Buying a home is a huge step in life. It’s what most people say defines success (watch this video). It’s probably the most money you’ll ever spend at one time, and it’s a huge accomplishment. This is why for the longest time home ownership has been called “The American Dream.” But is it becoming unaffordable?
Here are some helpful articles I have written about real estate, home ownership, and living in the Tampa Bay area.
Florida Freedom Week Brings Tax Breaks
During the week of July 1-7, 2022, Florida is giving tax breaks on specific items…specifically things that have to do with recreational activity and outdoor gear. Things like tents, kayaks, sunglasses, and concerts will all be free of taxes this week, so take advantage. Some of the things that are on the list are important for your home as well (like pool supplies), so be sure to get your pool chemicals this week!
Are Zestimates Accurate?
What’s your house worth? That’s a question most people really want the answer to, especially when they’re thinking about selling. There are a number of ways to arrive at a home valuation, and most people will simply put their address into Zillow or another online tool, the estimate they’ll receive isn’t always trustworthy. While the Zestimate can be helpful (and I even provide a quick home valuation tool here, there are some issues with them.
New Program in Florida for Hometown Heroes
Down payments and closing costs for buying a new home often deter people from even thinking about taking that step. However, there are some programs that help new home buyers get into the house they dream of, and today I want to tell you about a new program that is opening up in Florida for eligible front line workers.
Best Places to Retire in Florida
So, you’re thinking about the perfect place to retire. Or maybe you just want to move to a warm climate. Either way, you’re reading this article about Florida as a great retirement destination for a reason, so let’s talk about it a bit.
Disney World Helps with Affordable Housing
Disney Helps with Affordable Housing According to the Disney Parks Blog, Disney World just earmarked 80 acres in Central Florida for affordable housing. The development, which is expected to include more than 1,300 units, will be constructed by a third-party...