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Investment Options: Real Estate vs Stock Market

Investment Options: Real Estate vs Stock Market

In the past, most investors felt that the stock market offered better options for profit than property investments. Today the rising number of foreclosures, not to mention the instability of the stock market, are tipping the scales in favor of real estate investments. Real Estate is winning in the battle of Real estate vs stock… Read more »

Finding Your Dream Home

Finding Your Dream Home

What does your dream home look like? Is it a ranch style with a basketball hoop on the garage? Or perhaps a 2-story brick home in a suburban neighborhood? You don’t have to settle, or wait until you have the money to build. The rising number of foreclosures makes it easy to find your dream… Read more »

Buying Investment Property

Buying Investment Property

Buying investment property can be a very lucrative endeavor. It can, also be a gamble; first time investors can often make mistakes that can result in a loss instead of a profit. While buying investment property can be a complex process, taking the time to learn all you can about about will ensure your success…. Read more »

Short Sale vs. Foreclosure

Short Sale vs. Foreclosure

Short sales and foreclosures are both possible outcomes for homeowners facing financial difficulties. There are many questions that can arise from this situation: what is a short sale?  How is it different than foreclosure? Is one more beneficial than the other? Before making a decision on whether to sell your home via a short sale… Read more »

Tampa Real Estate – Selling Tips & Tricks

Tampa Real Estate – Selling Tips & Tricks

A few quick tips for those wanting to sell their Tampa real estate would be first, to maintain a clean yard. You want to attract potential buyers into seeing more, so you’ll want to spice up the outside, paint it if it needs it, and maybe throw in a few flowering plants. Remember, this will… Read more »

Buy Tampa Real Estate

Buy Tampa Real Estate

For those interested in buying Tampa real estate, the market seems to be stabilizing and even making large gains in some areas. Now is the perfect time to buy real estate. Over the history of the real estate market we can see that the market has increased, then decreased, then increased even more. The rare… Read more »

What is a Short Sale in Real Estate?

What is a Short Sale in Real Estate?

What is a short sale and How Will the New Legislation Affect You? In the past, short sale deals were far from actually being short, if at all. However, now that federal legislation has taken place, there are some changes that will be implemented. These changes will affect sellers who qualify, and if executed properly… Read more »

Tampa Foreclosures

Tampa Foreclosures

There doesn’t seem to be an end to Tampa foreclosures in our near future. The rates fluctuate from quarter to quarter, but the houses keep coming! Lately, I hear a lot of stories of Florida residents owing twice what houses are selling for in their neighborhood. A lot of people choose to let their house… Read more »

Rental Applications

Rental Applications

What exactly is a rental application? A rental application is a document that landlords use in the process of finding suitable tenants for rental. It is a form that a prospective tenant must fill out that lists pertinent information about the individual such as full legal name, current address, and monthly income. This information will… Read more »

Low Risk Landlord

Low Risk Landlord

Many landowners worry about protecting their investment from insurance claims, property damage, and lawsuits from tenants or any other way that they could end up losing money. Limiting risks of rental business can be simple, all you have to do is learn where you are susceptible to risk and then take necessary steps to reduce… Read more »