Negotiating Contracts at Pot Bellies – Lot Sold #26 – Celebrating 100 Lots Sold

Posted on: April 12th, 2018 by , No Comments

Negotiating Contracts at Pot Bellies – Lot Sold #26 – Celebrating 100 Lots Sold Part of the adventure of selling 100 lots has been the opportunity to check out some wonderful restaurants in South Tampa that have been favorites of some of our home sellers over the years. We signed the deal for lot #26 at Potbellies Family Restaurant on Himes Avenue… tucked in behind Britton Plaza. Famous for their

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First South Tampa Rezoning Deal – Celebrating 100 Lots Sold – Lots #3, #4, & #5 –

Posted on: April 5th, 2018 by , No Comments

Once upon a time… I was delivering pizza for Domino’s and struggling as an experienced agent trying to re-enter the real estate business after the crash. Lots #3, #4, & #5 – First South Tampa Rezoning Deal – Celebrating 100 Lots Sold Now, as we celebrate 100 lots sold to builders at SouthTampaTeardowns.com… we’re looking at some of our past deals and resulting development that we have participated in since

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How to Sell the House when Mom or Dad is on Medicaid

Posted on: April 5th, 2018 by , No Comments

How to Sell the House when Mom or Dad is on Medicaid It’s a story I’ve heard all too often… a home remains abandoned year after year… because a family is under the impression that a property can not be sold without jeopardizing long-term care benefits under Medicaid. While it can be a challenge to liquidate a property in this situation, there are a number of strategies that can help families

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#100 Lots Sold – Helping a Home Owner with a Tree Destroying their Home

Posted on: April 4th, 2018 by , No Comments

#100 Lots Sold – Helping a Home Owner with a Tree Destroying their Home Imagine a tree is destroying your home… that’s the story of our 100th lot sale. That was the challenge this particular homeowner had and was probably one of the reasons that he ran into some challenges with other buyers who had looked at and passed on his wonderful lot in South Tampa. I rarely go inside

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Sold Lot #99 – Helping a Homeowner Sell a Teardown in 3 Weeks

Posted on: March 16th, 2018 by , No Comments

Helping a Homeowner Sell a Teardown in 3 Weeks Since 2014, when we started helping homeowners sell small houses, lots, and teardowns to builders in South Tampa we’ve helped a lot of families. In fact, we’ve been going through our records and it looks like we will be celebrating our 100th closed lot in just a few weeks… and today we helped family #70 sell lot #99 to a builder.

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Recent lot and teardown prices South of Gandy (Interbay Area)

Posted on: March 16th, 2018 by , No Comments

Recent lot and teardown prices South of Gandy to Interbay As part of our regular updates to our blog we are sharing recent comparable sales prices to South Tampa Builders.  Today, we are going to be posting lot and teardown prices in what we will call the South of Gandy/Interbay Area, bordered by Dale Mabry to the West and MacDill Ave to the East. We want you to know teardown prices South

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Tampa Tree Ordinance Talk with Bob McDonaugh #MNU9

Posted on: March 14th, 2018 by , No Comments

Tampa Tree Ordinance Talk with Bob McDonaugh, Administrator for Economic Opportunity with the City of Tampa After four long years, the Tampa City Council appears poised to pass some very important changes to the Tampa Tree Ordinance. This could have a dramatic effect on property values of older smaller homes on larger lots in South Tampa where over the years families may have planted trees on the site. Check out our

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Changes to the City of Tampa Tree Ordinance

Posted on: March 1st, 2018 by , No Comments

Exciting news today at City Hall regarding the Tampa Tree Ordinance The Tampa Bay Builders Association presented an ordinance to amend the City of Tampa Tree Ordinance the code concerning tree removal and replacement. This amendment, shared here, will eliminate protections for trees that prohibit building on smaller residential lots in the City of Tampa. Proposed Amendment – City of Tampa Tree Removal and Replacement Today Tampa City Council passed

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How to apply for Homestead Exemption in Hillsborough County

Posted on: February 27th, 2018 by , No Comments

March 1st is the deadline to apply for Homestead and related tax exemptions in the State of Florida and Hillsborough County. Applying for the exemption can be a significant savings of around $800 the first year, and more importantly… any future property tax increases are capped at 3% per year going forward. Here is the form you need to download in order to get started. Application for Homestead Exemptions All

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Three Quick Questions about City of Tampa Code Enforcement #MNU9

Posted on: February 15th, 2018 by , No Comments

  As part of our adventure with Mayor’s Neighborhood University, we’re meeting some key people in departments where we are talking with many of the same people in the community. Code Enforcement action is often a sign that a property could be in major disrepair and might be a good candidate for one of our builder partners to purchase. What should neighbors know about this process? Are fines negotiable in

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