October 2014

Found 6 blog entries for October 2014.


Residents of Lakewood Ranch and Northeast Sarasota now have new shopping options along University Parkway! In addition to favorites such as Best Buy, Target and Kohl’s, you can now enjoy shopping at the newly opened Mall at University Town Center. The mall is located at 81 North Cattlemen Road, and it’s only been open since mid-October, so you’ll find it to be fresh, modern and new.

With over 100 stores to choose from, you’ll find whatever it is you’re looking for. The three major department stores are Macy’s, Dillard’s, and Saks 5th Avenue. The young, as well as the young-at-heart, will enjoy the two-story H&M on the premises. If you’re looking to outfit your home with the latest styles, or if you’re planning on registering for your upcoming

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So you’re thinking about buying a residential home, perhaps a condo, townhome, a duplex, or a villa to rent out most of the year. You want to use it to facilitate a steady stream of income to supplement your own and, to boost your assets to prepare for retirement. All of this, not to mention the fact that can be something you can pass on to your children for their benefit in the future.

You’ll have the ability to use it as collateral to purchase more residential properties to rent out and add to your portfolio. Or, to use as a means to get a personal loan to make improvements to your primary home. Having a rental property also gives you the ability to use it as a vacation property if you don’t want to rent it out on a yearly lease basis for visiting

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Beautiful, sunny Sarasota, Florida, home to some of the best beaches in the world, complete with natural scenery, plenty of outdoor recreation, and all kinds of things to see and do. It's biggest attraction, of course, is the weather. While most of the country is shivering away, shoveling snow, and scraping ice, most Sunshine State residents spend their days in tee-shirts, shorts, and sandals. Even during the winter months, temperatures are quite moderate, making outdoor recreation a possibility practically every day of the year.

It's these things which are moving the peninsula past New York in population, over the course of this year and next. About 1,000 people relocate here each and every day, and Sarasota and Manatee counties are among the most

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When it's time to take out a home loan, many people opt to go to the bank that already has their money. Some consumers, though, go to their credit union and still others go through a community or regional institution. The home buying process generally starts online, but ultimately, the majority of consumers go through a traditional lender.

The much maligned mortgage broker is currently the choice of about 1 in 10 home buyers, a stark contrast from several years ago, when brokers all but controlled the origination aspect of the borrowing process. The housing meltdown is now well behind the country, and the real estate market is showing healthy signs of growth, particularly in highly desirable areas, like the beautiful town of Sarasota.


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When you purchase a house, a townhome, or a condominium in an HOA community, you do so because the association actively works to keep the community clean, well-maintained, safe, and prevent other owners from going rouge. The benefits of living in a homeowner’s association are numerous. You can live in a place that’s partly or completely free of yard work and where all the owners have a common interest.

You pay an HOA fee for the sole purpose of having the luxury of living in a community that’s got plenty of amenities to enjoy and is kept in good condition without having to lift a finger. However, when the association begins to slip in its management, it has a very big impact on the owners in the community. It can lead to a lot of trouble and make

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When it's time to sell your home and relocate, upsize, or downsize, there's going to be a lot of competition. Maximum exposure is essential to selling your property and with the internet in play, you'll have people viewing your home that never step foot inside your property. Any real estate professional that's been in the industry for more than four to five years will tell you that open houses don't necessarily sell a home, but they are a help.

That's seems quite contradictory, but it's nonetheless true. Open houses are a serious buyer’s dream come true. What they've seen presented on the world wide web will either be confirmed or discredited. The truth is buyers do use open houses to their advantage, comparing properties they've seen in-person, taking

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