Tampa Real Estate and Community News

Jan. 24, 2022

What Does 2022’s Market Look Like For Tampa Bay?

Here’s why 2022 will be another fantastic year for Tampa real estate.

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What’s in store for us in Tampa Bay’s real estate market? As you probably know, 2021 was one of the hottest markets we’ve ever seen in Tampa. Home prices rose an average of 22%, so will 2022 be more of the same?

Zillow sure thinks so; they’ve predicted that Tampa Bay will be 2022’s hottest real estate market in the country. In other words, if you’re thinking about hopping into the real estate market, now is the time. Home prices are rising, and interest rates remain low, so it’s a great time to buy or sell.

If you are looking to get into our fantastic market, please give us a call or send us an email. We would love to help! 

Posted in Market Updates
Dec. 3, 2021

Donating Blankets to the Homeless This Holiday Season

We’re collecting blankets this holiday season for Blanket Tampa Bay.

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You, our friends and clients, have helped out the community so much over the years. Today we’re reaching out again to ask you to help an organization called Blanket Tampa Bay. They do a great job distributing blankets and hygiene items to our homeless population throughout the year, so we’re helping by collecting blankets for them. This will go a long way in making the holiday season a little brighter for those less fortunate, especially as our nights get chilly.

 

We have a blanket collection box right here in our office at 18302 Highwoods Preserve Pkwy #110, Tampa. We’re looking for gently-used or new twin-size blankets and sleeping bags (no comforters please). We would truly appreciate your help; we’re collecting blankets until December 18. After that, we’ll distribute them on Christmas Eve at Trinity Cafe.

"Thank you so much for your help."

 

I know we’re all busy, so if you can’t get your blanket donation to our office, call, text, or private message me, and someone on our team will come to pick them up from your home. Every single one of us can make a difference, so we would love your help. Check out Blanket Tampa Bay’s website; they also accept financial donations.

 

Thank you so much for your help. We wish every one of you a blessed holiday season. If you need anything or have questions, we’re always here for you. Call or email us anytime. We would love to be your real estate resource.

Posted in Community News
Sept. 30, 2021

Give Back This Thanksgiving With The Wiregrass Turkey Trot

 

I’m sharing important information about this year’s Wiregrass Turkey Trot.

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What are you doing on Thanksgiving morning, November 25? It’s too early to eat turkey, so why don’t you join us at the Wiregrass Turkey Trot? We’ve been sponsoring this charity event for years, and it’s a great way to give back to our community on a day of thanks. It’s also not a bad idea to get some fresh air before eating a great meal with family.

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Posted in Community News
Sept. 17, 2021

Where Is Our Market Heading This Fall?

What you need to know about rising prices and low interest rates.

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As we turn the page on summer, we want to give you a quick market update so that you understand what’s happening as we head into fall.

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Posted in Market Updates
Aug. 26, 2021

A Quick Message to All Florida Property Owners

The TRIM notice is important for property owners in Florida.

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If you’re a Florida property owner, this message is for you. As we finish out August, the property appraisers in every Florida county should have sent out Truth in Millage (TRIM) notices to homeowners. These contain the proposed valuation of your home for tax purposes in the year 2021.

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Posted in Homeownership
Aug. 12, 2021

Latest Tampa Market Update

 

We’re reviewing all of the available data from the first half of this year.

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I wanted to keep you updated on our market, so today I’m sharing some noteworthy statistics from the first half of the year. Prices are up 16.4% year over year, inventory is down 61% from last year, and we’re firmly embedded in a seller's market. What does this mean for you? If you’re a seller, it’s a great time to get top dollar for your home. Buyers, on the other hand, can take advantage of historically-low mortgage rates to find their dream homes.

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Posted in Market Updates
July 12, 2021

Check out Homebot’s Interactive Reports

 

This app will help you track your home’s value, equity, and much more.

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Are you wondering what your home is worth in today’s hot real estate market? Today I’m here to share a fantastic new technology with you: the Homebot app. The interactive reports from Homebot help you keep track of your home’s value and equity position. You can update and fine-tune Homebot reports by entering any updates and upgrades you’ve made to your home. It’s the best report of its kind, and our clients love it. You can even use it to find out how much your home might rent out for as an Airbnb, and if you’re thinking of downsizing, it’ll share your purchasing power.

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Posted in Homeownership
June 15, 2021

Appraised Value vs. Market Value

What's the difference between appraised and market value?

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In a previous video, we described why real estate agents tend to price homes a little under market value—they’re not giving the comparable sales the time adjustment needed. Due to federal regulations from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, appraisers can’t go back and add the same time value that we discussed Realtors adding. More importantly, the appraisers are going to give your home the appreciation and value from the date they did the appraisal.

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Posted in Selling Your Home
June 2, 2021

Why Homeowners Insurance Rates Are Up

Torie McCorkle joins us to discuss the latest on homeowners insurance.

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I’m delighted to be joined by special guest Torie McCorkle from Iron Rock Insurance to give you an inside look at some of the changes we’ve been seeing lately in the homeowners insurance market. A lot of people are seeing increases in their premiums and rates, so I wanted Torie to shed some light on what’s happening.

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Posted in Buying a Home
May 3, 2021

Tampa Bay Real Estate Update

Here are all the stats from our Tampa Bay first-quarter real estate market.

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Today I’m filling you in on the latest stats from our Tampa Bay real estate market. We’ve never seen numbers like this; it’s the hottest and most exciting market we’ve ever seen. The first quarter of 2021 has broken records.

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Posted in Market Updates