Manuel Quiros's Blog Posts

Meet Chris Loschiavo

Meet Chris Loschiavo one of our team members at I Think.

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17 Acre Gentleman Retreat In The Heart Of Florida

Welcome to Paradise in the Heart of Florida! Beautiful country estate sitting on 17.9 pristine country acres, 8 of which are completely landscaped and irrigated with a beautiful spring

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The Home Buyers Guide To Getting Mortgage Ready

Don’t wait until you’re ready to move to start preparing financially to buy a home. If you’re like the vast majority of home buyers, you will choose to finance your purchase with a mortgage

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Top 8 Home Design And Remodeling Trends For 2019

If you’re a current homeowner, or in the market to buy, you’re probably curious about the latest trends in home design. Sellers who make strategic updates before listing a property can

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5 Reasons Why Winter Is A Great Time To Sell A Home

It’s a common misconception that you shouldn’t try to buy or sell a home during the fall and winter months. This is generally considered the “offseason” in real estate. Many sellers

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Whats Ahead In Real Estate For 2019

As we begin another year, everyone wants to know: “Where is the housing market headed in 2019?”It’s not only buyers, sellers, and homeowners who are impacted. The real estate market plays an

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5 Tips For Staging Your Home

A recent survey from the National Association of Realtors® revealed that 77 percent of buyers’ agents said staging a home makes it easier for potential buyers to visual it as their own. That’s

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6 Early Indicators Of A Real Estate Market Slowdown

Any seasoned REALTOR®, knows that the real estate market fluctuates all the time, going up or down depending on a number of factors. But when a market truly falls, there is generally a

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Open Houses In Polk County This Weekend

#PolkOpenHousesClick on the hashtag above to view a list of all the open houses directly from the MLS this weekend of August 18th and 19th, feel free to check out our website as well.;

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FAIR HOUSING MAKES US STRONGER

Join us in commemorating the Fair Housing Act. Watch this video to learn about the law, how it makes our industry and country stronger, and the work that is still to be done. We ask all members of

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6 Ways New Buyers Can Start Home Buying

6 Ways New Buyers Can Compete in a Tight Market | Down Payment Resource When you’re the newbie buyer on the block, it can be tough out there. What can you do to be more competitive when you

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Rising Mortgage Rates

SANTA ANA, Calif. – June 12, 2018 – First American Financial Corporation's Real Estate Sentiment Index (RESI) for the second quarter of 2018 finds little likelihood that rising interest rates

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Open House This Saturday 9th

Don't miss this opportunity to speak to a loan specialist about refinancing, buying a vacation home, first time buyer programs, and to have lunch with us! Bring your friends and family.

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El Proceso De La Compra De Una Casa

http://paola.ithinkrealty.comUna de las decisiones mas importantes y delicadas, es la compra de un hogar. El primer pazo, en cualquier situacion, es investigar y educarse hacerca de todos los

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Happening In Polk This Jun 9th

Well in Winter Haven....If you are trying to find something to do with your little ones, this June 9, 2018, there will FREE treasure hunt event.  The event is for everyone and it consist

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TAX REFORM DID NOT KILL THE LUXURY REAL ESTATE MARKET

The new tax code limits the deduction of state and local property taxes, as well as income or sales taxes, to a total of $10,000. When the tax reform legislation was put into law at the beginning of

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Will Home Prices Fall As Mortgage Rates Rise

Mortgage interest rates have increased by more than half of a point since the beginning of the year. They are projected to increase by an additional half of a point by year’s end. Because of this

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The City Of Winter Haven

A Little About Winter HavenWinter Haven is a beautiful area and home to 50 lakes. Within that number, 24 of them are interconnected which give access to business, fishing, and beautiful sunsets.

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Happening In Polk

Well, in Winter Haven...         If you are wondering what to do in Polk County during the month of May, here is a cool event for those who like music, drinks, and

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Beautiful Starter Home In Lake Hamilton

107 Kaigen Court, Haines City, FL 33844What are you waiting for? This cozy and updated 2004 home offers everything you desire with an AFFORDABLE price! The home features a large lot in the quaint

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Great New Vacation Home Available In Davenport

153 Gleneagles Drive, Davenport, FL 33897Stunning home in prestigious and desirable Highlands Reserve Community, featuring a beautiful golf course, playground, community pool and located just off

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Real Estate Investment Tips For Beginners

Despite the grim economic outlook for some industries, one sector is gaining viability -- real estate. According to the 2018 Emerging Trends in Real Estate, which was released by the Urban Land

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Cut Your Utility Costs By Thousands With Smart Home Technology

The ‘smart home’ is the new ‘internet of things’, or objects that can serve you better by communicating with each other or directly with you through apps on your smart phone. In the ideal

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Should You Buy A New Or Existing Home

Maybe your dream home has the intricate details that you usually find only in older construction - wainscoting and crown molding in the interior, the front porch with a swing, an older tree

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Is the Factory Education Model to out of date for the 21st Century?Personal PerspectiveAs a former teacher, I would say yes! I believe that teachers have the most powerful job and the most

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Increase The Value Of Your Home With These 5 Tips

Great curb appeal not only makes your home the star of the neighborhood, it can also improve its value and help you sell it for more. Whether you’re thinking of listing your home or just want to

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Avoid Getting Burned Get A Home Inspection

Okay, you made one of the most important decisions in your life: you’re buying a home! You found your ideal home. It’s in your desired neighborhood, close to everything you love, you dig its

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The Compound Effect Building Your Households Wealth

Wealth is within reach for many people; however, according to a recent study, 63 percent of Americans said it’s not likely they’ll become rich.1 While younger people are more likely to say

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7 Costly Mistake For Sale By Owner Sellers Make

Should you sell your home without a real estate agent?Our area is experiencing a very active real estate market, and the thought of selling your home without hiring a real estate agent could mean

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Why Real Estate Investing Makes Dollars And Sense

INTRODUCTIONTurn on the television or scroll through Facebook, and chances are you’ll see at least one advertisement for a group or “guru” who promises to teach you how to “get rich

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Welcome Home 10 Tips To Turn Your Neighborhood Into A Hometown Haven

"Communities work better (students perform better, crime rates are lower, kids are safer, people live longer) when neighbors know one another better. Knowing your neighbor on a first-name basis..

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5 Reasons To Sell Before The Selling Season Picks Up

A common thought in real estate is never list your home in the winter offseason. Perpetuated by industry experts, agents and repeat sellers alike, this saying encourages many would-be sellers to

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What Is Your Home Buying Power

If you’re in the market for a new home or investment property, one of the first questions you’ll probably ask is, “What can we afford?” Many buyers become so caught up in how much they can

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RV Roadmance A Home Away From Home

Many people have considered the idea of owning an RV...and why not? Owning an RV can have so many benefits, one of them is being able to travel any road to any place. Besides mobility, RVs are a

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Real Home Value Assessed Value Vs Market Value

Real Home Value Calculator: Assessed Value vs Market Value Understanding a home’s true market value is about more than pictures, software assessments and price-per-square-foot. Whether you

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Reasons Your Home May Not Be Selling Even In A Sellers Market

Homes in Central Florida are selling fast, so you think yours will be easy to sell – and many times people think they can sell above true market value. Never mind all that advice on curb appeal,

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Home Design Trends To Watch In 2018

We frequently get questions from clients who are taking on decorating and remodeling projects and want to ensure their dollars are invested wisely. Which looks will last for years to come, and

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Get Mortgage Ready

Don’t wait until you’re ready to move to start preparing financially to buy a home. If you’re like the vast majority of home buyers, you will choose to finance your purchase with a mortgage

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Your House Care Calendar For 2018

From summer vacations to winter holidays, it seems each season offers the perfect excuse to put off our to-do list. But be careful, homeowners: neglecting your home’s maintenance could put your

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Check Out My Instagram Account

I love where I live! Check out my recent photos of Winter Haven, Auburndale, Lakeland and Haines City on my Instagram account! Don't forget to follow me @cornersofpolk I'm here to help you buy

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4 Cost Effective Upgrades That Increase Home Values

These small home improvements will go along way in impressing potential homebuyers!As you probably already know the housing market in our Area is Red Hot and it will get even busier this

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9 Sure Fire Ways To Find Bargain Properties Today

Bargain Hunting8 Tips to Great ValuesEveryone wants a bargain when buying a home. But one buyer's bargain can be another buyer's money pit. If "bargain" means only below-market price, then not

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What Home Sellers Can Expect This 2018 Summer

If you sold your home in 2017 you know the market is still in your favor. Davenport, Haines City, Winter Haven, Auburndale, Dundee, Lakeland, Kissimmee, Clermont are experiencing a shortage of

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