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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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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
How to Tell If You're Not yet Ready to Buy Your Own Home Buying a home is an integral part of the American dream. However, before you start looking for homes in South Tampa, you have to consider if you are really ready for the responsibility of home ownership. While most Americans believe that real estate is one of the best long-term investments, it certainly isn’t for everyone.Read on for some signs that homeownership isn’t for you yet.  You don’t have money for down paymentAs a buyer, you will need money for a down payment regardless of where your home loan will come from. Your lenders will want you to have a cash amount to be used for the down payment. Typically, mortgage lenders will want to see between 10%-20% of the purchase price in your savings account. Having no enough cash for...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
Avoid These Emotional Pitfalls When Selling Your Sunset Park Home  The stakes are high when you are selling your home to buyers looking for Sunset Park homes for sale in South Tampa. As such, you cannot allow yourself to become too emotional during the homeselling process. While it helps to acknowledge and understand your emotions, you must also realize that they can get in the way of making rational decisions. In fact, emotional pitfalls can make you lose out on a good transaction. Read on for some common emotional mistakes that you should steer clear of during a home sale. 1. Being afraid of price reductionsIf you are a first time home seller, know that it is common for first-timers to overprice the property. You usually start out so sure that your home will sell for what you believe ...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
Does Your South Tampa Real Estate Agent Have These Top Qualities? If you want to successfully sell your home to the right buyer looking for real estate in South Tampa, you need to have right person on your team. As a seller, it is important to work with an experienced real estate agent who knows the local market inside and out. Here at the characteristics of a real estate professional who can get the job done: 1. ProactiveOne quality that you should look for in a real estate agent is being proactive. Your agent takes charge of the situation rather than just responding to it. In addition to that, a good real estate agent should be proactively communicating with potential buyers looking for South Tampa homes for sale. He should also be keeping in touch with existing customers and looking ...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
What to Ask When Interviewing South Tampa Real Estate Agents Selecting a trusted agent who specializes in homes for sale in South Tampa area is an important step in the home selling process. This daunting task can greatly affect the sale of your home. To determine which agent is right for you, try asking prospective agents the few questions listed below:1. Are you a full time agent?Before you start entertaining buyers of South Tampa homes for sale, you have to understand the difference between a part time real estate agent and one who is in full-time business. If the agent has another job, it might be harder to reach him as compared to someone who can provide undivided service. You don’t want to miss opportunities just because the agent is not available on a particular day. On the other...
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By Wayne Golliday
(Mobile Home Sales of Florida LLC)
 One of the most exciting things about Active Rain is not only the amount of information and knowledge one can receive but It is the amount of friendly advice and help willing given to others.  So we are going to ask for a little help from the wonderful people here.Tampa is the strongest used mobile home market in Florida and we need some experienced and motivated people to help us break into that market.  This truly is a ground floor opportunity for the right people who are motivated to succeed.  We are in the need of several Vice Presidents of Market Development for the Tampa Florida area.   We are looking for people with either traditional Real Estate experience or Mobile Home selling experience. These people should have some experience in people and local market development.    This...
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By David Tipton, GRI, ePro, SRES, Real Estate Broker - Tampa
(Grady David Tipton Brokerage)
Valencia Lakes Top Rated Active Adult 55+ Community In Tampa!Video Tours Valencia Lakes TampaActive adults and retirees from all over America are choosing Valencia Lakes on Florida’s tranquil west coast because of its incredible resort lifestyle and great values on new homes. G.L. Homes designed Valencia Lakes' waterfront recreation complex with a magnificent 27,000-total-square-foot clubhouse that offers a complete fitness center, massive swimming pool with a separate exercise pool, spa, cabana bath, aerobics/yoga studio, art studio and gallery, festive wine bar, majestic social hall with stage and dance floor, gaming room, multi-purpose room, internet cafe, locker facilities with steam room, saunas and so much more! The Valencia Lakes Retirement Community in Tampa has a full-time Life...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
6 Words You Need to Know before Buying Palma Ceia Home for Sale Before purchasing any Palma Ceia homes for sale in South Tampa FL, it is vital that you understand what you are getting into. After all, buying a home is one of the most complex transactions you will ever complete. Read on for real estate terms that you have to know before buying a house. 1. ListingsHomes for sales are frequently referred to by real estate agents as listings. It contains information about the home. For example, a listing on a website will show the price, number of bedrooms, and special features of current South Tampa homes for sale in Palma Ceia. 2. Property taxesA property tax or a millage tax is a levy on a property that the owner is required to pay. The tax is charged by the governing authority of the ju...
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Repriced 4 Bedroom Home for Sale with a Pool in Village Wood Tampa FL | 12905 Cinnimon Pl Elegant design and modern luxury comes alive in this 4 bedroom home for sale with a pool in Village Wood Tampa FL. Conveniently nestled in the heart of Carrollwood, this is the dream home you have been waiting for! The charming community of Village Wood is situated in the Carrollwood area of Tampa FL. You will find it convenient commuting to downtown Tampa, sporting events, and local attractions as Village Wood is centrally located near major highways. Delight in your easy access to Carrollwood Village’s restaurants and several shops. This beautifully designed modern custom built pool home for sale in Tampa FL has lush tropical landscaping. Relaxing will be a breeze for those who will be ushered in...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
4 Best Ways to Make Your Home Offer Stand Out As a buyer looking for South Tampa homes in Maryland Manor, it is important to know that there are times when you may need more than just money to get your dream home. You must be prepared to give sellers enough reasons to pick your offer over offers from other bidders.Here are four ways to make your offer stand out from the rest of the competition:  1. Make the sellers like youWhen shopping for South Tampa Maryland Manor real estate for sale, remember to be careful with your words because you are buying someone’s home and they have memories and emotional ties to it. If the seller is around, avoid saying anything that could turn off or offend the seller. Don’t say how bad or ugly someone’s house is, and then try to buy it because it will nev...
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