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Fish Hawk Fl — One of the Best Places to Live Near Tampa

Fish Hawk Fl became my frequent destination last week. One of my clients, a military family whom I helped buy a lovely home in Fish Hawk in 2018, decided to move up to a bigger and more beautiful home this month. Where are they moving to? To another home in this same community of FishHawk Ranch! Their decision indeed affirm…

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Installing Solar Panels? Consider the Age of Your Roof

Let’s get to the point right away: Don’t install solar panels on an old roof! You wouldn’t want to pay a roofing contractor an additional $6,000 to $10,000 just to remove the solar panels and have them put back up after the roof is replaced with new roof. Sadly, there are solar panel contractors who fail to tell homeowners their…

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FAQ for First-Time Homebuyers

Purchasing your first home is a huge financial undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Whether you are in the market for a new home or simply interested in learning more about the home buying process, we’re here to answer any questions you may have. To help, here are eight commonly asked questions for first-time homebuyers: 1….

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Welcome to our new Tampa4U office! Near the Tampa International Airport

We’ve just moved! Welcome to our new Tampa4U office! In the CitySpace facility, just off West Hillsborough Avenue, near the boundary between Town N Country and Westchase, close to the Bayport Commons Shopping Mall, which has a Target Department Store. Our new address: 6911 Pistol Range Rd Ste 213 Tampa, FL 33635 Close to our new Tampa4u office are these…

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Top Tampa Attractions in the Channelside Area

The Channelside area hosts some of the most popular 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 waterfront destination Sparkman Wharf, which has replaced the Channelside Bay Plaza, and which offers an outdoor dining garden with ten experimental dining concepts,…

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Interesting Tampa Bay News

Here are 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 for swimmers, sunbathers and paddle boarders. It…

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Popular Tampa Communities for MacDill AFB Off-Base HousingSticky

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 Loan Freddie 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…

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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 like a home inspection. According to the Remodeling 2017 Cost vs. Value Report, 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…

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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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List of Lenders for Florida Mortgage and Down Payment Assistance Programs

Are you a first time homebuyer looking for down payment and closing cost assistance? Or if not a first time buyer, are you a veteran? Or are  you open to buying a home in a federally designated targeted area (FDTA)? Here’s a helpful list of Tampa Bay lenders for you. These lenders are participants in the Florida Housing Finance Corp.’s…

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