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    Mr. Johnson has been very knowledgeble and helpful. When he did not know the answer to a specific question, he promptly acquired the information. I have had experiences with other real estate agnts that simply told me the answer they thought I wanted to... (more)


    Derrick was exactly what we needed in a realtor. He was knowledgeable, respectful of what we asked of him, and most of all, patient. We could not have asked for a better experience--he was terrific.

    When we came to the Fla Keys we did not intend to buy . .... (more)


    I have shopped for a "Keys" place for more than 4 years. Spoke to and met with numerous brokers all of whom had their own virtues. Derrick however, made a difference with his willingness to address my ultimate desire for a private mortgage. He negotiated it... (more)

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    New Law Removes Cap Limits on VA Loans

    New Law Removes Cap Limits on VA Loans Pres. Trump signed a bill Tuesday that, among other things, expands VA loans for veterans. VA loans have helped raise the veteran ownership rate to 75%. WASHINGTON – The National Association of Realtors (NAR) commended Congressional and White House efforts to protect the VA Home Loan Program […]

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    The REALTOR® Code of Ethics

    Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of REALTORS® Effective January 1, 2019 Duties to Clients and Customers Articles 1-9 Duties to the Public Articles 10-14 Duties to REALTORS® Articles 15-17 Where the word REALTORS® is used in this Code and Preamble, it shall be deemed to include REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®s. While the […]

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    How much is a down payment really?

    So you want to buy a home. Congratulations! That’s the first step. Now that we have a goal, you may be wondering what comes next. Should we start looking for your home on sites likehttp://www.DerrickSellstheKeys.com,http://www.Realtor.com,http://www.Zillow.com,http://www.Trulia.com? The answer is not quite yet. We have a few steps to get to first. I […]

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    Sales Tax holiday for Hurricane season in Florida begins May 31st

    Hurricane season starts on June 1st and runs through the end of November. We’ve already seen some tropical storm activity and stocking up on hurricane supplies is always a good idea if you live in Florida. Especially if you live in the Florida Keys where there is only one road in and out of the […]

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    2019 Marathon & Lower Keys Association of REALTORS® College Scholarship Essay

    We are happy to announce our College Scholarship Essay contest for all High School and Home School Seniors who live between Layton and Saddlebunch Key. The Marathon and Lower Keys Association of REALTORS® will award four (4) $1,500.00 dollar scholarships. This essay contest is open to all graduating seniors, whether they are homeschooled, or attend […]

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    Study: What do home inspectors usually find?

    Study: What do home inspectors usually find? LAS VEGAS – Feb. 20, 2019 – A study of 50,000 home inspections by Repair Pricer – a company that estimates repair costs for items cited in home inspection reports – found that some repair costs tend to appear more often. Nearly 55 percent of home inspections nationally […]

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    Alone on Valentine’s Day? Buy a house and find true love

    Alone on Valentine’s Day? Buy a house and find true love SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Feb. 13, 2019 – Owning a home might make you more attractive to that special someone you’ve had your eye on, especially if they are a millennial or a woman. According to a realtor.com study, singles looking to boost their […]

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    Mortgage Rates Fall to 10-Month Low

    Image REALTOR® Magazine Borrowing costs were cheaper this week, as mortgage rates continued inching down. “The U.S. economy remains on solid ground, inflation is contained, and the threat of higher short-term rates is fading from view, which has allowed mortgage rates to drift down to their lowest level in 10 months,” says Sam Khater, Freddie […]

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    Zillow spends $1M trying to improve its ‘Zestimates’

    Zillow spends $1M trying to improve its ‘Zestimates’ SEATTLE – Feb. 4, 2019 – Zillow’s estimate of a home’s value, called the Zestimate, can be powerful: Some homeowners track them like a stock, and when it gets to a certain point, they may decide to sell. Home shoppers gauge the estimate against the list price […]

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    DeSantis proposes full funding for affordable housing

    DeSantis proposes full funding for affordable housing TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Feb. 1, 2019 – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed his $91.3 billion budget on Friday and wants all doc stamp money rolled into the State and Local Government Housing Trust Funds to be used for affordable housing – a move strongly backed by Florida Realtors […]

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