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All things real estate in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

Where Have All the Houses Gone?

In today’s housing market, it seems harder than ever to find…
February 24, 2021/by Mark Boehmig

How Much Leverage Do Today’s House Sellers Have?

The housing market has been scorching hot over the last twelve…
February 24, 2021/by Mark Boehmig

The Reason Mortgage Rates Are Projected to Increase and What It Means for You

We’re currently experiencing historically low mortgage rates.…
February 23, 2021/by Mark Boehmig

Home Mortgage Rates by Decade [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights

Mortgage interest rates have dropped considerably…
February 19, 2021/by Mark Boehmig

Will Low Mortgage Rates Continue through 2021?

With mortgage interest rates hitting record lows so many times…
February 18, 2021/by Mark Boehmig

3 Ways Home Equity Can Have a Major Impact on Your Life

There have been a lot of headlines reporting on how homeowner…
February 17, 2021/by Mark Boehmig

Millennials: Is It Time to Buy a Bigger Home?

In today’s housing market, all eyes are on millennials. Not…
February 16, 2021/by Mark Boehmig

3 Ways You’ll Win When You Buy a Home This Year

There are so many great reasons to purchase a home, and over…
February 15, 2021/by Mark Boehmig

Why It’s Easy to Fall in Love with Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights

Homeownership provides comfort, stability,…
February 12, 2021/by Mark Boehmig

47% of New Buyers Surprised by How Affordable Homes Are Today

Headlines matter. Right now, it’s hard to read about real…
February 11, 2021/by Mark Boehmig

The Luxury Market Is Attracting Buyers in 2021

As more people continue to identify their changing needs this…
February 10, 2021/by Mark Boehmig

3 Reasons We’re Definitely Not in a Housing Bubble

Home values appreciated by about ten percent in 2020, and they’re…
February 9, 2021/by Mark Boehmig

6 Foundational Benefits of Homeownership Today

Over the past year, our homes have become an integral part…
February 8, 2021/by Mark Boehmig

Thinking about Building a New Home? Your Agent Is Critical. [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights

A real estate professional is an expert who…
February 5, 2021/by Mark Boehmig

Why Owning a Home Is a Powerful Financial Decision

In today’s housing market, there are clear financial benefits…
February 4, 2021/by Mark Boehmig

Do I Really Need a 20% Down Payment to Buy a Home?

Is the idea of saving for a down payment holding you back from…
February 3, 2021/by Mark Boehmig

Want to Build Wealth? Buy a Home This Year.

Every year, households across the country make the decision…
February 2, 2021/by Mark Boehmig

Turn to an Expert for the Best Advice, Not Perfect Advice

As we approach the anniversary of the hardships we’ve faced…
February 1, 2021/by Mark Boehmig

Is Right Now the Right Time to Sell? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights

If you’re on the fence about selling your…
January 29, 2021/by Mark Boehmig

What Record-Low Housing Inventory Means for You

The real estate market is expected to do very well in 2021,…
January 28, 2021/by Mark Boehmig

What Happens When Homeowners Leave Their Forbearance Plans?

According to the latest report from Black Knight, Inc., a well-respected…
January 27, 2021/by Mark Boehmig

What’s the Difference between an Appraisal and a Home Inspection?

If you’re planning to buy a home, an appraisal is an important…
January 26, 2021/by Mark Boehmig

Why Moving May Be Just the Boost You Need

As we look back over the past year, we’ve certainly lived…
January 25, 2021/by Mark Boehmig

Thank You for All Your Support

December 28, 2020/by Ballen

Turning a House into a Happy Home

We talk a lot about why it makes financial sense to buy a…
December 28, 2020/by Ballen

Did You Outgrow Your Home in 2020?

It may seem hard to imagine that the home you’re in today…
December 28, 2020/by Ballen

The Difference a Year Makes for Homeownership

Over the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than a…
December 22, 2020/by Ballen

Lakewood Ranch Florida New Home Buyers Guide

Below is the digital guide for Lakewood Ranch Florida.  For…
October 15, 2020/by Mark Boehmig

Lakewood Ranch Florida | 13 Reasons that make us #1

Did you know that Lakewood Ranch is the number one selling community…
August 19, 2020/by Mark Boehmig
Epoch Sarasota

Epoch Sarasota


EPOCH is downtown Sarasota’s most exceptional new…
February 8, 2020/by Mark Boehmig
Moderne Interior Design

Moderne Interior Design, Joan Greenfield

Joan Greenfield from Moderne Interior Design.

Moderne Interior…
February 6, 2020/by Mark Boehmig
888 BOTA

Condo on the Bay 888 BOTA 2019 real estate review

Condo on the Bay in downtown Sarasota is a centrally located…
January 20, 2020/by Mark Boehmig
Vue Sarasota Bay

Vue Sarasota 2019 Real Estate Review


Vue Sarasota is an 18 Story high rise in Downtown…
January 11, 2020/by Mark Boehmig

Shed a little light on it, Lyteworks

I love our community. Now I’m sharing my favorite…
November 28, 2019/by Mark Boehmig
Sarasota Public Art

Sarasota’s amazing public art

Sarasota's downtown art collection is growing.  With the installation…
November 23, 2019/by Mark Boehmig

You could go to Peru, but Inkawasi is much closer

With owners Jimmy and Reina Arias hailing from Peru, Inkawasi…
November 17, 2019/by Mark Boehmig
Fine wines on Main

Fine Wines are available in Lakewood Ranch

The #1 distributor of Juggernaut wine in Florida, Fine Wine…
November 16, 2019/by Mark Boehmig
10 year Treasury yield

Interest rates and their effect on the Manatee and Sarasota housing market

It's hard to believe that almost 1 year ago I was talking about…
November 10, 2019/by Mark Boehmig
Music on Main Lakewood Ranch FL

Live a cool and relaxed life in Lakewood Ranch

Spread over Manatee and Sarasota Counties in Florida is a master-planned…
November 9, 2019/by Mark Boehmig
Multiple Offers

4 options when you get multiple offers on your property.

A multiple offer situation arises when a seller receives competing…
November 6, 2019/by Mark Boehmig

Sarasota Fl condos for sale: Reasons Why People are Buying their Second Home Here

A vast majority of individuals looking for a place to buy their…
November 6, 2019/by Mark Boehmig
The Quay Site Paln

The Quay, contributing to The New Sarasota


The Quay in Sarasota is underway.  Helping to…
November 1, 2019/by Mark Boehmig
Main St in Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch Homes for Sale on the rise in 2019

Lakewood Ranch is a master planned community spread over both…
October 28, 2019/by Mark Boehmig
Longboat Key Condo

Longboat Key Condos for Sale: Live life King Size

Located in Sarasota and Manatee Counties of Florida is the coastal…
October 24, 2019/by Mark Boehmig

The Bay, Sarasota’s new Bayfront Area

The Bay has raised $8m in funding for the first phase of…
October 16, 2019/by Mark Boehmig
Sarasota Parking Meter

Pay to Park in Sarasota? It’s here, but not as bad as you might think…

Pay to park is now in Sarasota, so I thought I'd try it out…
October 14, 2019/by Mark Boehmig

Will a rise in interest rates slow housing sales?

Interest rates are still relatively low compared to the last…
December 25, 2018/by Mark Boehmig

How to Spot Real Estate Wiring Scams: don’t get conned when buying a home!

The sheer amount of money changing hands when buying a home means…
November 27, 2018/by Mark Boehmig

How to handle water damage in your Florida home or condo

Drowning in Problems Because of Water Damage?

They say that…
November 27, 2018/by Mark Boehmig

4 Quick DIY Tips That Will Increase Your Home’s Value

Looking to sell your home in Bradenton but don’t want to pay…
November 27, 2018/by Mark Boehmig

DIY Tips That Instantly Add Value to Your Home(part 2)

Going DIY will make your home and your bank account worth more

November 27, 2018/by Mark Boehmig

How to Prepare for an Open House: 3 quick tips to make your home sell

Holding an open event where interested buyers from around the…
November 27, 2018/by Mark Boehmig

The Best Tips For Buying a Home in Florida (part 1!)

2016 has been an interesting year so far in real estate for Bradenton,…
November 27, 2018/by Mark Boehmig

Simple Home Buying Tips to Get You Started

Buying a home can be a scary process. It’s best to start with…
November 27, 2018/by Mark Boehmig

3 Reasons That NOW is a Great Time to Buy Real Estate

We all know how hard we work for our money, but there comes a…
November 27, 2018/by Mark Boehmig

3 Surprising Factors That Drastically Increase Home Value

When trying to sell your Bradenton home, there’s an awful lot…
November 27, 2018/by Mark Boehmig

What is Staging a Home and Why Does it Matter When Selling?

What is Staging a home and Why Does it Matter When Selling?

November 27, 2018/by Mark Boehmig