The Today Show: Sarasota Is The #1 Place in the US To Buy A Home

By | November 29, 2010

Thanks, Today Show, for telling the country what so many of us already know: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Home sales are surging at an incredible pace as the national economy rebounds; the average sale price went up 13% in the last quarter, inventory is at its lowest point since before the boom (yes, BEFORE the boom) and buyers are getting … Read More! »

Interest Rates On The Rise?

By | November 8, 2010

As interest rates have plunged to record lows over the past year, there’s been a lot of speculation about where rates are headed and when they’ll rise again.  Heading into 2010, many experts believed that rates would shoot up as the Fed backed out of buying mortgage-backed securities; the opposite turned out to be true when rates instead continued to fall in response to the economic climate. This … Read More! »

20 Ways To Make Moving Easy

By | November 8, 2010

After the inspections are completed, the mortgage is approved, and the closing date is set, there’s still one giant hurdle you’ve got to cross: Moving Day. This is consistently one of the most stressful days in the process – but being prepared is half the battle. Here’s our simple checklist to make your move a success. [line] Two Weeks Before The Move Start accumulating as many boxes as … Read More! »

September 2010 Property Sales Remain Steady

By | November 8, 2010

September 2010 looked a lot like August 2010 in the Sarasota real estate market, with sales and prices virtually identical to the previous month. In fact, September 2010 was also virtually identical to September 2009 in overall sales and median prices. Property sales in September 2010 stood at 547 total sales, compared to 567 last month and 554 last September. Prices were also virtually identical. September 2010 saw … Read More! »

August 2010 Sales Up; Prices Remain Stable

By | November 8, 2010

The Sarasota real estate market rebounded in August 2010 after an expected slower July, following the expiration of the federal $8,000 homebuyer incentive. Sales were up 8 percent over July 2010, and up 14.3 percent over August 2009. Property sales in August 2010 stood at 567 total sales. This compared to 525 sales in July 2010 and 496 sales in August 2009. There were 408 single family home … Read More! »

Every Foreclosure Moratorium Has A Silver Lining

By | November 8, 2010

It seems like every day we get new news about big banks and the housing market.  We hear about bailouts, we hear about foreclosures, we hear about TARP – and most of the time, it’s not the kind of news we want to hear. Then, every once in a while, we get the kind of news everyone wants to hear: good news. Over the past two weeks, several … Read More! »

Nicki Conway Sells Sarasota Historic Thoms Estate

By | November 8, 2010

Nicki Conway Sells Historic Thoms Estate. SARASOTA, FL August 26, 2010 – Thanks to RE/MAX Alliance Group sales specialist Nicki Conway, one of Sarasota’s most unique and historic estates has been sold. After more than 24 months on the market, Conway successfully assisted Edward and Jo Ann Zobitz with the purchase of the Ella and Burton Thoms estate for $1,045,000. The Thoms estate is definitely not a turnkey … Read More! »

RE/MAX Alliance Group Donates Over $19,000 to Children’s Miracle Network to Help Reach $100 Million Milestone.

By | November 8, 2010

SARASOTA, FL  August 26, 2010 –  RE/MAX Alliance Group Associates have been proud supporters of the Children’s Miracle Network since 1992.  In 2009 alone, they donated $19,457 to the organization. These funds have helped RE/MAX, a leading real estate franchisor, arrive at an amazing milestone: $100 million dollars raised over the past 18 years for Children’s Miracle Network, which raises funds for more than 170 pediatric hospitals. In … Read More! »

Welcome to Beautiful Southwest Florida!

By | November 8, 2010

Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium has called this region home since we opened our doors in 1955. As scientists who study the Gulf of Mexico and educators who teach the public about this unique body of water, we understand why you have chosen this area to purchase your new property. Buying property is an important decision at anytime. Buying property right now, however, may come with some additional … Read More! »

Habitat for Humanity Succeeds as Top U.S. Builder

By | November 8, 2010

Habitat for Humanity moved up three spots to eighth on Builder Magazine’s “Builder 100” list for 2009. As for-profit builders struggle, Habitat has been shielded from many of the market pressures that have confounded for-profit builders. With a steady supply of no-wage volunteers, a donation-based operating model and a niche market of carefully screened low-income home buyers, the nonprofit has been able to weather the housing industry’s downturn. … Read More! »