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Stephanie Lefew's Real Estate Blog

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By Stephanie LeFew | Agent in Tampa, FL
  • South Tampa Shortsale Experience

    Posted Under: Home Selling in Macdill AFB  |  February 22, 2010 10:53 PM  |  698 views  |  No comments


    "Stephanie was a great asset when it came to selling our home.  I had never been through the short sale process but with Stephanie’s tenacious efforts and negotiating abilities our home sold in a few short months.  She was attentive to our needs and worked with our lender and title company to bring the sale to a close."

    Kevin Hector


    Please let me know if you need to sell your home via shortsale in Tampa Bay.  I would love to speak with you and assist you in the sale of your house.

    Warmly,
    Stephanie LeFew
    South Tampa Realtor - South Tampa Affordable Real Estate for Sale
    Tampa Home Buy Realty
    www.TampaHomeBuy.com
    stephanie@tampahomebuy.com
    813-991-1355 office / 813-624-3332

  • New Home Trend - Jewel-Box Homes

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Macdill AFB  |  September 27, 2009 8:41 PM  |  617 views  |  No comments

    Downsizing in Style!!  Lower Home Energy Costs!  Enjoying the good life in a Smarter home!

    Those looking for smaller homes with super terrific features is becoming a new trend, for newley weds, empty nesters, young professionals and retirees.  Smaller, smarter homes with all the extras - wood floors with inlaid tile, beautiful kitchen backsplashes, built ins, energy efficient homes, custom tailored to the new owner in mind.  This new trend may truly be what is causing the super McMansions to sit on the market for longer and longer times. Downsizing is the new word, done right. 

    Now a lot of home buyers are looking to trade the money spent on larger living spaces in the past with better details in smaller spaces.  Kitchen spaces are the heart of these new Jewel-Box homes. 

    Data collected by the National Association of Home Builders in 2008 indicates the average size of a new home in the United States is leveling off at just under 2,500 square feet.

    Please let me know if there is anyway that I can assist you in your home search in the Tampa Bay area.

    I promise to treat you well, looking out for your best interest and negotiating the absolute best deal for you - a terrific home at a terrific reduced price.

    Warmly,
    Stephanie LeFew, Realtor and Broker Associate...about to start my own Real Estate Brokerage!!
    Solaris Realty of Tampa Bay (currently)
    You can Call me on my cell phone - 813-624-3332
    www.TampaHomeBuy.com

  • Tampa Shortsale Realtor LOVES selling homes by Shortsale!

    Posted Under: Foreclosure in Macdill AFB  |  July 20, 2009 2:39 PM  |  671 views  |  No comments

    I love helping sellers that need to sell quickly.  They are just so excited to move past the stress of being behind in payments. Patience is a necessary ingredient for all, however.

    I help make a bad situation a better one.  Working full time as a shortsale specialist is a must, as often times I have to be on the phone with a bank several times in just one day in order to work any last minute things that may pop up right before the home closes.  I love to work with Anchor Title on Sheldon Road for all my listings.  Tammy Durrance is an indispensable member of my team. 

    When a home is sold via shortsale, the seller is able to avoid a completed foreclosure, which is the worst thing on a person's credit.  The Buyer gets a great price on a great home and gets to start a new exciting chapter in their life.  The Seller also gets the opportunity to move into a home that is more affordable and live their life without the stress of people calling and knocking on their door asking to help them because they are behind in payments

    It's really a win / win situation and the seller's mortgage company pays my commission.  The bank also will lose less money if they shortsale the property rather than taking it back.

    Please call me if you are looking to buy a pre-foreclosure home or if you are needing to do a shortsale on the house that you live in.  I would love to assist you, no matter what your needs.

    Have a blessed day.  Feel free to call me anytime!!

    Warmly,

    Stephanie LeFew, Tampa Realtor specializing in Shortsales and Pre-Foreclosures

    Solaris Realty of Tampa Bay

    www.TampaHomeBuy.com

    813-624-3332 

 
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