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! »

The RE/MAX Alliance Group Commit to be GREEN

By | November 8, 2010

REMAX Alliance Group is one of the first real estate companies in the country to demonstrate a commitment to green business practices as well as promoting green home ownership in Southwest Florida. Alliance Group has a commitment to the environment through an implementation of green practices in all of its business operations & the promotion of Florida Green Certified homes. With the BP oil spill in the gulf … Read More! »

Oil Impact on Southwest Florida Beaches Highly Unlikely….but we are Prepared Just in Case

By | November 8, 2010

Last week I attended a specially held meeting at Mote Marine Laboratory to discuss the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and its potential threat to our Southwest Florida coastline. In attendance were a handful of area real estate leaders as well as Kumar Mahadevan, President and CEO of Mote Marine Laboratory, and Ed McCrane, Emergency Management Chief for Sarasota County. I walked away from the meeting … Read More! »

Hurricane Season…it’s here!

By | November 8, 2010

Here we are three weeks into the Hurricane season on Florida’s west coast and I’m sure everyone is prepared, Right? If not…NOW is the time, don’t wait until it’s too late. Start now by creating a well organized plan to follow. First if your area is threatened by a hurricane, you will have to decide whether you can safely ride out the storm or whether you should evacuate. … Read More! »

Bradenton residents revive historic neighborhood

By | November 8, 2010

Recently an article appeared in The Bradenton Herald about the Holiday Heights neighborhood and how the residents there joined together to clean up and revive their community. The subdivision of Holiday Heights is located west of 18th St W and east of 25th St W, between 53rd Ave W and Cortez Road in Bradenton Florida. The neighborhood grew in the 1950s and 1960s with the building of single … Read More! »

What Does the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf Mean to Sarasota Real Estate and Surrounding Areas?

By | November 8, 2010

I have to admit that initially I didn’t full grasp the tragedy that occurred on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig almost two months ago. While I felt horrible for the 11 men who died in the accident and the families that they left behind, I didn’t truly understand the implications outside of the local effects that would certainly be felt in the immediate Louisiana area. Fast forward approximately … Read More! »

Florida’s West Coast

By | November 8, 2010

Thinking about moving to Florida? Why not consider the beautiful West Coast fo Florida?  With sparkling white sandy beaches, clear blue water, and sunny climate, it is famous as the center for the good life. The West Coast of Florida is a great place to live, work and raise a family. Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria, Longboat Key, St. Armand’s, Venice FL, Cape Haze, Sarasota and of course the … Read More! »

Condos Vs. Single Family Homes

By | June 25, 2010

One of the most common things people tell us when they’re considering a home in our area is that they haven’t decided whether they’d prefer a house or a condo.  This question, though basic on the surface, is a complex and significant choice that will help determine many big factors in the real estate process – and in the buyer’s lifestyle for years to come. It’s important to … Read More! »

Short Sale vs. Foreclosure – Seller Information

By | April 27, 2010

There are a lot of really, really good reasons not to let the bank simply foreclose on your property; to name a few, short sales have significantly less impact on your credit score, you can often avoid a deficiency judgement with a short sale, and short sales don’t jeapordize any security clearance you may have. Here’s a more comprehensive analysis. Foreclosure Short Sale > Primary homeowners who get … Read More! »

Short Sale Tax Information

By | April 27, 2010

While there is a possibility that you will not have any tax liability after completing a short sale, there is also a possibility that the government will consider your debt forgiveness as income – and you may have to pay taxes on it. We can help you figure it out.