January 2017

There are 3 blog entries for January 2017.

With a real estate magnate moving into the White House, many are wondering about how that will influence the real estate market, and many more are wondering if it's a good time to buy. While some are confident in the direction a Trump presidency will take the economy, others are concerned about his economic-growth plans igniting inflation, which will, in turn, raise mortgage rates. Essentially, if you've been considering buying a home in 2017, now may be the best time to do it.

Housing prices have been on the rise since hitting bottom in 2011, and currently, we're seeing the highest median home prices in ten years, a 40% hike in the last five years alone. Fortunately, low mortgage rates have still managed to keep homes affordable. According to the

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This week, I want to focus on a West of Trail beauty and an adorable Siesta Key home I think you'll love. 

The highly desirable Granada neighborhood is home to a charming Spanish Mediterranean 3 bedroom/2 bath home at 1681 Bonita Lane that has been tastefully renovated by its current owner. Most of this West of Trail gem features beautiful travertine floors, but the bedrooms retain the original wood flooring for a cozy, retro feel. The kitchen and both bathrooms have been updated with new cabinets and counters, and the kitchen also now includes all new appliances and custom woodwork on the accent wall and breakfast bar.

Two of the bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bathroom, and the master bedroom includes a walk in closet and French doors leading

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Since the Victorian Age, those who were prosperous in Europe would travel south to Italy and France to escape the cold, dark winters. While the word “snowbird” wasn’t coined until 1923 to describe nomadic workers who went south for the winter, in the last few decades, it has been used to describe anyone who owns a winter home in the southern United States. Since John D. Rockefeller first set up his winter home in Ormond Beach in 1914, followed by Henry Ford and Thomas Edison in Fort Myers, those who can afford it have been migrating to Florida to avoid the snow and sleet.

These days, you don’t have to be a millionaire or business magnate to be a snowbird. More and more, people who are thrifty, well-invested, or self-employed are able to live in

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