Home Value Money
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8 Great Ways to Spend Refund Dollars

-8 Great Ways to Spend Refund Dollars- April 15th is widely known as Tax Day across America.  While some people are racing to submit their income tax forms to the federal government, many other people are thinking up cost-effective ways to…
Tampa Real Estate
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Spring Home Buying for Snowbirds

-Spring Home Buying for Snowbirds- Spring is a perfect time for snowbirds and retirees to delight in beautiful weather, partake in bountiful activities, and shop around for their dream home.  While everyone knows Florida is a great place to…
Home Finance
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How to Downsize to an Upgraded Lifestyle

-How to Downsize to an Upgraded Lifestyle- Are you ready to downsize your home life? The answer might depend on whether you consider the definition of “downsizing” to be the process of reducing clutter or the idea of moving into a smaller…
Tampa Florida City
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City Living Trends in Tampa

-City Living Trends in Tampa- When it comes to city living, the Greater Tampa Bay area is thriving with new developments and exciting opportunities for residents craving a live-work-play environment. Everyone knows that residential real…
Clean, Modern, Declutter
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5 Ways to Declutter Your Home

-5 Ways to Declutter Your Home- Three-day weekends provide a great opportunity to declutter your home. Many workplaces and businesses are closed for Presidents’ Day, which is celebrated annually on the third Monday in February to honor…
Empty Nest, Florida
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5 Exciting Ideas for Empty Nesters - Tampa

-5 Exciting Ideas for Empty Nesters - What a wonderful time it is to be empty nesters in Florida. With the holidays over and the excitement of a fresh new year, we now have plenty of time to enjoy the benefits of living in one of the most…
Tampa Pet
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Top 3 Home Solutions for Pet Damage

As we always say, we love our pets.  This love extends even when our pets are not at their best. Cats and dogs can certainly create a mess in our homes, but savvy homeowners know there are preventions and solutions for pet damage -- whether…
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…
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Less Stress in Homes with Pets

Did you know pets could help lower your stress levels and ward off depression?  Anyone with a cuddly cat or beloved dog in the family has figured that already, but there are studies confirming the stress-reducing power of pets. Positive…
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…
Pet Dog Tampa
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7 Tips for Responsible Pet Parents

The American Kennel Club has designated the month of September as “Responsible Dog Ownership Month.”  In recognition of this celebration, people and organizations around the U.S. are highlighting the rewards and responsibilities of being…
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…
Tampa Pet
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4 Easy Donation Items for Pet Shelters

Did you know there are items around your home to give to local pet shelters?  Most people know shelters and rescue centers are always in need of monetary donations and fresh food supplies, but there are also household items you could donate…
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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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Market Trends for Summer 2017

The Greater Tampa Bay area started the year positioned for an exciting 2017 real estate market. So far, it has not disappointed. Home prices continue to trend upward, and the spring months lived up to expectations for sales partly thanks to…
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Tampa Area Market Trends

Fellow Floridians, we remain positioned for an exciting year in real estate.  It’s been a long climb, but Tampa Bay’s real estate market is back on top. According to a Zillow report from late February 2017, Tampa ranks third as the nation’s…
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How to Sell Your Home When Faced with Divorce

from Guest Contributor George Melendez of The Melendez Law Office Living through a divorce is a delicate and complicated matter for anyone, no matter how amicable the break-up of your relationship. A legal separation of your family comes…
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Tis the Season for Savvy Sellers!

Some sellers seem to think having their homes on the market during the holidays is a waste of time, but we see opportunities for home sales this time of year. If you’re ready to sell, here are five “smart move” reasons to consider listing…
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What is Home Staging and How Can it Help Sell Your Home?

Want to sell your home for the highest price in the least amount of time?  A well-staged home is the best way to make an outstanding overall impression on potential new buyers.  Many home sellers already know that they need to clean and organize…
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Is It Time To Right-Size Your Home and Your Life?

Let Us Help You Find Out With This Quick Right Sizing Checklist! Are you living in an“empty nest” and trying to figure out your next move? On the one hand, you have so many great memories in your current home but yet, is it now starting…
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Selling Your Tampa Bay Home During The Holidays?

Here's How To Do It And Why It Makes Sense! As the holiday season approaches, the real estate market is still going strong here in the Tampa Bay area. Although clients often think that listing your home at this time is a waste of time, we respectfully…
Home Value Money
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What's the Difference Between The Personal & Market Value of Your Home?

Your Tampa Bay home has both a personal value and a market value. When you think of your home as the place where your family is raised and memories are built, then it’s like those popular MasterCard commercials on television: Your home’s…
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So What Do You Know About Escrow?

What is Escrow and Why It’s Important? Escrow is one of those frequently used terms that is important for home buyers and sellers to understand. And it’s something that we are frequently asked about. So let’s demystify it once and for…
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Top Home Staging Tips That Will Sell Your House Quickly

Want to bring more potential buyer traffic to your home? A well-appointed and carefully staged home is the best way to make an outstanding first impression. We’ve asked our go-to home organizing pro, Susan Layden of Susan’s Organizing Solutions,…
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Tampa Real Estate Market Outlook for 2015: A Preview

In general, this has been a very positive year for real estate in Tampa Bay and we expect that to continue through next year, although at a less frenzied pace. One reason for that is because investors will be exiting the market, as ‘bargain’…