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July 13, 2017

Find your Home in Starkey Ranch in Odessa Florida

Tampa Bay is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the U.S. and new neighborhoods are popping up all over the suburbs.  One of the newest communities is located in Odessa, Florida, which is about a forty-minute drive from downtown Tampa.  Starkey Ranch is a new master-planned development of new homes that is located … Continue reading “Find your Home in Starkey Ranch in Odessa Florida”

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July 12, 2017

Consider your Commute before you Buy a New House

Travel times around the country are getting longer by the day, but thankfully Tampa hasn’t made the top ten list of worst commutes.  However, the travel time between work and home is something that should be considered when looking for a new place to live.  Consider your commute before you buy a new house with … Continue reading “Consider your Commute before you Buy a New House”

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July 11, 2017

Enjoy the Florida Country Life from Lakeshore Ranch

Lakeshore Ranch is a new community located a half hour or so from downtown Tampa in the suburb of Land O’ Lakes.  This 481-acre gated master planned neighborhood has everything you need to feel at home, yet is close enough to downtown that you can enjoy events in the city.  While at home, enjoy the … Continue reading “Enjoy the Florida Country Life from Lakeshore Ranch”

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July 5, 2017

The Cost of Buying a New House

Buying a new house is not something that you do every day, so you probably have many questions about the process.  One common question among new buyers is what is the cost of buying a new home? Or more specifically, what fees and costs are the responsibility of the buyer and of the seller? The … Continue reading “The Cost of Buying a New House”

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July 3, 2017

Feel at Home in the Waterset Community in Apollo Beach

Located across the bay from downtown Tampa, the Waterset community in Apollo Beach is a great place to call home.  Waterset is a new neighborhood that was established in 2014 in Hillsborough county.  It is about a thirty minute drive from Tampa.  This new community has all the top amenities that you desire for modern … Continue reading “Feel at Home in the Waterset Community in Apollo Beach”

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June 30, 2017

Find a Dog-Friendly Neighborhood in Tampa Bay

Since more than a third of all families own a dog, developers are incorporating more pet friendly amenities their communities and neighborhoods to meet the needs of these dog owners looking for a new home. While it is becoming more common for dogs to be welcomed to businesses and restaurants, there are some clues to … Continue reading “Find a Dog-Friendly Neighborhood in Tampa Bay”

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June 29, 2017

Explore FishHawk Ranch, a New Home Community in Tampa Bay

FishHawk Ranch is one of the largest new home communities located in the Tampa Bay area.  Developed over several phases, the community is situated in the Lithia suburb which is approximately forty minutes from downtown Tampa.  As a result of FishHawk Ranch’s success, the local Lithia area has grown into a thriving community providing shopping, … Continue reading “Explore FishHawk Ranch, a New Home Community in Tampa Bay”

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June 28, 2017

Homes by WestBay Gives Back to Tampa

Local new home builder, Homes by WestBay, is dedicated to the growth and development of the city, towns and neighborhoods that they call home.  Tampa Bay.  This goes beyond the long-term impact our homes and neighborhoods will have on the Tampa Bay community, rather it begins with outreach initiatives in support of community charities, organizations … Continue reading “Homes by WestBay Gives Back to Tampa”

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June 8, 2017

New Home Builders in Wesley Chapel at Union Park

Wesley Chapel is one of the most thriving, suburbs in the Tampa Bay area.  In fact, it is considered one of the 40 fastest growing communities in the United States. Located about thirty minutes from downtown Tampa, the area is situated to the north east of Tampa; adjacent to New Tampa to its south  and … Continue reading “New Home Builders in Wesley Chapel at Union Park”

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June 7, 2017

Mortgage Matters – Not All Debt is Equal

When you are shopping for a mortgage, you may believe that all your debt is equally rated by the loan officer.  But different types of debt can affect your credit score, either positively or negatively.  Understanding the type of debt you carry and how it can impact your new home loan is key to being … Continue reading “Mortgage Matters – Not All Debt is Equal”

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