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Aug
26
Generous July for Sarasota Home Sellers

Sarasota Market Stats - July 2013

We continue to see a surge in the Sarasota market into the month of July. This means great news for people looking to sell their single family homes. The list prices continue to soar as well as the final selling price. Taking a look at the sales trend in 2013, we see that many of our months have continued to escalate into the four figure mark. Looking at the numbers, we see that July fell just shy of this marker, but we are still looking at a record breaking sales year. You can just ask anyone who has been following the Sarasota market or better yet participating in it and they will tell you that they have been busier than ever. Let’s take a look at wha...


Aug
19
Which Mortgage is Right for You

Basically, there are two categories of mortgages: the fixed-rate and the adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM). Within these categories, there are some variations. However, in nearly all mortgages two factors are usually at odds: how predictable the payments are and how low, or affordable, they are, at least initially. In addition there is the reverse mortgage, a special loan product that enables homeowners over the age of 62 to convert a portion of their home equity into income. When choosing which mortgage will best suite your needs, it is best to educate yourself on what each of them mean. Below are the basic elements to each class of mortgage.





The 30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage

Not long ago, there ...


Aug
13
An Aquatic Conundrum - Part 2

or...Things to Consider Before Buying a Pool

Purpose

Does the Pool Suit Your Lifestyle?





How often you use your pool is going to depend on whether you purchased a home with a pool or added it later to suit your needs. If you installed a lap pool with the intention of using it for exercise, but think it will double as a recreation area for a Sunday BBQ, you might be in for a surprise. Make certain you add on, or choose a pool that works best with your lifestyle. Who knows, maybe you are recovering from a car accident and have the funds to add a lap pool for therapy and general exercise there after. But, if it's not the right choice, your expensive swimming pool could easily turn into a large cem...


Aug
06
An Aquatic Conundrum - Part 1

or...Things to Consider Before Buying a Pool

When looking for a new home to purchase or build, most folks generally have an idea of what they're looking for. The most common demands for a house are: number of bedrooms, multiple bathrooms, single family home, and the location. When I pose this question to clients, “Would you prefer to have a pool or not?” I usually get the same answer (rarely has the buyer given this much consideration); the response follows the lines of, “We would prefer one,” or “it’s not a must have, but if it has one...,” and my favorite, “I don’t really care either way.”





How much time do homeowners and home buye...


Aug
03
Experience the John Ringling Museum in Sarasota FL

Sarasota is home to many attractions and has so much to offer its numerous visitors. How do find a place for all ages to enjoy a gorgeous day, yet still have a place to escape to the comfort of cool air conditioning?



As the saying goes “Attention! Ladies, gentleman, and children of all ages, welcome” to the John Ringling Museum in Sarasota FL.



This attraction boasts beautiful gardens, a circus museum, the famous waterfront Ca’ d’Zan mansion, the art gallery, gift shop, restaurant, and a warehouse full of the Ringlings’ processions actually used in their show. When walking around the grounds of the John and Mable Ringling Museum with its palm trees and views of Sar...


Aug
01
Sarasota Real Estate - Little Supply, Big Demand

The title of this topic should come as no surprise to those of us who have been following the trends in the real estate market. In any big industry we always hear this phrase, “Supply and Demand,” and that is surely the case with the housing market, especially with the way business has been progressing. The buyers have just been coming out of the woodworks to take advantage of these low prices and great interest rates. Everyone seems to be trying to get a piece of the short sale and foreclosure action while it is still prevalent. With all of the demand, we are seeing a dwindling supply of houses, taking inventory rates to an all-time low. The inventory of available homes in the S...


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