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Take A Home Inventory

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in Moving Tips | 0 comments

Take A Home Inventory Generally speaking, when you need an inventory of your personal belongings, it is too late to make one.  Sure, you can reconstruct it. But undoubtedly, you’ll forget things and that can cost you money when filing your insurance claim. Most homeowner’s policies have a certain amount of coverage for personal items that can be 40-60% of the value of the home. Homeowners who have a loss are usually asked by the insurance company for proof of purchase. Which can come in the form of a receipt or current inventory...

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Do You Know the Way?

Posted by on Nov 20, 2018 in Real Estate | 0 comments

It may be natural for first-time buyers to be unsure of the process of buying a home because they haven’t been through it before but even repeat buyers need to know changes that have taken place since the financial housing crisis. The steps in the home buying process are predictable and generally follow the same pattern.  It certainly makes the move stay on schedule when you know all the different things that must be done to get to the closing. In the initial interview with your real estate professional, you share the things you want...

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First Time Buyers look to 203k Loans

Posted by on Nov 13, 2018 in Florida Real Estate, Mortgage, Real Estate | 0 comments

It’s been said that if you can find a home that has most of what you want, you should go ahead and purchase it.  Many first-time buyers are using everything they have for a down payment and closing costs and would have to “live” with the less than perfect home until they can save the money to make the changes. The FHA 203(k) mortgage allows a borrower to purchase a home and provides additional funds for improvements to be made.  These types of renovations can include kitchen and bathroom remodels, flooring, plumbing, heating...

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Efficient Palm Harbor FL Home

Posted by on Jun 26, 2018 in Florida Real Estate, Palm Harbor Homes | 0 comments

Palm Harbor FL Home for Sale Fantastic Palm Harbor Home for sale close to the Pinellas trail and the Gulf of Mexico. Newer kitchen, easy closing drawers, granite countertops. Most flooring is neutral tile, sunk-in living room is carpet. It is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath 2 car garage, pool home. The interior and exterior have been freshly painted and the kitchen is up to date. Both baths have been renovated with gorgeous tile. The living area is open and spacious and the master is split from the other two bedrooms. There is a large den area and an...

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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...

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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!...

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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...

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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...

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