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Archive for January, 2010


Moving to Tampa? Orders to MacDill AFB? Plenty of Bargains in Tampa Real Estate Today!

Filed under: Best Places in Tampa, Buying a House in Tampa, First-Time Homebuyers, Florida Real Estate, Gated Communities in Tampa, Golf Course Communities in Tampa, MacDill AFB, MLS Listings in Tampa, MLS Search, Schools in Tampa, Tampa Real Estate, Tampa Real Estate Agent

The Latest News on Tampa Real Estate, Moving to Tampa, The Best Tampa Neighborhoods and MacDill Air Force Base Relocation, every day…

MacDill AFB is one of the largest employers in Tampa, with many military and civilian employees, who live all over the Tampa Bay area. It is “relocation season”…the time of year when many families with children are planning their move, or PCS,  to Tampa. The top priority for those families is always the school district. This is a great time to find a “bargain” in the Tampa Real Estate Market. Prices are the lowest in YEARS!

If you are moving to Tampa, for a position at MacDill Air Force Base, contact me, to find the right neighborhood for you, and your family. I have been relocating military families in Tampa for 15 years! I can find a “bargain” in any Tampa or Pasco County neighborhood!

You can read some of my previous articles about moving to Tampa, and relocation to MacDill Air Force Base:

MacDill Air Force Base…One of Tampa’s Largest Employers

Orders to MacDill Air Force Base? Find the Best Tampa Neighborhoods

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Lenders Pursue Deficiency Judgments in Florida Foreclosures and Short Sales

Filed under: Short Sale, Tampa Foreclosures

The Latest news in the Tampa Real Estate Market, International Real Estate and Living in Tampa, every day on The Real Estate Sizzle

In the wake of the number of foreclosures and short sales in the Tampa Real Estate market, I have been predicting that lenders will start to issue “deficiency judgments”( the difference between the mortgage amount and the sale price in short sale or foreclosure) for those property owners who sold their homes in a “short sale” or let the property go in a foreclosure proceeding, without the protection of a bankruptcy to erase the debt.  And…months later…my prediction has come true!  Property owners should be aware that Florida law allows lenders to pursue a deficiency judgment for a period of up to 5 years after the date of the “short sale”, or foreclosure and allows TWENTY years to collect such a judgment.

With the number of “short sales” on the market, many homeowners have the mistaken impression that once the lender “accepts” a lower sales  price for the property than the amount of the mortgage payoff, they are “off the hook”. NOT SO.

Unless the “short sale” agreement between the mortgagee and the mortgagor specifically states that the lender will not pursue a deficiency judgment and the purchase price, upon sale,  constitutes a “full” payoff of the loan amount, the lender will have the option to pursue a judgment against the property owner for a period of 5 years, for both the principal amount, interest and legal fees!

If you are considering a short sale, or foreclosure, you should consult a Real Estate Attorney.

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For more information about the Tampa Real Estate market, Tampa Neighborhoods, including Culbreath Isles, MacDill AFB,  South Tampa, Harbour Island, Davis Islands, Beach Park, Sunset Park, Hyde Park, Channelside, Palma Ceia, Westchase, Waterchase, Odessa, Cheval, Avila, Brandon, Riverview, FishHawk, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa, Tampa Palms, Hunters Green, Arbor Greene, Apollo Beach, South Shore, MiraBay, Golf Communities, Waterfront Homes, Houses in the Plant High School District, Tampa Schools, Luxury Homes in Tampa, Condos in Tampa, the Best Tampa Neighborhoods, or International Real Estate contact me.

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A New Dining Choice in St. Pete is “Tres Bon”…Tampa Real Estate News and More

Filed under: Restaurants in Tampa

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Living in South Tampa, diners have many great restaurant options. I have a list of favorites, but often I want to venture across the bridge to Downtown St. Petersburg to get out of my “rut”. My new “favorite” on the scene is the St. Pete Brasserie on Central Avenue.  The decor is chic moderne, but the menu is a twist on the Classic  French Brasserie.

There are few options in the Tampa Bay area for escargot lovers like myself, so I was pleasantly surprised when the “slugs” appeared “en pot”, yet doused in the fabulous garlic butter. So, fabulous, they were, that I ordered them again, on my second visit, but was really tempted by the mussels gratinee, sampled on my first foray at the venue. A wide variety of menu options should please most palates and a four course prix-fixe menu for $19 is a steal!

What to order? Cassoulet…delicious. Moules frites…yummy!  Roast chicken, duck confit, lamb chops, steak frites? You can’t go wrong! And, yes, take a chance on the Cod with Brussel Sprouts…fabulous!

The unique wine list offers some GREAT wines, so ask for a recommendation.  We enjoyed a popular Malbec called Mar.

The only “negative” comment from my dining companions was about the “smaller” portion size, compared to most restaurants.  Having lived in Europe, I laughed at the comment and said, “this is a normal portion, hence the obesity in the U.S.”.

All in all, the St. Pete Brasserie makes my “top ten” favorite restaurants in the Tampa Bay area.

Looking for the perfect house in the Tampa Area? Relocating to MacDill AFB? Contact me today!

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