Major Changes Coming Oct 3rd Affect Buyers and Sellers

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There are 2 pretty major changes happening October 3rd that will have an effect on a majority buyers and sellers. This change was supposed to happen August 1st but got delayed a couple months to allow agents, lenders and title companies to better prepare – and it’s now almost upon us. If the Realtors, lender […]

Property Tax Breaks

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There are various ways for you to save some money on your property taxes if you’re a Florida resident. These all require that you file with the county property appraiser’s office by the end of February. To qualify, you must occupy the property as your primary residence by Jan 1st of that year. Homestead Exemption […]

August 2015 Pinellas County Real Estate Market Update

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August showed the market is still very strong although the pace of increase slowed slightly from the previous 3 months. This is not unusual to see in August since a lot of the buying activity in the Spring is related to families wanting to buy and move before the school year starts. Even though the […]

Buying in a Low Inventory Market

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During this past month I worked with some buyers who didn’t quite believe me when I tried to explain what the low inventory market meant. One buyer told me recently that they didn’t think it would affect them that much until they had seen several homes they were interested in go under contract before we […]

Buyer Disaster Barely Avoided

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I hate it when my clients have to go through situations like this but at least I can then share what they went through so that you can hopefully avoid a similar situation. The Beginning This buyer was referred to me by his aunt and father who had both bought homes from me in the […]

July 2015 Pinellas County Market Report

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There has been little change in the overall trend of strong sales and very low inventory in our local market and, as I predicted, July was also a very strong month. Until interest rates rise or the October change in closing documents comes about it should continue this trend. July was another strong month for […]

 
 

 
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