Buying a House? Here Are 6 Questions You’d Never Think to Ask, but Should

September 6, 2018 | Blog

When buying a house is high on your priority list and you spot The One—the house that has everything you’ve ever dreamed of and more—it can be tempting to put pedal to the metal and close the deal as quickly as possible. But slow down! No home is perfect beneath the surface, and few know this […]

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5 Essential Steps to Closing on a Home

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Here’s a rundown of everything home buyers need to know and do in the 11th hour before they get their hands on those keys. Because when you’re approaching the finish line in your home-buying journey, you want nothing to go wrong, right? Story Source: TOLL FREE 24/7 1.888.838.9330 Tampa Bay Area: 813.789.9660 WHY AMERICAN MORTGAGE In today’s lending environment, […]

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Are You Buying A Home During A Hurricane? Here’s What You Need to Know

September 4, 2018 | Blog

Hurricanes are a fact of life in Florida, and they don’t stop just because you are under contract to buy your home. As Hurricane Irma threatened all of Florida and the Caribbean, there are thousands of homebuyers stuck waiting and wondering what is going to happen with their purchase. Adam Seligman, Esq., real estate attorney, […]

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The Newlyweds’ Guide to Buying a Home

August 30, 2018 | Blog

Hey, lovebirds: If you’re newlyweds, you may be thinking of buying a nest together. Indeed, 35% of married Americans purchased their first home together within two years of tying the knot, according to a study by Coldwell Banker. Yet while we hear plenty about the home-buying challenges faced by unmarried couples, that doesn’t mean that marriage makes this process a walk in the park. “A […]

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Price increases slow, homes sales drop in most of Tampa Bay in July

August 29, 2018 | Blog

Tampa Bay’s once torrid real estate market shows definite signs of slowing down. Price increases in July were among the smallest in at least a year, and sales declined everywhere but in Hillsborough County, according to figures released today by Florida Realtors. The bay area figures reflect those nationwide as sales of single-family homes fell […]

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Key Tips During Hurricane Season for House Hunters

August 28, 2018 | Blog

If you’re house hunting in Florida during hurricane season (June 1-Nov. 30), there are special items beyond the number of bedrooms and baths to consider. Below are several to look at closely: • Does the house have impact glass windows, full metal panel coverage or shutters that are functional, easy to use and code approved? […]

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The 4 Biggest Mistakes To Avoid When Applying For A Home Loan

August 25, 2018 | Blog

Applying for a mortgage may seem like a tricky process, but it doesn’t have to be. With a little guidance, anyone can get started on the path to becoming a homeowner. With that in mind, we’ve laid out some of the most common mortgage application mistakes that would-be buyers make, as well as how to […]

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Housing tipping back to a buyer’s market as sellers cut prices

August 22, 2018 | Blog

Approximately 14 percent of all listings in June had undergone a price cut, that’s up from a recent low of 11.7 percent at the end of 2016, according to a new report from Zillow. Home price growth is slowing in nearly half of the 35 largest U.S. metropolitan markets. In San Diego, 20 percent of […]

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Virtual Tour of Tampa 5 – 10 Years in the Future – Economic Investment

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Tampa is already considered one of the best cities to live in the U.S., with plans in place to make it even better. Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn has been an advocate for development and economic investment for the area and his efforts are bringing results. Development Projects in Tampa Over the past few years, Tampa has […]

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Your low credit score could cost you $21,000 in interest on your home loan

August 15, 2018 | Blog

How much does your credit score affect your mortgage rates? A recent study by Zillow shows that the higher interest rates from a poor credit score can have a profound impact on the amount of interest you’ll pay over the life of a mortgage. Zillow analyzed over 100,000 mortgage quotes offered on Zillow Mortgages across […]

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