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With its endless sunny days and a lifestyle that embraces the great outdoors, Tampa Bay seems tailor-made for pool homes. The vision of weekend pool parties, serene evening swims, or simply lounging by the water on a hot day is undeniably appealing.  But beyond the allure, is investing in a pool home in Tampa Bay […]

Are Pool Homes in Tampa Bay Worth the Investment?

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At Elena VIP Homes, we’re committed to giving you all the information you need to feel confident in buying and selling processes.  This article is aimed at discussing an often-overlooked step in the home-selling process— the pre-listing Inspection.  You might be wondering, “What is a pre-listing inspection? Do I really need one? Is it worth […]

What is a Pre-Listing Inspection? This Inspection’s Value for a Top-Dollar, Stressless Sell

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Life since 2020 has been a roller coaster for many reasons, and the real estate market has been no exception. If you’ve bought or sold a house over the last few years, you know that timing has been critical to getting the best deal or making the most profit possible.  If you’re considering moving in […]

Tampa Bay 2024 Real Estate Trends: A Comprehensive Overview

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Picture this- You’re lounging on a sunny patio, the Gulf of Mexico a quick drive away to catch the sunset, and you’re in your dream home in Tampa, Florida. Sounds like a vacation dream, doesn’t it? Well, it could be your daily reality if you decide to buy a home in Tampa by year-end. Or, […]

The Financial Advantages of Buying Before Year-End in Tampa, Florida: Your Path to a New Home Before the New Year

You’re lounging on the beach, soaking up the sun and sand between your toes. You have a cooler full of ice-cold drinks and your favorite music in your AirPods. Maybe it’s the first time you’ve truly felt relaxed in months. But in the back of your mind, you hear it: the ticking clock letting you […]

7 of the Best Reasons You Should Move to Tampa Bay

If you’re in the market to buy a house, you’ve likely heard that the housing market is in an interesting spot. While demand continues to be high, the inventory is low in the Tampa Bay market and many other hot markets around the country. The good news for buyers is that in fast-growing areas like […]

Should I Buy New Construction or Resale? 

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Congratulations! You’ve taken the plunge and listed your house on the market. You hope that the offers will start pouring in. With any luck, you’ll get a fair offer, have a clean inspection, and make it through the closing day without any roadblocks. Preparing is the best way to ensure your sale goes smoothly. Make […]

Spotlight on Sellers: What To Do Before, During, and After Accepting an Offer

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When we’re young, it seems like we’re always on the quest to buy a bigger and better house. It’s not uncommon to go from an apartment to a starter home. Then, eventually, you buy a fantastic house that fits your growing family and has room for your kids, guests, offices, and plenty of storage space. Maybe, […]

Are you Ready to Downsize to a Smaller Home? | Brandon, FL Real Estate Agent

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Is your space getting crowded? Are your children outgrowing their rooms? Maybe your house just feels a little too tight, and it’s causing unnecessary stress. You may start wondering if it’s time to upsize your home. The answer: maybe!  When I work with my VIP clients, I help them review their family, lifestyle, and work […]

How You Know It’s Time to Upsize Your Brandon, Florida Home

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Are you getting ready to sell your house? Whether you want to put your home on the market right now or plan to sell within the next year, it’s a good idea to start making some repairs. But don’t get out the paint roller just yet! Not every repair is worth the time and effort, […]

Home Repairs You Must Make to Sell Your Tampa Home

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