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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
8 Other Fees Involved in Buying South Tampa Homes for Sale When buying real estate in South Tampa, most home buyers tend to focus on how much the properties cost and what interest rate they can get in the loan. While these things are undoubtedly important, there are other fees that should be included in the computation. If you overlooked them, you might end up with financial difficulties.Read on for some of the most common fees involved when purchasing a home. 1. Property appraisal and inspection feesIf the South Tampa waterfront home for sale you are buying is not a newly built development, you may have to send a few hundred dollars for property appraisal and inspection fees. You need to have your new home properly evaluated by an appraiser and inspector. Doing so will help determine i...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
Don’t Make These 5 Common Home Inspection Mistakes Finding your dream home among the various homes in South Tampa is a great experience. After your offer gets accepted by the seller, the next step is to have a home inspector who will determine if the home is in good shape. The home inspection is one of the most important steps that you can take to make sure that you are making a sound investment. It will also assure you that your new home us a safe place for your family.Read on to find out the biggest mistakes buyers make during the home inspection process. 1. Choosing the wrong inspectorWhen it comes to huge investment such as buying South Tampa area real estate for sale, you need the help of an experienced and trustworthy professional. You need an inspector who knows what he is doing ...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
5 Ways to Make Your Home More Valuable to Buyers of Palma Ceia Homes In order to make your home stand out from the rest of Palma Ceia homes for sale in South Tampa FL, you need to start getting ready as soon as possible. In a competitive real estate market, buyers are attracted to homes that are fully functional and aesthetically attractive. To save time and money, it is better to focus on tasks that can boost your home’s value. Here are some steps that you can take to improve your property’s worth.1. Set up a home officeMany companies today offer telecommuting options of their employees in order to reduce costs and minimize carbon footprints. As such, having a home office has become more of a necessity than a luxury. Setting up a workspace will definitely add value to your home and inc...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
6 Most Common Homes Staging Pitfalls That You Should Avoid If you want to create a positive first impression on buyers of South Tampa homes in Maryland Manor, make sure to stage your home right. If your property has been expertly staged, you will come up with beautiful photos for online listings and draw buyers in during showings. However, there are handful of common mistakes that can hamper the best home staging efforts. Read on to know which home staging pitfalls you should avoid. 1. Neglecting to stage storageOne home staging mistake that you should steer clear of is forgetting to stage storage. Potential buyers of South Tampa Maryland Manor real estate for sale will open every cupboard and inspect each floorboard when they view your property. If you want to make a positive first imp...
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By Irvin Peña, Residential - Commercial - Investments
(Empire Network Realty)
TAMPA DAY CARE CENTERS, NURSERY, MONTESSORI, CHILD CARE, PRE-SCHOOLS, INSTITUTES & EDUCATIONAL REAL ESTATE FOR SALE IN TAMPA FL PLEASE INQUIRE FOR CURRENT STATUS! Contact Irv The Realtor, Your Day Care Center, Nursery, Montessori, School, Institute & Educational Real Estate Specialist (407)272-8154 Irvin_RealEstate@yahoo.com Click Here To Search For Daycare Centers & Schools   PLEASE CALL FOR CURRENT & UPDATED INFORMATION ON WHAT IS AVAILABLE IN TAMPA, FL Our team specializes in schools & day cares for sale all throughout the Tampa, FL area. We assist new as well as exsisting organizations in the purschase or sale of educational real estate any size, any type. We have have experience with the following types of educational real estate: Pre-Schools, Day Cares, Childcare Centers, Private...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
5 Tips to Prevent Closing Delays on Sunset Park Homes in South Tampa When you set a date to close on a Sunset Park home for sale in South Tampa, you'll want to make sure that the closing goes through on the agreed upon date. However, it can be very frustrating and disappointing when something unexpected happens and there is a delay in the close date. Here are some tips that should be followed during the process to avoid any closing delays.1. Make sure you have met all the conditions of your loanOne common cause of delay is a buyer who fails to line up homeowners insurance prior to closing. Remember that without it, you won’t be closing. Ensure that you have a homeowners insurance policy on your new real estate for sale in Sunset Park South Tampa prior to closing and notify your lender a...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
Maryland Manor Home for Sale in Plant High School District in South Tampa FL | 4101 W Leona St Unique opportunity to call this tastefully updated pool home for sale in South Tampa FL your own. Great South Tampa location in outstanding neighborhood, this home has everything one would want. Start with a hard to find oversized lot large enough for a large two car detached garage in back of property leading to a private entry into the house. You will also have your own pad for RV or boat parking when needed. Once inside you will be seduced by an open split floor design for comfort, relaxation and easy flow. I addition to the main floor plan covering 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, there is a large flex space that can be used as 4th bedroom, office or den. As an added bonus, this home features an a...
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By Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ
(ReMax Realtec Group)
Market Trends and analysis for Country Place West, Tampa Florida, 33624, Carrollwood Village, Market in a Minute, CIS Score, Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 Country  Place West, just west of Carrollwood Village, is a community of approximately 675 homes constructed between 1981 and 1987. The homes vary in size from 1200 square feet to 1900 square feet.Located west of Carrollwood Village, with easy access to Veterans Expressway, Dale Maybry and Interstate 275, Country Place West have proven extremely attractive for those working downtown Tampa.  The Market In a Minute chart below exhibits trend trajectories that spell GOOD NEWS for current home owners. Of special note are: Average Sold Price (d) showing long enduring price improvement Average Sold Price Square Feet (g) follows the same tra...
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3 Bedroom Home for Sale with a Pool in South Tampa FL | 4101 W Leona St Have you been looking for the perfect home which combines convenience, style, and comfort with an unbeatable price tag? If you are, then get ready to instantly fall in love with this home for sale with a pool in South Tampa FL.Built in 1946, this home has undergone extensive updates for the past 3 years. Enjoy the open split floor plan design, the outdoor pool, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, a 2 car garage, and more.Once you step inside, the warm and inviting ambience of the living room is framed by gorgeous bamboo floors and neutral colored paint on the walls which can perfectly accommodate your design style.For people who work at home or like taking work home, the house features a large flex space which you can use as an of...
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By Irvin Peña, Residential - Commercial - Investments
(Empire Network Realty)
Tampa Mosques & Religious Real Estate For Sale In Tampa, FL.  PLEASE INQUIRE FOR CURRENT STATUS! Contact Irv The Realtor, Your Mosque & Religious Real Estate Specialist (407)272-8154 ReligiousRealEstate@Gmail.com http://ChurchesForSaleFL.com/ PLEASE CALL FOR CURRENT & UPDATED INFORMATION ON WHAT IS AVAILABLE IN TAMPA, FL Are you looking looking to buy or sell a mosque or religious facility, land to build on or school property to continue building your ministry's vision? We can represent you in acquisition of any church sale, religious facility search, land to build on or school property in the U.S. We are Premier Mosque & Religious Real Estate Specialist in Tampa serving all religious groups, denominations & organizations with all real estate needs. Proper representation is paramount d...
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By David Tipton, GRI, ePro, SRES, Real Estate Broker - Tampa
(Grady David Tipton Brokerage)
How to Get More Without Compromise Typically, new home builders in the Tampa Bay area pay a commission of 3% to the real estate agent bringing the buyer to them that results in a sale. Traditional brokerage agents keep all of their commission and split it with their Broker and franchise. I'm an independant real estate broker who owes nothing to a large conglomerate. When you buy with David Tipton as your representative, I share a portion of my commission with you so you can get thousands of dollars back at Closing without sacrificing service. Why I Share 1% of my Real Estate CommissionTo be sure, this offer is not a popular with most if not all real estate agents working in the Tampa area. Offering rebates and incentives is one way that real estate brokers can compete for consumers’ bus...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
5 Key Factors That Will Determine Your South Tampa Home's Value If you are seriously considering putting your South Tampa waterfront home for sale on the market, it is important to know your property’s market value. The value of your home can be affected by several factors. If you want to sell your home for the best price, you need to carefully consider how these factors can work to your advantage as a seller. Here are five things that determine your home’s worth.1. Your home’s age and conditionThe age and condition of your home can greatly influence its value. Usually, historic homes and new homes are more valuable than other South Tampa homes for sale built some time in the middle. Aside from that, a well-kept home that is move-in ready will typically sell for more.  2. Your home’s cu...
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By Stephanie LeFew, Making Real Estate Easy for You-It's all about You
(Coldwell Banker, Tampa FL)
A recent study shows that sellers tend to overestimate the value of their homes by about 8%.   In negotiating a contract, once buyer and seller agree upon a price, the next real hurdle is the appraisal.  Realtors finally exhale once that comes in since appraisals are so subjective.  What happens if an appraisal comes in lower than the contract price?   Well the buyer's mortgage company won't lend more on the property than what the appraisal says the home is worth.  There are basically three options - The seller could lower the price to mirror the appraisal, the buyer and seller can meet somewhere in the middle and the buyer could bring more money to the table, or the deal falls apart because the seller won’t budge on their price because they believe the house is worth more and darn it a...
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By Stephanie LeFew, Making Real Estate Easy for You-It's all about You
(Coldwell Banker, Tampa FL)
When you are looking into renting a home, please do your due diligence and make sure that the home isn't in foreclosure.   There are scam artists that look for homes that a foreclosure has been filed on with an out of town home owner.  Then these scam artists pose as the home owner, run an ad, possibly even hire a real estate agent to fill the home with a tenant.  The tenant then moves in after paying first and last month's rent as well as possibly a security deposit.  Then comes the notice that the home is now owned by the bank and the tenant must move out. You can go the the property appraiser's website to verify who owns the property and the county clerk's website to check to see if the home is in foreclosure.  Make sure you are dealing with the actual home owner. Again, make sure yo...
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By Nibal Elsaadi
(SI Real Estate Tampa)
All year long we have been watching the real estate market heat up in Florida. There are many reasons why we are seeing a different resurgence this year!   A few of the key catalysts are: the Florida Legislature, interest rates and PMI insurance reductions. Each of these played a high valued role in the 2015 housing market. Combining all three, we can see housing is more affordable and there are a lot more people looking for housing!  Florida Governor Rick Scott is very enthusiastic about the housing market citing this past month as another remarkable one for the state. He is particularly proud of his tax cuts, saying “our work to cut taxes and create a business friendly environment is creating jobs and attracting more families to Florida because there are so many opportunities for succ...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
How to Select the Best Offer for Your South Tampa Home for Sale Receiving multiple offers from buyers for your home for sale in South Tampa area is a good thing. However, the challenge lies in choosing which purchase offer is the best. Read on for some tips that every seller on how to select the best among multiple offers: 1. Determine your prioritiesBeing clear with your priorities early on will help you select the best offer for your South Tampa area real estate for sale. Identify what items are negotiable and non-negotiable when it comes to the sale of your property. You may need to wait for some time if you have a definite price in mind. If you want to sell your home the soonest time possible, you might need to accept the first offer that comes your way. 2.   Analyze every offerBefo...
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By Stephanie LeFew, Making Real Estate Easy for You-It's all about You
(Coldwell Banker, Tampa FL)
Florida is still the top destination for International Buyers.In 2014, the five countries that accounted for 51% of all purchases by international buyers were China, Canada, Mexico, India & the United Kingdom.International buyers tend to purchase more expensive real estate with the average purchase price being $499,600.  Chinese buyers typically purchased the most expensive properties at an average of $831,800.While Florida remains the top destination for international buyers, California comes in second, Texas third, and Arizona fourth.The majority of international purchases (55%) were made with all cash, compared to about 25% of all cash purchases made by domestic buyers.Thinking about selling your house, townhome, condo, or land?  I would love to hear from you.Call me on my cell phone...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
5 Negotiation Tips Palma Ceia South Tampa Home Buyers Need to Know Buying a Palma Ceia home for sale is one of the most expensive transaction you are likely to make. As such, it is extremely important to do it right in order to get the best price. Here are some negotiating tips that will help you get the home you have been dreaming of. 1. Be prepared to move fastWhen you see a property that you really like, you have to move fast. When South Tampa homes for sale in Palma Ceia go on the market, they go very quickly. Keep in mind that your first offer should be a good offer, especially in a competitive market. If you take your time or take too many chances, you may lose the opportunity. 2. Be a cash buyerYou will in stronger position to negotiate if you are financially organized. That mean...
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By Stephanie LeFew, Making Real Estate Easy for You-It's all about You
(Coldwell Banker, Tampa FL)
When you are trying to narrow down your favorites, it's a great idea to confirm whether or not the home is in a flood zone that requires flood insurance.  Flood insurance can get very pricey, and there is a lot of talk on the news and from insurance companies about flood insurance increasing each year.Your Tampa Realtor can pull a flood map off the MLS and provide it to you when you're looking at homes.If you are under contract on your new home, it's a great idea to start getting quotes asap.  Once you have selected the policy and company, ask the insurance company about the benefits of binding your insurance coverage.If there is a storm brewing and you haven't bound your coverage, your closing could be delayed as your mortgage company will require your insurance to be in place.Here's a...
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By Stephanie LeFew, Making Real Estate Easy for You-It's all about You
(Coldwell Banker, Tampa FL)
Homes that smell nice and have good curb appeal entice picky buyers to keep looking at your property and not just close the door before seeing the entire home.Often a repugnant smell, whether a strong dog or cat smell, cigarette smell, or a smell of "moisture" will quickllllly turn off buyers and send them running away.Here are few other ideas to spruce your house up and encourage a thorough look and possibly an offer -*A new mail box, house numbers, door bell and possibly a door knocker -- some of the first things a vistor sees.*Green up your grass with a nitrogen-rich fertilizer, Home Depot or Lowes Garden Department for an economical fix.*Mulch and edge your flowerbeds, again Home Depot or Lowes. You won't have to spend a fortune for a drastic improvement.*Update that bathroom faucet...
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