Market Insight

When Should We List Our Home for Sale?

Saturday, May 6, 2017 It may be the question I am asked most frequently: When is the best time to list our home for sale? Many sellers don’t really have a choice in the matter. Read More

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Tierra Verde Real Estate Trends | Q1 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017 I’ll be honest! Before I undertook this statistical evaluation of real estate activity on Tierra Verde so far in 2017, I had the impression our market was sluggish compared to the first Read More

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FDOT Unveils Plan/Timeline for New Tierra Verde Bridge

March 1, 2017: Representatives of the Florida Department of Transportation reported to the Tierra Verde Business Partnership that replacement of Structure E (a.k.a. the Tierra Verde Bridge) is fully funded. The estimated cost currently is about Read More

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National Real Estate Forecast for 2017

One of my roles as a Realtor® is to help you understand the local (Pinellas County) and hyper-local (Tierra Verde) real estate market. But it certainly helps to compare and contrast what is happening locally Read More

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Cost vs. Value of Home Improvements

Most home sellers recognize the value of freshening a home they want to sell with new paint, cleaned carpets, sparkling windows and all appliances and systems in working condition. But what about bigger ticket items like Read More

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3 Reasons to Buy Luxury Property THIS Year!!

The housing market is hot, with prices rising as demand far outpaces supply in almost every region. However, when it comes to luxury real estate, things are quite different. In the upper-end market, inventory is Read More

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5 Reasons to Sell This Summer

As the temperature rises, buyers are coming out ready to purchase their dream homes. The summer is a great time to list your home for sale. Here are five reasons why: 1. Demand Is Strong Read More

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Gap Between Homeowner’s & Appraiser’s Opinions Narrows Slightly

In today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. One major challenge in such a market is the bank appraisal. If prices are surging, it is difficult Read More

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BREXIT: What’s the FIXIT for U.S. Home Buyers and Sellers?

Now that much of the dust has settled and the panic has waned, let’s take a look at what impact Britain’s exit from the European Union may have on the U.S. housing market. The most Read More

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Thinking You Should FSBO? Think Again [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:  According to NAR’s Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers: 88% of buyers look for their new home online. Using a real estate agent can net you $39,000 more than FSBO’ing. There is a long Read More

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