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Monday, December 09, 2019   /   by Jim & Susan And The McCallion Team

Holiday Home Staging Tips


Tis the season! With holiday parties, family visits and travel plans - having your home on the market during the holidays can be a bit of a hassle. The good news is that most buyers who are home searching during the holiday season are serious about buying a home in the near future. 



While some homeowner’s choose not to decorate their home while it’s on the market, others hate to give up the joy of the season. So, how much holly is too much? Below, we listed some tips on decorating for the holidays while your home is on the market. 
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Tuesday, December 03, 2019   /   by Jim & Susan And The McCallion Team

A Bigger Home Might Be Within Your Budget


It’s that time of year when holiday parties and family visits make you exclaim, “We need more space!” If the kitchen is packed with food, dining room is filled with desserts and drinks, and the kids take up every inch of the family room floor with toys… it’s time! 


Moving on Up!

As your family grows, so should the home in which you gather every winter. But how much will a move-up purchase cost you? 

According to the Q3 2019 U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report by ATTOM Data Solutions, you might already have enough equity in your current home to make the move up! This means that one in four of the 54 million mortgaged homes in the U.S. have at least 50% equity. 

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Monday, November 25, 2019   /   by Jim & Susan And The McCallion Team

Nauti-or-Nice? SWFL Holiday Boat Parades!


Temperatures are chilling throughout most of the U.S. But here in Southwest Florida, the weather is perfect for spreading holiday cheer! 

We’re not talking about your average holiday-themed office events or freezing cold parades along city streets. Our holidays have a tropical twist, of course! For example, have you attended one of our annual holiday boat parades?





SWFL Holiday Boat Parades

It started with just one or two boat parades each year. Now, just about every city here in SWFL has its own holiday boat parade! Check out the list of this year’s parades below.


Saturday, December 7th - 31st Annual Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade, 6:00pm, M ...

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019   /   by Jim & Susan And The McCallion Team

Closing Cost Cheat Sheet

What does it all mean?
Closing statements for real estate transactions can sometimes leave you scratching your head wondering what all of those industry-specific words mean for you. 

We realize that! And so did the Florida Realtors® Association. That's why they put together this nifty guide to reading the closing statement. Settlement fees, recording fees, transfer fees - it's all explained below.

Of course, if you have questions about your closing statement on closing day, you should ask your Realtor® or the closing/title agency for assistance in explaining what is what. But here's a cheat sheet to get you started.

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Monday, November 11, 2019   /   by Jim & Susan And The McCallion Team

There are 3 Housing Market Price Points


In the national real estate market, there are essentially three different price points: the starter-home market, the middle-home market, and the premium or luxury market. Each market is unique, and depending on the city, the price point in these categories will vary. For example, a starter home in San Francisco, California can be more expensive than a middle-market home in another city. Let’s explore what you need to know about each of these tiers, and how they relate to SWFL real estate. 



Starter-Home Market: In the national real estate market, these homes are typically purchased by first-time homebuyers or investors looking to flip them for a p ...

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The source of this real property information is the copyrighted and proprietary database compilation of the Southwest Florida MLS organizations Copyright 2019. Southwest Florida MLS organizations. All rights reserved. The accuracy of this information is not warranted or guaranteed. This information should be independently verified if any person intends to engage in a transaction in reliance upon it. The property information herein is derived from various sources that may include, but not be limited to, county records and the Multiple Listing Service and it may include approximations. Although the information is believed to be accurate, it is not warranted and you should not rely upon it without personal verification.