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Checklist for Buying Tampa Homes - 10/24/10 08:00 AM
Searching for the right home takes time and patience. Before you start looking at Tampa homes on the market, you need to know exactly what you want in your new home. Create a list of the features you want in your new home, so you make the most of your time by looking only at Tampa homes that meet your criteria. Here is a quick guide to help you create a checklist: Must Have. These are deal breakers; features that you cannot live without. Do you need a certain number of bedrooms? Do you work from home and need an office, (2 comments)
Homes for Sale in Tampa: Should You Buy a Model Home? - 10/23/10 09:08 PM
Of the homes for sale in Tampa, at least of few of them are model homes. Not "model" as in the perfect house for anyone, but "model" as in the builder's showcase. They're beautiful, generally include higher-end options and often contain excellent examples of cabinetry and architecture. If you come across one of the model homes for sale in Tampa, should you consider buying it or pass it up all together? Well, like everything else, there are pros and cons: Pro: More for your money Eventually, the builder has to sell the model home, and at that point, he or she (2 comments)
Local Agent Provides Solutions to Tampa Area Homeowners Affected by Foreclosure Freeze - 10/22/10 05:14 PM
While major lenders examine foreclosure and eviction practices, Jeff Launiere offers local homeowners an understanding of the alternatives to foreclosure, including short sales. Tampa, FL - October 22, 2010 - As Ally Financial, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase review their foreclosure processes across the country, CDPE-designated agent, Jeff Launiere of Charles Rutenberg Realty, helps local homeowners understand alternatives to their distressed situations. "There is a common misconception among homeowners that the so-called foreclosure freezes translate into a ‘get-out-of-my-mortgage-free' card. This simply isn't so," Launiere said. "It is vital for homeowners facing foreclosure to understand that there are other, more beneficial (0 comments)
4 Reasons You Should Buy Tampa Real Estate in a Down Market - 10/17/10 10:23 AM
The national and Tampa real estate markets are constantly fluctuating, falling somewhere between more inventory and lower prices and less inventory and higher prices. People are often frightened when the home inventory rises, but a declining real estate market may just be the perfect time to find your next home. Here are 4 reasons why you should consider buying Tampa real estate in a down market. Inventory. When the market is down, more homes are for sale. This means you have more homes to choose from, which makes it easier to find a home in your dream neighborhood or closer to (0 comments)
10 Options To Rescue You From The Brink If You Are You On The Edge Of Losing Your Home - 10/13/10 09:34 PM
If you are on the edge of losing your home here are 10 options that may work for you. Short Sale - Three requirements are financial hardship, monthly shortfall, insolvency. Reinstatement - Payment of all missed payments, late fees and legal fees. Forbearance or Repayment Plan Mortgage Modification Rent the Property - Must be able to rent for more than the monthly mortgage payments. Deed-in-Lieu of Foreclosure - AKA friendly foreclosure - voluntarily returning property to lender. Bankruptcy Refinance Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (military personnel only) Sell the Property - If you have equity in the home. These are the 10 (0 comments)
Winning the War on Tampa Homes for Sale - 10/11/10 05:35 PM
It's a war out there. If you're still sitting in your robe and slippers, sipping a cup o' joe while you casually read the Sunday comics - with the absolute knowledge that your house is going to sell - you haven't been paying attention. The percentage of Tampa homes for sale versus qualified potential buyers has made this an extreme buyer's market. It's time for some tough love, sellers - some straight talk. If you're not ready to do more than spruce up your lawn a little, you won't win the battle. You won't even win a skirmish. In short, if (0 comments)
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