Authenticity meets luxury in this distinctive, Key West style home, located just minutes from Florida’s Gulf Coast beaches. Situated in the Historic River district, the house boasts impeccable landscaping, wrapping the entire property in unique Florida charm. The elegant front porch and custom etched glass entryway will lead you into a thoughtful and warm open [...]
Wonderful home located in Rivers Ridge enclave, located minutes from the sugar white sand beaches of Anna Maria Island, Robinsons Preserve and Desoto Park. Upon entering you are welcomed by generous oversized rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows that look out to your beautiful pool and screened-in lanai. There are craftsman built-ins located in the den with [...]
Southern Belle offers an exceptionally private, tranquil and beautiful setting. This three bedroom, two bath single level home is completely updated. The panoramic view of Lake La Vista is among the island’s best. With southern exposure and wonderful sunsets, savor the multiple seating areas, hot tub, swimming pool, decks, dock and large screened porch. Enjoy [...]
Historic Pool Home located in the heart of historic Wares Creek Neighborhood just west of downtown Bradenton. This home has plenty of character and is truly a tropical oasis in the city. This two-story home has a kitchen on each level, so it can be used as two units. Currently 2 of the possible 4 [...]
Splendid Gulf of Mexico views and miles of white sugar sand beach highlight this lovely top floor seaside condo. Glide open the pocket sliders to the screened lanai to bring the gentle sea breeze in. Tasteful updates include granite counters, breakfast bar, recessed lighting, Kraftmaid soft close cabinetry and Kenmore appliances. The en-suite master bedroom [...]
How a Florida vacation rental can benefit for your retirement
Nowadays, everybody is looking for a way to capture a new revenue stream. More and more investors find that to buy a Florida rental property and rent it to vacationers is a profitable investment.
To attract vacationers who prefer homes to hotel rooms, homeowners should work with [...]
All-cash buyers have surged since the housing downturn while the typical amount of time it takes to sell a home is shrinking, revealing the changing dynamics of today’s home buyers and sellers.
Academic experts took a closer look at cash buyers and how time-on-market impacts home sales during the “Changing Dynamics of Recent Home Buyers and [...]
The Canadian newspaper “The Globe and Mail“ says “worst is over” – Florida turned a corner and heading back up. International investors must “jump fast if they want to take advantage” of it.
Hey aspiring snowbirds: The Florida housing market could be rebounding
Florida is known for its amusement parks, but no white-knuckle ride has been quite like [...]
For the second consecutive year, key federal IRS tax breaks for homeowners are about to expire. But this year, Congress seems to be making little effort to extend mortgage-forgiveness debt relief, deductions for mortgage insurance payments and home energy-efficiency retrofits after Dec. 31.
Mortgage-forgiveness debt: Prior to Congress changing the law six years ago, any borrower [...]
Bradenton – The Wares Creek neighborhood near downtown Bradenton is getting a nice overhaul soon. The Bank of Ozarks is planning their Manatee County HQ to be built on a 2 acre lot between 19th St W and Manatee Ave W. The plans look nice and will definitly bring Bradenton Wares Creek back on the [...]
Property sales for the year 2012 were the fourth highest in the 90-year history of the Sarasota Association of Realtors®, achieving 9,169 total sales.
In 2003, sales in our market hit 9,697, followed by 11,267 in 2004 (the current all-time high) and 10,562 in 2005. The annual sales dropped to 6,358 in 2006 and bottomed out [...]