Pinellas County Real Estate: Buying Opportunity as Prices Settle Down

It’s not just the weather cooling down during the winter months in Pinellas County real estate as home prices also cool down. According to a piece by tbo.com, the Tampa Bay area is enjoying more moderate price increases after several years of gigantic gains. Figures by Florida Realtors show the average price of homes in Pinellas County […]

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Supply and Demand Creates Pinellas County Real Estate Crunch

Aspiring home owners likely notice a lot of “red dots” on Zillow.com and other online home listings. But the high demand for the most desirable Pinellas County real estate contributes to the current housing supply crunch. According to an article by usatoday.com, national housing inventory is below a healthy 6-month level. The supply of homes in Pinellas […]

By |November 16th, 2017|international title partners|Comments Off on Supply and Demand Creates Pinellas County Real Estate Crunch

Buyer, Seller and Investor Tips for Cash Sales

Decades ago, home owners celebrated owning a home outright with a mortgage-burning party. Few home owners want to go from owning a home outright to taking on a new mortgage. With greater equity in homes, it’s possible for some fortunate home buyers to make cash transactions. Investors who flip homes for a profit in […]

By |November 9th, 2017|international title partners|Comments Off on Buyer, Seller and Investor Tips for Cash Sales

Top 3 Best Buyer, Seller, and Investor Tips

Buying a home can be one of the most exciting and stressful times in a person’s life. For many, it’s the largest financial asset they own. You home can either bankrupt you leaving you upside down on your mortgage or be the best investment you have ever made. Of course, you want the latter. […]

By |October 20th, 2017|international title partners|Comments Off on Top 3 Best Buyer, Seller, and Investor Tips

What Does “Highest and Best Use” Mean for Real Estate Investors?

There are several ways that real estate investors determine the value of a property. One common and simple approach is comparing the sale prices or rental rates of similar homes. Another is projecting the return on investment based on projected rental income compared to other investments, such as bonds. A third is the possible rental […]

By |October 13th, 2017|international title partners|Comments Off on What Does “Highest and Best Use” Mean for Real Estate Investors?

How to Find the Best Tenants for Your Rental Property

The goal of every landlord is finding and retaining high-quality tenants. If you own a rental property, finding someone who will take care of your investment can become a challenge. However, if you approach your rental real estate like a business, you can save yourself a whole lot of aggravation. You just need to […]

By |September 14th, 2017|international title partners|Comments Off on How to Find the Best Tenants for Your Rental Property

A 2017 Housing Market Forecast, and What it May Mean for Pinellas County Realtors and Real Estate Professionals

A Look Ahead to 2017
Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), gave his opinion of the 2017 national housing market. As we know, many of Pinellas County homeowners are from out of state. What happens in other parts of our nation has an impact on our own real estate market. Realtors and other […]

By |March 2nd, 2017|international title partners|Comments Off on A 2017 Housing Market Forecast, and What it May Mean for Pinellas County Realtors and Real Estate Professionals

Buyer, Seller and Investor Tips: How Sellers Can Enhance Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is one of the most important ingredients in selling a home. The term “curb appeal” means everything prospective buyers see as they drive up to your house. It includes the home’s exterior, the yard, any garden, and anything placed in the front (trellises, for example, or porches).

If curb appeal is missing — […]

By |December 29th, 2016|international title partners, ITP, selling a home|Comments Off on Buyer, Seller and Investor Tips: How Sellers Can Enhance Curb Appeal

How the ZOCCAM App Saves Realtors Time and Money, and Increases Security for Everyone

 

The ZOCCAM smartphone and tablet app was developed by a real estate attorney to make life easier and simpler for Realtors, to raise client service levels to the highest, and to maximize security for Buyers, Sellers, Realtors, Brokers, and admin staff.

International Title Partners is the first title company in the entire state of Florida […]

By |September 1st, 2016|buying a home, international title partners, selling a home|Comments Off on How the ZOCCAM App Saves Realtors Time and Money, and Increases Security for Everyone

How Florida Homestead Law Can Impact Estate Plans

 

Florida Homestead law has many benefits for owners of a primary residence. The property cannot be taken from you to pay off debts that are not secured by the home. Property tax values get an automatic $50,000 reduction which, over the years, can add up to a large saving.

There is, however, another side to […]

By |August 11th, 2016|buying a home, international title partners|Comments Off on How Florida Homestead Law Can Impact Estate Plans