10 Reasons To Love Summer in Sarasota!

10 Reasons We Love Summer in Sarasota By: Kathryn Parks | July 11, 2018 | Share Tweet Email Summer is officially here! Our snowbirds have returned to their homes in the north and things around Southwest Florida tend to slow down for the season. Still, for all the local “year-rounders”, there are so many reasons … Continue reading 10 Reasons To Love Summer in Sarasota!

Homeowner Equity Rises

The Truth About Homeowner Equity A recent article from a reputable news source was titled: Here’s why some homeowners still can’t sell. In the opening bullets of the article, the author claimed, “Negative equity is one of the main reasons why there are so few homes for sale.” The article then goes on to soften … Continue reading Homeowner Equity Rises

Tax Reform Effect on Luxury Market

Did Tax Reform Kill the Luxury Market? NOT SO FAR! The new tax code limits the deduction of state and local property taxes, as well as income or sales taxes, to a total of $10,000. When the tax reform legislation was put into law at the beginning of the year, some experts felt that it … Continue reading Tax Reform Effect on Luxury Market

What You Don’t Want To Hear From Your Listing Agent

You Don’t Want to Hear This from Your Listing Agent You’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview potential real estate agents to help you through the process. You need someone you trust enough to: Set the market value on possibly the largest asset your family owns (your home) Set the time schedule … Continue reading What You Don’t Want To Hear From Your Listing Agent

Tips For Preparing Your Home For Hurricane Season

6 Tips for Preparing Your Home for Hurricane Season As we’ve seen with the destruction and devastation from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, hurricane season is upon us and won’t be ending any time soon. If you live in a coastline community or other danger zone for frequent hits by Mother Nature, being prepared is the … Continue reading Tips For Preparing Your Home For Hurricane Season

Grow Your Family’s Wealth

How Your Home’s Value Grows Your Family’s Wealth Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate 3.64% per year on average and to grow by 18.4% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey. So, what does this mean for homeowners and their equity position? As an example, let’s assume a young … Continue reading Grow Your Family’s Wealth

Real Estate Supply vs. Demand

How Supply And Demand Impacts Real Estate Home Values [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: The concept of supply & demand is a simple one. The best time to sell something is when the supply of that item is low & the demand for that item is high! Anything under a 6-month supply is a seller’s market! Nationally, … Continue reading Real Estate Supply vs. Demand

Sarasota Q1 Market Snapshot

Q1 2018 Market Snapshot: Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties By: Kathryn Parks | May 4, 2018 |  Share  Tweet Email Sarasota Market Report Positive trends continue in our tri-county region. As predicted in our Q4 market snapshot, if you are one who likes the ups and downs of roller coasters, this is not … Continue reading Sarasota Q1 Market Snapshot

Home Value Grows Wealth

How Your Home’s Value Grows Your Family’s Wealth Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate 3.64% per year on average and to grow by 18.4% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey. So, what does this mean for homeowners and their equity position? As an example, let’s assume a young couple purchased … Continue reading Home Value Grows Wealth

Attention Millennial Home Sellers

Hey, Millennial Homeowners!! It May Be Time To Sell Contrary to what many believe, Millennials are not the ‘renter’ generation. Millennials purchased a larger percentage (34%) of homes in the U.S. than any other age group in 2017 and the most recentCensus Bureau report shows that the homeownership rate among Millennials is finally on the … Continue reading Attention Millennial Home Sellers