Spring Hill, FL Real Estate News

Fannie Mae has been instituting new guidelines, which will affect the loan origination process. According to policies set forth in the Fannie Mae Loan Quality Initiative (LQI), Lenders are responsible for identifying and disclosing any new debts borrowers may have incurred just before closing, checking related parties against exclusionary lists, and validating Social Security numbers (SSN) throughout the origination process.   "Lenders must determine that all debts of the borrower incurred or closed up to and concurrent with the closing of the subject mortgage are disclosed on the final loan application and included in the qualification for the subject mortgage loan..."    "...Fannie Mae's updated policy requires that lenders determine that the borrower has not established additional de...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Just Sold:  Home in Spring Hill, Florida 3/2/2 Spring Hill home built in 1989 with 1947 living square foot and a total of 2986 square foot under roof on a third of an acre, corner lot.  Located in a quiet residential neighborhood in the middle of Spring Hill, Florida, this home has much to offer featuring a large enclosed lanai with vinyl windows and a summer kitchen. The interior has a formal dining room, living room, as well as family room.  Master bath has separate shower and garden tub, both bathrooms come with double vanities and corian countertops.  This home has settlement issues.    Standard Sale! Listed at $65,000, with only two days from listing to contract, this Spring Hill home sold for $60,000 Cash after a total of 36 days to allow sufficient time for seller to move.     Wh...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Just Sold:  Home in Spring Hill, Florida This home was offered as a foreclosure property looking for new owners to bring it back to life.  Deceiving from the outside, this Spring Hill home is a spacious home with three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, living and dining rooms, den with fire place, and a master bath with double vanities, garden tub and separate shower.  Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, this Spring Hill home was built in 1979 and had been thoroughly updated by previous owners.  My buyers were first time homebuyers who were able to take advantage of the first time homebuyer tax credit as well as favorable pricing of a foreclosure property. Sales Price:  $68,900  Financing:  100% with a USDA Loan Built:  1979    Living SF:  1754   Total SF:  2253   Original List Price:  $79,...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Just Sold:  Home in Timber Pines 55+ Golf Course Community, Spring Hill, Florida Two bedrooms, two baths, formal living and dining rooms, spacious family room, and a great enclosed lanai inviting the outdoors in!  This well maintained home in the Timber Pines Golf and Country Club Community in Spring Hill, Florida, just sold for $114,500 Cash. Built:  1983    Living SF:  1744   Total SF:  2805   List Price at time of Sale:   $119,900 While this home has found a happy new owner, there are still many good homes for sale in the Timber Pines Golf and Country Club community and other golf course communities in the Spring Hill, Florida, area that are offered at competitive prices. Whether you are interested in golf course living, foreclosure properties, or short sale opportunities, please con...
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 WASHINGTON, DC, an amendment put forth by Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar to the Wall Street reform bill passed the Senate by a vote of 63-36.  The amendment will protect homeowners by prohibiting mortgage lenders and loan originators from receiving hidden payments when they steer homeowners into high-cost loans and will create strong underwriting standards to ensure borrowers have the ability to repay their loans. "Deceptive mortgage practices like hidden steering payments directly led to the Wall Street meltdown and resulted in millions of families losing their homes," said Merkley.  "We took a huge stride forward today in the fight to restore fairness for homeowners and strengthen the financial foundations of our families.  I look forward to seeing th...
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The new NMLS system is supposed to standardize the mortgage licensing process into a National Registry and database system. While we all agree that financial reform is a much needed thing, sometimes the implementation of these things can cause much controversy. For industry professionals who have tried to hang on, and make it through one of the worst financial and real estate crashes in our history the NMLS and S.A.F.E act standards are causing much concern. As I write this, Florida is set to come on line with the NMLS on Oct 1st, the deadline to register and complete the course and testing process is Dec 31st. All originators, including brokers who are already licensed are required to complete this process by then. Florida is one of the last remaining states who is not already online, ...
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By Roy & Gail Barnhart & McKay, Barnhart & McKay Home Selling Team
(Barnhart & McKay Realty Advisors)
Another BANK OWNED HOME SOLD by Roy Barnhart & Gail McKay Florida Luxury Realty Spring Hill Subdivision 10340 Musa Rd Spring Hill, FL. 34608 Bank Owned Homes SOLD by Roy Barnhart & Gail McKay Florida Luxury Realty Subdivision: Spring Hill Unit 15 10340 Musa Rd Spring Hill, FL. 34608 2/1/2 Bank Owned Sale Date: 04/30/2010 Sale Price: $35,500 This Bank Owned Home needed a little TLC, but was a great deal for a savvy Investor. This handy man special home featured cathedral ceilings, an updated roof, and a huge privacy fenced yard. The home needed paint, carpet, tile work in the bathroom, and appliances. This Bank Owned Home was located in Spring Hill Unit 15 Subdivision and was one of the smallest homes in a community of larger homes. It was in close proximity to Springstead High school an...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Brain Bowl - Not what you might think! The Rotary Club of Spring Hill, Florida, held it's 18th Annual Middle School Brain Bowl today at the Explorer Middle School in Spring Hill.  This is an annual event with teams of students participating from the middle schools in the County.  Explorer Middle School was last years winner and hosted the event.  This year, six teams competed in five games and a final to determine the winning team. These kids are smart!  The brain bowl essentially is a contest of knowledge in quiz format.  Questions come from the sciences, mathematics, English language, history, and anthropology.  To feed the brain, students, parents, and spectators were treated to pizza before the final game.  There were awards for first and second place, all others were recognized as ...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Tropic Shores Realty has moved to a new location in Spring Hill, Florida Tropic Shores Realty has moved to a new location in Spring Hill at 3441 Deltona Blvd.  The old and familiar location at Spring Hill Drive that had served us well for several years, was starting to bust out of its seams with a growing number of agents, staff, as well as mortgage and title services. The new building at 3441 Deltona Blvd is modern and spacious and will accommodate our needs for many years to come.  Tropic Title services has it's own wing with offices for closing agents and a beautiful conference room.   Our mortgage department, DLG Direct Lending Group also has new surroundings to serve your lending needs. With Tropic Shores Realty, Tropic Title, and DLG Direct Lending Group all under one roof you wil...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Spring Hill Florida Golf Course Homes for Sale - High Point Senior Golf CommunityHome buyers looking for a Florida Golf Course Home that provides all the golfing fun and is easy on the budget should look for golf course homes for sale in the High Point Senior Golf Community in Spring Hill, Florida.  The High Point Golf Community is a gated manufactured home community located just off Hwy 50 in Spring Hill.  The tower at the entrance to the community is an easy recognized landmark.  The American Legions building is located here as well and enjoys great popularity.  High Point consists of approximately 1600 manufactured homes situated around a winding 18-hole 72 par golf course. The High Point Golf Community is an age and deed restricted community.  Whether you are looking for a permanent...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Spring Hill Florida Golf Course Homes for Sale - Country Club Living in the Seven Hills Golfers Club CommunitySpring Hill Florida Golf Course Homes for Sale are available in several Seven Hills neighborhoods that include The Reserve, The Links, The Greens, The Gardens, and The Estates.  If you are looking for a home with golf course amenities right in your backyard and Florida country club living without the expense, consider a home in the Seven Hills Golfers Club Community. The Seven Hills community was conceived in the mid 1980s as a community that combines quality Florida homes with a recreational lifestyle.  Construction continued until just recently and today, the Seven Hills neighborhoods combined contain approximately 2600 homes with a few vacant lots remaining.  Many homes for s...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Spring Hill Florida Golf Course Homes for Sale - Silverthorn Country Club CommunityThe Silverthorn Country Club Community is one of Spring Hill golf course communities offering an upscale yet relaxed lifestyle.  Described as a "classic blend of Southern charm and golfing tradition", Silverthorn Country Club offers a range of homes for sale that will suit every taste.  Entering the Silverthorn Country Club Community you are welcomed by tree-lined streets and the view of the beautiful club house.  The club house at Silverthorn operates a full service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and is ideally suited for dining, sharing a drink after a golf game, and also can accommodate large events such as weddings and banquets. The views across the Silverthorn golf course are spectacu...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  This home is no longer available. To see available homes, go to www.toniweidman.com Spring Hill-Seven Hills-1315 Overland Dr. This is a great family home - 3 Bedroom/2 Bath home with a 14x28 screen-enclosed pool. The Great room has a wood-burning fireplace, cathedral ceilings, ceramic tile floor, and sliders to the pool area. The kitchen is open to the great room, has a separate breakfast room, and a glass-top stove. There's also a formal dining room, large master suite with a whirlpool tub, separate shower, ceramic tile floors, huge walk-in closet. But you have to see the pool area. A large covered area for the sun-shy, and a refreshing pool. Listed at $125,000. Over 1800 sq.ft. To see more info and photos: click here.  
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Under fire to do more to stop the foreclosure crisis, the Obama administration announced new mortgage modification steps on Friday to help the unemployed and those who are "underwater" with a bigger loan than their home is worth. For eligible unemployed borrowers, the effort would require loan servicers to reduce monthly mortgage payments to 31% or less of income -- or even suspend them entirely, an administration official said. The forbearance assistance would last up to six months, after which the borrower would be evaluated for a loan modification. An administration official declined to comment whether interest or fees would be charged during the forbearance period. Also, the initiative requires servicers to consider writing down mortgage balances when evaluating borrowers for the pr...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Spring Hill Florida Golf Course Homes for Sale - Timber Pines Country Club Community offers Florida Living and Active Retirement The Timber Pines Country Club Community is a 55+ community offering the best in active Florida living. Centrally located in Spring Hill, Florida, the Timber Pines Country Club community was developed by US Homes in the mid 80's through the late 90's.  The community contains approximately 3500 homes on 1400 acres.  Timber Pines is a fully resident owned community to include the community infrastructure such as roads, golf courses, and community facilities.   Visitors driving through the Timber Pines Country Club community notice the tranquility of the community with its mature trees, stands of pines, natural areas, scenic golf courses, and many ponds and lakes ...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Spring Hill Florida Golf Course Homes for Sale - The Oak Hills Country Club CommunityThe Oak Hills Country Club Community is one of the best kept secrets in golf course communities in the Spring Hill Florida area.  Homes in the Oak Hills Country Club Community are situated alongside wide and rolling fairways with ample buffer zones between properties and golf course areas.  Developed in the early 1980s, the Oak Hills Country Club Community is centrally located in Spring Hill, Florida.   Residents have convenient access to major roadways, shopping, medical facilities, schools, beaches, parks and other area amenities.  Yet this Spring Hill golf course community is tucked away from unsuspecting eyes and shielded from major throughways providing a private ambiance for its residents.  The Oa...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
February 2010 Real Estate Market Report: Timber Pines, Spring Hill, Florida Inventory of Homes for sale in Timber Pines, Spring Hill, Florida decreased since last month.  There are currently 50 maintenance-free villas and 82 single family homes available for sale in the Timber Pines Country Club community.   Five properties are offered for sale as short sale opportunities, there are no REO/foreclosure properties offered for sale in the Timber Pines community.  The number of homes sold in February 2010 in the Timber Pines community continued to be low.  However, the number of homes under contract has once again increased in Timber Pines.  A total of 29 properties are currently under contract, 24 of these are pending, and only five of these are with contingenies. Actively Listed Homes for...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Green Cars Free! My favorite carwash, the "Three Minute Carwash" on Commercial Way in Spring Hill, Florida, has a special St. Patrick's Day promotion for all owners of green cars.  Whether you've never had your car washed there or are a repeat customer, if you own a green car, you can get it washed free today!  My car is not green but I like the place because I can get my car cleaned quickly and efficiently and even vaccuum through it using their high powered vaccuums without having to pay extra.  If you haven't done so, try it and happy St. Patrick's Day!  
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Don't Forget:  Spring Forward! It's time again to change our clocks to Spring Forward! This Sunday at 2 AM in the morning, most of the states in the US change to daylight saving time. And while you are going about changing all the clocks in the house, go ahead and change the batteries in your smoke alarms as well! Have a great weekend!    
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Recently Sold:  Short Sale Home near The Heather, Weeki Wachee, Florida This home just found its new family with my help.  Once loved and well cared for, it was falling in a bit of disarray needing some TLC but luckily, the new owners recognized its great potential and this home successfully sold as a short sale.    List Price:  $147,000           Sold Price:  $125,000  FHA Financing 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 2 Car Garage, Living Room, Family Room, Dining Room, Inground Pool Living:  2908 sq ft     Total:  3956 sq ft Lot size:  .32 acre Country Living just behind The Heather, a golf course community.  If you are looking for short sale and foreclosure homes for sale in the Weeki Wachee, Spring Hill, and Hernando Beach Florida areas, please contact me! For more information about this home or ...
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