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!

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.

Home flipping is back – and Fla. a national hot spot

IRVING, Calif. – March 3, 2016 – According to RealtyTrac’s Year-End and Q4 2015 U.S. Home Flipping Report, Florida trails only one other state, Nevada, for the number of home flips in 2015. RealtyTrac defines a home flip as a property sold in an arms-length sale for a second time within a 12-month period. Nationwide, […]

Making an Offer on Short Sales and Foreclosures

Who Calls the Shots On both a Short Sale and a Foreclosure property, the Bank holding the mortgage is the one who calls the shots. In a Short Sale scenario the homeowner may still be involved but the Bank either accepts or rejects the offer. On Short Sales, many Banks have begun establishing the price […]

Market Analysis for Tampa – St Pete – Clearwater

Local Market Report, Second Quarter 2011 Published by the National Association of REALTORS® Knowledge is power and with the information provided by the National Association of REALTORS® you can arm yourself with accurate Tampa area market statistics. View the full report  to see comprehensive information in various real estate categories such as: Drivers of Local Supply […]

How Does an Appraiser Determine Value?

Determining Value Sales history along with location perimeters are the main factors in determining a market value. In most cases an Appraiser will attempt to pull comparable sold properties from within the same neighborhood as the subject property. Furthermore, they will attempt to find comparable properties from within the neighborhood and within a limited amount […]

Should I get a Property Inspection?

Not yes, but HECK YES! A property inspection is not required by a lender. However, it is imperative that a buyer purchase a property inspection so that they are made aware of any conditions related to the property that have not been disclosed in the Seller’s Disclosure. To clarify: A licensed property inspector will go onto […]