real estate listings in south tampa: 6 Crucial Questions to Ask before Buying a South Tampa Waterfront Home - 08/09/16 02:05 AM
6 Crucial Questions to Ask before Buying a South Tampa Waterfront Home
 
Before you start looking at homes in South Tampa, you need to ensure that you are prepared for the home buying experience. While it is impossible to be fully prepared for all that is to come, knowing the right questions to ask can make the home buying process easier and smoother.
Here are six questions you need to consider before making a final deal:
 
1. Can you show me a recent property sales report to show what the house is worth?
As a buyer, this is one of the most important questions that … (2 comments)

real estate listings in south tampa: Overcome These 5 Obstacles When Selling Your South Tampa Home - 08/02/16 01:26 AM
Overcome These 5 Obstacles When Selling Your South Tampa Home
 
Selling your home to buyers of real estate in South Tampa is no piece of cake. There are many things that you have to prepare before putting your home on the market. You should also be ready for the several obstacles that home sellers usually experience. This way, you will be able to steer clear of more serious problems.
Read on for some common challenges home sellers have to deal with in selling their homes.
 
Selling in a crowded market
Selling your home is a challenging experience. It can become even more difficult if the … (4 comments)

real estate listings in south tampa: 7 Ways South Tampa Home Sellers Can Prepare for a Home Inspection - 07/26/16 12:01 AM
7 Ways South Tampa Home Sellers Can Prepare for a Home Inspection
 
Selling your home to buyers looking for homes for sale in South Tampa can be a long and stressful process. When you get to the point of the home inspection, it means you are almost at the finish line. As a seller, you need to be aware of your property’s nooks, crannies, and weak spots. You should also know how to get ready for the home inspection itself. 
The pointers below will help prepare you for the home inspection:
 
Get rid of clogs
Before a home inspection, examine all the sink drains in … (4 comments)

real estate listings in south tampa: Avoid These Emotional Pitfalls When Selling Your Sunset Park Home - 06/21/16 01:41 AM
Avoid These Emotional Pitfalls When Selling Your Sunset Park Home 
 
The stakes are high when you are selling your home to buyers looking for Sunset Park homes for sale in South Tampa. As such, you cannot allow yourself to become too emotional during the homeselling process. While it helps to acknowledge and understand your emotions, you must also realize that they can get in the way of making rational decisions. In fact, emotional pitfalls can make you lose out on a good transaction. 
Read on for some common emotional mistakes that you should steer clear of during a home sale.
 
1. Being afraid of … (2 comments)

real estate listings in south tampa: Does Your South Tampa Real Estate Agent Have These Top Qualities? - 06/14/16 12:59 AM
Does Your South Tampa Real Estate Agent Have These Top Qualities?
 
If you want to successfully sell your home to the right buyer looking for real estate in South Tampa, you need to have right person on your team. As a seller, it is important to work with an experienced real estate agent who knows the local market inside and out. 
Here at the characteristics of a real estate professional who can get the job done:
 
1. Proactive
One quality that you should look for in a real estate agent is being proactive. Your agent takes charge of the situation rather than just responding to … (0 comments)

real estate listings in south tampa: What Millennials Look for When Buying Homes in South Tampa - 05/04/16 01:33 AM
What Millennials Look for When Buying Homes in South Tampa
 
Before making the decision to purchase any real estate in South Tampa, younger home buyers consider many factors. They may include location, size of the lot, and interior features. If you want you want to catch the attention of millennials, you need to be aware of what they are looking for in a property. Here are 6 key features younger home buyers want in a home:
1. Big kitchen and open floor plan
Back then, a formal dining room was on top of most home buyers’ wish list. However, at present, the demand has … (0 comments)

real estate listings in south tampa: How to Tell If You're Ready to Sell Your Palma Ceia South Tampa Home - 04/19/16 01:27 AM
How to Tell If You're Ready to Sell Your Palma Ceia South Tampa Home 
 
Selling your home to buyers looking for Palma Ceia homes for sale in South Tampa FL is a big deal because there is always a lot that goes into the sale of your residence. However, before you ask questions like ‘how do I sell my home?’, you need to ask yourself first if you are truly ready to do it. Read on for some signs that hitting the market is a good opportunity and good decision for you and your family.
1. You are no longer emotionally attached to … (4 comments)

real estate listings in south tampa: Tampa FL Townhome for Sale in Palma Ceia | 3217 W Empedrado St. #2 - 04/07/16 04:39 PM
Tampa FL Townhome for Sale in Palma Ceia Close to Downtown | 3217 W Empedrado St. #2
 
So you’ve been looking to find that perfect new home? Why not pay a visit to this Tampa FL townhome for sale in Palma Ceia close to downtown? See for yourself why you should make this home yours!
Palma Ceia is a neighborhood located southwest of downtown Tampa, Florida. It is home to Palma Ceia Country Club and is closed to the exclusive Golfview community. The area is aesthetically known for its bricked streets, similar to those in Ybor City. 
This first and second floors of this … (3 comments)

real estate listings in south tampa: Top 6 Essential Home Buying Tips This 2016 - 03/15/16 12:48 AM
Top 6 Essential Home Buying Tips This 2016
 
Are you looking to buy homes in South Tampa this year? Remember that purchasing a home is one of the most significant financial decisions that you will make in your lifetime. Here are some things that you should keep in mind if you want to get the best deals this 2016:
1. Be financially ready
Before you start shopping for South Tampa homes for sale, make sure that your current debts are under control. Your bills should be fully paid or at least paid on time. Improving your credit score will help you secure a good … (4 comments)

real estate listings in south tampa: Understanding Buyer's Remorse - 03/07/16 11:02 PM
Understanding Buyer's Remorse 
 
Purchasing real estate in South Tampa is a huge investment and we all want to be sure we've bought the "right" one. However, there are times when doubts creep in, making you uncertain if you want to proceed with the purchase. Buyer's remorse is an emotional response that many home buyers experience during the course of a real estate transaction. This response can take various forms such as feelings of regret, fear, depression or anxiety.
Here are some steps that you can take to steer clear of buyer’s remorse, and be more focused on enjoying your South Tampa home purchase … (3 comments)

real estate listings in south tampa: 5 Best Tips for Winning a House Bidding War - 02/29/16 10:58 PM
5 Best Tips for Winning a House Bidding War
 
To compete in a bidding war, buyers of homes for sale in South Tampa area need to prepare financially for the home purchase. If you want to stand out from the rest of the competition, you also need to familiarize with property values and you must know what you really want. Here are some other tips on handling a bidding war:
1. Know that you are in a bidding war
One sure way to win a bidding war is to fully realize that you are in one. It is important to know where you are … (1 comments)

real estate listings in south tampa: Maryland Manor Home for Sale in South Tampa FL | 4101 W Leona St - 12/16/15 10:18 PM
Maryland Manor Home for Sale in Plant High School District in South Tampa FL | 4101 W Leona St
Unique opportunity to call this tastefully updated pool home for sale in South Tampa FL your own. Great South Tampa location in outstanding neighborhood, this home has everything one would want. Start with a hard to find oversized lot large enough for a large two car detached garage in back of property leading to a private entry into the house. You will also have your own pad for RV or boat parking when needed. Once inside you will be seduced by an open split … (0 comments)

real estate listings in south tampa: 3 Bedroom Home for Sale with a Pool in South Tampa FL|4101 W Leona St - 12/15/15 11:41 PM
3 Bedroom Home for Sale with a Pool in South Tampa FL | 4101 W Leona St
 
Have you been looking for the perfect home which combines convenience, style, and comfort with an unbeatable price tag? If you are, then get ready to instantly fall in love with this home for sale with a pool in South Tampa FL.
Built in 1946, this home has undergone extensive updates for the past 3 years. Enjoy the open split floor plan design, the outdoor pool, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, a 2 car garage, and more.
Once you step inside, the warm and inviting ambience of the … (0 comments)

real estate listings in south tampa: Steps to Make the Move to Your South Tampa Home Easy for Your Children - 11/02/15 09:24 PM
Top 5 Steps to Make the Move to Your South Tampa Home Easy for Your Children
 
Once you have bought the perfect property among the many homes for sale in South Tampa, your next step will include preparations for moving. 
Since many kids thrive in familiarity and routine, they might feel overwhelmed with the major change that is about to take place.
 
Here are some steps you can take to ease the transition for your children.
 
1. Research the new neighborhood
Your kids will have an easier transition to your new South Tampa home if you will try to learn as much as possible about … (1 comments)

real estate listings in south tampa: How to Avoid Seller's Remorse When Selling Real Estate in South Tampa - 10/28/15 01:48 AM
How to Avoid Seller's Remorse When Selling Real Estate in South Tampa
 
You've probably heard of the term "buyer’s remorse," which happens when a homebuyer regrets his or her decision of buying a property right after settling in due to different reasons, but did you know that there's also such a thing as "seller's remorse?"
This usually happens when sellers are not yet prepared to part with their homes in South Tampa or if they feel that it might be a bad decision to put their property on the market.
 
Here are five tips to help sellers of homes for sale in South … (1 comments)

real estate listings in south tampa: Tampa Real Estate Market Update – June 2015 - 07/20/15 12:10 AM
Tampa Real Estate Market Update – June 2015
 
The overall real estate market in the Tampa area during June 2015 was the best since the bottom of the market in 2011.
 
Some of the highlights were:
 
Number of single family homes sold: 2,386
Total number of homes for sale: 5,797
Properties under contract but not yet closed: 4,522
The median sales price was: $205,175
Homes sold for an average of 95% of Listing price
On average a home took 65 days to sell
 
The overall Greater Tampa area market absorption rate for June was 2.43 which signifies a very strong Sellers’ Market, which means that if no new homes came … (2 comments)

real estate listings in south tampa: South Tampa FL Home for Sale with a Pool and Spa | 4104 W Leona St - 07/15/15 06:58 AM
South Tampa FL Home for Sale with a Pool and Spa | 4104 W Leona St   Come and view this unique and handsomely updated pool/spa South Tampa home for sale, sitting on a huge (100 x 120) lot featuring a single car attached garage as well as a detached and gated 2 car garage. Updates include 900 square feet of dark chestnut hardwood floors in the living / dining / kitchen area. An open kitchen has a newly installed level D granite counter top, custom cabinetry, top of the line stainless steel appliances including a Wolf gas stove and double … (4 comments)

 
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