Just Received My New Buyer and Seller’s Guides

Do you have questions about the home buying or selling process? Interested in knowing about today’s housing market and how it may impact your goals? DM me for access to these exclusive digital guides that will empower you with the knowledge you need to navigate the market successfully. These Buyer and Seller Guides offer a … Continue reading Just Received My New Buyer and Seller’s Guides

Are Home Prices Headed Toward Bubble Territory?

Talk of a housing bubble is beginning to crop up as home prices have appreciated at a rapid pace this year. This is understandable since the appreciation of residential real estate is well above historic annual averages. According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), annual appreciation since 1991 has averaged 3.8%. Here are the latest 2020 appreciation numbers … Continue reading Are Home Prices Headed Toward Bubble Territory?

Are Home Prices Are Still Affordable?

With Home Values Surging, Is it Still Affordable to Buy Right Now? Housing inventory is at an all-time low. Realtor.com just reported that there are 39% fewer homes for sale today than there were last year. At the same time, buyer demand remains strong. In a recent newsletter, research analyst Ivy Zelman explained: “Although the headwind of severe supply constraints in … Continue reading Are Home Prices Are Still Affordable?

Here’s What They Are Saying About Me…

Barbara is the consummate professional in every way – and as thorough and pleasant as they come. You won’t find or work with a nicer, more professional real estate agent – I highly recommend her for any home sale or purchase in the greater Sarasota area!

Will Mortgage Rates Remain Low Next Year?

In 2020, buyers got a big boost in the housing market as mortgage rates dropped throughout the year. According to Freddie Mac, rates hit all-time lows 12 times this year, dipping below 3% for the first time ever while making buying a home more and more attractive as the year progressed (See graph below):When you continually hear how rates are hitting … Continue reading Will Mortgage Rates Remain Low Next Year?

5 Tips To Submit Your Best Offer

I’m experiencing and hearing from other colleagues of multiple offer situations in Lakewood Ranch. Buying a home can be an emotional process therefore, the more information you have upfront you will best be prepared. Today’s real estate market has high buyer interest and low housing inventory. With so many buyers competing for a limited number of homes, it’s … Continue reading 5 Tips To Submit Your Best Offer

Your Home Could Be On Buyer’s Wish List This Holiday Season?

Around this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to sell their houses. Similarly, others who already have their homes on the market remove their listings until the spring. Let’s unpack the top reasons why selling your house now, or keeping it on the market this season, is the best … Continue reading Your Home Could Be On Buyer’s Wish List This Holiday Season?

Key Real Estate Terms in Detail

Whether you are a seasoned buyer or new timer, below are great explanations of each term typically used by the closing agent and lender. Some Highlights Buying a home can be intimidating if you’re not familiar with the terms used throughout the process. To point you in the right direction, here’s a list of some … Continue reading Key Real Estate Terms in Detail

Nice Review…Letter to Michael Saunders

We had a couple of great calls with Maureen, not realizing – until she told us – that she was on her annual west coast sabbatical with her husband and would not return for several weeks.  Regardless, Maureen guided us along perfectly by phone each day to learn the different neighborhoods and options in the … Continue reading Nice Review…Letter to Michael Saunders

Sarasota-Manatee Stats for October 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee Contact: Gina White (941) 952-3405 gina@MyRASM.com October Reports Another Fast-Paced Month for Sarasota and Manatee Housing Market SARASOTA, Fla. (November 19, 2020) – Home sales continue to soar in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Following the same trends seen in previous months, October 2020 reports a rise … Continue reading Sarasota-Manatee Stats for October 2020