Top 9 Strategies for Making an Offer on a House

Pricing your home to sell

Thinking about making an offer on a house? Are you tired of losing out to other buyers on a home that you want to buy? Every day I hear real estate agents say how baffled they are because their Buyers keep losing the house they want to buy due to a multiple offer situation. It … Continued

Buying a New Construction Home: Do I need a Realtor?

buying a new construction home

Buying New Construction Buying a newly built home can be exciting.  If you have ever visited a builder’s model home, you know what I am talking about.  When you first step inside the new home, you see how beautiful the decorations are, the features of the home are top of the line, and it just … Continued

What Are Seller’s Closing Costs in Florida?

seller's closing costs in fl

Congratulations for being proactive and doing research in regards to knowing your closing costs when you sell a home.  Seller’s closing costs vary depending on what state your home is located.  Some states like Florida have fees attached to the deed.  Unlike buyer’s closing costs, the fees a seller pays to close on a home … Continued

Purchasing a Condo in Florida

purchasing a condo in florida

Purchasing a condo in Florida can be exciting, and sometimes overwhelming all at the same time.  If you have never bought a condo in Florida before, there could be a few differences from your area. You might find the following items helpful during your search and overall decision-making process. My experience regarding condos equates to … Continued

Preparing to Sell Your House

preparing to sell your house

Preparing to sell your house is something that most of us know we have to do, but is rarely a fun task.  It’s almost like a necessary evil, but doing some work and getting your home ready to market can equate to a quicker sale and for more money.  So, look at it this way, … Continued

Sarasota Real Estate Market Report-May 2017

Sarasota Real Estate Market Report

May 2017 Real Estate Market Report for Sarasota County Here’s a look at the real estate market for May 2017 for Sarasota County, Florida. The month of May for real estate sales in Sarasota saw a strong market, however, there are indications that a market shift is happening to favor the buyer.  A shift to … Continued

Sarasota Real Estate Market Report-March 2017

Sarasota Real Estate Market Report March 2017

Sarasota Real Estate Market Report for March 2017 Here’s a look at the Sarasota real estate market for March 2017.  According to the report released by My Florida Regional MLS, prices in the Sarasota County area continue to increase as we move into the prime selling season in the Sarasota area. Although the beginning of … Continued

What Happens if I Have a Bad Home Inspection?

what happens if I have a bad home inspection

Table of Contents: What a Home Inspector Does Bad Home Inspection Mortgage Types May Determine Repairs Repairs Can Be Negotiated-So Can Price Guidelines for Doing Repairs Getting Estimates for Repairs Just Say No Selling your home can be a stressful situation.  It’s more about the unknown that bothers most sellers than actually moving and packing. … Continued

The Home Inspection Process: Get the Inside Scoop

the home inspection process

Table of Contents: What is the Home Inspection Process Home Inspection Results: What Comes Next Seller’s Response to the Home Inspection What Happens if the Buyer Terminates the Contract Does the Buyer Get Their Money Back Home Inspections Do Not Have to Be a Bad Experience Home Inspections are normally part of the contract. According … Continued

Top 15 Must Know FHA Guidelines for Homes

Bad home inspections

Have you thought about using an FHA mortgage to buy a home?  Did you know that you could lose money if the home you want to buy fails the FHA appraisal? You May Be Interested in the Article: Top 9 Strategies for Making an Offer on a House FHA (Federal Housing Administration) is a mortgage … Continued