Why Are Home Prices Rising So Fast

It has been my pleasure to help many of you buy and sell homes in the past 19+ years. I’m going to ask your help today in referring anyone you may know who is looking to sell their property in Sarasota or Manatee Counties. The local market is so hot that we have only aContinue reading “Why Are Home Prices Rising So Fast”

Sight Unseen Home Offers Continue Rising

Buyers are snapping up homes for sale nationally that they have never set foot in. The competition is fierce for home buyers both locally and nationally. The current inventory of homes for sale in the Manatee/Sarasota area is under 30 days. A balanced market is generally a six-month supply of homes for sale. FaceTime, Zoom,Continue reading “Sight Unseen Home Offers Continue Rising”

Housing Market Wealth Grows

Homeowners in Sarasota County saw the median sale price increase from $297,000 to $350,000 for single-family homes in December.  That was a year over year increase of 17.8%.  Manatee County saw an increase from $335,000 to $357,900, a 6.8% increase.  The limited inventory of homes for sale and surging demand by buyers driven by historicallyContinue reading “Housing Market Wealth Grows”

5 Common Home Buying Mistakes

(1) Not getting a mortgage pre-approval.  This is step one period. (2) Shopping for a home you cannot afford.  Know your budget and don’t go over it.  (3) Using a shady mortgage lender.  Incompetent lenders will blow up your home purchase.  (4) Submitting a lowball offer.  Many home sellers will not even respond. (5) BuyingContinue reading “5 Common Home Buying Mistakes”

Mistakes When Making A Home Offer

The real estate market is very heavily favoring home sellers at this time because of a lack of homes for sale.  Homebuyers will most likely experience a multiple offer situation regarding homes they wish to purchase.  Avoid these common home buyer offer mistakes:   1) The fastest way to alienate a home seller to make aContinue reading “Mistakes When Making A Home Offer”

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