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Florida. Not Just for the Extreme Wealthy.


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Florida. Not Just for the Extreme Wealthy.





Faye Dunaway, Jimmy Buffett, Ariana Grande, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Michael Jordan are all celebrity residents of Florida. Turns out, it’s not only the uber wealthy that move to the sunshine state. Known for attracting retirees for many decades, Florida is clearly finding more success at drawing in working-age residents. Florida leads the nation in attracting residents, with 808,789 new arrivals in 2018, according to U.S. Census Bureau data recently released. These new arrivals have the power to tip the scales for everything from real estate trends to elections. (Florida is largest swing state in America, where elections are often dec...


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Florida Bucks the National Real Estate Trend… Again!


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Florida Bucks the National Real Estate Trend… Again!






Buying in in Florida is good for your real estate portfolio. Residential real estate continues to improve in all areas. If you’re deciding whether to buy in Florida or not, maybe some of these recent stats will help convince you!






From September 2019 statewide stats, here are the basics stats. The definition of “median” is the midpoint - half the homes sold for more, half for less. Single-family home sales are up 11.5% year-to-year, and the median price rose 5.3% to $256K. Condominium sales are also up 6.1%; median price up 5.8% to $193K.






According to Florida Realtors®, the housing market reported an increase ...


Oct
23
Helping Aging Parents Downsize and Don’t Know Where to Start? We Can Help


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You knew this day was coming; you just hoped it wouldn’t happen so soon. But now that your parents are getting older, it’s becoming clear that the family home you love so much is too much for them. So, you’ve packed up your childhood memories, collected the paperwork, and started the process of helping your aging parents downsize. And oh, what a process it is.






Downsizing to a smaller home isn’t as simple as packing things up and moving, especially with older parents in the mix. To help you out during this process, we’ve compiled these tools, guides, and resources to make the job ahead a little bit easier.






General Downsizing Resources




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Venice: Southwest Florida’s Best Kept Secret


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Venice: Southwest Florida’s Best Kept Secret






Selecting the best place in SW Florida to buy real estate can be like swimming against the tide. The influx of “best of” lists can push against what you are thinking to be true about a certain area. However, depending on the source, there is some validity to these lists as well. Here are a few reliable, current sources and what they’re saying about Venice, FL.






Not only are the best of lists boasting of Venice’s abundant qualities, but recently, have also been mentioning the area as the “Second Most Livable city in Florida by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Venice was also called “an idyllic city of aro...


Oct
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Recently divorced? Here are the best places for you to live.


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Recently divorced? Here are the best places for you to live.





Getting a fresh start is so important after a divorce. Sarasota has a solid culture of many who have “started over” and settled into a great lifestyle. However, it’s so important that you choose the correct neighborhood. Here are some top picks for people who just made it through a divorce:



  1. siesta key

  2. sarasota bayfront

  3. lakewood ranch

  4. longboat key

  5. lido key





Some of the selection criteria are: variety of entertainment, overall atmosphere and, of course, the social scene. Maybe you’ll call one of these beautiful areas your home.





Siesta Key


Consistently ranked in the top 10 beaches in America in multiple National and ...


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