September 2017

Buy a fixer- upper home with a FHA 203(k) Renovation Loan

September 22, 2017 | Blog

Our FHA 203(k) Renovation Program (FULL and STREAMLINE) allows for a qualified owner-occupied buyer to purchase or refinance a family home in “As- Is” condition. The program lends purchase money and repair money in one mortgage, allowing a buyer to close “As-Is”. The repairs are then completed after closing. As Bank Owned Properties, Short Sales Properties […]

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Will Tampa Bay’s Booming Real Estate Market Plateau After Hurricane Irma?

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Expecting the worst from Hurricane Irma, Tampa real estate agent Jeff Shelton fled to Atlanta where wind-whipped trees toppled onto two rental properties he owns. Back in Florida, his house and beachfront condo both survived Irma unscathed. That’s the kind of story he’s happy to share with clients. “I’ve got two executives with a major […]

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Top 10 Benefits of FHA Loans

September 19, 2017 | Blog

Benefits of FHA Loans: Low Down Payments and Less Strict Credit Score Requirements Typically an FHA loan is one of the easiest types of mortgage loans to qualify for because it requires a lowdown payment and you can have less-than-perfect credit. For FHA loans, down payment of 3.5 percent is required for maximum financing. Borrowers with credit […]

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Freddie Mac & Fannie Mae Offers Mortgage Relief for Irma victims

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Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, mortgage industry giants,  are providing significant relief for those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The government backed securities announced they will offer mortgage assistance for any major disaster areas where federal individual assistance programs have been extended. If your home or place of employment was impacted by Harvey or Irma, and Freddie Mac owns […]

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100% Financing For Hurricane Disaster Victims FHA 203(h)

September 18, 2017 | Blog

100% Financing for those displaced in Federally Declared Disaster Areas For Renters Displaced renters get a fresh start and can purchase a home, anywhere. For Homeowners Homeowners can rebuild or repurchase in the location of their choice. Features and Highlights $625,500 Max Loan Amount 580 FICO 100% Financing 15/30 Yr. Fixed, 3/5 ARM Original home in […]

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FEMA Individuals and Households Program (IHP) – Housing Assistance for Hurricane Irma Victims Information

September 14, 2017 | Blog

Hurricane Irma has left Florida shaken and still without power for 4.6 million people. We wanted to ensure the information was getting out to the masses as far as what resources are available to assist in the recovery and relief of Hurricane Irma‘s path. Outlined below is information on FEMA and direct links to apply […]

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10 Fall Home Improvement & Maintenance Tips

September 12, 2017 | Blog

Now that summer gear has been stowed away, it’s time to focus on fall home improvement projects. According to Vicki Payne, host of the For Your Home with Vicki Payne television show, autumn is the key time to evaluate your home exterior and prepare it for the harsh winter months ahead. “With cooler fall weather comes the […]

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Tampa’s planned Riverwalk Tower Developers are disputing over whether there will be residential residences

September 6, 2017 | Blog

TAMPA — Should the 53-story Riverwalk Tower planned for downtown Tampa have more residences and less office space? That’s at the heart of a dispute between the developers of the $225-million project billed as a showpiece of the city’s riverfront redevelopment. According to a lawsuit filed this month in Pinellas County Circuit Court, Riverwalk Tower […]

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How to Prepare for A Hurricane | Tracking Hurricane Irma in Florida

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As Hurricane Irma tracks toward Florida, the American Red Cross is urging people to get a plan together now. If you don’t have an emergency kit in place, the Red Cross said now is the time to get it together. To get ready, the Red Cross advises people to take three steps: Build a disaster kit, review […]

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Tampa-St. Petersburg Housing Market is in the Top 10 for Future Homebuyers

September 1, 2017 | Blog

A new report says two Florida housing markets are in the top 10 for where future homebuyers are likely to make purchases. The report released last week by real estate data firm Attom Data Solutions said that Tampa-St. Petersburg and the Jacksonville were two of the top 10 housing markets where future homebuyers are likely […]

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