Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sunrise Homes: Stonewood Model Center

The other day I stopped by Sunrise Home's model center in their apply Community and I have to say I was blown away. Stonewood is a must see luxury community! This exclusive gated neighborhood is located in the highly desirable Bloomingdale area of Brandon. It features 49 carefully-planned, ample homesites, many of which feature pond and conservation views. Curvilinear street designs, accented by the natural beauty of mature oak trees, create charming and inviting street appeal. This thoughtful and award-winning community is the perfect place to call home.

Current Buyer Incentives
8-8-8 Buyer Program
  • $8,000 in Options: Enjoy an $8,000 shopping spree for your new home in the Design Center. Or
  • $8,000 in Closing Costs: Let Sunrise Homes pay $8,000 towards the total closing costs. Or
  • $8,000 Off Bottom Line: Sunrise Homes will reduce the cost of the home by $8,000.
Note: Other restrictions apply. Please ask the sales associates for more details.


To view the Stonewood model home please click: Monterey IV Virtual Tour
To view Sunrise Home's current inventory please click: Inventory Homes

Other Sunrise Homes Communities
Walden Point - Plant City: Homes from the $160's

Walden Pointe in Plant City is that special neighborhood you've been looking for to grow roots and start your own traditions. Adjacent to beautiful Walden Lake, amongst some of the town's best neighborhoods, this charming community is close to schools, shopping and entertainment, but tucked away in a quiet, country setting.

Limona Woods - Brandon: Homes from the $180's

The perfect location and size with just 28 homesites, The Estates at Limona Woods is small enough to know all of your neighbors. The large homesite are nestled behind a gate on a private road, well away from traffic. The perfect home. Sunrise Homes' new home designs are customizable to meet your needs perfectly today, and affordably expandable to grow with your family’s needs tomorrow.

Stoney Creek - Dover: Gated, 1-Acre Lot Community, From the $270's

Not just a piece of land, a sanctuary. Stoney Creek, a gated community convenient to Interstates 4 and 75, features forty-four expansive pieces of property that complement and flatter our exquisite residences. Our generous homesites, one acre or larger, will become a new living space, perfect for private outdoor dinner parties or a competitive game of flag football. Beyond your own yard, the community boasts beautiful adult trees and abundant landscaping, as well as tranquil conservation creek views. Stoney Creek's homeowners association allows for detached RV and/or boat garages, perfect for families that love outdoor recreation. Homeowners also enjoy low HOA fees and NO CDD fees.

Canterfield Farms - Riverview: 5 Acre Equestrian Ranchettes

Trails End at Boyette - Riverview: Country Living 5-13 Acre Ranchettes

To learn more about Sunrise Homes and their communities please visit or call Andrew Schmitt of Yellowfin Realty at (813) 857-1543.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Rental History And Your Credit Report

Renters who make their rent payment on time will start to get a boost in their credit scores. Last year Experian, one of the three major credit reporting agencies, added a new sections to their credit reports to reflect on time rental payments. This new sections has helped some renters who make on time payments boost their credit scores.

CoreLogic and FICO have now jumped on the band wagon and have reported they are adding the new section that reflects payments from landlords.

What does this mean for home-buyers? I good rental history can help home-buyers who plan on financing their home. Past home owners who lost their homes to short sales or foreclosure can now rebuild their credit quicker.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

You're Buying a Home....Congratulations

My goal is the make buying a home a very pleasant experience for you. In order to get started, the following information will be helpful in understanding the process.

Step 1. If you haven't already, you should speak with a lender to see what type of loan will fit your family situation. A lender Approval Letter is required to be submitted with all offers to purchase, so you will be ready to make an offer when you find your special home.

Step 2. When making an offer, be prepared to make an escrow deposit of $500 to $1,000 depending on the price of the home.

Step 3. Once your offer is accepted you will have 5 days to make your official loan application and you will be required to pay an application fee of approximately $375.

Step 4. Once your offer is accepted, you will have 10 days to have a Home Inspection. The cost of a home inspection is $350 to $400 and must be paid at the time of the inspection. I would recommend you pay the additional $75 to $100 for a Wind Mitigation report as this will reduce your Homeowners Insurance.

Step 5. Insurance... You should start shopping for Homeowners Insurances as this will be required at closing. You can pay at the time you pick a company, or you can elect to pay at closing.

Step 6. Final Walk-Thru Inspection... This takes place the day before the closing just to be sure the home is as you saw it, and that all work/repairs, if applicable have been done.

Step 7. The Closing... Yeah, you are a homeowner. Once the final closing statement is done, all funds due from you must be in Certified Funds.

Step 8. Refer me to all your friends and family.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Fixed Mortgage Rates Still Dropping

Fixed mortgage rates have been falling for the past seven weeks to the lowest rates of the year. The average loan rate on a 30 year mortgage a hovering around 4.55 percent. It is time to take advantage of these great rates.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Housing affordability rises to record level

Homes today are more affordable then ever! Nationwide home affordability has rose to it's highest lever in 20 years. With home prices at an all time low combined with rock bottom interest rates, now is the time to buy a new home.

Click Here to read more courtesy of Florida Realtors.