Buy or Sell Homes

July 29, 2010

Townhome Sales: Advantages and disadvantages of buying in a townhome development...

Townhomes have some advantages over single-family homes and condos, and for some buyers it can make a lot of sense to buy a home in a townhome development. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of owning a townhome that might help if you’re considering a townhome purchase in the ...

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May 18, 2010

Short sale approval: Up front short sale questions and why they are important...

We have a list of questions we always ask the listing agent on a short sale property before we show the home or condo to a buyer. This is important because although the short sale process has improved over the past year or two, the process is still fraught with ...

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April 21, 2010

Which real estate agent or company should you choose? The truth about real estate brokerage…

I’m going to let you in on one of the big secrets of the real estate industry: it doesn’t matter which real estate company you choose. Why? Because almost all Realtors, or real estate agents (they are not the necessarily the same thing, a Realtor is a real estate agent ...

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Feb. 18, 2010

Short-sales, foreclosures, and "normal" sales: a primer on purchasing homes in the current real estate market.

We are seeing a lot of confusion about the differences in ownership and potential issues with purchasing a home or condo in St. Petersburg Fl or the Gulf beaches. Since short-sales and foreclosures represent about 40% of the properties currently listed for sale in the real estate market, I want to ...

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Feb. 15, 2010

Real Estate Agents and brokerage relationships in Florida...

As Realtors, or real estate agents, in Florida (they are not necessarily the same thing -- a Realtor is an agent who belongs to the National Association of Realtors), we may represent a client as either a Transaction Broker or as a Single Agent. All agents in Florida are by default Transaction Brokers ...

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Dec. 17, 2009

Buy a St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay Beaches area home or condo...

If you a first-time home-buyer, or it has been a long time since you purchased your last home or condo, you may be a little fuzzy on the steps involved in a real estate transaction. The following is a breakdown of the basic steps, from finding out how much home ...

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Oct. 19, 2009

Is it a good time to sell your St. Pete home or condo and buy up?

So, you're considering selling your intercoastal-view, Treasure Island or St. Pete Beach home or condo, and moving accross the street to the big Gulf of Mexico view. Or maybe you're wondering if it's time to sell your single-family home in St. Petersburg and head downtown, maybe to Old Northeast ...

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Sept. 25, 2009

What to expect from your St. Petersburg area home or condo inspection...

If you buy a home or condo in the St. Petersburg area you will likely want to hire a professional home-inspector to go over the property and give you an expert opinion of its condition. The inspection is generally the next step in the purchase process once the offer-to-purchase is signed by ...

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