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

What Housing Bubble?

4 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another Housing Bubble With home prices continuing to appreciate above historic levels, some are concerned that we may be heading for another housing ‘boom & bust.’ It is important to remember, however, that today’s market is quite different than the bubble market of twelve years ago. Here … Continue reading What Housing Bubble?

The Mortgage Process

The Mortgage Process: What You Need to Know Some Highlights: Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%. You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don’t have perfect credit. Take advantage of the knowledge of your local professionals who are there to help you determine how … Continue reading The Mortgage Process

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