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By Tiffany Accattato, Your #1 Tampa Bay Area Real Estate Broker
(Accattato & Company Real Estate)
Building will begin soon in Reserve at West Park Village, luxury townhomes located within sought-after Westchase 33626. Join a community that's home to an 18-hole public golf course, multiple parks, playgrounds, picnic pavilions and nature trails.   *Award-winning, three-story townhomes *Hillsborough County Public Schools, including Westchase Elementary and Davidsen Middle School  *Close to dining and shopping at West Park Village Town Center, West Park Village and Westfield *Citrus Park mall *Nearby Costco Wholesale coming soon *Easy access to Tampa International Airport, Veterans Expressway, Linebaugh Avenue and Racetrack   Road  *Proximity to St. Petersburg and some of Florida’s most beautiful beaches Contact Tiffany Accattato today to learn more about this community at 813-285-0654
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By Nibal Elsaadi
(SI Real Estate Tampa)
Now twelve months into 2016, we’ve had a big year in real estate! Between the Olympics, the elections and of course, real estate, many changes and trends have emerged.Rent Vs Buy: Always a hot topic! Typically, consumers have assumed that renting is more affordable than buying a home. But, numerous factors have changed home buying in 2016, including credit reporting!Have you checked your credit score lately? You may have seen an increase thanks to the new FICO 9 reporting system. Historically, the weight of medical bills negatively impacted consumer credit reports, but now, “A person’s credit score, with medical conditions, will increase on average of 25 points under the new system,” says John T. McElya, Senior VP of Amarillo National Bank. “That is very significant. It is the differenc...
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By Barrett Henry, SRS, MRP, ePRO, The NOW Team is your RE/MAX team for Tampa FL
(RE/MAX Bay to Bay)
This impressive and luxurious villa is situated in a secure gated neighborhood, conveniently located in the Citrus Park area close to expressways and amenities. This popular split floor plan boasts stylish architectural features including dental crown moulding, upgraded light fixtures, extra high ceilings, arched display niches, and an expansive open floor plan. The gourmet kitchen showcases 42" cabinets with custom hardware and crown moulding, sun filled breakfast room, and designer lighting. Just off the kitchen is a bonus room that is perfect for a den or office. The expansive 20x10 screened in lanai offers spectacular views of the premium conservation lot and overlooks the serene lake. This intimate neighborhood offers maintenance free living, quiet streets, and a resort like commun...
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By Barrett Henry, SRS, MRP, ePRO, The NOW Team is your RE/MAX team for Tampa FL
(RE/MAX Bay to Bay)
WELCOME TO A NEW PATH TO HOMEOWNERSHIP Are you close to being able to buy a home but aren’t quite ready? Did you just move to the Tampa Bay area and aren’t sure where you want to live? Do you need to rent right now but really want to buy a home in a couple years? This Lease with a Right to Purchase Program may be right for you. How the Program Works:A group of investors buy a home you choose in an approved community (A Rated Schools) and you lease it for up to 5 years. This is a great program giving those with bad credit and a bad history another chance at the American dream of homeownership! The future price as well as the rent amount is all agreed upon at the beginning.  You can walk away after your lease - NO OBLIGATION TO PURCHASE!  To get started visit: NOWpartnership.com Pricing a...
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By Nibal Elsaadi
(SI Real Estate Tampa)
Searching for a home to purchase? You’ve probably noticed the increasing inventory of new construction homes available. Builders are developing new communities all over Florida, especially in the greater Tampa Bay area. If you’re ready to start exploring the option of purchasing a model or builder home, don’t go it alone! There are countless advantages of having an agent with connections to builders and the community, along with new construction experience, by your side for a new home purchase… Always use a Realtor ®As you admire the freshly built model home, you may be surprised to learn that the “new home sales consultant” greeting you might not actually be a Realtor. Builders employ sales agents and staff to sell their homes, but these individuals are not necessarily required to have...
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By Nibal Elsaadi
(SI Real Estate Tampa)
It’s time to take the next step and buy your first home. Where to begin, you ask? By and large we find ourselves scouring the internet for real estate listings and then driving by potential homes only to find that it’s been sold, or doesn’t live up to those beautiful online photos.Here’s the good news! Before getting too wrapped up in the home searching process, there are a few steps you should take to save yourself time, money and lots of disappointment.First and foremost: Prepare Your Credit for Mortgage Approval.  Now that you’ve decided to turn those rent payments into mortgage payments, the natural tendency may be to start looking for your dream home. But taking a step back to analyze your finances will be of absolute benefit to you when it comes to the mortgage approval part of th...
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By Nibal Elsaadi
(SI Real Estate Tampa)
Traveling back to the 1960s, homeowners were just beginning to enjoy the luxury of having a television in the home.  The families of the 1990s experienced the convenience of owning their very own computer. Fast forward to 2016, and not only has technology advanced in the way of entertainment, but it has become a part of our everyday lifestyle.  For years, technology has filled our homes – now our homes have become an integral part of new age technology.  While the definition of a smart home is debatable, most consider a smart home a house that has remotely controlled systems including temperature, lighting and electronic devices. Once considered a luxury for the wealthy, smart homes have become a mainstream component of homeownership. Combining security with convenience, smart homes off...
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By r&b realty group, For all your relocation needs.
(Keller Williams Realty New Tampa)
Hyde Park Village in South Tampa has long been the place to meet and eat in the Tampa Bay area - and now more so than ever! Clearly becoming one of the most exciting restaurant destinations around, it continues to be an integral part in the thriving SoHo area of South Tampa as it plays host to a slew of new restaurants in the coming months. The newly revitalized Goody Goody - an iconic Tampa restaurant formerly located on Florida Avenue - just opened at 1601 Swann Ave in Hyde Park Village. Also coming this month - The Blind Tiger - a hip cafe, will be opening their third location at 910 N Rome Ave in North Hyde Park. Chef Inspired Popcorn Company is moving from it's Town "N Country location to 927 S Howard Ave the first week of September. Better Byrd, a new dine-in/takeout concept from ...
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By Nick, Cindy & Nicholas Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,GRI,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Our newest listing here in New Tampa 33647. Beautifully prepared for a new owner, this low maintenance 2BR+den/2BA with a 2 car garage villa is a must see! See details here 
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How to Save for a Down Payment on a Home in Maryland Manor South Tampa Buying a South Tampa home in Maryland Manor should be a well-planned process. You must do your research, build your resources, and shop around for loans. Being financially ready and having the right people on your team can help prepare you for the home buying process. If you are a not sure how to begin in saving up for a down payment, look at the list below to see how you can get started. 1. Sell some of your assetsYou can save more money for your down payment by selling some of your belongings. Take an inventory of everything you have in your home. Check the stuff you have accumulated through the years and find out if there are items that you can sell, especially if you do not need them anymore. Liquidating your ass...
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How to Impress Homebuyers of South Tampa Homes for Sale in Sunset Park Sunset Park homes for sale in South Tampa generally have a high market value. But if you want your house to stand out, then design to impress. Capturing the attention of potential buyers is important.  With this said, the pictures and the viewing are essential steps. If their first impression of the house is plain, dull or old-looking, then they might immediately lose interest. If you choose not to make any improvements or renovations in the property prior to selling, the number of potential buyers could be much less and the market value much lower. Remember, there are always competitions in the market. The best way to make sure you can sell your property and make a good profit out of it is to improve it first before...
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6 Crucial Questions to Ask before Buying a South Tampa Waterfront Home Before you start looking at homes in South Tampa, you need to ensure that you are prepared for the home buying experience. While it is impossible to be fully prepared for all that is to come, knowing the right questions to ask can make the home buying process easier and smoother.Here are six questions you need to consider before making a final deal: 1. Can you show me a recent property sales report to show what the house is worth?As a buyer, this is one of the most important questions that you need to ask. Before purchasing any South Tampa area real estate for sale, question the agent why they think the house is worth what they are selling it for. You may ask them to provide you with a recent sales report that shows ...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
Overcome These 5 Obstacles When Selling Your South Tampa Home Selling your home to buyers of real estate in South Tampa is no piece of cake. There are many things that you have to prepare before putting your home on the market. You should also be ready for the several obstacles that home sellers usually experience. This way, you will be able to steer clear of more serious problems.Read on for some common challenges home sellers have to deal with in selling their homes. Selling in a crowded marketSelling your home is a challenging experience. It can become even more difficult if the market is already saturated with existing homes, new constructions, and foreclosed homes. In a crowded market, buyers tend to have the advantage since there is more inventory to choose from. Prices are driven...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
7 Ways South Tampa Home Sellers Can Prepare for a Home Inspection Selling your home to buyers looking for homes for sale in South Tampa can be a long and stressful process. When you get to the point of the home inspection, it means you are almost at the finish line. As a seller, you need to be aware of your property’s nooks, crannies, and weak spots. You should also know how to get ready for the home inspection itself. The pointers below will help prepare you for the home inspection: Get rid of clogsBefore a home inspection, examine all the sink drains in your home and run the water. If you observe a slow drain, you can solve this by using clog removers that can be bought from stores. Just make sure to consult with the staff to find the right one. If there is a very slow or a totally cl...
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By Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i
(Aloha Kai Real Estate)
One of the Best Apps for Real Estate Agents: Readdle Productivity Pack  There are a multitude of apps that are useful for real estate agents. One of them is the Readdle Productivity pack which includesScanner Pro 7: Turn your IPhone or IPad into a portable scanner.PDF Expert 5: Read, edit, and annotate PDFs with your IPhone or IPadPrinter Pro: Print documents, photos, web pages, and email attachments on a wireless printer using your IPhone or IPad It is currently 50% off at the ITunes App store for $12.99 for this bundle.It can be very useful for a busy real estate agent.As always my team and I appreciate your referrals for the greater Tampa, Florida area as well as the greater Seattle, Washington area.  
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Top 5 Things You Need to Know before Selling a Home for the First Time Selling your home to buyers looking for Palma Ceia homes for sale in South Tampa FL is a big deal. It is also a process that most people go through often.  However, selling your home for the first time can be a daunting task because you do not have any experience to guide you in the process.Here are some tried and tested tips that will help make your home selling experience smoother: 1. Make sure your home is market-readyBefore you show your home to buyers looking for homes for sale in Palma Ceia South Tampa, you need to prepare your home for the open real estate market. As a first-time seller, you must understand how necessary it is for your home to be show-ready as soon as it is listed for sale. Any first time home...
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Home for Sale in South Tampa FL near Bayshore Blvd | 3209 W Pearl Ave   Just like new home in great South Tampa location in extra large lot. Practically everything in the home is new, including Roof, A/C, Windows, Fixtures, Vintage Walnut Flooring, Kitchen with cherry cabinets, Granite counter tops and Stainless Steel appliances and new Bathrooms, etc. The home has been re-designed to add a beautiful open concept plan with kitchen/great room/dining room space. The Master Suite is located towards the back of the home as the home offers a split bedroom plan. The Master Suite has tray ceiling and offers a large walk-in-closet, beautiful bathroom with separate tub and shower and double sinks. The secondary bedrooms are very good size. The home also offers a new paver driveway, fenced yard,...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
4 Bedroom South Tampa FL Home for Sale | 3209 W Pearl Ave Searching for the right home? Come and see this stylish 4 bedroom South Tampa FL home for sale! It has everything you could possibly ask for and more. Truly, this house won’t disappoint. South Tampa is a region of several neighborhoods in Tampa, Florida and is located on the Interbay Peninsula. There are a lot of restaurants, shops, and sites to see. Everything one needs is conveniently nearby.This South Tampa FL home for sale has been redesigned to add a beautiful open concept plan with an all-in-one (kitchen/great room/dining room) space. This type of layout is one of the most popular and sought after floor plans available today. Having an open floor plan fosters family togetherness and increases your options when entertaining ...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
College Hunks Goes SECOND GENERATION - Success Multiplies Success Now that CHHJ is going second-generation, the story of the company's beginnings is told over and over. One wonders if the story is true or apocryphal. Did they really go on television - on several shows - to promote their brand? YES! In this case - the stories of TV are true. Omar and Nick started a company that had an unusual name and a long path to success. They started College Hunks Hauling Junk, got their own hands dirty until they could hire others, insisted on corporate culture training before anyone represented CHHJ.CHHJ is a company that encourages individual growth for employees.  Their core values are: WOW ! Listen, Fulfill & Delight Building Leaders Always Branding Create a fun and Enthusiastic Team Environment...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
5 Ways to Make Your South Tampa Home More Attractive to Buyers The look and feel of your home are important factors in attracting interested buyers looking for South Tampa homes in Maryland Manor. Help buyers see the beauty of your home by assessing it and making some improvements before putting the for-sale sign in your yard. Your attention to details and willingness to go the extra mile can make your home stand out from the rest.Read on for some ways on how to make your home more appealing to buyers.  1. Get rid of all excess stuffOne of the easiest ways to make your home attractive to buyers looking for homes for sale in South Tampa Maryland Manor is by removing all clutter that has accumulated in every nook and cranny. As a seller, your goal is to help buyers to imagine what the pro...
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