March 15, 2018

Moving up Is MORE Affordable Now Than Almost Any Other Time in 40 Years

If you are considering selling your current home, to either move up to a larger home or into a home in an area that better suits your current family needs, great news was just revealed.

Last week, Trulia posted a blog "Not Your Fathers Housing Market", which examined home affordability over the last 40+ years (1975-2016). Their research revealed that:
    “Nationally, homes are just about the most affordable they’ve been in the last 40 years… the median household could afford a home 1.5 times more expensive than the median home price. In 1980, the median household could only afford about 3/4 of the median home price.

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March 2, 2018

Reasons To Sell This Spring!

Give us a call @ 813-477-2090 to get the Spring Selling details for your property!

Posted in For Sellers
March 1, 2018

A Must Do Fun Florida Trip!

 Fort Jefferson is a massive but unfinished coastal fortress located in the Dry Tortugas, 70 miles West of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. Construction began in 1846. Now a U.S. National Park, it is accessible only by boat or seaplane.  It is the largest brick masonry structure in the Americas, and is composed of over 16 million bricks, the building covers 16 acres.

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Feb. 25, 2018

8 THINGS THAT ENHANCE A HOMES VALUE!

Posted in Real Estate News
Feb. 13, 2018

Home Design Trends To Watch in 2018

We frequently get questions from clients who are taking on decorating and remodeling projects and want to ensure their dollars are invested wisely.

 Which looks will last for years to come, and which ones will feel dated quickly? What colors and styles are most popular among buyers in our area? How can I add the most value to my home? 

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Jan. 31, 2018

U.S. Housing Inventory Crunch Continues... List Your House Today!

Every winter, families across the country decide if this will be the year that they sell their current houses and move into their dream homes. 

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Dec. 30, 2017

Existing-Home Sales Skyrocket Toward 11-Year High

Existing-home sales in November skyrocketed to a spree not seen in more than 10 years, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports.

Existing-home sales totaled 5.81 million, a 5.6 percent increase from October and a 3.8 percent increase from one year prior. Inventory decreased 7.2 percent to 1.67 million, 9.7 percent below one year prior. 

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Dec. 8, 2017

The #1 Reason to List Your House Today!

Many people believe that selling their house during “the spring buyers’ market” is the best thing to do. Their reasoning is that there will be more buyers than there are during the winter months and, therefore, their house will sell quicker and for a higher price. 

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Posted in For Sellers
Nov. 17, 2017

Mortgage Interest Rates Are Going Up… Should I Wait to Buy?

Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased over the last several weeksFreddie Mac, along with Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Realtors, is calling for mortgage rates to continue to rise over the next four quarters.

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Nov. 10, 2017

A Housing Bubble? Industry Experts Say NO!

 

With residential home prices continuing to appreciate at levels above historic norms, some are questioning if we are heading toward another housing bubble (and subsequent burst) like the one we experienced in 2006-2008. 

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