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MLS# N5915147

The moment you walk in the front door, this one feels like home. This home has a great open floor plan with a new custom kitchen complete with stainless appliances. The updates are numerous, too many to list them all but here are just a few:...
Visit this property in ENGLEWOOD: 20 BRENTWOOD LN, ENGLEWOOD

MLS# U7839347

Isla Key is rich with amenities including a large resort-style pool and spa area. Here you can enjoy the ever-changing sunsets. Isla Key also has Tru-Hard tennis courts and Bocce' ball. Located 25 minutes to Tampa airport, 10 minutes to downtown...
Visit this property in ST PETERSBURG: 5277 ISLA KEY BLVD S #320, ST PETERSBURG

MLS# U7839193

Come check out Mariners Pass. This two story 3 bedroom, 2 bath with RARE two car garage is move in ready. Two community pools and newly renovated dock provides all the water access one could want. Right around the corner from Mangrove Bay Golf...
Visit this property in ST PETERSBURG: 6485 CAPE SABLE WAY NE #5, ST PETERSBURG

MLS# T2914671

Located on an OVERSIZED*FENCED*CORNER LOT in Fishhawk’s Garden District. The Master Suite is located on the First Floor and includes a Luxurious Master bath w/garden tub & separate walk in shower, double sinks and TWO walk-in closets. Upgrades...
Visit this property in LITHIA: 16211 PALMETTOGLEN CT, LITHIA


Buying a Home - Tips for Buyers

Buying a home can be one of your most significant investments in life. Not only are you choosing your dwelling place, and the place in which you will bring up your family, you are most likely investing a large portion of your assets into this venture. The more prepared you are at the outset, the less overwhelming and chaotic the buying process will be.

Step 1: Get pre-approved - it's usually a free, no-obligation mortgage process.

Step 2: Take the time to find and interview a few REALTORs until you find one you feel comfortable working with.

Step 3: Location, location, location. Determine what area of town best suits your needs.

Step4: List and prioritize the features you desire the most in a house.

Step 5: Get on the Internet and do a preliminary search comparing prices and features in the location(s) you want.

Step 6: Select 3-6 properties to begin previewing with your REALTOR.

Step 7: In a hot market, it's wise to make an offer quickly on the house that seems right for you. Your REALTOR will help you determine if you should make a quick offer.

Step 8: Know that you will have to submit an earnest money check when making an offer.

Step 9: Have your REALTOR explain home inspection and loan timelines that must be met after your offer has been accepted.

Step 10: When the Close of Escrow and recordation occurs, congratulate yourself for having achieved one of the American Dreams. You are now a homeowner!

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