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    What You Need To Know About Saving for a Home in 2024

    By Admin | December 28, 2023

    If you’re planning to buy a home, knowing what to budget for and how to save may sound intimidating – but it doesn’t have to be. One way to ease those concerns is to make sure you understand some of the costs you may encounter up front. And to do that, always turn to trusted real estate professionals.... Read More

    Retiring Soon? Why Moving Might Be the Perfect Next Step

    By Admin | December 27, 2023

    If you’re thinking about retirement or have already retired this year, it’s a good time to consider if your current house is still a good fit for the next chapter in your life. Fortunately, you may be in a better position to make a move than you realize. Here are a few things to think about as... Read More

    Get Ready To Buy a Home by Improving Your Credit Score

    By Admin | December 26, 2023

    As the new year approaches, the idea of buying a home might be on your mind. It’s an exciting goal to set, and it’s never too early to start laying the groundwork. One crucial step to prepare for homeownership is building a solid credit score. Lenders review your credit to assess your ability to make payments on time, pay... Read More

    Home Sales and Prices Remain Steady in Sarasota and Manatee

    By Admin | December 22, 2023

    SARASOTA, Fla. (December 20, 2023) – The demand for housing in Sarasota and Manatee counties remains strong despite the higher interest rates and home prices. According to data from Florida REALTORS® and compiled by the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM), November showed a continued rise in the month’s supply of inventory, approaching the... Read More

    Sell Smarter: Why Working with a Real Estate Agent May Beat Going Solo

    By Admin | December 21, 2023

    If you’re thinking about selling your house on your own, called “For Sale by Owner” or FSBO, there are some important things to consider. Going this route means taking on a lot of responsibilities by yourself – and that can be a bit of a headache. A recent report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found two of the most... Read More

    Why Mortgage Rates Could Continue To Decline

    By Admin | December 20, 2023

    When you read about the housing market, you’ll probably come across some information about inflation or recent decisions made by the Federal Reserve (the Fed). But how do those two things impact you and your homebuying plans? Here’s what you need to know. The Federal Funds Rate Hikes Have Stalled One of the Fed’s primary goals is to lower inflation.... Read More

    Expert Quotes on the 2024 Housing Market Forecast

    By Admin | December 19, 2023

    If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home soon, you probably want to know what you can expect from the housing market in 2024. In 2023, higher mortgage rates, confusion over home price headlines, and a lack of homes for sale created some challenges for buyers and sellers looking to make a move. But what’s on the horizon for the new year? The... Read More

    Why Now Is Still a Great Time To Sell Your House

    By Admin | December 18, 2023

    If you were worried buyer demand disappeared when mortgage rates went up, the data shows there are plenty of interested buyers still out there. The housing market isn’t as frenzied as it was during the ‘unicorn’ years when buyer demand was through the roof, mortgage rates were historically low, and home values rose like we’ve never seen before. But that doesn’t mean the... Read More

    If Your House Hasn’t Sold Yet, It May Be Overpriced

    By Admin | December 14, 2023

    Has your house been sitting on the market a while without selling? If so, you should know that’s pretty unusual, especially right now. That’s because the supply of homes available for sale is still far lower than what we’d see in a normal year. That means buyers have fewer options than they usually would, so your house should be an... Read More

    Down Payment Assistance Programs Can Help Pave the Way to Homeownership

    By Admin | December 12, 2023

    If you’re looking to buy a home, your down payment doesn’t have to be a big hurdle. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 38% of first-time homebuyers find saving for a down payment the most challenging step. But the reality is, you probably don’t need to put down as much as you think: Data from NAR shows the median... Read More

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