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Beach Park Luxury Home For Sale In South Tampa 33609

Be sure to view the amazing 3D VIRTUAL FLOOR PLAN on this Impressive Estate in Beach Park in one of South Tampa's most desirable communities. This expansive 4,379 square foot home

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Home For Sale In FishHawk Ranch

Check out this great 2005 4 bedroom 2 bath home for sale in FishHawk Ranch for only $247,000, one of the most desirable communities in Tampa Bay!! This Lithia FL home is located on a CUL-

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SKI LAKE LOT FOR SALE IN TAMPA AREA ONLY 150k

JUST LISTED - Very rare opportunity to own a SKI LAKE LOT FOR SALE on Lake Wimauma in SouthEast Hillsborough county. Easy access to shopping and Interstate I-75. Won't last... call 813-438

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POOL HOME FOR SALE IN CORY LAKE ISLES TAMPA FL

JUST LISTEDExperience RESORT STYLE LIVING in Cory Lake Isles with this CUSTOM BUILT 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 4,264 sq ft (heated) contemporary estate home for sale in Tampa FL. From the dramatic entry

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Tampa Bay Waterfront Home For Sale On Alafia River

Motivated Seller - HUGE Price reduction in order to Sell quickly!!! Check out this truly unique Custom 4 bedroom 4.5 bath 5000+ square foot under roof WATERFRONT home for sale on the

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8 Acre Lakefront Estate For Sale Near Tampa FL

JUST LISTED by waterfront Realtor Michael Valdes! Gorgeous 7.91 acre LAKEFRONT estate featuring a gorgeous 1920's Spanish/Mediterranean home with tons of character and potential that has 5

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LOWES 10 PERCENT OFF 10K COUPON EXPIRES NOV 6

For the last 10 years, Michael Valdes and Associates has been a part of the The Lowe’s Program for REALTORS®  where we were able to issue our clients 10% coupons on purchases up$

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When Is It A Good Time To Rent Definitely NOT Now

People often ask whether or not now is a good time to buy a home. No one ever asks when a good time to rent is. However, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a good

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T2771787 1511 W WINDHORST RD BRANDON FL 33510

***NEW AWESOME LISTING ALERT***T2771787 1511 W WINDHORST RD BRANDON FL 33510 JUST LISTED BY MICHAEL VALDES 8/4/15 - 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 car garage Brandon home for sale on 1

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T2770805 1565 WOODFIELD CT LUTZ FL 33558

***NEW AWESOME MLS LISTING ALERT*** Check out this CUSTOM BUILT 5 Bedroom 3 bath 4,445 sq ft Ranch style pool home for sale in Lutz FL  with attached in-law

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SunWest Park Grand Opening

Great News for #Tampa Bay Florida residents... Phase one is complete for #Pasco County's #SunWest Park which will have their soft opening on July 4, 2015 from 12pm-9pm!! The park

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T2753863 5802 CAY COVE CT TAMPA 33615

*** NEW AMAZING LISTING ALERT ***T2753863 - 5802 CAY COVE CT TAMPA, 33615Michael Valdes has just listed a really rare find... a Custom Mediterranean two story 3 bedroom 2.5 bath Tampa

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Tampa FL Ranked Best Place In USA To Retire

To help out Americans in finding the best place to retire, WalletHub examined the 150 biggest cities in the USA across 25 key metrics. They ranged from cost of living to job prospects for workers

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7 REASONS TO BUY A HOME BEFORE THE END OF 2014

If you've been thinking about taking the plunge and buying a home, before the end of 2014 might just be the time to do it.   Rates on fixed-rate loans are still appealing, and experts

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How To Get A Favorable Mortgage Rate

The Summer Buying Season Is Here: 3 Tips to Help You Secure a Favorable Mortgage RateThe best way to ensure you get a good rate on your mortgage is to become an informed buyer. The more you know

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Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates

Last week’s economic news included a number of housing related reports. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, pending home sales dropped by 1.10 percent in June. The S&P Case

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The 5 Minute Guide To Flood Insurance

The 5-Minute Guide To Flood Insurance: What It Is, How It Works, And Whether You Need ItYou’ve got house insurance, and assume your property is covered for any type of detrimental occurrence that

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5 Reasons For Sellers To Beware

Sellers, Beware: Five Reasons You Might Not Get Top Dollar when You Sell Your Home (And How to Avoid Them)For most people, their home is their largest asset, so they want to maximize that asset by

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Can One Missed Mortgage Payment Affect Your Credit Rating

Most people don’t know whether or not a single missed mortgage payment can have serious consequences for their credit score. The good news is that there are things that can be done to

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Find Out How To Get 10k To Buy A Home

MAKE THE JUMP TO HOME OWNERSHIP!Receive up to $10,000 toward your down payment and closing costs with the Florida Assist program, available through Waterstone Mortgage.The Florida Assist down

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Florida Flood Insurance Relief Becomes Law

WASHINGTON – March 24, 2014 – President Obama signed H.R. 3370 on Friday, cementing at least short-term relief for homeowners hit by skyrocketing flood insurance rates and sellers afraid their

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Florida Flood Insurance Update March 13 2014

BREAKING NEWS From the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors® The United States Senate has just passed "The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act" by a vote of 72-22 (both US Senator Nelson

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Carrollwood Home For Sale In Brentwood Park

*** HOT LISTING ALERT ***For more info CALL 813.438.4438 or CLICK HERE: http://michaelvaldes.com/mls/T2617591JUST LISTED - Townhome for sale in Brentwood Park of Carrollwood in Tampa

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NBA Star Home For Sale In Florida

Former Orlando Magic and NBA star Dwight Howard has put his Longwood mansion, Chateau D'Usse, up for sale. This gorgeous home features five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, 11,025 square feet of

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Want To Win 50000

Post by Michael Valdes & Associates - Keller Williams RealtyWant to WIN $50,000???Just enter the Keller Williams Realty CLOSER TO HOME SWEEPSTAKES for FREE by downloading the KW Mobile

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Boating In Tampa Bay FL

One of the best things about waterfront living in Tampa is the easy boating access to the surrounding gorgeous local waterways. The Tampa area has many so many water choices... such&

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Hillsborough County School Grades 2013

The Florida Department of Education scoring system update has recently changed the Hillsborough County School Grades for 2013. Please click the link below to see Hillsborough County School

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Most Expensive Pinellas Waterfront Home For Sale In Clearwater FL

Want to see the most expensive Pinellas waterfront real estate for sale in Clearwater? Businessman Hugh Fuller Jr just listed his 23,159 square foot downtown Clearwater home for

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6 Things Everyone Should Do When Moving Into A New House

By: Courtney Craig  Published: October 1, 2012Moving into your first home is exciting! But it also means you’ve got work to do.When I bought my first house in May, my timing’

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Your Top Home Ownership Tax Questions Answered

By: Natasha Padgitt Published: December 31, 2012Which tax benefits do home owners miss? Will you get audited if you take the home office deduction? Find out the answers to these questions

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James Shields Home For Sale In Clearwater

Former Tampa Bay Rays pitcher James Shields (now with the Kansas City Royals) has his luxury Clearwater home up for sale. Located in the gated community of Renaissance Oaks, the

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The Cost of Renting

With interest rates so low, many renters are starting to think about purchasing a Tampa home of their own. While simple rental cost vs. mortgage cost comparisons can be very attractive, buying a

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Easily Find Mortgage Down Payment Assistance Programs

There are currently hundreds of millions of dollars available in Florida mortgage loan down payment assistance, mortgage tax credits, affordable fixed-rate mortgages and rehab loans available

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Special Financing Now Available on Grand Central Condos

Breaking News!!! We just learned about special financing that was just released on the last few remaining developer units of the Grand Central at Kennedy condos for sale located in Channel

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New Mobile Home Search App in Google Play

Check out our new state of the art mobile real estate home search app for your Android smart phone that is now available in Google Play under the name Millions Mapped!

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New Mobile Home Search App in iTunes

Check out our new state of the art mobile real estate home search app for the iPad/ iPhone that is now available in iTunes under the name Millions Mapped! Click here to check it out

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What to do When Facing a Short Sale

If you're thinking of selling your Tampa area home, and you expect that the total amount you owe on your mortgage will be greater than the selling price of your home, you may be facing a short sale.

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Keller Williams Realty Top Ten Places to Work

Did you know Keller Williams Realty was just named one of the TOP TEN BEST PLACES TO WORK IN AMERICA for 2013!!! Click here to read about this awesome news! Michael Valdes & Associates is

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Florida Home Sales Hit Five Year High

Would you believe that Florida home sales rose nearly sixteen percent last year to record a five year high (Florida Association of Realtors)! Nationwide, home sales across the U.S. rose just over

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Congress Renews Mortgage Debt Relief Act

Upside Down Homeowners with negative equity can breathe a sigh of relief because Congress renewed the Mortgage Debt Relief Act on January 1, 2013!! Congress passed an extension of the Mortgage

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Repairs And Upgrades: How Much Will They Cost?

During the process of buying or selling a home, your clients often learn about recommended or required repairs and upgrades. This can happen as a result of the home inspection as well as your expert

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10 Ways You Can Prepare for Tampa Homeownership

Decide what you can afford. Generally, you can afford a Tampa home equal in value to between 2 and 3 times your total gross income.  Develop your Tampa home wish list. Then, prioritize the

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Builders Increase Spending And Low Housing Inventory

The Commerce Dept stated on Monday that U.S. Builders increased their housing spending 3% on Construction projects in October due to the surge in housing. It was the largest gain in 5 months! New

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New Design for Tampa Real Estate Site

Michael Valdes of Keller Williams Realty in Tampa FL has totally re-designed his top performing real estate site www.MichaelValdes.com and upgraded it to give our clients the best Tampa real estate

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