Doug Campbell's (dougcampbell) Blog

Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Realty - SL3189823
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Royal Stewart Arms, Dunedin, FL is a 55+ condo community on the intra-coastal waterway in the Gulf of Mexico.  Why would someone want to live here?  Here are a few reasons, and then we'll go into a bit about Royal Stewart Arms real estate activity recently. Gulf views.  You get spectacular views ...
Here is a little bit of interesting news, if you watch your dollars and your real estate purchasing power.  For the real estate consumer who wants to find their dream home, this may be very disturbing information.  The last month for which figures are available, November 2013.  These numbers are ...

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