Sarasota Real Estate Blog
Real Estate Guide: How to Qualify for a HomeWritten by Bill True on 2012-04-27 00:00:00
Long before you start browsing properties for sale, you'll want to put your finances in order. The better prepared you are financially, the easier it will be to apply for a mortgage. Here are 6 tips to help you qualify for a home loan...
Buying a Home: Top 5 Mistakes Homebuyers MakeWritten by Bill True on 2012-04-26 00:00:00
If you find yourself facing unexpected emotions when buying a home, don't be hard on yourself. You are not alone. Buying a home may be one of the biggest and most important purchases you'll make. So you want to make sure that you buy a home you can live with, instead of falling head over heels at first sight. Read these top 5 mistakes homebuyers make and how to avoid them...
Is it too late for lowball offers?Written by Bill True on 2012-04-25 00:00:00
If you're considering buying a home in Sarasota, Florida, it's unlikely you'll get away with a lowball offer this year. Realtors are reporting that they're no longer seeing the same number of "lowball" offers they saw a year ago.
Buying a Home: Who is Who?Written by Bill True on 2012-04-24 00:00:00
When buying a home in Sarasota or beyond, you want to know all the players involved in your real estate transaction. Do you know the difference between a home inspector and a home appraiser? Between a mortgage lender and a mortgage broker? Between a real estate agent and an exclusive buyer agent? If not, read on ...
Sarasota Real Estate Best in 7 Years!Written by Bill True on 2012-04-23 00:00:00
Interest in Sarasota real estate comes as no surprise. Sarasota is the 4th most popular real estate market in the nation for international investors, and Sarasota has won many accolades recently...
Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota, FL, is named the #1 Beach in AmericaWritten by Bill True on 2012-04-22 00:00:00
Siesta Beach, Sarasota, Florida, has been named the number one beach in the 21st annual Top 10 Beach List, which is produced by coastal expert Dr. Stephen Leatherman (aka Dr. Beach), Director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida International University. At True Sarasota Real Estate, we couldn't agree more with Dr. Beach. Here are the reasons for this honor....
Tips for First-Time Home BuyersWritten by Bill True on 2012-04-20 00:00:00
With low prices on homes and condos for sale, low interest rates, and an improving economy, you may be thinking of buying a home or condo in Sarasota, Florida. If you're a first-time homebuyer, here are a few tips to help you decide whether you might be ready to take this big step...
Buying a Home in Sarasota Before Prices RiseWritten by Bill True on 2012-04-19 00:00:00
If you are considering buying a home in the Sarasota, Florida area, this spring may be the best time to purchase your very own piece of paradise. Five years after the recession sent housing sales plummeting, all the elements are now in place for a vigorous real estate recovery. Potential home buyers and real estate investors are looking at bargain prices, record-low mortgage rates, rising rents, and an improving employment picture...
Sarasota SunsetsWritten by Bill True on 2012-04-19 00:00:00
The beautiful sunsets in Sarasota, Florida, are another reason we love helping home buyers and real estate investors purchase beautiful waterfront condos, beach homes, and luxury real estate in Sarasota, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Lido Key, Bird Key, Casey Key, and the surrounding areas on the Gulf Coast of Florida. We hope you enjoy these photos of the sunset over Sarasota Bay in April 2012.
Renting vs. Buying a HomeWritten by Bill True on 2012-04-18 00:00:00
Is it better to rent or buy in this real estate market? Read what real estate analysts are saying about the cost of renting an apartment versus the cost of buying a home today.