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HUGE .36 Acre Yard!!

• 2,030 sq. ft., 2 bath, 4 bdrm 2 story MLS® $165,000

 –  This beautiful Temple Terrace home offers residents easy access to I-75, the University of South Florida, the area’s finest medical facilities, shopping, dining and more. Ever wanted to have a HUGE YARD (.36 ACRES) while living in a Tampa Bay community? With over 2,030 square feet of living area beautifully designed with 4 bedrooms, a loft and 2.5 baths you will have plenty of space. This Windward Longboat floorplan hosts an Entry Foyer, Large Great Room, oversized Family/Dining open to Kitchen, spacious Master Suite with Tray Ceiling, Walk-in Closet, Upstairs Loft, Patio, and 2 car Garage. It doesn’t get much better than this Tampa Florida short sale. Call (800) 975-7205 today to schedule a showing.

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USDA Loan offers 100% financing on rural housing developmentThe USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) offers a barely known 100% loan financing program, called the USDA loan, that can help lower income families purchase homes. With funding up to 100% of the homes purchase price, payments on this mortgage are based on the household’s adjusted gross income. Commonly called Section 502 loans, this rural housing development government loan program offers some advantages to those who are unable to obtain conventional financing.

A few advantages of this program include: 

• No down payment with 100% financing
• No maximum purchase price
• The home-buyer’s closings costs may come from any source, including gift money
• Home improvement and repair monies can be included in the loan
• 30 year fixed rate loans
• No minimum credit score
• Mobile homes on land can be eligible

Normally, the home purchased will need to be in a rural area with modest prices for the area. The homebuyer’s income typically will also need to be below the median income for the area. 

Take a look at the USDA links below… they will allow you to search for eligible properties by address. You can also find the maximum income allowed based on geography and family size. You will be amazed at how many properties can qualify for this government loan program that are located just minutes from town. Some of the more developed locations like New Tampa, Fishhawk and Riverview suprised me that they too qualified for this type of loan! 

Click here for USDA Loan Application or call (800)975-7205 for more info.

http://www.flapropertyfinder.com/USDA_Loan/page_2218023.html

Voters in Florida will soon make a decision on Amendment 4, which creates conservation as a new land-use classification, giving conserved property a lowered tax assessment similar to that of agricultural land. The constitutional amendment has broad support from a coalition of government, environmental and business groups, including the Florida Association of Realtors. read more

Many homeowners across Florida are asking the same question: If the value of my home has dropped, why has my tax bill increased?  read more

The market for the average priced U.S. residence may be soft, but the über rich (especially the Russians) continue to drive prices up at the very top of the world’s luxury market.  Case in point — Villa Léopolda, one of the most historic estates on the French Côte d’Azur, is now under contract by an anonymous Russian billionaire for $750 million (€500m).  This three-quarters-of-a-billion dollar sales price sets a new record for the most expensive home sale in the world. The previous record was set earlier this year by Indian billionaire Lakshmi Mittal, with the reported purchase of a London home for his son for an estimated $236 million. 

“While the French Villa is a fabulous property, this sale does put into perspective the value U.S. properties represent,” said Michael Valdes, a luxury home expert with Keller Williams Realty in Tampa, FL. “The most expensive residence on the market locally is listed for just $25,000,000. A masterpiece of architectural design and timeless elegance, this magnificent gated estate is situated on over five acres overlooking golf course, pond and conservation within Avila, Tampa Bay’s premier private gated country club community. Encompassing over 28,000 square feet of beautifully designed air conditioned space, this compound with attached guest quarters features 10 bedrooms, 10 full and 3 half baths, ballroom, richly paneled library, 14 fireplaces, elevator, wine room, pool and spa with cabana, basketball court, terraces and balconies.”

Villa Léopolda, a cream-colored, turreted mansion with two guest houses, is midway between Monaco and Nice overlooking Cap Ferrat, near Villefranche-sur-Mer.  The villa was originally built about 1902 by King Leopold II of Belgium. The grounds are regarded as among the most spectacular on the Côte d’Azur.  Fifty full-time gardeners look after 20 acres of gardens and terraces, planted with 1,200 olive, orange, lemon and cypress trees.

The property’s new owner is said to be a Russian oil oligarch but not – despite initial rumors – Roman Abramovich, the highly visible owner of Chelsea Football Club, who already owns a €100m mansion near Antibes.

According to the Nice-Matin newspaper, a contract was signed last week to transfer ownership of the villa from Lily Safra, the widow of Edmond Safra, a murdered banking billionaire.  Rumor has it that Mrs. Safra held out for months as the persistent mystery buyer kept raising his offering price.  The paper also reported that 60 villas or mansions on Cap Ferrat are now owned by wealthy Russians.  

The property has a unique history.  In 1916, King Leopold’s nephew and heir, King Albert I, turned the villa into a hospital for officers wounded during the First World War. It later passed into the hands of the Agnelli family – Fiat automotive tycoons — and became the scene in the 1960s for legendary jet-set parties attended by Frank Sinatra, Ronald Reagan (in his acting days) and other celebrities.

“This sale raises the bar and makes the half dozen or so $100 million U.S. properties on the market seem like bargains,” said Laurie Moore-Moore, Founder of The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, a US-based organization which trains real estate agents who work in the luxury market and awards the international Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation.  “Today’s affluent are citizens of the world and the successful luxury agent must know how to reach them and what lifestyles they are seeking. It’s an exciting and active market for agents at the top.”

The popular notion is that Florida’s insurance market is dominated by the likes of State Farm, Allstate and Nationwide as well as Citizens Property Insurance, the state-run insurer.

But in reality, these big companies don’t have the lion’s share any more. More than half of the homeowners policies in this market are written by smaller Florida-based or regional insurers.   read more

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