According to a recent report from Redfin, the typical US home buyer’s down payment fell 10% year-over-year in January, reaching a median of $42,375, which is the lowest level in nearly two years.
Here are some helpful articles I have written about real estate, home ownership, and living in the Tampa Bay area.
Protect Your Home Against Hurricanes with My Safe Florida Home Program
Hurricanes can cause extensive damage to homes and properties, leaving homeowners struggling to recover. In order to help mitigate this risk, the Florida legislature enacted the My Safe Florida Home Program, which gives homeowners the opportunity to protect their homes against hurricanes and save money doing it.
The Best Time to Sell Your Home in 2023
If you’re thinking about selling your house, you may be wondering when the best time to do so is. A recent study by realtor.com has shed some light on the matter.
35 of The Best Suburbs in Tampa Bay
https://youtu.be/b7Jp0UnGiMQ If you do a Google search for "Best Suburbs in Tampa Bay," you'll get an abundance of lists. There are more lists about the Best Suburbs in Tampa than you know what to do with. I'm not sure how these websites come up with the lists, and...
How to Spot a Rental Scam
Not too long ago a friend of mine told me they had fallen victim to a rental scam they had seen on Facebook Marketplace.
After a few days of back and forth with the scammer, they realized it was not a legit house for rent and moved on to look for another place to live.
Unfortunately, this happens all too often in today’s market. That’s why I want to write this article to give you some tips for recognizing a rental scam so you won’t fall prey to con artists taking people’s money.
Pros and Cons of Living in Tampa Bay
The other day I posted a short video on my social media channels about where people are moving to in Florida and where they’re coming from. Even though I got an unfounded comment about how “people aren’t moving to Florida from California,” the data from the Census Bureau suggest otherwise.
The Tampa area is one of the top places people are considering when they move to Florida, so I decided to follow up with my perspective on the pros and cons of living in Tampa Bay.