Sellers Are Ready To Enter the Housing Market

One of the biggest questions in real estate today is, “When will sellers return to the housing market?” An ongoing shortage of home supply has created a hyper-competitive environment for hopeful buyers, leading to the ultimate sellers’ market. However, as the economy continues to improve and more people get vaccinated, more sellers may finally be … Continue reading Sellers Are Ready To Enter the Housing Market

Where Do Experts Say the Housing Market Is Heading?

As we enter the middle of 2021, many are wondering if we’ll see big changes in the housing market during the second half of this year. Here’s a look at what some experts have to say about key factors that will drive the industry and the economy forward in the months to come. realtor.com “. … Continue reading Where Do Experts Say the Housing Market Is Heading?

Single-Family Median Price Breaks $400,000 in Manatee County

The Sarasota and Manatee housing market continues the trend of more home sales and rising prices in April 2021. According to data from Florida REALTORS® and compiled by the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM), April reported more sales, more new listings, and record-high prices. This time last year, Governor DeSantis issued a statewide … Continue reading Single-Family Median Price Breaks $400,000 in Manatee County

Homes Across the Country Are Selling Fast

Some Highlights In today’s whirlwind real estate market, houses are selling at astonishing speed – from sea to shining sea. Four years ago, the average house spent 39 days on the market. Two years ago, homes were on the market for about 24 days. Today, that number has dropped to just 17 short days. If you’re … Continue reading Homes Across the Country Are Selling Fast

Home Appreciation Forecast…

The financial benefits of buying a home as compared to renting one are always up for debate. However, one element of the equation is often ignored – the ability to build wealth as a homeowner. Most experts are calling for home prices to continue appreciating over the next several years. The most recent Home Price Expectation … Continue reading Home Appreciation Forecast…

How Upset Should You Be about 3% Mortgage Rates?

Last Thursday, Freddie Mac announced that their 30-year fixed mortgage rate was over 3% (3.02%) for the first time since last July. That news dominated real estate headlines that day and the next. Articles talked about the “negative impact” it may have on the housing market. However, we should realize two things: 1. The bump-up in rate should … Continue reading How Upset Should You Be about 3% Mortgage Rates?

How to Prepare Your House for a Winning Sale This Spring

Some Highlights With so few homes available to buy today, houses are in high demand, and they’re selling fast. That means it’s a great time to sell if you’re ready to make a move. Let’s connect to make sure your house is ready for a top-dollar sale this spring. It may be closer than you think!

New Villages-Coming Soon to Lakewood Ranch

Just drive around the ranch and you will find new road openings, roundabouts, and new signs in areas that are currently under land development. This is what I found this weekend when I was out touring a customer. It’s exciting to see these new communities in the northeastern quadrant off Uihlein Road and 44th Street. … Continue reading New Villages-Coming Soon to Lakewood Ranch

Buyers: More Knowledge is More Power…

Some Highlights With so few houses for sale today, it’s important to be prepared when you’re ready to buy a home. Meeting with your lender early, knowing your must-haves and nice-to-haves, preparing for a bidding war, and keeping your emotions in check are all ways to gain confidence in the homebuying process. If you’re looking for an expert guide … Continue reading Buyers: More Knowledge is More Power…

January 2021-Sarasota & Manatee Statistics

Sarasota and Manatee Housing Market Stays Hot in January SARASOTA, Fla. (February 19, 2021) – PRESS RELEASE. Please read below: Sarasota and Manatee’s housing market in January showed more closed sales, more new pending sales, and higher median prices compared to a year ago. According to data from Florida REALTORS® and compiled by the REALTOR® … Continue reading January 2021-Sarasota & Manatee Statistics