Featured Homes

Longboat Key – $649,000 Longboat Key – $649,000

Uncover for yourself the unlimited excitement and fun that this private waterfront residence has to offer. This quality Longboat Key beach/boater’s home is comfortably modern, easily maintainable and geographically desirable. Beautiful hardwood floors, stone/tile baths, new windows, doors, dock and kitchen appliances. From your boat dock, you are 10 minutes by boat to the Gulf [...]

Bradenton – $795,000 Bradenton – $795,000

Old Florida elegance is the only way to describe this Spanish style home originally built in the 1940′s and set among one of the most beautiful, full views along the entire length of this West Bradenton bayou.  Nestled among many mature trees and set back from the street by a long circular drive, this 3200-some [...]

Bradenton Lakebridge – $199,000 Bradenton Lakebridge – $199,000

Completely updated 3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom Villa in the gated community of Lakebridge, which sits directly next to famous IMG Sports acedemy & across the street from the State College of Florida & Manatee Technical Institute.
This beautiful villa offers plenty of space and relaxing views of the lake. Kitchen, bathrooms and all floors have [...]

Bradenton, $750,000 Bradenton, $750,000

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 [...]

Bradenton – $595,000 Bradenton – $595,000

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 [...]

Buyer Advise

Florida Vacation properties the perfect revenue stream for many investors Florida Vacation properties the perfect revenue stream for many investors

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 [...]

Real Estate

More cash sales, shrinking time on market More cash sales, shrinking time on market

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 [...]

International

Canadian Newspaper: It´t time to buy a Florida home! Canadian Newspaper: It´t time to buy a Florida home!

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 [...]

Seller Advice

Short sale tax savings might expire Dec. 31

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

Bradenton / Sarasota: top destinations for Baseball

Bradenton and Sarasota have been featured in The Flipkey Blog post: 5 MLB Spring Training Destinations that Offer Way More than Baseball!
The destinations got picked not just for watching Spring training, but also for many more things to do outside of spending your entire day on the baseball field.
The other 3 destinations mentioned are Clearwater, [...]

Sarasota

Sarasota/Bradenton area among best places for homeownership

The North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota region is one of the best places in the country to own a home, according to the con­sumer advocacy website NerdWallet.
NerdWallet ranked North Port/Bradenton/Sarasota as the ninth best medium-sized metropolitan area in the country for homeownership based on availability of homes, monthly homeowner costs, monthly household income and popula­tion growth.
According to the [...]

Taxes

New FEMA Flood Zones for Bradenton, Manatee County

Bradenton – New preliminary FEMA flood maps for Bradenton and Manatee County can be checked on the County GIS.
Becoming effective later this year or beginning of next year.
After months of collaboration and the regular sharing of information resulting in preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps, officials with the incorporated and unincorporated municipalities in Manatee County and [...]