No matter where you are or have been this summer, weather has been a topic of conversation. The higher than normal temps and the higher than normal rainfall amounts have brought global warming conversations to a whole new level. The good news is that there has been no outbreak of red tide on the west coast of Florida this summer. Nor are we experiencing the algae breakout that is prevalent in Maryland and Virginia. Sales of new and existing homes in the Sarasota and Manatee markets for July broke records (again).
For those of you out of town, the sheer amount of new construction communities will astound you on your return. I am invited to several new community introductions weekly and yet, I find it difficult to stay on top of each new location.
Buyers from high tax states as well as first-time home buyers are driving our market. It is also delightful to see folks who were "underwater" finally have equity.
I am grateful to have worked with Monica and Luca, Walter, Lana and Mike, Marvalet, Kathleen and Derek and Areewan in their search for a new home. Recent appraisals have been coming back at offer price; inspections on some properties, less than ideal. It is disappointing that many listing agents don't have a conversation about getting a home in best condition to sell. The month of July and August (so far), has seen many homes return to market after poor inspections.
Thinking of selling? Let's meet and discuss how to get your property sold!
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Until next month, sending my warmest regards,
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