Entries for January, 2011

What is an Energy Efficiency Brochure?

The Florida Building Energy-Efficiency Rating Act requires that Buyers, before signing the sale contract, receive an information brochure notifying the purchaser of the option for an energy-efficiency rating on the building.   The Act created a uniform, statewide energy-efficiency rating system for rating new and existing residential, commercial, and public buildings.   You can visit the Florida [...]

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What is a Lead-based Paint Disclosure?

Because of the danger associated with exposure to lead-based paint, Buyers of homes built prior to 1978 are required to sign a “Lead Disclosure” form before signing the sale contract.   Sellers are required to disclose the presence of any known lead-based paint in the home, and Buyers and Renters must be given an EPA pamphlet-”Protect [...]

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What are Tips for Holding an Open House?

An open house is a time you make your house available for viewing to prospective buyers without a scheduled appointment.  Basically, your home will be open to the public.    You can schedule open houses at any time you choose.  Many Real Estate Agents tend to schedule their open houses on Sundays from 1 pm to [...]

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