Little Home Wreckers!

Florida has four cities in the top ten worst areas for termites nationally, according to Orkin.: Miami (1), Tampa (3), West Palm Beach (6), and Orlando (9). Protect your home or your future home (home buyers) by getting a termite inspection from a reputable company. Please contact Ed Curry at 941-799-9440 if you are thinking of sellingContinue reading “Little Home Wreckers!”

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”

Renters Prefer Smaller Metro Areas

Similar to home buyers, renters now prefer smaller metro markets. The advantage of more open space and lower costs are the driving forces. COVID-19 changed people’s ability to work from home. Larger metro areas like San Francisco and San Jose saw double-digit rent decreases. Conversely, some smaller Metro areas saw double-digit increases in rents. PleaseContinue reading “Renters Prefer Smaller Metro Areas”

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.

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”

Buyer Purchasing Power Goes Up $33,000+

Lower mortgage rates have increased the purchasing power of buyers by an average of more than $33,000 from one year ago.  That is almost a 7% increase from last year.  Increased home prices, however, are negating that increase in purchasing power.  Home prices have seen average increases nationally of over 8%.  Please contact Ed CurryContinue reading “Buyer Purchasing Power Goes Up $33,000+”

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