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Are Homeowners Renovating to Sell or to Stay?

November 14, 2018

Do you want to “age in place” or find a new home for your retirement?  Apparently a lot of seniors would prefer to renovate what they have and stay in their homes than sell and find something that better suits their needs.  Of course, this idea won’t work if your retirement plans include a home […]

How to Honor a Veteran Today and Everyday

November 12, 2018

Courtesy Keeping Current Matters 2018 One hundred years ago, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we marked the end of the “war to end all wars.” That day, which was to be observed annually on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, became known as Armistice Day and then, later on, […]

Why Has Housing Supply Increased as Sales Have Slowed Down?

November 7, 2018

Our inventory has been quite high for a while now but other parts of the country have had very little inventory available.  It seems like the country is evening out now with more inventory available in most areas.  Interest rates have contributed to the problem, as rates go up the ability to buy diminishes because […]

Rent or Buy: Either Way You’re Paying A Mortgage!

October 19, 2018

Courtesy of Keeping Current Matters 2018 There are some people who have not purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize, however, that unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. As Entrepreneur Magazine, a premier source for […]

Where Are Mortgage Interest Rates Headed In 2019?

October 17, 2018

It is a fact that interest rates have increased this year and a very good possibility they will increase even more in 2019.  Even half a percentage point in interest rates can change the type of home you can purchase for your family.  Why wait?  Let’s see what you can afford now and get you […]

Mortgage Interest Rates are Still Going Up… Should You Wait to Buy?

October 12, 2018

Don’t be the buyer can that no longer buy because of higher interest rates.  Mortgage rates have risen in the last few months but they are still lower than they have been in decades.  Don’t miss the opportunity to buy now while the interest rate is still attainable.  Your purchasing power decreases each time there […]

Buying a Home is Cheaper than Renting in 38 States!

October 10, 2018

Are you still renting? That begs the question: WHY?  The map below shows that it is cheaper to own a home in Florida than it is to rent.  Why throw your money away each month for your landlord’s mortgage?  No down payment?  That may not be an excuse any more; we can arrange financing with […]

Is Now a Good Time to Rent? NO!

October 5, 2018

Rents continue to rise in Southwest Florida.  Many new rental communities are being built but the monthly rent rates they are charging are very high.  Yes they offer amenities but why throw your money away every month?  With low interest rates, at least for the moment, and a lot of inventory in our area, it […]