floridas beautiful homes: 1910 Historic home, remodeled, acreage, near Fishhawk Ranch, Lithia FL - 05/11/11 02:58 PM
Enjoy the contry while close to Fishhawk Ranch in Lithia, FL!
 
This historic home has been remodeled and is ready for someone to enjoy.  Keep ... or get a horse and still take the children to the Fishhawk sports complex for soccer or lacrosse. 
This house in on 1.8 acres of land, but two adjoining lots are available for purchase as well with a total of 5 acres available.  The house will be completed soon, but an interested buyer can still add some options and colors at this time.
 
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floridas beautiful homes: The Importance of Multiple Photos When Selling Your Tampa Bay Home - 04/19/10 02:00 PM
If your selling your beautiful Florida home or even if your just thinking about selling your home, one of the best things that you can do is to make sure your real estate agent takes as many high quality photos of your home as possible. The Greater Tampa Area Realtors (GTAR) MLS requires your real estate agent put in a minimum of one photo of your property into your MLS listing, but they allow up to 12 full-color photos for each listings. Almost ANY home in the Tampa Bay Area can offer the opportunity for 12 good photos. Even smaller homes … (0 comments)

floridas beautiful homes: Why Buy Instead of Rent - 04/14/10 04:07 PM
First in a Series for First Time Buyers When you’re thinking about buying your first home, it’s essential for you to be confident in your decision to buy instead of rent. However, you may not know about the many great reasons to buy a home! Here are just a few of them:
Smart Investment- When you invest in a home, it offers the possibility for appreciation in value. The equity becomes yours when you’re still paying off your mortgage. You even get to live in it while your investment matures.  
Tax Advantages- Since both mortgage interest and property taxes are … (2 comments)

floridas beautiful homes: Brandon FL Area Branding Iron - 03/10/10 07:07 AM
 
Last summer I was approached by a big box real estate company about joining their “team.” By big box, I mean, one of the major real estate brands you would recognize by national advertising and prominence.
Their selling feature was that they had 300 agents as a part of the office and as a result, there was the power of their yard signs and the national advertising everywhere. Contrary, Florida’s Beautiful Homes™, is a small independent brokerage. We would be classified as boutique brokerage. In a word, boutique means to specialize.
After I left the big box office following my … (3 comments)

floridas beautiful homes: Why You Should Work With the Rick Frissell Team, Realtors® In Brandon FL - 12/14/09 01:46 PM
 
While the team concept has been around the real estate industry for some time, not all teams are equal. Let an experienced team who believes in ethics and service to the customer first and foremost be on your team. Here are nine reasons why it pays to work with the Rick Frissell Team, Realtors® with Florida's Beautiful HomesTM.1. You'll have a team of experts guide you through the process. Buying or selling a home usually requires disclosure forms, inspection reports, mortgage documents, insurance policies, deeds, and multi-page settlement statements. A knowledgeable expert will help you prepare the best deal, and avoid delays or costly mistakes.2. … (0 comments)

floridas beautiful homes: Brandon FL Thanksgiving Wish - 11/25/09 09:09 AM
 
Thanksgiving is one of our most completely American holidays.  It centers on family, friends, and giving thanks for the many blessings we enjoy as a free Nation and in our individual lives.
Thanksgiving traces its beginnings to the early days of the colonies, when almost four centuries ago, in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Pilgrims celebrated surviving their first winter on this new continent by sharing a harvest feast with Native Americans.  In 1789, George Washington called for the first National Day of Thanksgiving, but it was not until 1863, during the Civil War, that Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday. 
Everyone … (4 comments)

floridas beautiful homes: Tampa Bay Area Real Estate Agent Gives Away New Foreclosure Book - 11/06/09 01:29 PM

By Rick Frissell, Realtor®

Author & Consultant
In the past, buying a foreclosed home was a very challenging process. This was because of the limited supply of foreclosures. In many cases, it took several weeks, if not months, to find a good foreclosure. Next, you had to win the bidding war to buy it. And finally, you had to have an armored car full of money to repair the home.
Well, this has all changed with the recent foreclosure crisis. Today, there is a large supply of great foreclosure opportunities. In fact, you can find these homes very … (2 comments)

floridas beautiful homes: Want a little promotion for your Brandon FL Area Business? - 11/05/09 03:38 PM
 
Interested in a Shameless Self Promotion of your Business?
We don't have a million readers yet, but that's our goal. We are opening up our blog to local businesses to "Guest Blog" on Brandon's Beautiful Homes.Com
We are looking for local Tampa Bay Area businesses, especially those that specialize in products or services of interest to home owners, home sellers or home buyers. We are looking for a Synergy with our guest bloggers. There is no cost, but we are looking for informative posts that don't just promote, but rather educate the audience.
Please don't expect us to just run an ad, but rather write something … (2 comments)

floridas beautiful homes: Brandon Florida YMCA 2009 Fundraiser Announced - 03/17/09 03:27 PM

Corks & Forks YMCA Fundraiser
This years YMCA fundraiser has a theme of "Carnivale Flavors of South America" , The event will be held poolside at the Campo Family Center on November 21st 2009.
The event will feature wines from Chile, Argentina and other South American countries, as well as delicious food from a selection of local restaurants.
A variety of sponsorships and ticket packages are available for businesses and organizations interested in supporting Corks & Forks: Viva Carnivale!
All proceeds will benefit the YMCA's Building Strong Kids Campaign, which helps make YMCA participation possible for children and families in … (1 comments)

floridas beautiful homes: Florida's Beautiful Homes-Cubed - 02/09/09 05:29 PM

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floridas beautiful homes: Ever been Caught between a Rock and a Hard Place? - 02/08/09 03:20 PM
A matter of the heart and the pocketbook 
                                                                 
At times I feel torn between playing cupid (helping you find a house to fall in love with) and your accountant (finding a house that you can afford). Buying a home is both a matter of the heart and the pocketbook. One really does not outweigh the other. As your real estate agent, I'll help you find a happy balance between the two.
First, you'll benefit from the wealth of experience I bring successfully negotiating and closing deals in the Tampa Bay Area real estate market. I'll help you find the house and … (0 comments)

floridas beautiful homes: Now This is an Example of Social Internet Marketing! - 02/06/09 05:24 PM
Remember the times we would all sit in a stadium and somebody would start the WAVE?
At first one, two or three people would take the risk of starting a small wave.  Then foolishly they would turn to those behind them and encourage the others to join in.  This would be repeated until the next section would join in.  Then the next section and the next section and the next section.  Until finally there would be one full revolution around the stadium.  The next revolution more would join and the next reveloution even more.  And soon you would have the WAVE.
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floridas beautiful homes: May I Show You The City of Tampa? - 01/30/09 01:13 PM
 
 
The idea for this blog began when I got an email from our local association of Realtors® (GTAR) announcing that there was a need for chauffeurs for Super Bowl week.
"Drivers are needed as chauffeurs for VIP, entertainers, NFL players/Cheerleaders and celebrities."  Wow!  What a blog I thought.  I sent a communication of my interest in working that week.  After all, who would I possibly meet and why not make some needed money at the same time.
I submited my paper work and was invited to an orientation.  Paperwork, background check (FBI) and drug test and you're hired.  So they … (1 comments)

floridas beautiful homes: Super Bowl XLIII is being played in sunny Tampa Florida - 01/21/09 07:15 PM
The Tampa Bay area, hosting its fourth Super Bowl on Feb. 1st, has something for everyone. This huge event is unique in all the sports world. This years Super Bowl is being played at the Raymond James Stadium, better known to the locals as the "Ray Jay".
Tampa has its skyline, port, museums, world-class aquarium and Busch Gardens plus a hockey arena and outdoor amphitheater that draw the concert calendar's biggest acts. Some of the hottest game week parties open to the public will happen in the clubs and restaurants of Ybor City, the former Tampa Latin Quarter that was redeveloped … (0 comments)

floridas beautiful homes: Is your Brandon Area home getting ready to expire in the MLS? - 11/18/08 12:02 PM

If your home has been listed in the MLS, and it is getting ready to expire, I would like to make a few suggestions...
Get a new agent...  May I suggest me... Set up the new listing to begin the day after the current listing expires... Go on a nice vacation for a few days... Don't forward your home phone to your cell phone... and you might consider NOT sending it to voice mail... Why you ask?
Because it is going to get ugly.  Seriously.  It is kind of funny, I talk with agents all over... not just Tampa, … (0 comments)

floridas beautiful homes: Salute to the Marine Corp - 11/15/08 02:19 PM

Happy 233rd Birthday U.S. Marine Corp.
This past week we celebrated Veterans Day and The U.S. Marine Corp's 233rd Birthday.  I ran across this very nicely done salute to the Marine's done by GoDaddy.Com and I had to share.  I salute all Veterans and all of my family. friends and clients who are/where veterans and or Marines.  God Bless all of our service men and women. 

Click here:  Happy 233rd Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!


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floridas beautiful homes: Brandon Florida YMCA Holds Fund Raiser - 11/12/08 03:51 PM
 The Brandon Area YMCA presents......
Take a trip Down Under at the 2008 Corks & Forks fundraising event, to be held poolside on November 22 from 7-10pm at the Campo Family YMCA's new Family Fun Pool, the event will feature wines and beer from Australia and New Zealand, as well as delicious tastes from a selection of local restaurants.
During the event, guests will enjoy live and silent auctions with exciting items including several beach condos, autographed sports memorabilia, unique gift baskets, and more. Guests will enjoy Australian themed décor and entertainment while mingling on the pool decks surrounding the Campo … (2 comments)

floridas beautiful homes: I'm Ready... The Shotgun is Loaded If My Neighbor Returns to My Backyard! - 11/11/08 01:53 PM
I'm not usually a violent man...
I have never been much for violence.  As a matter of fact I don't even own a gun or rifle.  Now I am not one that is against the NRA or anybody that owns a gun.
As a matter of fact, I had to borrow a gun from a friend of mine so I could protect my property. I borrowed a 410 Shotgun from Jim.  I distinctly remember the conversation.
Me:  Jim, I need to borrow one of your guns.
Jim:  You need a gun?
Me:  Yeah, for tonight.
Jim:  What's going on?
Me:  I … (21 comments)

floridas beautiful homes: It's Nov. 4th and I Voted For ... - 11/04/08 09:04 AM
Ah yes, this day has finally arrived!
I actually love voting day.  This is the best day of the election process.  Yes, a lot has to do with the fact that this morning is the beginning of the end of campaigning and campaign television ads.  But, there are a couple of fundamental reasons I love this day other than the end of campaigning.
The Bedside Alarm Sounded Early
The alarm went of at 5:00 AM this morning, but it was not required.  Since I rise early, this mornings alarm was for security reasons.  Although I seldom have the alarm as my … (1 comments)

floridas beautiful homes: Halloween Tips and Reminders - 10/31/08 08:57 AM
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