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The Place at Channelside

The reopening of condo unit sales at The Place at Channelside is your opportunity to own your place in the Channel District! Close to downtown and Water Street! The Place at Channelside sits on the whole block bounded by Channelside Drive, E Whiting, 12th and E Washington Streets. It consists of two eight-floor buildings which flank a lower building in…

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Welcome to our new office! Near Top Tampa AttractionsSticky

Yes, welcome to our new office!   We’re here at 228 North 11th Street, Suite 9, in the Channelside area, close to top Tampa attractions like the Florida Aquarium and Tampa Bay History Center and many exciting developments from two groundbreaking multi-billion projects, Water Street Tampa and Port Tampa Bay.  There’s the soon-to-open waterfront destination Sparkman Wharf, which will replace the Channelside…

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Interesting Tampa Bay News

In this great post to read you should find seven interesting news items that are giving a boost to the Tampa Bay real estate market! 1. The first Crystal Lagoon in the US will open in 2018 in the Epperson Ranch community in Wesley Chapel. Crystal Lagoon is a 7.5-acre man-made lagoon that contains 16 million gallons of purified water…

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Popular Tampa Communities for MacDill AFB Off-Base Housing

Are you looking for MacDill AFB off-base housing? Let us help you find the Tampa home that you want for you and your family. Whether your priority is less travel to the base, good schools for your children, recreational facilities or community amenities, we can find the home that match your criteria. We can help you find your home in…

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Builders Fulfill Homebuyers’ Desire for Large Open-Floor-Plan Homes

Homebuyers want large open-floor-plan homes, so builders give it to them. According to the National Association of Home Builders’ homebuyer preferences survey and studies of housing and construction data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 51% of homebuyers surveyed want homes with more than 2,000 square feet of living space and 44% want more than two bathrooms, and home builders have…

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It’s March! The Best Month for Tampa Home Sellers to List

There is a point in time in every selling season where home sellers in metro areas get the best price for their listings and sell the fastest, according to a Zillow analysis of home sales prices and listing dates. The study found that in 20 of the 24 largest metro areas in the US, the best month to list is…

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Compare the 4 Most Popular Low-Down-Payment Home Loans

Here are the 4 most popular low-down-payment home loan programs for people who have good credit and income documentation but don’t have enough savings for a bigger down payment. FHA Loan Fannie Mae LoanFreddie Mac Loan VA Loan USDA Loan Minimum Down Payment 3.5% 3% 0 0 Borrower Eligibility Must be active-duty military, reservist, national guard, veteran, current or surviving…

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Cheap Tampa Bay Home Improvements That Pay Off

Consider these cost-vs.-value findings on the cheapest and most cost-effective Tampa Bay home improvement projects if you’re thinking about doing some improvements on your home. According to the Remodeling 2017 Cost vs. Value Report (www.costvsvalue.com), there are three home improvement projects for Tampa Bay homeowners that cost only $1,317, $1,368 and $1,649, but will bring a resale value of 155%,…

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Selling Your Home? Highlight 10 Things That Many Homebuyers Want

As a home seller, you will attract more inquiries if you highlight things that most homebuyers want in your online listings, flyers and emails. What do homebuyers want? Obviously, homebuyers differ in their preferences, as people have different circumstances and needs. Some put access to good schools as their number one criterion if they have school-age children. Others prioritize access…

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Pre-Approval FAQs for First Time Homebuyers

 What is pre-approval? It’s a document given by your home lender certifying that you are qualified for a certain loan amount. Loan type, interest rate and loan-to-value ratio are also included. Why do I need to have a pre-approval? You need it so you’ll know how much house you can afford. If you know your price range, you can focus…

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HUD-Approved HomeBuyer Counseling Agencies in Tampa Bay

If you want to avail of Florida Housing Finance Corp.’s mortgage loan and down payment assistance programs, you need to attend home buyer education classes and get a certificate of completion that you will submit to your lender. Here listed below are homebuyer counseling agencies approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide pre-purchase counseling and…

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$200K-$250K Tampa Homes Still the Most Popular

Ever since we started looking at the most popular Tampa home price ranges in the past few years, we have been noticing that the $200,000 to $249,999 Tampa homes are still the most popular among Tampa home buyers, based on the Market Report feature of My Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service. Over the first 6 months of 2016, from Jan…

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Tampa Bay Real Estate Listings — 10-Year Impact on Home Prices

TAMPA BAY real estate listings have been dropping in number since the second half of 2009, the year after the housing mortgage crisis that caused the US Recession of December 2007 – June 2009. The drop has pushed up sale prices, shortened the stay of properties on the market, and persuaded prospective home sellers to finally come out and list their…

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