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Buying a house should be a worry-free experience. Yet problems may come up that prevent a property buyer from achieving the optimal results. Lucky for you, we're here to help you quickly identify and address various homebuying hurdles.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you minimize stress as you navigate the homebuying journey.

1. Plan for the Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios

An informed homebuyer should have no trouble enjoying a worry-free property buying experience. In fact, this buyer will understand the best- and worst-case scenarios and know exactly what to do – even in a stressful homebuying situation.

In the best-case scenario, a homebuyer will instantly find his or her dream house, submit an offer to purchase this residence and receive an immediate "Yes" from a seller. Then, this buyer can finalize a home purchase and move into his or her new residence.

On the other hand, the worst-case scenario likely will force a homebuyer to miss out on the opportunity to acquire his or her ideal residence. This scenario may involve a failure to agree to terms with a seller due to many potential homebuying problems.

Homebuyers will want to do everything they can to avoid the worst-case scenario. Fortunately, if you learn about the housing market, you can gain the insights you need to plan ahead for the property buying journey. And as a result, you can increase the likelihood of finding and buying your dream house in no time at all.

2. Get a Mortgage

Let's face it – purchasing a home is your dream, but you probably don't have the necessary finances to buy a house on your own. Therefore, you may need to get home financing before you can make your homeownership dream come true.

Applying for a mortgage may seem stressful, but lenders are happy to help you in any way they can. If you consult with multiple banks and credit unions, you can review a variety of home financing options.

Don't hesitate to ask questions as you complete a mortgage application too. If you address your mortgage concerns and questions with a home financing professional, you can alleviate the stress commonly associated with applying for a mortgage.

3. Work with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent is a homebuying expert who can respond to any concerns or questions that you may have. If you collaborate with a real estate agent, you can get the help you need to minimize stress at each stage of the property buying journey.

Typically, a real estate agent will learn about you and your homebuying goals and help you plan accordingly. He or she will keep you up to date about available houses in your preferred cities and towns and set up home showings. And if you find a house that you want to purchase, a real estate agent will help you submit a competitive property buying proposal.

Remove stress from the homebuying journey – use the aforementioned tips, and you can reap the benefits of a worry-free homebuying experience.


8375 Whisper Trace Ln, NAPLES, FL 34114  

Residential
$264,900
Price
3
Bedrooms
2
Baths
CDD Paid in Full! This upstairs coach home is one of the finest in Fiddler's Creek, located in a very private setting in the village of Whisper Trace. Beautifully updated 3 bedroom condo, furnished with neutral decor, being sold Furnished. Light and bright, with vaulted ceilings, crown molding, plantation shutters, walk-in closets, featuring a spacious master bath with dual sinks. The garage has a resilient epoxy-coated surface. Located across from the village pool. A lifestyle of luxury is ensured in this residence enhanced by the 54,000-square-foot club and spa, full-service spa, fitness center complete with personal trainers and fitness classes, 3 swimming pools, championship golf courses, six tennis courts with 15 competitive teams, two Pickleball courts, social activities, casual dining and fine dining. Optional golf, beach, marina memberships are available. Fiddler's Creek is located close to the Marco Island Executive Airport, beaches, shopping, restaurants, boating and easy access to Naples 5th Avenue.


9306 Chiasso Cove Ct, NAPLES, FL 34114  

Residential
$779,000
Price
3
Bedrooms
4/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to this beautiful "Washington" model in the exclusive Chiasso Village. If a meticulously maintained home, fully equipped with luxury upgrades and wide lake views is something you have been looking for, then look no further. This home boasts all of the Florida favorites such as salt water pool, open concept kitchen, upgraded window treatments, Miele dishwasher, washer and dryer, California closets throughout the home and in the garage, epoxy garage floors, outdoor kitchen and much more! For efficiency and safety, just some of the features this home includes are LED recessed lighting, natural gas generator, impact windows and doors, alarm system with video monitoring, lightning arrestor system, new three-zone air conditioner and hot water, and air-conditioned garage. A lifestyle of luxury is ensured in this residence, further enhanced by the 54,000-square-foot club and spa, full-service spa, fitness center complete with personal trainers and fitness classes, 3 swimming pools, championship golf courses, six tennis courts with 15 competitive teams, two pickleball courts, social activities, casual dining and fine dining. Optional golf, beach and marina memberships available.


7638 Mulberry Ln, NAPLES, FL 34114  

Residential
$795,000
Price
3
Bedrooms
3
Baths
This pristine three bedroom, plus den, three bath home includes a three-car garage with wide paver driveway. The interior features an open floor plan with gourmet kitchen, upgraded cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and a breakfast nook. The extended lanai includes the sparkling pool, overlooking a beautiful lake and the Rookery Golf Course. A lifestyle of luxury is ensured in this residence enhanced by the 54,000-square-foot club and spa, full-service spa, fitness center complete with personal trainers and fitness classes, 3 swimming pools, championship golf courses, six tennis courts with 15 competitive teams, two Pickleball courts, social activities, casual dining and fine dining. Optional golf, beach, marina memberships are available. Fiddler's Creek is located close to the Marco Island Executive Airport, beaches, shopping, restaurants, boating and easy access to Naples 5th Avenue.


A home bar is one thing that most adults should have in their homes. Even if you’re not a drinker yourself, you should have something on hand to offer guests when they come over for an evening of food and conversation. You’ll need the right setup, the right tools, and the right recipes handy to have the perfect home bar. Whether you have a bar already or are looking to build your own, we have all the tips that you’ll need as a rookie bartender.  


The Essentials


You’ll need quite a few essentials in your home bar including but not limited to:


  • Glasses
  • Bitters
  • Bar tools
  • Recipe books
  • Spirits
  • Mixers
  • Garnishes

Find The Right Surface To Transform Into A Bar


You can easily transform any table, sideboard, or cart into a bar. If the vessel that you’re using has a drawer, that’s even better. You can keep all of your bottles, glasses, decanters, and openers in one convenient place. It’s not bad if you can’t fit all of your supplies in one place. Less used items can be stored in the pantry. 


You can even use a simple bookshelf to store all of your bar supplies. Transform any bookcase from “boring bookshelf” to home bar in no time. You can arrange the shelving by category, giving each shelf a purpose. You can keep spirits on one shelf, glasses on another shelf, tools on another, and recipe books on another shelf. 


Does Your Home Have An Actual Bar Built-In?


Many homes actually have bars built in, but people rarely use them because they feel inexperienced in using the bar tools of the trade. Whether you have a full wet bar or a simpler dry bar, keep all of the essentials there. You’ll need:


  • Bar towel
  • Trash can
  •  Glasses
  • Decanter
  • Bar spoon
  • Strainer
  • Shaker
  • Access to ice
  • Juice
  • Sodas
  • Juicer
  • Limes
  • Lemons
  • Jigger
  • Simple Syrup
  • Old fashioned glass
  • Peeler
  • Mesh strainer

Location Of The Bar


If you’re setting up a brand new bar, there’s a variety of places that you can put the bar. If you have space in the kitchen, you can add it to a corner right there. Other great places for your bar could be a den or a man cave. Wherever you’ll spend time hanging out with company is a good place to keep your bar. If you have children, you might even consider getting a locking cabinet system for your liquor. You don’t want little hands getting into what they’re not supposed to.  


Setting up your own home bar is something to be proud of. It will be quite the conversation piece when guests come over. You’ll be able to discuss your collection of liquors and see if friends have any recommendations as to what you might add to your selection of liquors. A home bar is an entertaining essential.