sellers: 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)

sellers: 6 Mistakes That Devalue Your Home - 06/10/13 11:21 PM

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As a homeowner, there are countless tweaks and additions you can make to your abode. If you’re enthusiastic, Home Depot can eventually start to feel like an all-you-can-eat home improvement buffet of fun.
But before you go into project-planning overdrive, slow down! It’s important to be selective with your add-ons because some changes can actually devalue your home.
Here are six things to double-check.
Note: Every home and region is … (1 comments)

sellers: Renters pursue the American Dream of Home Ownership - 06/09/13 11:04 PM
Renters pursue the American Dream of homeownership   Most view becoming a homeowner as an important stepping-stone in their life — a chance to put down roots and fulfill the American Dream.
Although 90% of renters expect to purchase a home in the future, most believe it would be difficult to get a mortgage today, according to respondents to Fannie Mae’s recent survey.
The primary reason most are renting now is to financially prepare themselves to be ready to own in the future.
"The ongoing decline in the homeownership rate, as well as strong growth in multifamily property construction and investor interest … (1 comments)

sellers: How Do I Know What Loan To Apply For? - 05/13/13 10:29 PM
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT LOAN TO APPLY FOR? Specifically, if you are or were: Employed less than two years: Wait a few years and try reapplying once your records show a consistent position and a stable income. However, if you're working for a company and its partner company offers you the same position for a higher income, this is a case where lenders want you to take the job and earn the extra money. Self-employed: You should be self-employed for at least two years to show stability. Also look at your net income (the gross income minus all of your … (1 comments)

sellers: Today's Dream May Not Be Tomorrow's - 05/01/13 11:55 PM
Today’s Dream House May Not Be Tomorrow’s Leslie Herman <nyt_byline style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: georgia, 'times new roman', times, serif; line-height: 15px;"> By ROBERT J. SHILLER Published: April 27, 2013 FACEBOOK TWITTER GOOGLE+ SAVE E-MAIL SHARE PRINT REPRINTS <nyt_text><nyt_correction_top> HOUSES are just buildings, but homes are often beautiful dreams. Unfortunately, as millions of people have learned in the housing crisis, those dreams don’t always comport with reality.
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Economic and demographic changes may severely impair the value of a home when it’s time to sell, a decade or more in the future. … (1 comments)

sellers: If Cities were Celebrities... - 04/23/13 11:52 PM

About the Author + Chris Kolmar is the Chief Economist at Movoto. He enjoys developing new real estate tools, reading about real estate, and Diet Coke.

sellers: SOOOO Tell Me What You Want, What You Really Really Want.. - 04/22/13 11:04 PM

sellers: Why Didn't I Think of That??? - 04/16/13 11:20 PM
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sellers: 7 Tips to Being the Best Homeowner - 04/15/13 10:55 PM
7 Tips to Being the Best Homeowner You Can Be
You’ve already taken the great financial leap and purchased a home, but are you being the best homeowner you can be?
Being a savvy homeowner is important because you’ll prevent expensive problems and increase the value of your home.
So instead of thinking of your to-do list as a bunch of “chores,” think of it as “strategic asset protection.” Cleaning the gutters doesn’t sound so bad anymore, does it?
Need a place to start? Keep these seven nuggets of homeowner advice top of mind!
Safety first Always keep an eye out for … (0 comments)

sellers: Selling to move up? - 04/10/13 10:31 PM

sellers: How to Protect Your Home - 04/08/13 09:32 PM
How to Protect Your Home from Burglary  
According to the FBI, over two million burglaries occur each year in the United States, and 70 percent of them are in residential areas.
Don’t worry, you don’t have to turn your house into Fort Knox to secure your home – many of these solutions are free and take less than ten minutes!
Maintain your doors and locks. Inspect the condition of your exterior doors. Make sure that they fully close, are sturdy enough to provide resistance to kick-ins and that there are no gaps along the frame.
Also, check each door’s strike … (2 comments)

sellers: Don't send that buyer packing! - 04/07/13 10:28 PM

sellers: Lack of inventory, making sellers reluctant? - 04/03/13 11:04 PM

sellers: I can't agree more! The time is now! - 04/02/13 10:59 PM
All of a sudden, the time to sell is now It seems the transition is complete. In a recent survey by Redfin, 82% of agents described now as a "good time to sell," while only 57% described now as "a good time to buy."
Let’s back up to the third quarter of 2012, when 54% of the agents polled considered it a good time to sell, but 75% called it a good time to buy.
This complete ‘180’ in the housing markets can only be backed by dangerously low inventory, prices that continue to appreciate and low interest rates pushing buyers … (2 comments)

sellers: 10 Cities Where You Might Be Eaten by a Dragon!! - 04/01/13 02:12 AM
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Game of Thrones!
Excuse us while we go all fanboy on our blog and spew unadulterated love for the masterpiece TV show that finally—finally—returns to the airwaves this week.
If you haven’t guessed, everyone around the Movoto office has devoured “Game of Thrones.” A lot of us have watched the first two seasons multiple times. Some of us have even dived into the novels the series is based on. Our love is that great.
Just last week we got to talking about how we could bring the series, in some … (0 comments)

sellers: Ninja Proof Your Home - 03/26/13 11:19 PM

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Ninja: Masters of stealth, skilled assassins… threat to your home? While the lords of feudal Japan recognized the danger these highly trained experts in espionage could pose to their castles, very few modern home owners realize just how vulnerable their “castles” could be to infiltration by ninja. Even insurance companies—who will protect you from damages incurred by everything from fire to tornadoes—seem oblivious to the threat, as not a single one will let you add a ninja rider to your policy.
What we’re trying to get at here is that if you want to protect yourself from … (0 comments)

sellers: Buyer Misconceptions - 03/25/13 10:51 PM

sellers: It's a Block Party! - 03/24/13 10:41 PM
Block Party: Build Your Home Out of Tetris Pieces By Movoto
If you’ve been reading the Movoto blog for a while, you’ll know that in addition to real estate, we’re also kind of crazy about video games. This borderline obsession has led us to examine such highly practical things as how much Mario’s coins would be worth in real life and the value of Bowser’s castle. You know—the important stuff.
Which lead us to our latest quandary: figuring out just how many pieces from the classic puzzle video game Tetris would be required to build a house. Not a giant game of Tetris like … (0 comments)

sellers: Should I stay or should I go??? - 03/21/13 11:22 PM
The time to sell is a waiting game for some By Megan Hopkins  • March 21, 2013 • 2:57pm Real estate is always a game of knowing when to make your move.
With that in mind, industry experts suggest move-up buyers remain mindful of how quickly home prices appreciate while riding the current market recovery.
For move-up buyers wanting to wait out rising home prices to ensure they can sell their current home at a maximum price, analysts say the value of such a move depends on when the homeowner purchased their current residence.
Daren Blomquist, vice president of RealtyTrac, says homeowners … (1 comments)

sellers: Oh la la! Patio Appeal May Add Value To Your Home - 03/20/13 10:59 PM

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

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