The top 5 rental scams — and how avoid falling for them

If you’re looking to rent an apartment, condo or house, rental fraud can turn a search from an exciting time to a negative experience with a scammer who steals your money. Fake Craigslist deals, Zillow listings for properties that don’t exist or phantom landlords who demand deposits before even showing the place are all too common in the digital age,…

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Mortgage Rates Drop Below 3% – Lowest in 50 Years

By Kerry Smith – The 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.98% this week, according to Freddie Mac – but any uptick in buyer demand will meet a shrinking inventory of for-sale homes. MCLEAN, Va. – The average 30-year mortgage rate dropped below 3% this week for the first time in at least 50 years. It averaged 2.98% this week, according to…


What repairs are most important when listing your home?

Top 3 home repairs for less-than-perfect listings Sellers whose homes aren’t in tip-top shape may need to spend extra money or put in a little elbow grease to get their properties in market-ready condition, but not all sellers want to spend thousands of dollars. If money or time is limited, what are the most important repair or maintenance tasks that…


7 Steps to Take Before You Buy a Home

7 Steps to Take Before You Buy a Home By doing your homework before you buy, you’ll feel more content about your new home. Most potential home buyers are a smidge daunted by the fact that they’re about to agree to a hefty mortgage that they’ll be paying for the next few decades. The best way to relieve that anxiety…


Financing Contingency vs. Appraisal Contingency

By Joel Maxson – If a contract includes both a financing contingency and appraisal contingency, where does one end and the other begin? There’s substantial overlap in the two contingencies, but they have very different rules. ORLANDO, Fla. – When buyers negotiate a contract that includes both a financing contingency and appraisal contingency, they sometimes have trouble understanding where one…


NAR: Watch for Home Sales Rebound as Economy Opens Up

By Catherine Mesick There are still many unknowns about COVID-19, but with that in mind, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun is cautiously optimistic about where the economy is heading, and he also sees positive indicators in the residential real estate market. WASHINGTON – First a caveat: There are still many unknowns about COVID-19 and what might happen next. But with…


No Rules, Only Fun Allowed in Rooters Club. Pasco’s Networking Group!

There is no one except your Momma who roots for you and supports your efforts more than Jim Murdock and his Rooters Networking Club. Jim is a self-proclaimed, semi-retired, professional party-planner, and all he has ever wanted to do is help people! Founder of Rooters, Jim thrives on the ability to connect with people and connect people. He has successfully…


Looking for excellent Chinese food in the New Port Richey area? Order and your delicious dinner will be waiting for you curbside.

Zen Forrest restaurant, featuring critically acclaimed Chef Victor Wang, brings this variety to you for curbside pick up and delivery. Check out the amazing menu, click here on this link. New Port Richey’s Pan Asian Restaurant of Choice This is Chef Victor, of Zen Forrest Restaurant. “Where East meets West and healthy eating meets great taste.” Looking for excellent Korean…


Stunning Waterfront Home in the Heart of Trinity

Breathtaking sunset views are spectacular! Meticulously Maintained 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom,2 Car Oversized Garage with Rear Entry and extra long driveway. Plenty of parking for all of your family gatherings! Located on a Cul-de-Sac & located in the popular GATED community of Fox Wood! This well crafted Samuelson semi-custom home includes a Large Screen-in Lanai which features a SPOOL (heated…