Browsing Posts From: Sarasota Real Estate

How accurate are automated home values from website like Zillow and Trulia?

December 28, 2015 Posted by: Brad

Not Very, they typically miss the mark by thousands of dollars.   Here what Zillow says on it on website” “The Zestimate® home valuation is Zillow’s estimated market value, computed using a proprietary formula. It is not an appraisal. It is a starting point in determining a home’s value. The Zestimate is calculated from public and user-submitted data, taking into account special features, location, and market conditions. We encourage buyers, sellers, and homeowners to supplement Zillow’s information by doing other research such as: getting a comparative market analysis (CMA) from […]

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Luxury & Waterfront Listings & Sales

December 7, 2015 Posted by: Brad

Examples of my Luxury and Waterfront Listings and Sales.

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New Lending Disclosures

November 18, 2015 Posted by: Brad

New Lending Disclosures / How does it impacts YOU? / What is TRID? TRID is The New TILA RESPA Integrated Disclosures that went into effect August 1, 2015. The government entity responsible for this new disclosure requirement is “CFPB” Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. • The Loan Estimate replaces the initial Truth-in-Lending disclosure & Good Faith Estimate for most closed-end mortgage loans • The Closing Disclosure replaces the final Truth-in-Lending disclosure & HUD-1 Settlement Statement for most closed-end mortgage loans What Types of Loans are not Affected by TRID? • Home […]

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My Target Market / Specilizing in Luxury Real Estate

October 29, 2015 Posted by: Brad

After 17 active years in the Real Estate industry I’v being asked what I specialize in / target market. Interesting question to discern when I think of the 300+ transaction I’ve been part of in my career. I cut my teeth helping Buyers and Sellers with vacant land transactions that consist of a uniquely different due diligence when compared to purchasing a single family home or condo. Moving on from vacant land I was then was able to attract waterfront Buyers in a territory that ranges from Boca Grande, Placida, […]

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Insurance / Wind Mit & 4 Point Inspections

October 26, 2015 Posted by: Brad

Wind Mitigation Inspection Mandated 2009 A process for Discounts only Typical rate from base line without this document Wind mitigation inspection documents the following Roof: Roof Material, Age, Nail Pattern / decking to truss, Roof to Wall attachment, toenail, clip strap three nails or less, or strap wraps up and over truss at wall to truss connection. Clear photos are a must in documenting these items, the forms will be rejected if not supplied. Often times a policy will be written only to have a cancellation months later if there […]

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Sarasota County Market Update

October 22, 2015 Posted by: Brad

Market Update October 22, 2015 Red Hot market conditions in South West Florida at this moment in time. The geographic region I specialize in Venice, Nokomis, Osprey, Sarasota the pendulum has swung aggressively to favor the Seller. Pricing continues to rise on a quarterly basis. National Association of Realtors states Florida will be 2nd only to California in terms of expected appreciation for 2016 at a robust 8-9 percent. That would equate to over 5 consecutive years of appreciation in Florida; two of those yeas seeing double digit appreciation figures. […]

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August 20, 2013 Posted by: Brad

Searching for Venice or Sarasota waterfront luxury properties? Or waterfront luxury properties on the mainland of Venice, Sarasota, Siesta Key, Casey Key, Longboat Key, Lido Key and St. Armand’s? There are many reasons why these waterfront luxury properties are so sought after, either for primary residences, investment properties or secondary homes, Sarasota and Venice are brimming with exceptional properties suitable for every lifestyle. From established, inland homes on mature lots with landscaped lawns to exciting new construction of luxury high rises in downtown Sarasota with stunning bay and ocean views. You […]

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July 19, 2013 Posted by: Brad

Just Listed ~ 401 N Point Road #702,  “The Meridian”, Sarasota Florida. The Meridian at the Oaks Preserve, one of Sarasota County’s premier Golf and Country Clubs.  Inspired by Bertha Palmer Equity golf membership or Social membership mandatory for all owners, ensuring financial stability 42,000 sq’ Georgian mansion style club house Onsite Golf Pros Golf / Two 18-hole championship courses / 12 Har-Tru Tennis courts / Croquet / Condominiums / Estate Homes / Maintenance-Free Homes / Townhouses Club is member owned and governed Amazing dining at the Oaks Club “Grill […]

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April 29, 2013 Posted by: Brad

What is that?  It’s a new home just completed by designer and architect Guy Peterson. Front-and-center in one of Sarasota’s oldest neighborhoods, it rises like a white, cubist castle 35 feet in height, the maximum allowed in the city. Its roof has its own lounging area and kitchen, with concrete counter tops. From there, owners Gary and Beth Spencer can see the downtown skyline and the Ringling Bridge. Window boxes, their inner frames painted turquoise, protrude from the tower in several locations. Tweet: “It’s certainly unique!” “It doesn’t belong there. […]

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March 5, 2012 Posted by: Brad

With the fall in the housing market and fall in interest rates-the cost of housing in the US is tough to beat. Ask the Foreign Nationals-they are flocking here while Americans seem more tentative. Why? Perhaps the internationalists have a longer term view? We are a young country compared to Europe-just ask the gladiator ghosts on the Roman Esplanade. Our prices are less compared to Europe. Our economy is stronger and our political system that might seem “silly” at first sight-is stable. There are no guns or shots fired needed […]

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