Study: Home staging does make a difference in the value of your home

Most homeowners know it is important to keep a home clean, bright and free from clutter while it is on the market for sale. But sometimes, Realtors® say, taking the extra step to stage a home can make a difference in how a buyer values it and the price a seller might get for it.

Is a healthy lifestyle in your future? Great Tips for new gym Memberships

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Many Floridians want to kick off healthier habits in the new year with memberships to health studios. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today provided tips to educate consumers on what to look for when signing a new membership.
“January is an extremely popular time for consumers to join gyms, and I encourage Floridians to do their homework to ensure they get the most out of their memberships,” said Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam.

Why do some homes sell faster than others?

Why do some homes sell faster than others? Everyone buying or selling seems to think they have the answer. One always hears location, location, location. We also hear schools, schools, school. Beyond that, are there many good reasons why your home is not selling as quickly as your neighbors? Hedstrom & Stamm’s home solutions team did some research to tally up what most experts say.

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.

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 […]

Tropical Storms: Protecting your home

Look no further that the state of Florida’s website for important information you should know BEFORE the next tropical system threatens the Tampa Bay area.  NOW is the time to take a look at your coverage when there are NO named storms in the Gulf and make sure you are properly protected! Florida’s Chief Financial […]

Home Staging

       Extra or Essential?   It wasn’t too long ago that home staging was considered an extra but in today’s market we believe it is a essential part of selling your home, fast and for a higher value. There can be many challenges when selling your home but you need to gain that extra […]

5 Secrets to Selling Your Home #2

            Secret # 2- Fresh Paint!!!!   First impressions are key when selling your home. When a prospective buyer walks through your home you want them to feel that it is welcoming and fresh, the last thing that they want to see is walls with scuff marks, dirt and faded spots. It can make the home feel “worn”.  Worn may seem […]

Home Owners Associations (HOA)

 Love Them or Hate Them There are many factors that come into play when you are shopping for a new home. One important factor you should not take lightly is if you are willing to live in a community  with an HOA. Home Owners Associations are an organization in a subdivision, condominium or planned unit development. The purpose of […]