Move Up Buyers

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)

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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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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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Sept. 26, 2017

Want to Keep up with the Joneses? Now’s the Time

Does your current house fit your needs? Does it seem like everyone else is moving up and moving on to more luxurious surroundings? Are you wondering what it would take to start living your dream life?

Market conditions around the country have presented an opportunity like no other for those ...

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Dec. 13, 2016

4 Reasons to Buy Your Dream Home This Winter

As the temperature in many areas of the country starts to cool down, you might think that the housing market will do the same. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Here are 4 reasons you should consider buying your dream home this winter instead of waiting for spring!

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Nov. 1, 2016

Have You Put Aside Enough for Closing Costs?

 

There are many potential homebuyers, and even sellers, who believe that you need at least a 20% down payment in order to buy a home, or move on to their next home. Time after time, we have dispelled this myth by showing that there are many loan programs that ...

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Oct. 31, 2016

Buying a Home Can Be Scary... Know the Facts!

 

Some Highlights:

  • 36% of Americans think they need a 20% down payment to buy a home.
  • 44% of Millennials who purchased a home this year have put down less than 10%.
  • 71.8% of loan applications were approved last month.
  • The average credit score of approved loans was 731 ...
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Oct. 27, 2016

Don’t Disqualify Yourself… Over Half of All Loans Approved Have a FICO Score Under 750

 

The results of countless studies have shown that potential home buyers, and even current homeowners, have an inflated view of what is really required to qualify for a mortgage in today’s market.

One such study by the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, revealed that many ...

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Oct. 25, 2016

Starting to Look for a Home? Know What You WANT vs What You NEED

In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search.

If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now, you’ve probably come up with a ...

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Oct. 18, 2016

3 Questions to Ask Before Buying Your Dream Home

 

 

If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real estate market ...

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