A recent Bloomberg report listed 15 small lending firms that are offering slightly riskier mortgages. They may come with higher interest rates and larger down payment requirements and they may not be backed by the government. As the larger banks tighten their credit standards over the last few years, smaller banks and local community based… Read More Financing Out of The Box
No longer hard to believe that our market continues strong throughout the year. Our summer dips are not so deep. September 2014, ended the month with 934 closed transactions – 14 percent higher than the 817 properties sold last September. The median sales price for single family homes dropped a bit from last month to… Read More Sarasota Market Still Steaming!
I have found that working with customers that are looking for a home and lifestyle in Sarasota, Florida to move up to a larger space, a better neighborhood, and better schools sometimes lose sight of the original goals. Follow these sensible questions to ask to stay on track: Make a list of the 5 most… Read More Ask These 5 Questions When Searching for a Home for Your Lifestyle
How Much More Tax Burden Should Homeowners Bear? Posted by Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Florida Realty Is your state or local government trying to raise the amount of taxes you pay on your home? Think nothing can be done about it? You’re wrong. Across America, state and local Realtor® Associations have been hard at work protecting… Read More How Much More Tax Burden Should Homeowners Bear?
Can you afford to buy a median-priced home in Sarasota County? Second quarter market data gathered by National Association of Realtors and analyzed by HSH.com reported by Libby Kane of Business Insider, shows 12 metro areas of the US and the salary required to buy a median priced home. Property taxes and insurance costs can… Read More Can you afford to buy a median-priced home in Sarasota County?