Real Estate For Sale

This EXQUISITE detached villa is located in the Upscale Gated Golf Course Community of Crescent Oaks. 1095 DARTFORD DR, TARPON SPRINGS, FL 34688

You will feel right at home as soon as you enter into the open concept floor plan. This stunning home has 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths and a large bird caged lanai perfect for entertaining or simply relaxing while enjoying the magnificent view & serenity of the pond and Golf course. 3rd Bedroom may be used as a den or office….


What is a ‘special assessment’ – and do I have to pay it?

Question: Our association is specially assessing all of the owners several extra payments to fund a refinance of a loan we took out for the clubhouse renovation from a few years ago. Can they do this? – Joel Answer: As long as your association follows the correct procedure, it can pass a special assessment. When your association has a unique…


Buyers want to know: What type of mortgage should I get

There are many different types of mortgages available to home buyers. With such terms as “adjustable rate mortgages,” FHA, VA, USDA and jumbo or conforming loans, it can be confusing for new home buyers to choose a mortgage. To help determine what type of mortgage is best for you, here’s a closer look at different types of mortgage loans: Conventional…


What does a landlord owe a tenant if the A/C goes out?

Question: We rent out a condo where the association controls the air conditioning and all utilities. Our tenant reported to us that the apartment was without A/C for two days and it was unbearable, so they stayed in a hotel. With the summer heat, I am sure it was sweltering in the apartment. They want me to reimburse them. I…


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…


Too few buyers question the need for a 30-year mortgage

NEW YORK – July 17, 2018 – For those looking to buy homes, the most popular way to finance a home purchase is to take out a 30-year mortgage. With mortgage rates having been exceptionally low for years, it has been possible to get extremely attractive monthly payments even on relatively large mortgage loans, and the 30-year term gives homeowners…


Congress floats flood insurance ideas – but passage iffy

WASHINGTON – July 17, 2018 – U.S. lawmakers are struggling to secure passage of a bill that extends the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) past its scheduled end on July 31, 2018. However, the path to get there is unclear. NFIP reauthorization could easily get bogged down in red tape as the House and Senate look at different ways to…