Buying Articles

  • Investment Homes
    Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 14:37

    When you’re thinking of purchasing your first investment property in the Tampa Bay area, it’s important to consider all your options and familiarize yourself with the buying process before investing in a rental home.

  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 18:01

    “Won’t you be my neighbor?” Chances are you grew up familiar with this famous line and at some point dreamt of living in a neighborhood very similar to the one crafted by Mister Rogers.

  • Excited Man
    Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 19:03

    You set up your search criteria and toured countless homes. When you find your perfect home, make sure your offer doesn't ruin your chances of calling it yours. Follow these tips, and talk to your agent to make sure you put your best foot forward and get your offer accepted. 

  • looking at home with real estate agent
    Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 19:46

    You’ve made the decision to move, looked at homes online, and partnered with a REALTOR. Next step—touring prospective homes.

  • real estate options
    Monday, April 13, 2020 - 16:12

    You might be asking "what's a leaseback?". Simply put, it's when the seller begins renting the recently sold home back from the buyer for a predetermined amount of time. 


  • moving plans
    Monday, March 2, 2020 - 13:22

    Moving can be an exciting new start, however, it’s also famously known as one of the most stressful experiences of modern life. There are a seemingly never-ending list of important decisions to be made and the scale of it all can sometimes become overwhelming.

  • Father and Daughter with dog
    Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 20:41

    There's no doubt about it- we love our dogs. So much so that 75% of pet owners have stated they would pass on their dream home if it didn't work for their animals according to a realtor.com survey.

  • Military Family
    Friday, November 15, 2019 - 16:30

    For many Service Members, both past and present, using their VA Eligibility to purchase a home sounds like a great option- and it can be!

  • Looking at homes
    Friday, June 14, 2019 - 14:30

    You already know that determining how much you can afford is one of the first steps to buying a home, but equally essential is creating a list of your needs vs. your wants. Most people get these two confused. A need is something you can’t do without and are unwilling to compromise.

  • Buy vs Build
    Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 16:54

    The time has come and you are ready to invest in a new home. Whether this is your 1st or your 10th home purchase, the options can be overwhelming.

  • Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 15:56

    Would you go to court without a lawyer, or invest hundreds of thousands into the stock market without the guidance of a financial planner? Then why leave your biggest asset to chance without the proper guidance and service you can receive from a trained professional?

  • Down Payment Savings
    Monday, December 10, 2018 - 18:59

    Can you buy a house with no down payment?

    Yes, you can.

  • Mortgage Application
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 16:41

    You hear the term PMI thrown around a lot when looking to purchase a home but oftentimes people aren’t quite sure what it is. PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance and in a nutshell, is a protection measure for lenders in case you default on your loan and end up in foreclosure.

  • First Time Homebuyers
    Monday, November 5, 2018 - 18:18

    Buying your first home doesn't need to be overwhelming, and the more prepared you are, the better. Here are a few tips and tools to make first-time home-buying a little easier.

  • Home Inspector
    Monday, November 5, 2018 - 18:19

    If you're hiring a home inspector for the first time to look at a house you'd like to purchase, you may be unsure what to expect.

  • Money House
    Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 17:37

    For many people, the biggest obstacle to home ownership is the down payment.

  • Building Render
    Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 17:56

    Ever thought about building a house? With so many different home builders in our area, it can be a little confusing trying to pick the right kind.  Here is a quick-and-easy explanation of the three most common types.