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Overall in the Bloomingdale Subdivision- Brandon, FL  market area things are very stable.  It is still an affordable market where homes are selling quicker and the average home price ROSE 2% over the last 3 months.  Since the tax credit over the summer, homes have increased slightly in average pr...
The Palmetto Club at FishHawk Ranch - Lithia Florida FishHawk Ranch is an award-winning , master-planned community in southeast Hillsborough County, it has a reception hall perfect for weddings, anniversary parties, company functions and special events. The facility features a 5,200 square foot b...
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... Jon Tipton 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 forwar...
Let's say you are considering remodeling a certain aspect of your biggest investment- your home. And let's also say you are having trouble deciding what projects produce the largest return on investment. Well, Realtor Magazine has recently published ways to stretch your remodeling dollars. Here a...
Everyone knows the troubles the real estate market has suffered over the past several of years. Most folks have stayed clear of the market unless they absolutely had to move. If you truly want to move or must move, here are seven rules that I have found will help in selling your home quickly in a...
Appraisals provide an objective opinion of value, but it’s not an exact science so appraisals may differ. Where good appraisers earn their money is avoiding "atmospheric extraction." This is when appraisers pull adjustments out of their hat. Match pair analysis is the basis for making any adjust...
Before you consider selling your house yourself, ask yourself if you are going to have the time needed to sell your house - even if you just cover the basics. The Basics: Complete an extensive research of local market conditions, including: the listing and selling price of all houses in your are...
“Lauren’s Kids” is the creation of child abuse victim, survivor and Elementary school teacher Lauren Book. The organization helps educate adults and children about sexual predators. Educational seminars and workshops help create more awareness of sexual abuse laws, offer legal counsel and provid...
Overall in the Fishhawk Ranch located in the Lithia, FL market area, it is becoming more affordable, homes are selling quicker, and average prices are increasing.  Since the tax credit over the summer, homes have increased slightly in average prices.  Do not be fooled by the median values decreas...
        BPOs are the estimated value of a property, as determined by a real estate broker or a qualified individual or firm.  A broker price opinion is based on the characteristics of the property, which include differences in comparables' location and/or transaction type.   BUT WHO WANTS TO ADMI...

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Realtor/Cert. Res.Appraiser with The Duncan Duo & Associates
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