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With such cold winters and a daunting past couple of years, it is no wonder people are escaping harsh conditions to the land of sunshine and white sandy beaches. Thousands of people flock to sunny South Florida year after year during the summer to enjoy the beach, sun, and outdoors. This year is no different from the rest. Americans move to Florida ind droves. However, many don't think about how the summer can affect their new homes. Have you thought about what you’ll do with your home during the summertime? Weatherization for winter is the norm up north, but in Florida, we must make sure that our homes are safe from the stormy weather and the summer heat.

Sarasota during the summer is a beautiful place full of plentiful outdoor activities…

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Sarasota is a place unlike any other. If arts and cultural experiences are an important parts of your lifestyle, there isn't a better place to live than Sarasota Florida. Named the "#1 Small City in the Nation for the Arts," Sarasota is the center of Florida’s arts and cultural scene. With its performing arts theatres, the Sarasota Opera, the Sarasota Ballet, the Sarasota Orchestra and too many art galleries and museums to mention, Sarasota rivals the arts environments of many of the nation's biggest cities.

The city has had an enormous history of the arts—starting with John and Mable Ringling when, in 1924, their first Sarasota project was construction of their magnificent 56-room Venetian Gothic mansion, the Cà d’Zan.Mr. Ringling collected a…

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There are a myriad of questions racing through peoples' minds when they decide to have an open house. How? When? Let's start off with the timing. While there are a few different scenarios when weekdays can work for an open house, such as on a holiday, the ideal time is Sunday afternoon. The reason is simple: Most people have free times on Sundays. While this may not come as much of a shock, it is pivotal information to know if you’re looking to buy or sell a home. This doesn’t mean you absolutely must schedule your open house that day, but it will certainly help. Know your area and ask your local Realtor about what time most open houses are.

Whether you've been around the block a few times with home sales, or you’re new to the home-selling…

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Buying your first home can be one of the most rewarding yet stressful experiences of your life. There are several factors that come into play when starting the search. It is paramount to have your affairs in order before moving alone in the process.

First and foremost: Your finances. If you don’t have a very colorful credit score, you may want to way a little while before you’re thinking of purchasing a home. With a score below 750 and especially 700, you may not get a very intriguing rate with your mortgage. Take time to build your credit if it isn’t already established.

Once your credit is in line, you should have at least 10% down payment on hand—meaning 10% of the value of the home, in cash. With FHA, VA and USDA loans becoming…

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With eight beautiful miles of white, powdery sand beneath your toes, award winning seafood at every corner, and endless activities for you and your family; Siesta Key is undoubtedly the ultimate destination to call “Home.”

Once you step foot on the sand, you'll understand why the beach has been rated the #1 beach in America multiple times by several travel outlets including US News & Word Report. Pictures alone don't do it justice. It doesn't suffice to just read an article and imagine your day at the beach. There is a reason thousands of people move to Sarasota each year.

You may be asking yourself what exactly it is that's on this beautiful stretch of land that attracts thousands of people each and every year. For starters, just a few…

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Sarasota's coastline is home to a few of the worlds most pristine islands in the world. These keys attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Many locals flock to these areas as a stay-cation. They are the perfect spot for relaxing, enjoying the outdoors and even planting roots for you and your family.

Anna Maria

Three islands—Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Anna Maria, span seven miles of coastline. Generally, locals just call this area “Anna Maria.” That natural beauty coexists with man-made marvels—shops, bars, museums, marinas and much more. Anna Maria Island itself is considered a hidden gem and a local hot spot for fishing and boating.

Venice

Venice is named after the Venice in Italy for its many waterways and…

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It is no secret that buying a home is one of the best financial investments a person can make. This doesn't mean for just your primary residence, either. This goes for purchasing a second home for passive rental income as well. The extra money per month isn’t the only positive trait of investment properties either. There are a plethora of reasons purchasing a second income is a great move to make in 2022.

Tax rates are going to still hover at historically low levels. Forbes has predicted that rates should not even reach 4% through all of 2022. That is remarkable news, especially for first time home buyers.

Even a beginner in real estate investing—if following proper guidance and research—can make plenty of extra money right out of the starting…

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Seek out a licensed Florida Realtor. This will be single-handedly the most important decision that you will make in the buying process. Especially being new to not only the state, but the country itself, this is a pivotal step to ensure that you have absolutely everything you need for a successful purchase and transition. A licensed Realtor will work diligently with you out of the starting gate to give you a 360 view of the Florida real estate buying process.

Make sure to browse the market. Being new to the state, no one expects you to know exactly what you’d like, nor would anyone expect you to have any idea of what the market has in store. If there is one thing you need to know about the U.S. housing market, is that it varies greatly…

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Sarasota County has it all. Sarasota is consistently named of the best places to retire in the entire world. It is the most desirable place to retire to in the United States. It is a community dedicated to helping seniors live the most prosperous life imaginable. In the past 10 years, Sarasota County has increased its senior citizen population by 6% percent. The rapid growth is expected to continue due to a relaxing and harmonious lifestyle in the community.

There are a plethora of wonderful parks for seniors to walk, skate, bike, and exercise on. Believe it or not, there is even an option for horseback riding on these trails.

Not to worry, for those with disabilities or want a slower pace on the trails, a majority of the parks have…

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Real estate is one of the most adventurous roller coasters one can ride. However, as the real estate market picks up steam, so are advances in technology. These advances will completely reshape what the standard in the real estate industry really is. What will in-home technology look like? What will artificial intelligence look like inside most people's homes? Will exterior weather-proof technology finally take off in South Florida? There are a myriad of questions that need to be answered with the role of technology in real estate.

Aspiring and current home owners will of course benefit greatly from the advancement. However, real estate developers will have been on the front lines of this market shift. This will give so many more options to…

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