Invest in Tampa!

Tampa was recently reported Top 20 places to invest in real estate. Why? Tampa’s economy is worth over $130 Billion, has a job growth of 2.1% per year and an unemployment rate well below both US and Florida averages. With a booming economy, it is no shock to see...

Making The Most When Painting

A fresh coat of paint can make all the difference in turning your property from drab to FAB. However, temperature can play a part in creating problems when painting walls. The temperature can affect the color of the paint, drying time, sheen as well make the...

Make the most of a Rental Property

A properly cared for rental will preserve the value as well as keep tenants happy and renewing their lease for years to come. Below I will list a few preventative repairs that can be made that will not only protect your investment but save you money. Landscaping- This...

Origins of West Tampa

When you think of Tampa, you often think of beautiful beaches, historical bungalow style homes, and Ybor City which is often tied to Tampa’s cigar industry. This tends to leave West Tampa out in the dust, dismissed as simply, the “other” Hispanic...

Homeowner Associations

Homeowner Associations When I moved to Florida years back, I had no idea what a homeowners association (HOA) was.  It was not until I purchased my first home in one, that I learned exactly what it meant.  Subdivisions with homeowners associations are popping up...

Tips for Vacant Properties During Slow Season

The holidays are upon us!  We are all feeling merry and bright and getting into our true holiday spirits!      However, when you are a property owner, you understand that there are slow times and unfortunately, the holiday season, is that time.  We have a few ideas...