Elvin Rivera Velez's Blog Posts

Why You May Want To Start Your Home Search Today

Why You May Want To Start Your Home Search TodayIf you’re thinking about buying a home, you likely have a lot of factors on your mind. You’re weighing your own needs against higher

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The Best Week To List Your House Is Just Around the Corner

The Best Week To List Your House Is Just Around the CornerAre you thinking about selling your house? If so, you may want to make it a priority to start the process soon. According to 

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What You Can Expect from the Spring Housing Market

What You Can Expect from the Spring Housing MarketAs the spring housing market kicks off, you likely want to know what you can expect this season when it comes to buying or selling

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Why It’s Critical To Price Your House Right

Why It’s Critical To Price Your House RightWhen you make a move, you want to sell your house for the highest price possible. That might be why many homeowners are eager to list in

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The Average Homeowner Gained More Than $55K in Equity over the Past Year

The Average Homeowner Gained More Than $55K in Equity over the Past YearIf you’re a current homeowner, you should know your net worth just got a big boost. It comes in the form of rising home

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What To Do with Your Vacation Home as Summer Ends

What To Do with Your Vacation Home as Summer EndsAs summer comes to a close, is it time to think about selling your vacation home in Tampa Bay Area and Clearwater? Based on recent data and expert

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5 Reasons Today’s Housing Market Is Anything but Normal

 5 Reasons Today’s Housing Market Is Anything but NormalThere are many headlines out there that claim we’re reverting to a more normal real estate market. That would indicate the

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What Buyers and Sellers Need To Know About the Appraisal Gap

What Buyers and Sellers Need To Know About the Appraisal GapIt’s economy 101 – when supply is low and demand is high, prices naturally rise. That’s what’s happening in today

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The Luxury Market Is Attracting Buyers in 2021

The Luxury Market Is Attracting Buyers in 2021As more people continue to identify their changing needs this year, some are turning to the upscale housing sector for more space or finer features. In

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The Right Expert Will Guide You Through This Unprecedented Market

The Right Expert Will Guide You Through This Unprecedented MarketIn a normal market, it’s good to have an experienced guide coaching you through the process of buying or selling a home. That

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Your Checklist To Get Ready To Sell

Your Checklist To Get Ready To SellSome HighlightsWhen it comes to selling your house, you want it to look its best inside and out.It’s important to focus on tasks that can make it

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Surprising Shift Favors Homeowners: Buyers Now Prefer Existing Homes

Surprising Shift Favors Homeowners: Buyers Now Prefer Existing HomesIn April, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) posted an article, Home Buyers’ Preferences Shift

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Virtual Home Buying Program

Virtual Home Buying Program Now can be a great time to take advantage of the virtual home buying program!You can purchase a home without ever leaving the comfort of your home.    

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Masks, Face Coverings, and You: Flattening the Curve

As you’re probably aware, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released some new guidelines late last week regarding face masks. They’re now recommending that everyone (except

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More Fun Things To Do While Self-Isolating

Last week, we brought you a list of some fun things you (and your kiddos, if you have them) can do while you’re doing your best to socially distance during this outbreak. This week, our

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Make Yourself a Priority: Self-Care and The Coronavirus

Hey, all you cool cats and kittens!I’m sorry, I couldn’t help myself there. No, this isn’t Carole Baskin. It’s just me, your friendly bilingual Realtor®, Bella. Like 90%

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How to Continue Your Home Buying Journey While Staying Safe at Home

Before the coronavirus crisis, what were your home buying goals?As the current pandemic impacts our lives and businesses, we're all left wondering how long will it last. Many families are affected,

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Change Up Your Quarantine Routine With These Fun Online Resources!

It seems as if there is no part of our everyday lives that has been left unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you find yourself stuck indoors and ready to climb the walls, don’t worry - we

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Hillsborough to Begin Reopening Some Conservation Parks, Preserves, Trails

Hillsborough County will open a majority of its nature preserves...Hillsborough County will open a majority of its nature preserves and the boat ramp at E.G. Simmons Conservation Park on Saturday,

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10 Tips for Pet Care During the Coronavirus Outbreak

With over 163,000 cases of COVID-19 in the US alone (as of this writing), protecting ourselves, our families, our friends, and our neighbors has become critical. More and more of us find ourselves

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How to Test-Drive a Neighborhood While Sheltering in Place [INFOGRAPHIC]

 How to Test-Drive a Neighborhood While Sheltering in Place [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsStaying at home doesn’t mean your search for a new place needs to come to a standstill.Check out

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Why the Housing Market Is a Powerful Economic Driver

With businesses starting to slowly open back up again in some parts of the country, it’s important to understand how housing can have a major impact on the recovery of the U.S. economy. As we

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House Showings and the Coronavirus: Important Safety Tips

The local real estate market is still moving with surprising regularity during this COVID-19 health crisis. Homes are still being listed, contracts are still being written, and closings are still,

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Today’s Homebuyers Want Lower Prices. Sellers Disagree.

The uncertainty the world faces today due to the COVID-19 pandemic is causing so many things to change. The way we interact, the way we do business, even the way we buy and sell real estate;

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Think This Is a Housing Crisis? Think Again.

With all of the unanswered questions caused by COVID-19 and the economic slowdown we’re experiencing across the country today, many are asking if the housing market is in trouble. For those

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What If I Need to Sell My Home Now? What Can I Do?

Every day that passes, people have a need to buy and sell homes. That doesn’t stop during the current pandemic. If you’ve had a major life change recently, whether with your job or your

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Recession? Yes. Housing Crash? No.

With over 90% of Americans now under a shelter-in-place order, many experts are warning that the American economy is heading toward a recession, if it’s not in one already. What does that mean

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What You Can Do to Keep Your Dream of Homeownership Moving Forward

Some Highlights:Don’t put your homeownership plans on hold just because you’re stuck inside.There are several things you can do right now to keep your home search moving forward.Connect

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Is Now a Good Time to Refinance My Home?

With interest rates hitting all-time lows over the past few weeks, many homeowners are opting to refinance. To decide if refinancing your home is the best option for you and your family,

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Are We About to See a New Wave of Foreclosures?

With all of the havoc being caused by COVID-19, many are concerned we may see a new wave of foreclosures. Restaurants, airlines, hotels, and many other industries are furloughing workers or

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Buying a Home: Do You Know the Lingo?

Some Highlights:Buying a home can be intimidating if you’re not familiar with the terms used throughout the process.To point you in the right direction, here’s a list of some of the most

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5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last Time

With all of the volatility in the stock market and uncertainty about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some are concerned we may be headed for another housing crash like the one we experienced from 2006

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Do You Know the Cost of NOT Owning Your Home?

Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue renting! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for as

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Great News for Renters Who Want to Buy a Home

Rents in the United States have been skyrocketing since 2012. This has caused many renters to face a tremendous burden when juggling their housing expenses and the desire to save for a down payment

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Dreaming of a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time!

If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! Recently, the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing released its 

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10 Steps to Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

10 Steps to Buying a HomeSome Highlights:If you’re thinking of buying a home and you’re not sure where to start, you’re not alone.Here’s a guide with 10 simple steps to

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Impact of the Coronavirus on the U.S. Housing Market

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused massive global uncertainty, including a U.S. stock market correction no one could have seen coming. While much of the news has been about the effect

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Equity Gain Growing in Nearly Every State

Rising home prices have been in the news a lot lately, and much of the focus is on whether they’re accelerating too quickly and how sustainable the growth in prices really is. One of the often

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