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2013 

Do I need to get prequalified?  A question that is often asked by potential buyers in every market. Unfortunately, there are many agents that will show homes to literally anyone in hopes of landing a sale.  I prefer to hedge my bet and increase the odds in my favor. My answer to the question, "Do...
03/30/2013
Zombie foreclosures, they are out there, lurking in every neighborhood.  Silently sitting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting!  Soon to snare the unwitting seller who waits to long to place their home on the market and sell before the next dip in the housing market! What is a zombie house?  It is...
03/28/2013
"Don't mess with Texas" is actually a phrase trademarked by the Texas Department of Transportation for an advertising campaign designed to reduce littering on Texas Highways.  I am using it in a slightly different manner!     First, I have to admit that I am not from Texas, nor have I ever lived ...
03/26/2013
Much has been said recently about the sudden "housing shortage" throughout much of the United States.  Many markets are seeing bidding wars erupt for some of the available homes and the "days on market" times have been significantly reduced. Here in Tampa we are one of the markets seeing a greatl...
03/25/2013
"Build it and they will come", a line from the movie "Field of Dreams.  This is more like "Lot of Dreams". Sometimes we make decisions in life and sometimes life makes one for us. Occasionally. these decisions are poor choices and we suffer the consequences.  In the main area I service as a Real ...
03/24/2013
New home construction in Westchase has been on hold for many years, because the entire development was built out years ago.  But with the housing market beginning to show signs of growth after nearly 6 years of decline, builders have begun to develop several areas near Westchase which should fuel...
03/22/2013
Easter bunnies, chicks and chocolate are a rare combination that will come together next weekend with the celebration of Easter.  While the actual day is to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion at Calvary and marks the end of Lent, it has also become a day that we give...
03/21/2013
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The Tampa Bay Pet Expo is this Saturday from 10 AM - 6 PM at the Florida State Fairgrounds.  Literally hundreds of adoptable pets will be available for adoption thru dozens of Rescue Organizations that operate in and around the Tampa Bay area.      If you have been considering the adding a new pe...
03/20/2013
Ok, I have to admit that I am a reformed smoker, having quit last month on February 25th (my birthday) as a result of committing to the Get Healthy in the Rain Activerain challenge.  23 days so far, a few difficulties, but I haven't broken yet. I read an article earlier about a family in Orange C...
03/19/2013
Carnival Cruise Lines has had their share of problems over the last month with 4 different ships suffering various degrees of equipment failure.   Each became a memorable experience for the passengers, from the "I'm okay with the situation" to the "trying to sue for mega bucks" reactions.  Each s...
03/17/2013
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