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Down Payment Assistance

Posted by on Feb 12, 2018 in Florida Real Estate, Mortgage, Real Estate | 0 comments

Down Payment Assistance in Tampa Bay I believe so strongly in down payment assistance as being a vehicle to get renters into home ownership. Being a teacher in Tampa Bay for first time home buyers over the years, I have stressed home ownership as being a way to get ahead in life. You and I know that renting is throwing away money. I think back to just last January, when I held some classes at my office for first time home buyers. People mentioned that prices were going up. Now here we are a year later and 10% increases in home prices from 2017 are typical. In addition to home value...

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How to prepare for hurricane season in Tampa

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Florida Real Estate, hurricane, Real Estate | 0 comments

How to prepare for hurricane season in Tampa While there’s no denying that the Tampa Bay area has seen more than its fair share of dry weather this spring, hurricane season (and an increase in rainy days) is just around the corner. As a matter of fact, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting an above average hurricane season, with 11 to 17 named storms, of which they’re predicting five to nine will be hurricanes. Two to four are expected to be “major” hurricanes. That means NOW is the time to get prepared for hurricane season, before a storm is headed our...

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8 Helpful tips for spring cleaning

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Florida Real Estate, Real Estate, Spring | 0 comments

8 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Home “Spring” has officially arrived! And for us, in Florida, that means the return of 80-90 degree days! However, now is the time to tackle those spring cleaning activities that we want behind us before the school year is over and summer returns. And while the thought of spring cleaning may be enough to send you running for the hills, it doesn’t have to be daunting! Just take one task and one room at a time and your house will be spotless before you know it. Check out these 10 tips to help get you started! Clean the carpet: Dirt and germs can really...

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5 Reasons to Be Grateful for a Great Real Estate Agent

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in Florida Real Estate, Real Estate | 0 comments

5 Reasons to Be Grateful for a Great Real Estate Agent It’s that time of year again! The holidays are over and everyone’s minds are reflecting on the past and planning how this year is going to be better. Many are also particularly mindful of the many blessings that have been bestowed upon us, as Americans. For those who have a house on the market right now (or for those who might be thinking about it), I would like to share five reasons that you should be grateful to be working with a great real estate agent. 1. They understand your crazy schedule. Real estate transactions can get...

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Favorite Fall Activities for Families in Tampa Florida

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in Florida Suncoast Activities and Attractions | 0 comments

Favorite Fall Activities for Families in Tampa Florida When most people think of Florida, they think of beautiful beaches and warm weather year all year long. And let’s face it, those who aren’t born here are drawn to the Tampa Bay are for those very reasons. What most people DO NOT think of is corn fields, pumpkin patches and hayrides. But in the fall, you can find those in Florida just as easily as you can in the Midwest. And hey, at least here you don’t have to bundle up in your warmest clothing to participate! In Tampa, you can enjoy all of these activities in short sleeves and soak up...

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