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    Sarasota and Manatee Market Statistics July 2023

    By Admin | August 22, 2023

    In July 2023, real estate activity in the Sarasota and Manatee region reflects nuanced trends between the two counties. According to data from Florida REALTORS® and compiled by the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM), Manatee County saw year-over-year transaction growth, while Sarasota County maintained higher prices. Additionally, inventory growth showed tempered increases compared to the... Read More

    Why You Don’t Need To Fear the Return of Adjustable-Rate Mortgages

    By Admin | August 22, 2023

    If you remember the housing crash back in 2008, you may recall just how popular adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) were back then. And after years of being virtually nonexistent, more people are once again using ARMs when buying a home. Let’s break down why that’s happening and why this isn’t cause for concern. Why ARMs Have... Read More

    People Want Less Expensive Homes – And Builders Are Responding

    By Admin | August 17, 2023

    In today’s housing market, there are two main affordability challenges impacting buyers: mortgage rates that are higher than they’ve been the past couple of years, and rising home prices caused by low inventory. To overcome those challenges, many people are working with their agents to find less expensive homes. And with newly built homes making up a historically large percentage of the total... Read More

    Don’t Expect a Flood of Foreclosures

    By Admin | August 16, 2023

    The rising cost of just about everything from groceries to gas right now is leading to speculation that more people won’t be able to afford their mortgage payments. And that’s creating concern that a lot of foreclosures are on the horizon. While it’s true that foreclosure filings have gone up a bit compared to last year, experts... Read More

    Equity Is a Game Changer for Homeowners Looking To Sell

    By Admin | August 15, 2023

    If you’re a homeowner, you might be torn on whether or not to sell your house right now. Maybe that’s because you don’t want to take on a higher mortgage rate on your next home. If that’s your biggest hurdle, understanding your equity may be exactly what you need to help you feel more comfortable making your move. What Equity... Read More

    Where Are People Moving Today and Why?

    By Admin | August 14, 2023

    Plenty of people are still moving these days. And if you’re thinking of making a move yourself, you may be considering the inventory and affordability challenges in the housing market and wondering what you can do to help offset those. A new report from Gravy Analytics provides insight into where people are searching for homes and what they’re prioritizing most right now. That information could... Read More

    About 11,000 Houses Will Sell Today

    By Admin | August 10, 2023

    Some homeowners have been waiting for months to put their house on the market because they don’t think people are buying homes right now. If that’s you, know that even though the housing market has slowed compared to the frenzy of a couple of years ago, it isn’t at a standstill. Contrary to what you may believe, buyers are still active... Read More

    The Value of an Agent When Buying Your New Construction Home

    By Admin | August 9, 2023

    Buying a new construction home can be an exciting experience. From being the very first owner, to customizing your home’s features, there are a lot of benefits. But navigating the complexities of buying a home that’s under construction can also be a bit overwhelming. This is where a skilled real estate agent can make all the difference.... Read More

    There’s Only Half the Inventory of a Normal Housing Market Today

    By Admin | August 8, 2023

    Wondering if it still makes sense to sell your house right now? The short answer is, yes. Especially if you consider how few homes there are for sale today. You may have heard inventory is low right now, but you may not fully realize just how low or why that’s a perk when you go to sell your house.... Read More

    Four Ways You Can Use Your Home Equity

    By Admin | August 7, 2023

    If you’re a homeowner, odds are your equity has grown significantly over the last few years. Equity builds over time as home values grow and as you pay down your home loan. And, since home prices skyrocketed during the ‘unicorn’ years, you’ve likely gained more than you think. According to the latest Equity Insights Report from CoreLogic, the average homeowner has more than $274,000... Read More

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