Buyer, Seller, Investor Tips: Costly Lessons When Buying a Home

A recent Fannie Mae national housing study showed two-thirds of Americans say it’s a good time for buying a home. At the same time, real estate professionals warn it’s more important than ever to avoid costly nightmares. According to an article by realtor.com, an experienced Realtor, lender and title company does not let your American dream […]

By |August 3rd, 2017|buying a home|Comments Off on Buyer, Seller, Investor Tips: Costly Lessons When Buying a Home

What to Look for When Buying Your First House

There are so many questions when buying your first house. Nonetheless, it is a time filled with a lot of emotion, both from the excitement and the stress. There is so much to deal with from getting pre-approved for a mortgage loan to finding a real estate agent, and then starts the process of […]

By |July 28th, 2017|buying a home|Comments Off on What to Look for When Buying Your First House

Pinellas County Real Estate: Too Many Buyers Chasing Homes

 

Homes for sale in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties are not exactly scarce. But with too many buyers chasing homes, it puts sellers in a comfortable position. Real estate professionals point out Pinellas County real estate prices continue to surge in the tight supply and high demand environment. As a seller, expect a home to sell in less than […]

By |July 20th, 2017|buying a home|Comments Off on Pinellas County Real Estate: Too Many Buyers Chasing Homes

How Home Warranties Can Give Buyers Peace of Mind – and Sellers a Faster Sale

 

Buying a home is one of the most expensive – and most stressful – purchases anyone will make in their lifetime. Finding just the right home, at just the right price, can be a long, drawn-out process fraught stress. Stress that the buyer has chosen the right home, stress that the financing is right for their […]

By |July 13th, 2017|selling a home|Comments Off on How Home Warranties Can Give Buyers Peace of Mind – and Sellers a Faster Sale

Buyer, Seller and Investor Tips: How to Purchase A Property With Little or No Down Payment

Buying a home is a costly proposition. Lenders require down payments of at least 5% on most conventional loans (more if your credit is weak), and closing costs can easily add another 4%-5%. On a $200,000 home that is $20,000 you need to accumulate to purchase property Perhaps that poses too big of a […]

By |July 7th, 2017|buying a home|Comments Off on Buyer, Seller and Investor Tips: How to Purchase A Property With Little or No Down Payment

How to Sell Your House When You Have Small Kids

 

If you have small children, home showings and walk-throughs are difficult. When you are trying to sell your house, real estate agents will advise you to keep your home perpetually clean and organized. While you can request 24 hours notice before a buyer is shown the property, you can and will lose prospects. Keeping […]

By |June 30th, 2017|selling a home|Comments Off on How to Sell Your House When You Have Small Kids

Buyer, Seller and Investor Tips for Covering Costs in a Seller’s Market

Even though it’s a seller’s market in Pinellas County, Florida, real estate professionals warn sellers often miscalculated their costs. A recent article by time.com provides buyer, seller and investor tips for preparing for surprising costs associated with real estate transactions. The article reports the average seller often spends as much as $15,000 or more […]

By |June 22nd, 2017|fees, selling a home|Comments Off on Buyer, Seller and Investor Tips for Covering Costs in a Seller’s Market

Discover How Pop-Up Furniture Can Help Sell Your Home

Real estate agents have long recommended home staging as a way to sell your home faster. When a homeowner decides to place their house on the market, it stops being their home and becomes a product for sale. Ultimately, home staging is both the art and science of making a home for sale more […]

By |June 15th, 2017|selling a home|Comments Off on Discover How Pop-Up Furniture Can Help Sell Your Home

Pinellas County Real Estate Tips for Working Baby Boomers

 

Even with a small nest egg, it’s possible to find Pinellas County real estate that fulfills a retirement dream of living near the beach and enjoying the tropical lifestyle. According to a recent article by DailySun.com, not all baby boomers feel ready to stop working. Even if you want to stay active in the […]

By |June 8th, 2017|buying a home|Comments Off on Pinellas County Real Estate Tips for Working Baby Boomers

Finding the Realtor or Real Estate Professional for You

Real estate is a dynamic industry that is going through a lot of change. Over the past few years, many markets around the country experienced price increases and low inventory. Buyers have to make quick decisions, and they need a real estate professional who can help them in this process. One of the most […]

By |June 1st, 2017|buying a home|Comments Off on Finding the Realtor or Real Estate Professional for You