brandon florida real estate: When Appraisal Hassles Tank a Home Sale - 09/15/13 11:11 PM
The property-appraisal process has been short-circuiting transactions, spurring some would-be home buyers to walk away.
In hot markets where bidding wars are common, the property-appraisal process has been short-circuiting transactions, spurring some would-be buyers to walk away.

A few forces are at work. First, many homes are being appraised at a lower price than what buyers have offered on a house. That is because home values are improving so fast in competitive, high-priced markets that "comps," recent sales of nearby homes with comparable characteristics, haven't kept up. When the appraisal comes in low, the buyers either lose the loan … (1 comments)

brandon florida real estate: Ask These 9 Questions BEFORE Hiring a Real Estate Agent. - 08/04/13 10:46 PM
9 Things to Ask Before Hiring a Real Estate Agent WHETHER YOU'RE BUYING OR SELLING, HERE'S WHAT TO ASK AN AGENT BEFORE SAYING "YOU'RE HIRED."                 Whether you're buying or selling, there are a few key questions to ask an agent before saying, "You're hired." Before hiring a real estate agent, make sure to ask these questions:
1. How long have you been in the real estate business? 
How long has this person been on the job (look for upward of a year), and were they full or part time? While experience is no guarantee of skill, … (1 comments)

brandon florida real estate: This is What House Buying Looks Like - 08/01/13 11:47 PM
Here’s What Buying a House Looks Like in Animated GIFs So, you want to buy your first house, do you?
No, not that kind of House. This kind:
We think that sounds like a great idea.
But where do you start?
You can talk to a real estate agent…
Or you can start your search on the Internet.
You go with the Internet, but there are SO MANY choices.
Which neighborhoods are safe?
Are the schools any good?
Will you be a hundred miles from anything?
After a little hunting, you … (0 comments)

brandon florida real estate: How To Get Your Home Purchase Offer Declined, You Read it Right! - 07/26/13 01:38 AM

brandon florida real estate: 50 Hardest Working Cities - Come On Tampa! Why aren't we on here? - 07/24/13 11:29 PM

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I’m sure you’ve heard the adage, “If you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere.” Well, maybe that used to be true, but nowadays, if you really want put your money where your mouth is and work your tail off to get ahead, you’ll need to move to Seattle, aka America’s Hardest Working City.
What’s this you say, New Yorkers? I’m crazy? You might be half-correct. After all, I am the guy who writes stories about the value of fictional homes such as Hogwarts and Tony Stark’s mansion. But in this case, I think I’m right … (0 comments)

brandon florida real estate: Most Consumers Misunderstand Budgeting - 07/18/13 01:01 AM

brandon florida real estate: What Happens When Disaster Strikes? - 07/08/13 11:54 PM

In recent months, we’ve seen some pretty devastating weather disasters around the U.S.
In fact, we’ve seen devastating ecological events globally during the past decade — tornadoes, tsunamis, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes; the list goes on and on.
For some of these potential disasters, we have insurance available to help us rebuild. When we do have that insurance, we have peace of mind that our precious belongings can be replaced if disaster should hit.
But insurance isn’t always available for every disaster. Nor will it always adequately cover the cost of rebuilding or replacing that which is damaged.
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brandon florida real estate: Sandcastle the size of your home - 06/23/13 11:21 PM
I couldn't resist re-posting this.. come on.. I'm in the sunshine state! 

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The first day of summer is finally here—and that means the beaches will be packed with people this weekend to celebrate the official arrival of the sunniest season around. A lot of those folks will be taking part in a tradition that’s probably been around since people have been visiting beaches. I am, of course, talking about sandcastle building. (What did you think I was going to say? Swimming?)
The other Movoto bloggers and myself thought we’d be remiss if we didn’t do something in honor … (0 comments)

brandon florida real estate: Your Tree Fell On My Home! - 06/18/13 10:59 PM

brandon florida real estate: Bank Threatened Foreclosure on My Home - Now What? - 06/16/13 11:29 PM
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brandon florida real estate: Thana Mayes Joins John Soliman & Associates of HomeXpress Realty - 06/13/13 11:08 PM

Brandon, Florida — Thana Mayes has recently joined John Soliman & Associates – HomeXpress Realty at 1116 Nikki View Drive in Brandon, Florida.
Mayes has grown up in the real estate business doing open houses as a grade-schooler, her job? The cookies. She likes to describe what she offers as “baked-in-instinct” to her customers to ensure they receive the best home buying experience possible. As an associate with John Soliman at HomeXpress Realty, Mayes is the lead buyer specialist, specializing in helping buyers find the home of their … (0 comments)

brandon florida real estate: The Good & The Bad - 04/30/13 10:29 PM
Bear vs bull: The current good and bad of the recovery   While both single-family and multifamily housing starts anticipated to record double-digit gains over last year in 2013, there are factors that continue to hold back even more substantial growth as the recovery evolves, according to economists at the National Association of Home Builders. 
Single-family housing starts are expected to reach 672,000 in 2013, according to NAHB, up 23% from the 534,000 starts recorded last year. Looking ahead, NAHB is forecasting single-family production to increase an additional 28% to 858,000 units in 2014.
It is anticipated multifamily starts will rise to … (0 comments)

brandon florida real estate: Brandon Allstars Youth Onyx - National Champions & Grand Champions! - 04/15/13 01:19 AM
Congratulations to Brandon Allstars Youth Onyx! Not only did they win the title of Cheer Power National Champs they also beat everyone in the first session of their division and won Grand Champions 2013! They get their own personalized rings. What a wonderful way to end their 2012-2013 season. Can't wait to see what they have in store for the 2013-2014 season. The video is a absolute must watch, click on the link for my facebook page, it takes you to the video, to watch it clearer click HD.

John K. Soliman, PA, MBA (The John Soliman Group)

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