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Buying/Selling in Lakeshore Ranch Land O Lakes New Homes?

19828 Lonesome Pine Dr, Land O Lakes, Fl

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4 BEDROOMS | 3 (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 1898 SQUARE FEET

JUST SOLD in Lakeshore Ranch. Great Value. We have others!! Use TampaTom as your agent to buy and get 50% of the Realtor commission back at closing to assits with closing costs and builder upgrades (restrictions apply). Have a home to sell? We'll list your home (with FULL service) for only $500 when you buy a new home with us. This buyer saved over $7,500 selling their home in New tampa so that they could buy this home. Visit www.NewHomesOnlybyTampaTom.com for more detials

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10755 Pictorial Park Drive, Tampa, FL

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4 BEDROOMS | 3 (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 2924 SQUARE FEET

JUST SOLD in EASTON Park Tampa Fl. Saved over $7,500 with our $500 Home to Sell Program!! We also offer HUGE CASH-BACK Rebates for our buyer clients. Call for details! We've given back over $200,000 in our commissions to our clients in 2017...

Are you looking for a home that will provide you the space you need on a HIGH LEVEL OF LUXURY? Do you ENJOY NATURE and SERENE POND VIEWS? WHY WAIT 6-8 months to build? This 2011 MI (rare) Solana II with almost 3,000 sq ft of living space is the PERFECT HOME for you. Not only does the home greet you with a GRAND ENTRANCE through the ARCHED COVERED double door entry, but when you enter you are welcomed by the foyer leading into the VERY LARGE FLEX ROOM, lit by the NATURAL lighting.. The flex room is the perfect area to convert into the GRAND DINING ROOM, designed to ENTERTAIN plenty of guests. As you head through the flex room you will find an archway into the BEAUTIFUL ELEGANT KITCHEN with wraparound GRANITE countertops, center island, MAHOGANY CHERRY Cabinets, custom tile backsplash and STAINLESS STEEL appliances making your trips to the grand dining room very quick and easy. A convenient cafe in the kitchen allows you to have a nice breakfast as you look out through the sliding glass doors to the patio. Adjacent to the kitchen you will find the HUGE FAMILY ROOM, the gathering place to bring the entire family together and the perfect place to host the next gathering, your friends will be beyond IMPRESSED. You’ll love that the entire first floor features either 17” CERAMIC TILE or BEAUTIFUL ENGINEERED WOOD floors. Heading up to the second floor is where you will find your own PERSONAL SPACE. At the top of the stairs you will find the game room/loft area. Immediately to the side is the master suite, which is about a THIRD OF THE ENTIRE SECOND FLOOR! In the master suite you will find the IMPRESSIVE master bathroom with two WALK-IN closets, dual vanities, a walk-in shower, a huge garden tub, and an enclosed toilet. The rest of the family is just a couple feet away with three additional bedrooms. You’ll ENJOY spending time outside in the FENCED-IN yard or on the COVERED lanai with AWESOME VIEWS of the POND/BIRD SANCTUARY and AMAZING SUNSETS.

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Senate tax plan has good and bad news for homeowners

WASHINGTON – Nov. 10, 2017 – It was the Senate's turn Thursday to unveil their plan to redo the U.S. tax code, and that led to more confusion and questions for Main Street savers and investors trying to figure out what all the proposed changes could mean.

For Americans too busy to keep their own tax-proposal scorecard, here's a CliffsNotes version of how the Senate's "Tax Cuts & Jobs Act" plan compares with the GOP House plan – and what it might mean for your stock investments, real estate holdings and other money matters.

Impact on real estate. There's good news and bad news when it comes to real estate.

The good news for homeowners and potential home buyers is the Senate plan not only protects the current $1 million interest deduction on home mortgages, but also maintains that cap for loans taken out on new home purchases. The House plan had cut the maximum amount of interest a homeowner could deduct to $500,000 on new purchases.

The Senate plan means someone who wants to buy an expensive home or lives in a part of the country, such as the East and West coasts where real estate is pricier, can reap a decent size deduction at tax time.

For example, a $1 million home bought with a 20 percent downpayment would result in a mortgage of $800,000. Under the Senate plan, the homeowner could deduct all of the $35,736 in interest via itemized deductions on their federal taxes, while they could only deduct $22,335 under the House plan. The $13,401 bigger tax deduction under the Senate plan adds up to a tax savings of roughly $3,350, assuming a 25 percent tax bracket.

The bad news is the Senate plan eliminates deductions for state and local taxes. In contrast, the House plan allows up to $10,000 in deductions. Under the Senate plan, a homeowner would pay roughly $2,500 more in taxes than under the House plan.

Impact on stock holdings. 401(k) investors have reason to smile. Under both the Senate and House bills, the current Internal Revenue Service rules that allow investors to deduct as much as $18,500 from their paychecks before taxes are calculated in 2018 will remain the same. Workers 50 or older will be able to stash away an additional $6,000 in pretax dollars.

But the Senate bill delays what Wall Street has been hoping for most: an immediate cut in the corporate tax rate to 20 percent, down from 35 percent. The Senate bill puts this permanent tax cut on hold for an extra year, or until 2019.

Wall Street gave that delay a chilly reception Thursday, as the news sent the Dow Jones industrial average tumbling more than 100 points, although the blue-chip average was down as much as 250 when the news first leaked out.

"I sense some fatigue out there as investors tire of playing this waiting game on seeing some actual results from the Trump administration," says Chris Rupkey, chief financial economist at MUFG, a global financial firm.

Impact on child and elder care. The Senate preserved the $5,000 dependent care tax credit to help working families offset the costs of care for their children and older dependents. This is a good way for parents to pay for day care, summer camps and other child care services. The House had initially done away with this benefit but later restored it via an amendment to the initial bill.

Impact on other financial matters. When it comes to tax brackets, the Senate plan maintains the lowest 10 percent bracket and sets the top bracket at 38.5 percent for wealthier Americans.

The House plan's lowest bracket was 12 percent and its highest 39.6 percent. The Senate plan's brackets, which are lower at both the low end of the income scale and the upper end of the wage scale, mean taxpayers will pay less on that line item.

The Senate plan also preserves charitable deductions and allows for the deduction of medical expenses, which the House plan did not.

The Senate bill, like the House bill, repeals the alternative minimum tax, or AMT.

Copyright © 2017, USATODAY.com, USA TODAY, Adam Shell

Florida Homes built to stricter standards fared better during Irma

muscle house As homeowners in Florida begin to take stock of the damage from Hurricane Irma, industry observers note that homes built to the state's stricter building codes seem to have fared better. The feedback we're hearing is positive," says Rusty Payton, chief executive of the Florida Home Builders Association. "We're all interested and there will be a deep dive. It appears that it did its job." Bill Wheat, executive vice president and chief financial officer at home builder D.R. Horton Inc., says his company's early assessments "indicate that the more recent building standards post-Andrew over the last 20 years have held up relatively well." The evidence so far is preliminary, however. Insurance companies, home builders, city and county officials and local resiliency experts say they are still conducting assessments of how homes and commercial buildings built to different standards held up during Irma. Florida has one of the strongest building codes in the country. Passed statewide in 2002 after Miami-Dade County beefed up regulations in the wake of Hurricane Andrew in 1992, the new rules required newly built homes to have stronger fasteners that prevent their roofs from blowing off, nails instead of staples, and impact-resistant windows in certain areas. Florida passed a bill this spring that gives the Florida Building Commission flexibility to evaluate whether or not to make code changes to keep up with technological advancement and removed a requirement that it adopt International Code Council standards every three years. Topics: Wall Street Journal (09/18/17) Kusisto, Laura; Campo-Flores, Arian © Copyright 2017 INFORMATION INC., Bethesda, MD (301) 215-4688

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9523 HAMLET LANE, TAMPA, FL

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3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1446 SQUARE FEET

Looking for a home where the owner has paid close ATTENTION TO DETAIL and has maintained the home sparing no expense? This home is in IMMACULATE MOVE-IN CONDITION & sits on a quiet CUL-DE-SAC STREET! BRAND NEW ROOF just installed June 2017. In addition to a beautiful home, this home is a GARDENER’S PARADISE where you will enjoy STUNNING VIEWS from the oversized, hurricane rated, covered and screened lanai with ceramic tiled flooring. The home welcomes you at the front door with a large dining room and formal living/sitting room with “REAL” WOOD FLOORS. You’ll love the VAULTED CEILINGS that make the home feel larger than the square footage suggests. The kitchen features NEWER TOP OF THE LINE stainless steel appliances, White cabinets with crown molding, breakfast bar, breakfast nook area, pantry closet and your choice of GAS OR ELECTRIC usage. The family room is good sized, located off the kitchen and features sliders to the lanai. The home has a SPLIT BEDROOM PLAN. You’ll be impressed with the size of the master bedroom closet as well as the master bathroom with dual vanity sinks. CHARLESTON CORNER’S is a DELIGHTFUL and HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER community with features such as: community pool, clubhouse, playground, ponds with benches, LOW HOA FEES, NO CDD FEE, and close to The YMCA, Golf course, X-ways, Restaurants and top rated schools. Other features of the home include: GAS heat & hot water, 3M hurricane rated window film (GREAT ENERGY SAVER), skylights, water softener, alarm, hurricane shutters and more. This home qualifies for our CASH BACK REBATE when you use our preferred Realtor

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open House this Sunday Cash Back Rebates!

18679 CORTES CREEK BOULEVARD, SPRING HILL, FL

OPEN HOUSE August 20, Sunday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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5 BEDROOMS | 3 (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 3292 SQUARE FEET

Looking for a (literally) better than new home with NO WAITING TO BUILD? This 5 bedroom 2 story home with a MUST HAVE 3 CAR GARAGE sits on a beautiful 75’ CONSERVATION HOME SITE with a FENCED BACK YARD. Pride of ownership is very evident here. The home has been meticulously maintained and is in perfect MOVE IN CONDITION. COMPARE TO THE BUILDER when you visit the community. This home boasts the DIAMOND UPGRADE PKG ($29,900) plus the 30 x 8 EXTENDED/COVERED LANAI ($9,000), plus the POOL BATH, DELUXE MASTER BATH, ADDED WINDOW IN KITCHEN, SCREENED LANAI, CROWN MOLDING, FENCED YARD (approx. another $20,000). In case you’re wondering why someone would build a beautiful home like this and move so soon….the owners realized the home is just too large for them and are buying another smaller home in the SAME COMMUNITY. In addition to the 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms, the home boasts a LARGE BONUS ROOM. Just wait til you see the CAMBRIA QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS throughout the entire home. If you are looking for a large home, want a good sized lot with some space between houses, conservation views, a 3 car garage, a TOP RATED AREA COMMUNITY WITH RESORT STYLE AMENITIES….then you MUST come see this home! OTHER FEATURES include: Pre-plumbing for laundry tub, water softener, 5 ¼” baseboards, 8” doors, laundry room with full cabinets, ALL APPLIANCES CONVEY and Land O Lakes High School district. Drive a few extra minutes and save Thousands! This home qualifies for our CASH BACK REBATE when you use our preferred Realtor

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Just Sold in Long Lake Ranch Lutz Cash Rebates

19335 Roseate Dr, Lutz, Fl

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4 BEDROOMS | 3 (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 2254 SQUARE FEET

CASH BACK REBATE ON THIS BRAND NEW BUILDER HOME IN LONG LAKE RANCH LUTZ FLORIDA! The Somerset Plan is a two-story single-family home offering 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. This plan features a 2-car garage and covered lanai. Foyer gives this plan an open and spacious feel from the moment you enter The kitchen features spacious countertops and a walk-in pantry to maximize storage Create lasting memories in your new family room - perfect for game nights, movie nights, and entertaining Enjoy a private powder room located on the first floor Master bedroom is located in the back of home for best exterior views and natural light Laundry room centrally located near the master and secondary bedrooms for your convenience

 

Cheaper solar power provides smart home options

Cheaper solar power provides smart home options

 

NEW YORK – July 10, 2017 – Many homeowners are looking to improve their living space – whether it's a renovation or redecoration, a gardening or landscaping project, or perhaps it's time to become less reliant on the grid. If you're itching to rely less on your electric company, consider these solar options: Vivint Solar Vivint Solar just hit a milestone of 100,000 installations across 16 states. It provides homeowners with high-efficiency solar panels, plus they take care of installation and maintenance. While solar energy production depends on weather patterns and sun hours, panels are designed to produce between 280 and 290 watts of solar energy, saving homeowners a conservative estimate of 10 percent to 30 percent on electricity. How does it work? In the case of Vivint, there are two offerings. One is paying for installation outright, or securing financing – and you own the panels. Costs typically start between $20,000 and $30,000, but there are government incentives you may be eligible for. Any excess power you generate could be sold back to the electric company to give you a credit towards your utility bills. The second option is called "PPA" or "Power Purchase Agreement" lease, where there's no upfront costs to install the solar panels, but you'll pay Vivint Solar per watt over a 20-year term, with rates lower than your power provider, the company says. You may still sell excess power back to your electric company. Other popular solar providers include Sunrun, Sunnova and SolarCity (bought by Tesla one year ago). Many residential solar providers are listed at energysage.com and google.com/sunroof. Tesla's Powerwall Announced in 2015, Tesla's Powerwall is a large rechargeable lithium-ion battery that, when paired with solar panels on your roof, stores surplus electricity for future use. Powerwall can be used to power your home at night, and it serves as a backup battery, too, such as protecting your home during a power outage – to keep your lights on, Wi-Fi working and refrigerator running. Easy to install and with no maintenance, Powerwall can be mounted to a wall or stacked up on the floor. Measuring 44 x 29 x 5.5 inches, there's no exposed wires or hot vents, so it's child- and pet-friendly, plus it's water-resistant and dust proof for indoor or outdoor installation. The official website has a slider for you to select how many bedrooms your home has, ranging from one (about 10 kWh per day) to six-plus (70 kWh or more per day), and it'll suggest how many Powerwalls you'd want to install. One Powerwall costs $6,200 for equipment, with an estimated installation cost of $800 to $2,000 – not including solar installation, electrical upgrades (if needed), taxes, permit fees or other associated charges. Two Powerwalls cost $11,700 for the equipment. Tesla is also accepting $1,000 deposits for its Solar Roof, made of shingles that resemble conventional roof tiling. Available in early 2018, costs are $21.85 per square foot, but according to Tesla's online calculator, it could set back a homeowner as much as $75,000, though the company says it would be paid off over 30 years and with a lifetime guarantee on the solar tiles. Copyright © 2017, USATODAY.com, USA TODAY, Marc Saltzman Source: Cheaper solar power provides smart home options

Open House in Seven Oaks Wesley Chapel this Sunday 7/16 1-4pm

3445 FIDDLERS GREEN LOOP, WESLEY CHAPEL, FL

OPEN HOUSE July 16, Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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4 BEDROOMS | 3 (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 2626 SQUARE FEET

The wait is OVER. Great opportunity to own this 4 bedroom, 3 full bath home in a GATED section of SEVEN OAKS. You’ll love the OPEN FLOOR PLAN with VAULTED CEILINGS. Upon entering, you have formal living and dining areas. The GOURMET KITCHEN is enormous (21x12) with 42” SOLID MAPLE CABINETS, GRANITE COUNTERS, STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, BREAKFAST BAR, CENTER ISLAND, SMOOTH TOP RANGE with SEPARATE WALL OVEN. Looking for a LARGE MASTER BEDROOM? You’ve found it…24x12 in size with A SITTING AREA and sliders to the lanai. The family room is OPEN TO THE KITCHEN and features a TRIPLE SLIDER to the lanai. The home is set up for a FUTURE POOL with sliders from the master bedroom & family room, pool bath off the 4th bedroom with a door to the lanai and the wiring is in place for a pool alarm. The BACK YARD IS FENCED for privacy and your 4 legged family members. Located within BEAUTIFUL SEVEN OAKS, the house is next to the COMMUNITY PARK, and WALKING DISTANCE to Seven Oaks Elementary, Bright Horizons Daycare, various offices, restaurants, shopping and NEWEST HOSPITALS. Don’t Delay. This is a HOT FLOOR PLAN & COMMUNITY!

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