Buyers

Jan. 27, 2020

Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality in 2020

 

In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. led and inspired a powerful movement with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Through his passion and determination, he sparked interest, ambition, and courage in his audience. Today, reflecting on his message encourages many of us to think about our ...

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Jan. 10, 2020

3 Benefits to Buying Your Dream Home This Year

Outside of a strong economy, low unemployment, and higher wages, there are three more great reasons why you may want to consider buying your dream home this year instead of waiting.

1. Buying a Home is a Great Investment

Several reports indicate that real estate is a good investment, topping ...

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Dec. 23, 2019

A 365 Day Difference in Homeownership

Over the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than a full percentage point. This is a great driver for homeownership, as today’s low rates provide consumers with some significant benefits. Here’s a look at three of them:

  1. Refinance: If you already own a home, you may want to decide ...
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Dec. 21, 2019

How to Determine If You Can Afford to Buy a Home

 

 

The gap between the increase in personal income and residential real estate prices has been used to defend the concept that we are experiencing an affordability crisis in housing today.

It is true that home prices and wages are two key elements in any affordability equation. There is ...

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Jan. 17, 2019

Time is Almost Up!

Time is almost up! If you purchased a home in Florida in 2018, you have until March 1, 2019 to file your Homestead Exemption. The links below will guide you to your county's website. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me: 813-321-HOME (4663)

Hillsborough:  ...

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Feb. 20, 2018

Time is Almost Up to File for Your 2017 Homestead Exemption!

If you purchased a home in Florida in 2017 and occupy that home, you may qualify for a Homestead Exemption. This exemption could result in a savings of hundreds of dollars annually on your taxes. However, the deadline is quickly approaching - END OF BUSINESS DAY, MARCH 1, 2018.

If ...

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Feb. 7, 2018

Is it Less Expensive to Buy than Rent in Tampa Bay?

The struggle is real. Do you buy a home right now, or continue to rent? While there are many misconceptions about why a person thinks they should continue to rent - transient job status, inability to maintain a property, afraid to “take a risk” etc. - the overwhelming evidence shows it is ...

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Nov. 13, 2017

Thinking About Buying? Know Your Credit Score

Knowing your credit score or getting a recent copy of your credit report is one of the first steps that you can take toward knowing how ready you are to start the home buying process.

Make sure all the information listed on your report is accurate and work to correct ...

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Oct. 31, 2017

Buying a Home in Tampa Bay Can Be Scary... Unless You Know the Facts!

Some Highlights:

Many potential homebuyers believe that they need a 20% down payment and a 780 FICO® score to qualify to buy a home, which stops many of them from even trying! Here are some facts:

 

  • 40% of millennials who purchased homes this year have put down less than ...
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Oct. 21, 2017

Millionaire to Millennials: Buy a Home Now!

 

In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that “the single biggest mistake millennials are making” is not purchasing a home because buying real estate is “an escalator to wealth.”

 

Bach went on to explain:

 

“If millennials don’t buy a home, their chances of actually ...

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