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2014 

If your credit score isn't any good, don't count on getting a mortgage. I have told people that time and again! Recently a friend told me her credit score was under 500 and she thought it was due to the bankruptcy she had 12 years ago. She wants to refinance her mortgage but with her credit score...
03/30/2014
I recently had a closing with a title company closer that should seek another profession since she does a HORRIBLE job representing her title company. This is a title company up in Pennsylvania that does foreclosures for Wells Fargo. Each and every time I heard from her that she needed something ...
03/29/2014
Investing in real estate makes sense for several reasons and those were explained to me many years ago by my father. His words of wisdom echo in my ears today and I see how right he was. Purchasing a home is for many the largest purchase they will ever make. With an acceptable credit score you ca...
03/23/2014
Have you heard of Consumer Cellular? I have been with AT&T for over 20 years and did not think I would ever change carriers. Then Sascha, my son, moved to Germany where they do not have contracts! No cancellation fees. No paying extra for your phone forever. While Sascha was here this month, he t...
03/22/2014
President Obama passed the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act today. That is welcome news not only for Florida homeowners but particularly Pinellas County homeowners. You see, Pinellas County is a peninsula that is surrounded on three sides by the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. The Palm H...
03/21/2014
Meet Up reminder for all of you ActiveRainers! Central Florida's Gulf Coast is meeting on Wednesday, March 26th at 1 pm at The Living Room on Main Street in downtown Dunedin Florida. The Living Room on Main Street is located at 487 Main Street and there is plenty of parking in a large free lot on...
03/20/2014
Florida real estate prices are on their way up, with single family home sale median prices up 10% over a year ago. Condo prices, until now sluggish in their recovery, are now up 15.2%. In addition to that, state date shows that single family homes, townhomes and condos are all showing rising medi...
03/20/2014
Short sales vs bank owned properties - What is the difference? This is a question I receive time and again from clients. It is important that they know the difference before we begin our search for a home here in the Palm Harbor Florida area. A short sale can be anything but short. The homeowner ...
03/19/2014
501 Palm Avenue in Palm Harbor Florida closed today. This beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with a widow's walk to watch the boats in St Joseph's Sound and the Gulf of Mexico beyond, closed. This fantastic home was bank owned and we were able to close just over 5 weeks and when we had the home ins...
03/19/2014
Florida is the 47th state in the nation for taxes. Yes, you heard that right! We do not pay a state income tax and we are in the 47th place nation wide. If that isn't a reason to consider relocation to the Sunshine State, I don't know what would be. Remember, you don't have those enormous heating...
03/18/2014
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