Open House in Dunedin July 31st 2016

Dunedin Open House (7/31/16) Sun 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM 600 EDGEWATER DR #501 Incredible water views from one of the best cities in Pinellas county. Dunedin is a vibrant city with an active downtown. Water views from the master bedroom, the family room, the kitchen & the community pool. Large covered porch over looking the inter-coastal & pool. This spacious condo is gorgeous. All 3 bedrooms have their own en-suites & large walk in closets. The condo was fully furnished by an interior designer. All/any furniture may be purchased separately. There is a 2 car garage under the secured building. A fitness center is located on the 6th floor. $1,100,000 Condo 2,748 Sqr Ft 3 Beds/ 3 1/2 Baths Contact Heather Hildick for security access and all other Open House details. You can call/text Heather at 727-687-3289 … [Read more...]

FREE EVENT: Your Road To Owning A Home!

Blake Real Estate Realtor, Mercedes Ofalt, has a passion for helping first time home buyers and on December 5th she will be presenting a FREE workshop along with a lender, a home inspector and an insurance agent, to help take some of the guess work out of the first time home buying process! Attendees will be provided with invaluable insight so they may be able to have a less stressful first time home buying experience. Local experts will be there to share tips, strategies and answer questions! Buying your own home for less than renting makes sense and NOW is the time, before interest rates and home prices go up! This free event is taking place on Saturday December 5th from 10am-12pm in Oldsmar.  Please RSVP to, as seating is limited and cookies and door prizes will be available! If you have a friend, family member or co-worker who has been wanting to own their own home, please share this event with them! When: Saturday, December 5th from 10:00 AM - 12:00 … [Read more...]

Gorgeous New Construction Homes Available in Newest Safety Harbor Community: Philippe Oaks

Philippe Oaks Single Family Homes – Now Available! Gorgeous new construction homes are now available in the newest Safety Harbor community of Philippe Oaks! Positioned in a quiet location off of Rigsby Lane, the no-outlet subdivision of Philippe Oaks will feature an attractive landscape, tranquil pond, and 21 exclusive properties built by Pioneer Homes! Philippe Oaks models are available to view and properties are already selling! Pioneer homes offer three versatile and tasteful single family models to best suite your needs and be constructed on the lot of your choice. Here is a closer look at the layout of the community and floor-plan choices at Philippe Oaks: Map of Philippe Oaks Subdivision Philippe Oaks Floor-plan: The Key West Philippe Oaks Floor-plan: Savannah Philippe Oaks Floor-plan: Charleston Philippe Oaks homes range in price from the approximately $359,900 to $384,900. These properties layouts include three bedroom homes with the master suite on the … [Read more...]

FREE EVENT: Your Road to Owning a Home!

​Join local experts to gain valuable insight on ways to make the First Time Home Buying Process less stressful! Free event sponsored by Mercedes Ofalt, licensed Florida Realtor, Blake Real Estate; Kelly Santos, loan originator, Security National Mortgage Company; accompanied by Iosa Home Inspections, Brier Grieves Insurance and GreenLeaf Title Insurance Company. WHEN:  Saturday, August 22nd from 10am to 11:30am. WHERE:  At SecurityNational Mortgage Company 3689 Tampa Rd Ste #330 Oldsmar 34677 - Behind Salt Rock Tavern.​ Seating is limited!  Please RSVP to … [Read more...]

Easily Obtain a Pasco County Elevation Certificate

Have you been looking to purchase a home in Pasco County? If so, you may have noticed that there is a selection of available Pasco County homes which may require flood insurance. Let's say the home you wish to buy is in a flood zone, wouldn't you like to know the flood insurance costs before placing an offer on a home? Of coarse! By determining the best estimated costs of flood insurance, you are able to better determine your financial situation and budget. As our team is here to provide the best real estate resources to clients, family, and friends - we are also here to provide it to YOU! If you are looking to purchase a property in New Port Richey, Trinity, Holiday, Hudson, Spring Hill, Odessa or anywhere else in Pasco County, please remember this: Pasco County can provide an emailed copy of an elevation certificate for $5.30!I Home buyers are often interested to know what their flood insurance rates will be prior to placing an offer on a home. Without an elevation … [Read more...]

Knowing The Property Permit History Helps You!

Permit history helps to provide us with more details about properties, looking further into the building, plumbing, electrical and mechanical changes that a home may have undergone. Many of these alterations are not noticed off hand or may not be seen with the naked eye, and that is why obtaining the permit history on a home is very important. Whether you are a current homeowner and have been living in your house for 10 years or are looking to purchase a new home, pulling the permit history of a property can inform you of things you didn’t know: Do you know when the roof was last replaced? When the windows were installed? When the back deck was added? Or how about when that nice privacy fence was put up? Could you even tell that the air conditioning system was updated or that the plumbing was redone? All of these questions and much more structural information can be answered by looking at a property’s permit history! It can’t be promised that the permit history will cover every … [Read more...]

Tarpon Springs Real Estate – Single Family Homes For Sale

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New Construction Townhomes in Safety Harbor are Now Available!

Harbor Key Townhomes - Now Available The new construction townhomes in Safety Harbor located just off of Main Street are now available for sale.  This is great news for all of us that have been waiting for some new housing to choose from in Safety Harbor and the Countryside area.  It’s simply been too long since some new, affordable homes have been built.  Thanks to Digiovani Homes, that’s no longer the case.  Digiovani Homes started construction last month on what they have named “Harbor Key Town Homes”. Harbor Key Townhomes will be comprised of 5 different buildings which house the 19 units, several common areas, and a community swimming pool.  There are entrances and exits to the Harbor Key Townhomes on both Main Street and Oak Avenue in Safety Harbor. Here is a closer look at the layout of the community and floor-plan choices at Harbor Key Townhomes: Map of Harbor Key Townhomes Harbor Key Townhomes - Floorplan B Harbor Key Townhomes - Floorplan C Harbor Key … [Read more...]

$500 Home Warranty Credit Now Available From Freddie Mac

Did you know that Freddie Mac is now offering home buyers a $500 home warranty credit?  Here's how it works: The home warranty incentive must be submitted with the initial purchase offer. The home warranty incentive is only available for owner occupant offers (primary or secondary home) submitted on or after May 25, 2012. Investor purchases, auction sales, sealed-bid sales and bulk sales are ineligible for this incentive. The home warranty incentive is valid on any HomeSteps home for sale in the United States. Under the home warranty incentive, HomeSteps will pay for a home warranty up to $500. Seller's contribution is for a home warranty up to $500. No credits will be given for any unused amount nor will the credit exceed $500 even if the price of the home warranty is greater than $500. Credit will not be paid directly to buyer as a reimbursement but instead be dispersed by the closing agent to the buyer’s home warranty company. HomeSteps reserves the right to remove any … [Read more...]

Pinellas Pool Homes For Sale

Swimming pools are a must have when living in Florida during the summertime! These single family homes below all have the refreshing water park backyard you are looking for! Check out these swimming pool homes located in Pinellas County. Be sure to register while browsing so that you can save your favorite pool homes and share them with your friends! Check back daily for updated swimming pool homes that are located in Pinellas County. … [Read more...]

What a home inspection does not cover

Although a home inspection should be a considered a "must have" before purchasing a home, it does not mean that they will be able to turn over every stone. To provide disclosure of all possible defects, inspectors would need to take air samples for mold, to place test canisters for radon gas, and to sample various materials for possible asbestos fiber and lead content. But that's not all. Home inspections would not be complete without a structural analysis of the foundations, which would require that the inspectors be licensed structural engineers or that they subcontract with a structural engineer on every inspection. Inspectors would also need to take core samples of property sites to ensure geological stability and to evaluate subsurface water drainage characteristics based upon soil composition. This, of course, would require credentials as a licensed geotechnical engineer. Homes would also need to be tested for electromagnetic fields, for soil contamination, and for … [Read more...]

3 Ways Home Buyers Kill Their Own Purchases

Here are three ways homebuyers are defeating their own deals in today's market: 1. House hunting too long. As many as 60 percent of the homes for sale in some markets are short sales. Many other listings are bank-owned (also known as real estate owned or REO) properties, and those homes tend toward two extremes: terrible condition, or so nice at such a low price they receive multiple offers. Even the nicer, nondistressed homes on the market can end up in and out of contract over and over again due to appraisal or other lending-related issues. As a result, it is not at all bizarre to hear homebuyers today say they've been house hunting for a year, 18 months, even two or three years. When you house hunt that long, you become susceptible to house hunt fatigue, which causes irrationally extreme overbidding out of sheer exhaustion. Alternatively, it can cause you to settle for whatever house you can get, even if it doesn't actually meet your needs -- then spend the next 10 years … [Read more...]