Housing Supply

Why Today’s Housing Supply Is a Sweet Spot for Sellers Wondering if it still makes sense to sell your house right now? The short answer is, yes. And if you look at the current number of homes for sale, you’ll see two reasons why. An article from Calculated Risk shows there are 15.6% more homes for sale now compared … Continue reading Housing Supply

Down Payments

The Truth About Down Payments If you’re planning to buy your first home, saving up for all the costs involved can feel daunting, especially when it comes to the down payment. That might be because you’ve heard you need to save 20% of the home’s price to put down. Well, that isn’t necessarily the case. Unless specified by … Continue reading Down Payments

Mortgage Rates

Some Experts Say Mortgage Rates May Fall Below 6% Later This Year There’s a lot of confusion in the market about what’s happening with day-to-day movement in mortgage rates right now, but here’s what you really need to know: compared to the near 8% peak last fall, mortgage rates have trended down overall. And if you’re looking to buy or sell … Continue reading Mortgage Rates

January STATS

Market Shifts and Buyer Leverage in the Sarasota and Manatee Housing Market SARASOTA, Fla. (January 22, 2024) – The housing market in January 2024 mirrors the trends observed in the latter half of 2023, as per data released by Florida REALTORS® and analyzed by the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM). January saw a … Continue reading January STATS

Tips for Buyers

Strategic Tips for Buying Your First Home Buying your first home is a big, exciting step and a major milestone that has the power to improve your life. As a first-time homebuyer, it’s a dream you can make come true, but there are some hurdles you’ll need to overcome in today’s housing market – specifically the limited supply … Continue reading Tips for Buyers

Mortgage Rates

How Changing Mortgage Rates Impact You Some Highlights If you’re looking to buy a home, it’s important to know how mortgage rates impact what you can afford and how much you’ll pay each month. That’s because even a small change in mortgage rates can have a big impact on your purchasing power. The best way to navigate changing mortgage rates and make an informed buying … Continue reading Mortgage Rates

2024 Forecast

Expert Home Price Forecasts for 2024 Revised Up Over the past few months, experts have revised their 2024 home price forecasts based on the latest data and market signals, and they’re even more confident prices will rise, not fall. So, let’s see exactly how experts’ thinking has shifted – and what’s caused the change. 2024 Home Price … Continue reading 2024 Forecast

Down Payments

The Truth About Down Payments If you’re planning to buy your first home, saving up for all the costs involved can feel daunting, especially when it comes to the down payment. That might be because you’ve heard you need to save 20% of the home’s price to put down. Well, that isn’t necessarily the case. Unless specified by … Continue reading Down Payments

Still Low

Foreclosure Activity Is Still Lower than the Norm Have you seen headlines talking about the increase in foreclosures in today’s housing market? If so, they may leave you feeling a bit uneasy about what’s ahead. But remember, these clickbait titles don’t always give you the full story. The truth is, if you compare the current numbers with … Continue reading Still Low

Budweiser Clydesdales at LWR Main Street

BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES AT LAKEWOOD RANCH MAIN STREET Thursday, February 15th @ 5:00PM – 6:00PM Come out and see the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales as they make their way down Lakewood Ranch Main Street!