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               Scott & Marie Tomlinson
               Realty Executives Suncoast
               3090 Charles Ave.
               Clearwater, FL 33761
               Phone: 727-771-3609
               Email: tomlinsonteam1@gmail.com

Testimonials Page

I can’t even begin to express the thanks I owe to Marie and Scott. I set out on the quest to find my own home by myself but from day one I never felt alone with them on my side. They shared all the information and then some to help guide me along the way and checked in with me during and after the buying process to ensure everything was going smoothly. If I had a question they were always there with an answer or took the time to find the answer. The process went very well and I know it was mainly because they were there doing the work that needed to be done. I felt like they were family by the end of this process and am grateful my lender connected me with them. Thank you for turning my dream into a reality, Marie and Scott! Sarah Whitney
“Our experience in working with the Tomlinson’s on our home sale has been like nothing we’ve experienced! We met the Tomlinson team 3 years ago when referred to them through our previous realtor in a different state. We’ve worked with Scott and Marie both on a home purchase, and on the sale of our home. The recent selling of our home was during a very stressful period in our lives – I took a job 8 states and 2 time zones away, while my wife and kids had to stay behind, get our home sold, and get moved to our new home. We were under tremendous pressure during this transition……….but the home-sale part of our move was truly the easiest step in our relocation process. Kudos Tomlinson team!!!!!! The process was very strategic, well thought-through, and planned methodically. And it worked – our home closed in less than 90 days, far exceeding our expectations! The Tomlinson’s bring a team-oriented nature of doing business – they use their expertise to set a course forward, and helped us in making the right decision. But at the same time, they listen to us – they hear what our ideas are, and what we have to say – and as a TEAM, we make the best decision to move forward. They know the market, and how it ticks. They know the region, and who are the best buyers for what particular area. They responded to phone calls, immediately. They responded to my emails. They responded to my texts. Immediate response! In our experience, and this is our 3rd cross-country sell-home-and-relocate scenario, most realtors just want to get the transaction done. Even when the final result is not in the best interest of the seller. There is no TEAM – there is no strategy – there has truly been no one who’s goal was to look out for our own best interest. Until we met the Tomlinson team! I would highly suggest that anyone looking to sell their home to work with the Tomlinson Team. You WILL NOT BE let down!” The Friess’s Denver, CO
Our realtor in the DC area referred us to the Tomlinson team when we began planning our move to the Tampa metro area in June 2013. Scott and Marie listened to our hopes for a future home and quickly helped us to zone in on neighborhoods and communities that aligned with our "must have" list. When we were in town the first time, Scott arranged his schedule to drive us all around and he provided so many insights about the Westchase, Palm Harbor and Safety Harbor areas. He alerted us to concerns in houses that we didn't see and he continuously challenged us to think about the "must have" list to ensure we made the right decision for our family. For several months, Scott kept us informed about openings in a number of ways -- text, phone, email and even FaceTime. That kind of accessibility when you are working with a realtor in another state is so reassuring. We felt we had the highest level of service even though we were hundreds of miles away. One Sunday night, we called and said, "We're coming" to look at a house the next day -- Scott dropped everything to set up the appointment for a walk through of our dream house. That night, he and Marie led us through the purchase offer process and they negotiated the curveballs of the process in a strategic way so that within a few weeks, we closed on our dream home! A year later, we're still living the dream in our beautiful home with the perfect view near great schools and surrounded by awesome neighbors! We'd highly recommend the Tomlinson Team to anyone, but especially to families who are moving to Pinellas, Pasco or Hillsborough Counties from other states or areas of Florida. They will help you find the Florida home you've always wanted in the community that will fit your family's needs best! Mary Pat & Eric King, Palm Harbor, FL
As a young couple with big dreams, Scott and Marie surely have helped us reach our biggest... our new HOME! If you are searching for the best realtor out there for you, stop your research please. The Tomlinson Team is it. As their clients, words could not express how pleased we are about everything. It honestly felt like our satisfaction was their reward. Scott and Marie guided this first time home-buying couple every step of the way, as if we were their own family! Everything was so perfectly executed. There was an ample amount of care and professionalism that went into their work. We went through a VA loan and weren’t making a huge purchase but these two made us feel like we were there only clients. Even when our loan fell through initially, they gave us phenomenal references and we were able to salvage it. I’m 200% certain that Scott and Marie had our best interest in mind the entire time, as they would yours. They understood the importance of us getting our first home and did everything in their power to make sure we could. They educated us tremendously throughout the process and communicated every bit of information outstandingly. We are forever grateful for their unwavering support, dedication and hard efforts. We would not have landed the house we are in today without their expert guidance. Jacky and Julie
Thanks to the Tomlinson Team, our first home buying experience was a breeze! We had all sorts of preconceived ideas when it was time to purchase our first home. Honestly, those notions were all wrong. Scott and Marie took extensive time explaining the details of home buying, answered all questions timely and walked us through every single step assuring us that we were in the hands of experienced, passionate professionals. I can’t speak highly enough of the experience. It’s the little things they always get right, which is hard to quantify. I’ve even called and asked general questions months after the sale and they always return the inquiry in a short time. We wouldn’t use any other real estate professionals. We feel like we got lucky on the first try with the Tomlinson Team and we’re happy to call them our friends! The Dancy family
"Scott and Marie are fantastic to work with! We couldn't have asked for a better experience or more knowledgeable people when buying our first property! They knew what we wanted and showed us homes that fit our criteria. They were more than accommodating when working with the two of us and our crazy schedules! We will definitely be contacting them when it's time to sell and buy again! Thank you so much for helping us find our first home, "the chicken house". Jenny Davis and Chad Johnson
"We couldn't be more pleased with Scott and Marie in helping us find our new home. They were always courteous, helpful, informative and professional. They really aimed to please picky buyers such as us -- by phone, email or in person, they were always fast and reliable in getting back to us for anything we needed. In today's market, these qualities in a Realtor are invaluable in finding a home. I would highly recommend this Realtor "tag team" to anyone ... thanks Scott and Marie!" Josh & Tia Blauch
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President’s Day 2019: How Does the White House Compare to the Average Home?

In the spirit of President’s Day we can use data from the 2018 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers to see how the typical home differs from the White House.

Typical Home Purchased in the U.S.

  • 86% of buyers purchased a previously owned home, with 82% of buyers choosing a detached single-family home.
  • Looking by first-time and repeat buyers, both also purchased detached single-family homes more often with 80% of first-time buyers and 83% of repeat buyers.
  • 51% of all buyers purchased their home in a suburb/subdivision.
  • The typical detached single-family home purchased was 1,980 square feet.
  • Recent homes purchased also had a median of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and were built in 1991.
  • Among all buyers, the expected length of tenure in the home purchased was 15 years.

The White House

  • The White House was built in 1792, and in comparison is located in an urban or central area.
  • The White House contains 6 levels, has 132 rooms, including 35 bathrooms.
  • It also includes features such as: a tennis court, jogging track, swimming pool, billiard room, movie theatre, and bowling alley.
  • While the median expected tenure in a home lasts around 15 years, in the White House the expected tenure is between 4 and 8 years.

 

For more information on this data check out the President’s Day Infographic and the 2018 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.

Home Buyer Households: Valentine’s Day 2019

Using data from the 2018 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers we can break down household composition, and the relationship it has to home purchasing choices.

  • Among all recent home buyers, 63 percent were married couples, 18 percent were single females, nine percent were single males, and eight percent were unmarried couples.
  • Four percent of recent buyers identified as gay or lesbian, and one percent identified as bisexual.
  • Among first-time buyers, 54 percent were married couples, and 67 percent of repeat buyers were married couples.
  • Among first-time buyers, 16 percent were unmarried couples, and five percent of repeat buyers were married couples.
  • Among all home buyers, 82 percent purchased a detached single-family home, eight percent purchased a townhouse/row house, four percent purchased an apartment or condo.
  • Eighty-seven percent of married couples, and 83 percent of unmarried couples purchased a detached single-family home.
  • Married couples were typically 45 years old with a household income of $106,300. They typically purchased a home that was a median of 2,070 sq. ft., for $289,000.
  • Unmarried couples were typically 34 years old with a household income of $88,800. They typically purchased a home that was a median of 1,630 sq. ft., for $219,000.
  • Single females were typically 54 years old with a household income of $61,400. They typically purchased a home that was a median of 1,550 sq. ft., for $189,000.
  • Single males were typically 52 years old with a household income of $73,200. They typically purchased homes that were a median of 1,590 sq. ft., for $215,000.
  • Fifteen percent of all buyers were influenced to choose their neighborhood based on the convenience to a vet or outdoor space for their pet. 20 percent of unmarried couples chose their neighborhood based on the convenience to a vet or outdoor space for their pet.

For more information on how relationship status and household composition affects homeownership choices, check out the 2018 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers and the Valentine’s Day infographic.

December 2018 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is up from last month but down from a year ago. Mortgage rates were unchanged from last month at 4.99 percent this December, and up 18.2 percent compared to 4.22 percent a year ago.

  • Housing affordability declined from a year ago in December moving the index down 8.4 percent from 161.2 to 147.6. The median sales price for a single family home sold in December in the US was $256,400 up 3.4 percent from a year ago.
  • Nationally, mortgage rates were up 77 basis point from one year ago (one percentage point equals 100 basis points).
  • The payment as a percentage of income was down from last month at 16.9 percent this December and up from 15.5 percent from a year ago. Regionally, the West has the highest payment at 23.4 percent of income. The South had the second highest payment at 16.7 percent followed by the Northeast at 16.5 percent. The Midwest had the lowest payment as a percentage of income at 13.1 percent.

  • Regionally, the Northeast recorded the biggest increase in home prices at 9.2 percent. The South had an increase of 2.7 percent while the West had a gain of 2.3 percent. The Midwest had a modest decline in price of 0.1 percent.
  • Regionally, all four regions saw a decline in affordability from a year ago. The Northeast had the biggest drop in affordability of 14.3 percent. The South had a decline of 8.2 percent followed by the Midwest that fell 5.8 percent. The West had the smallest drop of 5.6 percent.
  • On a monthly basis, affordability is up from last month in all of the four regions. The Midwest region had the biggest increase of 4.7 percent. The Northeast had a decline of 3.1 percent followed by the West with a dip of 2.3 percent. The South had the smallest gain in affordability of 0.3 percent.
  • Despite month-to-month changes, the most affordable region was the Midwest, with an index value of 191.5. The least affordable region remained the West where the index was 106.9. For comparison, the index was 149.3 in the South, and 151.8 in the Northeast.

  • Mortgage applications are currently down while credit availability is up. Home prices are up 3.4 percent while median family incomes are growing 3.6 percent. Sales declined this year due to affordability issues, which has been more impactful than a healthy job market. Gains in affordability in all four regions are a good sign in the current market. Rate changes have an impact on the housing sector so small hikes can influence the effect on finances for potential homebuyers.

  • What does housing affordability look like in your market? View the full data release here.
  • The Housing Affordability Index calculation assumes a 20 percent down payment and a 25 percent qualifying ratio (principal and interest payment to income). See further details on the methodology and assumptions behind the calculation here.

December 2018 Pending Home Sales

  • NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that December’s pending home sales pace was down 2.2 percent last month and fell 9.8 percent from a year ago.
  • Pending sales represent homes that have a signed contract to purchase on them but have yet to close. They tend to lead existing-home sales data by 1 to 2 months.
  • All four regions showed declines from a year ago. The South had the biggest drop in sales of 13.5 percent. The West fell 10.8 percent followed by the Midwest with a decline of 7.2 percent. The Northeast had the smallest dip in sales of 2.5 percent.
  • From last month, three of the four regions showed declines in contract signings. The South region had the biggest drop of 5.0 percent. The Northeast fell 2.0 percent followed by the Midwest with a dip of 0.6 percent. The only region with an incline in contract signings was the West, which had a gain of 1.7 percent.
  • The U.S. pending home sales index level for the month was 99.0. November’s data was revised up to 101.2.

  • December’s decline was the the pending index’s first drop below the 100 mark after 55 consecutive months over the 100 level.
  • The 100 level is based on a 2001 benchmark and is consistent with a healthy market and existing home sales above the 5 million mark.

In-Depth on NAR Commercial Members Work By Various Property Types

There were many new additions this year to NAR’s 2018 Commercial Member Profile, and among them was a look at commercial member’s primary service area and the type of property with which they work year around. Of NAR’s commercial members, 51 percent worked in sales, 16 percent in leasing, 12 percent in investment, and nine percent in property management. Consulting, development, and appraisal each accounted for four percent of member’s primary service area.

NAR’s commercial members most frequently worked with commercial properties at 29 percent (defined as property other than traditional office, retail, or industrial spaces and includes mixed use properties). Commercial members also worked with multi-family properties, retail properties, and office space each at 13 percent. Following, members worked with land (12 percent), industrial (11 percent), and residential properties (six percent). Farm and ranches, and hospitality and resort properties both accounted for only two percent of NAR commercial members.

Retail properties were most likely to be leased (31 percent) and managed (22 percent). Multi-family structures most often crossed hands with commercial members for investment purposes (27 percent), and with property managers (22 percent). Appraisers predominantly worked with commercial property (59 percent), followed by land (10 percent) and farms and ranches (10 percent). Office space was also most often leased (28 percent). Developers largely worked with land (27 percent) and commercial property (28 percent).

While only a subset of members worked with farms and ranches (two percent), NAR commercial members sold a median of 13 farms and ranches in 2017. Commercial properties came in as the second most sold property type in 2017 with a median of 11 sales. NAR commercial members sold a median of nine industrial properties and eight office spaces.

Commercial members working with farms and ranches also had the highest median sales volume of any property type at $6.36 million in 2017. The second most frequently sold properties were hospitality and resorts, which had a median sales volume of $5 million in 2017. Office space was less often sold with a median sales volume of $2.64, surpassing only residential properties sold by commercial members with a median sales volume of $1.65 million in 2017. The typical dollar value of sales for farm and ranches was $800,000 and $2.87 million for hospitality and resorts. Retail and industrial properties were just over $700,000 and office space typically sold for $435,500.

Industrial properties were most frequently leased by NAR commercial members, with a median of 11 properties leased in 2017. Office space and commercial properties were the next frequently leased with a median of nine and eight transactions respectively. The median lease transaction volume for industrial properties was $1.68 million compared to $326,900 for multi-family structures.

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