10 tips to have an awesome mortgage in 2017

Home sales are sure to increase, and a brand new president will occupy the White House; these are two statements about 2017 that can be said with absolute certainty. When it comes to mortgage rates, however, the predictions are less clear. 2016 saw low rates, but they could rise in 2017; there isn’t room for…

Home Value: How to Find Out What Makes it Worth More (Or Less)

Have you ever felt confused about the value of your home? What about its true size? If you think you might be buying or selling in the future, it’s important to have an understanding of how square footage is determined and what factors could change the technical size and/or value of a home. Below, Tampa…

Top 5 Tips for First Time Homeowners

While making your first home purchase can be intimidating, it does not always have to be. Some may say it isn’t true, but buying a home can be very enjoyable and rewarding. The first step to buying a home is to always get pre-approved, and the earlier you start, the better. Finding the right Loan…

How Millennials Are Changing the Housing Market

As millennials, the next generation of homeowners, transition from splitting rent with friends to buying, the housing market will begin to see changes. For many millennials, the rising cost of rent is the best motivation to make the switch from renter to owner. In fact, such a large number of millennials are buying homes that…

Hillsborough County: Lowest Foreclosure Numbers in a Decade

Foreclosures in Hillsborough County have been on the decline, and the number is now the lowest it’s been in a decade. September 30 marked the end of the 2015-2016 fiscal year, a period in which Hillsborough County saw less than 3,000 new filings. In 2008-2009, the number of foreclosures filed for in Hillsborough was around…

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Avoid explanations to sell.

It’s harder to sell a home when you have to explain things. I just showed a home in North Tampa to a prospective buyer. They liked the area and before they viewed the home, they liked the price. Once inside, the buyers started to have reservations when certain items that were out of the ordinary…

Before Buying, Check Out a House at Different Times of Day

A home changes drastically throughout different times of the day. A quiet, relaxed Saturday neighborhood may be entirely different on a Tuesday morning. Traffic from the local church on Sunday may have an impact on the neighborhood’s atmosphere as well. David Feldberg, the owner of Coastal Real Estate Group in Newport Beach, suggests that his…

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19 percent price appreciation in Tampa’s 33558 zip code

There has been a 19 percent price appreciation in Tampa’s 33558 zip code for the last three years. In tracking the numbers for the area in the last three years, there were 1,105 single-family homes sold since September of 2013. Median price in the area increased from $282,000 in the second half of 2013 to…