Weather permitted: Preparing your home for hurricane season

We’re currently in the midst of hurricane season. Whether you’re from the coast or you live inland, you’ve no doubt heard of the devastating effects of these storms. And, while long-time Floridians know how to anticipate turbulent weather, snowbirds and newbies to the area should do their due diligence to minimize damages if they find … Continue reading Weather permitted: Preparing your home for hurricane season

Features to pay extra attention to when house hunting

So, you’re looking for a new place to call home. You’ve browsed online, took a drive through the neighborhood and checked out the virtual tour. On the outside, the place you’ve found is picture perfect. But before you place an offer, you need to be sure that it is more than meets the eye. If … Continue reading Features to pay extra attention to when house hunting

Thinking of becoming a snowbird? Join the flock!

At a certain time each year, Floridians start to take notice of an increase in traffic and overall crowdedness, and think, “‘Tis the season of snowbirds!” Are you considering flying south for the winter months? Here’s why you should!  The Keys  Snowbird season typically starts around October and lasts until May – the perfect season … Continue reading Thinking of becoming a snowbird? Join the flock!

Navigating out of forbearance as COVID-19 eviction moratorium ends

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government enforced a foreclosure ban, relieving homeowners from paying mortgages if they were struggling to make ends meet. The moratorium protected more than seven million homeowners from foreclosure. As of June 2021, two million Americans were still participating in the program, many of whom are expected … Continue reading Navigating out of forbearance as COVID-19 eviction moratorium ends

Downsizing your home

Whether you’re a traveler, empty nester or someone drawn to a tight-knit community, there are several advantages to downsizing your home. If you’ve been questioning whether or not you’re ready to make the big move, these perks might just convince you. More cash in your pocket Aside from the money you’ll get back from selling … Continue reading Downsizing your home

Things to do in SRQ

With the weight of the last year nearly lifted off our shoulders, this summertime in Sarasota is going to be packed with extra fun and excitement for the whole family to enjoy. The sun is out, the weather is nice, and there are tons of fun activities to do around our city! If you’re ready … Continue reading Things to do in SRQ

April showers bring May flowers

You’ve probably heard the term “curb appeal” before, but if you need a crash course, you can check my past blog post for a quick refresher. Curb appeal is just as important online as it is in person. If your landscaping is out of date or in need of some TLC, you may be deterring … Continue reading April showers bring May flowers

Is a home warranty right for you?

If you’re buying a new home, ask yourself these questions before signing up for a home warranty.

Determining the best home insurance policy

With tons of insurance providers in the market and certain variables to keep top of mind dependent on the area you live, it’s no surprise how daunting the task of choosing the right home insurance policy can be for new homeowners. If you’re new to West Florida and not really sure where to start, I … Continue reading Determining the best home insurance policy

10 DIY tools to always keep at home

Whether you want to refurbish old furniture, install new shelving or repair a cabinet, make sure to have these tools on hand. If you don’t, it’s time to hit the hardware store.