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Real Estate Agent - Re/Max Acr Elite Group
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I am here to state that I have in fact closed 2 ss with BofA (aka a B of $%@#@)'S One agent suggested that the title of my blog should be a comment I made ," BofA can't find their rear with both hands". Sorry for the color but if you read on you will unders...
The long and short is that I have had to learn the short sale process first hand with 4 files this year. One close 2 weeks ago after 5 months THE SPRINGWAY and a second is closing(god willing) THE RUSTLING OAKS 11/23/09. The Rusting oaks was the most perplexing. The contract was written in Jan. o...
Here in the Tampa Bay area we are seening a lot of first time buyers as I am sure everywhere else. But the housing climate needs to have the move up buyers to show confidence and take advantage of this buyers market
It is now 3.5 months and the Ocwen Mortgage short sale looks like it may close tommorrow. If all the mortgage companies work like this one, then we will have a long long way before we get throught this short sale peorid. the Tampa real estate market is flooded with short sales. This means they wi...
 The amount of  Tampa  real estate sales is still going at record lows. The Greater Tampa Association of Realtors reported Hillsborough county residential sales in August 2008: 944 and In July 2008: 1003. The amount of short sales has increased in the Brandon, Valrico, Riverview and Apollo Beach....
As time goes by the amount of inventory in the Tampa Bay market is showing a larger share of listings as "short sales" It is as if you can not avoid them, Ive tried. I had my first closing and I must say that the transaction went well. It was a great buy for my buyer client. The timing was right ...
Our company Re/Max Acr Elite group  has moved the Brandon, Fl. 33511 . The company had 4 offices, 3 in Hillsborough county and one in Pinellas county. Like many real estate offices the company is facing some challenging times in the Tampa bay real estate market. This a...
  Just got a new Palm Treo 755 windows. It is a big improvement over the Treo 650 which I loved.Trouble was the customer service with Earthlink.It works with the Supra Key programs, gets the office text messages and lead alerts from web sites .Oh, yea it is a great phone. Recommend you interagrat...
Since 1999, the Florida Association of Realtors (FAR) has sponsored a Scholarship/Essay Contest for High School Seniors who reside in Florida. Seniors who plan on continuing their education at a college, university, technical school or some other institution of higher learning are eligible. Child...
 We have declared McCain the winner and Mr.. Mitt is 2nd. Our Governor Crist and State Senator Mel Martinez both endorsed him.But the most profound for all of us is the apparent change to the constitution to reduce our property taxes. Sounds nice right. It is strongly supported by the Greater Tam...

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