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Over the past several days I have posted about a Federal Housing Lawsuit brought against me alleging that I listed a condo, and in that listing had violated Fair Housing Laws, by putting the following language into the listing: “Adults Only, No Children Under 16 Allowed.” As my two former posts s...
03/11/2013
Update 4:31PM EST March 11, 2013 - I just received word from Laurie Janik, Chief Legal Counsel at the National Association of Realtors that the Lawsuit has been dismissed. I am not sure what has happened but I am thrilled. I want to thank everone for their support.    Yesterday I wrote a blog pos...
03/08/2013
Update 4:31PM EST March 11, 2013 - I just received word from Laurie Janik, Chief Legal Counsel at the National Association of Realtors that the Lawsuit has been dismissed. I am not sure what has happened but I am thrilled. I want to thank everone for their support.      As real estate agents, mos...
03/06/2013
Mortgage Rate At A New Historic Low Of 3.43% Mortgage Rates for a 30-year mortgage hit another historic low of 3.43%, while the 15-year mortgage rate is 2.87%. Realizing that a 6% mortgage rate is considered average, home buyers can buy much more home than ever for the same mortgage payment. 30-Y...
07/04/2012
Short Sale: Tax Break for Short-Sellers Expires Dec. 31, 2012 The Bush Administration signed The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act in 2007. It is set to expire at the end of this year. Before this, any amount forgiven by the lender on a short sale, modification, or foreclosure would be taxable...
07/03/2012
Tampa, FL ranks highest for Florida population growth Tampa, FL is number one when it comes to population growth in Florida since the 2010 Census, growing 3.1 percent. As a transplant from Connecticut, and as a licensed real estate agent here in the Tampa area, I can fully understand why we are g...
07/02/2012
If you are thinking of selling your Tampa area home, it is important to have your home looking its best for showings. You only have one chance to make a great first impression with a home buyer, and of course the best way to make the best first impression is with great curb appeal. You have to be...
05/28/2011
I had buyers who came to town and they decided early on that they did not want any short sales or foreclosures. They did not want to wait months to get an approval for a short sale, finding out some day in the future whether they would get the home or not. They also had friends who purchased a fo...
05/17/2011
An article in the Wall Street Journal shows the massive issues foreclosures are having in the 23 states that require the foreclosure to go through the judicial process including Florida. There have been many other articles and stories on TV that have also discussed these issues. Due to the Robo-S...
05/04/2011
Although home sales in some parts of the country have been lethargic, the Tampa Real Estate Market has been taking off recently. In fact in March, sales in Hillsborough County were up 13.5% year over year, in Pinellas County up 13.2%, and up 20.6% in Pasco County. So is now the time to buy Tampa...
04/13/2011
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