Fun Facts About The White House

Happy Presidents' Day from Live South Florida Realty, Inc.!

The White House is a symbol of American power and history, but it’s also a fascinating place with hidden quirks and surprising stories. Did you know it once had a bowling alley or that bees are buzzing around making honey on the South Lawn? In honor of President’s Day, we thought we’d share some fun… Continue reading Fun Facts About The White House

The Pros And Cons Of Home Solar Panels

Home solar panels can be a great option to reduce energy costs.

Home ownership certainly comes with some high costs, particularly these days with inflationary pressures impacting virtually all that we do. As a result, many homeowners consider installing solar panels on their homes as a way to reduce energy costs. Harnessing the sun’s energy to power your home sounds like a dream, right? Reduced electricity bills,… Continue reading The Pros And Cons Of Home Solar Panels

Pros And Cons Of Buying Used Appliances

Given various economic challenges, more homeowners are opting for used appliances.

The impact of persistent inflation is unavoidable. Whether you are at the grocery store to simply buy staples such as milk, bread, and eggs or you are looking to replace household items, sticker shock is everywhere. As a homeowner, one costly expense can be home appliances. Appliances are a big investment, and deciding whether to… Continue reading Pros And Cons Of Buying Used Appliances

The Percentage Of Florida Homes That Are Paid Off

A higher percentage of Florida homeowners are mortgage-free as compared to the rest of the country.

According to U.S. Census data, nearly 63% of owner-occupied housing units are mortgage free for homeowners age 65 and up. As for homeowners younger than age 65, this figure drops to fewer than 28%. Of course, if owning a home is considered to be “The American Dream”, then owning a home mortgage-free would the “The… Continue reading The Percentage Of Florida Homes That Are Paid Off

8 Straight Months Of Softening Rental Prices

The rental housing market has shown signs of softening.

For renters across the nation, the past year has been a roller coaster. Skyrocketing rents pushed budgets to the breaking point, leaving many struggling to keep afloat. However, there is finally a glimmer of hope for renters. According to a recent Realtor®.com report, rental prices have been steadily declining for the past eight months. What… Continue reading 8 Straight Months Of Softening Rental Prices

The Top States People Are Leaving

Florida continues to be a top destination for many Americans.

People move for a variety of reasons, including job opportunities, family, lifestyle, and retirement. In recent years, there has been a trend of people moving from high-cost states to lower-cost states. Of course, the biggest factor leading to relocation has been the boom of the virtual workplace. Since the pandemic, many employers have realized that… Continue reading The Top States People Are Leaving

Pros And Cons Of Self-Insuring Your Home

More Floridians are opting to self-insure their homes.

Home ownership is a big responsibility, and one of the most important decisions you’ll make is whether to purchase homeowners insurance. Unfortunately, homeowners insurance rates have skyrocketed throughout the state of Florida leading many to reconsider their options. While traditional insurance is the most common route, more Floridians are now considering self-insuring their homes as… Continue reading Pros And Cons Of Self-Insuring Your Home