House vs. Home – It’s all about perspective.


Part II of II

Shelter is one of the basic needs of life, but we may not always think about the importance of shelter when making real estate decisions.

Whether you are buying a house for yourself, your family, or a rental investment, remember that important souls will seek refuge each day and a safe place to escape their daily world that many times is unforgiving and cruel.

This is what makes a HOME.  I’ve never heard anyone say, “I can’t wait to get HOUSE”, or “I’m tired and just want to go HOUSE”.

Why, because HOME is where we feel safe from the world.  Home is where we gather with FRIENDS and FAMILY that love and respect each other.  It’s a place where everyone longs for to be accepted, encouraged, and nurtured.

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Have you witnessed a child sleeping peacefully in bed?

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It’s the best way for me to define HOME.  Safe, Secure, Peaceful, and where we all need to  REFRESH OUR MINDS AND BODIES each day.


  • Buying for yourself – Make it your HOME
  • Buying for your family – Make it HOME for your family
  • Buying for rental property – Remember it will be HOME for someone

My hope is that wherever you find yourself in life, you have found your HOME.




Are we taking the human factor out of buying and selling homes?

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Part I of II

Technology: Friend or Foe?

Ok, before you label me as an anti-technology, anti-geek, and an anti-social media doomsday individual, let me explain.

I’ll be the first one to embrace all of the latest and greatest technology that continues to be thrust upon us at an alarming rate. The brilliant thoughts and ideas that we have is a testament to our culture (good or bad). Perhaps, this is where we need to take a moment and evaluate not only what technology we decide to embrace, but how much technology should we rely on for decisions as it relates to buying and selling a home.

It’s been documented that 98% of home purchases begin with the Buyer searching the Internet. The number of search sites has become overwhelming to be sure, however, how reliable is the information that they display?

Buying and Selling real estate is a fluid industry where economic conditions, pricing, property status, and local issues can, and will, influence decisions on a weekly, daily, and even hourly basis.   Most general Internet sites are not able to keep up many of these changes that are critical for you to make the right decision.


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For this reason, consider these sites:

  1. Your “mile high” view of what MIGHT be right for you or your family.
  2. The reason you will find conflicting information between sites.
  3. Not able to describe the specific lifestyle information you might need.

When you are ready to make a move, follow these steps to have a smooth, exciting, and rewarding experience.

  1. Find a local or regional lender and get pre-qualified to see what you can afford. Find out what type of loan is best for you. (Conventional, VA, FHA, USDA, etc.)
  2. Start a general home search using one of the Internet search platforms.
  3. Select a Realtor in the area by interviewing or meeting with him or her.
  4. Buying a house is a personal decision. You and your Realtor will be working closely throughout the buying process. You need to like each other and TRUST each other.
  5. Have your Realtor send you CURRENT information on the houses that meet your criteria.
  6. Everything will be just fine.

Happy House Hunting

Richard Farb, Realtor

Blue Marlin Real Estate

159 Minutemen Cswy.

Cocoa Beach, FL 32931


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Today is the best day to start the adventure.

Richard Farb

Blue Marlin Real Estate

Cocoa Beach, FL