Kristen Timms's Blog Posts

Navigating higher mortgage rates strategies

Mortgage rates are high. Now what?Where will they go?

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The Rise of Smart Homes in Real Estate: A Game-Changer for Homebuyers

In recent years, the real estate market has witnessed a remarkable shift towards smart homes. With advancements in technology and the increasing demand for convenience and efficiency, homebuyers are

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The Appeal of New Construction: Why Buyers are Choosing Florida's New Developments

In recent times, the Florida real estate market has witnessed a notable trend – an increasing number of buyers are opting for new construction homes. This shift in preference has sparked

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The Return to Office: Impact on Florida's Real Estate Market

As the world gradually emerges from the grips of the pandemic, the return to the office is a topic of great significance. With remote work becoming the norm over the past few years, its impact on

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The Impact of Remote Work on Housing Market Trends in Florida

Florida, known for its sunny climate and diverse attractions, has experienced significant shifts in its housing market due to the growing trend of remote work. In this blog post, we will explore the

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Benefits of buying a home in Florida

Buying a home in Florida offers several benefits compared to renting. Firstly, Florida's real estate market has shown a history of appreciation, making it a potentially profitable long-term

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Common First-Time Homebuyer Questions Answered

Buying a home for the first time can be both exciting and overwhelming. As a first-time homebuyer, you likely have numerous questions about the process, requirements, and potential pitfalls. In this

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Discovering Pasco County's Hottest New Construction Communities

Pasco County, Florida, is experiencing a surge in popularity when it comes to new construction communities. Homebuyers are increasingly drawn to these developments, and today we'll delve into the

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Music venues to check out in the Tampa area

I like to go to concerts. A LOT of concerts. Music is life, what can I say? The fact that I live in the Tampa/St Pete area means that there is always someone playing just a hop, skip, and a jump

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Kayaking around Tampa Bay

If you're looking for a fun and adventurous way to explore the Tampa Bay area (within around an hour drive from Tampa), kayaking is a great option. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced,

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Best place to live in Tampa Bay?

Palm Harbor, Florida is a charming town located in Pinellas County, known for its beautiful beaches, rich history, and relaxed lifestyle. There are several reasons why people choose to live in Palm

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Is NOW a good time to list your home?

Now is an excellent time to consider selling a house in the Tampa Bay area because inventory is currently low. This is due to a combination of high demand for Tampa Bay real estate and limited

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Spring fever is HERE for home buyers

It's that time of year! Buyers are out and looking to purchase houses. It appears "spring fever" has arrived a bit early this year. If you are thinking about selling soon, here are some tricks to

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Up in ARMs - why some home buyers are choosing an adjustable rate

Adjustable-rate mortgages are on the rise and here's why. They aren't the only option though. Let me know if you are interested in chatting with one of my lenders about.

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What do you look for in a real estate agent?

Every real estate agent will tell you they care, but about what? Is it truly people over profit, or is that just a catchy slogan they like to toss around? Tampa Bay is not only where I live, it is a

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