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Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Olympic Realty
Discussion about all things Real Estate in the Tampa Bay Community. Bank Foreclosures, Short Sales, Vacant Homes, Mortgages and Financing, VA and FHA purchases, market trends, the media and their role in real estate.
I am finding it quite frustrating lately.  I have been helping folks with short sales and avoiding foreclosure.  This is saving their credit, getting them out of a house they can not afford and allowing them to move on with their lives.   Now, I am seeing loan modification people popping up all o...
I have a home listed in Brandon www.906OakRegency.com and the home shows beautifully...except the kitchen. The sellers have added new hardwood flooring, completely gutted and remodeled the baths, added new tile and stainless as well as several other upgrades or updates to make the home show wonde...
Bloomingale, Florida       Bloomingdale is located in Valrico and Brandon in Hillsborough County Florida.  Located just east of Tampa, Bloomingdale is the peacful, safe community where you can jog safely or walk to the local YMCA. With great schools, plenty of local parks, a public golf course an...
Gorgeous Harbour Island Condo Priced Below Market $299,900 Granite ~ Stainless Steel Appliances ~ Tiled Floors ~ New A/C ~ Walk-In Closets ~ Marble ~ Garage ~ Fitness Center ~ Pools ~ Guarded Entrance ~ Waterfront Community HARBOUR ISLAND, ISLAND WALK, SPACIOUS 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, 1 CAR GARAGE.  D...
Gorgeous Pool Home 1/3 Acre in Beautiful Brandon Lap Size Pool, Remodeled Baths, Beautiful Hardwood Floors, Wood Burning Fireplace, Over 1/3 acre home site, Gorgeous Oak Trees, Stainless Appliances, No HOA or CDD, Close to Crosstown and Tampa, Loads of Upgrades WOW! A rare find in mature neighbor...
It seems to me that maybe I should take on property managment! Lately my office has bombarded with calls and emails for people looking to rent.  I have been dishing out more rental leads to property managers and from what I am hearing they have a continued source of rental homes.  I did try it on...
To everyone who may be considering selling their home or for agents listing homes.  Your sellers need to remove wallpaper.  Most home buyers can not get over it!  Paint is not a problem (usually) but wallpaper is a huge drawback. If the seller does not want to remove their wallpaper then they nee...
Is anyone else tired of reading the doom and gloom news reporting of the real estate market, housing bubble or whatever you want to call it.  It seems that one week the media is writing articles to stay away from the housing industry and how sales are completely down compared to last year blah bl...
I find that the media as well as many agents in my office are still continuing to talk down on the real estate market.  There constant rambling about how bad it is out there, nothing is selling, sellers are priced too high, buyers are on the fence...blah blah blah.   I fall into the trap as well ...

Christopher Johnson

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Talking Real Estate in Plant City and throughout the Tampa Bay community. We are experiencing a high rate of foreclosure and high unemployment. As a real estate professional, it is now our responsibility to help guide home owners and home buyers through these trouble times and to shed light on indicators of a stabalizatoin of home values.