I guess by now many homeowners struggling with mortgage armortization will have heard that they were taken for a ride by insurance providers who helped them out when they couldn’t raise the 20% downpayment. They in effect, provided the money to bribe the lenders who gave them the mortgages, albeit without their knowledge or consent.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has decided to fine the four giant culprits but how will that help those who have already been defrauded? Are they just to become statistics?
Since the Bureau knows who the perpertrators are, how much was involved and who the… Continue reading
If you are a first time home buyer, it is all too easy to fall for the bad decorating, dirty back yard and in the end miss a home with great potential. This is a very dangerous mistake to make considering how fast houses change from being for sale to being sold in the market. Here are some tips on how to check the homes’ true potential, whether it is a simple home in the country or a luxury house in Tampa, Florida.
Walls – when touring the house try and imagine how the walls would look after a… Continue reading
With the real estate business picking up in the country again buying a home is a lot trickier than it has been for a long time. On a national level homeowners are able to sell their homes for 97% of the price they ask for; in some areas they exceed the listed price due to fierce bidding. Here are 5 pointers that can help you to finally own a home in Tampa FL.
• Don’t go into a negotiation with a deliberately low bid thinking that you will increase your offer when the seller demands a much higher price.… Continue reading
Whether you are a pro home buyer or a first timer, one of the most fundamental questions you will face is what kind of house to buy-a family home or a condominium. There are pros and cons in purchasing either of the two and the decision solely depends on you and your needs.
One of the reasons why many opt for condos is their strategic location. Condos in South Tampa for example, are built in the heart of the big city which makes them a favorite among businessmen who have to work there. Another advantage is all the amenities that… Continue reading
The year 2013 is already displaying the benefit of a resurging economy with a proposed development of new homes in Tampa. Homes on the 2,280 acre K-Bar ranch are targeted for undeveloped property, as displayed by the sale of two large pieces of land. Residents familiar with the beautiful homes in areas like Wesley Chapel, Tampa Bay and New Tampa will recognize the names of quality developers and builders involved in the sale.
The law firm of Johnson, Auvil & Pratico, P.A., oversaw the sale by K-Bar ranch owners Krusen-Douglas, LLC. The two parcels sold for over $7 million.… Continue reading
The Tampa area will soon see the completion of Cory Lake Isles in New Tampa. The 27 acres of vacant land set aside for Phase 7 in 2006 is scheduled for construction as early as April or May. Kolter Land Partners (KLP) has named the development Capri Isle. The developer expects to see a great deal of interest now that the market for homes in Tampa FL is recovering steadily.
Jim Harvey, president of KLP, recently discussed the changes to the original plans. A total of 115 single-family homes will take the place of previously planned townhomes. Each house will… Continue reading
There is something to be said about having a brand company that matches the location where it is to be located. Tampa residents enjoy the opportunity to purchase waterfront property. Some of the interest evolves from the desire of residents and would-be purchasers for the superb fishing opportunities that abound in the area.
Westfield Brandon Mall anticipates the opening of an Outdoor World center featuring Bass Pro Shops in 2014. A good portion of the more than 14 million annual visitors to Tampa will plan to see this intriguing 140,000 square-foot sporting goods store. Slightly over $6 million in road… Continue reading
Spring is just around the corner, encouraging people to tour the areas around Tampa that they have not seen or just have not visited lately. This area is known for hosting an exceptional variety of sports. However, visitors sometimes fail to include one of the best opportunities in their travel plans. That is because they are unaware of the piece of Tampa real estate that is George M. Steinbrenner Field. It is here that the New York Yankees Spring Training games that have taken place each spring since the Field opened in 1996.
The NY Yankees start off the 2013… Continue reading
It is easy to understand why 1990 statistics show that one out of every four relocating retirees between the ages of 55 to 65 left the state in which they lived and selected Florida for their new home. Out of the Top Ten cities in which to migrate at that time, seven were in the Sunshine State. Roll the calendar forward to 2013 for a review of how this activity changed the direction of Tampa real estate.
Even though the concept of age-targeted housing is several decades old, the Baby Boomers forced contractors, architects and engineers to take a fresh… Continue reading
It is no secret that Florida is a wonderful state in which to live. Humankind enjoys the water and there is plenty of it. One of the latest sales of Tampa waterfront houses brought New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski to Tampa in late November 2012.
Called the ‘Casa de Fiesta’, the home is set up for any sports fan with ten flat screen TVs included. There is never a reason to miss a moment of on-screen action, regardless of the action. Brothers Chris and Dan are also active in the NFL, so chances are good that many of… Continue reading