Top 10 Hurricane Preparedness Tips Hurricane season hits us every year like clockwork, but many of us always find ourselves scrambling around trying to prepare days before the storm could hit, (and we always pray that it will miss us by an inch.) The time to plan for a hurricane is well before it happens. […]
Top 10 Most Expensive Homes For Sale in Tampa Florida Tampa Florida has some of the most beautiful homes on the Gulf Coast of Florida. High-end luxury properties have every amenity money can buy. This is a current list of the ten most expensive homes for sale in Tampa, FL. Bookmark this page as real […]
I’ve been interviewing a lot of potential home buyers and renters lately. I see a lot of credit reports and I wanted to give everyone some info that will help YOUR credit. Do you remember getting your report card when you were in school? I do. Think of your credit score as your ‘report card’ […]
TEACHABLE MOMENT: Not all sinkhole homes are swallowed by the earth like on TV. Instead, most face similar damage to this home. This is what a real-life sinkhole house looks like. Take a look at some of the damage and at least one telltale sign we look for to identify a sinkhole remediation. Anybody notice […]
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Agents always make sure to include that a property is located on conservation in a listing description because it is highly desirable to most buyers. HOWEVER…not all listings are created equal, and many are open for your interpretation of exactly what a conservation lot means to you… This one, for example… Not exactly what the buyer […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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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