It’s that time of year again… Hurricane Season!! Are you ready?? There are tons of websites out there with lists of before and after steps in preparing and dealing with a storm. I’ve included a couple links here: http://www.wunderground.com/prepare/hurricane.asp http://www.wikihow.com/Prepare-for-a-Hurricane What I want to know is… Have you checked your insurance policy? Does it cover […]
How many times have you headed out to look at a home and discovered it’s already under contract? Another one…come on!! How many times have you put a strong offer in on a property and been out bid? It was OVER asking price…are you serious! How many times has your home […]
Ready to go shopping?? Just in time for the Holidays! With 110 stores to choose from, you’ll be able to find something for everyone! Mark your calendars…Tampa Premium Outlet Mall’s Grand Opening is October 29, 2015 starting at 10:00 am! This 4 day event will be packed with fun…and celebrities! Want to know more? Check […]
It’s always nice to have a new (local) option for lunch or dinner, and even better when it is DELICIOUS! Zaytoun Mediterranean Grill recently invited fellow Wesley Chapel Chamber Members to their gorgeous location for a ribbon cutting ceremony and did not disappoint! From the time you park your car and walk up to the entrance, you […]
We never quite know what to expect when showing a home for the first time. No matter how much research we do prior to scheduling, some things still surprise you. This home in Spring Hill, for example, had to following description in the listing: “Wow, What Potential!!…This home will require some TLC, but the possibilities are […]
When you purchase a home, you will have the right to a final walkthru of the property. This is to ensure the seller has moved all their belongings and the property is in acceptable condition. The house is supposed to be completely empty and in ‘broom swept’ condition. Unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned! […]
We showed this house to a buyer recently. From the outside, the house looked pretty decent for a bank owned property. Check out the damage we found inside!
You want to sell your house for top dollar, eh? Well, be sure NOT to follow this homeowners example! The ‘jungle’ look is NOT the new fashion. Pay $25 to mow the lawn. I’m almost certain I saw a panther living in that grass! Seriously, this was a house I showed a buyer. Needless to […]
Most people have welcome mats, welcome signs or nice plaques at the entry to show their guests some love. After all, it’s important to make your guests feel at home, at ease and welcomed, right? Well, I showed a home recently that had this Dirty Harry Welcome Message. When you’re selling your home, it’s best […]
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We’re growing…again! There is a new 150,500 sqft sports complex in our future. It has officially broken ground! Click here for the story: Cypress Creek Ice & Sports Complex Break Ground
We live in a world of electronic surveillance. It is ubiquitous. Everything from baby monitors and nanny cams to voice activated recorders and motion triggered camera systems. We are watched, tracked, listened to and spied upon everywhere we go. So what about houses you’re considering buying? It may come as a surprise that some homeowners […]
Last week, I received a referral from a long time friend. He referred his close family friend and asked me to sell his home. I’ve never met, nor spoken with my new client. We’ve only had a short friendly Facebook chat that lasted 10 minutes at most. He’s asked me to list his home and […]
A recently announced 0.50% drop in FHA MIP (mortgage insurance premiums) will positively impact homes sales this year. This reduction will mean more qualified buyers, more loan approvals and more sales. If you’re thinking about waiting another year, you may want to reconsider this decision. Buyers will face more competition next year as a result […]
Our community is growing! The Tampa Premium Outlet Mall is expected to open for business in October 2015. The new outlet mall is being constructed at the intersection of Wesley Chapel Blvd (State Road 54) and State Road 56, just west of I75. Click here to see other community news!
DISCLAIMER: We are not Chinese Drywall experts. If you suspect you have defective drywall, call an expert. This post is for demonstration purposes only…. Defective drywall (aka Chinese drywall) is a problem here in Florida. Before we go too deep on the subject, let me first say….. not every home has defective drywall so we […]
This week, I had the honor of speaking to 50 fifth graders for the Great American Teach In at the Academy at the Farm in Dade City, FL. It was an opportunity to expose the children to careers outside of their frame of reference. Their teach explained that many kids thought the only jobs were […]
Short sales, foreclosures, bankruptcy and other credit problems can prevent you from obtaining a mortgage. Here is a quick easy snapshot of how long you may need to wait before applying for a mortgage. Credit: Melissa Stoddard – imortgage
I showed a home in Lutz recently with an interesting surprise right in the middle of the living room – an atrium! Although unexpected, this unique feature would be a desirable morning coffee getaway or transform into a great grilling spot conveniently located right next to the kitchen! The ceiling was covered with screen to […]
Professional staging is a great tool for selling a home in less time for more money. Professional staging is not cheap and it doesn’t have the same payback at lower price levels (<$250,000). However, it works well in homes above $300,000. These are photos of a staged home. Note the simplicity and lack of ‘stuff’. […]
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Saturday I was able to enjoy the Zephyrhills Veteran’s Day Parade…what a beautiful day! I wanted to take a moment to thank our veterans out there, and share some pictures from the parade.
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One of the things I love most about Florida is ‘outdoor living’. Since winter in Florida MIGHT require a sweatshirt, the living space tends to extend into the patio and lanai areas. What better way to entertain than to have an outdoor kitchen, bar, grill and hot tub all under the screening? How about a […]
One of the things I like most about being a real estate broker is that I get to see other people’s dreams come into existence. Take this home for example! Someone had a dream, designed it and built it. Something within that person drove them to accomplish this. With such a unique home for Florida, […]