New Homes ONLY by TampaTom is revolutionizing the way new homes are bought and sold with our generous Cash Back Rebates and FREE Money Discounts that is unheard of in the industry. We can also list a home that you need to sell in order to buy a new home for only a $500 FLAT FEE! Who doesnt want to save money? Why not take advantage of FREE money that the builder cannot give you? This is a win-win-win situation for the buyer, builder and realtor. All Builders. All Tampa Area Communities. Call for details & ask how it works!


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Tom Lifrieri (aka TampaTom)
Future Home Realty

Land O Lakes, FL 34639
Phone: 813-699-0471
Email: tom@tampatom.com


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"Honestly, I was dreading the whole process of the sale of my home. I particularly needed a filter and advocate for the listing, showing, negotiating and closing. My business keeps me on a tight schedule as well as I work from home. Tom accommodated all without interruption, intrusion or inconvenience. He gave me options each step of the way and offered advice where I was uncertain. Tom's understanding of the local market and significant price changes very recent to my listed resulted in the sale of my home to the very first showing. Best yet was Tom's recommendations for sale prices all exceeded what I thought I could sell and it was a full price offer on the highest price-point Tom suggested. Watching the comparables in my neighborhood, they all jumped in price after my home was listed. Selling your home is always a challenge and I had my stress points. But Tom and his administrative assistant Chelce kept me on track, on time and positive focus throughout the process. Excellent job Tom!" Mike Wisgarda
Tom and his team went above and beyond our expectations. We sold and bought our new home using Tom and he saved us over $18,000!! We appreciated his knowledge, hard work and responsiveness. We highly recommend Tom if you're thinking about buying or selling a home. Pete & Mel Chow
Tom and his team were wonderful! We had started with a different realtor and the experience was not good. The other realtor was unresponsive and not able to sell our home in a really sought after subdivision. Then we were referred to Tom and he sold our house in a month! He was available, thorough, and made us more money! We actually saved over $10,000 with his $500 home to sell program. He was there every step of the way and made the process as stress free as possible when buying and selling homes. I highly recommend Tom and his team! Rob & Anna Moses
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Whats a P.A.C.E. energy loan??

To Pace or not to Pace?

A PACE loan is “Property Assessed Clean Energy “loan. In the onset it sounds too good to be true. Its for energy type improvements such as new roof, windows, a/c, solar systems, hot water heater etc. Its great for those that need these types of improvements and don’t have the cash or credit to make the repair as well as those that want the newer energy efficiency features rather than buying a new home.  The part that sounds too good to be true is….No $ down and No credit check. All you need is equity in your home, a good history of making your mortgage payments and proven income to make the payments.

 

Here’s how it works. In the name it mentions assessed…that means that it goes as a lien against your home, but it is attached to your tax bill and paid over 20 yrs. Typical interest rates are higher 6-7%. There may be a pre-payment penalty…so you want to read the contract carefully. Government loans like VA and FHA will not insure new loans with these liens…so in order to sell a home…the lien must be paid off in full. Most other lenders will be following their lead…im sure.

 

PACE loans can be great if you plan to stay in the home for a long time, but know that over the 20 yrs, you will pay back about 2x’s the cost of the improvement.

Keep in mind that a “new” builder home has all/most of the energy efficient items that you could want. My cash back rebates and $500 home to sell programs have helped hundreds of people get into new homes and save tons of money. Last year (2017) I gave back $230,000 of my commissions to clients that bought new homes in the Tampa area. If you need help with a PACE loan, let me know and I can put you in touch with some honest folks or if you or anyone you know is thinking of a new home…you MUST check out my cash saving programs. Call me directly at (813) 699-0471 or visit www.NewHomesOnlybyTampaTom.com

If Florida was a stock, it would be considered a strong buy

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (January 9, 2017) – The Florida Chamber Foundation, Florida's non-partisan, business-led, nonprofit research organization, announced today that it expects Florida to become a $1 trillion economy by the end of 2018 and will create 180,000 jobs across Florida in 2018 – once again outpacing the U.S. economy in job growth.

 

"If Florida was a stock, it would be considered a strong buy. But, while Florida's economic outlook for 2018 is positive, it's not without risks, some of which can be mitigated and some of which are larger than Florida," says Mark Wilson, president and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

 

An outline of key findings announced at the Florida Chamber Foundation's 2018 Economic Outlook Summit:

 

1. Florida will continue to lead the nation in job creation. Since the recession, Florida has created an average of 1 in every 10 jobs in the U.S. Florida Chamber Foundation predictions estimate Florida will create 180,000 jobs in 2018. For the eighth year in a row, Florida's job creation is expected to outpace the U.S.

 

2. Very low probability of a recession. Currently, the Florida Leading Indicators Index projects strong growth is expected and there is a 91percent likelihood Florida will NOT enter into recession over the next nine months.

 

3. Florida is projected to become a $1 trillion economy in 2018. It's already larger than Saudi Arabia and preparing to overtake Mexico's spot in the global economy in the coming years.

 

4. Business confidence is high. Initial findings released at the Florida Chamber Foundation's 2018 Economic Outlook Summit from a statewide survey of Florida "C Suite" executives conducted for the Florida 2030 report show "very high" business confidence and a likelihood of continued investments over the coming months. (Full survey results will be released in March 2018.)

 

5. Population growth will continue to drive Florida's economy. Florida currently ranks as the 3rd most populous state in the nation and has been growing at a rate of more than 800 residents per day over the past year. This level of growth, at a minimum, is expected to continue through 2018. The influx of Puerto Rican evacuees that will choose to stay in Florida and the recently passed federal tax bill that favors low-tax states like Florida could mean an increase in skilled professionals and families moving from high tax states like New York and California.

 

6. Florida could do more. Florida's growth, while expected to remain positive, continues to have two potential constraining variables: a potential shortage of skilled labor, especially in construction, and an attainable housing shortfall.

 

7. Long term risks exist. While Florida's economy remains strong, long-term risks include global risk and uncertainty, losing consistent leadership at the state level and a rise in the cost of living and doing business, due to overregulation and Florida's bottom-ranked legal climate.

Data from Florida Assn of Realtors

Buying/Selling in Lakeshore Ranch Land O Lakes New Homes?

19828 Lonesome Pine Dr, Land O Lakes, Fl

$ Click for current price
4 BEDROOMS | 3 (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 1898 SQUARE FEET

JUST SOLD in Lakeshore Ranch. Great Value. We have others!! Use TampaTom as your agent to buy and get 50% of the Realtor commission back at closing to assits with closing costs and builder upgrades (restrictions apply). Have a home to sell? We'll list your home (with FULL service) for only $500 when you buy a new home with us. This buyer saved over $7,500 selling their home in New tampa so that they could buy this home. Visit www.NewHomesOnlybyTampaTom.com for more detials

NOTE: All images are of a model home and not the actual home sold.

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Saved over $7,500 with TampaTom...YES!

10755 Pictorial Park Drive, Tampa, FL

$ Click for current price
4 BEDROOMS | 3 (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 2924 SQUARE FEET

JUST SOLD in EASTON Park Tampa Fl. Saved over $7,500 with our $500 Home to Sell Program!! We also offer HUGE CASH-BACK Rebates for our buyer clients. Call for details! We've given back over $200,000 in our commissions to our clients in 2017...

Are you looking for a home that will provide you the space you need on a HIGH LEVEL OF LUXURY? Do you ENJOY NATURE and SERENE POND VIEWS? WHY WAIT 6-8 months to build? This 2011 MI (rare) Solana II with almost 3,000 sq ft of living space is the PERFECT HOME for you. Not only does the home greet you with a GRAND ENTRANCE through the ARCHED COVERED double door entry, but when you enter you are welcomed by the foyer leading into the VERY LARGE FLEX ROOM, lit by the NATURAL lighting.. The flex room is the perfect area to convert into the GRAND DINING ROOM, designed to ENTERTAIN plenty of guests. As you head through the flex room you will find an archway into the BEAUTIFUL ELEGANT KITCHEN with wraparound GRANITE countertops, center island, MAHOGANY CHERRY Cabinets, custom tile backsplash and STAINLESS STEEL appliances making your trips to the grand dining room very quick and easy. A convenient cafe in the kitchen allows you to have a nice breakfast as you look out through the sliding glass doors to the patio. Adjacent to the kitchen you will find the HUGE FAMILY ROOM, the gathering place to bring the entire family together and the perfect place to host the next gathering, your friends will be beyond IMPRESSED. You’ll love that the entire first floor features either 17” CERAMIC TILE or BEAUTIFUL ENGINEERED WOOD floors. Heading up to the second floor is where you will find your own PERSONAL SPACE. At the top of the stairs you will find the game room/loft area. Immediately to the side is the master suite, which is about a THIRD OF THE ENTIRE SECOND FLOOR! In the master suite you will find the IMPRESSIVE master bathroom with two WALK-IN closets, dual vanities, a walk-in shower, a huge garden tub, and an enclosed toilet. The rest of the family is just a couple feet away with three additional bedrooms. You’ll ENJOY spending time outside in the FENCED-IN yard or on the COVERED lanai with AWESOME VIEWS of the POND/BIRD SANCTUARY and AMAZING SUNSETS.

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What do pets secretly hate about your home?

WASHINGTON – Nov. 15, 2017 – More homeowners are putting an emphasis on pets' priorities when home shopping, according to recent surveys. One-third of recent buyers ages 18 to 36 say their purchase decision was based on the desire for a larger property with a yard for their dog, according to a survey by Harris Poll conducted for SunTrust Mortgage. And 33 percent of 412 young adults surveyed listed their pet as their top home buying motivation.

So what kinds of home preferences do pets have?

Daniel Bortz, a real estate pro in the Washington, D.C., area, wrote an article for realtor.com on the traits in a home that pets really don't like, including:

Hardwood floors
Dogs often have a tough time walking on hardwood floors. Wailani Sung, a veterinary behaviorist and owner of All Creates Behavior Counseling in Kirkland, Wash., recommends placing non-skid area rugs on the ground to make floors less slippery. Or consider buying nonslip rubber rings that can slide onto a dog's toenails to improve traction (one company that makes these is called ToeGrips).

Scented cleaning products
"Even a mild-scented cleaner can be a problem, since [odors] smell stronger to dogs than they do to us," says Jenna Stregowski, a registered veterinary technician. Instead, choose odorless cleaners.

Chain-link fences
These can be problematic for dogs. They can see through chain-link fences, and they'll go crazy when they can't chase every stray cat or squirrel that scampers by. Mikkel Becker, an animal trainer at FearFreePets.com, recommends opting for a fence with solid panels that block the dog's line of sight, or buy wooden boards or vinyl panels to cover up gaps in an existing chain-link fence.

Dark spaces
Cats and dogs crave vitamin D from sunlight. Don't keep pets in a basement. Open blinds and let them stretch out in the sun.

Source: "8 Things Pets Secretly Hate About Your Home," realtor.com® (Nov. 10, 2017)

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IRS: Some home equity loans are still tax deductible

In a response to "many questions," the IRS ruled that secondary home loans - equity loans, home equity lines of credit and second mortgages - are still deductible after tax reform if borrowers use the funds for home improvements.
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New Homes ONLY by TampaTom is revolutionizing the way new homes are bought and sold with our generous cash back rebates and FREE money discounts that is unheard of in the industry. New Homes Only by TampaTom can also list a home that you need to sell in order to buy a new home for only a $500 FLAT FEE! These programs have saved clients thousands of dollars. Why not take advantage of FREE money that the builder cannot give you? This is a win-win-win situation for the buyer, builder and realtor. All Builders. All Tampa Area Communities. Call for details!

 

Disclaimer: All Cash Back credits are contingent upon Tom Lifrieri (aka New Homes Only by TampaTom) representing the buyer on the new home builder contract as the buyers agent. The new home must close. The credit amount may be adjusted per lender regulations and guidelines. Other restrictions may apply.