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By Katrina Madewell, Tampa FL Homes for sale | Tampa Bay - (813) 777-1196
(Charles Rutenberg Rlty- More than 5,000 agents(813) 777-1196)
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Today I spent the day with a clients relocating to Tampa, FL more specifically the Land O Lakes area.  They had been to the Tampa bay area for vacation year after year, and loved it here in the Land O Lake area.  As the last month of their working career was coming to a close, they realized it wa...

By Rose & Joe LoCicero
(Prudential Tropical Realty)
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            If you’re selling your home, you have enough to think about without worrying that your home isn’t safe, or that your things may be stolen.           Yet, whether from open houses or scheduled showings, strangers are coming and going in your house all the time. By taking a few safeguar...

By Rose & Joe LoCicero
(Prudential Tropical Realty)
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           People downsize for a variety of reasons, from the “empty nest” syndrome to convenience or hardship. Here are a few things to consider as you contemplate moving to a smaller home. “Before any move, focus on how you want to live. People don’t think enough about why they’re moving,” said...

By Rose & Joe LoCicero
(Prudential Tropical Realty)
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          There’s nothing worse than finding a great home only to discover that it’s a money pit waiting to happen. Let’s face it, sellers won’t always disclose everything that’s wrong.           No house is ever as “perfect” as it may appear, and with an inspection and due diligence on the part ...

By Rose & Joe LoCicero
(Prudential Tropical Realty)
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          Today’s housing market makes it tougher to get the price for a home and, often, sellers can’t wait around while their homes are on the market. They may have a new job in a different location, may have already bought their next house or need to move to their new location so the kids can ...

By Rose & Joe LoCicero
(Prudential Tropical Realty)
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          Friends often share holidays, vacation together and are there for all the important moments in life. So, why not buy a home together?           An increasing number of consumers are considering joint ownership. Such as transaction makes sense, as it can help those who may not have been ...

By Rose & Joe LoCicero
(Prudential Tropical Realty)
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          There’s no denying that purchasing a home is one of the biggest thrills of your life, but it can also quickly become overwhelming. While the home you choose may appear to be the perfect house, hiding underneath the dream could be serious unknown defects that can make your investment a c...

By Rose & Joe LoCicero
(Prudential Tropical Realty)
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          It’s astonishing how many people believe they are the next Mario Batali and have taken to the kitchen in a serious way.           Ratings for cooking shows are at an all-time high as viewers are enamored with the idea of being culinary masters. Home sellers are upgrading to professional...

By Rose & Joe LoCicero
(Prudential Tropical Realty)
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          Spring is here and for those selling their home or getting ready to put their house on the market, there’s nothing quite as beneficial as doing a great “spring cleaning” job to not only make your home look great, but to get rid of some of that clutter that could distract someone coming ...

By Rose & Joe LoCicero
(Prudential Tropical Realty)
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            The last thing anyone wants to hear when they buy a house is that there’s a mold problem, but these sneaky little spores aren’t always easy to detect.           Mold is a fungus and although some molds are visible and even odorous, mold can also grow between walls, under floors and ce...

By Rose & Joe LoCicero
(Prudential Tropical Realty)
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          Turn on any financial news program and at some point you’ll hear the experts extolling the virtues of diversification. Real estate, even through the market downturn, has long been considered a conservative, long-term strategy to growing wealth. In fact, that very downturn has created a ...

By Rose & Joe LoCicero
(Prudential Tropical Realty)
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              The theory behind short sales seems simple enough: If a homeowner owes more money on a house than the house can sell for, and the homeowner is struggling to pay the mortgage, the lender will allow the house to be sold for less than is owed. For obvious reasons, lenders are not big ...

By Rose & Joe LoCicero
(Prudential Tropical Realty)
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          One of the most in-demand requests that real estate agents are getting from those looking for new homes concerns home theaters, or at least the space to add such a multi-media room.           With home-theater technology evolving and prices lowering over the last decade, the concept has...

By Rose & Joe LoCicero
(Prudential Tropical Realty)
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          Today’s home buyers are often thinking about a home’s technology advantages as much as they are its floorplan, square footage and location.           A recent survey by the Consumer Electronics Association of real estate agents showed that home-theater systems, home security systems, ho...

By Rose & Joe LoCicero
(Prudential Tropical Realty)
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         With winter weather gripping most of the country the fireplace takes on greater importance in the sale of a home. The National Association of REALTORS® recently conducted a survey that found nearly two-thirds of homebuyers had a fireplace on their wish list. The fireplace has become a co...

By Rose & Joe LoCicero
(Prudential Tropical Realty)
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          One of the great debates in real estate concerns the prospect of keeping a house on the market during the holiday season. Some argue that the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve is busy enough without the worry of buying a home, while proponents like the prospects since those s...

By Rose & Joe LoCicero
(Prudential Tropical Realty)
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Hollywood stars are not the only ones with homes in both California and New York. Farmers escape the Heartland for the sandy Floridian shores, too. Second home ownership has become an extremely popular trend in today’s real estate market. Why? Because demographics and technology are converging to...

By Rose & Joe LoCicero
(Prudential Tropical Realty)
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In the sales contract, the sellers of your new home agreed to leave the custom blinds, refrigerator, built-in entertainment system and those fine cabinets and workbench in the garage. But when you show up on moving day, all of those amenities are long gone. Moreover, the lock on the back door is ...

By Rose & Joe LoCicero
(Prudential Tropical Realty)
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          Buying a new home can be a huge, complex undertaking, especially when it’s your first time. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced real estate agent guiding you along the way.           In a survey conducted earlier this year by Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services (...

By Rose & Joe LoCicero
(Prudential Tropical Realty)
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          Tight lending guidelines have weighed on the U.S. housing market during its ongoing recovery. Most lending institutions during the past two years raised their credit score requirements to as high as 650, making it nearly impossible for many people to obtain a loan. Wells Fargo made it a...

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