Home Appreciation at 6.9%

Home Prices Have Appreciated 6.9% in 2018 Between 1987 and 1999, which is often referred to as the ‘Pre-Bubble Period,’ home prices grew at an average of 3.6% according to the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every month, the economists at CoreLogic release the results of their Home Price Insights Report, which includes the actual year-over-year … Continue reading Home Appreciation at 6.9%

Historic Mortgage Rates by Decade

Mortgage Interest Rates are Still Going Up… Should You Wait to Buy? Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased by close to a quarter of a percent over the last several weeks. Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association, and the National Association of Realtors are all calling for mortgage rates to rise another quarter of a percent by next … Continue reading Historic Mortgage Rates by Decade

New Construction Up 12.7%

New Home Sales Up 12.7% From Last Year According to the latest New Residential Sales Report from the Census Bureau, new construction sales in August were up 3.5% from July and 12.7% from last year! This marks the second consecutive month with double-digit year-over-year growth (12.8% in July). The report also showed that builders have … Continue reading New Construction Up 12.7%

Keep Your Home Safe During The Holidays

How to Keep Your Property Safe Over the Holidays By Brentnie Daggett The holiday season is all about spending time with loved ones, and for many, this means traveling. There are certain precautions you should take whenever you leave your home for an extended period of time, but the holidays specifically tend to lead to … Continue reading Keep Your Home Safe During The Holidays

Fall Issue of Saunders Best

Presenting the Fall 2018 Edition of SaundersBEST Magazine By: Samantha Emelock | October 19, 2018 | Share Tweet Email The Fall 2018 issue of SaundersBEST is officially out in the world, and this time we’re taking a deeper dive into our southernmost counties, celebrating the many accolades our region has received since last spring and … Continue reading Fall Issue of Saunders Best

Halloween Safety Reminders

Home Safety Reminders for Halloween By Brentnie Daggett Fall nights are in full swing and the harvest moon hangs low in the sky. There’s no doubt about it, Halloween is just around the corner! If you plan on passing out treats in your neck of the woods this year, be sure that you prep your … Continue reading Halloween Safety Reminders

Fall Festivals In Sarasota, Manatee, and Charlotte Counties

15 Fall Festivals in Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte Counties  By: Kathryn Parks | October 3, 2018 |  Share  Tweet Email Fall Festivals have arrived! While temperatures may still be nice and warm, that doesn’t stop Floridians from pulling out all the seasonal stops for fall. From pumpkin festivals to races, and costume contests to ghost stories, our region certainly knows how to … Continue reading Fall Festivals In Sarasota, Manatee, and Charlotte Counties

Top 3 Real Estate Myths Debunked

Top 3 Myths About Today’s Real Estate Market There are many conflicting headlines when it comes to describing today’s real estate market. Some are making comparisons to the market we experienced 10 years ago and are starting to believe that we may be doomed to repeat ourselves. Others are just plain wrong when it comes … Continue reading Top 3 Real Estate Myths Debunked

Staging On A Budget

Red Tide on Florida’s Gulf Coast

Red Tide on Florida’s Gulf Coast  By: Kathryn Parks | August 14, 2018 |  Share  Tweet Email Florida’s Gulf Coast has been in the news in recent weeks and many residents and visitors have been expressing growing concern over the most recent outbreak of red tide. At Michael Saunders & Company, we are committed to not only helping those we serve but dedicated to … Continue reading Red Tide on Florida’s Gulf Coast