The Housing Market is Back and Everyone is Agreeing

Read what the major publications are writing.

US News and World Report  December 19, 2012

“Rising home prices should motivate would-be sellers to put their homes on the market and it also stimulates new construction, both of which will expand inventory, boost sales, and give house hunters more to choose from.”

CNN Money Magazine  April 8, 2013

“Inventory is tight, and bidding wars are back in some parts of the country.  To snag your dream home, you’ll have to pay up and contend with continuing strict loan requirements.  The bright side: Despite rising prices and mortgage rates that are edging upward, buying a home is still cheaper than renting in the majority of the top 100 markets.”Sarasota Real Estate Recovery

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The following information is from Keeping Current Matters by Steve Harney, a  leading Real Estate Consultant.

5  Reasons You Should Consider Selling Your Home Now

Only Serious Buyers Are Out
At this time of year, only those purchasers who are serious about buying a home will be in the marketplace.  You and your family will not be bothered and inconvenienced by mere ‘lookers’.

There Is Far Less Competition
Housing supply always shrinks dramatically at this time of year. This year will be a little different as some of the distressed properties being liquidated by the banks (in the form of foreclosures & short sales) will enter the market.  However, for those buyers looking for a non-distressed property, the choices will be limited. Don’t wait…

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Sometimes when people are thinking about moving they will ask me the question,

Should I Rent My Home or Should I Sell My Home?

As with all of life's greatest questions the answer is usually the same.   WELL, . . . .  That Depends!

Don't you just love that answer?  It really depends on so many different factors that I thought the  best way for people to make that decision is to be better informed.  The following article came from Steve Harney and his team at KCM.   Just some food for thought. Enjoy!

Should I Rent my House If I Can't Sell It?


by The KCM BLOG August 6, 2012

There has been a lot written about how buying a home is less expensive than renting one in many parts of the country. Rents are skyrocketing and homes are at bargain prices.…

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selling_a_home_in_sarasota_281Perhaps you have been asking yourself is this a good time to be Selling your home in Sarasota. Market conditions and activity has most certainly turned around in the Sarasota Market and a lot of interest has been generated about Sarasota and her Islands. 

The recognition of Siesta Key Beach as the #1 Beach in America, along with the vast culture of arts and entertainment in the Sarasota area from the Film Festival, to the VanWezel Performing Arts Hall, to the Sarasota Opera House, to the many art studios, unique shops and restaurants, to the internationally recognized Ringling School of Art and Design and much, much more has made Sarasota a destination for many from around the globe.  The un-certainty of the world financial markets has led many to take…

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Top reasons to consider selling your home this season in Sarasota.

·         Inventory levels are at a six- year low.
·         This is the time of year your house will get the most exposure with out -of-town buyers.
·         Siesta Key is the #1 beach in the USA and people want to live here.
·         The kids have all graduated and they are starting to move back.
·         Buyers are coming to Sarasota from around the world.
·         You have three spare rooms in a four bedroom house.
·         Sara Leicht will custom market your home to give you world wide exposure.
·         The Sarasota market is past the bottom.
·          Interest rates are at a 30 year low.
·         You want to move on with your life.
· is an easy and…

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