What if Your Teenager Doesn’t Want to Move To Your New Tampa Home?

What if Your Teenager Doesn’t Want to Move To Your New Tampa Home?

What if Your Teenager Doesn't Want to Move To Your New Tampa Home?

What if Your Teenager Doesn’t Want to Move To Your New Tampa Home?

You’ve got a new job offer across the country and you are planning to pack your things, buy a Tampa home and make the big move. However, when you tell your 17 year old daughter your plans, she lets out a mournful wail and cries that it is not fair. How can you possibly take her away from all of her friends, her favorite hangout spots and the cute boy she just started seeing?

Moving house is a difficult transition and it is even more traumatic for teenagers. The teenage years are an important stage where young adults establish their individuality and independence and during this time their social circle is extremely important to them. Being removed from that against their will can make any teen feel sad, confused, angry and resentful. Also, fitting into a new social scene in a different location can be a challenge for a teen that might be singled out as the “new kid”.

How can you help your teen during this transition so that the experience will be easier on them?

How to Help Your Teenager Move

Here are some tips that will make the experience of moving house a little bit easier on your teenager:

Give your teenager as much notice as possible so that they have time to adjust to the idea of moving. They will feel like they have enough time to say goodbye to their friends and close a chapter of their lives.

Try to schedule the move around the school calendar, as moving in the summer is much less disruptive to your teenager’s life than relocating in the middle of the school year.

Make sure that they have ample time to spend with their close friends before they leave and once you arrive, understand that they might go through a grieving process of missing their old pals.

When you get to your new home, make sure that your teenager has plenty of ways to keep in touch with their old friends, such as an internet connection and a cell phone plan.

Encourage your teenager to get involved in the community of your new hometown, such as joining sports clubs or attending events. This can help them to make new friends.

Can your Teenager Stay Behind?

In some situations, the better option might be to let your teenager stay behind. If they are in their older teens, they will have finished high school, maybe have a job and be independent people of their own. Perhaps they could stay with a family member or parents of a friend for a while until they are old enough to move out on their own. This might make them a lot happier in the long run, rather than taking them along with you if they really don’t want to move.

For more advice on moving to your new Tampa home, feel free to contact us at NickandCindyDavis@TampaHomesSold.com  or phone us at 813-300-7116

Refinancing your mortgage is it worth it?

Refinancing your mortgage is it worth it?

Refinancing your mortgage is it worth it

Refinancing your mortgage is it worth it

The interest rate pendulum has swung in favor of homeowners again.

A steady decline in recent weeks brought down the average rate for a 30-year fixed home loan below 4 percent to 3.92 percent this week, the lowest level in more than a year. As recently as January, the average was 4.53 percent, according to mortgage giant Freddie Mac.

That’s good news for homeowners who are locked in at a higher interest rate and weren’t able to refinance before rates began ticking up last year. The decline in mortgage rates has spurred a surge in mortgage refinancing. Applications reached their highest level since November 2013 last week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

A reduction in your mortgage interest rate can translate into significant savings. The key is ensuring they aren’t outweighed by the charges and fees involved.

“You want to be careful to do the math and be sure you’re coming out ahead,” said Gary Kalman, executive vice president at the Center for Responsible Lending.

Here are some tips to help you determine whether refinancing your mortgage will pay off:

  1. UNDERSTAND THE FEES
  2. GET A LOW-ENOUGH RATE
  3. DO THE MATH
  4. DETERMINE WHEN YOU WILL BREAK EVEN
  5. SHOP AROUND

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October 2014 Item of Value – Preparing for a Bidding War

In this month’s Item of Value you will find some great tips on how to prepare for a potential bidding war when making an offer on a home.  Low inventory in many areas of the country is causing bidding wars to erupt between buyers.  Whether you are actively looking to purchase a home or will be in the future, this information can help you get the home you love at the price you can afford.

October 2014 Item of Value

Makeover Your Home for Fall-Six Easy Ways

Makeover Your Home for Fall-Six Easy Ways

Makeover Your Home for Fall-Six Easy Ways

Makeover Your Home for Fall-Six Easy Ways

 

A fall home makeover doesn’t require a total interior overhaul. Just a few decor updates can make a big impact when transitioning your home from the breezy days of summer to the crisp nights of fall. Replace your bright colors and linens with a blend of warm neutrals, lux fabrics, metals and soft lighting to create a warm retreat for the longer nights ahead. Below are a few low commitment tips to make each room of your house autumn ready.

  • Front porch
  • Entryway
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bedroom
  • Backyard

To See the complete Article please visit our website at www.TampaHomesSold.com/Nick-Cindy-Davis-Blog.aspx

 

4 Steps to Get a Fair Deal When Buying a Flipped Home

4 Steps to Get a Fair Deal When Buying a Flipped Home

4 Steps to Get a Fair Deal When Buying a Flipped Home

 

4 Steps to Get a Fair Deal When Buying a Flipped Home

If you plan on buying a home in the near future, chances are you’ll come across a flip in your search.

2013 was a banner year for house flippers. They grossed an average of $90,200 per flipped home across major U.S. housing markets, according to Redfin research. This is not surprising since housing inventory was notoriously tight and demand led to unprecedented bidding wars in 2013.

In other words, flipping came easy.

As we enter the final months of 2014, however, there are more homes for sale and buyers have more leverage when it comes to getting a fair price. Here’s how to know if a home is a flip and to make sure you get your money’s worth if you are considering buying a flipped home.

To see the complete article please visit our website at www.TampaHomesSold.com/Nick-Cindy-Davis-Blog.aspx

 

 

Home Buying Myths

Home Buying Myths

Home Buying Myths

Home Buying Myths

A generation ago, buyers didn’t have the luxury of the Internet to research and investigate real estate. Today, of course, many enter the real estate market with statistics and information gathered online.

It’s important that real estate agents be prepared to watch for and potentially debunk a buyer’s myths about the home buying process. If myths go unchecked, buyers may hold back from negotiations or even the home purchase because of things they think are true—but aren’t.

Here are the home buyers myths that buyers bring with them to the process. 

 

Working directly with the listing agent will get the buyer a better deal

Buyers should never offer full price

Spring and fall are the best time to buy

Always leave room for negotiations after inspections

A buyer must put down 20 percent to get a loan

A buyer with a loan can’t compete with a cash buyer

Buying real estate guarantees appreciation

Educating the buyer is part of my job

To see the complete article visit our website at www.TampaHomesSold.com/Nick-Cindy-Davis-Blog.aspx

 

How to Buy a Home in Another State

How to Buy a Home in Another State

How to Buy a Home in Another State

Whether you’re relocating to another state for work or always dreamed of moving when you retired, you’re going to need somewhere to live. If you know you want to own a home rather than rent, you’ll need to buy one before you move.

But to buy a home in another state requires some effort, but you can simplify the process if you know all the right steps.

Know Your Timeline
Obtain a Loan
Do Your Research
Find a Good Buyer’s Agent

Tour Homes Virtually
Understand the Closing Process

Nick & Cindy Davis are looking forward to assist you whether you are here in Tampa Florida or you are in Alaska. Both of us being in the military know how much stress it can be moving to another state or even country. Let us help you make the transition a smooth one and if you are coming to Tampa Florida. We are ready to assist you and your family.  To see the complete story please visit www.TampaHomesSold.com/Nick-Cindy-Davis-Blog.aspx