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Second Home Buyers

Finding homes for investors and second home buyers

Are you thinking of buying a second home or an investment home? Why Should you Invest In Florida? Florida is listed as the number one vacation destination. If you have extra cash this would be a great place to invest in a second home or even a home that you can rent out and make … Continue reading Second Home Buyers

Advantages of Selling Your Home During the Holidays

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Many of us think that the best time to sell a home would be in the spring and summer. This is true that the majority of buyers are looking to make a purchase during those months. But not all buyers disappear after Labor Day. In Florida, your home may get a lot of interest from … Continue reading Advantages of Selling Your Home During the Holidays

Buyers Handbook

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Preparing For Your Purchase

How can you benefit from owning your own home?

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It's pretty much an American dream to own your home. It gives you peace of mind to know that you have something that is truly yours and a place that you can raise your family. Many of us are intimated by the idea of owning their own home. It means more responsibilities that come with … Continue reading How can you benefit from owning your own home?

Home Purchase Cost & Fees

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Down Payment $$$ , Closing Costs, Earnest Money, Appraisal Fees, and Home Inspection.

Mortgage Application Tips

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You have made the decision that you are going to buy a home and you are ready to fill out your mortgage application. Here are some things that you will need when filling out your mortgage application W-2s from the past 2 years.Personal and Business tax returns for the past 2 years.Pay stubs from the … Continue reading Mortgage Application Tips

Why you should move to Florida

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Well, Let's see! Florida is always warm, it's got the most amazing beaches and is filled with fun things to do every day. You wake up each morning in Florida and you feel energized and ready for a perfect day. Of course Florida has its pros and cons, but we've got the sunshine all year … Continue reading Why you should move to Florida

Tips for Selling Your Home Quickly

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As you may or may not know, Spring is a great time to sell your home. At Spring time we feel energized, it's a time for renewal, we are cleaning and re-decorating, flowers are blooming and we can feel the energy in the air. You've been thinking about putting your house on the market but … Continue reading Tips for Selling Your Home Quickly

What Home Inspectors Look For?

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Why should you get a home inspection done on the property you are purchasing? You should always hire a professional home inspector. Buying a home is one of the biggest financial investment you will have. Your house may look beautiful, in the most desirable location and exactly what you are looking for, but you have … Continue reading What Home Inspectors Look For?

Let Find A Home You A Home

Are you ready to downsize? Or maybe you're moving to the Tampa Florida area and is looking for a home that fits your specific needs. Did you know that there is NO COST to hire a buyer's agent?

Easy No Hassle Pizza Crust

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This pizza crust recipe is so easy and great when you need something fast. I love pizza but sometimes I want to add my own crazy toppings and that's not possible if I go get a pizza from my local pizza place. I hope you have time to try this recipe. Try making it with … Continue reading Easy No Hassle Pizza Crust

Staging Your Home To Sell

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Staging allows buyers to visulize themselves living and raising their family in that home. It is beneficial for a seller to stage their home if they are selling.

Why Choose A Realtor To Sell Your Home

You're thinking of selling your home but you don't want to pay a Realtor. A Realtor is a great asset to any home owner. A Realtor comes with negotiation skills that most homeowners may not possess. A Realtor comes into your home and is brutally honest with you about what you need to do to … Continue reading Why Choose A Realtor To Sell Your Home

If you want to buy or sell a home, it’s important to know if it’s a buyer’s market or a seller’s market. Here’s how.

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Buyer’s Market Definition A buyer’s market occurs when the supply (available properties for sale) exceeds demand (the number of buyers seeking to purchase properties). If you’re buying a new home, a buyer’s market is the ideal time to make your move. You might be able to buy a great home for a lower cost than … Continue reading If you want to buy or sell a home, it’s important to know if it’s a buyer’s market or a seller’s market. Here’s how.

Best Light Bulbs

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Although the old-fashioned incandescent bulb is on its way out, you have more lighting choices than ever before. And that means making decisions about price and energy efficiency. But don’t forget aesthetics. If you wind up with lighting that’s harsh, flat, or unpleasant — like when you’re trying on bathing suits in a retail dressing … Continue reading Best Light Bulbs

Laundry Rooms Rank Highest on Most Wanted Home Features List

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Nearly all home buyers – 91 percent – want a laundry room included in their home, more than any other home or community feature, according to NAHB’s report What Home Buyers Really Want (2019 Edition). The report is based on a national survey that asks recent and prospective home buyers (people who bought homes in … Continue reading Laundry Rooms Rank Highest on Most Wanted Home Features List

Why Go Camping

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Are you one of those people that love being outdoors, don't mind bugs, and dirt or afraid of the dark? Camping can be fun for some people. There is something about burnt hot dogs on a stick and roasted marshmallows that's very appealing to people . I myself is not a big fan of bugs … Continue reading Why Go Camping

Spring Break Is Almost Here! Here are some last minute and cost effective things to do in Florida.

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Whether you live in Florida or just visiting our beautiful area, we've got you covered with things to do. For those of you that have been covered by snow all Winter, this will be the perfect getaway for you. Here are some great things that you can do in Pinellas County How about downtown St. … Continue reading Spring Break Is Almost Here! Here are some last minute and cost effective things to do in Florida.

Things to Know about FHA Appraisals

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In order to use an FHA loan to purchase a home, the property will have to be appraised and inspected by a HUD-approved appraiser. This is to ensure that the property meets HUDS's minimum property standards. WHAT IS AN APPRAISAL? Only an expert can assesses or determine the value of your home. You get an … Continue reading Things to Know about FHA Appraisals

Price To Sell

This can be one of the most difficult part of the selling process for most homeowners. This is the home that you may have raised your family in and with that comes all the memories. How can you put a price tag on that? If you are selling by owner then it's up to you … Continue reading Price To Sell

Home Ownership for 1st Time Home Buyers Tips

Are you a first time home buyer? When you are ready to buy your home a lender will basically evaluate your overall financial picture as well as other financial factors to see if you qualify for a mortgage. Here are some tips to help you get your loan. Do not quit your job while you … Continue reading Home Ownership for 1st Time Home Buyers Tips

What is a Pre-Approval letter

Why should home buyers have a pre-approval letter before they start searching for homes? A pre-approval letter is basically a document from a lender that indicates how much the lender would be willing to lend you to buy a home.  By having this letter a seller will view you as being more of a serious … Continue reading What is a Pre-Approval letter