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Monthly Archives: August 2020

    By Admin | August 31, 2020

    ? Whether it’s virtual, remote or in person, we are wishing everyone a great first day of school ?! Read More

    Three Ways to Win in a Bidding War

    By Admin | August 31, 2020

    With so few houses for sale today and low mortgage rates driving buyer activity, bidding wars are becoming more common. Multiple-offer scenarios are heating up, so it’s important to get pre-approved before you start your search. This way, you can put your best foot forward – quickly and efficiently – if you’re planning to buy... Read More

    The Cost of Renting Vs. Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Admin | August 28, 2020

    Some Highlights The percentage of income needed to afford a median-priced home today is declining, while that for renting is on the rise. This is making buying a home an increasingly attractive option for many people, especially with low mortgage rates driving purchasing power. Let’s connect if you’d like expert guidance on exploring your homebuying... Read More

    Why Is It so Important to Be Pre-Approved in the Homebuying Process?

    By Admin | August 27, 2020

    You may have heard that pre-approval is a great first step in the homebuying process. But why is it so important? When looking for a home, the temptation to fall in love with a house that’s outside your budget is very real. So, before you start shopping around, it’s helpful to know your price range,... Read More

    Should You Buy an Existing Home or New Construction?

    By Admin | August 26, 2020

    Finding the right home to purchase today is one of the biggest challenges for potential buyers. With so few homes for sale and construction of newly built homes ramping up, you may be wondering if you should consider new construction in your search process. It’s a great question to ask, and one to look at... Read More

    Builders & Realtors Agree: Real Estate Is Back

    By Admin | August 25, 2020

    When shelter-in-place orders brought the economy to a screeching halt earlier this year, many believed the residential housing market would follow suit. Countless analysts predicted buyer demand would disappear and home values would depreciate for the first time in almost a decade. That, however, didn’t happen. It appears the opposite is taking place. After the... Read More

    The Top Reasons People Are Moving This Year

    By Admin | August 24, 2020

    Today, Americans are moving for a variety of different reasons. The current health crisis has truly re-shaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending extra time where we currently live is enabling many families to re-evaluate what homeownership means and what they find most important in a home. According to Zillow: “In 2020, homes went from... Read More

    Ask a Pro About Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Admin | August 21, 2020

    Some Highlights According to trending data, searches for key real estate topics are skyrocketing online. Clearly, lots of people have questions about buying a home, and other topics related to the process. Working with a trusted real estate professional will help you create the most personalized and helpful experience. Let’s connect so you have the... Read More

    By Admin | August 20, 2020

    ✨PENDING IN 1 DAY✨ We are so excited about what the future holds for the buyers of this beautiful home in Arlington Cove! ? Looking to Buy or Sell Real Estate? ? Call the #1 TEAM in ?Englewood & ⛳Rotonda West! StiverFirth International Team RE/MAX Alliance Group (941) 548-4434 Find your dream home on Read More

    Forbearance Numbers Are Lower than Expected

    By Admin | August 20, 2020

    Originally, some housing industry analysts were concerned that the mortgage forbearance program (which allows families to delay payments to a later date) could lead to an increase in foreclosures when forbearances end. Some even worried that we might relive the 2006-2008 housing crash all over again. Once you examine the data, however, that seems unlikely.... Read More