First-time Home Buyers
Your decision to purchase your first home in Saint Petersburg, Florida or anywhere else in the Tampa Bay area is both a sound financial decision and
a commendable achievement.
In many Florida real estate markets, including the majority of neighborhoods in the Tampa Bay area, property values have been steadily showing increases which usually translates into increases in sales prices.
Below are statistics from the Pinellas Realtor Organization which shows over a 20% average increase in home sale prices between
May 2012 and May 2013.
Pinellas Realtor Organization - May 2013 Home Sale Prices
Although the forecasts for 2013 indicated that mortgage interest rates would slowly rise, as of mid-May they were still hovering close to historic lows of 3.25% to 3.50%.
However, since late May, we have seen significant increases of .75% to 1.0% to home insurance interest rates across the board! Some conventional rates are even above 4.25%!
Check this Mortgage News Daily report below:
MND - 2-day huge rate increases - June 20, 2013
Contact me to discuss FHA vs. Conventional loan financing and
how to possibly lower your closing costs!
If you have been waffling about buying your first home, don't delay any further.
NOW IS THE TIME!
Begin your search right here on my site via the buttons on the left side of the page! You can check my own personal listings, my broker's office listings and
Search for homes throughout the Tampa Bay area.
Let's get started to find you the right property for your needs!
For additional demographic and other pertinent information in the Tampa Bay area, click on my Home Page to access information on individual cities.
As your Florida licensed real estate agent, I pledge to
LEAD you through every step of the exciting home buying process
HELP you identify your "wish list" of features you want in your home, your neighborhood and your school district and then focus on those items
GUIDE you through the mind-boggling financial details associated with buying a home, including understanding the various mortgages and home buying programs available to you
MONITOR all housing listings and alert you to newly listed properties and those with lower prices as soon as they are put on the market
PROVIDE detailed listing information not available to the general public
NEGOTIATE the deal to save you money and protect your best interests
ASSIST you through the avalanche of paperwork
- WORK at NO cost to you while minimizing your stress
COMMIT my time and energy to finding you the perfect home, townhome or condo in beautiful Suncoast area of Florida
Linda Faucett - Re/Max Action First
Real Estate Consultant/Property Manager