Realtors in Trinity

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…

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Sellers could lose momentum if they overprice listing

Oct. 26, 2018 – A shift is occurring in many housing markets. As home prices continue to rise along with mortgage rates, more potential buyers are choosing to postpone a purchase – and more home sellers are now facing competition. In many locations, sellers should no longer expect the quick sale they’ve seen neighbors get in the past. The number…


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…


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…


Some lenders are making it easier to get a home loan by lowering their FICO score requirements | Debbie Dawson, RE/MAX of Trinity, Florida

Study: Lenders approved lower credit scores in 2017 To attract a larger pool of potential first-time homebuyers, some lenders are making it easier to get a home loan by lowering their FICO score requirements. The latest Ellie Mae Millennial Tracker found there was a slight decline in average scores for closed loans to Millennials year-over-year. The trend was most pronounced…


Staging Tips for Small Rooms | Debbie Dawson RE/MAX

Staging Tips for Small Rooms The Key to an Offer May Be Staging When selling a house, small rooms can lead to big problems, staging can be the key to making a small room look functional and help entice buyers to put an offer on your property. Living Rooms – Staging your living room to prove it can fit a full…


SOLD! We have another gorgeous penthouse for sale with both Gulf & Bayview at Ultimar in Clearwater Beach | Debbie Dawson, RE/MAX

This spectacular PENTHO– USE has the rare combination of both GULF & BAY VIEWS Peaceful unobstructed views from sunrise to sunset enjoyed from one of the 3 balconies and the entire length of this residence. Conveniently located on the top floor of this Ultimar high rise, right on the sand of beautiful Sand Key in sought after Clearwater. Ultimar community…