Market Survey Shows Falling Mortgage Rates

By | September 15, 2011

For the second time in as many weeks, the rate on the 30-year fixed rate mortgage, the most common type of mortgage in the United States, has hit record lows according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey. The average contract rate on a 30-year FRM fell to 4.09%, down from 4.12% the week prior. The average rate on a 15-year fixed rate mortgage fell from 3.33% to … Read More! »

In Remembrance

By | September 10, 2011

Hello Friends, I want to share with you a snapshot of 9-11.. It’s a picture of me in front of Air Force One at the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport on September 11, 2001. Skip and I had plans to fly to Kansas City but our journey ended that morning. We found ourselves stuck in Atlanta for 2 days. My brother in law published this in his newsletter, The … Read More! »

Pelican Cove Market Snapshot

By | August 31, 2011

Sarasota is fortunate to have many unique communities and neighborhoods that appeal to many different people. It is one of the things that makes Sarasota so desirable for so many.  One of the true hidden gems is a condo community called Pelican Cove.  The Cleary Group has been selling real estate in Pelican Cove for over 15 years and have helped both Buyers and Sellers achieve their real … Read More! »

September in Sarasota

By | August 30, 2011

  This month marks the start of our fall season. It’s a great time to get out and enjoy some of the activities happening in the area during the month of September. Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information Sept. 1st Scottish Country Dancers Sarasota Scottish Country Dancers Sept. 1st Photo Safari at Urfer Family Park Sarasota Sarasota County Parks Sept. 1-4th Baseball: Bradenton Marauders … Read More! »

Great New Pub in Sarasota

By | August 29, 2011

I had heard through the grapevine that Jimmy’s Sand Trap had the best pastrami sandwich in town and since my husband has been on a quest to find just that, we stopped in there for lunch recently. Marty confirmed that it is the best he’s had in Sarasota. I ordered a BLT which was loaded with Applewood smoked bacon, crisp lettuce and nicely ripe tomatoes. Each sandwich comes … Read More! »

Ten Tax Tips for Individuals Selling Their Home

By | August 23, 2011

The IRS recently released a publication titled “Ten Tax Tips for Individuals Selling Their Home”. If you are thinking about selling your home, this is some good information directly from the IRS concerning the gain or loss on the sale, first-time homebuyer credit and change of address. To view the publication please visit: http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=243682,00.html      

Ringling Museum of Art

By | August 18, 2011

The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art is one of the many treasures in Sarasota. We had been years ago but recently visited again and it just reaffirmed that this is a great place to live, work and play. The art museum houses many pieces of world class art and the docents there are very knowledgeable. It was interesting to hear the background of how John Ringling … Read More! »

Sarasota Real Estate Inventory Continues to Decline

By | August 16, 2011

The Sarasota Association of Realtors just released the sales statistics for the month of July. The number of units sold was slightly lower than previous months which is typical for this time of year in our area. The other item of note is the inventory of available of properties continues to decline and is now at the lowest level it’s been in the last decade. To view the … Read More! »

“Shop for a Cause” at Macy’s in Sarasota

By | August 11, 2011

On Saturday, August 27, 2011, Macy’s will host its 6th annual “Shop for a Cause” benefiting charities nationwide. The Riverview High School (RHS) Foundation will be selling tickets for $5 each. When you shop with these tickets on that date you will receive 25% off on all regular, sale and clearance merchandise throughout the store. And, you will be eligible to win a $500 gift card, no purchase … Read More! »

RE/MAX Ranks Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Both Home Buyers and Home Sellers

By | August 4, 2011

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.: 27 July 2011 — Although conditions in the real estate market point to the continued existence of a buyers’ market, home buyers indicate they are less satisfied with real estate company services, compared with 2010, while home-seller satisfaction has improved during the same time period, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Home Buyer/Seller StudySM released today. The study, now in its fourth year, … Read More! »