find it the best decision to deal with a real estate agent to make the process easier. In fact, it’s typically expected that a buyer have an agent before the purchase of any home.

Purchasing A New Home

Buyers who are looking to make a purchase on newly constructed homes may feel like enlisting a Realtor is unnecessary. New home project sales people are a great resource to help anyone understand the project. However, your Realtor will be able to help you find the best deal whether it is a resale or newly constructed. The builder’s sales person represents the builder’s best interests not the buyer’s! Anyone new to the real estate realm can easily be overwhelmed with options and pricing. Your Realtor will be able to represent you and negotiate with any builder to develop your dream home at a reasonable price.

Let an experienced professional advise you where to look for your new home. They are able to help you find the house you envisioned, while keeping you in price range!

Article Source: https://michellechaserealtor.com/should-you-have-a-real-estate-agent-when-buying-a-home/

The Michelle Chase Real Estate Team services Apopka, FL and the surrounding area.

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Limestone surfaces are a popular choice for renovations and improvements providing the luxurious expensive look of marble but an a more affordable old-world price. Most limestone is usually white or off-white in color with unique and naturally occurring patterns throughout the stone. 

Beautiful as they are, they come with a downside that they require more care than other stone types, such as granite. This is because compositionally, limestone is more porous and sensitive to acids attack. The porosity makes it more prone than other stains and discoloration. (We once were asked to seal a brand new set of limestone stairs after removing a coffee stain… it took 6 seal applications to finally seal the stone… and each day the property manager dropped a new cup of coffee as a test.) Once sealed it usually just takes another annual application to maintain, but the first application is a doosey. Once sealed spills are easily cleaned up without staining. 

Of course we still recommend cleaning them up immediately, as a sealer does not protect a surface from acid attack, so that orange juice is still going to leave a mark, it just won’t be a stain. Spill marks and drop marks on limestone result from spills, spritzes and drips of acidic liquids such as lemon, lime and orange juice. Wiping up these types of spills isn’t enough, as one needs to neutralize the acids least they leave a mark. MARBLELIFE Marble & Travertine Cleaner is formulated to do just that not just halting acid attack but surrounding and lifting the acid away from the surface so that its damaging effects are halted for ever more. Wiping acids with water simply dilutes them and reduces the effect. 

Blog Source: https://marblelife.com/posts/01-16-2019-cleaning-limestone-surfaces/

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The Nanny Check

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Your children are the most precious and important people in your life. You treasure them more than life itself. So, when it’s time to hire a nanny or babysitter, how do you decide who will protect your child as much as you do? Access Investigative Services has the answers.  Vetting your child’s nanny is one of our specialties.

We’ve all heard horror stories about children found wandering the streets unattended because the babysitter fell asleep.  Or, kids were harmed or neglected by a nanny.   A background check of your nanny is not overreacting. It’s being safe.

Parents hiring investigative professionals is on the rise It’s one of the most important things a parent can do for their kids.

Access Investigative Services will evaluate a potential nanny before you hire them. Consider this a necessary thing to do. A good background check includes criminal background, educational background, former employers including other nanny positions, and other common background checks to make sure the person you hire is who they say they are.

Read the following article here: https://accessinvestigativeservices.com/the-nanny-check/

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There are a lot of situations in which renting might be the best option for you and your family. Renting can be great if you are unsure you want to settle down in a particular area or you enjoy relinquishing the responsibility of maintenance. However, if you have the opportunity to consider buying and owning a home, it could yield many benefits for your future!

Read the rest of this Real Estate Article: https://michellechaserealtor.com/why-you-should-consider-buying-over-renting/

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Hank is a multi-generation Floridan whose grandparents moved to Florida nearly a hundred years ago. Due to his father’s career in the military, he has lived in many places across America and the world. In his adult life, he is a retired higher education administrator with a career spanning more than 30 years. He has worked extensively in community colleges, including being Chancellor and President of two different colleges. He also has a background in financial and strategic panning, real estate and investments.

 

Hank has held a Florida real estate license on and off for many years, but became fully active after he retired in 2017. He is also an active partner in a non-profit company, Provident Housing Solutions, building rental properties to support working families throughout Central Florida.

 

Hank and his wife live in Apopka. He is the father of three adult children who reside in Central and South Florida and is the proud grandfather of two grandchildren.

To learn more about the Michelle Chase team visit our website at https://michellechaserealtor.com.

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