Pending home sales rose strongly in October and remain above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, surged 10.4 percent to 93.3 in October from 84.5 in September and is 9.2 percent above October 2010 when it stood at [...]
Sarasota got featured on the Today Show as the #1 market where it is time to buy!
„Today“ contributor and Real Estate Expert Barbara Corcoran picked the cities where prices have dropped the most during the downturn, but in the last quarter, prices are shooting up.
So if you´re in search of a home or investment property in [...]
ORLANDO, Fla. – Nov. 21, 2011 – Florida’s existing home and existing condo sales continued to show gains in October, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Existing home sales increased 13 percent last month with a total of 13,755 homes sold statewide compared to 12,145 homes sold in October 2010, according [...]
Though the past four years have seen many cities suffering from large numbers of foreclosures and a loss in home values, ten of these real estate markets are now leading the nation towards a general recovery and stability of the housing sector. The six markets included – Miami, Orlando, Ft. Myers/Cape Coral, Ft. Lauderdale, Sarasota/Bradenton [...]
More U.S. homes entered the foreclosure process in October than in the previous month, with Florida, Pennsylvania and Indiana registering among the largest monthly increases, new data sho
Some 77,733 properties received an initial default notice last month, up 10 percent from September, foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc. said Thursday.
The number of homes scheduled to be [...]
After a year of fewer foreclosures, as bankers reeled from revelations that they were falsifying documents in foreclosure cases, the latest monthly numbers suggest banks are starting to repossess houses again.
Here is an excerpt of an interesting article from the Bradenton Herald on this topic:
The big banks are back in the foreclosure business.
After a year of [...]
Florida’s existing home and existing condo sales continued to show gains in third quarter 2011 compared to the same period a year earlier, according to the latest housing statistics from Florida Realtors®.
Existing home sales rose 12 percent in 3Q 2011 with a total of 46,759 homes sold statewide; during the same period the year before, [...]
Traveling in the near future? Be sure to grab a copy of US Airways magazine, which features a 46-page spread on our beautiful city and its cultural richness.
Here is an excerpt:
One of the key attractions of Sarasota County has been, well, its keys — six barrier islands that lie between the Sarasota Bay and the [...]
Bank of America, the nation’s largest mortgage servicer, is offering Florida homeowners up to $20,000 to short sale their homes rather than letting them linger in foreclosure.
The limited time offer has received little promotion from the Charlotte, N.C.-based bank, which sent emails to select Florida Realtors earlier this week outlining basic details of the plan. [...]
Adding green technology to a home can help homeowners save money in the long run, but some may not be able to afford the upfront investment. Several tax credits effective this year, however, can help homeowners – and buyers – save on green updates.
Here are two main tax credits available for those interested in making [...]