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4 easy steps to fixing your finances when buying a home

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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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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Graph of daily real estate market activity Pinellas County 6/12/2020

How’s the real estate market? More homes are going under contract right now than coming into the market, giving buyers less choice and more competition for the homes that are available. After seeing a dip in weekly showings, it looks like buyers are getting out there again. Below you can see that the number of […]

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How the Pinellas County Real Estate Market is being affected by quarantine

Let’s take a look at how the local Pinellas County real estate market is responding to the changes in our community caused by Covid-19. While sales have slowed, prices remain fairly stable. Inventory has been tight through most of 2019, and new listings coming onto the market in March were down 23.3% compared to March […]

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Pinellas Real Estate Market Review 3/26/2020

Everyone has been staying home as much as possible, and we are seeing an affect on pending sales in Pinellas County. 3/2 – 3/8 525 contracts written valued at $161,308,623 3/9 – 3/15 activity up by 7%-9%565 contracts written valued at $176,950,823 3/16 – 3/22 activity down by 32% – 36%414 contracts written valued at […]

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Covid-19 Real Estate News

With so many things changing because of the COVID-19 situation, I wanted to check in with you and share what I can.  Real Estate MarketThe real estate market is going to be affected by this. Demand has dropped because buyers are staying at home, if supply remains the same, there will be a downward pressure on […]

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How is Coronavirus affecting the Pinellas County real estate market?

The local real estate market was slightly affected over the weekend. A combination of some buyers taking the weekend off and some sellers not wanting people in their homes combined to see a slight drop in the amount of homes that went under contract over the weekend. Pinellas county experienced a 16% decrease in activity […]

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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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Beaches in St Petersburg FL

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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