Home-Buying-Homebuyers
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5 Simple Steps towards Home Buying

Fall in Florida is an opportune time for home buying.  Not only is the weather perfect for tours and showings, but purchasing a home before the end of the year allows homebuyers to qualify for money-saving Homestead Exemptions and other tax…
Tampa Real Estate
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Tampa’s Real Estate Climate - Sept. 2018

We are entering the fall season in Florida, but there continues to be hot weather.  You might be asking if Tampa's real estate market is still hot.  We have a bit of a "yes" and "no" answer. First, several analyses of housing market trends…
Florida Real Estate
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5 Trends in Florida Real Estate News

The summer is heating up around the Greater Tampa Bay Area, and the state of Florida has become a hotbed of real estate activity.  In addition to continued economic growth and a booming construction industry, there have been several news headlines…
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Do You Know What Influences Your Mortgage Interest?

Guest Contributor Maura Klein of NFM Lending Have you ever wondered what factors affect your mortgage interest rate? There are both internal and external factors influencing how much you will pay when you borrow money to purchase your new…
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Are You Applying For A Mortgage?

Here’s A List of What To Do and What NOT To Do! If you are currently applying for a mortgage, then you may already know that there are several steps that you can take to help expedite the process. But you may not realize that there are certain…
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Your Home Purchase “Protection”

In the after-glow of having your offer accepted, are you now worried that you might be paying too much for your new home? Even if you carefully study the market, (homes for sale and those that have sold), there are a lot of outside factors that…
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Mortgage Rates Drop for 5th Straight Week

Via Inman News Mortgage rates dipped for the fifth consecutive week, following a first-quarter economic-growth estimate that fell short of expectations. Rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 3.35 percent with an average 0.7…
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Home equity loans: They’re back

NEW YORK – April 26, 2013 from Florida Realtors As housing values rise, home-equity loans and lines of credit are staging a comeback, MSN Money reports. In late 2008 as the housing market slowed dramatically, home-equity borrowing came…