What’s Important To Baby Boomers When Selling Their Home?

If you are a “baby boomer” (born between 1946 and 1964), you may be thinking about selling your current home.  Your large house no longer fits the bill. Taxes are too high. Utilities are too expensive. Cleaning and repair are too difficult. You may be ready to move into a home that better fits your … Continue reading What’s Important To Baby Boomers When Selling Their Home?

Florida Tax Holiday on Hurricane Supplies Begins Friday

“You’ll have the opportunity to get pretty much whatever you need. It is very important to do so,” says James Miller, the Florida Retail Federation’s external affairs director. “Make sure you have your disaster preparedness and emergency kits ready to go, because we ultimately will have a storm at some point.” The discounted items will … Continue reading Florida Tax Holiday on Hurricane Supplies Begins Friday

Two Things You Need To Know To Properly Price Your Home

In today’s housing market, home prices are increasing at a slower pace (3.7%) than they have over the last eight years (6-7%). However, they are still are above historical norms. Low supply of listed homes and high demand from buyers have pushed prices to rise rapidly. In the mind of the homeowner, annual home price … Continue reading Two Things You Need To Know To Properly Price Your Home

11 Reasons Why Your Home Isn’t Selling

When you first put your house on the market, you might be hopeful for a quick sale—especially if you’ve put a lot of money into improving the house over the years. While you shouldn’t panic if the house doesn’t sell the moment you list it, you should begin to worry if the months start flying by … Continue reading 11 Reasons Why Your Home Isn’t Selling

Selling Your Home? Make Sure the Price is Right.

If you’ve ever watched “The Price is Right,” you know that the only way to win is to be the one to correctly guess the price of the item you want without going over! That means your guess must be just slightly under the retail price. In today’s shifting real estate market, where more inventory is coming … Continue reading Selling Your Home? Make Sure the Price is Right.

Why You Should NOT “For Sale By Owner” (FSBO)

In today’s market, as home prices rise and a lack of inventory continues, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their homes on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for most sellers. Here are the top five reasons: … Continue reading Why You Should NOT “For Sale By Owner” (FSBO)

Increased VA Loan Limits Allow Borrowers To Purchase In More Expensive Markets

The 2019 VA loan limit will increase to $484,350 from $453,100, allowing military borrowers in more expensive loan markets to borrow more without having to put any money down. The new limits apply to the majority of military borrowers, except for 199 “high cost” counties where the limits are higher.  In most markets the 2019 … Continue reading Increased VA Loan Limits Allow Borrowers To Purchase In More Expensive Markets

Lock in Your Interest Rate for 150 Days

If finding your dream home is taking longer than expected, consider Lock-N-Shop, a new offering from MSC Mortgage that can lock in your interest rate for 150 days.  It’s very simple: If mortgage interest rates increase, your Lock-N-Shop rate is guaranteed for up to five months     If rates decrease, your Lock-N-Shop rate is … Continue reading Lock in Your Interest Rate for 150 Days

Punta Gorda Makes Travel+Leisure

Punta Gorda is one of the most ideal places for affordable winter vacations, according to a recent article from Travel+Leisure. Described by the magazine as “South of Tampa, is the gorgeous, historic Punta Gorda, with a beautiful downtown, fishermen’s village, harborwalk in Charlotte Harbor, and an average temperature of 74 degrees in January.” The weather, friendly atmosphere and … Continue reading Punta Gorda Makes Travel+Leisure

Punta Gorda Market Update – Through October 2018

“Season” in Punta Gorda seems to be arriving earlier each year.  There’s proof in recent market activity even though October 2018 was a “neutral” market, with the number of For Sale listings up 15.8% over September. The number of Sold listings increased 13.5% month-over-month between May and October, however, the number of Under Contract/Pending listings … Continue reading Punta Gorda Market Update – Through October 2018