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Jan
30
Investing in Real Estate, What You Need to Know.

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From childhood, we’re taught to invest in a home. We know we should do it, but sometimes we don’t quite know how. It’s typically our single largest investment, yet we have very little guidance on how to do it correctly. While we always recommend talking to a professional, here’s a good starting point.



  1. Learn the industry. Know your risks and rewards. By far, the best way to learn about the industry is to be in the industry. Whether you’re a real estate agent, mortgage broker, home appraiser, project manager, or escrow agent, learning about real estate beforehand will provide a huge knowledge base.

  2. Know the time commitment. There are many misconceptions about inves...

Jan
25
Florida Breaks Tourism Record


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Florida has once again broken their own record for tourism growth in 2017. According to Visit Florida, a record 116.5 million visitors traveled to Florida in 2017, an increase of 3.6 percent over last year and the largest number of visitors in the state’s history.

Even with losing 1.8 million visitors due to Hurricane Irma, we set tourism records. We live in Florida, we love Florida, and after reading the article by Visit Florida, it’s quite clear tourism will continue to thrive in Florida. “Visitors are not only enjoying our hotels and restaurants,” the article states, “they’re simultaneously boosting state and local revenues, and supporting 1.4 million in...


Jan
16
Predicting the 2019 Real Estate Market


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The new year is always the time to evaluate the previous year and predict what the following year will bring based on that information. All realtors are guessing what the market will do in 2019. One local article had a unique prospective and prediction for the 2019 real estate markets in both Sarasota and Manatee counties.



2019 is filled with Millennials, which happens to be the largest segment of home buyers. 45% of new mortgages will be applied for by millennials while only 17% of the mortgages will be applied by baby boomers.



Forbes.com predicts the following:


Millennials




  • Millennials will apply for more than 45% of all mortgages and predict a really good real estate year in 2020 as th...


Jan
07
The Top Luxury Design Trends of 2019


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Time to welcome 2019 with the latest design trends. The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing has predicted the design colors, patterns and building trends they feel will make a statement this year. They have also provided tips, suggestions and guidelines on how to implement the latest trends in your home.



1. First, let’s start with colors, which are bright, colorful, and very Florida-friendly.



If you like coral, you’re love Pantone’s newest version called, Living Coral (Pantone #16-1546), which they have labeled as the 2019 color of the year. They describe it as, “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a ...


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