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July 2019

Found 4 blog entries for July 2019.

It’s that time of the year again! School starts Aug. 12 in Palm Beach County, Aug 14 in Broward County and Aug. 19 in Miami-Dade County. Now is the time for parents to start to prepare their kids for a successful first day! The DuPree Team knows how stressful this time of the year can be, so we have provided some key information below to make things easier. We also found this great article with 101 helpful hints and tips to make your and your child’s transition back to school a little less painless.

Back to School Shopping

Sales tax holiday for clothing, personal computers, and school supplies: Florida lawmakers have created two sales tax holidays per year. During these tax holidays consumer can purchase certain categories of goods from

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Buying a home is exciting and The DuPree Team is here to help walk you through the process! But it can also feel overwhelming at times—especially when you see median listings priced at $345,000 and available homes flying off the market in as little as 39 days on average. With real estate trends like these, you might be tempted to make an impulsive purchase that could hurt your financial goals and keep you paying a mortgage well into retirement. No one wants that! Buying a home is worth taking the time to do the right way. That means buying a home that you love that doesn’t hurt your future goals. We’ve put together 10 tips for home buyers as they tackle the home-buying process. Put these into practice today so your next home is a blessing not a burden.

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We all want to reduce our bills, pay less per month and save more money for us. Refinancing your mortgage could be one way for you to free up some money. There are many reasons why homeowners refinance: to obtain a lower interest rate; to shorten the term of their mortgage; to convert from an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) to a fixed-rate mortgage, or vice versa; to tap into home equity to finance a large purchase, or to consolidate debt.

Refinancing can cost between 3% and 5% of a loan's principal since it requires an appraisal, title search, and application fees, just like a mortgage would. Because of this it is important for a homeowner to determine whether refinancing is a wise financial decision before starting the process.

Refinancing to

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