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The offer process when buying a home

The offer process when buying a home

Buying a home is a big decision. Understanding the offer process when buying a home is key to making your goal a reality. Most people think finding a home is the hardest part. However, finding a home isn’t the goal. Buying a home is. If you are unfamiliar with the homebuying offer process, you might … Read more

Where do the rich live in Tampa?

Snell Isle, St. Petersburg

Why are the rich moving to Tampa? Want to know why the rich are moving to Florida? If you are looking for a state with no state income tax and no estate taxes, look no further. There are 33 states with no inheritance tax but only 9 states with no state income tax. And yes! … Read more

Real Estate as a Hedge against Inflation

Real Estate, a hedge against inflation Inflation is on the minds of everyone right now. Real estate investing might be a great way for you to hedge against inflation. There are main 3 factors that affect inflation and the value of the dollar; Increased demand for products and services, Constraints on available supplies for goods … Read more

The Great Deceleration of the Real Estate Market

Trying to time the real estate market? Your time is up. Actually, your time was up a few weeks ago but the general public hasn’t felt it since the news has yet to make the national media channels. National housing data for the real estate market comes 2-3 months late and it typically takes a couple … Read more

Housing Shortage or Real Estate 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