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By Stephanie LeFew, Making Real Estate Easy for You-It's all about You
(Coldwell Banker, Tampa FL)
*See Tampa area Villas for Sale, in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, and Hernando Counties* - See Pictures & Virtual tours. Call for Realtor Assistance whether looking to buy or sell.  Need First Time Home Buyer Assistance?  Relocating to MacDill area? Please call Tampa Home Buy Realty for an experienced Realtor to Assist you.  We will work with you at your pace -- just starting to look? in a rush? We are here for you. *See Tampa Pool Homes for Sale* I would love to hear from you, Stephanie LeFew Tampa Home Buy Realty 813-624-3332 www.TampaHomeBuy.com All Our Services are FREE to Our Buyers Check our our Buyer Incentives    
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By Stephanie LeFew, Making Real Estate Easy for You-It's all about You
(Coldwell Banker, Tampa FL)
*See Tampa homes for sale where the owner has indicated that Owner Financing is Possible* (Hillsborough, Hernando, Pinellas, Pasco Counties) Please call Stephanie LeFew, Tampa Realtor, for questions. *Complete your own customized search by clicking here" Warmly, Stephanie LeFew, Tampa Realtor Tampa Home Buy Realty www.TampaHomeBuy.com 813-624-3332
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By Stephanie LeFew, Making Real Estate Easy for You-It's all about You
(Coldwell Banker, Tampa FL)
*See Lots for Sale in Tampa Bay - Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, & Hernando Counties* Call experienced Tampa Realtors for Assistance in your search for land for sale in Tampa Florida. All Our Services are FREE to Buyers.  Call for Details on our Buyer Incentive. *See Tampa Homes For Sale Here* Warmly, Stephanie LeFew, Tampa Realtor Tampa Home Buy Realty 813-624-3332  
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By April Weeks, Top Short Sale Expert
(Mcbride Kelly and Associates)
Today is the day to refer a friend! Real Estate is all about reputation and my reputation has proven to be honest and a out of the box thinker! I never give up on my clients and I will always work to get your deal done. After being in this business for a while you realize deals fall through about 10 times before they close. This can be anywhere froma minor hicup to a major melt down. I help soothe the situation and close! I have probably helped you or someone you know so now let me help your friens find their Dream Home. :)  
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  Tampa, FL -  City In The Mist Coming back from an African Violet Council Flower Show, last week, we used the Bayside bridge and to our east we could see (just barely) the Tampa skyline. Tampa is a spread-out city rather than a high-rise city so the skyline may not be an impressive as some cities. However, since this bridge didn’t exist 20 years ago when we drove down to Craig’s parents home every week and we had to take the long way around, I just love this view.   I never get tired of the bridge views anywhere on our peninsula state.   I think it's because of the water! (keep in mind, we were traveling at 55 miles an hour when I took this).   Recent Posts October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Andrea Bocelli at Tampa’s Times Forum Shayna is Patiently Waiting For Caturday Looking Fo...
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By David Tipton, GRI, ePro, SRES, Real Estate Broker - Tampa
(Grady David Tipton Brokerage)
What the Heck Is PickleBall? A Lively Racket Game for all Ages and Abilities PickleBall was created with one thing in mind: fun. The fast-moving sport, played on a small surface, provides plenty of aerobic exercise, stretching, friendly competition and opportunities for social engagement. It was designed to be easy to learn and play whether you’re five, eighty-five or somewhere in between. Court and Gear- PickleBall is traditionally played on a badminton-sized court with special Pickle Ball paddles, made of wood or high-tech aerospace materials. The ball used is similar to a wiffle ball, but slightly smaller. The lower net and wiffle ball allow the game to be accessible to people of all ages and abilities, while still allowing more competitive players to test their mettle. Rules of the ...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  Tampa, FL - Andrea Bocelli At Tampa Bay Times  Forum December 14, 2013 Ticket prices are $106.00 to $1,712. In case you’re wondering, the $1,712 tickets are in section Floor 2.  The concert is for one night only on December 14, 2013 at 8pm. To purchase tickets, click here. Probably best known for his duet with Celine Dion, The Prayer; Mr. Bocelli caused a classical “crossover” and increased the popularity of classical music. His single, Time to Say Goodbye, has sold over 12 million copies.   photo from Wikipedia   He had congenital glaucoma as a child, but the complete loss of sight occurred when he was accidentally hit on the head during a football game causing a brain hemorrhage.. But this didn’t stop that wonderful voice.   Seating Chart at Tampa Bay Times Forum.     1-800-282-8495...
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By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
There is No "Magic Number" in Retirement Planning What is the magic number? When will I get to the magic number? Is there even a magic number? What am I talking about? The amount of money you will need in order to retire comfortably. The truth is, I don't think there is one. I don't think there ever was one, despite the fact that many people thought there was.  Why can there never be one? Well, we are not fortune tellers. In order to have the magic number, we would need to know what will happen in the future. That is the only sure-fire we will have the magic number. We can plan and we can try to get the magic number, but the fact of the matter is, sometimes, it will never be enough. What used to be a good plan before, doesn't quite hold true anymore, especially if you didn't plan for th...
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By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
Why Are You Trying To Sell Me Something? I Just Had a Question. It's not uncommon that we have come across this at least once or twice in our careers. The fact of the matter is, whenever a potential client calls to make inquiries and we bombard them with sales pitches, we potentially loose out on their business. They don't want to be sold on anything, they just wanted some information. It's important to remember that while we are in the business of selling, we are consumers ourselves, and we don't like to be sold either. I think sometimes this slips some minds and every phone call they receive ends up begins and ends with a sales pitch. Not that there's anything wrong with selling your product or service, but there is also a time and place for everything. The consumer should be the one ...
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By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
Reverse Mortgages Offer Baby Boomers Retirement Security At the beginning of August, the Boston College's Center for Retirement Research-sponsored Washington Conference discussed "Retirement Security in Changing Times." During the conference, the value of reverse mortgages on retirement planning was also discussed, leading to some surprising findings, according to the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association. Many Americans who want to retire are postponing solely due to the burden of their mortgage payments. A reverse mortgage can help retiring Americans pay off their mortgage. If the heaviest burden on your retirement is mortgage, a reverse mortgage allows you to live mortgage-free for the rest of retirement and leaves an extra source of cash flow that can be stored in a line of ...
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By Pejman Mahmoudi, Pejman Mahmoudi
(McBride Kelly & Associates Realty)
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By April Weeks, Top Short Sale Expert
(Mcbride Kelly and Associates)
Cash is KING!! So I guess FL is King?!?! Seems like an easy assumption! lol Florida has led the nation last month in ALL-CASH home sales: 66%! Investor groups, international buyers, landlords and those in the market for vacation homes are fueling a cash-only market! This doesn't completely eliminate noncash buyers but it does require some extra negotiations. Its critical to find the right real estate to make it work!    
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By Brian Heckman, NMLS #229758 Equal Housing Lender
(Success Mortgage Partners, Inc. NMLS #130562)
      It's definitely school time for our kids. And it's our job to keep them interested in their studies as much as possible. Here's a cool place where Science befriends Fun. The Museum of Science and Industry Tampa, better known as MOSI, is the biggest scientific institution in the South. This 300,000 sq. ft. of science goodness, houses Florida's first and only IMAX Dome Theatre. In addition to that, they recently installed a new attraction called Kids in Charge!, which is the biggest children science centre in the country. Interested? I'm sure you are! Here are some of the Museum's cool features. Children in Charge!      It's been designed intuitively for children 12 year olds and below. This fun and safe haven focuses on our kid's creative thinking, imagination, and the importance ...
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By David Tipton, GRI, ePro, SRES, Real Estate Broker - Tampa
(Grady David Tipton Brokerage)
Smooth Relocating to Tampa Depends on Thoughtful Preparation    Most everyone with any relocating experience should recognize ‘the moment.’ No matter how much advance thought and elbow grease you’ve put in, that’s the moving day moment when everything seems to starts happening at once, and there’s literally no time left to attend to the stray details you’ve been meaning to take care of.…  It’s all but inevitable: the yellow pad that you’ve organized with all the Tampa contact information you need today more than any other day: why, it’s packed! and sealed! inside one of the cartons that’s already out there in the van! When you’re relocating from (or to) Tampa, the unplanned will always happen. Nevertheless, you can control the areas that have the most impact on how successful your move ...
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By April Weeks, Top Short Sale Expert
(Mcbride Kelly and Associates)
"How About Them Apples!" The real estate market has continued to leave the red and move into the green! Numbers are up! Statewide closed sales of single family homes totaled 21,238 in July, up 20.9% compared to a year ago. Closes are taking somewhere between 30-90 days. Even sale prices are continuing to increase , prices are up 18.7% from last year. If you or someone you kow is thinking about buying NOW truly is the time. Prices are only going to increase! Lets Run the numbers: Today a home costs: $300,000 Two Months that same House cost: $356,100 Six Months that same House cost: $422,690   WOWZERS!! This is crazy!!      561-906-9012
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By April Weeks, Top Short Sale Expert
(Mcbride Kelly and Associates)
  Social Media is all about getting people involved. A new campaign that I am adding to my social media is calling on my followers to submit a home selfie pic. As much as I can't stand it people love to post mirror selfie pics on social media. I'm looking to add a little twist and have people take a selfie pic that includes there favorite room in their home. It's just something silly but has been quite effective. I receieved a lot of pics the first day I posted my idea. Additionally the pics are hilarious so I think it will get more people talking!
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By Pejman Mahmoudi, Pejman Mahmoudi
(McBride Kelly & Associates Realty)
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By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
An Update on the Upcoming Reverse Mortgage Program Changes As changes to the reverse mortgage program continue, the specifics of the changes continue to trickle in. In the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association's Weekly Report, President and CEO Peter Bell, details various updates on the upcoming changes. In addition to the consolidation of the two existing reverse mortgage products--the Standard and Saver--into a new product, whose principal limit factor will fall somewhere between the two existing products, there will also be two new, "pricing options" for the new product: Borrowers who draw less than 60% of the Initial Principal Limit (not 60% of the appraised value) at the closing of the loan will pay a nominal upfront Mortgage Insurance Premium, similar but not exactly like,...
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By April Weeks, Top Short Sale Expert
(Mcbride Kelly and Associates)
Facebook seems to be a sea of selfie pictures! I mean who doesn't love to take a picture of themselves in the mirror and then post it for everyone to see?!? lol Seriously people we need more of these candid nonchalant shots! I had an idea today.. I want people to send me a home selfie! What I mean by this is that I want selfie shots but intead of in front of a mirror I want you in your favorite room of your house! I love my Viking kitchen so here is my home selfie pic!! lol LETS SELFIE ON!!!!!  CLICK MY SELFIE TO BE REDIRECTED TO MY FB PAGE
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