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Tuesday, May 02, 2017   /   by Glenn Musto

Pinellas Area Beaches – My Favorite Grouper Sandwiches

Pinellas Area Beaches – My Favorite Grouper Sandwiches


Glenn Musto | Thursday, September 1, 2016. TEAM MUSTO clients live in the most beautiful area of the United States: The paradise that we know as our Clearwater/St Petersburg beaches in Pinellas County, Florida.

Pinellas Area Beaches

Rather than writing today about the great deals we currently have available (and we have many) in homes and condos from Clearwater Beach south to Belleair Beach, Redington Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Madeira Beach, Treasure Island, St Pete Beach and beyond, I want to share something very special to sellers and buyers alike.
 
Locals in our area understand that you haven’t really lived until you’ve had a fresh grouper sandwich at the beach. The tender and hearty white fish is a mainstay on menus throughout the Pinellas County area of Florida. The number of ways to serve fresh grouper is limited only by one’s imagination. The most common preparations ar ...

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Tuesday, May 02, 2017   /   by Glenn Musto

Top Tax Breaks For Pinellas Homeowners

 


Glenn Musto | Thursday, October 13, 2016. As the housing market continues to improve across the United States, more and more people are buying homes. But…are there significant financial benefits to owning Vs renting your home? Absolutely. One major advantage is that you can reduce the amount of taxes you will owe at the end of the year. Tax breaks are available for any home, be it a mobile home, single-family residence, town house, condominium or co-op apartment.
 
Regardless of whether you are a first-time or longtime homeowner, it will be easier for you to take advantage of every tax deduction and/or tax credit at your disposal by keeping good records throughout the year. In order to receive all the tax breaks provided by home ownership, you must itemize your taxes. This means completing Form 1040 and Schedule A, where you can detail your tax-deductible expenses.
NOTE: The author is not a tax attorney, CPA, or tax expert of any kind. The following re ...

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Tuesday, May 02, 2017   /   by Glenn Musto

Preparing To Sell Your Home?

Preparing To Sell Your Home?


Glenn Musto | Thursday, Sept 08, 2016. Whether you currently have your home for sale, or you’re thinking about selling in the future, a little advance planning can make a big difference in your success.
The Internet can be a godsend to any homeowner who wishes to sell a house. Online listings provide a great deal of information for prospective buyers as well as homeowners who wish to compare their homes to others on the market. Online information also updates much faster than that from offline sources, so is more likely to be current. Real estate websites that provide access to regional MLS listings can save a buyer or seller much effort. By accessing reliable online information, either buyers or sellers can devote more time to the many other aspects of home buying or selling. Team Musto website provides easy access to such information.
Buyers: Your Home’s Future Value
If resale value is important to you when you purchase your home, do ...

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Tuesday, May 02, 2017   /   by Glenn Musto

Your Luxury Home SOLD - Guaranteed!

Glenn Musto | Thursday, November 3, 2016. Yes, Team Musto guarantees that we can and will sell your home. Before detailing exactly why we can make such a guarantee, allow me to share a few tips about how a luxury home should be marketed today.
 
The Sweet-Spot Price: The “sweet spot” price for any home is the asking price that attracts the most prospective buyers. Typically this represents the fair market value for your home. Some Realtors suggest that after you determine the current value of your home, you reduce the asking price to approximately 15 percent below its market value. Their theory is that – once attracted by the bargain price – prospective buyers will bid up the price to even more than what the home is worth. Most sellers and Realtors aren’t willing to risk this, but it is one strategy to sell a home fast in a buyers’ market. Conversely, if your price is too high, potential buyers may not even look at it. Since s/he has acce ...

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Tuesday, May 02, 2017   /   by Glenn Musto

Does Home Staging help? Most Realtors say ‘yes’

Does Home Staging help? Most Realtors say ‘yes’


WASHINGTON – Jan. 28, 2015 – Most homeowners know it’s important to keep a home clean and free from clutter while it’s on the market, but does staging the home increase the final selling price or offer other benefits, such as more interest buyers willing to tour the property?
According to most Realtors surveyed for the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) 2015 Profile of Home Staging, it does.
“At a minimum, homeowners (listing their property) should conduct a thorough cleaning, haul out clutter, make sure the home is well-lit and fix any major aesthetic issues,” says NAR President Chris Polychron. But “another option is staging a home, which Realtors often suggest … to help prospective buyers better visualize themselves in the home.” Polychron says it could also modestly increase the home’s value.
NAR’s first-ever staging report found tha ...

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