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

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

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”

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