Home buyers’ first impressions are visual, and a flawed exterior will turn them away faster than a two-hour wait time at a family restaurant. Tampa curb appeal is the same as it is anywhere: when…

For many decades, Hollywood has made box office gold creating comic films about the hilarious possibilities that nightmarish house remodels present: from Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House to The Money Pit (and even Under…

The previous decade’s burst of the real estate bubble, with its plummeting Tampa house prices and accompanying economic dislocations, made a lasting impression. For most homeowners the damage was strictly psychological: the majority weren’t even…

It’s the perpetual ebb and flow. Sometimes the popularity of investment properties in Tampa begins to rise, sending them toward the head of the pack against rival investment ideas. A Tampa investment property’s basic allure…

Sports divers know something that’s relevant to a first time home buyer’s decision about whether to enlist the services of a Tampa real estate agent. A ‘free diver’ (one without SCUBA gear) who descends into…

You’re about to close a deal to become a tenant in Tampa. The landlord seems like a straight shooter and the place is a joy: immaculate and welcoming. Now all that’s left is to wait…

Almost every Tampa neighborhood has one or two houses that go all out at Halloween. Their owners suspend sheet ghosts up in the trees, plant cardboard tombstones on the lawn, broadcast loud spooky sounds out…

Selling a Tampa home quickly and for a good price means attracting the broadest range of qualified home buyers. That can depend on identifying as many appeal points as possible, then showing them off through…

Regardless of whether you believe in “hauntings” or not, a frightening past can affect how potential buyers react to a home for sale in Tampa. Depending on timing, an agent may or may not be…

Despite what just feels like the right answer, buying a home in Tampa can be significantly cheaper than renting one. It’s one of those rare cases where, if you stop and make common sense judgments…