Let’s Talk about Closing Costs

What Costs are Associated with Buying/Selling Real Estate? There are different fees associated with each side of a real estate transaction (Buying Side & Seller Side). Fees are very location-based – even within the same state, fee standards can be different. And, across America, each state has different types of fees that are applied. For […]

The Unique Challenges and Objectives of a Military Home Buyer

The PCS No one knows the act of moving like a Military family. Moving around the world simply comes with a servicemember’s job. And, relocation is one of the most exciting aspects of a military career, but also the most challenging. While the military offers great resources to help with a move like base guides […]

How Do You Build a Custom Home?

Join Toni as she discusses the steps to building a custom home with guests, Brian Popp of Union Home Mortgage and Marcus Smith of Smith Custom Homes.  Other ‘Ask the Agent’ Articles What does a home inspection tell you? How well do you know your roof? Smith Custom Home Project in Land O’Lakes NEW CONSTRUCTION! […]

Market Shifts – Is There One Coming?

Where we have been – the Seller’s Market For the longest time, we have been in a ‘Seller’s Market’ resulting from historically low inventories. The problem with low inventory began when the market plummeted leaving so many homeowners with diminished equity and thus, an inability to sell. Short Sale programs were successful in helping some […]

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!

Credit Score Impact on Purchase Power

View image | gettyimages.com Q&A: FICO executive on credit scoring changes NEW YORK (AP) – July 13, 2015 – Your credit score is an important bit of information that determines a lot about your financial life. But if you wanted to be in the loop, it came with a price tag. That never seemed fair, […]