Noisy Homes Sell for Less

Homes within a 2-mile radius of an airport sell for over 13% less than homes in the same zip code. Sellers near a railroad saw values decrease by over 12%. Busy highways reduced sale prices by over 11%. Data per realtor.com® Please contact Ed Curry at 941-799-9440 if you are thinking of selling or purchasing a home.

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”

Help Those Who Need It Most

Over 30,000 FPL customers and homeowners are months behind on their utility bills because of COVID-19.  On October 1, FPL starting disconnecting service to delinquent customers.  Please forward the information below to anyone you know who may need help with paying their utility bills. FPL customers anywhere in FL can visit FPL.com/Help or call 800-226-3545.Continue reading “Help Those Who Need It Most”

$309 Average Monthly Savings

There are approximately 1.4 million Florida homeowners who would benefit from refinancing their homes because of lower mortgage rates according to a national research. firm.  These homeowners are high quality refinancing candidates because they have at least 20% equity in their homes and a credit score over 720.  Florida is second in the nation inContinue reading “$309 Average Monthly Savings”

Will Mortgage Rates Rise After Election?

This year mortgage rates reached an all time low for home buyers.  After the 2016 election rates jumped from 3.74% to 4.24%. Many economists agree that mortgage rates will hover around 3%.  The Federal Reserve has been keeping the Federal Funds Rate near zero which indirectly helps mortgage rates stay low.  Additionally, there is stillContinue reading “Will Mortgage Rates Rise After Election?”

Buyers Choose New Construction Because of Existing Home Shortage

New single family home sales are up nationally almost 14% from June to July. There is a real shortage of existing home inventory for buyers to choose from. Many buyers are looking to new home builders to fill their needs. In the Sarasota/Manatee County area our inventory of homes for sale in slightly over aContinue reading “Buyers Choose New Construction Because of Existing Home Shortage”

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