Monthly Archive: November 2016

Nov 30 2016

As Tampa Bay home prices and rents climb, townhomes are becoming all the rage

When CalAtlantic Homes began selling its new townhouses off Tampa’s Hillsborough Avenue in August, it knew it had one big marketing advantage over a nearby apartment community. There, a three-bedroom unit rents for at least $1,800 a month. But in CalAtlantic’s Jackson Square, a three-bedroom townhome can be bought for just $1,587 a month. “You …

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Nov 29 2016

What does your homeowners insurance cover?

You’d be surprised at what your home insurance policy doesn’t cover. Here’s what is and isn’t covered by your insurance. What does your homeowners insurance cover? The short answer is: “A basic homeowners insurance policy (called HO-1 in insurance lingo) covers your home and possessions if they’re damaged or destroyed by these things: Fire Lightning …

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Nov 23 2016

Seven real estate pitfalls that may cost you a sale

Selling a home has some typical challenges. Maybe the couple across the street just listed their house, which has an amazing kitchen. Or maybe you’re getting transferred and you have to sell and find something new in your future city in what seems like an impossibly short amount of time. Whatever the circumstances, you want …

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Nov 23 2016

Investors new to flipping should verify insurance

A home renovation can be an overwhelming experience with high stakes. Investors must create an overall vision for the project, gauge its financial feasibility, find a reliable contractor and hope for a smooth construction process. But an important consideration often falls by the wayside: Making sure the project is adequately insured. Whatever a home remodel …

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Nov 19 2016

Ask a Real Estate Pro: How to avoid remodeling horror stories

Q: We are about to have a major remodeling project done on our house. We have heard horror stories about the process. What can we do to protect ourselves? — Marilyn A: While most contractors get the job done as planned, renovations are complex, and there’s a lot that can go wrong. You want to …

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Nov 16 2016

Which groups will influence future housing trends?

Rising numbers of female executives, affluent immigrants, younger and older workers, and retirees will have a profound influence on community building in the U.S. over the next 10 years, according to a new Urban Land Institute (ULI) report, Demographic Strategies for Real Estate. According to the report, these key demographic drivers present opportunities for real …

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