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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,...

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 thin...

Open Houses In Seminole This Weekend
https://goo.gl/WPjCbECheck out these awesome open houses in Seminole FL this weekend!...

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...

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.Las...

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 wa...

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 the...

Waterfront Duplex Treasure Island Live Free And Invest
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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 ...

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 mort...

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...

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 th...

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 repre...

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,&nbs...

Real Estate Market Heating Up
It's on fire....

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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 w...

Beach Properties For Days
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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...

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 ...

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...

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 wh...

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 th...

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 leve...

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 squar...

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 ...

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 prope...

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®’&n...

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 things!...

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 r...

Career In Real Estate
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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 ...

Jun 2 2017 32322 1
Do what you love and the rest falls into place!...

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 ...

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...

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 max...

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 a...

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...

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 t...

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 ...

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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 is......

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 re...

Income Property 21 Main House With A 11 Detached Rental Apartment Parking For 10 Cars And A 2 Stall
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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 ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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...

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 SHARES ...

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 ...

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...

Farmhouse Theme Is Here To Stay
Reasons Why The Farmhouse Theme is Here to Stay by thewillowfarmhouse 03. August 2016 Uncategorized 1 There’...

Sep 2 2016 24385 1
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 area....

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 taki...

Aug 22 2016 20720 1
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 ...

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....

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 bu...

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 Ha...

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 ...

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.treasurei...

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 rea...

Jul 2 2016 17681 1
Happy Fourth of July Everyone.  I have some new FSBO information I am posting soon!!Http://rob.treasureisland33706.com ...

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 ...

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 recu...

May 29 2016 17681 1
Now is an awesome time to buy a home.  More coming soon....

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 numbe...

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 opinio...

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, ...

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 “f...

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 u...

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...

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 i...

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, b...

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 fiv...

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 pa...

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 "...

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...

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 Ti...

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 t...

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 ...

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...

Feb 16 2016 17155 1
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. &nb...

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 da...

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 bas...

10 Best Places In Buy In 2016
http://www.forbes.com/sites/trulia/2015/12/16/10-hot-real-estate-markets-to-watch-in-2016/#6a6c960446fc...

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....

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 t...

Jan 6 2016 17155 1
Now is a Great time to buy a home....

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 secon...

Jan 5 2016 13890 1
6 Stellar Reasons to Buy a Home in 2016 ByKimberly Dawn Neumann    ByKimberly Dawn Neumann 6:30 am ETDecember 28, 2015December 27, 2015 ...

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...

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...

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 pr...

Happy Holidays
Happy Holidays!...

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 cate...

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

Daily Verse
Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Matthew 8:24...

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 33:29-30...

Real Estate Jokes For All The Agents Who Know The Struggle
For all of you agents out there who know "the struggle"...

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 ...

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 ...

Bible Verse For Today
Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.  Psalm 31:3....

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 age...

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 desi...

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...

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,...

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 ...

Real Estate In Memes And A Taken Listings Video
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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 t...

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 va...

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 int...

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...

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 ML...

Independence Day
Our offices at Keller Williams Seminole will be closed Friday, July 3rd....

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 n...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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 compe...

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-frien...


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