Positioned for growth and poised for paradise

The data is in, folks – Florida is the place to be! With positive contributors like steady mortgage rates, coupled with the boost in seller confidence, the Sunshine State’s housing market in the second quarter has been on an upward trajectory. Below, I’ve highlighted some of the key figures from Michael Saunders & Co.’s Q2 … Continue reading Positioned for growth and poised for paradise

HOAs 101: Where does my fee go?

If you’re looking to buy a home in Florida, the acronym “HOA” will become very familiar to you. HOA stands for homeowners association, and it’s an entity that manages common area costs for those who live in communities. Generally speaking, if HOAs are present in your community, you’re most likely required to pay them a … Continue reading HOAs 101: Where does my fee go?

Easy ways to enhance your home’s street value

First impressions are everything! When people are driving around or strolling through your neighborhood, you want your home to catch their eye. Curb appeal is the key to making your home inviting and enhancing the overall street value. Accomplishing this is a lot simpler than people think. It only takes a few tweaks and upgrades … Continue reading Easy ways to enhance your home’s street value

Finding your dream home is a team sport

Buying a home can be stressful–that’s why it’s important to have a support system in place to help work out the  kinks for a smooth transaction. When it comes to finding your new home, the first step is to draft a team of trusted professionals to help guide you along the way. Your team, composed of … Continue reading Finding your dream home is a team sport

3 tips for staging your home like a pro

A primary goal when it comes to selling a home is doing so in a timely manner. A step in this process, which could be the most important of all, is how the home is staged. A properly staged home can be the determining factor between making a sale or not — or at least … Continue reading 3 tips for staging your home like a pro

How millennials can live luxe in SRQ without breaking the bank

Did you know that buying younger builds wealth faster? With this in mind, more and more millennials are looking to invest in homes of their own. To newbie homebuyers, living in luxury may feel like a distant dream, but it’s actually much easier than you think! Below, I offer tips to help millennials feel more … Continue reading How millennials can live luxe in SRQ without breaking the bank

Real Estate Watch: What’s new in SRQ?

With warmer weather upon us, locals and vacationers alike are enjoying all that sunny Sarasota has to offer. Interested in purchasing a home or condo so you can join in on the fun? Let me catch you up on what’s new in SRQ real estate. The SRQ area is currently experiencing an inventory shortage. As … Continue reading Real Estate Watch: What’s new in SRQ?

Floridians’ confidence trends upward

Those living in the Sunshine State are feeling good! The Florida Consumer Confidence Index, which is measured monthly by the University of Florida’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research, was released on April 30. It states that Floridians’ consumer sentiment now sits at 102, making it the highest it has been in 17 years! Three … Continue reading Floridians’ confidence trends upward

Welcome to my blog

Hi, I’m Amy! Welcome to my blog. Here you’ll find information about the latest and greatest properties in Manatee and Sarasota counties, helpful tips related to homeownership and more. But, first, let me tell you a little about myself. I became a licensed real estate broker in 1998 and to say that I absolutely love … Continue reading Welcome to my blog