Monthly Archives: June 2010

Luxury Homes in Tampa

When we walk around an aristocratic environment comprising of elegant mansions, country estates and chic condominiums the dream of owning such a real estate is kindled at the bottom of our hearts. Of course it is quite natural a phenomenon to feel so. Dreaming of a big and extravagant luxury home is not a sin. But choosing the correct area to invest seems to be the big challenge.

Florida has always been a vacation get-away. It’s beautiful sandy beaches, proliferation of luxury homes and architectural styles along with oceanfront and waterfront properties cause people to flock here. If you want… Continue reading

Tampa Luxury Homes Will Have You Awestruck

Many people make the choice to own their own luxury homes. Luxury homes are available in a wide range of prices that suit all budgets. Having your own place gives you the right to get away at any time you like from the cares of the city and work and come back to a soothing and beautiful environment with all luxurious amenities waiting for you.

These luxurious homes are usually designed with all the features that give a spacious and roomy look to the space.  They come with vaulted ceilings and open-plan lounge and dining areas, for example. You will… Continue reading

Luxury Real Estate: Wanting to Own Your Dream Home?

To own a luxury real estate means to live a fairytale in this day and age. Luxury real estate is distinguished from ordinary real estates in many ways depending on the location and the luxurious amenities available in the specific residential area. Any home that is priced over $1 million can conveniently term as luxury homes. The most expensive luxury real estate in the U.S. is a house that has 29 bedrooms, a movie theater. a disco, 3 swimming pools all encompassing a 6.5 acre land. Over 20 years ago the house was priced at $20 million and at the… Continue reading

Tampa Communities / Subdivisions – Knowing the Difference

One of the most asked questions I get from people who do not live in Tampa or who are not familiar with Tampa is where should I live?  They just do not know the different Tampa Bat communities and areas.  So what I am going to do is I am going to break down the different areas for you and give you an idea based off what I say where you might want to live.  Let us start off in South Hillsborough County.  What I am going to do is I am going to take Hillsborough County and South Pasco. … Continue reading

Finding a New Home in Tampa, Florida

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If you are looking at new homes in Tampa, FL you are going to have a lot of choices. It is a lot different than buying a preowned home. In a preowned home you already know a lot of things, you know what the community looks like, you have a good idea what your neighbors are like or at least how they keep the homes. With a new home it is not like that at all, depending on what stage you buy the home in. You could buy a home and… Continue reading

How to get the Best Mortgage Interest Rate

A lot of buyers that I work with want to know, how can I get the best interest rate?  A lot of times they might look at me for that, because I had five and a half years in mortgage banking and as a mortgage broker.  There are quite a few ways that people go about doing it, I do not really think all of them are good and I think some are certainly better than others, so please take what I say with a grain of salt and make your own decisions.

The first thing a lot of people… Continue reading

Quarterly Sales Increase – Biggest in Three Years

Florida businesses posted their biggest quarterly sales increase in three years, while their counterparts in Sarasota County — where the recession has been deeper and longer — saw their biggest jump in four years.

But in a sign of the shallowness of this recovery and the economic pain being felt by hundreds of thousands of unemployed workers, the best performing industry in both the state and the county was scrap metal, fueled in part by the jobless looking for cash.

The figures come from a preliminary report on sales figures for 90 industries in each of the state’s 67 counties,… Continue reading

How Will Changes in the Mortgage Markets Affect Your Purchase/Sale?

As most of you know by now, there is tremendous change occurring in and around the mortgage / financing world.  As a result of these changes, our buyers, sellers, agents, and lenders are experiencing unprecedented challenges with their closings.  Below, you will find several examples of these changes, as well as PROACTIVE steps you can take to mitigate any potential transaction challenges, resulting from them.

1) Home Valuation Code of Conduct, or HVCC -  This code regulates the solicitation, compensation, and selection of appraisers which will be hired by a buyer to appraise the home the buyer is purchasing.  As a… Continue reading

Tampa Palms Homes – The Perfect Place to Own

Do you find yourself ready to plunge in the long-life commitment? No we are not talking about a marriage but this is definitely a necessity after a marriage and it is nothing but the buying of a home for you. Home shopping stakes are high and could be stressful, however, it is fruitful for life and if you want to lead the rest of your lives in peace and harmony encompassed in lovely and picturesque surroundings that give a constant supply of freshness and content you need to look for real estate in Tampa Palms, Tampa, Florida.

There are… Continue reading