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Will The National Flood Insurance Program Ever Get Extended? - 06/25/10 08:38 AM
Since June 1, 2010 no new Flood Insurance Policies have been written which has been holding up or cancelling as many as 1,200 home sales per week. That is due to Congress inaction in regard to the National Flood Insurance Program. The federal government requires flood insurance in any area with more than a 1% chance of flooding in a given year. This requirement makes sense, but not if the same government through their inaction makes it so home buyers cannot get a flood insurance policy. When the economy is so fragile and the Obama administration is pushing home sales with (0 comments)
30-Year Mortgage Rates at Record Lows - 06/24/10 04:47 PM
Freddie Mac reported that 30-year mortgage interest rates hit record lows of 4.69% this past week. With home prices down and interest rates at record lows, for those with the money, now may be a great time to purchase a home. And of course if you already own a home with a high interest rate you may want to look at refinancing to a low rate. Ready to look at homes or to sell a home? If so then give me a call at 813-469-3163 or email me at Jeff@MakeTampaYourHome.com.
Buyer’s Market? Tampa Real Estate Agents to the Rescue - 06/17/10 06:56 PM
"Buyer's market" means that the buyers have the upper hand; there's more supply than demand. When it comes to selling your home, it's safe to say that you're competing in one of recent history's toughest real estate markets. This is a true buyer's market, where supply far outweighs demand. So how do you go about selling your home in these conditions? Interview Tampa Real Estate Agents Don't pick an agent based on looks. An agent who drives an expensive car may very well just be someone who lives beyond his or her means. Instead, create a list of the top Tampa (0 comments)
6 Reasons to List Your Tampa Home for Sale - 06/12/10 07:37 AM
You don't list your Tampa home for sale on a whim; you don't just decide you don't like the one you have. Selling a home carries significant financial, emotional and family repercussions. Selling your home is one of those life decisions, the ones you discuss with your spouse, look over with professionals and use experts to move forward. While you might have been able to list your Tampa home for sale and have it sold quickly at the beginning of the decade, that's no longer the case. Now, you have to be truly motivated in order to get your home sold. (2 comments)
Was The First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit A Good Deal For Taxpayers? - 06/11/10 10:14 AM
Harry Reid has called for another three month extension of the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit. Of course most Realtors, Builders, Lenders, homebuyers who qualify and home sellers with homes that would be a good fit for these buyers love it. Now of course the tax credit is $8,000, so automatically most people would assume that this is the true cost for each home that the taxpayer will have to pay. That assumption is false according to numbers released by The Joint Committee on Taxation. The cost of the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit to the taxpayer has been $16 billion. Year over year (2 comments)
30-Year Mortgage Rates at Record Lows - 06/10/10 11:00 AM
Freddie Mac reported that 30-year mortgage interest rates hit record lows of 4.72% this past week. With home prices down and interest rates at record lows, for those with the money, now may be a great time to purchase a home. And of course if you already own a home with a high interest rate you may want to look at refinancing to a low rate. Ready to look at homes or to sell a home? If so then give me a call at 813-469-3163 or email me at Jeff@MakeTampaYourHome.com. (0 comments)
Tampa Real Estate Agents Sell Ugly Houses, Too! - 06/09/10 04:16 PM
So, you've decided you want to sell your house. You know it qualifies as one of those "ugly houses," but you don't want to do any work to your home. You especially don't want to do major repairs or updates like replacing all the windows with broken seals. You may think that means real estate agents will not want to list your home for sale. Think again. Tampa real estate agents sell ugly houses, too! Here's what you should expect if you have an ugly house that you don't want to make improvements to: A lower price: Maybe you don't have (0 comments)
Energy Star Certified Products - Are They Really Greener And Are They Worth A Higher Cost? - 06/06/10 10:50 AM
Most of us have purchased an appliance or another product based on the fact that it has the government's "Energy Star Rating." We all see these labels saying that using this product will save us a certain number of dollars a year by using this product. Often the price of the energy star product is higher, but we are assurred of getting our money back within a certain period of time. The Energy Star Program is overseen by both the Department of Energy and the EPA. The government states that this program helps to control Greenhouse gases and helps government, businesses (2 comments)
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