A Seller’s Guide to Navigating the Home Inspection

This is a great checklist and overview of what you, as a seller, should expect during a Home Inspection:   A Seller’s Guide to Navigating the Home Inspection Passing the inspection advances you to the next level: closing the deal on your house. Getting beyond the home inspection is sort of like advancing to the … Continue reading A Seller’s Guide to Navigating the Home Inspection

Housing Market: Another Gigantic Difference Between 2008 And 2018

I wanted to share this interesting perspective on the housing market today compared to 2008. The sky is not falling, as some might like you to believe.   Housing Market: Another Gigantic Difference Between 2008 And 2018 Some are attempting to compare the current housing market to the market leading up to the “boom and … Continue reading Housing Market: Another Gigantic Difference Between 2008 And 2018

6 Ways Home Buyers Mess Up Getting a Mortgage

Here are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare to buy a home. All are best practices to keep in mind during the process!   6 Ways Home Buyers Mess Up Getting a Mortgage By Daniel Bortz | Feb 19, 2018   Getting a mortgage is, by general consensus, the most treacherous part of buying … Continue reading 6 Ways Home Buyers Mess Up Getting a Mortgage

Coastal College Towns: Your Southwest Florida Guide to Higher Education

The Michael Saunders team does an excellent job of compiling and sharing information that is useful to all of us. Kathryn has assembled an impressive list of higher education in our region. (I’m a proud USF alum – Go Bulls!)   Coastal College Towns: Your Southwest Florida Guide to Higher Education By: Kathryn Parks | … Continue reading Coastal College Towns: Your Southwest Florida Guide to Higher Education

Red Tide on Florida’s Gulf Coast

This article is reposted from the Michael Saunders website blog and gives a helpful overview of our current Red Tide issue, as well as some great links to more resources and information. Red Tide on Florida’s Gulf Coast By: Kathryn Parks | August 14, 2018 | Florida’s Gulf Coast has been in the news in … Continue reading Red Tide on Florida’s Gulf Coast

Thinking of remodeling? Here’s the latest in kitchen upgrades

By Melissa Erickson / More Content Now Posted Aug 7, 2018 at 6:00 AM Homeowners looking to update their kitchens are setting their sights on creating inviting and personal spaces. White Euro-style cabinets layered with darker neutral furniture, man-made countertops and a helpful dose of technology prove that a modern kitchen can still be the heart of the home. Two … Continue reading Thinking of remodeling? Here’s the latest in kitchen upgrades

Hidden in plain sight: Contract Clauses Clients May Miss

By Joel Maxson Aug. 6, 2018 – When a buyer and seller enter into a contract, the law treats both parties as if they read and understood all terms, even if they just gave the contract a quick skim. This can be a significant problem if one of the parties fails to notice a provision … Continue reading Hidden in plain sight: Contract Clauses Clients May Miss

Millionaire To Millennials: Owning Your Home Can Help You Retire Sooner!

  In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that: “Buying a home is the escalator to wealth in America. Homeownership can also help you retire early, that is, if you pay your mortgage off.” Bach suggests that homebuyers should, “Take out a 30-year mortgage, but with the intention of paying it off in 25, 20 or … Continue reading Millionaire To Millennials: Owning Your Home Can Help You Retire Sooner!

Sarasota Eats: Waterfront Restaurants With Old Florida Vibes

One of the questions I get asked all of the time is, “What are some good restaurants that are on the water?” Thanks to our friends at Sarasota Magazine, I’m happy to share this starter list of places to consider.   Kick Back and Relax at These Waterfront Restaurants These eight spots are filled with … Continue reading Sarasota Eats: Waterfront Restaurants With Old Florida Vibes

What You Need to Know Before Accepting – or Rejecting – an Offer

It’s not always about the money (except when it is). The day will come — and it will be a wonderful, joyous, do-a-happy-dance day — when you receive an offer, or multiple offers, for your home. And on that day, you’re going to face a question you may not have previously considered: How do you know if … Continue reading What You Need to Know Before Accepting – or Rejecting – an Offer