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Title Insurance Explained Visually

What is title insurance and why should any buyer purchasing a home in the Tampa Bay area get it when purchasing a home (single family, townhouse, condo, apartment, or whatever format your home purchase takes)? Doesn’t the attorney or settlem...

5 Room Makeover Ideas

If you own a home in the Tampa Bay Area area and have been on the hunt to spruce up a room or two in your house then you have landed at the right spot.  Consider these 5 room makeover ideas during your planning! Everything Has A...

What Does Ability To Repay Mean?

Looking to secure a home loan in the Tampa Bay area and curious about the "Ability to Repay" rules? In a nutshell, as this video shows, new laws require lenders to make a good-faith assessment of a borrower’s capacity to pay back their loan...

5 Tips If A Storm Damages Your Home

For us living in Florida we are no stranger to storms.  Although we hope you never have to deal with damages resulting from a storm we thought it would be helpful to share some tips in case you ever find yourself in this situation. Below are

What Should I Know Before Investing In Real Estate?

Are you thinking of investing in real estate in the Tampa Bay area? While you can’t control everything, it helps to know what you are getting yourself into and actively prepare yourself to execute a sound investment.  If you are new to real est...

What Is The Debt-To-Income Ratio (DTI)?

Starting the home buying process in the Tampa Bay area? One term you may hear your lender use is "DTI" or Debt-To-Income Ratio. Measuring your existing debts against your existing income is one part of a lender’s required assessment of your ...

Should I Sell My Home?

Are you currently living in the Tampa Bay area and wondering if you should sell your home right now? It seems like a simple question, yet ask 10 people and you will likely get 10 different answers. Within real estate markets there always seems to ...

What Is Equity?

Equity is the value YOU own in property such as a house. It’s the difference between what’s OWED and what the property is WORTH in the current market. The example this video shows - you have a house worth $300,000 today and you owe the...

What Are Real Estate Commissions?

Like the video says - real estate agents aren’t paid by the hour!They’re paid a percentage of the purchase price in a successful real estate transaction. When one agent represents the sellers and another represents the buyers the com...

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