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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 […]

Hillsborough County Remains a Seller’s Market with Low Monthly Supply of Inventory in April

Hillsborough County Remains a Seller’s Market with Low Monthly Supply of Inventory in April

A key metric we like to monitor when looking at the health of the Tampa Bay real estate market is the Month’s Supply of Inventory (MSI). The generally accepted benchmark for a healthy market, one that favors neither the seller or the buyer, is 5.5 months supply of inventory. Anything higher than that would be considered a buyer’s […]

Homeowners: Protect Your Investment by Choosing the Right Roof

Homeowners: Protect Your Investment by Choosing the Right Roof

When buying a home in Tampa Bay, or if you already own a home here, it’s imperative that you consider your roof as an investment. Most people look at “a roof over their head” as a basic need. Not only does your roof protect your home itself, but the very valuable things within, including your […]

Homestead Exemption and Portability Benefits for Florida Homeowners – What Does it Mean?

Homestead Exemption and Portability Benefits for Florida Homeowners – What Does it Mean?

Besides beautiful sky-lines, palm trees and not having a state income tax, what else can Floridians boast about? While not having a state income tax means that individual counties in Florida collect real estate property tax to raise revenue, homeowners in Florida can still take advantage of a home-ownership benefit called a homestead exemption. And even better, […]

Why Tampa Bay is the place to be for Health Care Professionals

Why Tampa Bay is the place to be for Health Care Professionals

In case you haven’t heard, Tampa Bay is on the move! When it comes to the health care industry, we attract top physicians, nurses and researchers, not only because of our great area hospitals but also due to the great work done by USF Health. Our downtown landscape is changing and the relocation of the […]

NHD Empower Tour of The Children’s Cancer Center this Friday

NHD Empower Tour of The Children’s Cancer Center this Friday

Every quarter, we take our NextHome Discovery agents on a tour of a local non-profit. We call these our NHD Empower Tours. We open up these tours to all local Realtors and affiliates as we ALL benefit by being aware of all the needs and resources in our community so that we can find ways […]

Why It’s So Important to Get Pre-approved BEFORE House-hunting: Mortgage Minute with Gershman Mortgage

Why It’s So Important to Get Pre-approved BEFORE House-hunting: Mortgage Minute with Gershman Mortgage

If you aren’t planning on paying cash for your new home in Tampa Bay, we HIGHLY recommend getting pre-approved with a responsive, reputable lender prior to your home search. We are currently in a seller’s market where, depending on the price point, homes don’t sit on the market too long. It is imperative we present […]

A Better Way to Find and Convert Leads

A Better Way to Find and Convert Leads

Leads, leads, leads… They’re our lifeline as licensed real estate professionals! Chris Smith, the co-founder of Curaytor, dubs “how to convert them, where to find them, and what to do with ‘luke-warm’ leads” among the top topics on every real estate professional’s mind. If this is where your mind drifts between one appointment and the next, […]

Leadership 101: How Can I Become a Better Leader?

Leadership 101: How Can I Become a Better Leader?

We all know what makes an effective leader, right? A willingness to lead, hard work, a little empathy and sacrifice, and of course some knowledge of the industry are a few qualities that come to mind. So why can it often seem so difficult when asked to step into leadership and successfully direct the company […]

Don’t LOOK for Opportunity in 2017!

Don’t LOOK for Opportunity in 2017!

As we wrap up January, you may still be looking for opportunities and new avenues to success in 2017. I’m here to tell you that you may be doing it all wrong. Over the last few years, while speaking at REALTOR® associations as well as within our office with my own NextHome Discovery members, I […]