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Is Now The Right Time To Sell?

July 7, 2016 Posted by: SB Realty

Last week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator of home sales based on contract signings. The report revealed that this May’s numbers weren’t quite as good as the year before: “With last month’s decline, the index reading is still the third highest in the past year, but declined year-over-year for the first time since August 2014.” The mainstream media ran headlines highlighting that the index had dropped for the first time in two years. Many read this as an indication that […]

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Waiting to move may end up costing you more…

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Sellers Happy, But Home Buyers Are Frustrated

May 16, 2016 Posted by: SB Realty

Sellers Happy, But Home Buyers Are Frustrated The number of home buyers who say now is a good time to buy dipped to an all-time survey low in Fannie Mae’s latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index. Meanwhile, home owners who say now is a good time to sell soared to an all-time survey high. The disconnect in the market is likely partially due to the limited number of homes for sale in many markets, allowing sellers to face less competition and ask for higher home prices. On the other hand, home […]

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Cape Coral’s Under $200K Real Estate Market is Still Serving up Deals!

April 7, 2016 Posted by: SB Realty

You’ve seen it on the news, you’ve read the articles in the paper… from Forbes, to USA today… All have said Cape Coral is growing and it’s a hot market! Many potential home buyers and investors are wondering if all of the “deals” are gone. There is still a strong supply of homes in the under $200,000 range. Whether it is a first time home purchase, second home or investment property; this segment of the SW Florida real estate market continues to serve up “deals” for the right buyers! To begin your search for […]

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Beware Sellers…Your Agent Could Be Doing You A Disservice!

March 23, 2016 Posted by: SB Realty

Is Testing The Market With a Higher Price A Good Strategy? (Blog post per Jamey Prezzi, ActiveRain member) When we are talking to potential sellers, pricing is typically the number one concern. Sellers are often tempted to overprice because they don’t want to leave any money on the table and they want to make sure they get the most money for their property. Afterall, who doesn’t want to “try” to get top dollar when selling? It’s totally understandable, and we get it. Let’s start by considering who may want to […]

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The weather’s warm…jump right in!

March 1, 2016 Posted by: SB Realty

WARM AND SUNNY TUESDAY Check out this week’s weather predictions here in Sunny Southwest Florida.  Kind of makes you want to join us…huh? Today (3-1-16): Partly to mainly sunny and seasonably warm. Highs in the low 80s. (Yeh, it’s pool and or beach weather)! Tonight: Partly cloudy and quiet. Mild with lows in the low 60s. Wednesday: Partly cloudy with an insolated shower. Highs near 80. (…Maybe a lazy afternoon inside with the slider doors open and so you can listen to the rain). Wednesday night: Partly cloudy and cooler, […]

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Economist’s Top Tips for Buying a Home in 2016

February 10, 2016 Posted by: SB Realty

Economist’s Top Tips for Buying a Home in 2016…courtesy of Realtor.com There’s a lot of tried-and-true advice out there for would-be home buyers (including our own). But the housing market is changing all the time, and if you’re on the hunt for a home, you need to stay aware of the latest trends—and how they’ll hit you where you live (literally). In order to help buyers land their dream home in 2016, the realtor.com® economic data team has done its homework on the stats that matter to come up with a short list […]

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Southwest Florida…It’s time to sell…oh, and buy!

January 19, 2016 Posted by: SB Realty

Southwest Florida…It’s time to sell…oh, and buy! Over the past 10 years, Southwest Florida has seen its share of ups and certainly downs in the residential real estate market.  But if the current market statistics are any indicator of future trends…Look out! Southwest Florida home sellers, this one’s for you… The number of home sales in Lee County in 2015 was the highest its been in 10 years! That makes now the time to sell.  In addition, there has been a lot of talk around town about inventory levels. It’s […]

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The Fort Myers Florida Weekly Provides…”103 things to do in Southwest Florida before you die”.

January 8, 2016 Posted by: SB Realty

“103 things to do in Southwest Florida before you die.” HEY YOU THERE, READING THE PAPER, GET up. There’s stuff to do. According to the World Health Organization, if you’re an American, you’ve got about 80 to 82 years to get all this stuff done. We’re not talking about the mundane things like mowing the lawn or cleaning out the litter box (although you better do those things too,lest you get cited by code enforcement or contract toxoplasmosis).  What we propose is that you do the things that make life here […]

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