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Upcoming Events in Sarasota

What’s happening here in Sarasota that you might enjoy?  Check out everything from concerts to classes to theatre to athletic events!  Something for everyone…. Friday, November 17 thru Thursday, November 24  (Be sure to check individual venues for any schedule changes resulting from the impact of Hurricane Irma.)

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Real Home Value Calculator: Assessed Value vs Market Value

Understanding a home’s true market value is about more than pictures, software assessments and price-per-square-foot. Whether you’re a current homeowner thinking of selling or are house-hunting, it’s crucial you understand what factors affect home valuation. By partnering with a local market expert, sellers will avoid pricing their house out of the market (the kiss of […]

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The Changing Market

Though some of this information may not apply to the Sarasota/Bradenton area, it is important to be aware of these national trends – especially if you have a home to sell before moving here.  Will 2017 be a buyer’s market or a seller’s market?

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5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Pro

Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey.  You need an experienced real estate professional….

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Did You Know?

Delayed Financing helps cash buyers achieve greater…  Leverage Liquidity Diversification  Until a few years ago, if a property was purchased for cash, the buyer had to wait a minimum of 6 months until a cash-out re­finance could be used to release some of that money and let it be put to other use. Now, instead of […]

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Existing Home Sales Slow Amongst Tight Inventory

Some Highlights: Existing Home Sales slowed down slightly in August but remained 6.2% higher than August 2014. Inventory levels remain below the 6 months necessary for a normal market at a 5.2-month supply. First Time Buyers rebounded in August to make up 32% of sales, matching a 2015 high.

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Getting Ready for An Open House – or ANY showing of your home

Think “builder’s model home!”  After all, this isn’t going to be your home after you sell it anyway – start packing NOW! 10 Tips for Success    

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Are Home Values Really at Record Levels?

Last week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Existing Home Sales Report. The report announced that the median existing-home price in June was $236,400. That value surpasses the peak median sales price set in July 2006 ($230,400). This revelation created many headlines exclaiming that home prices had hit a “new record”: Wall Street […]

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Living in Sarasota . . . and beyond, December 2017

Living in Sarasota . . . and beyond, December 2017

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