Kevin Johnson's Blog Posts

Hiking In Orange County

'Tis the season for hiking! Orange County has some very beautiful trails worth  visiting this spring and summer. Be sure to take plenty of water, bug repellent, and sunscreen. Not all Florida

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Budget Friendly Home Improvements That Have Good Returns On Investment

Not all home improvement projects are created equal. Some renovations may cost a lot but not add significant value to your home. This list goes in the opposite direction: Here are some inexpensive

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Reduced In Hunters Creek

Here's a list for the bargain "hunters" in Hunters Creek! Click below to see a list of reduced offerings, or simply search with the tool to the right. Then call me with viewing requests or!

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Negotiating A Real Estate Deal Some Tips For Success

Most of us don’t buy and sell real estate every day of our lives. The purchase or sale of the family home is the single largest transaction we ordinarily make and, for most of us, it’s a

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15 Ways To Allergy Proof Your Home

As someone who has both hay fever and allergic asthma, it has become important to me to understand how to reduce allergens in my home. Assuming I’m not alone, I thought it might be nice to share

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5 Tips To Shorten The Home Buying Process

Happy New Year! If you’re in a hurry to move into your new house, it may be discouraging to know that the average time to close on a property is 50 days according to Ellie Mae, a software

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Should You Paint Or Stain Your Kitchen Cabinets

So you’ve got new kitchen cabinets. Congratulations! But now what? For those wondering how to finish their brand-spanking-new cabinets, we run down the pros and cons of painting vs. staining

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Bike Safety Tips For Riding At Night

Are you a bike enthusiast? Long work days may mean you’re hitting the pedals at night. Below are a handful of safety tips for all of you night riders.Plan your routes. For night riding, pick spots

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8 Reasons To Buy A Home In December

You want to go house shopping, but you are not sure if December is really the best time to buy. Here are 8 good reasons to consider finding your dream home right this very minute. Less

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Winter Gardening In Central Florida

Have you been considering growing your own fresh food? It is not only a current trend, but it is healthy, delicious, and very gratifying.One of the great things about living in Florida is that we

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Why Title Insurance Matters

An owner’s title insurance policy protects your property rights as a homeowner. Those purchasing a home should obtain a policy to insure against defects associated with the title of the home

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Raising Caring Kids

Most parents start by encouraging children to share—and that’s a good start, agrees Harvard psychologist Richard Weissbourd. Weissbourd’s recent study, however, found that 80 percent of

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7 Steps For Getting Your Home Ready To Show

You’ve just listed your home for sale, and you realize that your life is about to become inundated with showings – sometimes on a moment’s notice. One of the most daunting tasks is getting

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How To Get The Most Money For Your House

Homeowners want to know what they can do to get the most money for their home when putting it on the market. There’s usually two answers to that question. First, they have to decide how much work

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Simple Tips To Unclutter The Garage And Set The Stage For A Successful Sale

When selling a home, staging is an important piece of the puzzle that can’t be overlooked. From the kitchen to the bedrooms and bathrooms, staging is a great way to make sure your home appeals to

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Mortgage Terminology 101

Navigating the home-buying process can be a challenge, for first-timers and seasoned buyers alike. In addition to looking for the perfect home, prospective buyers need to be knowledgeable about the

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4 Easy Ways To Improve Your Credit Score

Improving your credit score can be one of the best things you can do for your finances. A high credit score can lead to lower interest rates on home loans and better credit card rewards.Getting an

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4 Fundamentals Of Hosting

In theory, we’re all about entertaining. That is until the dreading begins. Who wants to clean up after guests? Spend countless hours making arrangements for their arrival? Rush through the day of

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Americans Remain Concerned About Credit Card Debt

Americans Remain Concerned About Credit Card Debt Americans are growing more concerned about their credit card balances, according to a recent National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®)

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10 Tips For Living Large While Going Small

With rent rising and family sizes decreasing, millennials have started to opt for smaller alternatives when it comes to real estate. Maybe the trend came from IKEA showrooms, the micro-housing wave,

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5 Questions To Ask An Agent During A Listing Presentation

Unless you’re a seasoned real estate buyer and seller, the typical listing presentation can often leave you overwhelmed and dumbstruck. But to really make the right choice when choosing an agent

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4 Tips For Millennial Homebuyers

You grew up watching your parents and grandparents buy homes. What you saw was a whole lot of frustration and struggling to make mortgage payments as the economy plummeted. That’s probably why you

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