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New Condo Law Changes in Florida Effective July 1st, 2017 – What You Need to Know!

New Condo Law Changes in Florida Effective July 1st, 2017 – What You Need to Know!

There were several changes made to Chapter 718, the Florida Statute governing condominiums, and all went into effect on July 1, 2017. While not exhaustive, below is a list of July 1 changes that you may find of interest as you look to purchase a condo here in Tampa Bay: 718.111(12)(c)(1) – A unit renter […]

Think You Need 20% Down to Purchase a New Home? Maybe Not!

Think You Need 20% Down to Purchase a New Home? Maybe Not!

According to a recent Zillow survey, 2 out of 3 renters consider the task of coming up with money for a down-payment the number one hurdle in buying a home. If you are currently in this boat, you are not alone… and just for your information, there are many resources out there designed to help you overcome […]

Tampa Buyers Beware! Wire Fraud Cases on the Rise [VIDEO]

Tampa Buyers Beware! Wire Fraud Cases on the Rise [VIDEO]

If you are buying a home in Tampa Bay, please watch the video below ( put together by Florida Realtors® general counsel, Margy Grant) as wire fraud is on the rise. These sophisticated hackers watch your emails over time and strike right before you close on your new home. They also, in some instances, hack into […]

Why Tampa Bay is Great for Entrepreneurs

Why Tampa Bay is Great for Entrepreneurs

We are BIG fans of creating and retaining great talent right here in Tampa Bay. Our city has become a great hub with a strong support group for those looking to launch and grow their start-ups. We find many people who visit Tampa and end up falling in love with the weather, the people, the […]

Tampa #1 Moving Destination and #3 for Millennials this Summer

Tampa #1 Moving Destination and #3 for Millennials this Summer

Migration patterns for those moving this year. We aren’t surprised but love seeing the data proving why Tampa, Florida is the place to be! A strong job market and affordable housing are key factors in Tampa topping the list.   With great neighborhoods like Seminole Heights, Tampa Heights, Hyde Park, NoHo district, Channel District and […]

Does this TV Commercial Bring Back Childhood Memories for  YOU as Well?

Does this TV Commercial Bring Back Childhood Memories for YOU as Well?

Nothing like the smell of a freshly opened box of Fruit Loops and the sound of Super Mario Brothers theme music playing in the background to stir up some great memories! Speaking of memories – when it comes to buying and selling your Tampa Bay area home, we want NextHome Discovery to be the only […]

Why Do I Need to Know My Debt to Income Ratio?

Why Do I Need to Know My Debt to Income Ratio?

    Your debt to income ratio is a VERY important metric to know as it plays a big part in helping a lender determine if you will be able to make your monthly mortgage payments or not. Click on the image below to watch this quick video explaining this critical metric and why you should […]

[VIDEO] Home Buying Process Step 4: Making the Offer

[VIDEO] Home Buying Process Step 4: Making the Offer

Presenting an offer on a home can be both exciting and nerve-wrecking. Your NextHome Discovery Realtor® will work closely with you every step of the way – reviewing comparable properties, home features and possible upgrades, location and other factors to help you determine an appropriate offer price. Do not hesitate to ask your Realtor® any […]

[VIDEO] Home Buying Process Step 3: The Search

[VIDEO] Home Buying Process Step 3: The Search

Once you have your financing lined up and know your budget, it’s time to start searching for your new home in Tampa Bay! This is also a great time to visit open houses and get an idea of what’s on the market. Be sure to let your NextHome Discovery Realtor® know about which open houses […]

[VIDEO] Home Buying Process Step 2: Mortgage 101 (Unless You Have a Boatload of Cash Under Your Mattress)

[VIDEO] Home Buying Process Step 2: Mortgage 101 (Unless You Have a Boatload of Cash Under Your Mattress)

Don’t have a boatload of cash stashed away under your mattress? Purchasing a home can be one of the largest financial investments you make – you’ll want to make sure you have good financing lined up by getting pre-approved with a reputable lender before looking at homes. Nothing like the feeling of falling in love with […]