Friday, January 30, 2009

Tampa Coastal Homes, Tampa Real Estate: Tampa Super Bowl Weekend#links

Tampa Coastal Homes, Tampa Real Estate: Tampa Super Bowl Weekend#links

Tampa Super Bowl Weekend

Thank You EveryOne for a Fantastic Week heading into the Super Bowl Here in Tampa. Many of you have taken advantage of this Great Opportunity to enjoy our Great Weather and go on our FREE Boat Tour!!

For those who could not physically make it Enjoy the short video Below as we Sail thru Tampa Bay!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Super Bowl Luxury Homes

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Happy New Year "Housing? Follow the Money"

Real Estate Outlook: Follow the Money
Is the economic glass half empty or half full?
Talk to different groups of forecasters and you get different answers, but basically a similar consensus: The national recession is likely to drag on for another four to six months, but by mid-year we should be moving into a slow-growth rebound mode, digging out of recession.
A new poll of 50 top business economists conducted by Blue Chip Economic Indicators, a research organization, found a mildly upbeat general outlook -- especially if the economic stimulus package being prepared by the incoming Obama administration and the new Congress cuts taxes, stimulates housing sales, lowers mortgage rates, and reverses job losses as the year moves on.
Randell Moore, the head of Blue Chip Indicators, which conducts monthly economic surveys, said "the consensus (is that) we are in the deepest part of the recession (right) now. But the stimulus package and lower gasoline prices are expected to … restore consumer confidence and personal spending -- and that will put us on the road back."
The Federal Reserve released its own forecast, based on discussions at its December board meeting: Expect negative growth through the late Spring, a slow recovery thereafter.
What about housing and real estate?
The latest pending home sales survey by the National Association of Realtors, covering the month of November, was down. But think back to the prevailing mindset back in October and November - some of the biggest jitters and panic on Wall Street in recent history, plus worries about the financial safety of the banking system.
Who would expect people to rush out and sign home purchase contracts with the entire economy in earthquake mode and consumer confidence plummeting?
Today, by contrast, the outlook is VERY different. We're on the verge of getting an economic shot in the arm from a giant stimulus package -- some of which will likely directly target home sales, possibly with tax credits.
Mortgage interest rates are at almost unprecedented lows -- five percent and even below if you've got a downpayment and decent credit. Applications for new mortgages to buy houses were up by more than 7 percent last week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's national survey -- up 2.3 percent for those seeking conventional loans and up an amazing 19.2 percent for buyers planning to use FHA financing.
As the saying goes: Follow the money. There's something important stirring out there. Home prices are at 2004 levels in many markets. Buyers who can qualify are seeing real, tangible opportunities….and that dynamic, along with help from the stimulus package, should begin turning around housing even before the economy as a whole.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

It's 68 Degrees at Fabulous Bella Sol Villas on this Historic Holiday Weekend as we ready for

President Elect Barack Obama**

Friday, January 9, 2009


Monday, January 5, 2009

Bonnie Fagoh
January 2009
Buyin' or Sellin'....Call Bonnie Helen! (Fagoh)(813) 390-7606
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Quick! Take That Low-Interest Rate Holiday One holiday Blue Light Special appears to be working. Interest rates are as low as they been since Freddie Mac started tracking them, refinancing applications are soaring and home buys are on the move. Freddie Mac on Christmas Eve said the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 5.14 percent for the week ending Dec. 24, 2008. That's the lowest the rate has been since Freddie Mac started the Primary Mortgage Market Survey in 1971. The 15-year rate averaged 4.91 percent. Five year hybrid adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs) were higher at 5.49
Mortgage Rates U.S. averages as of December 24, 2008:30 yr. fixed: 5.14%15 yr. fixed: 4.91%1 yr. adj: 4.95%30 yr. jumbo: 6.98%-->
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percent, but 1-year ARMs were below 5 percent at 4.95 percent nationwide and even lower 4.75 in the Northeast and Southwest. With all the money you've been saving on reduced holiday spending
Wondering What Your Home Is Worth?Let me show you.
What's In, What's Out with Home Buyers in 2009? Mark Nash, author of four real estate books, has completed his annual survey of 839 real estate agents in all fifty states in the US and the eight provinces of Canada. What's in, what's out with Homebuyers illuminates what's popular or what sours homebuyers in both the home purchase or sale transaction and home decor. Compiled annually from-the-trenches, it offers a spectrum of tips that cover reality of buying a home and design no-no's for home sellers and buyer must-haves. What's IN
Sidelined home buyers. Family or lifestyle additions or changes made in buyers households in the last three years are forcing those waiting out the market transition to finally get off the fence and say, it's time for our family to buy the new home that suits our new needs.
Home uplifts. Not a big renovation, but some new finishes that can visually holdover stay-put home sellers. Not a gut rehab to the studs new kitchen, but new
Fix Housing First Coalition Seeks To Revive Economy The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is spearheading Fix Housing First, one of the largest coalitions of housing advocates ever assembled in the United States, to push for a housing recovery plan that will revive the economy. "If we are going to successfully pull our nation out of recession, we must address housing first," said NAHB President and CEO Jerry Howard. Fix Housing First, which consists of more than 600 organizations, home building companies and manufacturers continues to add new members on a daily basis, is pressing for a major stimulus package to stem the decline in home values, stabilize financial markets and reignite consumer demand. To get the economy moving again, the coalition is urging Congress to support enhancements to the home buyer tax credit and provide below-market 30-year fixed-rate mortgages for home purchases. "If Congress enacts a meaningful tax credit, coupled with an aggressive interest rate buy-down program, we are confident that these measures will help to stabilize home prices, prevent future foreclosures, restore consumer confidence and start creating jobs," said Howard.
Still Many Happy ReturnsFor Home Rehabs Despite home price drops in many cities, remodeling projects are holding their own as a way for owners to add value. Many people are wondering where their money will be safest during these uncertain economic times. Experts still advise investing in your home still pays off. National Association of Realtors® (NAR) statistics show that home prices have fallen by an average of 7 percent nationally in the past year. But the value of home owners’ investment in remodeling projects has declined only 3.86 percent on average between 2007 and 2008, according to Remodeling’s 2008–2009 Cost vs. Value Report. Remodeling produces the Cost vs. Value Report each year in cooperation
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