Richard McKinney's Blog Posts

Price Is 80 Percent Of The Marketing When Selling Your Home

80% of the marketing is done when you decide on what price to list your home.Sellers ask me all the time ....Will you make a virtual tour of our home?   Yes. Do you take

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Just Listed 5210 Nw Edgarton Terrace Port St Lucie Fl 34984

Just Listed5210 Nw Edgarton TerracePort St Lucie, Fl 34984 Remarkable find in the St. James area!Just like new & ready to move in, this 3/2/s offers quality upgrades galore from the diagonal

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Just Listed 2562 SE Lily Street Port Saint Lucie FL 34953

Just Listed2562 SE Lily Street, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34953 Very well maintained Three Bedroom, Two Bath, Two Car Garage in highly desirable East of US1 location. Very close to area,

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340 NW Shoreview Drive Port Saint Lucie FL 34986

The Cascades at Saint Lucie West This weeks featured home is:340 NW Shoreview Drive, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986MLS # RX-10199105 A Stunning 2 Bedroom home with a Large Den in the

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Saint Lucie County Market Report December 2015

Saint Lucie County Florida Market Update Port St Lucie, Florida; The latest Saint Lucie County Market Update has been posted by the Realtor Assn of the Palm Beaches. There are interesting

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Featuring St James Golf Club In Port St Lucie

St. James Golf Club is a gated community in Port St. Lucie that features a golf course, recreation center and community pool.  St James began selling in 2000 with developers Centex Homes,

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Town Park Tradition Homes For Sale

Town Park at Tradition Homes For Sale Search and browse all Town Park Tradition Homes for sale and current listings in Port St Lucie Fl. Looking to buy or sell a home in

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Thinking Of Selling Your Port St Lucie Home Fsbo

GET READY TO NEGOTIATE!Port St Lucie Florida real estate has been hot the last 24 months. Now that the market has showed signs of recovery, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their

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Expect Multiple Offers When Buying A Port St Lucie Home

What does it take to purchase a home in today’s Port St Lucie real estate market? More than you might think. In addition to the effort to find a home with such low inventory, multiple offers

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Tax Deductions For Landlords

As a landlord who rents out a home, condo or townhome in Port St Lucie Florida, you are eligible for certain tax deductions. These deductions fall into three categories.As a homeowner, even if you

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New Home Sale Alert For Port St Lucie Florida

True story....I closed on a home this past Friday at 2458 SE Camarin Street, Port St Lucie, Florida 34952. This lovely home features three bedrooms, two baths, formal living / family,

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Getting Ready To Sell Your Port St Lucie Home Condo Or Townhome

Selling your PORT ST LUCIE HOME, TOWNHOME OR CONDO doesn′t just mean hiring a realtor to stick a sign out front.There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best

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Steps To Take Before Closing On Your Port St Lucie Florida Home

Buying a new home is stressful but there is no reason to add to the stress when it might be possible to avoid some problems right at the beginning. We walk our Port St Lucie Home buyers through

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Things To Consider Before Building A New Home In Port St Lucie Florida

Here are some things to consider before deciding to build a new home. First, before walking into any builder, development or model home, give me a call. I'm glad to help! Don't forget to follow

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First Time Home Buyers Port St Lucie Florida

I thoroughly enjoy helping first-time buyers achieve their dream of home ownership.The home-buying process is often bewildering for those buyers, but I’ve learned many ways to guide my clients to

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Common Issues Found In A Typical Port St Lucie Home Inspection

Follow me on Facebook for the the latest real estate information on Port St Lucie Florida and the entire Treasure Coast. Get the latest information on local news and events, homes for sales, market

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Sellers 5 Reasons You Shouldnt Go FSBO

Let Richard McKinney and the Results Team get your Treasure Coast home SOLD FAST and for TOP DOLLAR! https://www.facebook.com/RichardMcKinneyResultsTeam/In today’s market, with homes selling

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The Appraisal Game

Consumers often believe that appraisals are the absolute gospel truth about a property’s value. If the appraiser says it’s worth X, then it surely must be worth X. Not so fast. 

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Owning A Home Is Much Better Financially That Renting

In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage throughout the 100 largest

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Why So Much Paperwork When Applying For A Mortgage

We are often asked why there is so much paperwork mandated by the bank for a mortgage loan application when buying a home today. It seems that the bank needs to know everything about us

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Treasure Coast Of Florida Housing Market Trend Projections

The Q3 housing market update of Port Saint Lucie is a great indication of where we may be heading on the Treasure Coast of Florida in 2016. While sales volume remained about the same as 2014,

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How Do I Know My Price Is Too High

I Have Seen Many Sellers Try To Sell Their Houses At Unrealistic Prices.Here Are 10 Seller Tips That Your Price Is Too High:1. Your Realtor Tells You It's Too High and It Won't Sell!2. You list

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Internet Target Marketing

Now that we have the listing what do we do with it? One of our strategies is to target buyers and their agents with internet and social media advertising. Depending on the property and it’s

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New Site Can Determine Your Homes Value In 2 Simple Steps

That's right! My new web site http://www.treasurecoastpropertyvalue.com/ can provide you with an instant property valuation absolutely FREE! Check it out and let me know if you plan on

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3 Ways New Regulations Impact Homebuyers

3 Ways New Regulations Impact HomebuyersLeave a comment below.On October 3, new rules created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took effect to prevent predatory lending practices and

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The Checks Youll Be Writing Before You Close Your Dream Home

The Process Of Buying A House And The Checks You’ll Be WritingOCTOBER 8, 2015 BY RICHARD MCKINNEY -  LEAVE A COMMENT BELOWThe Process Of Buying A House Requires ChecksI’m&

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8 Things To Know Before Buying A Vacation Home On The Treasure Coast

8 Things To Know Before Buying A Vacation Home on the Treasure CoastHaving a second home for getaways sounds glamorous – and it can be – and many times, it’s even a really good long-term

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How To Prevent A Home Closing Catastrophe

How to Prevent a Home Closing Catastrophe.Having a good negotiator in your corner always helps both sellers and buyers work effectively through the home sale process and limits the possibility of a

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4 Reasons Your Home Is Not Selling In Todays Market

 There is great news for people looking to sell a home. The housing market is back. Housing is back. The market is starting to hum again—even roar in some areas, with demand outstripping

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How To Tell If Youre Ready To Buy A Home

How to Tell If You're Ready to Buy a HomeIs it time to buy a home? Buying a home is a big decision that shouldn't be taken lightly. Here are some ways to determine if you're ready to buy

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Fannie Mae Paying Closing Costs For First Time Home Buyers

If you’re a first-time home buyer just entering the market, you’re in for a springtime treat: Fannie Mae will now pay your closing costs, up to 3% of the price of the home—provided you take

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Pulling Out Taxfree Booty From Your 1031 Exchange

Can I pull out some tax-free booty from my 1031 Exchange?Section 1031 of the internal revenue code can be married to section 121 allowing an exchangor to take up to $250,000, $500,000 for married

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Protect Your Vacation Rental Against Lost Revenue

Don’t Let THIS Cost You MoneyIf you have a vacation property that you would like to lease or sell cal me now at 77-370-8631 or visit www.TreasureCoastPropertyValue.com to find out what your

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How To Make Sure You Sell Your House This Spring

How to make sure you sell your house this spring?Are you thinking about Selling your home this Summer?  If so, now you can find out the value of your property FREE & FAST in just 2 simple

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When To Use A Mortgage Broker

Mortgages made easy - we recommend Gail Sproul with American Equity Mortgage When to use a Mortgage BrokerAre you interested in purchasing a home on the Treasure Coast? Search all

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Who Pays What When Selling Your Home

Who pays what at a typical Port St Lucie real estate closing?A major question in every escrow is who pays what varies by county ordinances and standard practices? What follows is a general guide to

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Getting Your Offer Accepted In A Competitive Real Estate Market

Getting your offer accepted in a competitive real estate marketIn order to prepare buyers for a competitive real estate market, I stress a proactive approach to the search which assures them that we

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Saint Lucie County Medium Sales Prices Up 23

Saint Lucie County Medium Sales Prices up 23% Saint Lucie County Medium Sales Prices up 23% over last year! This is fantastic news for area buyers and sellers!With interest rates remaining at near

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Live Your Dream On Beautiful Hutchinson Island Florida

Live Your Dream on Beautiful Hutchinson Island Florida   LIVE YOUR DREAM ON BEAUTIFUL HUTCHINSON ISLAND FLORIDA DESCRIPTIONCharming Two Bedroom, Two & half bath Condo- Top floor

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Why Comparables Might Not Tell The Whole Story

Why comparables might not tell the whole storyWhen you’re trying to buy or sell a home, you might hear the word comparables, or comps, thrown around. A comparable is a home that’s similar to the

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