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Dec
05
How will the election affect the housing market this upcoming year?

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Across the pond the world turned to Britain for its decision on Brexit which would take many by surprise; shortly after, America would have its turn to surprise the world with one of its most heated and controversial elections in its history, closing with the triumphant Donald Trump to take office as President of the United States of America for the next four years. Consequently, all this uncertainty within the political sphere has had a great effect on various economic markets worldwide. But how exactly will those buying or selling their homes within the housing market be affected? The good news is, historically, housing markets are not heavily affected by elections, rather any drastic cha...


Sep
07
Venice, FLA – Amongst the Best Living Places for Retirees

Now, as it was stated in one of the upcoming editions of the prestigious Forbes Magazine, Venice is one of the cities amongst the top 10 in the country which are best suited for your retirement. The reasons are rather various, and they are the result of a combination between low crime rates, cost of living as well as the convenient location amongst many other ranking factors. According to a few interviewed current retirees living in the sunny Venice, the most attractive qualities of the region are the location – near the gulf as well as the overly friendly people who live there. With this in mind, the highly regarded Forbes Magazine has effectively chosen the city to be amongst the Top...


Apr
17
Vacation Homes Heat Up As Investment Properties Cool Down

Grab your sandals and sunglasses, because the vacation home market is hot, hot, HOT!

Every year, the National Association of REALTORS puts together an Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey to get a pulse on the market. The 2014 survey revealed the highest sale numbers for vacation homes since its inception in 2003, with vacation home sales increased to a total of 1.13 million homes sold. To put that into perspective, 2013 only had 717,000 vacation homes sold.



Sarasota Vacation & Beach Homes Surge In Popularity

When it comes to Sarasota, this news is even better. The most popular vacation homes are single-family beach homes, and it turns out that vacationers are willing to travel hundreds ...


Oct
29
Strong 3rd Quarter Finish For Sarasota Real Estate Market

The Sarasota real estate market is on course for a better year than 2013, and that's saying something, because last year was outstanding. In fact, since the Sarasota Association of Realtors began keeping track, only back in 2004 did the market perform better. This month closed transactions were up 14% over last September, with 934 properties sold over last year’s 817 and pending sales are also indicating a strong October on the way, as they are up significantly over last year.



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Condo Prices In Sarasota Continue To Rise

The market for condos continues to be strong in the county, with the median price pushing up 10% over last month and reaching $195,000. This is also an 18% increase over ...


Jun
09
The Good News Continues For The Sarasota Real Estate Market

The Sarasota real estate market saw almost record sales in April of this year—1,195 closed transactions. You have to go back a decade, to 2004, to find higher sales. That year there were 1,223 closed transactions. Historically, March, April and May are strong months for home sales, and that trend has continued now that the real estate market has recovered. This year's April figures, 759 single-family homes and 436 condos, represents increases of 9% and 24% respectively, over March of this year and 8% for single-family homes and 2% for condos over April of last year.



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Happily, The Number Of Sarasota Foreclosures And Short Sales Continues To Drop

Another marker of the robust market is th...


Dec
20
Longboat Key, Find your Paradise!

Discover the Longboat Key lifestyle

When you think of purchasing your home, of course one of the most important things to keep in mind is your lifestyle. You need a place that is going to accommodate how you live on a daily basis. We all have taken the time to day dream about what it would be like to live on an island and be completely surrounded by water. Longboat key certainly isn’t the deserted island we have all thought about with its 6,953 residents.



It does however boast the luxurious island life to the finest detail, from the nearby attractions to the luxurious homes, and of course not forgetting the amenities of island life. Most people think of moving to a well-known area in th...


Feb
03
Short Sales in the Sarasota and Bradenton area

Short Sales can be great buys if you have a lot of time and patience! We have several short sale listings in the Sarasota and Bradenton area. I receive calls daily from clients who have questions regarding the process of a short sale transaction. Well finally have good news with respect to the short sale process. Mortgage Servicers participating in the Hafa program effective April 5th, 2010 will allow borrowers to receive pre-approved short sale terms, such as the minimum acceptable net proceeds, before listing the property. The program requires borrowers to be fully released from future liability for the first mortgage debt with no deficiency judgments. Mortgage servicers participating in t...


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