15 Things To Know Before You Buy a Home in Florida

15 things to know before you buy a home
Are you looking to buy a home in Florida? While many of the rules and advice below apply nationwide, like most states, Florida has a few processes uniquely her own. For example, the various types of forms your buyer’s agent might use to write up an offer are unique to Florida. Read on a for a full list of what to know before you buy a home in Florida. While not every transaction is identical, the list below covers the core steps. Being knowledgeable of them will help you prepare and will positio...
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Sarasota at a Glance Infographic- Some Quick Facts about Sarasota

Are you unfamiliar with Sarasota? At the end of this post is Sarasota at a glance with some quick facts in a simple infographic. (For fun we've titled our infographic SRQuick Facts, because one fact to know is that our airport code is SRQ). While there's a lot more to be discovered about Sarasota county, our colorful infographic summarizes the basics. If you are thinking of moving to Sarasota County or Manatee County and have any questions at all, call Rick Libro with RE/MAX Alliance Group. A...
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What $1,000,000 Buys in Sarasota Real Estate

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What $1,000,000 Buys in Sarasota Real Estate We took a look at several Sarasota homes in the $1,000,000 price point and chose three that summarize the options nicely for this month, June of 2017. Have you ever wondered how Sarasota prices compare to other cities when it comes to buying a home? Think about the other cities throughout the US where $1,000,000 doesn’t go very far, and when you see the homes featured, we’re sure you’ll agree that Sarasota presents some great possibilities. Find out ...
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Beach Bargains – What Your Money Can Buy in Sarasota Real Estate

Are you looking for a place at one of the many beautiful beaches in Sarasota? The powdery sand and gorgeous sunsets have many daydreaming about a vacation or investment rental property on Siesta Key, Lido Key or Longboat Key. You might just find a property to fit your budget. In this week’s post, we’ve done the work of sifting through the MLS for you, and are presenting four properties on the market as of this writing (May 2017) that are priced well and are in prime locations for the beach lo...
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What Your Money Can Buy in Sarasota Real Estate in the Lower $300,000s Price Range

What can your money buy in Sarasota Real Estate? Find out in this ongoing video series featuring a variety of locations in Sarasota, Florida. Each post in this series showcases properties in a particular price range to help you discover what your money can buy in Sarasota real estate. Today’s post showcases several properties priced in the lower $300,000 price range and available as of May 2017.  Featured are properties ranging from a new construction 2-story villa to remodeled, mid-century m...
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What Your Money Can Buy in Sarasota Real Estate under $150,000?

Have you ever wondered what your money can buy in Sarasota Real Estate? Find out in this ongoing video series featuring a variety of locations in Sarasota, Florida. Each post in this series showcases properties in a particular price range to help you discover what your money can buy in Sarasota real estate. The video in today’s post features three properties priced below $150,000 as of May 2017. Generally, this is a tough price bracket to shop in for Sarasota Real Estate, but as you’ll see, t...
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Cost vs. Value: Which Home Improvements Offer the Highest ROI in 2017?

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How should homeowners invest their dollars this year? Here are the areas to focus on for home improvements. With the many different projects reported annually in Remodeling Magazine’s Cost  vs. Value Report, not much has changed from last year...and that's not a bad thing. The 29 projects found on this year’s report paid back an average of 64.3 cents on the dollar in resale value. Looking at the 24 most tracked projects (projects consistently tracked for the last six years), their payba...
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Mid-Century Style Homes in Sarasota

Do you like the hip-cat-cool-style of midcentury homes? Sarasota has many of them. Check out this fun and entertaining short video featuring two of these homes currently on the market. Real estate has never been more fun! To see more homes on the market visit www.sarasota-homes-for-sale.com. Brought to you by The Rick Libro Group, Realtors with RE/MAX Alliance Group. 1-941-504-2850. https://youtu.be/hMFM7j-Pigc   Midcentury homes on the market in Sarasota range in price and locatio...
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Site of Former Sarasota Quay property moves toward development

The owner of the former Sarasota Quay property is taking initial steps toward development. GreenPointe Communities, which paid $27 million for the 14-acre bayfront site last December, expects to submit a formal development plan to the city of Sarasota early next year. The project, called "Sarasota Bayside," will - for now - retain the scope of the development that was approved eight years ago, GreenPointe regional president Rick Harcrow said Tuesday. That project calls for up to 695 con...
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