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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
8 Smashing Ways To Stage Your South Tampa Waterfront Home For Sale   Discover these 8 easy and cost effective ways of staging your home! Proper staging has been a proven method to increase the selling price and decrease the selling time of a home. You will be surprised to see more interested buyers to check out your South Tampa real estate for sale after staging! This will really be worth your time and effort. 1. Declutter and start sorting things you will keep and you can give away.  Start with books, old clothes and knickknacks you haven’t been using. Get rid of expired food in the cupboards and counters.   2. Keep treasured ornaments and decors that you love and replace them with other interesting pieces that will go with the house when you sell it. This avoids a home buyer to think ...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
Tampa Real Estate Market Update for September 2014   September's numbers for real estate activity across Hillsborough County went pretty much as anticipated, with most areas demonstrating the anticipated year end market slow down, so we will not post graph depicting it.  Instead we have some charts below that will show you just how cyclical real estate is within a year's time.  These cycles are evident in short term charts as well a long term charts where a full cycle will run somewhere around 17 years.  This chart below depicts sale activity over a 5 year period.  Year after year the market bottoms around December/January, only to pick up and accelerate into Summer, meanders a bit and then slows down into year end.  This pattern has been repeating year after year.  Until this trend cha...
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By David Tipton, GRI, ePro, SRES, Real Estate Broker - Tampa
(Grady David Tipton Brokerage)
Valencia Lakes Marsala Model The Marsala Model is by GL Homes at Valencia Lakes a popular Active Adult 55+ Community SE of Tampa. For more information on this model or for a private tour of the model and the Valencia Lakes Community, give us a call or send an email. Don’t forget, Tampa New Home buyers, get a cash rebate of 1% of their new home price at closing!! Ask me for the details.
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
6 Great Reasons Why You Should Choose To Live in South Tampa   Living in South Tampa is more than just owning a waterfront home. Residents take pride in owning a home in this area because of the great neighborhoods, interesting places and events that happen throughout the year. These are some of the reasons why you should consider moving to South Tampa and start checking out the latest listings of South Tampa real estate for sale. 1. Weather. The weather in this side of the country is often perfect.  You can’t help but feel like you’re on vacation the entire year. The moderate climate always sets the mood for the beach which is never too far away.   2. Location. Anywhere in South Tampa seem to be a perfect location for a home. This area is large enough that you’ll find great businesses ...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
South Tampa FL Home On A Wide Fenced Lot For Sale | 3901 Iowa Avenue   This beautiful one-story South Tampa FL home for sale is a great choice for your next home! Located on a large fenced lot within a quiet neighborhood, this home is the best venue for a relaxing and peaceful living in South Tampa FL. The large lot allows for expansion and the home’s great floor plan allows ease for redesigning in the future. South Tampa FL is a wonderful place to start a new home. This area is always bustling with interesting activities and offers great venues for both outdoor and indoor events. It is located on the Interbay Peninsula. It is just a few minutes away from the City of Tampa where you can find several wonderful attractions including Channelside District and Florida Aquarium. Enjoy a warm,...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
Reduced Price! South Tampa Home with Easy Access to MacDill AFB | 3901 Iowa Avenue   Price reduced! Experience peaceful living in this one-story South Tampa home for sale. This spacious and fenced property is located in a quiet neighborhood and gives you the needed privacy. Enjoy the view of trees and matured landscaping on its wide backyard with open balcony. It is easy to love this home once you enter the front door and see its gleaming terrazzo floors and bright rooms with new windows.  The kitchen is fully functional and has all the basic appliances you need. Delight in doing fun activities in the family room’s flexible space and take pleasure in an undisturbed and restful sleep every night in the cozy master bedroom. Enjoy the freedom of space! Make this beautiful South Tampa FL h...
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By Five Stars Mortgage
VA Home Loans have helped thousands of Florida veterans and service members achieve the dream of homeownership. This is especially true in the Tampa / Hillsborough County area.  One thing many borrowers don’t know is the VA Loan is not a loan made directly by the federal government or the Veteran’s Administration. It is actually a loan made by approved Florida VA mortgage lenders that is guaranteed by the federal government. After a qualified applicant finds a house and makes arrangements for the loan through their lender, the property is appraised by the Veterans Administration to ensure that it is safe and a good value. If the house passes the inspection, the VA agrees to guarantee the lender against loss of principal should the buyer default. The maximum VA Loan amount varies dependi...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
5 Must-Dos When Working With A Contractor For Your South Tampa Home   Having a contractor do needed repairs on your new home will prove to be a wise choice especially if the repairs have to do with your foundation or wiring. The benefits of getting a contractor will be worth the extra money you have to spend to achieve a safe and problem-free home. While you are still choosing among homes for sale in South Tampa area, keep in mind the extra money you may need if you need to hire a contractor.    Check out www.TampaTodayRealEstate.com for South Tampa real estate for sale. Working with a contractor should be hassle-free and should get the needed repairs done sooner than when doing it by yourself. Start by following these 5 tips:   1. Put your agreement and conditions in writing. Include t...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
How to Negotiate the Best Price When Buying A South Tampa Home When you’ve finally found the property you want to buy, make an offer to the seller with a written contract called the purchase contract. Your agent will assist you in doing this correctly before handing it to the seller’s agent. If the seller rejects your offer, try to negotiate your way into an offer that the seller will accept. More often than not, sellers of South Tampa waterfront homes for sale will be willing to negotiate. Here are some very helpful negotiating techniques: 1. Gather information on the seller’s motivation for selling. Know if they are in a hurry to leave the property. They might be very discreet as to why they are selling but their response to your initial offer will give you a hint. If the seller does ...
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By Sherry Laursen, MAKING YOUR REAL ESTATE DREAMS A REALITY
(Remax Premier Group)
Active & Sold Reports for Arbor Greene in New Tampa for September 2014   Arbor Greene in New Tampa Homes for Sale have seen steady price improvement month to month as well as year to year as inventory levels remain steady. The Numbers Month to Month and Year to Year The average sales price forArbor Greene in New Tampa Homes for Sale was $300,435 in September 2014 compared to $268,482 during August 2014 and $247,833September 2013. The number of Arbor Greene in New Tampa Homes for Sale that sold was 5 in September 2014 vs 7 in August 2014 and 9 that sold September 2013. There are 13 Arbor Greene in New Tampa Homes for Sale that are in contract which represents 32% of the overall available inventory of 40 homes. A few highlights of the current Arbor Greene in New Tampa Homes for Sale are ...
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
How to Properly Care for Your South Tampa Waterfront Home For Sale   If you have a home for sale in the South Tampa area, you know that it can be a challenge to maintain a waterfront home due to the elements and the salt in the air from the saltwater. Most sellers focus on cleaning and staging their homes for sale but overlook their home’s exterior, which is critical since potential buyers form their first impression based on the home’s exterior and curb appeal.   Even if you have staged your South Tampa waterfront home for sale, your efforts may be wasted if buyers get turned off by the chipped paint of your home’s exterior and may not want to step inside the home.   Here are a few tips on how to properly care for your South Tampa waterfront home for sale’s exterior to attract more buy...
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By Torey Eisenman, Realtor Luxury Marketing Orlando Real Estate
(Benchmark Real Estate Group, Inc.)
  Tampa FL Home For Sale - 8309 E Elmer St     Home Photos Local Schools             Torey Eisenman Benchmark Real Estate Group, Inc 321-422-4729 Questions?Schedule a Showing! Licensed In:Florida License #:BK0544770       8309 East Elmer Street Tampa, FL 33604 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms : 3 ( 2 full, 1 half ) List Price: $82,000 Living Area Approx : 1314         Rented investment property, updated and well maintained. Don’t miss out on your perfect investment opportunity. This property will not last long. Call Torey Eisenman at 321 422 4729 to schedule a showing today!       Schedule a Showing/Request Info Search the MLS for Available Homes Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth? Realty By Benchmark             L2L
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
How to Get the Most Out of Your South Tampa Waterfront Home for Sale   We love great deals. We love the word “SALE” and we feel proud when we get a product at half its price after serious haggling. In the real estate market, buyers haggle too and sellers would like to get the most out of selling their homes. Your real estate agent can help you determine a great price for your South Tampa waterfront home for sale. Accurate and up to date information about the market can easily be produced by a seasoned agent. Read the following tips on how to buy or sell a home at a great price. 1.   Ask your agent to help you price your home.  An experienced agent will know a home’s price with just a glance. Discuss with your agent how much you expect your home to be sold for or how much you are willing...
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By Melvin List, Purchase Specialist
(www.FLBestRate.com)
FHA 203(k) Program   Our FHA 203(k) Renovation Program (FULL and STREAMLINE) allows for a qualified owner-occupied buyer to purchase or refinance a 1-4 family home in “As-Is” condition.  The program lends purchase money and repair money in one mortgage, allowing a buyer to close “As-Is”.  The repairs are then completed after closing.    ·         As Bank Owned Properties, Short Sales Properties and Distressed Properties are over 80% of the market, the program is the fastest growing mortgage product in the country! Many sellers do not have funds to repair or maintain the homes they are selling (Roof, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Flooring, Appliances, Painting, Landscaping and much More!).   ·         Any owner-occupied buyer is eligible provided they have a 640 credit score, no late payme...
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By Mindy Sylvester, Naples Fl Real Estate
(MVP Realty)
Search Schooner Cove Tampa Florida homes for sale, including real estate, property, foreclosures, and short sales. MVP Realty is your Schooner Cove Tampa Florida Home Selling Specialist.   FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOONER COVE TAMPA FLORIDA: MVP REALTY Phone:  239-963-4499 http://SchoonerCoveTampaFL.com  
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By Mindy Sylvester, Naples Fl Real Estate
(MVP Realty)
Search Hyde Park Tampa Florida homes for sale, including real estate, property, foreclosures, and short sales. MVP Realty is your Hyde Park Tampa Florida Home Selling Specialist.   FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HYDE PARK TAMPA FLORIDA: MVP REALTY Phone:  239-963-4499 http://HydeParkTampaFlorida.com  
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By Mindy Sylvester, Naples Fl Real Estate
(MVP Realty)
Search Palma Ciea Tampa Florida homes for sale, including real estate, property, foreclosures, and short sales. MVP Realty is your Palma Ciea Tampa Florida Home Selling Specialist.   FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PALMA CIEA TAMPA FLORIDA: MVP REALTY Phone:  239-963-4499 http://PalmaCieaTampaFlorida.com  
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By Mindy Sylvester, Naples Fl Real Estate
(MVP Realty)
Search Westchase Tampa Florida homes for sale, including real estate, property, foreclosures, and short sales. MVP Realty is your Westchase Tampa Florida Home Selling Specialist.   FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WESTCHASE TAMPA FLORIDA: MVP REALTY Phone:  239-963-4499 `http://WestchaseTampaFL.com  
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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
Top 8 Tips To Make Your South Tampa Home Safe And Healthy   We often say “There is no place like home” and yet our homes can be unexpectedly dangerous places with the possibility of either environmental hazards or safety issues. Our homes may contain harmful chemicals such as lead-based paint, radon, molds, formaldehyde or similar substances that can cause health problems. Homes may also have safety hazards such as unstable stairs, creaky floors and pools that may cause unwanted injuries and accidents. It is very important to check the health and safety of our homes before they are listed. If you are a first time home buyer, it is strongly recommended that you get a home inspection when considering homes for sale in South Tampa area. You can also visit my website at www.TampaTodayRealEs...
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Top 7 Colors For Your South Tampa Home’s Front Door to Attract Buyers   You already know that improving your home’s curb appeal before putting it up for sale in the real estate listings in South Tampa may increase the chances of selling it faster. You may start this project by choosing a great color for your front door then design and create around this focal point. It will be much easier to decide which plants and flowers to put or what else to do in your home’s yard if you decide first what your front door color is. Choose from these top choices for front door color:   1. Red. A red door says “welcome”. In earlier times, homes with red doors were picked by weary travelers to spend the night because they knew that they would be allowed and welcomed in that home. In Scotland, a red door...
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