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Beginner's Guide to Buying Your First Home in Sunset Park South Tampa Buying your first Sunset Park home for sale in South Tampa can be a thrilling and nerve-wracking experience. For a first time home buyer, it can be quite difficult to know exactly what to expect. Take these 5 steps to help make the home buying process go more smoothly: 1. Determine if you are ready for homeownershipBefore you start looking at Sunset Park homes for sale in South Tampa, you have to find out first if you are truly ready to buy a home. Home ownership can be more expensive than renting because you are responsible for paying for all the repairs and you have added utility costs like garbage and water. Then you also have to pay for taxes and insurance related to your home. If you are not financially ready, yo...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
What Millennials Look for When Buying Homes in South Tampa Before making the decision to purchase any real estate in South Tampa, younger home buyers consider many factors. They may include location, size of the lot, and interior features. If you want you want to catch the attention of millennials, you need to be aware of what they are looking for in a property. Here are 6 key features younger home buyers want in a home:1. Big kitchen and open floor planBack then, a formal dining room was on top of most home buyers’ wish list. However, at present, the demand has lessened because the kitchen has evolved into the hangout room along with the family room. Younger buyers prefer an open space that allows one to easily move from the kitchen to the TV room. They are also more attracted to open ...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
5 Proven Stress-Busters When Selling Your South Tampa Home The craziness and stress of selling your home to buyers of homes for sale in South Tampa area can make you anxious. Sometimes, it can zap you out of good energy. For sure, there will be many discussions along the home selling process so you have to learn how to give your mind and body a break. Follow the tips below to make the home selling process smoother:  1. Get the best real estate agentA real estate agent who has excellent track record in dealing with South Tampa waterfront homes for sale is one of the best ways to deal with stress. Be wary of agents who promised to get you the highest selling price or are offering the lowest fee. To be sure, ask about the number of buyers on their books, especially the types of buyers who ...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
How to Tell If You're Ready to Sell Your Palma Ceia South Tampa Home  Selling your home to buyers looking for Palma Ceia homes for sale in South Tampa FL is a big deal because there is always a lot that goes into the sale of your residence. However, before you ask questions like ‘how do I sell my home?’, you need to ask yourself first if you are truly ready to do it. Read on for some signs that hitting the market is a good opportunity and good decision for you and your family.1. You are no longer emotionally attached to your homeBefore you decide to sell your property to buyers looking for homes for sale in Palma Ceia South Tampa, make sure that you are no longer attached to your home. If you still have any emotions about the home, then it means that you are not yet ready to sell. If yo...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
6 Serious Deal Breakers South Tampa Home Buyers Should Know Before purchasing any South Tampa homes in Maryland Manor, make sure that you are well informed and have a good understanding of a property’s value. Although there is no perfect home, there are certain types of problems that are serious enough to make you reconsider buying that home. Read on for some of the common home buying deal breakers that you need to know before making that important decision:1. A dangerous level of radon                                                                 Radon is an odorless, colorless, radioactive gas that can seep into the house from the ground. When looking for South Tampa Maryland Manor real estate for sale, make sure to check if there is a high level of radon. Long term-exposure to this...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
Tampa FL Townhome for Sale in Palma Ceia Close to Downtown | 3217 W Empedrado St. #2 So you’ve been looking to find that perfect new home? Why not pay a visit to this Tampa FL townhome for sale in Palma Ceia close to downtown? See for yourself why you should make this home yours!Palma Ceia is a neighborhood located southwest of downtown Tampa, Florida. It is home to Palma Ceia Country Club and is closed to the exclusive Golfview community. The area is aesthetically known for its bricked streets, similar to those in Ybor City. This first and second floors of this two-story home is made of concrete blocks.  Upon entrance to this Palma Ceia townhome for sale you will be greeted by a vast foyer perfect for welcoming guests and friends. This warm and inviting area will make everyone feel at ...
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By Nick, Cindy & Nicholas Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,GRI,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
2605 W Lorraine AVE Tampa FL 33614It is always a good Real Estate day, when you sit down with a new seller to list their home and present a contract to purchase at the same time! http://bit.ly/1pR8n1Y 
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
4 Bedroom Home for Sale with a Pool in Tampa FL | 6805 Wilshire Ct   Spacious Pool home in the heart of Town n Country. This lovely home has an easy flexible floor plan, with formal areas, as well as Updated Kitchen/Family Room combo with Wood Burning fireplace. From the family room you go thru french doors to the screened lanai and unto the uncovered Pool area. Master Suite is a good size as well as the secondary bedrooms. Bathrooms are light and bright as they have skylights. There is a bonus room/den in addition to the bedrooms. Fenced backyard and is situated on a cul-de-sac. There is a functioning and licensed day care on premises. All day care furnishings will remain with the home. This space could easily be transformed into a In-Law Suite/Apartment or an additional Bedroom/Bath ...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
Tampa FL Home for Sale with a Pool in Town 'n' Country | 6805 Wilshire Ct Your search for a one of a kind property has come to an end with this Tampa FL home for sale with a pool in Town ‘n’ Country! Situated in a cul-de-sac with fenced backyard, this home has all the comforts for everyday living and entertaining. Town 'n' Country is a census-designated place (CDP) in the fourth most populous county in Florida. Hillsborough is home to Alafia River State Park, Hillsborough RIver State Parks, and Lithia Springs, the largest natural spring in Florida. It also has the eighth largest school district in the United States consisting of 206 schools. This attractive Tampa FL home for sale has unmatched amenities. Aside from the inviting private pool, this property also has an easy flexible floor...
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By Rick Frissell, aka "The Red Baron of Real Estate"
(HomeXpress Realty)
There was an investor that was able to make a lot of money the easy way. As a matter of fact, he caught the attention of the local media.A reporter from the local Tampa area approached him about an interview. He as happy to agree.The reporter immediately brought up that he had little education. By his own admission, he claimed he quit school in 6th grade. He also pointed out that he could hardly read or write and his worse subject was arithmatic."So," the reporter asked, "How did you become a multi-millionaire buying old houses?" He went on to share about buying a house that is in need of a lot or repair and how he could fix it up.The reporter responded, "Yes, there are a lot of investors that do that, but somehow you make a lot more money at it."The old man said, "Yes, I learned a long...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
Why Having a Home Inspection Before Buying is Necessary When buying any Sunset Park homes for sale in South Tampa, you have the right to complete many different types of inspections of the potential home you’re purchasing. A home inspection in almost every case, is highly recommended. So, what are the reasons why you should have a home inspection when buying a home?  Here are five of the top reasons to have a home inspection when buying a home.1. It allows you to back out  It is necessary to have a home inspection before purchasing any South Tampa homes for sale in Sunset Park. A quality home inspection can expose critical information about the condition of a home and its systems. With this information, you will be more aware of what costs, repairs and maintenance the home may require i...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
Top 6 Essential Home Buying Tips This 2016 Are you looking to buy homes in South Tampa this year? Remember that purchasing a home is one of the most significant financial decisions that you will make in your lifetime. Here are some things that you should keep in mind if you want to get the best deals this 2016:1. Be financially readyBefore you start shopping for South Tampa homes for sale, make sure that your current debts are under control. Your bills should be fully paid or at least paid on time. Improving your credit score will help you secure a good deal on a home loan. You also need to prepare cash for the down payment. Be disciplined and save as much as you can to ensure that you can meet the minimum down payment. If possible, you may also consider paying more than the minimum req...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
Understanding Buyer's Remorse  Purchasing real estate in South Tampa is a huge investment and we all want to be sure we've bought the "right" one. However, there are times when doubts creep in, making you uncertain if you want to proceed with the purchase. Buyer's remorse is an emotional response that many home buyers experience during the course of a real estate transaction. This response can take various forms such as feelings of regret, fear, depression or anxiety.Here are some steps that you can take to steer clear of buyer’s remorse, and be more focused on enjoying your South Tampa home purchase as you should: 1. Analyze the NumbersBuying a home is quite a purchase and that is why it is important to have a strong understanding of the money that will be involved in the entire proces...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
5 Best Tips for Winning a House Bidding War To compete in a bidding war, buyers of homes for sale in South Tampa area need to prepare financially for the home purchase. If you want to stand out from the rest of the competition, you also need to familiarize with property values and you must know what you really want. Here are some other tips on handling a bidding war:1. Know that you are in a bidding warOne sure way to win a bidding war is to fully realize that you are in one. It is important to know where you are shopping. If the area where you are buying is a hot market, chances are, there’s going to be a bidding war. Make careful observations and check how many people are at the open house. In addition to that, if you have already made an offer and your real estate agent tells you the...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
6 Rules Every South Tampa Home Buyer Should Know If you are in the market for Palma Ceia homes for sale in South Tampa FL, be aware that there are some unwritten rules of conduct for buyers. These common courtesies may impact your purchase in a positive or negative way.Keep your buyer etiquette in check by following these six tips: 1. Don’t bring an entourageWhen touring Palma Ceia homes for sale in South Tampa FL, try to limit the number of people you will bring along.  Sometimes, too many opinions can be overwhelming and confusing. If possible, don’t bring your little ones when viewing a house. If you really have to, don’t let them wander anywhere. Aside from safety issues, it is also rude to let a kid run loose in someone else’s property. 2. Avoid excessive visitsOne to three visits ...
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Top 6 Low Cost Kitchen Upgrades to Help Sell Your Home Faster If your kitchen looks lifeless and drab, you don’t have to spend a fortune to give it a fresh new look in order to impress buyers of South Tampa homes in Maryland Manor. All you need is a little time, effort and creativity to glam up the heart of your home. Here are some tips on how to turn your kitchen into a more stylish version of itself without breaking the bank:1. Give your cabinets a fresh coat of paintIf you do not have the budget for a complete overhaul, you can still give your kitchen a new look by simply using a fresh coat of paint. The right colors can breathe new life into your kitchen and attract buyers of South Tampa Maryland Manor real estate for sale. Aside from the typical black and white, citrus-like colors ...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
7 Must Have Traits of a South Tampa Real Estate Agent Picking a real estate agent who specializes in Sunset Park homes for sale in South Tampa can be challenging. It is not just a business; it is also a personal relationship so you should make sure you’re getting into a good one. Here are 7 traits that you should be looking for when evaluating agents:1. Has Local KnowledgeIf you want to sell your home fast, you need to work with a real estate agent who has recent sales experience and success at selling South Tampa homes for sale in Sunset Park. Working with a beginner or someone who has never sold a home in your area may work to your disadvantage. If you want quick results, choose the best man or woman for the job. 2. Has connections and representationAgents who have connections and rep...
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By Rick Frissell, aka "The Red Baron of Real Estate"
(HomeXpress Realty)
Listings to Leads - eFlyers   2912 West Winthrop Road, Tampa, FL   Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure       Search All Homes For Sale   2912 West Winthrop Road Tampa, FL 33611   Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 2 full | List Price: $ Get Current Price | 1642 square feet     Make this beautiful South Tampa Home yours! Located just blocks from beautiful Bayshore! This turn key home looks small on the outside but you will be delightfully surprised of the spaciousness inside and the large backyard! This modernized home boasts dark hardwood floors throughout accented by the light cabinetry in the kitchen and bathrooms, stainless steel appliances, along with stunning light granite counter tops throughout, as well as modernized finishes throughout the home. Step into the OVER-SIZED...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
Tampa Real Estate Market Report | December 2015 Welcome.  This report will recap market activity for 2015 and look ahead to 2016.  **** This report is brought to you by David and Mary Diaz at TampaTodayRealEstate.com.  Our goal is to provide you with accurate and objective thought relative to the current state of real estate for the Tampa Bay area.  We are not here to slant reality one way or the other, but rather "tell it like it is" and hope the reader appreciates it.  We welcome your thoughts and comments. Recap of 2015:  By most accounts, a very, very good year.  Sold volume up 8.86%, Median prices up 11.61%, and number of properties sold up 3.12%.  For more details see the the chart below:Other details can be found in this chart of changes from Nov. to Dec. 2015 and for year over y...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
Top 4 Tips to Help You Buy and Sell Home Simultaneously The idea of selling your home can be daunting- all the more so if you are looking for homes in South Tampa to buy at the same time. The decisions you make along the way can save you or cost you many thousands of dollars. Here are four ways to successfully buy and sell a home at the same time.1. Research the market of South Tampa homes for saleAfter getting an idea of your home’s worth, you need to also do some research on the purchase side. As a buyer, you have to be clear with what you want and with your priorities. Be specific with your needs and understand what you will get for your money on the purchase side. This factor is important in determining how financing will work with the buy or sell. You also need to understand the ma...
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