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About Jim Rutherford

Jim Rutherford earned his real estate license in 2003. Since then, he has worked with and learned from some of the industries top agents and coaches to enhance his understanding of the market and the various aspects of real estate. Based in Orlando, FL, Jim is a professional willing to help you with all your home buying and selling needs in Central Florida. Specializing in helping buyers, his skill is of great benefit to his clients. He takes great pride and specializes in finding first time buyers the right home in the quickest time possible with straightforward financing, often with low down payments. Jim uses the latest internet technologies to market and find homes suitable to the client's needs and standards. He recommends city and county down payment programs for those who qualify for financial information and assistance. He understands that the acquisition of a home is often the largest purchase a person will make in their lifetime.

He believes realtors have an obligation to be well educated to provide the level of service and protection his clients deserve. Jim is dedicated to furthering his knowledge as exampled by earning the designations: ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative) and CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert). Jim's work ethic did not start in the real estate business, but was formed by family example and service in the U.S. Navy. He was an electrician on submarines, earning the Vietnam Era Service medal and the Good Conduct medal. He is a member in good standing of: · Orlando Regional Realtors Association · Florida Association of Realtors · National Association of Realtors · My Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service In addition, Jim is a member of the American Legion, American Diabetes Association and AARP. Jim helps his community by working with a homeless feeding project. Jim understands the stress and hassles involved in buying, selling and the relocation process. He strives to alleviate those concerns for his clients as much as possible. Jim is a warm and caring person who has the best interests of others at heart. Be it his family, his clients or a person in need. Jim's enthusiasm for a satisfying client experience is contagious. He believes he can help make your real estate dreams come true.

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    The form that lists the settlement charges the borrower must pay at closing, which the lender is obliged to provide the borrower within three business days of receiving the loan application. ...

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  • Securities And Exchange Commission (SEC) Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 92 (SAB92)

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Eco-friendly Vs. Harmful Building Materials

Eco-friendly Vs. Harmful Building Materials

More than ever, the past dictates our future. The twenty-first century must face the dramatic repercussions of our past heritage concerning environmental issues. We foolishly exposed our planet to threats and insecurity. In practice, we do lots of harm to our immediate environment, and we should pay more attention to do’s and don’ts in nature. Humankind has ...

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Home Automation That Can Be Implemented

Home Automation That Can Be Implemented

Phrases like “Alexa, turn on the AC!”, “Alexa, dim lights!”, “Alexa, open the front door!” or “Alexa, cook mac&cheese!” are becoming a regular in US households. Well, maybe not the last but it won’t be long till that becomes a reality as well. Having the ability to tell your home what to do has been a fantasy ...

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Digital Trends That Revolutionized The Real Estate Industry

Digital Trends That Revolutionized The Real Estate Industry

Of all the inventions that changed the real estate game, none have changed it as profoundly and irreversibly as the internet. This technology opened up a world of new possibilities and opportunities for real estate professionals working at every level in the field of real estate. From the lowliest copy room workers to the moguls and brokers at the very top of the ...

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Homebuyer - Realtor Relationship In A Period Defined By COVID

Homebuyer - Realtor Relationship In A Period Defined By COVID

At the beginning of 2020, a pandemic swept across the globe. The coronavirus or SARS CoV-2 became public enemy number one due to its unpredictability in spreading and affecting human health. Specialists soon discovered the exponential damage it can exert causing respiratory tract infections, from mild to lethal. As a result of the virus, a series of protective ...

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House Hunting Goes Digital In 2021

House Hunting Goes Digital In 2021

As you are already aware, the global pandemic kicked in 2020 inconsiderately switching up the rules of the game. An unwelcome guest, SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), proved to be a tough opponent. As a result, governments were obliged to implement similar responses in the form of severe restrictions, namely lockdowns, the principle of social distancing, and even tighter health ...

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