Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 at 4:56pm. 179 Views, 0 Comments.
How do you know when you have finally found “the one”? There are many different questions you have to ask yourself when looking to make your next home purchase. It really comes down to what kind of lifestyle you live, or plan to live, during the time you will reside in your new location. To begin with you must look at the way you will be living the next stage of your life and what home style you ultimately feel will be the best fit. Whether you’re seeking a retirement home, somewhere to start a family, earn extra income by renting it out or having a vacation home to run off to – you have to narrow your home ownership focus. Of course you would love to be able to find that ‘perfect home’ meeting and exceeding all of your expectations with the perfect…
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at 1:35pm. 736 Views, 0 Comments.
Not only is Siesta Key a great place to vacation, it’s also a great place to call home. With all of the sights, restaurants and the lifestyle in general, it’s easy to see why some people decide to never leave. Siesta Key is within the Sarasota county lines and only a short drive from downtown Sarasota, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, the court house and other important city destinations. Living on the Key gives you a great sense of island life, while keeping you close to everything you can think of. There are two bridges providing motorists access to the island from the mainland while you are surrounded by the beauty of Roberts Bay, Little Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
Of course you can’t think of Siesta Key without thinking of its world famous…
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 at 9:38am. 1048 Views, 0 Comments.
With a headline like this you already know realtors have been busy helping people find their next home or allowing investors to make money in this market. According to the monthly statistics from Sarasota Association of Realtors (SAR) This February we have seen an astounding 24% increase in sales from last February’s production. In January 2013 we saw a 22% increase in sales from January 2012! The Sarasota market has been full of activity and if the increase continues to perform at the same rate for the months to follow, we will have a sales year that will break serious records.
The numbers from SAR are really quite impressive with a total of 733 properties sold in February 2013, 504 of them being single family homes and 229 of them being…
Thursday, February 7th, 2013 at 5:51pm. 306 Views, 0 Comments.
Making the decision to put your house on the market is only the first step of many that requires your attention, and there are certainly a few topics to look over before your home hits the market publicly. Decisions such as who will represent you during the selling process, what value you believe your home has, and how you would like others to perceive your home.
I am going to be focusing on one of the final and more important steps of the listing process which is getting your home prepared for showing. I feel that this is one of the more important steps to listing your home as you really want to impress the prospective buyers with what your home has to offer. This will ensure the more likely option of a first impression “sealing the …
Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at 4:11pm. 129 Views, 0 Comments.
Ending the Year with a Bang!
Here we are at the end of another exciting year in the Sarasota Real Estate Market and the numbers are in! How did we do, you ask? I believe the heading of this month's Sarasota Association of Realors' Statistic report says it all, “Sales in 2012 Were Fourth Highest in History of SAR”. SAR's history dates back to their establishment in 1923 and now has over 3,500 members in the Sarasota and Manatee county area. Let's see what these members have accomplished over the year and their impact on last year's market.
Sarasota Sales Throughout Recent Years
First and foremost, let's take a look at these astounding numbers our fellow SAR members have worked so hard for. For the calendar year of 2012 there were a total…
Thursday, December 20th, 2012 at 10:38am. 355 Views, 0 Comments.
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 the heart of the city, but I am going to explain how you…
Thursday, November 1st, 2012 at 9:35am. 275 Views, 0 Comments.
The Lull Before the Storm
It's time to get excited about what our real estate market has in store for us during the winter season. We can already take notice that we are seeing a new and improved market from last year’s numbers. The numbers are in for September alone, yet they are not as impressive as last month, we are still improving from last year’s numbers. The chart below represents the number of homes and condos sold showing that the numbers are down from August to September but have increased 14% from last September.
September has proven itself to be the lull before the storm as we had a really active summer and we are now approaching the busy winter season. If these numbers from this summer are any indication of what to expect…
Monday, October 22nd, 2012 at 3:51pm. 277 Views, 0 Comments.
Living the dream...
Making the decision to purchase a beachfront condo in Sarasota is one choice you won't regret. Longboat Key and Siesta key are the two best areas to start your search that will fit your lifestyle and price range, whether you are seeking something luxurious or a little more modest. The benefits of choosing a condominium for your home are vast. The absence of yard work and maintenance means you'll have more free time to relax, swim in the Gulf, or explore the Key. If you don't plan to make Sarasota your year-round residence, there will never be a shortage of interested renters, happy to occupy your home to help offset the cost.
On Longboat Key, the condo lifestyle is all about luxury, with prices ranging from…
Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at 12:34pm. 378 Views, 1 Comments.
Supply and Demand in August
August was a very promising month in the real estate market this year. The Sarasota market is seeing an increase in sales but a decline in inventory. What will this mean for our buyers and sellers? Statistically speaking this is all a matter of supply and demand.
The Good, the Bad, and the not so Ugly
This August is out performing last August by a whopping 27% and also last month by 15%.
Check out these numbers provided by Sarasota Association of Realtors.
Single Family Home Sales
Monday, November 7th, 2011 at 9:19am. 4254 Views, 1 Comments.
Affordable Home Financing with USDA
Even with tightened budgets, thousands of Americans are still hoping to obtain their dream of homeownership. However, instead of purchasing large homes with conventional mortgages, many are choosing to downsize and finance their homes with a government backed loan. Of the three most popular government backed lending programs, the USDA Home Loan program is rising in popularity because it not only makes homeownership more affordable, but also more accessible to those who otherwise wouldn't have any other financing options.
What Exactly is a USDA Loan?
Traditionally seen as the farmer's loan, the USDA loan actually provides a variety of lending options to families seeking rural living. However, just…