January 2013 Tampa Home Sale Statistics

February 20th, 2013

The market continues to be a seller’s market.  The January 2013 Tampa Home Sale Statistics are here.  The number of short sales are declining in Tampa.  When I do the research for people that want to buy or sell a house, I am finding that as I do comps, home prices in many neighborhoods are going up.

February Month in Real Estate

February 15th, 2013

Here is a quick 1 minute video from Keller Williams Realty  February Month in Real Estate updating us with the latest information.

December 2012 Tampa Home Sale Statistics

February 15th, 2013

Here are the December 2012 Tampa Home Sale Statistics.  The average home currently on the market has been on the market unsold for an average of 4 months.  Homes that are under contract typically do so within 3 to 4 weeks if they are priced within appraised value.  Homes that start overpriced tend to sell within 4 months or within 3 to 4 weeks after the seller reduces the price to the approximate appraisal price.

November 2012 Tampa Home Sale Statistics

February 9th, 2013

The November 2012 Tampa Home Sale Statistics continue to show the same positive, optimistic trend.  Home prices are increasing, inventory is decreasing and more people are buying homes.  It is definitely a seller’s market.  However, if you are in the market to buy a home, consider this… the three above mentioned trends mean that if you are buying it is harder to find the right home.  Mortgage rates are very low.  Buy a home now before interest rates and home prices go up.  If you would like help buying a home in Hillsborough, Pasco or Pinellas counties, call Dan at 813-294-6013

Help for Homeowners to delay or stop foreclosure.

December 24th, 2012

There are several options you can check out if you are facing the possibility of not being able to make the payment on your house.

1.  Do you have enough equity to sell your house and at least break even?

2.  If you sold your house and do not have enough to pay the mortgage balance, can you afford to bring the balance to closing?

3.  Contact “Hope Now”  to see if you are eligible for a loan workout.

4.  Contact a reputable loss mitigation company to assist you in working out a different payment plan, principal reduction or interest rate reduction.

5.  Contact naca.net for a list of attorneys who can help determine if there is an issue with the lender’s loan documents that would prohibit them from foreclosing.

December Month in Real Estate

December 17th, 2012

Every month Keller Williams updates what is going on in real estate around the country. This is for December.

December Month in Real Estate

Short Video on the purchasing power in Real Estate.

December 13th, 2012

Home prices are at a 7 year low and mortgage rates are the lowest they have ever been.   The percentage of a person’s income needed to pay for the average home payment is the lowest it has been in decades.  Click on the link below to watch a short video made by Keller Williams Realty.

Purchasing Power video

 

Should I get a appraisal in order to price my house right for sale?

December 10th, 2012

Keller Williams Realty has a great, short video explaining why getting an appraisal on your house to determine what price to put your house for sale may not be the best way.  An appraiser checks the county records for recent sales and has statistical formulas for what a house may be worth.  However, a experienced Realtor works with buyers and knows what homes may sell for based on a comparative market analysis.   Give me a call if you would like to know what your house would sell for in today’s marketDan Milchner 813-294-6013

see video

Stay Safe During Christmas

December 7th, 2012

Hyde Park Home Tour

November 29th, 2012

Hyde Park has a home tour of old restored homes this Sunday.

Hyde Park Home Tour