Real Estate

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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The Ultimate Checklist for Buying a Home

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Florida Real Estate, Real Estate | 0 comments

The Ultimate Checklist for Buying a Home Whether you’ve owned your home for the last 20 years or whether you’re about to be a first-time homeowner, buying a new home is both incredibly exciting and incredibly stressful. You’re trying to find a place in your budget in the area you want to live. Added to that, of course, you also want to make sure that you can see yourself living there for (hopefully) a long time. Trust me, we understand the stress that the entire process can cause. That’s why we created this checklist to make the entire process go a little more smoothly… and to make sure you...

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How to Get the Best Return (ROI) on Remodeling Projects

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in Dunedin Homes, Florida Real Estate, Real Estate | 0 comments

How to Get the Best Return (ROI) on Remodeling Projects If you’re a homeowner, you may feel like the work around your house is never done. Trust me, we’ve all been there. In fact, chances are there are a long list of remodeling projects you would like to tackle at some point. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have unlimited resources that allow us to get to them all at once. So how do you know which to choose? The projects that are in your eyesight every day? Or do you consider other factors? While return on your investment (ROI) may not be the biggest factor on your mind when you’re trying to...

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