Chase Walseth's Blog Posts

The Silver Tsunami Is Coming To St Petersburg

Baby Boomers across the country are set to leave their homes at record levels in the coming years.No area will be more impacted than the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metro area, according to 

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Tax Benefits From A Real Estate Agent

I am not a CPA. I am NOT a CPA. I AM NOT A CPA!!!There... Now that the disclosure is out there that you should not take tax or legal advice from me, I'm going to tell you some things you need to,

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Open Houses In Seminole This Weekend

https://goo.gl/WPjCbECheck out these awesome open houses in Seminole FL this!

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Expert Negotiating Tactics

Whether you're in sales or teaching kindergarten, you are negotiating every single day. Sometimes you negotiate $10,000 off the sale of a house, other times you negotiate with your 3 year old to eat

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As Tech Looms Large Real Estate Agents Are STILL The Future Of Buying And Selling

It only takes a few conversations with real estate agents for me to appreciate the value of their work, their spirit and independence and the importance of their local standing.Last week, I sat on

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Home Buying Tips Consider The Sellers Perspective

Homebuying Tips: Consider the Seller's PerspectiveAs a homebuyer, you may want to consider the seller's perspective before you submit an offer to purchase your dream house. That way, you can boost

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Why For Sale By Owner Is The Most Unenviable Job In The World

"FSBOs" or homeowners who decide to sell their homes themselves, have the worst job(s) in the world... For reals. Here are the myriad hats a FSBO has to wear while selling their own home:Real

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Common Misconceptions About Buying A Home

Common Misconceptions about Buying a HomeBelieve it or not, the process of buying a home can become long and complicated. And if you're not careful, you may encounter many hurdles that prevent you

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How Should You Approach A Mortgage Application

How Should You Approach a Mortgage ApplicationFilling out a mortgage application may prove to be a long, exhausting process. Fortunately, we're here to help you streamline the mortgage application

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Short Term Vacation Rentals

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3 Tips For Home Sellers In A Fast Paced Housing Market

3 Tips for Home Sellers in a Fast-Paced Housing MarketHome sellers rejoice! The housing market moves rapidly, which means home sellers who allocate the necessary time and resources to enhance their

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10 Things To Do Before You Sell Your House

Home Selling Checklist:Are you getting ready to sell your house? Then it's time to roll up your sleeves and get to work! Selling a home, after all, entails a whole lot more than just putting a

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Invest Now In The South Florida Property Market Experts Say

After a slow year in the South Florida property market, dominated by an oversupply of luxury inventory and the retreat of Latin American buyers due to the strong dollar, 2018 represents the perfect

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Pinellas County Real Estate Deal Links

Down below are some "Quick Links" to lists of potential Real Estate deals in Pinellas County...If you'd like to hear about the BEST Deal I know about in St Pete right now, use the chat

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7 Things That Can Go Wrong If You Dont Choose The Right Agent

Buying a home is the biggest investment you’ll likely ever make, and it has all sorts of implications for your personal and financial future. This is why it’s so important to work with the right

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Home Prices Are Set To Soar In 2018

Home prices are set to soar in 2018 Sales prices jumped 7 percent annually in November, according to a new report from CoreLogic. Low supply and high demand are fueling the gains and neither of

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Bloggy McBlogFace

Why do things go "viral"? What is it about a cat video that resonates with 5,000,000 people? Is it that those 5M people all share it? Why does a motivational speech, with the same message as the

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Under GOP Tax Plan Some Would Win In Real Estate And Others Could Lose Big

Under GOP Tax Plan, Some Would Win in Real Estate—and Others Could Lose Big.Love it or hate it, the Republicans' tax plan is going to be yuuge—if it passes.The Tax Cut and Jobs Act, which

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These Real Estate Trends Will Be GameChangers In 2018

These Real Estate Trends Will Be Game-Changers in 2018We’re almost there: the long-awaited home stretch of 2017. And quite a year it's been! Already, we can’t help imagining what developments

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Do You REALLY Know What A CAP Rate Is

"10% CAP Rate!" advertises the listing... but do agents REALLY know how to accurately calculate a CAP rate? The simple definition is, "A 10% cap rate will give you 10% return on the value of the

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Dont Give Up Buyers More Newly Constructed Homes Are On The Way

Don't Give Up, Buyers: More Newly Constructed Homes Are On the WayIt's not much fun being a home buyer these days, with the lack of available homes driving prices—and stress levels—to new highs.

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Rare Luxury Home On Redington Beach

Exclusive Sunset Blvd Gulf-Front home with a BONUS detached Triplex income property allowing short-term rentals!The property consists of 46 feet of Gulf frontage, 4950 heated square feet, 5 bedrooms

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IRS Offers Tax Relief To Hurricane Irma Victims

IRS offers tax relief to Hurricane Irma victimsWASHINGTON – Sept. 18, 2017 – Hurricane Irma victims in parts of Florida and elsewhere have until Jan. 31, 2018, to file certain individual and

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Loyalty In Business

Our team pays for leads like many real estate agents. These leads are essentially people with online inquiries about the value of their home or requesting information about a property (think).

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84 Percent Of Americans See Homeownership As Good Investment

84 Percent of Americans See Homeownership as Good Investment, Affordability a Growing ConcernWASHINGTON (July 12, 2017) — According to the National Association of Realtors®’ 2017 National

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Do What You Have Always Done And Get What You Have Always Gotten

If you want to achieve your dreams, you have to CHANGE the way you're currently doing!

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Homeownership Rate Rebounds From 50Year Low

Homeownership Rate Rebounds from 50-Year LowThe U.S. homeownership rate may have finally bottomed out, as the share of Americans who own homes is steadily climbing. The ownership rate posted an

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Survey More Buyers Make Offers Sight Unseen

Survey: More Buyers Make Offers Sight UnseenThe number of buyers making offers sight unseen—meaning they haven't physically visited the property—is on the rise, according to a survey of recent

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Jun 2 2017 32322 1

Do what you love and the rest falls into!

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Do You Live In One Of The Hottestselling Neighborhoods In Tampa Bay Check Your ZIP

Courtesy of Susan Taylor Martin - TBT 3:54.PM, Friday, June 2nd, 2017In February, Crystal and Lugene Luckey sold their house in Gibsonton's Kings Lake community for $215,000 — or $90,000 more

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Its Here Flas 2017 Hurricane Season

It’s here: Fla.’s 2017 hurricane seasonTALLAHASSEE, Fla. – May 31, 2017 – Hurricane season officially starts June 1 and Florida is prepared. The 2017 hurricane season lasts through Nov. 30

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Cheapest Ways To Increase The Value Of Your Home

5 OF THE CHEAPEST WAYS TO INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR HOMEArticle by: Rebecca Lake, Smart AssetIf you’re planning to put your home on the market, it pays to make sure you’re maximizing your 

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Florida Bond Program AKA First Time Homebuyer Credit

• The counties are Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk• $15,000 in down payment funds forgiven at the rate of 20% per year and FULLY FORGIVEN AFTER YEAR 5 as long as you live

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Dont Miss Out On One Of The Most Valuable Deductions Ever When You Sell Your House

Don't miss out on one of the most valuable deductions ever when you sell your house!This is one of the most generous tax incentives our great government has to offer.Here's why: If you bought your

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7 Most Annoying Things About Buying A Home

7 Most Annoying Things About Buying a HomeBuying a home is the American dream. So why, then, is it also a complete nightmare? Talk to most home buyers, and they’ll readilyadmit that for every high

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Soapbox Moment Of The Month

While I could write my monthly blog about something like interest rates or the housing market or projections for next year, I'm choosing instead to write about something I'm truly passionate about,

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Tom Brady SICK House

These aren't the most expensive things Tom Brady owns...He and Giselle's $50M YES, FIFTY MILLION DOLLAR MANSION...

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Think You Need To Save 20 For A Down Payment Think Again

Think You Need to Save 20% for a Down Payment? Think AgainSaving for a down payment often represents the biggest hurdle for first-time home buyers. In December, 25% of buyers on realtor.com® who

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Brocante St Pete

Looking for some thing fun to do in St. Pete the first weekend of every month? Home About» FAQ’s Market Dates Photos Contact Brocanteurs

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6 Lousy Habits To Ditch Now If You Hope To Buy A Home In 2017

6 Lousy Habits to Ditch Now If You Hope to Buy a Home in 2017It’s time for our end-of-year new resolutions series to set its sights onhome buyers. This installment: bad habits to break if you’re

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These Are The Hottest Areas In Tampa Bay For House Flipping

Susan Taylor Martin, Times Senior Correspondent   House flipping may be decreasing nationwide as home prices rise, but there are still places where it’s pretty hot in the

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US Consumer Confidence Surges In Nov

U.S. consumer confidence surges in Nov. NEW YORK – Nov. 29, 2016 – The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, increased significantly in November after a decline one month earlier. The

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Come From Contribution All Else Will Fall Into Place

Part of my job description is to train other real estate agents. I often get asked questions like, "How do you deal with difficult clients?" or "What do you say to For-Sale-By

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To Tips For The Coming Tsunami Of First Time Home Buyers

Top Tips for the Coming Tsunami of First-Time Home It is exciting to see traffic and survey data this fall indicating that  first-time home buyers are poised to come back in a big way in

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Banks Sell Of Foreclosed Homes

Wiping out housing's 'zombies': Banks sell off foreclosed remnants of crashDiana Olick| @DianaOlickThursday, 8 Sep 2016 | 11:23 AM ETCNBC.com 899

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Where Is The Buyers Market In Pinellas County

Buyer's Market? Did you say BUYER'S Market???What about all of the multiple offer situations? The bidding wars and the "highest and best" scenarios?Maybe you're not looking in the right place...As a

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Waterfront TI Condo VIDEO

THESE do not come around very often!!!Short term rentals allowed. Boat slip deeded to unit owner! Great vacation rental! Totally updated with new tile flooring, granite, solid wood.

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Farmhouse Theme Is Here To Stay

Reasons Why The Farmhouse Theme is Here to Stay by thewillowfarmhouse 03. August 2016 Uncategorized 1 There’s nothing quite

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Hope everyone survived the storm.  Things should be back to normal after the holiday weekend.  Until then, stay safe if showing or looking at properties in the.

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Three Things That Make A Great Real Estate Investment

Three Things That Make A Great Real Estate InvestmentIf you’re looking into real estate investments, you likely want to earn wealth on real estate based on risk you are taking, while

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Common Home Selling Mistakes That Are Stopping You From Selling Your HomeSelling your home can be nerve wrecking and just plain old stressful, but by avoiding some of these common mistakes, you can

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Networking

Networking builds business – unless you do thisNEW YORK – Aug. 2, 2016 – Face-to-face meetings help form close bonds with others and give them a clear picture of who you are. But sometimes

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Tampa Bay Market Trends Pinellas County

What a bunch of boring graphs can tell us about the past, present, and future real estate market.Expired Listings: Expired listings occur when the listing agreement between buyer and seller

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How To Use Color To Boost Emotion And Well Being In Your Home

...How To Use Color To Boost Emotion And Well Being In Your Home Written by Jaymi Naciri on Sunday, 17 July 2016 9:28 am Close More Deals - Qualify homebuyer leads fast and free Having trouble

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Can I Make Money Flipping Houses

Why of course you can! BUT it's not a walk in the park...I work with several investors that make a ton of money flipping houses and the ones that make the most money know they are going to make

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Weekly List Of Deals Bankowned REO Foreclosures

Don't believe the hype! There are still deals out there on the open market! Here's your weekly list of bank-owned, foreclosures, and REO properties:http://chase.treasureisland33706.com

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Open Houses Are A Great Way To Test The Waters

Not finding what you're looking for? Why don't you stop by some open houses?If all you're doing is going to open houses, then do the opposite! Maybe set up some showings with a realtor to see

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Jul 2 2016 17681 1

Happy Fourth of July Everyone.  I have some new FSBO information I am posting soon!!Http://rob.treasureisland33706.com;

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VA Vs FHA Vs Conventional

I've gotten a lot of questions lately regarding what program is BEST for clients. Here's a quick breakdown of what each program does and how you qualify:FHA - Requires 3.5% of the purchase price for

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Paradise Bazaar Art Vendors Every Sunday In St Pete

Paradise Bazaar Art Vendors Sun, May 29, 9am – 4pm Repeat: A repeated event cannot start and end in different time zonesWeekly on Sunday, FridayEditThis event has a recurrence rule that

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May 29 2016 17681 1

Now is an awesome time to buy a home.  More coming.

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Run Your Business Like A Business

This is the most important phrase you'll read all year: "Run your business like a business". What does that mean though? It means a number of things: Record keeping, tracking numbers, working like

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Downsizing Baby Boomers

Less means more for Baby Boomers who downsize in retirementJeff Reeves, Special for USA TODAY7 a.m. EST March 9, 2016When it comes to retirement planning, there are a lot of opinions on how much you

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Downsizing Your Home 3 Money Smart Reasons To Do So

https://www.daveramsey.com/blog/3-money-smart-reasons-to-downsizeDownsizing Your Home: 3 Money-Smart Reasons To Do It If you think moving up in life means buying a bigger home, it’s time to set

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Forget Realtors Sell It Yourself

For Sale by Owner: 8 Costly Mistakes Sellers MakeThink you’ve got the chops to sell your house on your own? Many people believe they’ll save money by listing their home as “for sale by”

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Why Do I Need A Real Estate Agent

Selling or Buying real estate is a scary process, it's a huge transition, almost similar to a divorce or death. It creates a lot of anxiety and fear for some people. I bring this up because it is so

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New Construction 3 Story House Madeira Beach

Call or email Chase for more information!727-755-3830      chasewteam@gmail.comVacant land with a To-Be-Built 3 story, 2784 sq ft house on the water with a newer sea wall and dock

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Buyers Need A Realtor To Compete In Sellers Market

WASHINGTON – April 14, 2016 – With demand exceeding supply in markets across the U.S., homebuyers may face an uphill battle to find the perfect home this spring.Total housing inventory at the

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NextDoor App

Hi again All!This month's blog is about this incredible and ever-growing App called NextDoor.The app is dedicated to meeting neighbors, arranging meetings, community events, barbecues, growing

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Baby Boomers Downsizing For Retirement Create Niche Market

Baby Boomers, Downsizing for Retirement, Creates Niche Real Estate MarketCurbed: By Alexei Barrionnuevo -Mar 22, 2016Ever since builder Del Webb opened Sun City Arizona's first five model homes in

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Dog Parks In Pinellas County Florida

Article copied from Pinellas County Parks and Preserves:Dog Parks Much to the delight of dogs and their human companions, the Pinellas County Parks includes several dog parks. These fenced

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Condo Vs House To HOA Or Not To HOA

So many buyers struggle with the costs and benefits approach when trying to decide whether or not to purchase a single family home with no homeowner's association (HOA) or a "maintenance free"

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First Time Homebuyer Class

FREE SEMINAR FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS MARCH 24THPlease join us for a FREE SEMINAR  presented by Charlie Widmier of Van Dyke MortgageMARCH 24TH   6:00 to 7:00 pmKeller/

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FSBO Beware Top 5 Reasons To Sell With An Agent

1.  NegotiationsAs a FSBO, you'll need to negotiate many times throughout the sales process; with Buyers, with Buyer's Agents who represent the Buyer's best interests, with Title Companies )

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Dont Miss These Home Tax Deductions

Don’t Miss These Home Tax DeductionsFrom mortgage interest to property tax deductions, here are the tax tips you need to get a jump on your returns.Owning a home can pay off at tax time. Take

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Baby Boomers Housing Preferences

NAHB study: Boomer generation housing preferencesWASHINGTON – Feb. 26, 2016 – Based on a nationwide survey of recent and prospective homebuyers conducted in 2015, The National Association of

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Flas Housing Market Continues Strong Track In Jan

Fla.’s housing market continues strong track in Jan.NAR: Existing-home sales inch up in Jan., price growth acceleratesORLANDO, Fla. – Feb. 23, 2016 – Florida's housing market saw rising median

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Is now a good time to invest in Rental Property?  With the losses we are seeing on Wall Street rental properties are looking better than ever as an investment opportunity.  Home values

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Cash Sales

Fewer Buyers Bringing All Cash To CloseMIAMI – Feb. 8, 2016 – One in three buyers paid all-cash to close on their real estate transactions near the end of 2015, according to data from CoreLogic.

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Taxes For Self Employed Persons

What to do: Pay quarterly!Find a professional, experienced CPA to help you find all of your eligible tax deductionsBe legitimatePAY QUARTERLY: By anticipating what you owe based on your

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10 Best Places In Buy In 2016

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Online Lenders We Dont Trust FICO Scores

Online lenders: ‘We don’t trust FICO scores’SAN FRANCISCO – Jan. 13, 2016 – Online lenders increasingly take aim at the FICO score.San Francisco-based Social Finance Inc. (SoFi) – which

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Five Steps To Gain The Respect Of Your Clients

Five Steps to Gain the Respect of Your ClientsAs a real estate agent, you are the face of your business. So it is crucial that you maintain a high level of professionalism at all times, even when

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Jan 6 2016 17155 1

Now is a Great time to buy a.

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Buying Real Estate Why When Where How

Answering the 4 basic questions about real estate is simple, it's just not always easy...Ain't that the truth!5 years ago was the best time to buy, of course! Now when is the second best time to?

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6 Stellar Reasons to Buy a Home in 2016 ByKimberly Dawn Neumann    ByKimberly Dawn Neumann 6:30 am ETDecember 28, 2015December 27, 2015

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More Single Women Buying Houses In 2016

http://fortune.com/2015/12/28/single-female-homebuyers By: Laura Lorenzetti  Thanks to higher incomes.Up until the housing crisis, single women in the U.S. bought houses more often than

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Become A Real Estate Agent Join Our Real Estate Team

PLEASE reach out to me if you want any information on becoming a real estate agent or professional or come to our Career Night if you're curious at all!Chase Walseth - call or text or email - 727-

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New Construction Homes In Seminole Pinellas County

Finally! There are new construction houses for sale in not only Seminole but near downtown St Petersburg as well!Here's an overview of what is out there in rare new construction properties:The

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10 Reasons You Can Sell Your Home During Holidays Without Hassle

Guest post by Sam DeBord, Seattle, WATo many homeowners, selling a home during the holidays sounds like a stressful, unproductive experience. The objections come from two categories:Holiday

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Cool Weather Weekend

Looking forward to cooler weather this weekend!  Next weeks highs are going to be in the 60's and 70!

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Daily Verse

Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Matthew 8

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Have A Beautiful Day

God does all these things to a person - twice, even three times - to turn them back from the pit, that the light of life may shine on them.  Job 33:29

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Real Estate Jokes For All The Agents Who Know The Struggle

For all of you agents out there who know "the"

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Prayer For The Day

As quoted from Beth Moore, Looking Up Devtional. "Lord God, I like the idea that Satan will be sorry he ever messed with me.  After all, when he messes with me, he is messing with You. 

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Home Flipping Incresing In Florida Again

According to the state’s chief economist Amy Baker, the answer to that question is yes. Baker told the  Florida Senate’s Appropriations committee on Thursday morning that Florida’s

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Bible Verse For Today

Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.  Psalm 31.

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Why You Need A Buyers Agent

Information provided by Realtor.comHome buyers should always have their own agent. Buyer agents work to negotiate the best terms and price for the buyer. Best of all, the buyer agent’s services

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Make Your Home Look Like A Magazine

Information provided from Realtor.comWant your place to look like those home design website images you drool over? Of course you do! Problem is, your budget may not match your design aspirations.

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Making Money Flipping Houses In St Petersburg And Clearwater

There are a number of ways to make money, both as a long term investment and short term gain in the Pinellas County market, and I'm here to tell you how to do so.1. Flipping houses - Buying a house,

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First Time Homebuyer Mistakes

Great Resource for First-Time Buyers!Resources provided by HUD.Gov While HUD does not offer direct grants or loans to individuals, we do

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Florida Real Estate Climbing Property Values

Did you miss the real estate boom in your local market? Many people have... The latest example is of homeowners in good old Fargo, ND. With the oil boom in the western part of the state to the non

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Its A Sellers Market

If you are thinking about selling your home, now is the time!  It's a sellers market out there with inventory being low.  Please let us know how we can help you through the process. 

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Real Estate Q And A

The Q and A session went great! Thank you all so much for your questions and joining the conversation!Here are the results:Q: How is the market in Pinellas County?A: This answer varies... "The"

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Getting To Know Your Town

One of the toughest things about moving is not knowing the area that you are now located in.  There are several things available now that can help you with that.  The internet is a

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Getting Prepared To Sell Your Home

Selling a home in todays market is easy if you're ready!  Here is a list of important things that may help you with the process:Streamline Checklist Peeling or chipping paint Any signs of

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Flipping Houses In Pinellas County

Flipping houses in Pinellas County has become more popular since our market has exploded. It's much harder to find that "deal" that you could've 2-3 years ago. Properties on the MLS are open to

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Independence Day

Our offices at Keller Williams Seminole will be closed Friday, July.

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Buy Now Or Foever Hold Your Peace

Hey Buyers! It's that time again, time for me to shed some light on what you don't know and what you need to hear, even if it's not always pretty.So, here we go!!!!!What you need to know but'

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Garage Mahal The 6 Car Garage Home

I couldn't resist, had to share this with my friends!6+ stall garage, fully-ducted with A/C and Heat, with a nice house attached as well!http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5970-71st-Ave-N-Pinellas

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How Is The Market In Pinellas County

How's the market? This is probably the most common question I get as a Realtor (other than, "What kind of plant is this?"). I want to just say, "Great!" but it's more complex than a one word answer.

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You Can Change The Finishes In Your Home But You Cant Change The Location

This is a topic that goes beyond "Location Location Location".  Buyers should be looking at, and sellers should be accentuating, the qualities that the homes have that can be changed and cannot

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Being A Buyer In A Sellers Market

Buying a home in general is a major decision and is very stressful as well. Now sprinkle in the fact that houses are selling like hotcakes and you feel as though you are competing for the last

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Welcome To The Greatest Real Estate Market Youve Ever Seen

Hello future customers and friends! Welcome to the greatest real estate market you've ever seen! Now, by "greatest" I mean "buyer-friendly", "seller-friendly", "investor-friendly", 

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