marnie matarese: Flood Insurance News for Sarasota Buyers and Home Owners - 09/19/13 07:09 AM
Flood Insurance News for  Sarasota  Buyers  and  Home Owners
No matter how much we manage to work our way  back to an improving real estate market  one thing and then another continues to stand in the path of recovery.   Tom Luzier, one of our favorite closing attorneys, has this to say about the new Flood Insurance Rules that are set to go into effect on October 1st for the state of Florida. 
New Flood Insurance Rules Have Consequences For Florida Realtors And Their Transactions
He explains very clearly the ways in which this will affect both buyers … (1 comments)

marnie matarese: Your Agent Can't Sell Your House if It Can't Be Shown - 09/01/13 05:09 AM

Dear Seller,
I am sending you this note because I have spent the last three days trying to get an appointment to show your home to an extremely viable buyer.   You have placed restrictions on showings that are extremely difficult to adhere to. 
First, you want to be there for all showings and you want your agent there as well.  You feel that you are the only person qualified to show your home in its best light.  So, we now have to accommodate your schedule, your agent’s schedule, my two buyer’s schedules as well as mine.  Trying to get … (9 comments)

marnie matarese: Foreclosures are eating up Short Sales in Progress - 07/22/13 11:23 AM
I used to warn the chasers of short sales that the major problem was the length that it would take to close on one and the condition that the home might be in after anywhere from 3 months to over a year had passed.  Now there is yet another real concern for any buyer in the Sarasota area who wants to play the waiting game.  You are in direct competition with the banks holding the mortgages because they are pushing to foreclose on as many properties as they can.  What does this mean to you?  It means that in an appreciating … (4 comments)

marnie matarese: Thank God the Captain did not go down with the Ship!! - 07/11/13 01:13 PM

It has taken awhile for me to be able to post this.  Our realty company is one of the sponsors of the Phantom 9 race boat that was in the lead in the Sarasota Grand Prix Race over the 4th of July Weekend.  It is a magnificent machine and the pilot, Mark Niemann, is amazing.

We are all in awe of his skills and abilities and he was poised to win this race for sure but then everything went upside down as you can see from the photo montage below.

Words cannot express our gratitude … (9 comments)

marnie matarese: The Phone Call that Makes Your Day! - 07/10/13 12:05 PM
I received a wonderful phone call today from some buyers who purchased a beautiful villa on Siesta Key back in May of 2011.  It came on the market at what I felt was a very good price and we were able to negotiate it to an even better one with it closing at $332,000.  The owner had found the perfect home that she wanted to purchase and was in a hurry to rid herself of this one. 
So, I get the call today that my buyers decided to refinance and the appraisal by the bank came in at $425,000.  They … (4 comments)

marnie matarese: Day #6 at the Fat Farm.... Getting on My High Horse - 07/08/13 11:39 AM
Day Six
09SundayJun 2013
Martha / And on the sixth day we rested – well sort of. Sundays are great because there is no 7 a.m. class and our first scheduled session is breakfast at 8. Following breakfast we checked emails and waited for our 10 a.m. horse trail ride. There was a large group of us and the ride was slow. Marnie asked and received the tallest horse whose name is Goliath and I rode Dino. We rode through some of the trails we had hiked before and truthfully, after not having ridden a horse in decades the pace was … (4 comments)

marnie matarese: Day Five at the Fat Farm - Feels Like I Have Been Here a Lifetime..... - 07/07/13 10:28 AM
Day Five
08Saturday Jun 2013
Martha / 8:22 a.m. Peaceful morning – everyone is happy and getting along. I wonder how long this will last.
9:15 – We had the option of a class or a hike – amazingly we chose
the hike. Ken led us around the ranch and whenever the terrain wasn’t too steep or rocky he “allowed” us to do increasing increments of lunges. The scariest part was the mention of chiggers. If you don’t know about chiggers consider yourself lucky. I was the victim of them last August through October and still … (5 comments)

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Marnie Matarese

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