January 2015

Found 6 blog entries for January 2015.

You find a home you love, right near Sarasota Bay and you can't wait to move-in, though closing is still weeks away. You're packing your things, planning out the logistics, making furniture arrangements in your head, and even looking forward to a few key customized features. What's not in your plans for the near future is having to delay you move-in day, but you've just learned that the sellers are requesting just that of you.

For whatever reason, be it a delay in their own purchase of another home, a job relocation that got pushed back, or something else, the sellers are asking to stay in the home you're buying after the closing date. It strikes you as odd and leaves you with a bit of anxiety because you'll be a short-term landlord. However, you want

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Sarasota has some wonderful options for Sunshine State living, from condo and townhome communities, to single family home neighborhoods, there's something for everyone. There's quite a lot that goes into purchasing a home and you as a buyer would obviously prefer everything to go smoothly. You'll have to do a bit of house hunting, looking at resales and even new constructionto find the right fit.

You'll also have to put aside some cash for closing costs, if you're not rolling those into your mortgage. Speaking of home loans, now is a great time to buy a property because interest rates remain low, while home prices are still affordable. What's more, if you purchase now or at least before spring and summer, you won't spend as much on your move or

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New Condos in Downtown Sarasota

 Downtown Sarasota is undergoing a facelift! In an effort to bring more people to the area, many new condos, hotels and retail/office venues are popping up along the waterfront and in the downtown area. Some of the new condos are meant for luxury living, while others are trying to attract younger families to Downtown Sarasota. If you’re looking to claim a piece of this up-and-coming section of the city, here are some properties worth keeping an eye on.

 The Jewel

Located at Main and Gulfstream Avenue, the 18-story condo high-rise known as The Jewel is scheduled to be completed this fall. In addition to housing 19 luxury condominiums, there will be some retail space open in the building, as well. The open floor

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Part of the allure of living in Sarasota is, of course, being close to the white sand and turquoise water of the Gulf of Mexico. Whether you are new to this paradisiacal city or you have called Sarasota home for years, living on the water may sound like a dream come true. With so many waterfront communities available, there is something for nearly any price range. Consider some of these neighborhoods in your search for a beautiful waterfront community in Sarasota.

Siesta Key

Life on Siesta Key gives you the best of what Sarasota has to offer. This gorgeous barrier island is home to the #1 beach in the nation, according to Dr. Beach. You’ll enjoy being a stone’s throw from the white quartz sand of Siesta Public Beach and the eclectic shops and

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When you’re ready to purchase a home, there will be many options available, particularly in growing areas with new construction. While choices are plentiful, it nonetheless isn't unusual to essentially see "the same property" over and over again. It's one of the phenomenon of home buying, which is seeing so many homes that the residences begin to become indistinguishable. That's just one reason why it's very important to have an experienced real estate professional, relying on someone that knows the market and can hone-in on what features you most want.

In some instances, buyers see a home that's no longer for sale but would have been just right. Expired listings and those which have recently gone under contract can be a great fit, but the fact these

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If you're in the process of buying a home, you'll find it isn't unusual to pull your wallet out. You will do so time and again because all the things that go into the purchase process, from applying to a mortgage, to moving cost, test and home inspections, to making an earnest money deposit, your checkbook will get quite a bit thinner.

What might surprise you is to learn that your scheduled closing date isn't going to be on the day and time you were expecting. Any experience real estate professional, mortgage broker, and title agent will tell you that it isn't unusual for settlement date to be rescheduled for one or more reasons.

The reason for this is there are so many moving parts to the transaction. There are several different entities which will

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