Happy Thanksgiving!

How did Thanksgiving come about? In November 1621, the Plymouth Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians shared a pre-winter collect devour after the pilgrims successful harvested their first corn crop that year  and is recognized today as one of the main Thanksgiving festivities here. For over two centuries, days of thanksgiving were commended by singular settlements and states. It … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

Home Renovations for Less than the Cost of an iPhone

With every new iPhone release, we discover new ways we can’t live without our devices.The iPhone is waterproof and has the most durable glass yet. It has enhanced stereo speakers, a stellar camera and more. However, it comes at a hefty price of around $1000. You might think I could do a lot with this … Continue reading Home Renovations for Less than the Cost of an iPhone

5 Halloween Must-Do’s to keep Children Safe

Everyone loves a good scare on Halloween – as long as it’s just a trick! To help you avoid any real-life scares around your property consider these simple precautions. Provide plenty of lighting to ensure your visitors can see where they are walking. If you have concrete steps which can get slippery when wet, think … Continue reading 5 Halloween Must-Do’s to keep Children Safe

6 Easy Ways to Boost Curb Appeal

The exterior of the home counts big for creating first impressions.  It is a critical factor in attracting a buyer. Here are a few things you can do to enhance curb appeal. Adding colorful flowers, like yellows and pinks, to your landscaping can be the pop of color needed to attract buyers. Freshen up your … Continue reading 6 Easy Ways to Boost Curb Appeal

Sarasota Ranked As No. 1 Best Place To Retire

Sarasota was named the No. 1 best city to live as a retiree according to U.S. News & World latest report. Sarasota outranked all other cities when it came to happiness of residents.  Daytona Beach was ranked No. 7.  Cities were chosen based on criteria including housing affordability, the happiness index, quality of healthcare, retiree … Continue reading Sarasota Ranked As No. 1 Best Place To Retire

Home Inspections are a Crucial Piece of the Real Estate Puzzle

Whether you are buying something that is 100 years old or brand new – whether it’s 5000 square feet or 500 – you should have a home inspection.  It is money well spent and it is about being a smart buyer. As your Realtor I always advise buyers to do this as it is crucial … Continue reading Home Inspections are a Crucial Piece of the Real Estate Puzzle

For Sale By Owner

One of the main reasons why For Sale By Owners (FSBOs) don’t use a real estate agent is because they believe they will save the commission an agent charges to place their home on the market and then selling it. A new study by Collateral Analytics reveals that FSBOs don’t actually save anything and in some … Continue reading For Sale By Owner

Housing Shortage

There is a Housing Shortage right now! Inventory of available homes on the market is the lowest it has been in many years. Two primary reasons – Baby Boomers’ reluctance to sell their properties and homes fitting current family needs. If you have been thinking of selling,  now is a good time.  Not everyone wants … Continue reading Housing Shortage