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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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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Florida Homes built to stricter standards fared better during Irma

muscle house As homeowners in Florida begin to take stock of the damage from Hurricane Irma, industry observers note that homes built to the state's stricter building codes seem to have fared better. The feedback we're hearing is positive," says Rusty Payton, chief executive of the Florida Home Builders Association. "We're all interested and there will be a deep dive. It appears that it did its job." Bill Wheat, executive vice president and chief financial officer at home builder D.R. Horton Inc., says his company's early assessments "indicate that the more recent building standards post-Andrew over the last 20 years have held up relatively well." The evidence so far is preliminary, however. Insurance companies, home builders, city and county officials and local resiliency experts say they are still conducting assessments of how homes and commercial buildings built to different standards held up during Irma. Florida has one of the strongest building codes in the country. Passed statewide in 2002 after Miami-Dade County beefed up regulations in the wake of Hurricane Andrew in 1992, the new rules required newly built homes to have stronger fasteners that prevent their roofs from blowing off, nails instead of staples, and impact-resistant windows in certain areas. Florida passed a bill this spring that gives the Florida Building Commission flexibility to evaluate whether or not to make code changes to keep up with technological advancement and removed a requirement that it adopt International Code Council standards every three years. Topics: Wall Street Journal (09/18/17) Kusisto, Laura; Campo-Flores, Arian © Copyright 2017 INFORMATION INC., Bethesda, MD (301) 215-4688

National flood insurance extended for three months

 

WASHINGTON – Sept. 13, 2017 – On Thursday, Sept. 7, the Senate voted to pass a three-month extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that was scheduled to expire on Sept. 30, 2017; and on Friday, Sept. 8, the House of Representatives passed the legislation and President Trump signed the bill into law later on that same day. For real estate practitioners, the pressure to close all deals that required flood insurance before Sept. 30 is off and transactions can proceed under their normal time schedules. For Realtors, it means the National Association of Realtors® (NAR)' Call for Action has also ended, concluding on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. However, the three-month extension was not NAR's initial goal. The association had first pushed for a longer extension and necessary changes to keep NFIP viable. NAR says it will continue those legislative advocacy efforts for the 21st Century Flood Reform Act until the long-term reauthorization and reform bill is enacted. "Extending the National Flood Insurance Program was a must-do item, and Congress delivered," says NAR President William E. Brown. "That's good news for consumers, as well as an opportunity for proponents of meaningful reform. With a short extension on their side, leaders in the House and Senate should continue work on the 21st Century Flood Reform Act to strengthen the NFIP and ensure the long-term certainty that current and future homeowners demand." © 2017 Florida Realtors Source: National flood insurance extended for three months

Just Sold Over $7,000 Cash Back in Tampa

9523 HAMLET LANE, TAMPA, FL

$ Click for current price
3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1446 SQUARE FEET

Looking for a home where the owner has paid close ATTENTION TO DETAIL and has maintained the home sparing no expense? This home is in IMMACULATE MOVE-IN CONDITION & sits on a quiet CUL-DE-SAC STREET! BRAND NEW ROOF just installed June 2017. In addition to a beautiful home, this home is a GARDENER’S PARADISE where you will enjoy STUNNING VIEWS from the oversized, hurricane rated, covered and screened lanai with ceramic tiled flooring. The home welcomes you at the front door with a large dining room and formal living/sitting room with “REAL” WOOD FLOORS. You’ll love the VAULTED CEILINGS that make the home feel larger than the square footage suggests. The kitchen features NEWER TOP OF THE LINE stainless steel appliances, White cabinets with crown molding, breakfast bar, breakfast nook area, pantry closet and your choice of GAS OR ELECTRIC usage. The family room is good sized, located off the kitchen and features sliders to the lanai. The home has a SPLIT BEDROOM PLAN. You’ll be impressed with the size of the master bedroom closet as well as the master bathroom with dual vanity sinks. CHARLESTON CORNER’S is a DELIGHTFUL and HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER community with features such as: community pool, clubhouse, playground, ponds with benches, LOW HOA FEES, NO CDD FEE, and close to The YMCA, Golf course, X-ways, Restaurants and top rated schools. Other features of the home include: GAS heat & hot water, 3M hurricane rated window film (GREAT ENERGY SAVER), skylights, water softener, alarm, hurricane shutters and more. This home qualifies for our CASH BACK REBATE when you use our preferred Realtor

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Just Sold in Long Lake Ranch Lutz Cash Rebates

19335 Roseate Dr, Lutz, Fl 33558

$ Click for current price
4 BEDROOMS | 3 (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 2254 SQUARE FEET

CASH BACK REBATE ON THIS BRAND NEW BUILDER HOME IN LONG LAKE RANCH LUTZ FLORIDA! The Somerset Plan is a two-story single-family home offering 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. This plan features a 2-car garage and covered lanai. Foyer gives this plan an open and spacious feel from the moment you enter The kitchen features spacious countertops and a walk-in pantry to maximize storage Create lasting memories in your new family room - perfect for game nights, movie nights, and entertaining Enjoy a private powder room located on the first floor Master bedroom is located in the back of home for best exterior views and natural light Laundry room centrally located near the master and secondary bedrooms for your convenience
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Latest Realty News from Florida Association of Realtors

What to do with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?

Fannie and Freddie could drag the U.S. into a depression if the economy slows, so change is needed. But Realtors say their first goal is to ensure that "affordable mortgage capital will always remain available for creditworthy Americans."

School funding could spur property tax fight

The rising value of Fla. property will increase property tax revenue, but where to spend it? Under Gov. Scott's just-released budget, it would go to schools.

Consumer watchdog chief to step down

Richard Cordray, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), announced that he would step down by the end of the month.
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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.