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Florida offers some owners up to $10K for septic-tank upgrade

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced a Septic Upgrade Incentive Program to improve water quality and protect Florida’s springs. The program encourages homeowners to enhance their conventional septic systems by adding advanced features to reduce nitrogen pollution. This Septic Upgrade Incentive Program can offset the cost of an upgrade by providing certified installers and licensed plumbers up to…

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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…


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…


Foreclosures down 78% since 2010 peak | Debbie Dawson, RE/MAX Advantage Realty, Trinity, FL 34655

ATTOM Data Solutions’ Midyear 2018 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report found a total of 362,275 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings – default notices, scheduled auctions or bank repossessions – in the first six months of 2018. That number is down 15 percent year-to-year and down 78 percent from its recession-era foreclosure peak in the first six months of 2010. Unlike earlier…


How do I know the seller actually received my offer?

Dear Anne: I called a listing agent the other day to find out if he presented my buyer’s offer and he said, “Yeah, I presented it.” But I don’t believe him. What angers me most is that he doesn’t understand why I’m upset. My buyer feels I’m inept because I have no clue what’s going on with her offer. “I…