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As discussed in my previous blog, buyers were not represented very well prior to the 1990's The Real Estate Commission decided that buyers need representation too, so they came up with a disclosure that told the buyer that Realtors represented the seller and the agent working with the buyer, also...
11/09/2010
In an effort to explain to the consumer the different forms of representation in Florida, I decided to do a series on the most common types. Let' start with how it was in the old days. When I got into the Real Estate business in 1991, Realtors where hired by a Seller to sell their home, when a bu...
11/09/2010
There are many available options for the savvy home buyer in the Tampa Bay area, Short Sales are an opportunity that some just can;t pass up, and Owner occupied homes are selling much more closely to the local average price as seller are beginning to realize, that prices are not going up anytime ...
11/08/2010
Sort sales have become a significant force in the Real Estate market throughout the country, Tampa Bay is moving in that same direction. With high unemployment, many are falling behind with mortgage payments and don't really know what to do. A short sale may be your solution. All you need to do i...
11/08/2010
Just to expand on my earlier Blog, Mold is a major problem in subtropical areas. Any water leak even the smallest one is enough to cause a major outbreak. Though not  the buzzword item of a few years ago, mold can be hazardous to your health, and for some even deadly. If your Home Inspector finds...
11/05/2010
Getting a home inspection is a very important aspect of a home purchase wherever you are located. But in the balmy subtropical climate of Tampa Bay, different items become more important than in cold northern climates. Having the the right sized air conditioning unit is very important, to small o...
11/05/2010
As all the agents know, they depend a lot on their managing Broker, I work with Brian McBride, he has helped me more with the technical side of Real Estate Marketing, than anyone in my career, which by the way, is entering my third decade. The reason I am blogging is because he took the time to e...
11/04/2010
Many people do not know that USDA has a government loan program. Yes this is the same department that inspects your meat and milk, but this segment is run by a very "on the ball"group of savvy financial people. As with most government programs, there are qualification requirements to be met, the ...
11/04/2010
In the Tampa Bay area, there are condos available in every shape and size, and every price range. You may even say there is an over abundance of condos, Why? Because you can't get financing for condos, sure you can put down 30, 40, or even 50%, but otherwise you just can't seem to find a lender f...
11/03/2010
In a time when the Underwriter says "No" has become the norm, a safe, haven for veterans across the land is the VA Home Loan.The limits are up and the interest rates down, you still need no down payment and the seller can pay your closing costs. The VA will also assist you if you get in trouble a...
11/03/2010
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