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    Decoding Mortgage Rate Trends: A Closer Look at Expert Predictions

    By Jesse Bauer | August 17, 2023

    Decoding Mortgage Rate Trends: A Closer Look at Expert Predictions Introduction: In the world of real estate, the buzz is all about mortgage rates and their impact on the housing market. As prospective buyers and sellers eagerly seek insights into the future, we delve into the predictions of eight different experts. From the Mortgage Bankers... Read More

    Preparing for Hurricane Season: Essential Tips for Florida Homeowners

    By Jesse Bauer | June 2, 2023

    Let’s kick off this blog by acknowledging an interesting fact: having been a lifelong resident of Florida, I have never experienced the need to evacuate for a hurricane or felt concerned about the potential loss of my property. As a Sarasota native dedicated to serving Florida property owners, I understand the importance of being prepared... Read More

    Why Waiting to Buy a Home Could Cost You a Small Fortune

    By Laura Rode | June 15, 2021

    June 15th, 2021 Many are wondering if now is the best time to buy a house or if waiting is the answer. Renters are thinking about purchasing a home instead of renting and some homeowners are realizing their current home is no longer meeting their needs. Questions such as “will home values be higher a... Read More

    Buyer & Seller Perks in Today’s Market

    By Laura Rode | April 15, 2021

    April 15th, 2021 The housing market in 2021 is full of opportunity for buyers, sellers, and investors. Whether it is time to downsize, expand, or buy your first home, now is a great time! For buyers, the most compelling incentive is low mortgage interest rates. According to Freddie Mac, the 30 year fixed rate is... Read More

    Do I Really Need a 20% Down Payment to Buy a Home?

    By Laura Rode | February 9, 2021

    February 9th, 2021 Are you wanting to take advantage of these low interest rates in 2021 but not sure if you can afford the down payment? According to Freddie Mac, “the most damaging down payment myth – since it stops the home buying process before it can start – is the belief that 20% is... Read More

    Housing Market Forecast – What’s Ahead in 2021?

    By Laura Rode | January 11, 2021

    January 21st, 2021 With the many ups and downs of 2020, many have been wondering what this would mean for the housing market in 2021. Will 2021 follow the same trajectory as 2020? Will there be a possible downturn? Here is what we know. Interest rates are projected to stay low in 2021. These low... Read More

    Where are home values headed over the next 12 months?

    By Laura Rode | October 15, 2020

    (Source: Keeping Current Matters) October 14th, 2020 Due to the current pandemic and stay-at-home orders being in place, many have begun wondering what this would mean for the housing market. Would 2020 be the year that appreciating home values would come to a stop after several years? Some even wondered if home prices would begin... Read More

    Real Estate: Buying & Selling 101 – Episode 16: Veteran Air Conditioning

    By Laura Rode | October 15, 2020

    Veteran AC November 21st, 2019 Wondering if it’s time to replace your AC? Listen to Kevin Henault with Veteran AC as he informs us on when it may be time for a new one! Read More

    Real Estate: Buying & Selling 101 – Episode 15: Start to Finish Drafting

    By Laura Rode | October 15, 2020

    Start to Finish Drafting November 7th, 2019 Jason Kubisiak with Start to Finish Drafting talks about velocity and flood zone construction and the importance of the FEMA 50% rule Read More

    Real Estate: Buying & Selling 101 – Episode 14: First International Title

    By Laura Rode | October 15, 2020

    First International Title October 31st, 2019 Watch as Michele Gregoire with First International Title shares what the process looks like at the hands of a title company Read More