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Real Estate Corner with Blaine Staat

Real Estate Corner with Blaine Staat: When the Goalposts Move

My client and I had just left the closing attorney’s office and everything was ready for a one-two punch; the closing for the home she was selling was scheduled for the next morning, and the closing for the one she was buying would be the day after that. It had been a difficult few months …

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Real Estate Corner with Blaine Staat

Real Estate Corner with Blaine Staat: Getting to Know You

While the act of settling into your new home may not entice you to belt out the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein show tune bearing the same title as this column (though don’t be surprised if you do feel so moved), the idea itself is certainly good advice, especially from a safety & security aspect. Years …

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Real Estate Corner with Blaine Staat

Real Estate Corner with Blaine Staat: Stigmatized

You, your spouse, and your three young children have just moved into your new home at the end of a quiet, shady cul-de-sac nestled deep in the suburbs. You’re relieved to have made it through the home buying process, excited to finally start settling in, and looking forward to the memories you’ll make in the …

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Real Estate Corner with Blaine Staat

Real Estate Corner with Blaine Staat: Buyer’s Remorse

The house was gorgeous. It was located in a beautiful neighborhood with mature hardwood trees shading the streets & sidewalks; a definite advantage in the battle against the brutal Central Florida summers. The backyard was fenced, the roof was new, and the fireplace was huge (to battle against the brutal Central Florida winters?). My wife …

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