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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 […]

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 […]

Why isn’t my home selling ??

October 8th, 2014 by Diane Christner

Why isn’t my home selling?  This question gets asked a lot on various real estate forums. You’ve listed your home for sale and start planning  your move.  But after weeks (or months) on the market, no one is making offers.  Why not?  There could be a number of reasons, but as a long time listing agent […]

Heritage Harbour Cancels Plans for Marina

October 3rd, 2014 by Diane Christner

A 12 acre commercial marina and retail center that was eventually to be built at the master planned community of Heritage Harbour in south Manatee county has officially been canceled by the developer, Lennar. Lennar is proposing to replace the originally planned marina & retail center with single family home sites where the homeowners who […]

Sarasota Real Estate Market Report for July 2014

September 9th, 2014 by Diane Christner

Many are asking the question – when will the next “wave” of foreclosures hit the Sarasota area market?  Current statistics indicate buyers should not expect a large flood of new distress listings.  In fact, the number of Lis Pendens filings for foreclosure have been steadily dropping as home prices have been increasing.  (Less homeowners are […]

Home Inspections – Should I or Shouldn’t I Have One???

August 26th, 2014 by Diane Christner

Buyers often ask me whether they should spend money on a home inspection for the property they are under contract to purchase. Buying a home is an expensive investment – why would you do so without knowing the specifics of what you are buying? Most home purchase contracts include a Home Inspection Contingency.  This provides […]

Sarasota Real Estate Market Update – June 2014

August 10th, 2014 by Diane Christner

The statistics released by the Sarasota Board of Realtors for June 2014 show the market is still going strong, with June being the 4th month in a row with sales topping the 1000 mark.   June saw 1048 sales, of which 727 were single family homes and 321 were condo sales.  Pending sales of 901 […]

The Isles of Palmer Ranch

June 14th, 2014 by Diane Christner

The Isles of Palmer Ranch is very similar to it’s neighbor to the north, Village Walk, but there is one significant difference — The Isles is not a gated community.The Isles offers it’s residents a 11,000 sq ft lakeside clubhouse with a fitness center and multiple meeting rooms for socializing.  The community has an on […]

Central Park at Lakewood Ranch

June 14th, 2014 by Diane Christner

Central Park at Lakewood Ranch is a gated community located a couple of miles north of SR70, off of Lakewood Ranch Blvd.  The main feature is the 10 acre community park, which gives this community a “small town” feel. The park offers shaded picnic areas/ pavillions, baseball & soccer fields, tennis courts, a playground with […]

Home Sales & Prices are Up, Inventory Down in the Sarasota Area

January 12th, 2013 by Diane Christner

The Sarasota market is on track to report  it’s 4th highest number of annual sales in the Sarasota Association of Realtors 90 year history once the final 2012 numbers are analyzed.   Summer and fall months, typically slower home sale months, were extremely active this year.   The improving local economy and increasing relocation to our area from […]

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