Just what is a home appraisal and why do we need one?

Starting with the dictionary, an Appraisal means:
an act of assessing something or someone, an expert estimate of the value of something.
synonyms: assessment, evaluation, estimation, judgment, rating, gauging, sizing up, summing-up, consideration
synonyms: valuation, estimate, estimation, quotation, pricing; survey

Appraiser Independence Critical to Veterans’ Home Loans, Appraisal Institute Tells Congress

Press Release: The nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers Turesday, April 4th urged Congress to protect the independence of real estate appraisers in the federal program that provides housing loans to military veterans. The Appraisal Institute testified at a Congressional subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill.

First Crystal Lagoon Community being built in Wesley Chapel, Florida

A Crystal Lagoon, the first one in the United States, is coming to Epperson. It’s an enormous 8 acre, 16 million gallon swimming pool that will stretch the length of five football fields. It will be 200 feet wide and up to 8 feet deep with a series of “arms” stretching out. Each “arm” of the lagoon off the center will be about 1/4 mile long!

Land O’ Lakes home has a lakefront view on Seven Seas!

This latest listing at 3692 Seven Seas in the Concord Station Community in Land O’Lakes is a must see with all the peaceful, serene living that comes with the beauty of waterfront living.

How much do you know about Port Tampa’s impressive history?

Port Tampa is a neighborhood in the southwestern most portion within the city limits of Tampa, Florida, on the western end of the Interbay Peninsula. Within this neighborhood is Picnic Island Park as well as several public schools including Westshore Elementary, Monroe Middle School, and Robinson High School. It is conveniently located near Macdill Air Force Base, and popular with veterans and families stationed at Macdill. It is also close to downtown Tampa and Davis Islands, where Tampa General Hospital is located.

Tis the season for manatee viewing in Apollo Beach

If you haven’t seen a Florida manatee closeup, this is a wonderful opportunity to do so. They are such gentle creatures and a reminder of the beauty of Florida in Apollo Beach!

Lake Hobbs property in Lutz offers peaceful beauty, and history

This Lakefront property has an enduring quality that captivates you as you stand at the lakes edge and enjoy the beauty that once was the beginning of the history of “Old Florida” and the Tampa Bay area. The first thing you will notice are the many cypress trees with clumps of wild grasses naturally growing. The Hedstrom and Stamm Home Solutions team had the opportunity to list this property and wanted to share not only the beauty that this lakefront cottage represents, but some of the history that comes with this majestic area.

‘Chance’ is walking again thanks to Veterinary Surgical Specialists

When we adopt a pet, we adopt a lifetime of joy and love our furry friends provide. This year Hedstrom & Stamm Home Solution’s,Toni Hedstrom had some challenging times with her Westie named ‘Chance’ who was in declining health. It was many months before she found a specialist who diagnosed Chance right away. The veterinary specialist was Dr. Leslie Thomas with Veterinarian Surgical Specialists In Tampa.

In the event of a hurricane, What evacuation zone am I in?

With Hurricane Hermine barely a distant memory, it is important to review things you may not be familiar with.  If you are new to Florida or just have never had to experience tropical weather, it is very important to take a few moments to figure out some basic information that will keep you and your […]