Blog

Aug
09
Which Two Florida Cities are 2 of the Fastest Growing Suburbs in the U.S.?

temp-post-image


Manifest Destiny...westward expansion. The sound of it just takes me back to those good 'ol days of my 7th-grade history class! You don't remember? In short, the "new" Americans were pulling their roots out of the more populated cities and towns of the east and moving west. Moving west in search of economic opportunity, land ownership...and freedom. It started small, but by 1840, nearly half (40%) of our nation's population lived in the trans-Appalachian west. The suburbs were getting busy! Fast forward to modern day America and it would appear as though we may have another expansion occurring. Only this time, Americans are heading south.


You don't have to live in Florida to know that Flori...


Jul
09
Europe’s Real Estate Resurgence Continues

As Europe continues to be the peak of the global residential price growth, China, the world’s prime market for the past couple of years, takes the lead for its runaway home prices. According to the Knight Frank Global Residential Cities Index, in the first quarter of 2018 alone, 15 out of the 24 global cities that posted a double-digit price increase for residential homes were in Europe. Further solidifying Europe’s position as a leading home market. In the front of the group was Berlin, with an annual growth rate of 14.9%, next Rotterdam, Netherlands, coming in second at 14.8% and Budapest, Hungary, coming third at 14.4%.



The recovery in European cities is largely attributable to...


Jul
02
Florida- Top 5 Beach Towns

There’s very little in this world that is more appealing than the quaint and relaxing feel of a beach town. Nothing can quite compare to the salty charms of coastal living. With wind in your hair, the warmth of the sun on your skin, and the crashing of blue waves onto sandy shores, what more could anyone possibly want? With warm weather year-round and a booming housing market, Florida coastal cities have become one of the most coveted and popular moving destinations. But between all the bountiful beach towns in the United States, which ones take the coastal crown?

A 2018 WalletHub study of 58 metrics ranging from housing costs to the share of waterfront homes and water quality has com...


May
30
Even after tax reform, homeownership still beats renting

The spring home-buying season is underway, but there have been a plethora of changes within this last year. "Congress has curtailed tax incentives to purchase a home, and mortgage rates and home prices are up. Yet for most folks with a stable job, buying a home is still better than renting." The new tax law has doubled the standard deduction to $24,000 for couples and caps their deductions for state and local taxes at $10,000. Those combine to greatly reduce the tax incentive to own a home – the share of homeowners who will itemize deductions and list mortgage interest and property taxes is estimated to fall from 44 percent to 14 percent.



temp-post-image

Most homebuyers have more disposable income to ...


May
08
Submitting Creative Bids During the Spring Market Frenzy

temp-post-image

It's that time of year again. The spring market is in full swing and crowds of buyers are fighting over their dream house—or at least the closest thing to it, considering this year's nationwide inventory shortage isn't leaving many options. So, what does that mean? For the most part, higher prices, more competition and a whole lot of bids. Listings in good condition tend to get multiple offers this time of year, and buyers are putting forth their strongest submissions—cash offers, over-asking, fast closings, no contingencies, etc. But creativity is the name of the game in this year's competitive market. Buyers are inspired to win over the seller's emotional side. Here are the lat...


Sep
05
5 Things You Never Tell a Contractor

Contractors may be your client’s go-to person during a home renovation. To ensure things go smoothly, realtor.com® warns of a few phrases homeowners should never say to the contractor, including:



temp-post-image



1. “I’m not in a hurry.”

Don’t put too much or too little pressure on the contractor. If the work is Time sensitive than tell them! At the same time, set perameters and realistic deadlines. Time is often money and convenience.



2. “We had no idea this would be so expensive.”

Nothing is worse than having to write a check to a contractor ABOVE the expected amount. How about how the contractor feels? They put in all the time and effort into the project with a...


May
24
Sarasota Luxury Living Downtown

temp-post-image



Last week team Coffey and Company had the opportunity to meet with developers of BLVD, a luxury condo planned to be built in Downtown Sarasota. The team got to try a one-of-kind virtual tour experience, showcasing the modern luxury residences at BLVD. This new technology allows potential buyers to imagine themselves in the environment of the condo before it is even built, yet giving them the freedom to create changes and add to the design style before construction with just a touch of a button. BLVD prides itself on its breathtaking views of the Sarasota Bay and Gulf of Mexico offering two luxury style swimming pools overlooking these stunning views. The list of amenities this condo offers i...


May
15
Design Ideas for your Perfect Pool in Sunny Sarasota

temp-post-image



temp-post-image



Sarasota is sunny and warm all year round making it the perfect place to own a pool. In addition, a pool adds value to your home making it both a fun and wise investment. There are so many ordinary pools to choose from but to really add value and excitement to your home a creative pool design can be the perfect addition. There are many designs to choose from, offering luxurious designs to minimalistic but our favorite pool designs offer a lagoon like feel with cascading waterfalls, rocks and water slides. In your own backyard a tropical oasis can be created.



temp-post-image



The surrounding landscape is taken into consideration when designing these homes using the landscape as a means to transport swimm...


May
02
Charm in Bradenton: River District

Bradenton, Florida is known for keeping its old world Florida feel and holding some of the best hidden gems on the West Coast. While Sarasota gains in popularity and tourism, Bradenton remains quiet with some of the best beaches and architecturally stunning homes kept hidden away. In addition, the homes in Bradenton remain at affordable pricing which makes it a ideal for many home buyers who want the luxury of living in a charming beach town without the hefty price tag. One can find new construction waterfront homes for under $400,000! There are many enjoyable activities to take part in and around Bradenton with Farmer’s Markets to enjoy as well as a thriving arts and culture scene. Th...


Categories

Contact Us

 Keller Williams Island Life Real Estate       The Coffey Group Fine Homes International        Coffey & Divald Property Management 

 206 Harbor Drive S,                                    1491 2nd St Suite B, Sarasota FL 34236

Venice, Florida 

34285

United States