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Aston Martin is Now Doing Luxury Real Estate?!

October 24, 2017 | Blog

  The British luxury automaker, which is closely associated with the James Bond movie franchise, announced it’s partnering with a property developer to build a new 66-story residential tower in Miami, Florida. The companies broke ground on the new Aston Martin Residences on Wednesday, and expect the building will be finished in 2021. A move […]

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Renters feel the housing market is loosening up, which is fueling the sudden optimism among homebuyers

October 17, 2017 | Blog

Recently, too few homes have been for sale, leading to high prices and fierce competition among buyers. Yet there has been a sudden burst of optimism among potential homebuyers in a monthly sentiment survey from Fannie Mae. Housing confidence rose in September to match the all-time high set in June. Renters think the housing market […]

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Millennials Started Buying in Tampa Bay. What Does This Mean for the Tampa Bay Housing Market?

October 4, 2017 | Blog

When Michael Berry first moved into Tampa’s Madison at Soho condos, he liked being smack in the midst of the lively bar and restaurant scene on South Howard Avenue. That was two years ago. Now Berry is 26, about to turn 27. So is his fiance, Alicia Kais. “We’ve had our fun here, but it’s […]

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STOP! Before You Apply for A Home Loan Read These 7 Tips!

October 3, 2017 | Blog

While television commercials can make it seem like getting a mortgage requires just a few clicks of a button, that’s rarely the case in reality. For most people, securing a loan to buy a home takes time, and means intense scrutiny from the institution doing the lending. It’s not an overly pleasant project — getting […]

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8 Tips to Cut Mortgage Closing Costs for Homebuyers

October 2, 2017 | Blog

HOW TO CUT CLOSING COSTS For many potential buyers, closing costs are a big hurdle to home-ownership and can add thousands of dollars to the price of a mortgage. Like the down payment, closing costs are often paid upfront. Looking for a few ways to trim the amount of cash you have to take to the […]

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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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