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Davis Islands Real Estate Market update

Sun, Apr 15th 2018 11:55 pm by Michael Valdes Tampa Fl Real Estate

Davis Islands Real Estate Market update for April 2018

Click Here to view the real estate market report for Davis Islands in Tampa FL 33606

View more info on Davis Islands real estate and homes for sale in Tampa 33606

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T2870637 9502 Edison Rd Lithia FL 33547

Fri, Mar 17th 2017 6:45 pm by Michael Valdes Lithia Fl Real Estate

Just Listed - T2870637 9502 Edison Rd Lithia FL 33547

Hunters Green Pool Home Just Listed for Sale

Wed, Feb 1st 2017 5:20 pm by Michael Valdes Tampa Fl Real Estate

Check out this New Tampa Pool home for sale in Hunters Green! This 4 bedroom 3 bath 3 car garage home has a great floor plan and is located in a Gated golf community with lots of ammenities. This home features... - See more at: Pool home for sale in Hunters Green

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MLS Local Market Insight September 2016

Wed, Nov 9th 2016 8:30 am by Michael Valdes Florida Real Estate Market News

MFRMLS Local Market Insight Report September 2016

Updated monthly, the Mid Florida Regional Local Market Insight Report offers a snapshot of how Florida's mid area markets are performing compared to last month, last year and 5-year historical averages. 

Local Market Insight Report for MFRMLS September 2016

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T2809712 16306 BRIDGEGLADE LN, FL 33547

Fri, Mar 25th 2016 6:25 pm by Michael Valdes Lithia Fl Real Estate

JUST LISTED - T2809712 16306 BRIDGEGLADE LN, FL 33547

FishHawk Ranch homes for sale in Lithia FLCheck out this great 4 bedroom 2 bath home for sale in FishHawk Ranch, one of the most desirable communities in Tampa Bay!! This home is located on a CUL-DE-SAC and features an open floor plan, volume ceilings, 42 inch cabinets and STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES in the kitchen, wood and tile flooring throughout, screened/covered lanai, a large yard and more! The 4th bedroom could also be used as an office or den. This home is Move-in Ready!

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Lowes 10% Off Coupon for Homeowners

Tue, Oct 27th 2015 3:56 pm by Michael Valdes Florida Real Estate News Blog

Lowes 10% coupon for real estate clients

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 to $10,000. 

As of 11:59pm Eastern on Friday, November 6, 2015 the Lowes Realtor program will no longer be available and Lowe’s will no longer be issuing these coupons to our clients. 

For those of you looking to take advantage of this awesome coupon and have us send it to you before time runs out please click here. You will need to input the address of the home you are buying, selling or currently own in order to get the coupon. If you wait till the last minute we may not be able to get you in so hurry and fi...

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WIN $50,000 from Keller Williams Realty Sweepstakes

Fri, Mar 14th 2014 1:40 am by Michael Valdes Florida Real Estate News Blog

Want to WIN $50,000!!! Just enter the Keller Williams Realty CLOSER TO HOME SWEEPSTAKES for FREE by downloading the KW Mobile Real Estate Search App... Contest ends March 31, 2014

When you install the app, you will need to enter the following code: KW2IKW82G (write this code down)


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Russian MLS Listing Search Now Available

Mon, Sep 9th 2013 6:15 pm by Michael Valdes International Real Estate


Russian MLS SearchSearching the MLS for Listings and homes for sale in Florida is now available in the Russian Language on
Поиск MLS для Списки и дома для продажи в штате Флорида теперь доступна в русском языке по

Click Here to Search the MLS in Russian 
Нажмите здесь для поиска MLS в России

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Hillsborough County School Grades 2013 update

Mon, Jul 29th 2013 7:29 pm by Michael Valdes General

Hillsborough County schools have recently been updated
by the Florida Department of Education with new scoring
procedures which have affected school grades.

Please see updated school scores below


Hillsborough County School Name

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Hillsborough County Market Report

Sat, Jun 29th 2013 4:24 pm by Michael Valdes Florida Real Estate Market News

Market insight report for Hillsborough County FloridaCheck out our new page to access Monthly Local market reports for Hillsborough County, Florida real estate data. View monthly year over year data on New Listings, Pending Listings, Closed Sales, the Median Sold Price, Active Listings, Average Days on the Market (ADOM), Average Sold to Original List Price (OLP) Ratio.

Click Here to View the Report

Data provided by My Florida Regional MLS  

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6 Bedroom Waterfront Homes for Sale in Wesley Chapel FL

Fri, Mar 29th 2013 8:00 pm by Michael Valdes Wesley Chapel Fl Real Estate

31223 Bridgegate Dr Zephyrhills FL 33545 BridgewaterMLS Listing T2562130 - Beautiful 6 BED, 3 BATH, 3 CAR GARAGE executive home for sale in Wesley Chapel
** Minutes from New Tampa, but with all the savings that Pasco has to offer... Read More

Finding Florida Mortgage Loan Down Payment Assistance Made Easier

Mon, Mar 25th 2013 12:58 pm by Michael Valdes Mortgage

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 throughout Florida. Some of these special programs are government funded and are provided through municipal, government agencies or non-profits while other programs are privately funded... Some are even sponsored by employers! 

Did you know that home buyers purchasing a home in a designated target area (typically for revitalization efforts) in Florida may receive special benefits such as down payment assistance, more lenient income requirements and the first-time home buyer requirement may be waived...

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Millions Mapped Home Search Tool

Tue, Feb 12th 2013 11:03 am by Michael Valdes Tampa Bay Real Estate

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

check it out by clicking this app store link or by clicking here

Keller Williams Realty Now The Largest Real Estate Company in USA!

Wed, Feb 6th 2013 8:47 am by Michael Valdes Keller Williams Realty News

Keller Williams Realty #1!!

Keller Williams Realty has announced that they surpassed Coldwell Banker to secure the industry’s #1 position and have become the largest real estate franchise company in the USA by agent count. RE/MAX, Century 21, were passed up in the last few years. The news was announced in front of more than 10,000 Keller Williams agents at the company’s yearly Family Reunion.

Keller Williams CEO Mark Willis declared: “We are one family, we have one destiny, we share one thing. We are America’s #1 real estate company by agent count!”. Mark Willis also reported on the strong productivity gains by Keller Williams real estate associates in 2012. Year over year, per-agen...

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What to do When Facing a Short Sale

Mon, Feb 4th 2013 11:33 pm by Michael Valdes Short Sales

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. A short sale is one where the net proceeds from the sale won't cover your total mortgage obligation and closing costs, and you don't have other sources of money to cover the deficiency. A short sale is different from a foreclosure, which is when your lender takes title of your home through a lengthy legal process and then sells it.

1. Consider loan modification first. If you are thinking of selling your home because of financial difficulties and you anticipate a short sale, first contact ...

Tampa FL Real Estate - 5020 BAYSHORE BLVD #801 TAMPA FL 33611 MLS# T2553517

Thu, Jan 31st 2013 7:39 pm by Michael Valdes Tampa Fl Real Estate


T2553517 - 5020 BAYSHORE BLVD # 801, TAMPA

Enjoy beautiful BAY VIEWS from every room of this newly renovated spacious WATERFRONT PENTHOUSE condo on BAYSHORE BLVD in SOUTH TAMPA. This 3BR/2.5BA 2,970 SF Condominium feels like a home! It features 3 BALCONIES, a large entertaining area as well as a family room + OFFICE/LIBRARY. The master bedroom has a PRIVATE BALCONY, a huge 20x8 CUSTOM WALK IN CLOSET and Master Bath with Large deep soaking tub & glass enclosed shower! In addition to the formal dining room with balcony OVERLOOKING THE BAY, the NEWLY RENOVATED kitchen features... read more

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