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Tampa Real Estate Foreclosures - Should You Buy One?

Lance Mohr

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If you have spent any time at all watching the television news, listening to the radio, reading a newspaper or surfing the Internet, you have come across more than a few reports pertaining to the Tampa real estate market. A good number of these reports likely centered around real estate foreclosures and related issues. These new stories and the like may have left you wondering about the overall stability of the Tampa real estate market at this point in time.

While it is true that when it comes to the Tampa real estate market, some experts have concluded that the so-called “housing bubble” has burst. What generally is meant by such a statement is that a once hot real estate market, such as the Tampa real estate market, has reached a point at which sales have hit the wall and significantly slumped. Of course, throughout the state of Florida, there has been a dip in the number of individuals who actively are seeking residential real estate. However, despite very recent trends – including the increase of foreclosures – many experts predict that the real property market, including the Tampa real estate market, will pick up steam again in the not too distant future.

Even during what might be considered an “interim period, ” there are still some very positive aspects to be derived from the market today. For example, a growing number of individuals actually are finding themselves positioned to benefit from the real estate foreclosure situation that currently has come to pass.

With this is mind, if you have a desire to broaden your own financial portfolio by including real estate in the mix, you can take advantage of the current foreclosure developments. You should add Tampa real estate to your investment portfolio by purchasing real estate that either is in foreclosure or that is heading towards foreclosure.

Of course, you can follow the course that has been taken by many people through the years and make the purchase of real estate for investment purposes through foreclosure sales. As I alluded to previously, the number of foreclosure cases that have been filed over the course of the past couple of years is striking and significant.

On the other hand, in this day and age you do not need to wait until a piece of property has ended up in foreclosure in order to make a purchase/investment. Indeed, there are a growing number of individuals who have invested in Tampa real estate that had yet to actually reach the point where it was involved in formal foreclosure proceedings. Indeed, many property owners and mortgage companies alike are eager to work with a potential buyer who is willing to purchase distressed real estate before court proceedings to foreclose on the property have commenced.

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Lance Mohr is your Tampa real estate expert, with over ten years of experience in real estate sales. He holds a real estate broker license in the state of Florida, and as a member of top relocation firms, such as Cendant Mobility, Prudential, Century 21, and others, has assisted countless individuals and corporations with their relocation needs. Lance has been investing in real estate for over 18 years, and he believes that a person's professional knowledge should continue even after college or vocational training. Lance can be reached at 813-317-4009 or


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