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How to Prepare to Buy A Home

Posted on November 27, 2017 by .

It’s almost Spring, and that means house buying season is about to arrive! Buying a house is a big undertaking. Below are a few tips to help you find your dream home. Check Your Credit Mortgage lenders are going to take a look at your credit score to help them determine the rates they’ll offer […]

Helpful Contact Information for Hurricane Irma

Posted on September 9, 2017 by .

Restoration Company: Maven Restoration (they have handled many restoration projects for Golden Rule and are amazing, contact them before your insurance company) They have plywood, lumber, tarps, dry out equipment etc standing by. Tree Company: Shade Shifters Tree Service Rumor Hotline: 311 Power Outage Numbers:    Duke Energy: 1-800-228-8485 (same for fallen power lines)    GRU: 352-334-2871    Clay Electric: 1-888-434-9844 (same for damaged lines)    Alachua Electric: 386-418-6110    Florida Power: 1-800-468-8243 Hurricane Tracking Site: Spaghetti Models […]

Landlords and the Dreaded Deposits

Posted on August 23, 2017 by .

Many renters have nightmares about getting their security deposit back. If you’ve heard stories about friends or family that did all they could and they still lost their deposit, it might make you wonder if your landlord is some sort of scam artist looking to suck your wallets dry. It’s an unpleasant thing to have […]

Day of Reckoning: Home Inspection Day

Posted on July 31, 2017 by .

You’re finally ready. You’ve found the home of your dreams, made the offer, and are eager to close the deal with the seller. But don’t go rushing in yet—put on the brakes! You still need to have an inspection of the home first. Why You Need a Home Inspection Some buyers just assume that the […]

Does My Home Smell?

Posted on July 19, 2017 by .

There are a lot of factors to consider when showing your home to home buyers. You have to put out the listing for the house, prep it for showings, and find an agent to connect you with buyers and market the home. But one thing that most sellers forget about is the smell of their […]

How To Get the Home You Want Without Breaking The Bank

Posted on July 5, 2017 by .

No home-buyer wants to get in way over their head with monthly payments on a mortgage. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your whole paycheck just to pay off your house each month. That’s why it is so important to know your means and plan a budget around those means, so that you’re not scraping together […]

Welcome Sandy Malone!

Posted on May 8, 2017 by .

    We want to welcome our newest agent, Sandy Malone, to the Golden Rule Real Estate and Property Management family! Malone brings a varied background in a multitude of skills including horticulture and crops. She is a Floridian born and raised on the coast. She enjoys boating, biking and generally all outdoor activities. She […]

Tour of 1810 NW 23rd Blvd, Unit 205

Posted on March 20, 2017 by .

Updated 3 bedroom 2 bath condo in a great NW location. Condo has been completely repainted, all new carpet and updated kitchen. Condo includes a washer and dryer in the unit. Close to a bus route and 10 minutes to UF. Pets welcome. Graduate students welcome.