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Checklist for First-Time Home Buyers

Buying a home for the first time can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be! Here at Benefit Title, we’ve helped countless first-time home buyers land their Florida dream homes and we can help you too. Review our first-time home buyer checklist below to get a basic idea of the home buying process, then […]

How To Reduce Closing Costs?

When buying a home in the state of Florida, it is important to be aware of the closing costs that will be associated with the purchase. These costs can vary depending on the property, but there are some ways that you can reduce them. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most […]

Common Closing Costs for Buyers

There are many pieces that must fall into place when purchasing a new home. If you choose to use a realtor as a buyer’s representative, the realtor will handle all the various moving parts of the deal behind the scenes with minimal effort on your part. They will interact with appraisers, inspectors, insurance companies, title […]

How to Reduce Closing Costs

Purchasing a new home may be the largest financial transaction you ever make, so it’s important to consider all the potential expenses and how to mitigate them so that you’re getting the best deal possible. One of the easiest ways to reduce your overall real estate transaction costs is to work on lowering your closing […]

What Are Jumbo Loans?

When you’re in the market to finance a piece of real estate, the variety of mortgage options available can be overwhelming. Mortgages can be conforming, non-conforming, prime, subprime, adjustable rate, fixed… it’s like you need to learn a whole new vocabulary just to figure it all out! How Much is a Jumbo Loan in Hillsborough […]

How to Prepare Your Home for Buyers

When you’ve made the decision to sell your home, (and now is a great time to do so!) you want to be sure to get top dollar. Even in today’s seller’s market, little details can make a big difference in your final sale price.  Here at Benefit Title Services in Tampa, we’ve seen firsthand how […]

Do You Get Taxed on Rental Properties?

If you’re considering getting into rental properties, you need to educate yourself on all of the laws and rules that are involved, especially about taxes. The income that you make on any rental properties you own is considered taxable income. When it comes time to sell that rental property, you’ll pay capital gains taxes on […]

How Do Capital Gains Taxes on Investment Properties Work?

Owning investment property is a dream for many people and is often seen as a way to gain passive income and financial security. The formula seems simple at first – as long as you can rent the property out for more than your expenses, you’re in the money… right? Well, not always. Many people fail […]