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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 […]

Selling Real Estate in Tampa Bay? Utilize One of Our Professional Realtors® for the Job!

Selling Real Estate in Tampa Bay? Utilize One of Our Professional Realtors® for the Job!

You want more money into your pocket, right?! Well, what if we told you that hiring a professional Realtor® to assist you in your next real estate transaction could actually save you both money and precious time? A question we often here from those trying to sell their homes on their own is “Using a Realtor® will […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]