Realtors

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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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…


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…


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…



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…