Lakewood Ranch Library Set To Open January 12th!

In the heart of Lakewood Ranch, a new literary haven is gearing up to make its mark. The upcoming Lakewood Ranch Library, set to open its doors on January 12th, is more than just a repository of books – it’s a community hub designed to cater to diverse interests. Recently, the library received a substantial … Continue reading Lakewood Ranch Library Set To Open January 12th!

Lakewood Ranch is #1 AGAIN!

Lakewood Ranch Secures #1 Spot for the 6th Year! 🏡🥇 RCLCO has named us the best-selling master-planned community in the nation, a title we’ve held for an incredible six years. 🎉 Despite challenges in 2023, we achieved 2,257 sales, the second-highest in our history! 📈 Thanks to our builders’ strategic efforts and commitment to quality, we’re thriving! … Continue reading Lakewood Ranch is #1 AGAIN!

Credit Score

Get Ready To Buy a Home by Improving Your Credit Score As the new year approaches, the idea of buying a home might be on your mind. It’s an exciting goal to set, and it’s never too early to start laying the groundwork. One crucial step to prepare for homeownership is building a solid credit score. Lenders review your … Continue reading Credit Score

Happy Home

These Non-Financial Benefits Turn a House into a Happy Home There’s no denying the long-term financial benefits of owning a home, but today’s housing market may have you wondering if now’s still the time to buy. While the financial aspects of homeownership are important, the non-financial and emotional reasons are too. Here’s why. The word home truly means something different to everyone. Whether … Continue reading Happy Home

Winter

Get Your House Ready To Sell This Winter Some Highlights As you get ready to sell your house, there are a few things you should add to your to-do list to make it inviting and boost curb appeal. To name just a couple, it’s a good idea to declutter, take down personal photos and items, touch up any … Continue reading Winter

Sell Smarter

Sell Smarter: Why Working with a Real Estate Agent May Beat Going Solo If you’re thinking about selling your house on your own, called “For Sale by Owner” or FSBO, there are some important things to consider. Going this route means taking on a lot of responsibilities by yourself – and that can be a bit of … Continue reading Sell Smarter

Real Estate Agent

Why You Should Use a Real Estate Agent When You Buy a Home If you’ve recently decided you’re ready to become a homeowner, chances are you’re trying to figure out what to do first. It can feel a bit overwhelming to know where to start, but the good news is you don’t have to navigate all … Continue reading Real Estate Agent

2024 Mortgage Rates

NAR Forecasts 2024 Mortgage Interest Rates to Average 6.3% By Jessica Lautz NAR also said 2024 will see stronger sales activity, calling it great news for buyers and sellers. CHICAGO – For the first time since August, interest rates for a 30-year fixed mortgage have dropped below 7%, hitting 6.95% this week. This brings the … Continue reading 2024 Mortgage Rates

November Statistics

Home Sales and Prices Remain Steady in Sarasota and Manatee SARASOTA, Fla. (December 20, 2023) – The demand for housing in Sarasota and Manatee counties remains strong despite the higher interest rates and home prices. According to data from Florida REALTORS® and compiled by the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM), November showed a … Continue reading November Statistics

Down Payment Assistance

Down Payment Assistance Programs Can Help Pave the Way to Homeownership If you’re looking to buy a home, your down payment doesn’t have to be a big hurdle. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 38% of first-time homebuyers find saving for a down payment the most challenging step. But the reality is, you probably don’t need to … Continue reading Down Payment Assistance