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 If your landscaping is out of date or in need of some TLC, you may be deterring … Continue reading April showers bring May flowers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.

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Poolside living: Is it for you?

When it comes to searching for a house, most people have a wishlist of criteria that they’re hoping to find in their new abode. Ideally, buyers want to check off as many of these wishlist items as possible – sometimes a swimming pool may be on the list and sometimes it’s just a nice added … Continue reading Poolside living: Is it for you?

What to expect if your dream home has an HOA

Homebuyers in Sarasota County, Florida, find homes in communities managed by a homeowners association. Ask these HOA questions before making an offer.

Shifting priorities: The pandemic’s effect on buying a home

After nearly a year of living in the 2020-dubbed “new normal” – where work, play and everything in between blended together at home – the pandemic has shifted homebuyers’ priorities. From optimal spaces with privacy to comfortable outdoor spaces offering a nice change of scenery, homebuyers are looking for spaces to accommodate a range of … Continue reading Shifting priorities: The pandemic’s effect on buying a home

Breaking down the home closing process

The real estate market is seeing record numbers among first-time homebuyers. Last year, 700,000 single-family home purchases were made by new homeowners, a 15.7% increase from 2019. If you’re among the first-time buyers entering the real estate game, the homebuying process can seem like a daunting one. It’s important to know what to get in … Continue reading Breaking down the home closing process

It’s all fair in love and bidding wars

In a competitive housing market, buyers need to be prepared for what happens when a single property lands multiple offers: a bidding war. When demand is high and inventory is low, buyers need to be prepared to go above and beyond to make sure their offer stands out from the competition. With Florida’s appealing weather … Continue reading It’s all fair in love and bidding wars