Monthly Archives: September 2007

Understanding the Costs Associated with a Real Estate Closing

In this day and age it is very important for you to have a keen and comprehensive understanding of the ins and outs of buying and selling a home in Tampa.  One of the most important elements you need to understand is the closing process.  Particularly, it is very important for you to fully understand what costs are involved.

By understanding and appreciating the costs that are associated with a closing, you will be able to make wiser decisions in regards to buying and selling a home.

There can be some variations in the specific costs that are associated… Continue reading

3 Key Tips for Buying Foreclosures

If you’re like many people, you may be interested in investing in Tampa real estate.  In this regard, you may have heard of other people who have made a good deal of money through investing in a foreclosure in Tampa Bay.  If that’s the case, it’s important that you consider these three key steps that are fundamental to enjoying real estate foreclosure investment success, not only today but into the future.

Tip # 1   Learn the Real Estate Foreclosure Process

The reality is that many people who are interested in investing in Tampa foreclosures do not particularly understand the… Continue reading

Tampa Real Estate Agents or FSBO – What is the Best Choice?

If you are like many people in the Tampa area today who are interested in selling real estate, you may be wondering whether or not you should sell your home on your own or whether you should engage the services of a professional Tampa, FL real estate agent.  This is not a decision that you should take lightly.

Of course, in theory you can save money by selling your real estate on your own.  You save the money that would otherwise go to real estate commissions.  However, with that noted, you need to understand that statistics demonstrate that properties… Continue reading

Tampa, Fla Foreclosures – Is This the Right Option for You?

If you have been looking for residential property in the Tampa real estate market over the course of the past couple of years, you may have been concerned about the costs of real estate in this part of Florida at this point in time.  Indeed, you may be like many people who have found much of the real estate market to be priced at least a bit out of a reasonable cost range.

With this in mind, you may be wondering what other options might be available to you when it comes to purchasing reasonably priced properties.  Through this article, you… Continue reading

Tips for Negotiating Real Estate Closing Costs

Despite what some people may think – and despite what some people in the Tampa, Florida real estate industry may have led you to believe from time to time – the costs associated with a real estate closing are not set in stone.  In other words, there is nothing completely cut and dry that indicates that the seller or buyer will assume specific costs associated with a real estate closing.  The bottom line is that closing costs are subject to negotiation in many instances as are many other aspects of a real estate transaction.

Through this article you are… Continue reading

Documents Needed When Getting a Home Loan

In this day and age a great deal of media attention has been paid to the crisis that has occurred in the mortgage market today.  Indeed, a record number of homes are ending up in foreclosure.  As a result of this crisis in the home mortgage market, lenders everywhere – including in the Tampa real estate market – are tightening the requirements that they are imposing on individuals seeking a home mortgage loan.

During the past decade, many lenders have relaxed their requirements on what documentation needed to be presented to obtain a home loan.  All of this is… Continue reading

Tips for Getting Your Home Sold – Fast!

Like many people, you may be interested in putting your home on the market.  Indeed, you may be in a position in your life at which you must take steps to put your home up for sale.  No matter the reason, if you are considering putting your home up for sale, you may be concerned about having to sell your home at a loss.  In Florida, including in the Tampa real estate market, many individuals have been stuck with having to sell their homes at losses.  However, this simply does not have to be the case.  There are some definite… Continue reading

Tips for Getting a Home Inspection

If you are contemplating the sale or purchase of a home in the Tampa Bay, FL real estate market, you will likely find yourself with a number of different questions.  You may have specific questions about what is involved in real estate inspections.  Real estate inspections are vital elements of overall real estate sales transactions in this day and age.  Through this article, you are provided with an overview of what you need to know and understand when it comes to real estate inspections.

As mentioned, undertaking a thorough and comprehensive property inspection before you sell or purchase a piece of… Continue reading

Saving Money on Tampa Foreclusres / REO’s

If you are considering trying to find a way to save money on the purchase of residential real estate in the Tampa, you may want to follow the lead of some other individuals who have taken to purchasing distressed real estate.  At the present point in time there are a number of different options available to people who are interested in saving money on their real estate purchases.

In addition, this article also provides you with basic information on how you can better avoid losses if you are the owner of real estate in a distressed situation.

Of course,… Continue reading

Selling Your Home in Tampa vs. Renting it Out

If you have had your home on the market for some time, and even if you have engaged the services of an experienced and very qualified professional real estate agent in Tampa, you may be concerned with the amount of time that your home has been on the market for sale.  In this day and age, the real estate market in the United States, including the Tampa market, can be challenging.  Therefore, you may be wondering what interim options might be available to you when it comes to dealing with a residence that you really need to “get out… Continue reading