Apr 22

Inventory is Very Low… Decide or Miss-Out…

Spring Brings Uptick in Home Sales, But Inventory Remains Low

Following weak home sales during the first two months of the year resulting from extreme winter weather, March sales picked up 24.6 percent across the 52 metros measured in the RE/MAX National Housing Report. However, despite the significant increase, March sales are 10.1 percent below their year-ago level. »READ MORE <<< Click Here

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Apr 22

More Proof of it Becomming Seller’s Market

Home Prices Post Gains in February

CoreLogic released its Home Price Index (HPI) for February, which found that home prices increased by 12.2 percent from the previous year. The CoreLogic figure includes home prices of distressed sales, and represents 24 months of consecutive year-over-year increases in home prices nationally. »READ MORE

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Mar 27

Tampa One Great City

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Mar 27

Short Sales Disapearing???

What is Causing the Decline in Short Sales?

Consequences stemming from the expiration of the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act may be surfacing, according to a perspective piece written by CoreLogic’s Kathryn Dobbyn. The piece found that throughout 2012 and into 2013, short sales had been steadily declining, partly due to rising home prices. »READ MORE <<< Click Here
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Mar 03

Questions Consumers should ask their Agents…

A Questionnaire I shared with one of my training classes…

Are You Working Toward Failure In Your Real Estate Career?

Let me ask you a few questions below and please answer them as honestly as you can. The answers are a simple Yes or No. I don’t want to see your answers but do want you to answer them and print them out. Then every time you think about how poorly or slow your business is I want you to pull them out and read them.

  • Question One: Are you a secret agent? Don’t use your cell phone in your listings or advertising or website or any other marketing for that matter, or if you do use your cell phone number do you in fact answer it?

Yes ___ No ___

  • Question Two: Do you take photos of your listings for the MLS? I mean if your MLS allows 12 you take 12 or if your MLS allows 25 you take 25, not just one or two photos?

 Yes ___ No ___

  • Question Three: Do you do a good marketing description of your listing? Talk about the attributes of the property, location and upgrades?

 Yes ___ No ___

  • Question Four: Do you write good directions so that other agents who are not familiar with your listings subdivision or rural location are able to find it?

 Yes ___ No ___

  • Question Five: Do you in fact have a Website? Using your own domain name, keeping it up to date have it on all your marketing materials? In essence branding yourself and not your real estate company?

 Yes ___ No ___

  • Question Six:  Is your email address You@YourDomainName.com? Again meaning branding yourself not AOL or Yahoo or Gmail or Hotmail or Verizon etc…

 Yes ___ No ___

  • Question Seven: Are you attending classes to update yourself on new technology, marketing and 21st Century strategies?

 Yes ___ No ___

 

Feb 27

Hey Buyers… Have You Been Sitting On The Fence Too Long?

 

Home Prices Rise in 38 States in Q4

Home prices rose 7.7 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter, while prices for other goods and services ticked up 0.7 percent, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index, which calculates home prices among mortgages held by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. A total of 38 states reported rising prices in the fourth quarter of the year, a significant showing but fewer than the 48 from the previous quarter, according to the FHFA. » READ MORE <<< Click Here
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Feb 07

U.S. Rep. Castor leads charge…

U.S. Rep. Castor leads charge for House to vote today on the bipartisan Senate flood insurance bill

Press Release: Washington, Feb 4

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor today pressed the House Republican leadership on the floor to allow an immediate vote on the bipartisan flood insurance bill that passed the Senate last week. The bill would provide an important delay to skyrocketing flood insurance rates and growing harm for homeowners across Tampa Bay and the country. It would also support our economic growth without roadblocks from Washington.

Rep. Castor has offered an amendment to every piece of legislation moving through the House over the past three months to bring relief to families from the unconscionable flood insurance rate increases. Today, she pushed for a vote to force the House to consider the bipartisan Senate bill that would delay increases on flood insurance premiums until FEMA can complete an affordability study and draw updated maps for flood hazard areas that are based on sound scientific and engineering methodologies. The move seemed to surprise Republicans and rallied a large number of Democratic members to the floor to call for action.

Republished from Source: castor.house.gov <<< Website

View Rep. Castor’s Floor Remarks <<< Video
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Feb 07

Ask Congress to re-inact this Tax Relief for Homeowners

Expired Tax Relief Could Increase Pressure On Troubled Borrowers

The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act’s (MFDRA) expiration may lead to negative pressure on liquidation timelines and recoveries for legacy U.S. mortgage investors if the act is not renewed, according to Fitch Ratings. Recently expired as of January 1, the MFDRA was signed into law December 2007 with the purpose of aiding underwater mortgage holders. »READ MORE <<< Click Here
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Jan 19

Down Payment Assistance Programs

Here are 19 different assistance programs, the one I mentioned is the fifth one down the list but look at all of them, some for the City of Tampa and the others for Hillsborough County while the private ones will do anywhere in Hillsborough County.

Disclaimer

Any communication provided to you by Workforce Resource and/or My Florida Regional MLS is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon. Neither Workforce Resource nor My Florida Regional MLS is a mortgage lender or administrator of any down payment assistance programs. You should contact the administrator of any assistance programs directly to learn more about its mortgage or down payment assistance products and your eligibility for such products.

Florida First

Florida Assist Down Payment Assistance (DPA)

Florida First Targeted

City of Tampa Mortgage Assistance Program (Low Income)

Realtors Care Foundation of GTAR Inc. (RCF) – Down Payment Assistance Program

Housing Finance Authority of Hillsborough County – Homeownership Program

Neighborhood LIFT: Down Payment Assistance Grant (2-4) Tampa

Neighborhood LIFT: Down Payment Assistance Grant (SFR) Tampa

Florida Housing Homeowner Assistance for Moderate Income Loans (HAMI)

Florida Housing Homeowner Assistance for Moderate Income Loans (HAMI) Targeted

City of Tampa NSP Program

City of Tampa Mortgage Assistance Program (Moderate Income)

Florida Housing Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) Program

Florida Housing Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) Program Targeted

Florida Assist Down Payment Assistance (DPA) Targeted

Hillsborough County Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)

The following programs were also found but are currently not available but check them out from time to time because the will receive more funds to award in the future.

Hillsborough County First Time Homebuyer Program (Very Low Income)

Hillsborough County First Time Homebuyer Program (Moderate Income)

Hillsborough County First Time Homebuyer Program (Low Income)

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Jan 15

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