Market Update / May 23, 2021

Weekly Mortgage Report – May 20, 2022 • For the first time in a while, the 30-year fixed rate declined. Per Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, it was down 5 basis points week over week. On this date 30 year fixed 5.25% 15 year fixed 4.43%. Freddie attributes the mortgage rate volatility we’re seeing to economic uncertainty. As a result, purchase demand is waning, and homebuilder sentiment has dropped to the lowest level in nearly two years. Builders are also dealing with rising costs, meaning this posture is likely […]

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Five Safety Tips for DIY Home Improvement Projects

Performing do-it-yourself (DIY) projects around the house can help you save money as well as get the exact look that you want. However, there are certain hazards from home improvement projects that can cause injuries. Keep yourself and others safe by following these five safety tips:   Unplug Inactive Power Tools   Ensure that you switch off and unplug any power tools that you are not using, especially if there are children in the house. As a further safety measure, remove any power tools and store them out of the […]

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5 Affordable Ways to Renovate Your Kitchen

The kitchen is a big focal point in your home and if your kitchen is outdated, it can really drag down the decor. While changing cabinetry and kitchen countertops can be expensive, there are plenty of ways you can renovate your kitchen without spending big bucks. Consider making some of the following changes to your kitchen to revamp your decor on a budget.   Update Hardware    An easy way to update your kitchen on a budget is to change out old hardware. Knobs on drawers and cabinetry can be […]

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Jetty Villas Venice Florida

Jetty Villas for Sale on the Island of Venice at 1585 Tarpon Center Drive Venice, FL 34285  Built in 1974 with a total of 41 units all 2bedroom, 2bath villas, all ground floor units.  Directly on the Gulf of Mexico and contiguous to the South Jetty at Venice inlet. With assigned parking right outside your unit and complex pool directly on the Gulf of Mexico this Mediterranean style condominium offers the best of what the Island of Venice offer.  Directly across the street from the Crow’s Nest restaurant and marina.  […]

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How to Choose Between Buying Real Estate in Two Different Cities

Choosing your new home is difficult enough, with trying to determine what you really need versus what is a luxury, or deciding whether you want a fixer-upper or something that is ready to be lived in. Add into that mix the uncertainty of what city to live in makes the situation very complex. Here are some tips for helping you decide which city to buy your new home in. Speak to a Local Real Estate Agent You can speak to multiple agents to ask their opinions about the local area. […]

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Sold 630 North River Rd Venice Florida

Sold Sale Price $2,700,000 One of Sarasota County’s finest waterfront Estates! Breathtaking riverfront sanctuary personifying luxurious Florida living. Private paver brick covered and coral stone adorned bridge provides access to an incredible botanical garden setting. 15-acres total, 5 of which are manicured with the remaining 10 in a natural state. Impressive 609 feet of water frontage on the historic and scenic Myakka River directly across from the Deer Prairie Preserve. Myakka River Trails was originally developed by the Taylor family historically significant to Venice. This prime location in the subdivision […]

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Five Ways to Make Your Home More Appealing to Potential Buyers

When you are selling your home, you want your house to make a great first impression with potential buyers. You are competing with other sellers to attract buyers. To make your home move-in ready, follow these five tips: Use Neutral Colors Before the showings begin, add a fresh coat of neutral paint to the walls. While bright, exciting paint can jazz up the house, some people may not like the colors. Neutral tones appeal to a wider audience and bring in buyers. Plus, the next owners of the house can […]

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Ways Real Estate Agents Help Buyers Save Money

Ways Real Estate Agents Help Buyers Save Money Many homebuyers make the mistake of trying to navigate the tricky housing market without a real estate agent. However, the reality is that hiring an agent can actually help you save money during your home buying process. Here are the biggest reasons why you should hire a real estate agent when buying a home. They are good negotiators When it comes to purchasing a home for the best price, it pays to have a good negotiator on your side. Most experienced real […]

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5 Surefire Signs That It’s Time to Update Your Home

Homeownership is one of the major goals in life. Some used to call it the “American Dream.” These lofty expectations don’t mean that being a homeowner is easy, however. In addition to neighborly responsibilities and regular cleaning/maintenance, homeowners need to make sure their properties stay current if they want to get the most money for their home in the future.   With the real estate market surging in areas throughout the country, many homeowners are opting to take advantage of this sellers’ market. Unfortunately, if your home gives the appearance […]

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6 Tips For A First-Time Homebuyer

Buying a home for the first time is both exciting and scary. There are many unknowns for the first-time buyer, and too often mistakes are made. Obtaining financing, understanding inspections, closing costs, and other incidentals are all challenges for the first-time buyer. The following tips cover some of the most important things the buyer needs to know, but it’s also important to hire an experienced real estate agent to help explain the process.   Arrange For Your Loan – A pre-approval lets a seller know you are a serious buyer. […]

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