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What duties do Single Agents owe to the Buyer?

SINGLE AGENT NOTICE: FLORIDA LAW REQUIRES THAT REAL ESTATE LICENSEES OPERATING AS SINGLE AGENTS DISCLOSE TO BUYERS AND SELLERS THEIR DUTIES. As a single agent, Southwest Coast Realty, Inc., owe to you the following duties: 1. Dealing honestly and fairly; 2. Loyalty; 3. Confidentiality; 4. Obedience; 5. Full disclosure; 6. Accounting for all funds; 7. Skill, care, and diligence in the transaction; 8. Presenting all offers and counteroffers in a timely manner, unless a party has previously directed the licensee otherwise in writing; and 9. Disclosing all known facts that materially affect the value of residential real property and are not readily observable.

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How Do I Get Detailed Information on How To Purchase A NEW Home in SW Florida?

We Offer a FREE New Home Buyers Guide. Just fill out the form on top of this page.

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What is the "Base Price"?

"Base Price" is the price before lot price and option prices are added. When buying a new home, the base price typically does not include lot or upgrades. Base price are subject to change at any time so please contact us to get the current prices.

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HOA Fees?

Homeowner association fees are the cost of maintaining a community and are paid by the homeowners in that community. The homeowners vote the association board and the board hires a community manager. HOA will vary depending on the included amenities in the community.

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What is rear exposure and why is it important?

The directional view of the rear of the home or condo in SW Florida. This is important since the exposure will be priced according to the direction and view. The more sun during the day on your lanai or patio, the more the cost of the lot. The exposures in order of lot cost, high to low: south, west, east and north. Typical view values from high to low: lake, golf course, preserve, and privacy wall.

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Closing Costs?

When purchasing a new home closing cost typically include title insurance, state doc stamps on deed, one time utility hookup fees, and transfer fees. Attorney is optional. Builders sometimes offer incentives to pay some or all of your closing cost.