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Florida is the top destination for International Buyers

Florida is still the top destination for International Buyers. In 2014, the five countries that accounted for 51% of all purchases by international buyers were China, Canada, Mexico, India & the United Kingdom. International buyers tend to purchase ... Read more

Seller - House Pricing Part 1

A recent study shows that sellers tend to overestimate the value of their homes by about 8%. In negotiating a contract, once buyer and seller agree upon a price, the next real hurdle is the appraisal. Realtors finally exhale once that comes in since app... Read more

Buying a Bank Owned Home in Today's Tampa Real Estate Market

On March 27th this year one of my buyers was so excited to close on their bank owned home. The appraisal actually came in $20,000 above contract place. I am so excited that they got instant equity. We moved quickly on their purchase of this home that wa... Read more

Mortgage Aid Programs Extended

These programs were started after the housing crisis to help home owners avoid foreclosure. The Home Affordable Mortgage Program (HAMP) and the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) have been extended through the end of 2016. Under HARP homeowners ca... Read more

Tight Tampa Real Estate Market - Multiple Offers are Back

If a home is priced well, the first 14 days of a home being listed is when a tremendous amount of activity will be happening. When a buyer is considering putting in an offer, they always want a terrific deal, we all do. But when a home has just been lis... Read more

Stephanie LeFew, Your Tampa Realtor
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

North Tampa Office
14502 N. Dale Mabry, Suite #100, Tampa, FL 33618
Phone: 813-624-3332

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