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

For Sarasota Dogs

10 Fun Places to Visit with Your Dog in the Sarasota Area   MSC Marketing Pal: Ellie at the Sarasota Bayfront Many families have a four-legged member, and happily there’s plenty of ways to enjoy quality time with your K-9 here in the Sarasota area. Check out our list, from the beach to outdoor dining, … Continue reading For Sarasota Dogs

FSBO? What You Should Know

THINKING YOU SHOULD FSBO? THINK AGAIN [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights:  According to NAR’s Profile of Homebuyers & Sellers: 88% of buyers look for their new home online. Using a real estate agent can net you $39,000 more than FSBO’ing. There is a long list of people that you will have to negotiate with when you decide … Continue reading FSBO? What You Should Know

Home Buying Myths

2 MYTHS HOLDING BACK HOME BUYERS In Realtor.com’s recent article, “Home Buyers’ Top Mortgage Fears: Which One Scares You?” they mention that “46% of potential home buyers fear they won’t qualify for a mortgage to the point that they don’t even try.” Myth #1: “I Need a 20% Down Payment” Buyers overestimate the down payment … Continue reading Home Buying Myths

First Step to Buying New Home

PRE-APPROVAL SHOULD ALWAYS BE YOUR FIRST STEP In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream … Continue reading First Step to Buying New Home

St. Paddy’s Top Cities

Top Cities to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Posted on Mar 14 2018 – 3:08pm by Jameson Doris As you make plans for St. Patrick’s Day this weekend with friends, Wallethub has released a helpful list of the top cities in the country to celebrate the Irish holiday. Drawing from a pool of the 200 largest cities in the … Continue reading St. Paddy’s Top Cities

Spring Housing Market

Housing Market Expected To “Spring Forward” This Year Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sale in the market right now is what is holding back the market. Many potential sellers … Continue reading Spring Housing Market

2018 Flooring Designs

FIND A NEW LOOK: THE BEST FLOORING DESIGNS for 2018 From the unexpected to new spins on the classics, we take a look at the latest flooring ideas and trends, from cork and wood to stone and carpets Homeowners looking for remodeling inspiration or to increase the property value of their home with new floors now have … Continue reading 2018 Flooring Designs

Home Staging On A Budget

The Five Golden Rules of Home Staging on a Budget    When you show your home’s best features by staging it effectively, you help increase your final selling price without breaking the bank. In fact, on average, sellers receive $2 in increased sale price for every $1 they put into staging a home. As the … Continue reading Home Staging On A Budget

Homeownership Makes “Cents”

5 Reasons Homeownership Makes ‘Cents’ The American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. Recent reports show that the US homeownership rate has rebounded from recent lows and is headed in the right direction. The personal reasons to own differ for each buyer, but there are many basic similarities. Today we want to talk about … Continue reading Homeownership Makes “Cents”