Homes for Sale

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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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…


What makes a house a home? The answer is changing

Debbie Dawson, RE/MAX Advantage Realty, 727-709-9541 For some of us, home is a walk-up apartment that we share with a roommate or two. For others, it might be a house on a leafy suburban street, or a modern glass box overlooking the sea. The variations are endless. The only real universal feature is a roof over your head; everything else…


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…



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…