Tampa Bay is home to beautiful beaches, stunning sunrises and some of the most amazing real estate deals! We are so blessed to be Realtors in one of country’s top real estate markets and look forward to serving you!
The Tampa Bay area has many different cities and each comes with it’s own fun vibes!
Clearwater FL is home to many different types of residential real estate. Along the Gulf of Mexico and the intercoastal waterway, there are sprawling manions on waterfront lots overlooking dolphins and watercraft. Venture inland and there are old time neighborhoods with a flavor of the history of the area. Find out more about Clearwater Real Estate…
Looking for small town charm? Dunedin FL is brimming over with it. From the quaint downtown area to the waterfront parks and family-friendly neighborhoods, Dunedin has something for everyone! Some of our favorite areas include Dunedin Isles, the Downtown homes, Fairway Estates and the waterfront condos with gorgeous views of the Gulf. Find out more about Dunedin Real Estate…
As fun as the other areas are, St. Pete offers much in the way of modern living. Downtown St. Pete is urban living at its finest with nicely appointed luxury homes as well as state of the art high rise condos. There are many other areas of St. Petersburg which include gorgeous old style luxury homes, quaint areas like Gulfport with artist charm as well as solid single family housing. Find out more about St. Petersburg real estate…
We couldn’t let you go without mentioning our beaches! Stretching from Dunedin all the way down to the tip of Pinellas County, the beach real estate market is truly marvelous! High rise luxury condos often sit next to single family homes on the finger inlets and cute old fashioned beach properties are next to luxury mansions. Whether you are a high end buyer or looking for a second home condo, there are myriad of options for you to choose from! Find out more about Clearwater Beach Real Estate and St. Petersburg Beach Real Estate…
Should you buy a fixer upper or project home? If you’ve ever watched any of the home improvement shows they make the idea of buying a “fixer-upper” look incredibly easy. Even the “problems” are minimized. Well, in real life a fixer-upper can be a nightmare if you don’t go into buying it with your eyes very wide open.
Buying a project home or a fixer-upper as they are often called can be a great way to buy more home than your budget will allow. If you have a smaller budget and need more space, it could be the answer. What you need to keep in mind is that the lower up front cost isn’t the end. Fixing up the space can be expensive. There are two ways to handle the improvements that need to be made. First, you can hire a contractor to do the projects. Or, you can do it yourself. Either way, you should have a home inspection done so that you know what issues there may be with the home.
The inspection will probably tell you issues, but don’t count on it telling you everything. Be an educated buyer and know what to look for as you tour the home. Is the wall crack just from settling or does it mean foundation issues? Does that water stain mean there was a leak or there is one? Rely on your Realtor too. They should know the difference between cosmetic issues and structural disasters.
No matter whether you plan on having a contractor fix the fixes, or doing it yourself, you should have some basic home improvement skills. Painting, fixing drywall holes and a few other basics will be a time and money saver in the long run. Even with a contractor doing big projects, if you can paint, you can fix other rooms up yourself.
Remember too, no matter if you do the work or pay someone else to do it, it will cost more money. Yes, those improvements add value to the home, but remember that it’s not money in your pocket until you sell the home. Be wise in the fixes you do, and enjoy the process.
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