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April 2, 2020

14961 AMBERJACK TER, LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL 34202

 

14961 AMBERJACK TER, LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL

  

 

3 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 1,343 SqFt | MLS#: A4464399

This beautiful two-story end unit town home, is a move-in ready masterpiece. As you enter in to your large living space you'll be surprised at how much room you will have for your enjoyment or relaxation. The kitchen is updated with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops offering a comfortable setting for your culinary needs. The second floor features all three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The back yard over looks a gorgeous lake for a serene feel off your lanai. This town home comes with a brand new AC unit in 2019 and brand new carpet. Nearby community pool, large parks, walking trails, and endless amounts of parking. You do not want to miss this!

 

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

April 2, 2020

8241 VILLA GRANDE CT, SARASOTA, FL 34243

8241 VILLA GRANDE CT, SARASOTA, FL 34243

  

 

3 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 1,818 SqFt | MLS#: A4464361

This beautiful town home is a place you can call your own! From the moment you enter this remarkable residence, you will be delighted with it's astonishing upgrades throughout! As you first enter through the door, you will be welcomed into the dining/living room combo and as you continue over to the kitchen you will find the chef's paradise, from the large cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and endless counter space! Upstairs you will be greeted with the master suite that includes laundry room access, a private bathroom with a shower, soaking tub, and two vanities. This town home also includes it's very own two car garage and plenty of storage! Nearby community pool and playground for all of your outdoor activity needs!

 

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

March 25, 2020

The Scoop with Saylor - April Edition

How to have fun while being at home! 

While most of us are having to adapt to isolation in this time. It doesn’t have to be boring! Let’s take a few pointers from “Tangled” star Rapunzel, who has an entire song about how she spends her days alone in a castle. “Ventriloquy, candle-making, papier-mâché and adding a new painting to her gallery.” In case, those aren’t your cup of tea, Here are a few ideas to still have fun while being at home:

 

-Start a journal or blog. 

-Dust off that old instrument and practice.

-Meditate. Try lying down with your eyes closed, palms up and while focusing on your breath. Or spend 20 minutes sitting cross legged and repeat a soothing word to yourself in your head.

-Face masks, moisturizer, oh my! Treat yourself to a 10-step skin care routine you don’t have time for during a normal work week.

-Look at pictures of puppies.  

-Write actual letters to family and friends. After that? Write thank-you notes to service people who you remember went out of their way for you.

-Learn calligraphy. YouTube can help.

-Have a space in your home where all of the tupperware goes? Organize it and actually match lids to containers.

-Bake those goods. 

-Watch the films that won Oscars for best picture.

-Knit or crochet.

-Try out at-home aerobics or yoga videos. Consider downloading a fitness app with curated workout playlists.

-Take a bubble bath (bonus: Add a glass of wine).

-Coloring books: They’re not just for kids.

-Take time to reflect: What have you accomplished in the last year? What goals are you setting for yourself in the next year?

-Write a short story or get started on that novel.

-Actually try to reproduce something you see on Pinterest. Probably fail. Try again.

-Clear out the family room and camp indoors with all blankets, popcorn and scary movies.

-Learn how to braid (fishtail, French, etc.) via YouTube tutorial.

-Interview your grandparents (over the phone, of course) and save the audio. Can you create an audio story or book with that file?

-Go through your camera roll, pick your favorite pics from the past year and make a photo book or order framed versions online. 

-Make a list of things for which you are grateful. 

-Work on your financial planning, such as exploring whether to refinance your loan or ways to save more money. 

-Watch “Frozen 2,’ which went up early on Disney Plus

-No March Madness? Have a Scrabble tournament. Or Bananagrams. Pictionary, anyone?

-Indoor scavenger hunt.

-Alternate reading the Harry Potter series with your kids and cap each one off with the movie. 

-Get into comics with digital subscriptions on your tablet, like Marvel Unlimited. 

-Rearrange your furniture to make it seem like your home is a totally different space. 

-Teach your dog to shake. Hand sanitizer optional.

-Order and put together some IKEA furniture.

-Watch the "Star Wars" movies in this and only this order: Rogue One-IV-V-II-III-Solo-VI-VII-VIII-IX.

-Stretch. Work on your flexibility.

-Take deep breaths, in through your nose and out through your mouth.

Let us know if you have any other great ideas!

March 18, 2020

This is NOT like the last time

With all of the volatility in the stock market and uncertainty about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some are concerned we may be headed for another housing crash like the one we experienced from 2006-2008. The feeling is understandable. Ali Wolf, Director of Economic Research at the real estate consulting firm Meyers Research, addressed this point in a recent interview:

“With people having PTSD from the last time, they’re still afraid of buying at the wrong time.”

There are many reasons, however, indicating this real estate market is nothing like 2008. Here are five visuals to show the dramatic differences.

1. Mortgage standards are nothing like they were back then.

During the housing bubble, it was difficult NOT to get a mortgage. Today, it is tough to qualify. The Mortgage Bankers’ Association releases a Mortgage Credit Availability Index which is “a summary measure which indicates the availability of mortgage credit at a point in time.” The higher the index, the easier it is to get a mortgage. As shown below, during the housing bubble, the index skyrocketed. Currently, the index shows how getting a mortgage is even more difficult than it was before the bubble.5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last Time | Simplifying The Market

2. Prices are not soaring out of control.

Below is a graph showing annual house appreciation over the past six years, compared to the six years leading up to the height of the housing bubble. Though price appreciation has been quite strong recently, it is nowhere near the rise in prices that preceded the crash.5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last Time | Simplifying The MarketThere’s a stark difference between these two periods of time. Normal appreciation is 3.6%, so while current appreciation is higher than the historic norm, it’s certainly not accelerating beyond control as it did in the early 2000s.

3. We don’t have a surplus of homes on the market. We have a shortage.

The months’ supply of inventory needed to sustain a normal real estate market is approximately six months. Anything more than that is an overabundance and will causes prices to depreciate. Anything less than that is a shortage and will lead to continued appreciation. As the next graph shows, there were too many homes for sale in 2007, and that caused prices to tumble. Today, there’s a shortage of inventory which is causing an acceleration in home values.5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last Time | Simplifying The Market

4. Houses became too expensive to buy.

The affordability formula has three components: the price of the home, the wages earned by the purchaser, and the mortgage rate available at the time. Fourteen years ago, prices were high, wages were low, and mortgage rates were over 6%. Today, prices are still high. Wages, however, have increased and the mortgage rate is about 3.5%. That means the average family pays less of their monthly income toward their mortgage payment than they did back then. Here’s a graph showing that difference:5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last Time | Simplifying The Market

5. People are equity rich, not tapped out.

In the run-up to the housing bubble, homeowners were using their homes as a personal ATM machine. Many immediately withdrew their equity once it built up, and they learned their lesson in the process. Prices have risen nicely over the last few years, leading to over fifty percent of homes in the country having greater than 50% equity. But owners have not been tapping into it like the last time. Here is a table comparing the equity withdrawal over the last three years compared to 2005, 2006, and 2007. Homeowners have cashed out over $500 billion dollars less than before:5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last Time | Simplifying The MarketDuring the crash, home values began to fall, and sellers found themselves in a negative equity situation (where the amount of the mortgage they owned was greater than the value of their home). Some decided to walk away from their homes, and that led to a rash of distressed property listings (foreclosures and short sales), which sold at huge discounts, thus lowering the value of other homes in the area. That can’t happen today.

Bottom Line

If you’re concerned we’re making the same mistakes that led to the housing crash, take a look at the charts and graphs above to help alleviate your fears.

 

Graphs provided by Keeping Current Matters

March 10, 2020

3321 GOCIO RD, SARASOTA, FL 34235

3321 GOCIO RD, SARASOTA, FL 34235

  

3 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,144 SqFt | MLS#: A4462406

This spectacular property will not last! This home welcomes you with a huge front yard, and a charming covered porch ideal for enjoying your morning cup of coffee and soaking up the beautiful Florida weather. As you enter this exclusive home, you will find yourself in the spacious living room and dining room combo ready for entertainment. This home comes with a perfect sun-filled bonus room waiting to be turned into you personal office, home gym, or media space. The back yard is an outstanding size with a beautiful oak tree, ready for that tree house to be built. No HOA fees. Easily accessible near the airport, shops, and the beaches.

 

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

March 10, 2020

1236 48TH ST, SARASOTA, FL 34234

1236 48TH ST, SARASOTA, FL 34234

  

3 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,813 SqFt | MLS#: A4461903

Welcome to your new home! If privacy is what you are looking for, look no further. This remarkable home is located on a quiet street and is surrounded by beautiful matured landscaping, including avocado and guava trees, ensuring a peaceful and quiet sanctuary to call home. As you make your way to this fabulous home, the fountain is a guaranteed spotlight. Once you have entered, it's easy to envision yourself reading the morning paper or be comforted by your morning tea in the sun filled dining nook. Next, you will arrive into the unsurpassed kitchen, complete with granite counter tops, newer dishwasher, and huge pantry. Just the right touch for a budding chef! The living room comes equipped with the perfect space for entertainment where you can be the life of the party. This home also comes with a bonus florida room ready to be transformed into your ideal quiet space for a home office or to bring out that artistic side of you. No HOA fees. Call today for your exclusive tour of your new home!

 

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

March 9, 2020

10216 46TH AVE W, BRADENTON, FL 34210

10216 46TH AVE W, BRADENTON, FL 34210

  

6 Beds | 7.5 Baths | 4,486 SqFt | MLS#: A4458891

As the custom Viking gate opens to welcome you to 10216 46th Ave W, you’ll feel the magic surround you as you begin to discover this hidden gem on Sarasota Bay. As you stroll through the stunning grounds of this estate, you will hear, smell and see the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. As you follow the peaceful sound of the rolling waves to the backyard, you'll find the perfect backyard oasis, featuring a Tiki Hut with Wolf grill and everything needed to host an incredible party, even a custom Forno Bravo pizza oven. Inside the main home, the first thing to catch your eye will be the 500 bottle climate controlled wine cellar. On the main level you will find a custom designed chef's kitchen appointed with a complete Wolf and Subzero appliance package, formal dining room, ornate arches and moldings, living room with a stone front gas fireplace, and a breathtaking Office/Inspiration room with 180 degree views of the stunning back yard and the Gulf. The Master suite leaves nothing behind, from the Steam Shower to the gas/wood burning fireplace you won't find a better place to unwind. Back outside, head over to the Owls Nest where you will find another 2/2 residence featuring a 1371 sqft rooftop deck acting as a picture frame to magnificent 180 degree views soaring above the coastline. In addition to the Owls Nest, there is also a 2 bed 1 bath pool cottage and additional guest apartment. With 120 feet of water frontage, this is a boater’s paradise, dock includes a 13,000lb boat lift, and an equipment /fish prep room.

 

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

Feb. 28, 2020

Ty-Mar Horses | House Match Business Spotlight

Today we are at Ty-Mar Angels For Warriors!

Ty-Mar is a local non profit equine assisted therapy center in Myakka City, Florida! Ty-Mar started out as a dream for a business that became so much more. They work with councilors, facilities, and different entities like "Operation Second Chance"!

The mission is to offer a sanctuary of refuge, a place where you will find peace and tranquility.  Their prayer is that when you leave, you will have renewed strength and a new hope for tomorrow!

If you've never heard of equine-Equine-assisted psychotherapy, also called equestrian therapy or horse therapy, it is a type of experiential mental health treatment that involves a person in therapy interacting with horses. Designed for people of all ages, equine therapy has been shown to treat a wide range of mental health issues, addressing both physical and psychological concerns associated with a diagnosis.assisted therapy 

For more information about all the awesome work Ty-Mar does click the link below to visit their Facebook page or call them below!

https://www.facebook.com/tymarhorses/

Ty-Mar Angels For Warriors:

Phone: 941.777.8797

Email: lori@tymarhorses.com

7875 237TH ST E, Myakka City, FL 34251

https://tymarhorses.org/

Feb. 27, 2020

1905 ROLLING GREEN CIR, SARASOTA, FL 34240

1905 ROLLING GREEN CIR, SARASOTA, FL 34240

  

 

3 Beds | 2 Baths | 2,160 SqFt | MLS#: A4460376

Welcome to your new home! As you make your way through the peaceful neighborhood lined with huge oak trees, you will instantly fall in love with this picture perfect home. Inside and out, this home's attention to detail elevates it from beautiful to breathtaking. The entire home is surrounded by lush landscaping and mature trees. Step inside the formal dining room, complete with custom chandelier, setting the ideal mood to entertain family and friends. Special touches in the living room make this area stand out as the centerpiece of the home with vaulted ceilings, wood burning fireplace and built in shelves and french doors leading directly into the sun filled patio. The kitchen is equipped with warm elements such as butcher block counters and the apron front double sink, this modern farmhouse kitchen is made for pulling up a stool and kicking back with a mug of tea and a slab of apple pie. The huge master bedroom will become your retreat at the end of a long day with room for a lounge area or home office and features a private entrance that leads out to the covered screen lanai with paver flooring. Lastly, you can relax and enjoy the big back yard with natural shade.The roof was replaced in 2018, along with the AC unit. No HOA fees! Don't miss out on this opportunity. This home is move in ready and located minutes from I-75.

 

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

Feb. 27, 2020

2309 SEWARD DR, SARASOTA, FL 34234

2309 SEWARD DR, SARASOTA, FL 34234

  

 

3 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,188 SqFt | MLS#: A4460399

This wonderful home awaits you! The charming screened front porch is the ideal cozy spot to unwind at the end of the day with a glass of wine and soak up the beautiful Florida atmosphere. Gorgeous vaulted ceilings and wood floors make this living room feel spacious and modern with custom stone fireplace adding decorative element that can add major style (and extra heat). Wooden deck directly off the kitchen/dining area perfectly sets the scene for endless summer cookouts with friends and nights spent stargazing. Buyers will be IMPRESSED by the many upgrades! This home boasts hurricane windows throughout, together with a 2019 water heater, new garbage disposal, reverse osmosis water system and a newer oversized AC unit. Just to top it off, the standing seam metal roof comes with a manufacturer lifetime warranty. Call us for more details and let's give you a tour of your new home.

 

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