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There is the real estate market within the market in every area.  The media are reporting the real estate market is rebounding, at least in many parts of the nation.  Well, as Lee Corso on College Game Day might say, "not so fast my friend."  Take, for example, Pinellas County in Florida, which e...
10/14/2014
If you are looking for 55+ communities, the Clearwater/Palm Harbor area has what you need.  There are lots of 55+ communities with the active Florida lifestyle you are looking for.  You can search for exactly what you are looking for, in the price range you want, in the location you want to be, a...
10/13/2014
The buyer had a contingency on this house and it fell through.  This house has 4 bedrooms and three baths, with a large lanai and huge fenced back yard.  This house at 2400 Indian Trail in Palm Harbor has lots of upgrades, including Plantation Shutters and new windows all around.  The roof was re...
07/25/2014
Some weeks are  more interesting than others, and this week I learned a whole lot about leaks in the slab, wet floors, oh my!!  According to the plumber and the leak detection specialist we worked with this week, Florida and floors can be interesting.  We found a leak in the slab because an agen...
07/18/2014
Would you like to learn how to be a successful for sale by owner, or FSBO?  It really is not rocket science, it might take a little time and effort, and some out of pocket money.  And if you price your house right, market it properly, and negotiate the deal well, you can be a successful for sale ...
06/04/2014
Real estate investors are always considering whether the should be investing in foreclosures, short sales or traditional real estate to get the best return on their money. Let's look at some numbers for April in our county, Pinellas County, FL. Foreclosures. There were 720 foreclosed properties l...
05/09/2014
Interesting quote from Dave Ramsey: "When getting help with money, whether it's insurance, real estate or investments, you should always look for someone with the heart of a teacher, not the heart of a salesman." A truly professional Realtor will educate and explain in detail the pros and cons of...
03/10/2014
Congress is set to vote on H.B. 3370, named the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, or Biggert-Waters Act.  As currently written, homeowners anywhere near a flood zone are being devastated by the uncertainty happening.  In our area, some homeowners have seen their flood insurance go up f...
02/26/2014
This is a listing of ten of our favorite breakfast restaurants in Palm Harbor, Clearwater, Tarpon Springs and Dunedin.  This is by no means comprehensive and they are in no particular order.  This list has been compiled by going to each one several times, with our parents so we get additional inp...
02/07/2014
Short sales are affected by the Debt Relief Act, and that act has expired.  As of Dec. 31, 2013, the Mortgage Debt Relief Act expired and here is what that means.  If you, and this is a generic you, owed $300,000 on your house but could only get a market value of $200,000 when you sold it, and yo...
02/06/2014
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