pinellas county: It's Been A Long Time 'a Comin...Short Sale at the Closing Table - 11/04/10 05:06 AM
bofa: My "Bank of America Hate Song" (Dance to Follow...) - 08/31/10 02:08 PM
Nine Months, Three Days and Twenty-one Hours
Is the Time it Takes
For Me to Finally
(but at least I try to do it with a smile!!)
(Open THIS window to hear the original Fight Song for Notre Dame--it's a classic!)

pinellas county: WHAT?!? Home Sales/Home Prices UP in June & July??? Pending Home Sales ROSE? Is that a New Flower...? - 09/02/10 08:03 AM
Ok, I admit it--I am known as a "PollyAnna", yes I am one of the happy fluffy people.  That does, not, however, mean that I stick my head in the sand, ignore the obvious, or persistently dive head-first into the you-know-what!
The fact is, a big part of my business for the past year has been providing BPOs to banks--which means I have a bird's eye view (not to mention a trusted source of market info) of my local market--and I will tell you what I've been telling my clients, customers, and friends for the past 6 months: 
The Market in … (6 comments)

pinellas county: Palm Harbor Must Be the Place to Be...Pinellas County Home Sales on the Upswing! - 07/18/10 11:50 AM
You know--it has seemed as though things are picking up a bit, and the stats don't lie!  Sale of residential homes are at only a two-month inventory in Palm Harbor, Florida right now.  Here are some groovy numbers for ya:
241 is the number of actively marketed listings 79 is the number of listings under contract, with contingencies (likely short sales) 72 is the number for pending sales, (normally within 30 days); and 77 is the number of homes SOLD in the past 60 days This means nearly half of the Palm Harbor market was either sold and closed in the … (0 comments)

pinellas county: Watch the Sunsets on Old Clearwater Bay from Your Front Porch! - 07/09/10 09:57 AM


pinellas county: Foreclosure Q & A - Who Ends Up Paying The Price? - 02/03/10 01:55 AM
The Q:
The A:Hey there--you've got some excellent thoughts and ideas, and if you wish to act on any of them, my suggestion would be to formulate a business plan and take it to the SBA.   Some of the answers you may get from others in the business:
 there are programs in place to do just what you  are  suggesting--it's called the NSP, or neighborhood stabilization program.  Pasco received a huge endowment from the State and has rehabbed hundreds of homes. the bank's answer to this situation is to try and push through the 'fast track' foreclosure legislation already passed by 37 other … (0 comments)

pinellas county: A SHORT REcap - If YOU or Someone You Know is Underwater and Does Not Know What to Do--Look Here! - 12/17/09 02:18 AM

pinellas county: Riverside Drive in Tarpon Springs - A Foreclosure to Remember... - 07/27/09 07:28 AM
Take a look at this beauty!  Coveted Tarpon Springs waterfront neighborhood--walk to schools and Fred Howard Park (BEACH!), come see the REAL Florida:

pinellas county: Pinellas County Distressed Properties - Do You Owe More On Your House Than It's Worth? - 02/16/09 09:51 AM
Continuing the process of learning as much as I possibly can about my local market and how best to help those caught in the pinch of the mortgage crisis and subsequent foreclosures resulting, I've been compiling statistics in an effort to hopefully sooth some fears.
Nationwide, the statistics of homeowners who are currently not making a mortgage payment is reported as one in ten--this means that if you walk outside your house, look up the street and down the street--there is at least one house in view where there is a homeowner who is struggling to make their next mortgage payment.
An … (0 comments)

pinellas county: Take a Look at This Honey in Tarpon Springs! See What You Can Now Get for Under $140K? - 02/12/09 10:12 AM
Wow--this is a phenomenal deal--fifteen other homes for sale in this neighborhood, which is a really good one in Tarpon Springs--and this one is priced near the bottom of the list...and it's been COMPLETELY UPDATED!!
This is NOT a foreclosure, this is NOT a short sale--this is just one GREAT value--so come and take a look!

Be sure to tell us how many tickets you'll need, the cost for the entire day will be only $25 per person. Thanks for your interest, and … (0 comments)

pinellas county: Want to Buy a Home in Pinellas County for Less Than $500 Per Month?!? - 01/27/09 09:10 AM
Seriously--with Largo's down-payment assistance program, which gives qualified first-time homebuyers up to $35,000 in down payment assistance, if that were to be applied to one of the foreclosure or short sale homes available RIGHT NOW in Largo (tour a couple below), your mortgage payment would be in the ballpark of under $500, as shown below:



pinellas county: A NEW TOY for Local Realtors in Pinellas County--A COOL Map Search!! - 12/30/08 03:57 AM
This is something new offered by my local MLS (PRO--Pinellas Realtor Association) I thought I'd try it out here to see if the code works in blog posts as well (no reason it shouldn't).
I was playing with it a bit yesterday, but I could not figure out how to delete some of the suggested comparables, since some neighborhoods vary to the extreme (such as my neighborhood, where a house across the street can be dramatically different in value because one side of the street is waterfront, on a canal, whereas the other side is not, and does not have access).

pinellas county: Central Largo - Corner Lot and Enough Room for Everyone! - 08/09/08 10:12 AM

pinellas county: A "Retro" spective: Last Week's Tampa Bay Foreclosure Activity Report~Pinellas County - 07/21/08 11:21 AM
Pinellas County stats week of July 13- 20, 2008
There are currently 1450 properties currently For Sale in Pinellas County in some stage of foreclosure.
417 foreclosures are Under Contract in the same area, while 68 have already SOLD this month.  (That's 33% of all foreclosures are either under contract or sold for this month!)
Sales were spread out all over the county, but the highest concentration, not surprisingly, was around St. Petersburg--as shown here.  The average sale price was $151,865, which is around $114 per square foot.  Interesting to note as well, is that the nine homes which are under contract listed in … (0 comments)

pinellas county: TOP 5 Tips for Greener Living (Transportation)! - 07/09/08 09:38 AM
So, you say you don't want to be labeled a "tree-hugger"?  You've spent more than a little GAS on some gas-guzzling monstrosity in the name of vanity, or professionalism?  Maybe you just can't seem to find the TIME to recycle, or take the longer, slower forms of transportation?  Could it be that the time has come to review some of these assumptions?  You don't have to start your own garden, compost, or get on the waiting list to buy a Prius--here are some other suggestions to consider:
If you've never done the public transportation thing, start small by making short trips … (4 comments)

pinellas county: Sneaky Peeky L@@Ks at Pinellas Foreclosures for the First Half of 2008 - 07/02/08 12:28 PM
So, if you've already looked at Pasco County Foreclosure numbers, what about Pinellas County?  Here's a quickie breakdown:

And, what does this mean?  Let's do a breakdown--down & dirty:  373 sold in the first 2 quarters of the year, an average of only 54 days on the market.  We now have only 262 on the market, another 147 under contract, for a grand total of 409 total, which may look worse, until you factor in the average days on the market, which is 2 months or less.  Since 373 is the number of sales for six months, our current inventory … (0 comments)

pinellas county: Tampa Bay Foreclosure Bus Tour Preview of Foreclosure Homes in Pinellas - 06/26/08 01:02 AM
A totally unique concept--SEVEN Real Estate and Mortgage Consultants from SEVEN DIFFERENT companies all joining together in a unified effort to BEST SERVE our local Tampa Bay area consumers!  The Foreclosure Bus Tour has its first run scheduled for July 19th 12-5 PM, but tickets are nearly sold out, so get your reservation in NOW, before it's too late!
Easy Fill-in FORM ONLINE:


pinellas county: Baywood Village ~ Palm Harbor, Florida ~ A Year in Review - 12/14/07 01:31 PM

Baywood Village, Palm Harbor, Florida's Featured Waterfront Community - home to boaters for over thirty years.  With current efforts underway to dredge the direct-Gulf access canals, property values will be on the rise in the coming year, as premium Gulf-access homes such as these become more in-demand, yet much harder to find.
So, how did this lovely community fare in this past year's challenging market?  To date, there are currently 34 homes on the market, over half of them with Gulf access.  Eleven homes have sold this year, with one under contract, ranging in price from $119,000 for non-waterfront, to $440,000 for limited … (5 comments)

pinellas county: Holiday Boat Parades in Pinellas County - Indian Rocks to St. Pete Beach - 12/12/07 12:44 PM
Boat Parades Abound this weekend throughout Pinellas County waterways!
Saturday, Dec. 15th, take your pick of parades:  Indian Rocks 21st Annual Holiday Lighted Boat Parade begins at the Holiday Inn Harbourside (401 Second St.), at 7PM and heads North under the Indian Rocks Bridge,  The Boca Ciega Yacht Club hosts its Annual Christmas Boat Parade, through the Gulfport basin to the Pasadena Yacht Club and back to Boca Ciega, orSt. Pete Beach Holiday Boat Parade begins at Merry Pier (ho ho ho) heads North through Boca Ceiga Bay to the St. Pete Yacht Club, or head to the Bay side of St. Pete … (9 comments)

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