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July 9, 2020

Simple Summer Renovations

July 2, 2020

Beautiful 2 Story Home In Greenbrook with a Water View

 

14811 BOWFIN TER, LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL 34202

  

 

4 Beds | 4 Baths | 3,337 SqFt | MLS#: A4471099

Don’t miss out on this charming Greenbrook home, ideal for the family who wants to be close to everything; shopping, beaches, restaurants, A-rated schools- you name it! Walking into the home, you immediately get a grand impression, thanks to open floor plan and gorgeous floors. The foyer leads into the formal living and dining room complete with big Bay window instantly bringing the outside in. Classic columns, crown molding and tray ceilings are a just a few of the luxurious extras. To the right is the spacious master suite with direct access to the sun-filled patio, 2 large walk-in closets, and huge master bath with double vanity, walk-in shower and relaxing soaking tub. Buyers will love the open floor plan on the left side of the home featuring a classic kitchen, informal dining space with prime view making even a casual meal special and large family room lined with sliding glass pocket doors. There are 2 guest bedrooms with shared bathroom downstairs plus an additional bonus room with pool access. The upstairs includes bonus area that easily can be transformed into a rec space or home office, guest bedroom and bathroom with covered balcony overlooking the backyard pond. The screened-in patio is just as impressive as the inside of the home! Outdoor kitchen, room for a dining set or lounge area and sparkling pool with spa are ready for cookouts and pool parties. Practical features include security system, central vacuum, surround sound system inside and outside, 3 car garage, and more. The Greenbrook community also offers many perks including Greenbrook Adventure Park with playgrounds, picnic areas soccer/football fields, trails and more! The opportunities are endless!

 

For more information call us at 941-260-0144!

July 1, 2020

A Historic Rebound for the Housing Market

A Historic Rebound for the Housing Market

A Historic Rebound for the Housing Market | MyKCM

Pending Home Sales increased by 44.3% in May, registering the highest month-over-month gain in the index since the National Association of Realtors (NAR) started tracking this metric in January 2001. So, what exactly are pending home sales, and why is this rebound so important?

According to NAR, the Pending Home Sales Index (PHS) is:

“A leading indicator of housing activity, measures housing contract activity, and is based on signed real estate contracts for existing single-family homes, condos, and co-ops. Because a home goes under contract a month or two before it is sold, the Pending Home Sales Index generally leads Existing-Home Sales by a month or two.”

In real estate, pending home sales is a key indicator in determining the strength of the housing market. As mentioned before, it measures how many existing homes went into contract in a specific month. When a buyer goes through the steps to purchase a home, the final one is the closing. On average, that happens about two months after the contract is signed, depending on how fast or slow the process takes in each state.

Why is this rebound important?

With the COVID-19 pandemic and a shutdown of the economy, we saw a steep two-month decline in the number of houses that went into contract. In May, however, that number increased dramatically (See graph below):A Historic Rebound for the Housing Market | MyKCMThis jump means buyers are back in the market and purchasing homes right now. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR mentioned:

“This has been a spectacular recovery for contract signings and goes to show the resiliency of American consumers and their evergreen desire for homeownership…This bounce back also speaks to how the housing sector could lead the way for a broader economic recovery.”

But in order to continue with this trend, we need more houses for sale on the market. Yun continues to say:

“More listings are continuously appearing as the economy reopens, helping with inventory choices…Still, more home construction is needed to counter the persistent underproduction of homes over the past decade.”

As we move through the year, we’ll see an increase in the number of houses being built. This will help combat a small portion of the inventory deficit. The lack of overall inventory, however, is still a challenge, and it is creating an opportunity for homeowners who are ready to sell. As the graph below shows, during the last 12 months, the supply of homes for sale has been decreasing year-over-year and is not keeping up with the demand from homebuyers.A Historic Rebound for the Housing Market | MyKCM

Bottom Line

If you decided not to sell this spring due to the health crisis, maybe it’s time to jump back into the market while buyers are actively looking for homes. Let’s connect today to determine your best move forward.

July 1, 2020

A New Listing In Indigo at Lakewood Ranch

 

13103 DEEP BLUE PL, BRADENTON, FL 34211

  

 

3 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,682 SqFt | MLS#: A4471041

Don’t wait for new construction! This stunning 2018 home in the resort-lifestyle Indigo community looks brand new and is move-in ready! Upon entering, you will be wowed at the vaulted ceilings with recess lighting and expansive open floor plan. The kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances, solid wood cabinets and large center island overlooking the dining area and living room. The split floor plan offers plenty of privacy for your master retreat. The master bedroom features walk-in closet and ensuite with dual vanities, large walk-in shower and private water closet. The den could easily be used as an office or fourth bedroom. Bright Florida sunshine is abundant in this well-designed home with lots of windows and a big sliding glass door opening onto a covered rear patio with sparkling water view. Indigo homeowners enjoy a wealth of amenities including: a recreation center with club room and café kitchen, community pool and spa, fitness center, pickleball and bocce ball courts. An on-site Activities Director plans daily outings, classes and social events. Fantastic location in the heart of Lakewood Ranch with easy access to I-75, close to schools, golf courses, beaches and just minutes from all the trendy restaurants and shops! Hurry before it is gone!

 

For more information call us at 941-260-0144!

June 18, 2020

Rye's Hive

Local Raw Honey - Honey I’m Home 

We are proud to be able to showcase these amazing entrepreneurs who shared their passion with us. 

'Honey I’m Home!' is a locally owned and operated bee farm. Rye’s Hive opened in October of 2019. Starting out with just 2 hives that has currently grown to 105 hives! To say they are Bee-zy (Busy) is an understatement. The father-and-son duo established this business because they love what they do. 

Rye Clarke started beekeeping when he was only 14 years old. Being a member of the younger generation of beekeepers, having a  passion for nature, and a hearty love of bees, he is dedicated to helping others who wish to join the beekeeping community.

The benefits of raw honey are amazing! This isn’t just raw honey but it is also local which has even greater benefits! Check out their website to see what they have to offer! 

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June 16, 2020

110 FLOWER RD, ROTONDA WEST, FL 33947

110 FLOWER RD, ROTONDA WEST, FL 33947

   

4 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 1,681 SqFt | MLS#: A4468743

Pre-Construction. To be built. Single family home with four bedrooms, two and a half baths, plenty of space for a growing family. Enjoy the perfect kitchen with a center island that overlooks an open café and family room, perfect for entertaining family and friends. Master Suite is spacious and inviting, featuring a large en-suite bathroom. Environmentally friendly and an energy efficient spray foam insulation throughout. Please see attached floor plan! You won’t find a better value in all of Port Charlotte!

 

For more information call us at 941-260-0144!

June 16, 2020

14507 ROWAN AVE, PORT CHARLOTTE, FL 33953

14507 ROWAN AVE, PORT CHARLOTTE, FL 33953

   

4 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 1,681 SqFt | MLS#: A4468755

Pre-Construction. To be built. Single family home with four bedrooms, two and a half baths, plenty of space for a growing family. Enjoy the perfect kitchen with a center island that overlooks an open café and family room, perfect for entertaining family and friends. Master Suite is spacious and inviting, featuring a large en-suite bathroom. Environmentally friendly and an energy efficient spray foam insulation throughout. Please see attached floor plan! You won’t find a better value in all of Port Charlotte!

 

For more information call us at 941-260-0144!

June 16, 2020

14499 ROWAN AVE, PORT CHARLOTTE, FL 33953

14499 ROWAN AVE, PORT CHARLOTTE, FL 33953

   

4 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 1,681 SqFt | MLS#: A4468751

Pre-Construction. To be built. Single family home with four bedrooms, two and a half baths, plenty of space for a growing family. Enjoy the perfect kitchen with a center island that overlooks an open café and family room, perfect for entertaining family and friends. Master Suite is spacious and inviting, featuring a large en-suite bathroom. Environmentally friendly and an energy efficient spray foam insulation throughout. Please see attached floor plan! You won’t find a better value in all of Port Charlotte!

 

For more information call us at 941-260-0144!

June 16, 2020

7414 BANBURY TER, PORT CHARLOTTE, FL 33981

7414 BANBURY TER, PORT CHARLOTTE, FL 33981

  

4 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 1,681 SqFt | MLS#: A4468750

Pre-Construction. To be built. Single family home with four bedrooms, two and a half baths, plenty of space for a growing family. Enjoy the perfect kitchen with a center island that overlooks an open café and family room, perfect for entertaining family and friends. Master Suite is spacious and inviting, featuring a large en-suite bathroom. Environmentally friendly and an energy efficient spray foam insulation throughout. Please see attached floor plan! You won’t find a better value in all of Port Charlotte!

 

For more information call us at 941-260-0144!

June 15, 2020

Are You Ready for the Summer Housing Market?

  

Are You Ready for the Summer Housing Market?

As the health crisis started making its way throughout our country earlier this spring, sellers have been cautious about putting their homes on the market. This hesitation stemmed primarily from fear of the spread of the coronavirus, and understandably so. This abundant caution has greatly impacted the number of homes for sale and slowed the pace of a typically busy spring real estate season. Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American notes:

“As more homeowners are reluctant to list their homes for sale amid the pandemic, the supply of homes available to potential home buyers continues to dwindle.”

With many states beginning a phased approach to reopening, virtual best practices and health and safety guidelines for the industry are in place to increase the comfort level of buyers and sellers. What we see today, though, is that sellers are still making a very calculated return to the market. In their latest Weekly Housing Trends Report, realtor.com indicates:

“New listings: On the slow path to recovery. Nationwide the size of declines held mostly steady this week, dropping 23 percent over last year, a slight increase over last week but still an improvement over the 30 percent declines in the first half of May.”

Although we’re starting to inch our way toward more homes for sale throughout the country, the number of homes on the market is still well below the demand from buyers. In the same report, Javier Vivas, Director of Economic Research for realtor.com shares:

“Sellers have yet to come back in full force, limiting the availability of homes for sale. Total active listings are declining from a year ago at a faster rate than observed in previous weeks, and this trend could worsen as buyers regain confidence and come back to the market before sellers.”

Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at the National Association of Realtors (NAR) seems to agree:

“In the coming months, buying activity will rise as states reopen and more consumers feel comfortable about homebuying in the midst of the social distancing measures.”

What we can see today is that homebuyers are more confident than the sellers, and they’re ready to make up for lost time from the traditional spring market. Summer is gearing up to be the 2020 buying season, so including your house in the mix may be your best opportunity to sell yet. Interest in your house may be higher than you think with so few sellers on the market today. As Vivas says:

“More properties will have to enter the market in June to bring the number of options for buyers back to normal levels for this time of the year, nationwide and in all large markets.”

Bottom Line

If you’re ready to sell your house this summer, let’s connect today. Buyers are interested and they may be looking for a house just like yours.