Category: Shout Outs

Most Popular Tampa Festivals and Annual Events

Natural and man-made attractions, including annual events, abound in the Tampa area, attracting millions every year from other Florida cities and from outside the state and outside the U.S. Last year, about 13.9 million people visited the Tampa area and spent $3.2 billion for attractions, accommodations, restaurants, goods and other services, according to a study conducted by Tampa Bay &…

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Move from the Cold Winters to Warm Homes in Sunny Florida

More cold winters are coming, according to weather forecaster AccuWeather.com. It says that the next winter could be much colder than this year’s winter and that three or four of the next five winters could be as cold as this winter, which is most likely to become the coldest for the U.S. since the 1980s. The cold could stay for…

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11614 Crest Creek Dr. Riverview, FL 33569

If you don’t buy this house, somebody else is going to enjoy the magnificent view of the lake behind your house. Somebody else’s kids will walk to the school and enjoy the resort-style clubhouse, pool, amenities, and parks. Somebody else’s spouse will be grilling and relaxing on the 30’x12′ lanai with built in storage. Oh my, don’t let somebody else…

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4303 RUSTIC PINE PL WESLEY CHAPEL, FL 33544

Resort style living in Seven Oaks! This spacious two story 5 bedrooms, 3 baths,very large bonus room, den and 2 car garage pool home is a must see. Many upgrades thru out the home including 42″ cabinet, stainless steel appliances, granite counters.Master bedroom has walk-in closet and large master bath with double sinks, walk-in shower and relaxing garden tub. There…

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Welcoming 2011 with Great Hopes for the Real Estate Market

The first moments of 2011. The fireworks are lighting up the sky. The firecrackers are blasting the air, and people are cheering, shouting. Cars are blowing their horns. Neighbors are shouting greetings. The year 2011 will again be challenging for the real estate market, according to analysts. Yes, indeed. But we’re marching with great hopes amidst the challenges. We already…

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5003 LANDSMAN AVE, TAMPA FL 33625

THIS IS IT!!! FABULOUSLY RENOVATED charming Carrollwood pool home complete with brand new appliances, cabinetry and granite counter top. Home is freshly painted, brand new flooring with diagonal 18″ tile on all living areas and laminate in all bedrooms. Open floor plan features a spacious kitchen and dinning and living area. Roof is newer. Enjoy private outdoor living and barbecues…

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382 VENTURA DR., OLDSMAR, FL 34677

Move into this fabulous pool home situated in a paradise setting amidst nature and conservation. This spacious, well maintained home greets you with an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings in the entry and main great room. Kitchen features a breakfast area overlooking into the front conservation views from the bay window. Owners installed a front door retractable screen door…

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5 Great Headlines for Florida Real Estate Market

Over the past two months, at least five headlines are doing the Florida real estate market a great favor. These headlines are telling people what a great state Florida is and giving them the idea that buying real estate in Florida is great for one’s use or for investment. The five headlines helping Florida affirm people’s investment decisions are the…

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Are Your Parents Asking You About Reverse Mortgage?

Different families have different parent-child relationship dynamics. Some parents don’t feel the need to inform their adult children about decisions that could impact their children in the future while others see to it that their children know all about their major decisions. What’s more, several others not only keep their adult children updated about their financial decisions; they also ask…

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Buying a Home? Check out Special Offers from Fannie Mae

Fannie Mae continues to find ways to make home buying easier and less costly for you. Since 2009, this agency has been backing two out of every five single-family loans securitized in the country. Recently, it enhanced two of its initiatives: a direct financial assistance for homebuyers, and a strategy by which homebuyers like you can take a look at…

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Know Your Rights as a Mortgage Applicant

You can’t be discriminated against when you apply for a mortgage. Your lender can’t ask your religion or can’t ask if you’re pregnant. Your mortgage application should be approved or rejected based only on your financial and employment records. There are at least three federal laws that were designed to protect you against mortgage discrimination. In addition, there are federal…

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Cheaper Home Loans from Smaller Banks and Credit Unions

Home loans are now cheaper, as mortgage rates continue to fall. According to Freddie Mac, the 4.44-percent average rate for fixed-rate 30-year mortgages on August 12 was the lowest rate recorded by Freddie Mac since it started monitoring mortgage rates in 1970. The rate also marked a sharp plunge from 5.07 percent in January. But you can find even cheaper…

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Qualify for a Home Loan Through Credit Rescoring

If your credit score on the FICO scale is 599 or below, your application for a home loan won’t be accepted by most lenders, as even those with scores between 599 and 700 are having a hard time getting their applications considered by major lenders. But take heart because you’re not alone. Over the past two years, the credit scores…

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Is Your Bank One of the 905 Mortgage Lenders Suspended by HUD?

Are you planning to apply for a home loan? Check if your bank is one of the more than one thousand banks that received notices of suspension, reprimand, probation, fines and other administrative sanctions from the Department of Housing Urban and Development’s Federal Housing Administration from July 2008 to March 2010. While there were 147 mortgage lenders that were able…

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Realtors Helping Investors Profit from Foreclosed Homes in Florida

Recently in Florida, all these things happened: A horse dealer bought a foreclosed house in Marion County for $82,000 and then resold it several months later for $200,000. A real estate lawyer got on track to achieve his goal of finding 100 units of bargain-priced distressed and foreclosed homes for his rental and resale business. A seller of prefabricated homes…

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