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Welcome to my Blog. Since 2003 the focus of our business has been helping homeowners avoid foreclosure. In our current economy, the best solution is often a short sale. Many lenders offer incentives, modifications include principal reductions - helping homeowners create strategies to overcome financial difficulties are our specialty. We are happy to help. If you have any questions about foreclosures, short sales, selling or buying a home - Just Call Wendy!
$189,900, 4Bd/2Ba Single Family House, 1423 sqft.     Wendy Smith | Wendy Smith Real Estate | 727-452-3301 1360 Fairfield Dr, Clearwater, FL 33764 Super Size Family Home! 4Bd/2Ba Single Family House   $189,900 Year Built 1959 Sq Footage 1423 sqft. Bedrooms 4 Beds Bathrooms 2 Baths Parking 2 Gara...
$240,000, 2Bd/2Ba Single Family House, 1200 sqft.     Wendy Smith | Wendy Smith Real Estate | 727-452-3301 110 Florida Blvd, Crystal Beach, FL 34681 Walk to beautiful Crystal Beach! 2Bd/2Ba Single Family House   $240,000 Year Built 1957 Sq Footage 1200 sqft. Bedrooms 2 Beds Bathrooms 2 Baths Flo...
$198,000, 3Bd/1Ba Single Family House, 1223 sqft.     Wendy Smith | Wendy Smith Real Estate | 727-452-3301 445 77th Ave, Saint Petersburg, FL 33706 What? St Pete Beach under $200,000??!! 3Bd/1Ba Single Family House   $198,000 Year Built 1946 Sq Footage 1223 sqft. Bedrooms 3 Beds Bathrooms 1 Bath...
    Wendy Smith | Wendy Smith Real Estate | (727) 452-3301 SHORT SALE in Tarpon Springs, FL FHA Short Sale! Great Location - 3 bedroom 2 bath…..SOLD!     Under Contract May 2014 Closed July 2014 DESCRIPTION SHORT SALE – Unbelievable great price of only $81,000 for VA buyer and a full waiver of d...
Statistically 79% of home sellers will enlist the services of a Real Estate professional to sell their home.   The other 21% typically include builders, rehabbers, speculators, attorneys and those that have experience selling real estate. This 21% also includes those sellers who just don't want ...
One of the biggest concerns as we age is falling.   Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults.  We have to face it: the older we get, the higher the incidence of falls.  Some of the clients I’ve met as a...
Over 30 years ago when I became a Realtor, my broker explained people move on the average of once every five years.  Fast forward to today and after a quick Google search, it seems that same statistic holds true. Shopping for a home depends a great deal on a buyer's stage of life.  For example, y...
Effective October 1, 2013, the new FHA PFS guidelines (FHA Mortgagee Letter 2013-23) separate borrowers into two categories:  Streamlined & Standard.    Borrowers applying through the “Streamlined” short sale program must be more than 90 days delinquent and meet additional criteria but do not hav...
I'm not usually a huggy-touchy-feely sort of person but this afternoon, a client of mine just seemed as though all the wind was out of her sails, she looked...defeated and I found myself saying "Need a hug?" With a slight smile and a nod of her head, she answered 'Yes'. Just a brief hug but durin...

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