Monthly Archive: September 2016

Sep 28 2016

Cancel Your Private Mortgage Insurance

Private mortgage insurance is unavoidable for some homeowners, but don’t pay PMI premiums a day longer than required by your lender. Private mortgage insurance provides protection to a lender in case you default on your home loan. Unless you make a 20% downpayment on a house, you’ll most likely be required to purchase PMI. PMI …

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Sep 25 2016

Dr. BBQ and Datz Concept Opening in the EDGE

 Ray Lampe, a.k.a. Dr. BBQ, and Suzanne and Roger Perry, co-owners of Datz, are bringing their brand of artisanal BBQ to the EDGE District. A couple of months ago the pair announced plans for this restaurant and were scouting locations in Tampa — where Datz is well established — Brandon and St. Pete. They ultimately …

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Sep 18 2016

Condo construction to begin this fall on Belleview Biltmore Hotel site

BELLEAIR — With half of the 26 condo units already sold, construction will begin in October on the first of four mid-rises planned for the site of the Belleview Biltmore Hotel. JMC Communities announced Thursday that it also will spend $13 million to move and convert part of the original building into a boutique hotel. …

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Sep 14 2016

8 Tips for Finding Your New Home

A solid game plan can help you narrow your homebuying search to find the best home for you. House hunting is just like any other shopping expedition. If you identify exactly what you want and do some research, you’ll zoom in on the home you want at the best price. These eight tips will guide …

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Sep 13 2016

4 common homebuyer oversights

Buyers on the hunt for the perfect home often overlook common issues that could cost them thousands of dollars and lead to buyer’s remorse. Realtors can help clients focus on these four often-forgettable things during their house hunt: Not counting all the expenses of homeownership “People focus so much on mortgage payments and closing costs,” …

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Sep 12 2016

5 Ways You Didn’t Know You Could Save for a Down Payment

One of the biggest misconceptions of home buying? The 20% down payment. Here’s how to buy with a lot less down.   Buying your first home conjures up all kinds of warm and fuzzy emotions: pride, joy, contentment. But before you get to the good stuff, you’ve got to cobble together a down payment, a …

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Sep 11 2016

Pinellas County Commission gives final nod for St. Pete/Tampa ferry service

The Pinellas County Commission has become the fourth and final board to approve the $1.4 million ferry pilot project that will connect downtown St. Pete to downtown Tampa beginning this November. Three of the four local governments had already signed on to chip in $350,000 each toward the project – St. Pete, Tampa and Hillsborough …

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Sep 01 2016

July marked a big month for housing

The housing market heated up in July, with several factors favoring buyers this summer. Jonathan Smoke, realtor.com chief economist, says these factors have made this summer one of the best in a decade: The highest consumer confidence for a July since 2007; the highest nominal home prices for a July on record; and the lowest …

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Sep 01 2016

7 Smart Strategies for Bathroom Remodeling

Here’s how to get the bathroom of your dreams without making your budget a nightmare. You dream about a bathroom that’s high on comfort and personal style, but you also want materials, fixtures, and amenities with lasting value. Wake up! You can have both. A midrange bathroom remodel is a solid investment, according to the …

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