Open House in Bradenton, FL 10/1 1-4pm Open House at Magnolia Ranch in Bradenton, FL12328 Redhead Place, Bradenton, FL 34212Sunday 10/1 | 1-4pm4 Bedroom | 3.5 BathSaltwater Pool | Water Views Welcome to this elegant and nearly brand-new pool home located in the exclusive and hidden gem known as Magnolia Ranch, nestled within a small, gated enclave where just 72 privileged … Continue reading Open House in Bradenton, FL 10/1 1-4pm

Benefits of Homeownership

Low Inventory

Why Is Housing Inventory So Low? One question that’s top of mind if you’re thinking about making a move today is: Why is it so hard to find a house to buy? And while it may be tempting to wait it out until you have more options, that’s probably not the best strategy. Here’s why. There aren’t enough homes available … Continue reading Low Inventory

RASM Stats for August 2023

Continued Demand and Low Inventory Keeps Home Prices Steady in Sarasota and Manatee SARASOTA, Fla. (September 21, 2023) – The North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton MSA’s housing market in August showcased more inventory and higher prices than the previous year, as reported by the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) with data from Florida REALTORS®. Although the … Continue reading RASM Stats for August 2023

Baby Boomers

Should Baby Boomers Buy or Rent After Selling Their Houses? Are you a baby boomer who’s lived in your current house for a long time and you’re ready for a change? If you’re thinking about selling your house, you have a lot to consider. Will you move to a different state or stay nearby? Is it … Continue reading Baby Boomers

The Next 5 Years

What Experts Project for Home Prices Over the Next 5 Years If you’re planning to buy a home, one thing to consider is what experts project home prices will do in the future and how that might affect your investment. While you may have seen negative news over the past year about home prices, they’re doing far better … Continue reading The Next 5 Years

Open House in Lakewood Ranch, FL 9/24 1-4pm

https://5557CoachwoodCv.IsForSale.comOpen House, Sunday, 9/24 from 1-4pmHarmony at Lakewood Ranch5557 Coachwood Cove, Lakewood Ranch, FL 342112 Bedroom | 2 Bath | 1,333 Sq Ft. | Listed for $499,000 In this former model home you will have the privilege to indulge and savor over $100K in designer touches found in this Driftwood End floor-plan in Harmony at … Continue reading Open House in Lakewood Ranch, FL 9/24 1-4pm

Mortgage Rates

Mortgage Rates: Past, Present, and Possible Future If you’re hoping to buy a home this year, you’re probably paying close attention to mortgage rates. Since mortgage rates impact what you can afford when you take out a home loan – and affordability is a challenge today – it’s a good time to look at the big picture of … Continue reading Mortgage Rates

Sarasota is the No. 1 housing market to watch

The mortgage-to-income ratio in Sarasota is 19.5%, below the national average. By Amanda Postma | 5:00 a.m. September 9, 2023 MANATEE-SARASOTA Share A new study from an insurtech company named Sarasota the top housing market to watch in the country — designating it the market most “primed for success in the next few years.” Insurify’s 2023 … Continue reading Sarasota is the No. 1 housing market to watch

Home Price Forecasts

Expert Home Price Forecasts Revised Up for 2023 Toward the end of last year, there were a number of headlines saying home prices were going to fall substantially in 2023. That led to a lot of fear and questions about whether there was going to be a repeat of the housing crash that happened back in 2008. … Continue reading Home Price Forecasts