Month: January 2008

Ways to Improve Home Appeal

In these times when national figures for homes sales are on the decline, home sellers need all the help they need to unload the property they have put on the market. Apart from selecting the most suitable real estate agent who meets most, if not all, of the seller’s expectations, there are also several ways to encourage the sale of…

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How Celebrities Choose their Homes

Underneath their glitz and glamour, celebrities are just like any of us, they want to live in a perfect home with a great location. But they do not live like the average person because they can afford more than what many other people can. So they tend to live places like the Aspen slopes, the Malibu beaches, and the Miami…

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Why Buy Bank Owned Properties?

Banks are not in the business to hold an inventory of homes. They want to get rid of these homes yesterday. This presents a great opportunity for first time home buyers and investors because most of these homes are around 20% below market. Once the bank own the property they will handle eviction if any, some repairs, pay past HOA…

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Why Use Feng Shui?

The art relating to feng shui is used all over the world the only difference is that it is referred to by different names. For example if you look at the European style relating to feng shui it is more or less the same and is used very much by its architects to make correct facing and shaping as well…

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Feng Shui Real Estate: Tips to Keep Your House Balanced

Here’s a brief background on the Origins of Feng Shui A home with good feng shui is not that difficult to have. Feng shui principles should already be taken into consideration because the construction of the house starts, that way, you will be able to know where to place the doors, the bathrooms, and the bedrooms properly. However, if you…

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Florida “Super Homestead” Exemption

Florida Legislatures have ended a nine day special session aimed at revamping and changing the current tax laws for Florida residents. In merely three days, Legislatures managed to pass three special bills concentrated on making taxes less straining for homeowners in Florida. The three bills are aimed at cutting taxes for Floridians who own homes. According to the bills passed,…

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Insight Into Tampa Real Estate In 2008

In order to understand what the year 2008 holds for Tampa Bay real estate, we’ll have to understand the December stats. According to the current data, December 2007 witnessed sales of 435 Tampa residential homes as compared to 974 for the same month previous year. This indicates a 50% decline in sales on a year-over-year basis. Yes, there really isn’t…

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GREEN HOMES: Living with Nature

Mention green homes and chances are average home buyers may get that glassy look of incomprehension in their eyes. But green homes, or environmentally sustainable dwellings, are not just some kind of fad in real estate that will go away in time. As more and more people and organizations become environmentally conscious and responsible, the construction of environmentally-friendly houses and…

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Home Selling Tips

Every Realtor knows that a polished home is more like to attract buyers. When a house is market-ready inside and out, it is more likely to sell quickly and to the highest of bidders. Buyers also are more prone to purchase a home that seems to have been kept up, since the logical assumption is that even aspects of upkeep…

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Tampa4u’s Tiffany King: Following Her Dreams

A beautiful smile, beautiful poise, all showcasing Central Florida’s most beautiful homes: What more could you want from your Realtor? To be sure, Realtor Tiffany Catherine King has all that–and more. She is, after all, Mrs. Hillsborough County, having recently represented her county at the November 17 Mrs. Florida Scholarship Pageant. “The idea of participating in the Mrs. Florida Scholarship…

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Happy 2008 – this year is 4U

Happy New Year to all:) Just want to leave you this short note to welcome you to 2008. It will BE A GREAT YEAR 4U! Real estate wise, it will be pretty much the same. The reality of the matter is… simple economics dictate: if the supply is high and the demand is low, prices will fall. The Tampa real…

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