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HELPFUL TOOLS WHEN BUYING A HOME
FEMA FLOOD MAP SERVICE CENTER
Curious if a particular home is in a designated Flood Zone?Search the FEMA database to see if Flood Coverage is mandatory.
CLICK TO ACCESS FEMA'S SEARCH TOOL
HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION FILING
When you buy a home in 2018, the window to file for your Florida homestead exemption is January 1, 2019 - March 1, 2019. It is not automatic. To receive the exemption, you must file the proper paperwork to your local property tax authority. Use the links to below to find your specific county and follow their instructions.
CLICK TO LOCATE YOUR COUNTY
CLICK TO ACCESS FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY/ HPI CALCULATOR
LOCAL PROPERTY APPRECIATION DATA
Access the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) database to see current local home value appreciation trends/ Housing Price Index for a given area.
WAITING PERIOD CHART
Find the specific waiting period that applies to new home loans after a prior bankruptcy, foreclosure, or short-sale/ deed-in-lieu. If you have experienced one of these events, this chart will help you determine when you will be eligible for a traditional home loan again.
ACCESS WAITING PERIOD CHART FOR PRIOR BK, FORECLOSURE, or SHORT-SALE / DEED-IN-LIEU
Use this calculator to help budget payments
Be prepared early and get a head start on the loan process.
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