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Real Estate Sales With the Experienced Hoffman Realty Team
When you’re looking to buy or sell Tampa real estate, in Tampa or the surrounding Bay area, Hoffman Realty can provide local expertise that will help you sell quickly for the highest price. We understand the Tampa real estate market and its buyers.
We’re reliable, responsive, and ready to sell your home.
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Sell Your Home with Hoffman Realty
At Hoffman Realty, we’re the experts in the local Tampa real estate market, and will guide you through the entire process of selling your property from listing to close. Our marketing plans ensure that your property receives the maximum exposure, and we pride ourselves on personal service.
Contact our office with your questions and to discuss your individual needs. Our Tampa property managers can help with real estate sales all over Tampa, including Brandon, Lutz, Wesley Chapel, Riverview, Valrico, and the surrounding areas.
Buy a Home with Hoffman Realty
When you’re looking for Tampa real estate, we can talk about your budget, your lifestyle, and your needs. We’ll take a look at the inventory that’s available and show you the homes that might best match what you’re looking for.
Buying a home is fun, but it can also be stressful. At Hoffman Realty, we do our best to remove the stress from the home buying process so you can focus on what’s important, whether it’s preparing your children for a new school, packing up the old house, or getting to know the next neighborhood you’ll call home.
View the Tampa real estate listings we have available, and contact us for access to additional opportunities.
Sales Market Trends in the Local Market
Part of what makes our work so unique at Hoffman Realty is our ability to stay focused on the local Tampa real estate market. We know what’s buying, what’s selling, and what’s happening. Our talented team of agents and brokers will be able to tell you when mortgage rates are on the move, home prices are dipping, or values are climbing. We know the neighborhoods that are up and coming, and where all the new development is happening.
With Hoffman Realty, you get property management in Tampa at a level of expertise that’s unparalleled. We’ll talk to you about the things that are happening in the following markets:
» South Tampa home sales
» Brandon home sales
» Riverview home sales
» Wesley Chapel home sales
» Lutz home sales
» Valrico home sales
» New Tampa home sales
Can a home depreciate in value?
If you are in a newly developed area, do some research on the construction of the surrounding areas being developed to determine if they may effect your homes value.
Is an older home as good a value as a new home?
Older homes can generally cost less than new homes, however, there are many cases where new homes can also cost less then older homes. Most new homes will not have any backyard landscaping and some don”t include any front landscaping either. With an older home, the landscaping is normally already completed and could have 10”s of thousands of dollars in landscaping done, which is included in the purchase price.
Taxes on some older homes may also be lower. Some people are charmed by the elegance of an older home but shy away because they”re concerned about potential maintenance costs. Consider a home warranty to get the peace of mind you deserve. A good Home Warranty plan protects you against unexpected repairs on many home systems and appliances for a full year or more after you move in.
In a new house, you can pick your own color schemes, flooring, kitchen cabinets, appliances, custom wiring for TV”s, electrical, computers, phones and speakers, etc., as well as have more upgrade options. Modern features like media rooms, extra-large closets and extra-large bathrooms and tubs are also more attainable in ground-up construction. In a used home, you rely largely on the previous resident”s tastes and technological whims, unless you plan to farm thousands into a remodeling and rewiring.
New-home designers can use new building materials such as glazed Energy Star windows, thicker insulation and other technology that will lower future energy costs for the owner. Most states now have minimum energy-efficiency requirements for new construction. Kitchens and laundry areas in new homes are designed to house more efficient energy-saving appliances. Older homes, unless they have undergone an energy retrofit, usually cost much more per square foot to air-condition and heat.
Builders have to follow very strict guidelines in new-homes and additions, especially in the West and Northwest, where earthquake safety standards must be observed. In general, new homes are usually more fire-safe and better accommodating of new security and garage-door systems.
Older homes can be better judged for their quality and timeless beauty. New homes that now possess a smooth veneer might reveal the use of substandard building materials or shoddy workmanship over time.
As you can see there are advantages and dis-advantages to each, but it really comes down to what fits you and what you are looking for in a home.
What is a broker?
How can I avoid private mortgage insurance?
These two methods combine a first mortgage lien for 80% of the home price with a second mortgage lien for either 10% or 15% of the home price leaving the remaining 5% or 10% as the down payment. Because the first lien is at the magical 80% loan=to-value, there is no PMI required, even though a second mortgage is being |piggybacked| onto the financing thus allowing for the lessor down payment.
While the second lien terms are not as attractive as first lien rates, the second mortgage is still home mortgage interest and thus deductible as such on your federal tax return where PMI is insurance and offers no deduction.
What is the difference between being prequalified and preapproved for a loan?
If you’re preapproved, it means that you have undergone the extensive financial background check, which includes looking at your credit history, previous tax returns and verifying your employment – and the lender is willing to give you a loan, basically meaning you’re approved!
You will usually be provided an accurate figure which shows the maximum amount that you are approved for. Most sellers prefer buyers that have been preapproved because they know that there will not be any problems with the purchase of their home.
How is interest calculated on a mortgage loan?