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Looking for a Mortgage? How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Looking for a Mortgage? How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

  • Heather Smith
  • 11/19/20
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Hosting Guests? Little Touches That Take Your Guest Room to Hotel Heights

Hosting Guests? Little Touches That Take Your Guest Room to Hotel Heights

  • Heather Smith
  • 11/12/20
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Buying A Home? Make Sure You Understand What Home Insurance Does—And Doesn’t—Cover

Buying A Home? Make Sure You Understand What Home Insurance Does—And Doesn’t—Cover

  • Heather Smith
  • 11/5/20
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Thinking About Buying a New-Construction Home? These Are The Things To Look Out For

Thinking About Buying a New-Construction Home? These Are The Things To Look Out For

  • Heather Smith
  • 10/30/20
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Homes Getting Multiple Offers and Under Contract In Less Than A Month, According to New Report

Homes Getting Multiple Offers and Under Contract In Less Than A Month, According to New Report

  • Heather Smith
  • 10/16/20
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Are You Contemplating Buying Your Home in Palm Beach County?

Are You Contemplating Buying Your Home in Palm Beach County?

  • Heather Smith
  • 08/24/20

I like to provide buyers with a road map of the entire deal so they know exactly what they can expect.

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Expected Closing Costs

Expected Closing Costs

  • Heather Smith
  • 08/17/20

There are certain basic costs associated with closing the sale of a house.

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About to Buy Your First Home in Palm Beach County?

About to Buy Your First Home in Palm Beach County?

  • Heather Smith
  • 08/10/20

It's in your best interest to have an experienced real estate agent looking out for your greatest interests, and you'll probabl...

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Palm Beach County House Hunting Checklist

Palm Beach County House Hunting Checklist

  • Heather Smith
  • 08/3/20

To help you narrow your "likes" list from online to the list of properties you tour, take this Home Buyer Checklist along when ...

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Three Home Features Expected To Be In Demand After COVID-19

Three Home Features Expected To Be In Demand After COVID-19

  • Heather Smith
  • 07/30/20

As orders and restrictions are being lifted, a good portion of those buyers are reentering the market.

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First-Time Home Buying: How To Close on a Home

First-Time Home Buying: How To Close on a Home

  • Heather Smith
  • 07/28/20

Let's talk about "escrow". An escrow agent is used to assure your place closes on time and the process goes smoothly.

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Relocating? Let Me Be Your Guide

Relocating? Let Me Be Your Guide

  • Heather Smith
  • 07/21/20

When relocating to a new city, you may have an overwhelming amount of things on your mind: New job, new school, new church, new...

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Pending Home Sales Show Record-Breaking Bounce Back After Quarantine

Pending Home Sales Show Record-Breaking Bounce Back After Quarantine

  • Heather Smith
  • 07/16/20

The country has started to reopen, buyers are “unpausing” their searches and buying homes.

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Curb Appeal Checklist

Curb Appeal Checklist

  • Heather Smith
  • 07/14/20

Inspect the outside ground. Remove any building materials, scrap wood, discarded household items, etc. from the property.

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Understanding Palm Beach County Property Appreciation

Understanding Palm Beach County Property Appreciation

  • Heather Smith
  • 07/7/20

Property values in Palm Beach County shift for numerous reasons, so how will you be sure what you're buying now won't depreciat...

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Recent Survey Reveals A Great Opportunity for Home Buyers

Recent Survey Reveals A Great Opportunity for Home Buyers

  • Heather Smith
  • 07/6/20

If you’re thinking about buying, now could be a great time to score a deal on your home purchase.

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Staging Your Home Checklist

Staging Your Home Checklist

  • Heather Smith
  • 06/30/20

Home staging is part of preparing your home for sale.

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Preparing Your House for Prospective Buyers in Palm Beach County

Preparing Your House for Prospective Buyers in Palm Beach County

  • Heather Smith
  • 06/23/20

Preparing your property to sell shouldn't be thought of as an annoying experience. Instead it can be a thrilling and creative t...

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Planning a Long Distance Move? Use These Tips To Reduce Stress

Planning a Long Distance Move? Use These Tips To Reduce Stress

  • Heather Smith
  • 06/22/20

A recent article from realtor.com outlined tips you can use to reduce stress when planning a long distance move.

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5 Benefits of Homeownership (That People Often Forget About)

5 Benefits of Homeownership (That People Often Forget About)

  • Heather Smith
  • 06/11/20

Here are some of the true benefits of homeownership that we hear about from many first-time homebuyers.

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Buying During Coronavirus Questions: ANSWERED

Buying During Coronavirus Questions: ANSWERED

  • Heather Smith
  • 05/21/20

Everyone is being affected in some manner by the outbreak of Covid-19 coronavirus.

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Sheltering In Place, Leads To Desire For More Space

Sheltering In Place, Leads To Desire For More Space

  • Heather Smith
  • 05/6/20

The shelter in place orders that have been in effect for weeks across the country.

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Social Distancing? Use This Time To Get Your Home Ready To Sell

Social Distancing? Use This Time To Get Your Home Ready To Sell

  • Heather Smith
  • 04/2/20

Social distancing at home can be a challenge and limit what you can do with your time.

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Mortgage Relief Options Available During Coronavirus Pandemic

Mortgage Relief Options Available During Coronavirus Pandemic

  • Heather Smith
  • 03/26/20

FHA’s suite of loss mitigation options provides solutions that mortgagees should offer to distressed borrowers.

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The Biggest Landscaping Trends of 2020

The Biggest Landscaping Trends of 2020

  • Heather Smith
  • 03/12/20

Some of the biggest trends poised to take over lawns across the US.

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Home Selling Tips for Pet Owners

Home Selling Tips for Pet Owners

  • Heather Smith
  • 03/5/20

Use these tips to ensure that you can enjoy your pet and sell your home at the same time!

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What Buys Can Expect For Real Estate in 2020

What Buys Can Expect For Real Estate in 2020

  • Heather Smith
  • 02/28/20

As we enter 2020 consumers are wondering if it’s a good time to buy?

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How to Make It Up to Your Pet After a Move

How to Make It Up to Your Pet After a Move

  • Heather Smith
  • 02/20/20

Since our pets are more important than life itself, we can’t have them going bonkers, can we?

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4 Behind-The-Scenes Ways Your Real Estate Agent Supports Your Home Sale

4 Behind-The-Scenes Ways Your Real Estate Agent Supports Your Home Sale

  • Heather Smith
  • 02/7/20

Here are 4 behind-the-scenes way your real estate agent is working to get your house sold:

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A Room-By-Room Guide to Organizing Your Home

A Room-By-Room Guide to Organizing Your Home

  • Heather Smith
  • 01/23/20

The following is a room-by-room guide that’ll help you get your house in order.

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2020 Pantone Color of The Year

2020 Pantone Color of The Year

  • Heather Smith
  • 01/3/20

Drum roll please – Pantone has chosen Classic Blue as their color of the year.

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Despite The Convenience of Digital Tools, Most Consumers Still Prefer To Close In Person

Despite The Convenience of Digital Tools, Most Consumers Still Prefer To Close In Person

  • Heather Smith
  • 12/19/19

Technology has made a variety of real estate transactions significantly more convenient.

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Majority of First-Time Buyers Feel Unprepared For The Homebuying Process

Majority of First-Time Buyers Feel Unprepared For The Homebuying Process

  • Heather Smith
  • 11/21/19

For most first-time buyers, purchasing a home is the biggest purchase of their lives.

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Is a "Smart Home" Worth it?

Is a "Smart Home" Worth it?

  • Heather Smith
  • 11/7/19

While some smart devices are simply “nice to have,” many can actually increase the value of the home.

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Thanks To Remote Work, The Demand For Home Offices Is On The Rise

Thanks To Remote Work, The Demand For Home Offices Is On The Rise

  • Heather Smith
  • 11/1/19

More people make the shift towards working from home, the demand for home offices is on the rise.

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Moving With Your Pets? Avoid These Mistakes

Moving With Your Pets? Avoid These Mistakes

  • Heather Smith
  • 10/25/19

For most pet owners, pets are a part of the family. And so, of course, wherever the family moves? The pet moves, too.

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Homeowners Have Higher Levels of Life Satisfaction

Homeowners Have Higher Levels of Life Satisfaction

  • Heather Smith
  • 10/22/19

Want to experience higher levels of happiness and satisfaction in your life? The answer could lie in real estate.

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Renovating Your Home Before Listing? Make Sure You Have The Right Permits

Renovating Your Home Before Listing? Make Sure You Have The Right Permits

  • Heather Smith
  • 10/8/19

According to a recent article from Redfin, there are a number of home renovation and improvement projects.

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Top Tips When Buying Vacant Land

Top Tips When Buying Vacant Land

  • Heather Smith
  • 09/20/19

Building a new home from scratch can be a dream come true.

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Majority Of Homeowners Say Owning Is Easier Than Renting

Majority Of Homeowners Say Owning Is Easier Than Renting

  • Heather Smith
  • 09/12/19

One of the reasons many people continue renting is because they believe it’s the easier option.

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Work With Heather

For most families, choosing a new home is the biggest financial decision they will ever make. There are many complicated decisions involved in choosing a home. As one of the top real estate professionals in the local market, I'll negotiate the best prices and terms for you and answer all of your questions as they arise.