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Selling in the 2016 Seller’s Market

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Our local market is entering it’s 3rd year of being a seller’s market with low inventory and is definitely still a good time to sell. If you’ve been thinking of selling you should consider if the timing could be right for you and, if it is, then you should begin the process especially since the […]

What’s Ahead for Real Estate in 2016?

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I will tell you how I think 2016 will shape up but I want to start with the disclaimer that since this is a Presidential election year – anything can happen. In our local market we have now had 3 consecutive years of strong sales reaching or surpassing previous peaks and at the same time […]

Security Warnings

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In the past couple of months I have seen some information about scams that can have a very damaging effect on you if you get taken by them. By being aware of these scams you can avoid becoming a victim of them and, in doing so, protect what you’ve worked so hard for. Home Theft […]

Don’t TRID on Me

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(TRID – Truth-in-Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act Integrated Disclosures) Well, D-Day has finally arrived.  The day that many in the real estate and mortgage industry have been anxious about has now come and the way that mortgage loans and the real estate deals they go with are done is going to be different. […]

September Real Estate Market Update

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September continued the trend of strong sales and low inventory and was the 6th month in a row with less than 3 months inventory for our local market.  There was also a noticeable spike in properties going under contract in September due to agents and buyers trying to avoid the changes which just happened on […]

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 […]

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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