Bidding Wars For Home Buying Becoming The New Normal In Florida

Bidding wars are becoming very common all over the nation right now in the home buying market. Homeowners are listing homes at a specified price and it some cases, selling for more than $250,000 more than they were asking. Tampa Home Talk’s real estate blog explains what happens in bidding wars for home buying in Florida, as well as through their real estate radio show.

 

We all may have heard of bidding wars before in the housing market happening in places such as California and New York, but it now could be spreading to Florida.

 

Bidding Wars For Home Buying In California Happens Everyday

 

A normal example of a story you may have heard is about Marianne Jackson. Marianne is an eBay executive looking to purchase a home in Oakland, as she currently works near Silicon Valley not far away. She found a 3-bedroom home listed at $699,000. Marianne knew that the current homeowners would not be selling at that price. Instead, she went ahead and offered $200,000 over the asking price, as well as not having any contingencies, and offering to pay in cash. Jackson’s plan of attack worked as she beat out 11 competing offers and closed on the house last month for $900,000.

 

Now just because Marianna Jackson went ahead and offered over $200,000 more than the asking price does not mean everyone has to do the same. Oakland is currently soaring with prices and is a very competitive market.

 

Florida Real Estate Competition

 

Florida on the other hand is a buyers market currently, but may soon become a sellers market as competition continues to come to the state for bidding wars for home buying.

 

More affordable homes and first-time buyers will have to handle the compeition first. Homes ranging from $200,000 to $400,000 are currently facing competition of multiple offers 55 percent of the time in California and New York. Florida on the other hand is still growing and does not have as fierce of competition yet. South Tampa has been the first to head into this competitive housing market though. Homes are receiving multiple offers well above the asking price as contractors and firms plan to plow down the walls and build the lot into a new house or condominium complex. Ybor city in the past month has seen over two-dozen brownstones purchased in preparation to be torn down or remodeled.

 

Home Buying Heads To St. Petersburg-Clearwater

 

As more corporations continue to move their home bases to the upcoming city of St. Petersburg, the housing market will begin to become competitive. There are only so many waterfront properties, and old-Florida homes will begin to be demolished to make way for townhouses and condominiums for employees to call home.

 

 

How To Profit On Bidding Wars in Real Estate

 

Currently, it is a home buying market. Plenty of homes are available for purchase in Florida, as well as renovation, and bidding wars for home buying has not begun yet. Katrina Madewell and the Tampa Home Talk team not only know how to sell houses, but constantly bring in professionals in all areas of the real estate business to make sure homebuyers and investors know exactly how to renovate, keep up-to-date, and maintain their homes.

 

Tampa Bay Real Estate Radio Show – Tampa Home Talk

 

Katrina Madewell is live every Friday morning at 9am on Money Talk AM 1010 bringing in new professionals every week to discuss your questions on Tampa Home Talk Radio Show.

 

If you are in the market for buying a home, selling your home, or just seeing what you can be approved for or afford, Tampa Home Talk is a good place to start. We can provide a wide array of listing with our real estate map on our website, help you contact a mortgage lender, move from your old home to new home, and guide you through the process of purchasing a home, renovating a home, or maintaining your current home.

 

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Tampa Bay Real Estate Leading Fastest Growing Market In Florida

The tri-city area of Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater has been seeing increasing growth since the beginning of the 21st century, with a large amount of that growth coming since 2012. Home prices are rising in Tampa Bay Real Estate, with smaller cities such as Lutz, Wesley Chapel, and Brandon leading the home buying and selling charge.

 

Tampa Bay Real Estate Home Prices Up

 

Since the beginning of 2015 home prices in the Tampa Bay area have climbed an astonishing 12% combined; with almost 9% of the growth just in 2016. Real Estate Specialist, Katrina Madewell, and her team at Tampa Home Talk forecast growth to continue for at least the next four years, with home prices getting a 3% boost every year.

 

Home Buyers Have Something To Say

 

Home buyers have been flocking to Florida from all over the country, trying to scoop up homes before the rest of the population does. A recent first time home buyer brought his family and their dog all the way from Texas to work at MacDill Air Force Base. The family was looking for a good school to put their children into, while still having a convenient commute to work, as Tampa continues its work on the roads to help account for the traffic flow that is a constant from new home buyers moving to Tampa Bay.

 

The family settled for a house in Lutz, Florida. Lutz is just north of the downtown metropolitan area of Tampa, allowing more freedom with larger lot sizes, and possibilities of owning a few acres.

 

The kids, ages of 15 and 17 were able to settle right into Steinbrenner High School. Moving to Lutz, Florida allowed the husband to not only have a simple commute over to MacDill Air Force Base, but also use a VA Loan, which is provided through Veteran Affairs allowing military service members to have a low-rate mortgage provided through their mortgage lender.

 

Explore The Tampa Bay Area – Clearwater Beach Real Estate

 

To continue on with our new home buyers, they are able to explore the surrounding Tampa Bay area besides only Lutz. Clearwater Beach is only a 45-minute drive away. Clearwater provides visitors with the world’s number 1 beach, restaurants, and a variety of different water activities.

 

Tampa Bay Real Estate Radio Show

 

Katrina Madewell has highlighted Clearwater Beach in recent Tampa Home Talk Radio Shows. Katrina is live every Friday morning at 9am on MoneyTalk AM 1010.

 


You can listen live, hear a podcast available on iTunes, and other sites, or head over to the Tampa Home Talk Youtube Chanel to see past recordings. Katrina puts on the perfect Tampa Bay Real Estate Radio Show. It allows new listeners to discover the Tampa Bay area, current homeowners to attend to the proper upkeep on their home by having new specialists on the show every week to answer listeners’ questions, and provides new information to people who have called Tampa Bay home for years.

 

 

 

The Tampa Bay real estate area has been blowing up in the past 15-months and does not plan on stopping any time soon. If you are interested in moving to Tampa Bay, buying a home, or selling your home, Katrina Madewell and the Tampa Home Talk team know what to do!

 

Contact Katrina and the Tampa Home Talk team today.

 

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How To Buy, Sell, and Build A Business

In the modern era of the 21st century, starting a business is becoming normal for some people. For Joy Randels, and Startup Grind, this is an everyday occurrence. Startup Grind is one of the largest independent startup community. With the Tampa Home Talk blog and radio show, we strive to teach new clients and viewers a wide array of tools to use. In this week’s real estate blog, Tampa Home Talk and Katrina Madewell take a look at how to buy, sell, and build a business in the Tampa, Florida area.

 

Buying A Business

 

If you are interested in buying a business that is already up and running, that is very possible. Most of the time you can find a “turn-key” business, which allows you to buy an up and running business, with employees, that could continue to run the same or improve once the current owner is bought out, and the new owner comes aboard. With this type of purchase, it is usually more expensive, as you are paying for someone’s years of hard work that have been going on inside the business. It is the same when buying a home. If you are wanting a “turn-key” home, it is usually more expensive than buying a fix-up home.

 

It is suggested when you are going in to buy a “turn-key” business, you should have the correct amount of money to purchase the business, and then about 20% in savings or a fund, to finance the further actions of the business in case there is complications when the current owner leaves that was presented before purchase. When buying a home, your mortgage will be more expensive, and it is highly suggested to have extra money set aside to help pay for the mortgage, in months that may not be as highly profitable as others.

 

Katrina Madewell recently hosted Joy Randels on Tampa Home Talk Radio Show. Joy is employed by Startup Grind, which helps when buying or starting a business with funding, design, structure, and other tools for an inspiring business owner.

 

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You can listen to Katrina’s interview and conversation with Joy Randels on Tampa Home Talk Radio Show right now:

 

 

 

Katrina Madewell is live every Friday morning at 9am on Money Talk AM 1010 to bring listeners new and interesting topics of discussion and help you know how to buy, sell, and build a business.

 

Selling A Business

 

The next topic of conversation when it comes to how to buy, sell, and build a business is selling. Selling a business, a service, or a product is the way to financial stability and growth. Selling a business is similar to selling your home. You can do it yourself, and seek a buyer, or you can find a professional with experience, such as Joy at Startup Grind. They have entrepreneurs and firms looking to acquire different businesses.

 

You will need to have a valid reason for selling your business when buyers come around and begin to ask questions, just like you would need to have when selling your home. A few examples of valid reasons are retirement, partner disputes, illness or death, becoming overworked, and boredom. Those reasons for selling will not raise red flags.

 

On the other hand, there are reasons for selling a business that will decrease value, just as it would when selling your home. These reasons may be increasing profits, inconsistent income figures, a weak customer base, a net-loss contract spanning over multiple years. A smart buyer, will see if your business can be turned around, and low-ball your business. Other times, they may see that the business is not salvageable and will move on to another.

 

Tips & Knowledge On How To Buy, Sell, And Build A Business

 

When you or anyone is thinking about how to buy, sell, or build a business, it is always a good idea to talk to trustworthy friends, family, or potential business partners. If you feel as you are lacking on any of those members, reach out to Startup Grind and get connected to see how they can help. Katrina Madewell and the Tampa Home Talk team are constantly bringing new guests and speakers to the show to help expand the viewers knowledge and tool belt.

 

Tune in every Friday at 9am to listen to Katrina on Money Talk AM 1010 to listen to radio show contributors and speakers every week. Tampa Home Talk is also live on Thursday and Saturday at 5pm on AM 1340 Tank Talk Radio.

 

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Tips For First Time Home Buyers

Tips For First Time Home Buyers

 

It’s finally the time, you’re ready to go for it and buy your first home! Buying a home can be a stressful, and nervous production. This is only magnified in the eyes of a first-time homebuyer. Tampa Home Talk not only has the answers and tips for first time home buyers, but also continues to help after your home purchase.

 

Tampa Home Talk currently has a discussion every Friday morning at 9AM on Money Talk AM 1010. Host, Katrina Madewell discusses everything from buying your first home, to plumbing and termite prevention, and always is providing answers to the questions homebuyers ask.

 

Free Credit Score Report

The first thing you can do when becoming a first time homebuyer is to check your credit. Your credit score is among the most important factors when it comes to tips for first time home buyers. It is a good idea to go and get a free credit score report today, so then you will be able to discuss with your realty team, Tampa Home Talk, about what type and size loan will work best for you.

 

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Evaluate Your Assets & Liabilities

 

Whether you are free of debt, or do not owe much money to anyone, or are completely in debt, knowing how you spend your money, and where you can afford to save a little more is very important when it comes to buying a home.

 

You should be able to understand where your money is going every month, and what you can afford to put down every month in a confident mortgage payment. As a first time homebuyer, you will want to do everything right to help prevent more unneeded stress. If you do not know how you currently spend your money, begin by tracking your spending for a few months. You can easily do this by keeping receipts or using your phone to track your spending, or set aside multiple envelopes of the same amount of money, and at the end of each month, track how many envelopes you have left compared to what you started with.

 

Organize Your Documents

 

Whether you are a first time home buyer, or buying your tenth home, you should always have your income and tax information. Most mortgage lenders, such as NSH Mortgage will request 2 recent past pay stubs, the previous 2 years of W’2s, tax returns, and your past 2 months of bank statements. Some lenders are more flexible than others, but it is always a good idea to have these financial documents prepared.

 

Qualifying Yourself For Buying A Home

 

When you are going in to buying a home for the first time, you have a good idea of how much you can afford to pay each month in mortgage.

 

You then need to realize how much down payment you can afford, and speak with a mortgage lender. From there you can figure out the exact amount of home you can afford with mortgage, insurance, taxes, etc.

 

There are a lot of tips for first time home buyers. Katrina Madewell and the Tampa Home Talk team have been asked countless questions about this situation, and have the answers. They want to make your experience the best it can be when buying a home.

 

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Tampa Homes Running into Short Supply

I don’t know how long you’ve been looking for homes in Tampa, but if you’ve been watching the prices, the price per square foot, as well as the number of available homes for sale in the Greater Tampa Bay Area, I’m sure you’ve noticed that there are substantially fewer homes available now than there were at this time last year. The prices you will pay are higher and you can expect to get less house for the same price as you would have a year ago.

Recently, I was looking for 3 bedroom homes available for sale in the Steinbrenner High School District, and there are only 64 homes available for sale now. These Prices start at $109,900 for a small town home and go up to 3.3M in Keystone Acres.

We have seen that there are several cash buyers, and investors that are buying up as many deals as they can get their hands on. Regardless of what you are looking for, you can find every home available for sale, from every real estate office, right here on our website. It’s all “Real-Time” data, meaning we’ll never leave homes that have already been sold, posted up as homes available for sale. So click around, have fun, and leave us a comment, or let me know what you want to see here. We’ll do our best to bring it to you.

When you are Ready for help, just let us know, we’re a phone call or a click away.

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The Best Places to Check Out Fall Foliage!

Suburban House in AutumnIf you moved here in the spring or summer, you may not know this yet, but our little corner of the world is home to some of the most spectacular fall foliage in the country. Want even better news? Some of the best places to see it are no more than a fifteen-minute drive away!

Want to spend a scenic Sunday with the family outdoors? Take a trip up I-29 to historic North Bloomfield. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Praesent non turpis quis nisi ornare mollis eu quis ante. Vivamus eu porta nisi. Aenean iaculis turpis a mi faucibus malesuada. Fusce ultrices consequat pulvinar. Quisque sapien metus, euismod eu dictum non, mollis sed risus. Nulla blandit condimentum augue, eget imperdiet augue elementum vel. Phasellus pellentesque sagittis tortor, non malesuada lectus scelerisque ac. Nullam congue dignissim metus eu iaculis. Vivamus sit amet nibh sit amet mi laoreet porttitor sit amet sed mauris. Vestibulum ac urna neque. Nam pulvinar pulvinar quam ut scelerisque. Mauris convallis justo quis magna rutrum accumsan. Donec euismod malesuada gravida. Suspendisse at augue quis sem lacinia vehicula. Nullam hendrerit tellus ac sem venenatis euismod.

Five Simple Upgrades to Make Your Kitchen Pop

KitchenWhen first putting a house on the market, sellers are taught to focus on big changes, on overhauling this or rebuilding that. So much time and energy goes into making big, dramatic upgrades that, oftentimes, the little things (that make all the difference!) get overlooked. There is no single room in the house more prone to this kind of seller oversight than the kitchen.

The kitchen has been the heart of the home for centuries—a source of warmth and comfort. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Praesent non turpis quis nisi ornare mollis eu quis ante. Vivamus eu porta nisi. Aenean iaculis turpis a mi faucibus malesuada. Fusce ultrices consequat pulvinar. Quisque sapien metus, euismod eu dictum non, mollis sed risus. Nulla blandit condimentum augue, eget imperdiet augue elementum vel. Phasellus pellentesque sagittis tortor, non malesuada lectus scelerisque ac. Nullam congue dignissim metus eu iaculis. Vivamus sit amet nibh sit amet mi laoreet porttitor sit amet sed mauris. Vestibulum ac urna neque. Nam pulvinar pulvinar quam ut scelerisque. Mauris convallis justo quis magna rutrum accumsan.

 

Five New South Bloomfield Listings Now on the Market!

Suburban HouseWhen first proposed nearly six years ago, the Mayor’s plan to begin rehabilitating portions of South Bloomfield was divisive, to say the least, and more than one sternly worded op-ed appeared in our stalwart Bloomfield Picayune. I have to admit that even I was skeptical, until I attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony last Saturday morning.

After an eloquent speech, the Mayor unveiled seven absolutely gorgeous rehabilitated properties along a scenic stretch of S. Penn Avenue. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Praesent non turpis quis nisi ornare mollis eu quis ante. Vivamus eu porta nisi. Aenean iaculis turpis a mi faucibus malesuada. Fusce ultrices consequat pulvinar. Quisque sapien metus, euismod eu dictum non, mollis sed risus. Nulla blandit condimentum augue, eget imperdiet augue elementum vel. Phasellus pellentesque sagittis tortor, non malesuada lectus scelerisque ac. Nullam congue dignissim metus eu iaculis. Vivamus sit amet nibh sit amet mi laoreet porttitor sit amet sed mauris. Vestibulum ac urna neque. Nam pulvinar pulvinar quam ut scelerisque. Mauris convallis justo quis magna rutrum accumsan.

Lake Padgett Estates East Community | Land o Lakes FL

Lake Padgett Estates East is a GREAT community with NO CDD fees, and LOW HOA fees of only $35 per month with all of these ammenties and more. Homes for sale in Lake Padgett Estates East range from $75,000 to $400,000 with waterfront homes to small 2 bedroom villas.

The community is zoned for Pine View Elementary, Pine View Middle School, and Land O Lakes High Schools, all A+ schools in A rated Pasco District.

Community Amenities

  • Guest Parking
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Basketball court
  • Fitness center
  • Recreation Center
  • Clubhouse
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Playground
  • Manager on-site
  • Track for jogging Walking
  • Doggie Park
  • Soccer Field
  • Racquet Ball
  • Member Lounge with pool tables and more
  • Restaurant

 

Lake Padgett Estates East

4533 Savanah Way, FL, Clubhouse # (813) 996-4441, Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639 View Map

Lake Padgett Estates East – LPEE is a Great community to live in, play in, raise your kids in, and enjoy! There are MANY community ammenities for just $35 a month here and NO CDD fees built into your taxes! LPEE offers many things to do. Large community pool, recreation center, member lounge, Fitness Room, Restaurant, 9 lighted tennis courts, walking track, Basket ball courts, Playground, swings, 4 Raquet Ball courts, skateboard pivot, volleyball net, BBQ area, soccer field, doggie run, and more!

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON LPEE AMENITIES OR HOMES FOR SALE IN LAKE PADGETT ESTATES EAST, You can call me, Katrina Madewell at (813) 777-1196 here at Charles Rutenberg Realty.

Details

Asking Price:
$75,000 – $400,000
HOA/Maintenance Fees:
35.00
Subdivision:
Lake Padgett Estates East

Community Amenities

      – Guest Parking
      – Swimming Pool(s)
      – Basketball court
      – Fitness center
    – Recreation Center
      – Clubhouse
      – Tennis court(s)
      – Playground
      – Manager on-site
    – Track
      – Doggie Park
      – Soccer Field
      – Raquett Ball
      – Member Lounge
    – Restaurant

Contact Info

Katrina Madewell
Home Consultant

Cell (813) 777-1196
Dir (813) 936-2302
Email | Website

All information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed.

Here is a quick walk thru of the member lounge and small view of the other areas mentioned above.

Katrina Madewell Charles Rutenberg Realty (813) 777-1196