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...
Here are some helpful articles I have written about real estate, home ownership, and living in the Tampa Bay area.
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.
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.
Things in the economy are heating up. Inflation is up, and people are starting to talk about recession. Recession is defined generally as “a fall in GDP in two successive quarters.”Recession is difficult for everyone, but what can we expect a recession to do to home values? Well, let’s take a look at how home values have historically done during or after recessions.
If you’re renting and have been paying on time, I’ve got good news!
On Sunday, July 10, they made it easier for you to buy a home, even if your credit score isn’t quite that high.
Starting last Sunday, Freddie Mac (the organization that helps first time home buyers get funded) now considers on-time rent payments as part of the process that decides if it will lend money or not.
Comparing the housing market of 2008 to today’s market is like comparing apples and oranges. There are similarities, but they are in no way equal, and that’s the problem with most people who are waiting for the market to crash.
The factors in 2008 that led to the great housing market (and the Great Recession) had a lot to do with foreclosures, and the foreclosure problem had a lot to do with lending practices.