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Housing Shortage or a Bubble?

The great recession left scars on many of us. Over-speculation of the housing market combined with deregulation of the mortgage and banking industry led to a giant pop of the bubble. Signs of the bubble appeared in 2005 as the absorption rate for housing in many cities started to slowly decline from its high. In … Read more

The Emotional Rollercoaster of a Real Estate Transaction

In a real estate transaction, I refer to the period of time between the offer to the closing table as the Emotional Rollercoaster. Finding a home is the easy part. Getting to the closing table is the end goal but it is also where all hell breaks lose. Negotiations do not end with an effective … Read more

What is the difference between a real estate agent, Realtor and a Broker?

Why should you care if you are hiring a Realtor or a Real Estate Broker? What is the difference?  State by state the terminology is different and it can be very confusing to the consumer. Many people assume all real estate agents are Realtors and/or Brokers. There are differences. Let’s first look at the differences … Read more

Housing Forecast for 2022

The BIG Question: Will home prices decline in 2022? Everyone is wants to know what the 2022 Real Estate market will bring. If you’re thinking of buying a home in today’s housing market, you may be wondering how strong your investment will be. You might be asking yourself: if I buy a home now, will … Read more

Pros and Cons of Investing in a Pre-Construction Condo

Pros and Cons of investing in a pre-construction condo

For those of us who were around for the mid-2000’s real estate boom and the following bust, real estate investing might come with a few nightmares. There was a time when pre-construction condos equated to lines out the sales door of real estate investors wanting to purchase with the hopes of a great return on … Read more

What To Know When Selling Your Home

You’ve decided to sell your home Deciding to sell your home is a big decision. Once you’ve made the decision to move forward, the work begins. Do you need to make home improvements? How do you stage your home to capture the most interest? What should you do for additional curb appeal?  All of these … Read more

What you need to know to Buy a Home in Florida

Waterfront Homes In A Florida Neighborhood

WARNING: Do not by pushing the dreaded “Contact Agent” button on any of the popular real estate search sites like Realtor.com or Zillow. You are contacting an agent who pays for your lead. You are NOT contacting the listing agent of the property on your screen!

Is now the best time to sell my home in Tampa Bay?

Lovely adult couple selling their beautiful home

By now you have undoubtedly heard that it is a hot seller’s market across the country. Have you thought about selling your home? The biggest question: Is now the best time for you to sell your home?  Many people are skeptical that we are in another housing bubble. Memories of the great recession still linger … Read more