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Desirable neighborhoods whose homes rarely come on the market can be a huge problem for buyers who want to live in them. I have one home like this on the market right now, very fairly priced at $326,000 and the comps to support the asking price. Today I showed it to a buyer who just loves the ne...
The Whitfield Estates area is filled with beautiful homes built as early as 1948 up to now. Sprinkled in with basic Florida ranch homes are Ralph Twitchell Estates and contemporary homes. Tudors, Cape Cods and Key West style homes help to make this a most diverse neighborhood. It feels like the...
(Data provided by ActiveRain.com. ActiveRain is an online community of real estate professionals who exchange best practices, write real estate blogs, and get free education from the industry and their peers.) If your home has been languishing on the market, you might want to take a look at the ...
We have always been told that it is best to buy the worst home on a great street and turn it into a good one. On most streets that might be true but if you want waterfront property in Sarasota, you often have to buy the best house on a street with few comparable homes. When Florida was being se...
The readers of USA TODAY have chosen the Best Florida Attractions in this order: 1. Clearwater Marine Aquarium 2. The Ringling, Sarasota 3. Everglades Holiday Park, Fort Lauderdale 4. Discovery Cove, Orlando 5. Magic Kingdom, Orlando 6. St. Augustine Historic District 7. Seashells of Sanibel Isla...
If you are purchasing a home with a mortgage, you will have to have an appraisal for the bank to determine if it will give you a loan provided you have jumped through all the other hoops. However, if you are a cash buyer, the answer to this question most of the time is "It depends." If you want t...
As the flood insurance issue has continued to slow the sales of waterfront property in Sarasota, the good news is that the snowbirds are arriving and their purchases of condos and homes are not limited to waterfront sites. Many come for golf, proximity to their favorite neighborhoods and haunts ...
If your home is in a flood zone, you are probably still suffering from the sticker shock of either the increase in your flood insurance or the shock of not being able to sell your home because of the outrageous insurance that will be required of the new owner. Although Congress did pass a bill on...
Daytona's Bike Week is just around the corner and for those of you who have exhausted the regular haunts, had your fill of beef tips, ribs and fries and want to savor an incomparable meal, I have found just the place! Located just south of Granada Road, at 175 South Nova, in a strip mall on the e...
From every unfortunate incident comes the opportunity to give good advice. If you have recently gotten your listed home under contract, congratulations are in order. You are now on the road to the closing table and if there is just one thing to pay absolute attention to, it is the part of the...