My wife and I are thinking of coming to Tampa for a weekend this summer in order to explore the neighborhoods and research schools for a possible move

Asked by emed32, Tampa, FL Sat Feb 15, 2014

Would it be possible to meet with an agent during our visit in order to gain this type of information. Our move timeframe would be within the next year.

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cobbersmith, Home Seller, Tampa, FL
Mon Feb 17, 2014
I have a 3200 sq ft house built in 2006 that is being totaly rebuilt inside. The schools are great and the neighborhood is top notch with club house pool tenis basketball courts child care etc. You could have it for $77 a sq ft. thats 243,397.00 and have the inside fixed the way you want. It is located 20min. south of downtown tampa. I am not a realtor. I have a cabin next to our main house on the river east of tampa you can stay in for a few days. This house has a 3 car garage (2 doors) My phone # 813-620-2744 for more info..Paul Smith
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Hi Paul, If you decide to list your house, give us a chance to talk to you! Great idea to give a buyer design options to turn your house into a "model home".

All the best,
Alma and Teresa
Sold On Tampa Team
813.244.9898
http://www.SoldOnTampa.com
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Jereme Carter, Agent, Clearwater, FL
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Give me a call 727-564-4570, and we can coordinate something, or email me at carter@mytampabayrealty.com, either way visit my site and you can explore some information about different communities in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties. -Jereme http://mytampabayrealty.com/
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Alida, Other Pro, Clearwater, FL
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Yes, absolutely. Please call Starr at 727-639-7428 she is our leasing agent and makes herself
available for showings.
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Alida, Other Pro, Clearwater, FL
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Hi,
Thank you for your interest in our community.
Please call Starr at 727-639-7428 for more information and Showing.
Have a great day!
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Frank Coto, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Tampa, FL
Mon Feb 17, 2014
No matter which agent you use I would recommend completing a full application at my secure website http://www.Lincolnlend.com we guarantee the lowest rates in Tampa we charge no lending fees whatsoever and we can work with credit scores as low as 580. My time work and advice is free feel free to call or email anytime
Frank Coto Pres. Lincoln lending group
813-765-1239
Frank@Lincolnlend.com
Web Reference:  http://Www.lincolnlend.com
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Vickie Bruni, Agent, Sun City Center, FL
Sun Feb 16, 2014
Florida is a great state. Where are you going to work and how far away do you want to be from your job. How much would like to spend on your new home? Do you want to be close to the water? Is your children going to private or public school? Do you need close to store or malls? These are the question you need to answer before you even get to Florida. You can go to my website and browse around http://www.tampasouthshorehomesinfo.com or download our APP for Apple and Android http://app.kw.com/KW2ILHCCA
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Alma Kee, Agent, Tampa, FL
Sun Feb 16, 2014
You certainly have a lot of options based on the Realtor responses. We can offer to help you, too.

We have a lot of choices in public schools including magnet and charter schools. We have the highly acclaimed International Baccalaureate (IB) program for the high level students, magnet schools that focus on certain fields of study and even the fantastic Pepin Academy for students with learning disabilities.

Some neighborhoods may have very expensive Community Development District Taxes along with a cost Homeowners Association fee so you may want to avoid those neighborhoods (unless you value the amenities typically offered). In some cases you may pay an additional $3,000 per year to live in certain neighborhoods. You may be able to pay for a country club membership instead!

Flood zones are another concern with recent changes that may impose very costly required flood insurance on a buyer getting a mortgage.

You're welcome to browse "like a Realtor" by signing up for a free Listingbook account on my website:

http://www.SoldOnTampa.com

Also if you or your spouse is a first time homebuyer (can't have owned in the past 3 years) you may be able to get up to $10,000 from the State of Florida Bond Program. To get that money you MUST work with an APPROVED lender on the list and can't earn more than about $68k. Contact me for details.

Also if you're not eligible or do not want the downpayment assistance, you can get a direct answer in a few minutes of what price range you can qualify for from: http://www.AimLoan.com They also have some of the lowest "lender related" fees and interest rate. Here is a very helpful website on shopping for a mortgage: http://www.MtgProfessor.com

All the best,
Alma
Alma Rose Kee, PA
Future Home Realty
Sold On Tampa Team
http://www.SoldOnTampa.com
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Beth DeArmond, Agent, Clearwater, FL
Sat Feb 15, 2014
I have a great mortgage broker who can determine what mortgage you qualify for. Contact me at bethdearmond @ gmail .com
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Kathy Presley, Agent, Wesley Chapel, FL
Sat Feb 15, 2014
I would like to visit with you before you make your appointment to see what you may like and dislike about the area. Are you a beach person,,,Are you a golfer..water skiier....Are you more interested in city or rural environments. There is a wide variety to choose from. Also what is your time frame and budget. I would love to visit with you over the phone and then set up a day to tour the area so you can get a sense of where you are and what you like.
Where do you live now? What do you love about where you live? What do you not like so much?
You would not want to spend a day looking at an area in which you have no interest, If we can get your criteria nailed down ahead of time we can serve you much better. call me at 813 713 5372 Kathy Presley, Keller WIlliams Realty New Tampa. or email homes@mkpresley.com
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Kathy
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Mark Boyer, Agent, Tampa, FL
Sat Feb 15, 2014
I am a Keller Williams Realty agent and have lived in Tampa for 18 years and could definately help you find the perfect home to meet your needs. Call me at 813-407-2562 or email me at markboyer@kw.com. PS. Good schools are my specialty.
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Jack Craparo, Agent, Tampa, FL
Sat Feb 15, 2014
Hello,

I will happy to show you the Tampa Bay area. I am a native and have lived and worked in the Tampa Bay area for 58 years. I have all the information regarding the A rated schools and all of the best areas for your potential relocation.

Give me a call when you get a chance and we can talk about your real estate need, price range and a potential target date you will be in the area and I will be happy to accommodate you.

Best Regards,

Jack

Jack Craparo, Realtor
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc.
9813) 610-7532
jackcraparo@gmail.com
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Phone is (813) 610-7532
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Renea Miller, Agent, Anchorage, AK
Sat Feb 15, 2014
I'm happy to meet with you and go over your options. My phone # is 813-486-4851. Email is Cokerrealtor@gmail.com. You may also search for homes on my website, which is directly linked to MLS, for the most current and accurate information. Go to Tampahomescenter.com
Web Reference:  http://Tampahomescenter.com
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Cody Powell, Agent, Brandon, FL
Sat Feb 15, 2014
Hello,

I manage about 17 vacation rentals throughout Tampa Bay and I help numerous people that stay with us find homes to relocate in. So if you would a one stop shop we can set you up in one of our furnished rentals and give you a tour of the areas you are interested in.

Regards,

Cody Powell, Realtor
CDPE, CIAS, LCAM
J. Powell Enterprises, LLC
0.813.843.8311
C.904.710.8056
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Bill Szydlow…, Agent, Tampa, FL
Sat Feb 15, 2014
as a relocated midwesterner myself, I know what it takes to help you relocate. I have worked with many couples from all parts of the country. I look forward to hearing from you and talking with you, so I can get a better idea how I can help make the move as anxiety free as possible.

Bill Szydlowsi
813-323-4443
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Angie Sherid…, Agent, Beach, ND
Sat Feb 15, 2014
I welcome your questions and the opportunity to work with you. Please email me at Angie.sheridan@floridamoves.com. We can set up a custom email search to help familiarize you with the available inventory.
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