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By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
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5 Best Tips for Winning a House Bidding War To compete in a bidding war, buyers of homes for sale in South Tampa area need to prepare financially for the home purchase. If you want to stand out from the rest of the competition, you also need to familiarize with property values and you must know what you really want. Here are some other tips on handling a bidding war:1. Know that you are in a bidding warOne sure way to win a bidding war is to fully realize that you are in one. It is important to know where you are shopping. If the area where you are buying is a hot market, chances are, there’s going to be a bidding war. Make careful observations and check how many people are at the open house. In addition to that, if you have already made an offer and your real estate agent tells you the...
By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
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6 Rules Every South Tampa Home Buyer Should Know If you are in the market for Palma Ceia homes for sale in South Tampa FL, be aware that there are some unwritten rules of conduct for buyers. These common courtesies may impact your purchase in a positive or negative way.Keep your buyer etiquette in check by following these six tips: 1. Don’t bring an entourageWhen touring Palma Ceia homes for sale in South Tampa FL, try to limit the number of people you will bring along.  Sometimes, too many opinions can be overwhelming and confusing. If possible, don’t bring your little ones when viewing a house. If you really have to, don’t let them wander anywhere. Aside from safety issues, it is also rude to let a kid run loose in someone else’s property. 2. Avoid excessive visitsOne to three visits ...
By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
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Top 6 Low Cost Kitchen Upgrades to Help Sell Your Home Faster If your kitchen looks lifeless and drab, you don’t have to spend a fortune to give it a fresh new look in order to impress buyers of South Tampa homes in Maryland Manor. All you need is a little time, effort and creativity to glam up the heart of your home. Here are some tips on how to turn your kitchen into a more stylish version of itself without breaking the bank:1. Give your cabinets a fresh coat of paintIf you do not have the budget for a complete overhaul, you can still give your kitchen a new look by simply using a fresh coat of paint. The right colors can breathe new life into your kitchen and attract buyers of South Tampa Maryland Manor real estate for sale. Aside from the typical black and white, citrus-like colors ...
By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
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7 Must Have Traits of a South Tampa Real Estate Agent Picking a real estate agent who specializes in Sunset Park homes for sale in South Tampa can be challenging. It is not just a business; it is also a personal relationship so you should make sure you’re getting into a good one. Here are 7 traits that you should be looking for when evaluating agents:1. Has Local KnowledgeIf you want to sell your home fast, you need to work with a real estate agent who has recent sales experience and success at selling South Tampa homes for sale in Sunset Park. Working with a beginner or someone who has never sold a home in your area may work to your disadvantage. If you want quick results, choose the best man or woman for the job. 2. Has connections and representationAgents who have connections and rep...
By Rick Frissell, aka "The Red Baron of Real Estate"
(HomeXpress Realty)
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Listings to Leads - eFlyers   2912 West Winthrop Road, Tampa, FL   Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure       Search All Homes For Sale   2912 West Winthrop Road Tampa, FL 33611   Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 2 full | List Price: $ Get Current Price | 1642 square feet     Make this beautiful South Tampa Home yours! Located just blocks from beautiful Bayshore! This turn key home looks small on the outside but you will be delightfully surprised of the spaciousness inside and the large backyard! This modernized home boasts dark hardwood floors throughout accented by the light cabinetry in the kitchen and bathrooms, stainless steel appliances, along with stunning light granite counter tops throughout, as well as modernized finishes throughout the home. Step into the OVER-SIZED...
By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
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Tampa Real Estate Market Report | December 2015 Welcome.  This report will recap market activity for 2015 and look ahead to 2016.  **** This report is brought to you by David and Mary Diaz at TampaTodayRealEstate.com.  Our goal is to provide you with accurate and objective thought relative to the current state of real estate for the Tampa Bay area.  We are not here to slant reality one way or the other, but rather "tell it like it is" and hope the reader appreciates it.  We welcome your thoughts and comments. Recap of 2015:  By most accounts, a very, very good year.  Sold volume up 8.86%, Median prices up 11.61%, and number of properties sold up 3.12%.  For more details see the the chart below:Other details can be found in this chart of changes from Nov. to Dec. 2015 and for year over y...
By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
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Top 4 Tips to Help You Buy and Sell Home Simultaneously The idea of selling your home can be daunting- all the more so if you are looking for homes in South Tampa to buy at the same time. The decisions you make along the way can save you or cost you many thousands of dollars. Here are four ways to successfully buy and sell a home at the same time.1. Research the market of South Tampa homes for saleAfter getting an idea of your home’s worth, you need to also do some research on the purchase side. As a buyer, you have to be clear with what you want and with your priorities. Be specific with your needs and understand what you will get for your money on the purchase side. This factor is important in determining how financing will work with the buy or sell. You also need to understand the ma...
By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
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8 Other Fees Involved in Buying South Tampa Homes for Sale When buying real estate in South Tampa, most home buyers tend to focus on how much the properties cost and what interest rate they can get in the loan. While these things are undoubtedly important, there are other fees that should be included in the computation. If you overlooked them, you might end up with financial difficulties.Read on for some of the most common fees involved when purchasing a home. 1. Property appraisal and inspection feesIf the South Tampa waterfront home for sale you are buying is not a newly built development, you may have to send a few hundred dollars for property appraisal and inspection fees. You need to have your new home properly evaluated by an appraiser and inspector. Doing so will help determine i...
By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
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Don’t Make These 5 Common Home Inspection Mistakes Finding your dream home among the various homes in South Tampa is a great experience. After your offer gets accepted by the seller, the next step is to have a home inspector who will determine if the home is in good shape. The home inspection is one of the most important steps that you can take to make sure that you are making a sound investment. It will also assure you that your new home us a safe place for your family.Read on to find out the biggest mistakes buyers make during the home inspection process. 1. Choosing the wrong inspectorWhen it comes to huge investment such as buying South Tampa area real estate for sale, you need the help of an experienced and trustworthy professional. You need an inspector who knows what he is doing ...
By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
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5 Ways to Make Your Home More Valuable to Buyers of Palma Ceia Homes In order to make your home stand out from the rest of Palma Ceia homes for sale in South Tampa FL, you need to start getting ready as soon as possible. In a competitive real estate market, buyers are attracted to homes that are fully functional and aesthetically attractive. To save time and money, it is better to focus on tasks that can boost your home’s value. Here are some steps that you can take to improve your property’s worth.1. Set up a home officeMany companies today offer telecommuting options of their employees in order to reduce costs and minimize carbon footprints. As such, having a home office has become more of a necessity than a luxury. Setting up a workspace will definitely add value to your home and inc...
By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
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6 Most Common Homes Staging Pitfalls That You Should Avoid If you want to create a positive first impression on buyers of South Tampa homes in Maryland Manor, make sure to stage your home right. If your property has been expertly staged, you will come up with beautiful photos for online listings and draw buyers in during showings. However, there are handful of common mistakes that can hamper the best home staging efforts. Read on to know which home staging pitfalls you should avoid. 1. Neglecting to stage storageOne home staging mistake that you should steer clear of is forgetting to stage storage. Potential buyers of South Tampa Maryland Manor real estate for sale will open every cupboard and inspect each floorboard when they view your property. If you want to make a positive first imp...
By Irvin Peña, Residential - Commercial - Investments
(Empire Network Realty)
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TAMPA DAY CARE CENTERS, NURSERY, MONTESSORI, CHILD CARE, PRE-SCHOOLS, INSTITUTES & EDUCATIONAL REAL ESTATE FOR SALE IN TAMPA FL PLEASE INQUIRE FOR CURRENT STATUS! Contact Irv The Realtor, Your Day Care Center, Nursery, Montessori, School, Institute & Educational Real Estate Specialist (407)272-8154 Irvin_RealEstate@yahoo.com Click Here To Search For Daycare Centers & Schools   PLEASE CALL FOR CURRENT & UPDATED INFORMATION ON WHAT IS AVAILABLE IN TAMPA, FL Our team specializes in schools & day cares for sale all throughout the Tampa, FL area. We assist new as well as exsisting organizations in the purschase or sale of educational real estate any size, any type. We have have experience with the following types of educational real estate: Pre-Schools, Day Cares, Childcare Centers, Private...
By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
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5 Tips to Prevent Closing Delays on Sunset Park Homes in South Tampa When you set a date to close on a Sunset Park home for sale in South Tampa, you'll want to make sure that the closing goes through on the agreed upon date. However, it can be very frustrating and disappointing when something unexpected happens and there is a delay in the close date. Here are some tips that should be followed during the process to avoid any closing delays.1. Make sure you have met all the conditions of your loanOne common cause of delay is a buyer who fails to line up homeowners insurance prior to closing. Remember that without it, you won’t be closing. Ensure that you have a homeowners insurance policy on your new real estate for sale in Sunset Park South Tampa prior to closing and notify your lender a...
By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
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Maryland Manor Home for Sale in Plant High School District in South Tampa FL | 4101 W Leona St Unique opportunity to call this tastefully updated pool home for sale in South Tampa FL your own. Great South Tampa location in outstanding neighborhood, this home has everything one would want. Start with a hard to find oversized lot large enough for a large two car detached garage in back of property leading to a private entry into the house. You will also have your own pad for RV or boat parking when needed. Once inside you will be seduced by an open split floor design for comfort, relaxation and easy flow. I addition to the main floor plan covering 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, there is a large flex space that can be used as 4th bedroom, office or den. As an added bonus, this home features an a...
By Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ
(ReMax Realtec Group)
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Market Trends and analysis for Country Place West, Tampa Florida, 33624, Carrollwood Village, Market in a Minute, CIS Score, Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 Country  Place West, just west of Carrollwood Village, is a community of approximately 675 homes constructed between 1981 and 1987. The homes vary in size from 1200 square feet to 1900 square feet.Located west of Carrollwood Village, with easy access to Veterans Expressway, Dale Maybry and Interstate 275, Country Place West have proven extremely attractive for those working downtown Tampa.  The Market In a Minute chart below exhibits trend trajectories that spell GOOD NEWS for current home owners. Of special note are: Average Sold Price (d) showing long enduring price improvement Average Sold Price Square Feet (g) follows the same tra...
By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
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3 Bedroom Home for Sale with a Pool in South Tampa FL | 4101 W Leona St Have you been looking for the perfect home which combines convenience, style, and comfort with an unbeatable price tag? If you are, then get ready to instantly fall in love with this home for sale with a pool in South Tampa FL.Built in 1946, this home has undergone extensive updates for the past 3 years. Enjoy the open split floor plan design, the outdoor pool, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, a 2 car garage, and more.Once you step inside, the warm and inviting ambience of the living room is framed by gorgeous bamboo floors and neutral colored paint on the walls which can perfectly accommodate your design style.For people who work at home or like taking work home, the house features a large flex space which you can use as an of...
By Irvin Peña, Residential - Commercial - Investments
(Empire Network Realty)
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Tampa Mosques & Religious Real Estate For Sale In Tampa, FL.  PLEASE INQUIRE FOR CURRENT STATUS! Contact Irv The Realtor, Your Mosque & Religious Real Estate Specialist (407)272-8154 ReligiousRealEstate@Gmail.com http://ChurchesForSaleFL.com/ PLEASE CALL FOR CURRENT & UPDATED INFORMATION ON WHAT IS AVAILABLE IN TAMPA, FL Are you looking looking to buy or sell a mosque or religious facility, land to build on or school property to continue building your ministry's vision? We can represent you in acquisition of any church sale, religious facility search, land to build on or school property in the U.S. We are Premier Mosque & Religious Real Estate Specialist in Tampa serving all religious groups, denominations & organizations with all real estate needs. Proper representation is paramount d...
By David Tipton, GRI, ePro, SRES, Real Estate Broker - Tampa
(Grady David Tipton Brokerage)
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How to Get More Without Compromise Typically, new home builders in the Tampa Bay area pay a commission of 3% to the real estate agent bringing the buyer to them that results in a sale. Traditional brokerage agents keep all of their commission and split it with their Broker and franchise. I'm an independant real estate broker who owes nothing to a large conglomerate. When you buy with David Tipton as your representative, I share a portion of my commission with you so you can get thousands of dollars back at Closing without sacrificing service. Why I Share 1% of my Real Estate CommissionTo be sure, this offer is not a popular with most if not all real estate agents working in the Tampa area. Offering rebates and incentives is one way that real estate brokers can compete for consumers’ bus...
By Mary Diaz, Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker
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5 Key Factors That Will Determine Your South Tampa Home's Value If you are seriously considering putting your South Tampa waterfront home for sale on the market, it is important to know your property’s market value. The value of your home can be affected by several factors. If you want to sell your home for the best price, you need to carefully consider how these factors can work to your advantage as a seller. Here are five things that determine your home’s worth.1. Your home’s age and conditionThe age and condition of your home can greatly influence its value. Usually, historic homes and new homes are more valuable than other South Tampa homes for sale built some time in the middle. Aside from that, a well-kept home that is move-in ready will typically sell for more.  2. Your home’s cu...
By Stephanie LeFew, Making Real Estate Easy for You-It's all about You
(Coldwell Banker, Tampa FL)
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A recent study shows that sellers tend to overestimate the value of their homes by about 8%.   In negotiating a contract, once buyer and seller agree upon a price, the next real hurdle is the appraisal.  Realtors finally exhale once that comes in since appraisals are so subjective.  What happens if an appraisal comes in lower than the contract price?   Well the buyer's mortgage company won't lend more on the property than what the appraisal says the home is worth.  There are basically three options - The seller could lower the price to mirror the appraisal, the buyer and seller can meet somewhere in the middle and the buyer could bring more money to the table, or the deal falls apart because the seller won’t budge on their price because they believe the house is worth more and darn it a...

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