Mark Gallagher's Blog Posts

If You Are Thinking Of Selling NOW Is The Time

A common question from a seller (or buyer) is: what is the best time to sell (or buy) a home? In the world of clothing, it makes sense to get the best “deal” on winter clothes at the end of

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FHA Could Be The Loan For You

FHA LOANSReady to become a home owner, but don't have a ton of money in the bank?  Achieve your dreams with a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Loan, featuring a lower down payment.Getting

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Why A Detached Garage Can Drastically Improve Your Resale Price

Before you make a major structural change to your property, it is important to consider how this will affect your resale value. While there are many steps that you can take to improve your property,

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Rates To Stay Low

FOMC Statement: Asset Purchases to end in October, Labor Market StrongerThe Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) released its customary statement at the conclusion of its meeting

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Mortgage Rates And Whats Ahead

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 28, 2014Last week’s economic news brought several housing-related reports, which indicated varying results in terms of gauging the economic

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Is Now The Time To Consider A 15Year Mortgage

Is Now the Time to Consider a 15-Year Mortgage? Five Reasons to Give the 15Y Another LookA 15-year fixed mortgage is, as its name suggests, a mortgage that’s paid off after 15 years. Since it

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D R Horton Townhomes In Seven Oaks

Just got word that D R Horton still has inventory in Seven Oaks...  Seven to be exact. You may wonder... what a coincidence... right?  Yet, these are brand New Townhomes worth taking a

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Live In Seven Oaks Wesley Chapel

Recently I have been helping several clients find homes in Seven Oaks and have gotten to know it better. It is a great community to live in.  Builders have built 24 communities in this

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The School Grad Sham By Jodi Conn

The School Grade Debacle By: Jodi Conn  As the shock of Florida’s declining school grades hover, the public is asking questions like why, how, and what is Rick Scott doing? What I

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The History Of Temple Terrace Florida

The History of Temple Terrace, Florida  My curiosity for the history of Tampa Bay leads me to my own backyard, Temple Terrace.  What a beautiful place with rolling hills, (yes there

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A Bit Of History On Seminole Heights

My neighbor came up to me the other day and asked, “Have you heard about Seminole Heights?”  I pondered the question and asked what he meant.  “I just wanted to know about

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Estate Sales All About Recycling

Estate Sales – All about Recycling The other day my friend asked me if I wanted to help her with an estate sale in Tampa FL.  I knew she was dealing with the death of her Father and

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The Fiscal Cliff and Your Taxes

What did we get from Congress while avoiding the fiscal cliff?  Three specific bills were extended: 1)  The Capital Gains Tax exclusion on home sales. For capital gains that are

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Set to Expire in December

The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act is proposed to terminate at the conclusion of the year. The IRS views on forgiven debt income, means that any individual with a deficiency amount which is

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Pay Attention To The Market

Is now the time to buy? Home prices are on the rise and potential buyers may look back and regret not taking advantage of today's low rates and good affordability, Hovnanian CEO Ara

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Overpricing your Home may not be Good

According to the  National Association of Realtors most recent sellers survey: Time spent on the market and sales price compared with listing price are highly correlated. The longer a home

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