What Your Under 750 FICO Score Really Means

What Your Under 750 FICO Score Really Means

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So many potential Tampa Bay home buyers these days get scared away by the thought of their credit score. Most people have an inflated view of what is really takes to qualify for a mortgage in today’s housing market.

Saving for a Down Payment on a Home: 3 Expert Tips

Saving for a Down Payment on a Home: 3 Expert Tips

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Obviously, the first step to saving for a down payment is understanding how much house you can afford. Instead of thinking of the end dollar or loan amount on the home, think about the monthly cost you are willing to spend on a mortgage (including property taxes and...

Clearwater opens Tampa Bay’s first World Market

Clearwater opens Tampa Bay’s first World Market

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From eclectic décor and trendy furniture to delicious international snacks, Tampa Bay has added its first Cost Plus World Market big box store. The new location is right off Sunset Point Road and US Highway 19 N in Clearwater. The store’s grand opening is scheduled...

Tampa Bay: Increasing Home Prices Can Be a Good Thing

Tampa Bay: Increasing Home Prices Can Be a Good Thing

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We’ve mentioned the Tampa Bay housing crisis before. There has been a lot of talk centered around home prices on the rise lately due to the lack of single family homes available on the market today. Although rising prices is a scary concept, there is a silver lining...

Why you need to buy in Tampa now: Channelside Renovation 2017

Why you need to buy in Tampa now: Channelside Renovation 2017

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The time to buy in downtown Tampa Bay is now. You may have heard the rumors of the plans for Port Tampa Bay’s Channelside renovation, but if you haven’t, here’s the scoop:Last month, port officials voted in favor of amending the Strategic Property ground lease on...

Millennials and the Housing Market

Millennials and the Housing Market

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Have you heard the rumors that Millennials are having more trouble getting into the housing market than any other generation? Well, it is not completely untrue. A recent report by Bankrate suggest that Millennials aged between 18 and 26 tend to spend more money...

Hurricane Checklist for Tampa Bay Homeowners

Hurricane Checklist for Tampa Bay Homeowners

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Welcome to summer, Tampa Bay homeowners! As much as we’d love to tell you this is the time for fun in the sun, it is also time to prepare for stormy weather. Living in Tampa Bay, we see many storms and hurricanes come through here in the summer months, and although...