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2009 

If you're looking at one of the many Tampa homes for sale (and especially when reading about buying a home), you've probably already read articles that ask, "How much house can you afford?" and "Can you really afford the mortgage for a new home?" From beginning to end, to get a good estimate, you...
09/30/2009
If you have a Tampa home for sale or you're thinking about buying a home to flip it, here's something to keep in mind: walking distance. Why? Because a new study commissioned by CEOs for Cities shows that homes within walking distance of amenities sell for more. Environmental concerns are rising....
09/27/2009
As a Realtor I get hundreds of emails from all Real Estate groups requesting me to ask Washington to renew the $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit. The question is, should Washington renew the tax credit? There are lots of reasons to renew it including; 1.4 homes sold to many first-time buyers...
09/25/2009
I believe in being Green. After all we all benefit if we have less pollution, purchase less foreign oil and do our planet good. And printing reams of paper is not being Green. Every day, we get bombarded with messages on TV, from Government and others to live Greener lives. Of course those that w...
09/17/2009
This past weekend I sold a brand new home. Great for me, great for the builder, and great for the buyer as they got a great home at a great price. However, I feel the builder is guilty of false advertising. On their website for Realtors they say they will pay a bonus of $1,000 for all sales this ...
09/15/2009
Not everybody is dealing with the worry of buying or selling Tampa real estate. Some are quite happy where they are, have no intention of moving, and selling is the last thing on their minds. However, there are a lot of incentives out there to do something in Tampa real estate, and many are itchi...
09/15/2009
Are you looking at homes for sale in Tampa and feeling overwhelmed by the choices? Back in the Dark Ages before the Internet (1986 or so), if you wanted to look at a house, you had to call a real estate agent, find out the address and then physically drive to the house. Thanks to the Internet, ho...
09/10/2009
By now, everyone has heard, and understands, the term "down market." It sounds like a really bad thing, doesn't it? However, with the help of your Tampa real estate agent, you can take advantage of the many wonderful bargains to be had. Here are a few tips on how to do just that: #1. Do Your Rese...
09/10/2009
Many who have put their Tampa home up for sale in the past year are still waiting to put that "Sold" sign in the yard. If this is you, don't panic! There's still hope for closing the sale this year. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, pending home sales have risen five months in a...
09/09/2009
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