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Diane was incredibly knowledgeable and very helpful. She is detailed and does her research. As an out of town buyer I did a lot of research and thought an agent was not going to benefit me in terms of additional information about a house. I was proved wrong... (more)

5Kelly Hanson Matthew

Thank you for all of the great information. You have been a blessing. Hopefully Dad will sell the house and buy a new one soon. Diane and Paul are terrific. Thank you for referring me to Janeen Thomas also. She is a miracle workr.

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Deciphering the Lenders Lingo on Home Buying

March 7th, 2018 by Diane Christner

Lenders, lenders everywhere.  So how does a home buyer select a lender?  My basic suggestions to buyers when loan shopping are: Limit your rate shopping to a 30 day time span because credit bureaus generally won’t ding your credit scores if you keep within that window. Check multiple sources for quotes — retail banks, mortgage […]

Upgrades & New Construction: the devil is in the details….

March 7th, 2018 by Diane Christner

The freedom to choose finishes and design details that please you is what draws many people to new construction homes. But at the same time, anyone who has stepped foot into a design center knows how overwhelming (and expensive) it can be. When it comes time to decide on the upgrades and options, it’s important […]

Mid Century Modern Charmer in Sarasota

July 20th, 2017 by Diane Christner

1705 Andrea PL, Sarasota, FL  34235. I just listed a charming Mid Century Modern home that offers buyers features unique to this style of home:  uncluttered sleek lines, A-frame design with vaulted ceilings and an open floor plan centering around a living – dining entertaining space.  1705 Andrea offers you an updated kitchen with breakfast […]

Big changes may be coming (again) to the National Flood Insurance Program

July 12th, 2017 by Diane Christner

Flood Insurance.  Not a popular topic, but with Florida leading the other states with approximately 1.8 million flood insurance policies, residents need to be aware that the current flood insurance program is set to expire on September 30, 2017. The last time the National Flood Insurance Program expired, Congress let the program lapse 4 times, made […]

Special assessment? What special assessment & other surprises when buying a condo.

May 8th, 2017 by Diane Christner

Since this has come up twice in recent real estate transactions here in Sarasota, I thought it a topic worth mentioning to buyers.  Special assessments.   Special assessments are those assessments imposed by a condominium association against the unit owners, other than those regular assessments required by the annual budget.   Special assessments come about […]

MTV filming realty show on Siesta Key

May 8th, 2017 by Diane Christner

Siesta Key Beach has long been known as a destination spot for it’s white, quartz sand beaches and sparkling blue waters.  The key will soon be known as the location for filming a MTV reality show about college students returning home for the summer. MTV describes the show as an unscripted series in the vein of […]

Quick Safety Tips for FSBOs (for sale by owner) regarding Showing your Home

September 25th, 2016 by Diane Christner

  Most home owners selling without the assistance of a Realtor make some plans for marketing their homes but rarely think about what can happen when showing their homes to strangers.  Not everyone calling to look at your home may actually want to purchase it.  Owners must consider that when you place ads on the […]

My agent says there are multiple offers on the home I want to buy….

May 8th, 2016 by Diane Christner

You’ve been house hunting for weeks, even months.  A new listing comes on the market and you love it, you go with your agent and immediately write an offer.  Your agent calls hours later to tell you there are multiple offers on “your” home.  Now what? Sellers have several ways to deal with multiple offers. […]

Sarasota/Manatee real estate market on track to break all-time sales record in 2015

January 13th, 2016 by Diane Christner

As the title states, our local Sarasota/Manatee association of Realtors has announced that sales are on track to set a new record for 2015.  The final statistics will be out soon.   A total of 19,389 properties were sold in 2014, sales numbers for 2015 reached 19,020 by the end of November.  That means the […]

Central Park at Lakewood Ranch – Offering a Special Property

September 23rd, 2015 by Diane Christner

I recently listed a very unique property in the Piedmont Park neighborhood of Central Park at Lakewood Ranch.  It is an impeccable Neal built home with a very unique, premium homesite – no neighbors to the north, no neighbors behind and the pie shaped lot gives additional space between homes on the south as well. […]

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