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Often you hear Realtors say this is the best time to buy a home. Is it? Unfortunately, many Realtors always say it is the right time to buy. They said it in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. They will continue to say it in 2010. This unfortunately is the line given to the Realtors by Realtor Asso...
There was a last minute provision inserted in the Senate Health Bill that could hurt the fragile housing and construction industry, but specifically the smaller family type businesses. All small businesses are exempt from having to buy health insurance for their employees as long as they have le...
According to a new study, Florida has ranked as the third happiest state in the country. The study combined life satisfaction surveys with economist's quality of life data. Although the link above gives all the happiness rankings for all the states, the five happiest and least happy states are li...
Picking a Tampa real estate agent is a big decision. Buying a home isn't something most people do on a regular basis and rarely do they know agents personally or have one on retainer like they may have a lawyer for regular business purposes. If your job doesn't entail a lot of property transacti...
A lot of owners who have their homes for sale in Tampa are taking advantage of the remodeling sales going on around the nation. From tools and building supplies to the remodeling agencies themselves, they're finding they can save money. Unfortunately, a lot of homeowners are also choosing to for...
All Realtors and Appraisers are aware of HVCC, aka the Home Valuation Code of Conduct which of course is governments attempt at regulating the appraisal process. The purpose of course was to keep lenders and others from having undue influence over the appraisal process. In the high times of Real...
We recently decided to refinance our mortgage. This is not due to any financial hardship, but instead is due to the artificially low mortgage interest rates now available. It also made sense to us to turn our 30 year mortgage into a 15 year mortgage, lowering the interest rates even further. Comp...
During this festive season, our thoughts turn to giving gifts, baking delicious treats in our Tampa homes and visiting friends and family. However, there are others who think about unoccupied, gift-filled houses. Don't give a thief a chance this year. Safeguard your Tampa home for the holidays b...
It's in the news and has been for several months now; financial institutions may be holding back their inventory of Tampa foreclosures and national foreclosures. Why on earth would they do that? For those of you who are wondering what would cause lenders to hold back on listing Tampa foreclosure...
The real estate industry is full of numbers and metrics that can influence your home for sale in Tampa. Here are just a few you need to know before putting your house on the market: Pricing – Is your home for sale in Tampa worth more than you bought it for? Even now, depending on when you bought...

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