Month: January 2020
Improve your credit score

Raising your credit score can save you thousands of dollars on your home loan by lowering your interest rate. A 1% APR change will cost you about $20,000 in interest for every $100,000 that you borrow over a 30 year loan! So, how do you get a better credit score? It’s easy! Pay all of […]

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3 Mistakes to Avoid when Building a Shipping Container Home

So you’re thinking of building a shipping container home, that’s so exciting! Some of the common reasons I hear from people who want to build their home from shipping containers are: You want a unique home.You’re a design nerd.They are faster to build.They are cheaper to build. During my last move I was considering a […]

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Fixing Your Finances

A successful home purchase starts with some simple planning. If you are 6-12 months from buying a home you have plenty of time to make a few changes that can have a big impact on your negotiating power. Step 1: What are you spending now? If you want to make some productive choices you’ll need […]

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Tampa Bay has been investing in the technology industry and we are seeing the affects of that in our economy. With over 150 starts ups the Tampa area is gaining national attention. With multiple tech companies seeing growth, and a large number of industry jobs at places like American Express, Chase, Honeywell, and Citi, you […]

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Home Buying 101: 3 Easy Steps to a Successful Home Purchase

It’s a new year and a new decade! If your goal for this year is to make a big move to a new home you might feel overwhelmed, and have no idea where to start.  Make these 3 things your New Year’s resolution , and you’ll be ready to buy a home sooner than you […]

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