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”

Buying or Selling in 2018? Pro Resolution

Buying Or Selling In 2018? 5 Reasons To Resolve To Hire A Pro [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: As we usher in the new year, one thing is for certain… if you plan to buy or sell a house this year, you need a real estate professional on your team! There are many benefits to using a … Continue reading Buying or Selling in 2018? Pro Resolution

2018 Home Décor Trends

2018 Home Decor Trends: 6 Interior Design Ideas for Your Bedroom By Erin Davis Your bedroom should be the coziest place in your home—a personal getaway where you can relax, re-energize and be yourself. There’s nothing better than coming home after a long day to a luxurious, comfortable space. We can expect some great bedroom design … Continue reading 2018 Home Décor Trends

Why Your Home Isn’t Selling

11 Reasons Why Your Home Isn’t Selling  By Charles Muotoh When you first put your house on the market, you might be hopeful for a quick sale—especially if you’ve put a lot of money into improving the house over the years and if the neighborhood is one that has historically attracted a lot of buyers. While you … Continue reading Why Your Home Isn’t Selling

Buying A Home Is Not Scary

Buying a Home Can Be Scary… Unless You Know the Facts [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Many potential homebuyers believe that they need a 20% down payment and a 780 FICO® score to qualify to buy a home, which stops many of them from even trying! Here are some facts: 40% of millennials who purchased homes this … Continue reading Buying A Home Is Not Scary

2018 Kitchen Trends

What’s hot and what’s not in 2018 kitchen trends Homeowners are shelling out for extra storage, new countertops and wireless appliances BY Marian McPherson  JAN 10 Houzz today released the results of its 2018 Kitchen Trends study, which revealed that homeowners are obsessed with clutter-free countertops (75 percent), ingenious storage options (66 percent) and easy … Continue reading 2018 Kitchen Trends

2018 Home Design Color Forecast: Purple!

2018 Design Forecast: Color Me Purple   The color of 2018 is no shrinking violet. Pantone, the authority in color for design, fashion and more, recently debuted its 2018 Color of the Year: “Ultra Violet.” The color—”dramatically provocative and thoughtful,” according to the company—is cool and cosmic, with an otherworldly vibe. Image Credit: Pantone “We are … Continue reading 2018 Home Design Color Forecast: Purple!

Housing Bubble? No!

A Housing Bubble? Industry Experts Say NO! With residential home prices continuing to appreciate at levels above historic norms, some are questioning if we are heading toward another housing bubble (and subsequent burst) like the one we experienced in 2006-2008. Recently, five housing experts weighed in on the question. Rick Sharga, Executive VP at Ten-X: … Continue reading Housing Bubble? No!

Why Are Home Prices Rising?

The Real Reason Home Prices are Increasing There are many unsubstantiated theories as to why home values are continuing to increase. From those who are worried that lending standards are again becoming too lenient (data shows this is untrue), to those who are concerned that prices are again approaching boom peaks because of “irrational exuberance” … Continue reading Why Are Home Prices Rising?

Gulf Coast: Why We’re #1

Accolades for Sarasota, Bradenton & Beyond: Why We’re No. 1 By: Kathryn Parks | December 6, 2017 | Share Tweet Email From “#1 Beach” to “Best City for Small Businesses”, our region saw its share of notable achievements in 2017. We’ve compiled a list of Manatee, Charlotte, and Sarasota accolades – 20 more reasons why we … Continue reading Gulf Coast: Why We’re #1