Tuesday, April 23, 2019


Buying a  nice, move-in-ready home in this market is a competition.  What must you do to be successful?

#1) You must be ready to buy.  Give your pre-approval letter to your Realtor to save valuable time.
#2) You must be watching the new listings.  Have your Realtor set up auto emails.
#3) You must be working closely with your REALTOR, and
#4) You must be ready to move fast and do whatever it takes to make it happen.

The truth is... this really is a competition if you want a nice, move-in-ready home in Wesley Chapel 

& Land o Lakes, FL!!! Every market is different.  Here the inventory is really low and the nice, new listings are selling quickly, and they are ALL selling for more than they did last year, or even last month.

Many buyers will have to put in 'extra cash' above the appraisal to secure a purchase.  If you don't... the next buyer will.   Why? Because  they are tired of putting in offers and getting beat by a better offer and because the prices are going up.  They understand that the appraisals are based on houses that sold within the last 6 months, which sold for less because the prices are going up.

Nice, move-in-ready short sales and bank owned properties are selling for the same as nice regular re-sales, and just as fast. Sorry to say... the reality is... this is a competition for these nice homes, and you must be ready to compete, willing and able to move fast, and to be on the top of your game.  You must have the right mindset and the right attitude.

This year interest rates are still LOW, but they are increasing... and the prices are going up as well.  Now is the time to get your best buy, your lowest interest rate, and your lowest payment.  Check out the video on my website about buying this year vs buying next year.  THE COST OF WAITING

brought to you by Veterans United Home Loans, which by the way is a great place to get your pre approval letter, veteran or not.

If you are looking for a steal, there are still some ‘discounted’ short sales, foreclosures & re-sales available, but these are usually in need of repairs and updating. We still have the FHA 203K Mortgages with built in repair and ‘reno’ funds to help with these. We make the "in's and out's" of buying and selling real estate easy for you.

For more information on successfully buying or selling a home in the Land o Lakes/Wesley Chapel, FL market please contact me at 813-714-9737 or you can visit my website for more information.  www.DeeSmithSellsHomes.com   and to read my Testimonials.