Friday, August 16, 2019 / by Lauren McGinnis
When you start looking for a home are you going to be a first time home buyer? If you are have you ever thought that maybe owning your own home wasn't within your reach? If you have, you are not the only one to feel that way! According to the National Association of Realtors' most "older millennials" also feel that same way.
Based on a recent survey by the National Association of Realtors the largest group of first time homebuyers is people aged 25 - 36 (Older Millennials) right now in the us. With the median age being 32 years old. More and more "older millennials" are realizing that their dream of homeownership is actually within their reach right now!
So much so that of the population of new homeowners almost 90% of first time buyers fit into the "older millennials" grouping.
That 90% group can be broken down into these smaller groups:
54% are married couples purchasing a home for the first time
18% are single females
10% are single males
16% are couple ...
Thursday, August 8, 2019 / by Lauren McGinnis
Are you currently renting your home? Have you thought about buying a home in the near future? There are numerous benefits to owning your home as opposed to renting it, but we have done the work and narrowed it down to the 5 most powerful reasons to own instead of renting.
First and most importantly, even if you are renting your home... YOU ARE STILL PAYING FOR HOUSING!
Think about it for a second. No matter where you live you have to pay; so if you are going to be paying the equivalent of a mortgage payment, then you should be paying towards owning your home. Sure you could argue that if you are renting you may not have to pay the property taxes or home repairs directly. However when you pay rent to the landlord, they have already added up all costs they may incur on top of the mortgage due and added that amount into your monthly payment. On top of the basic costs of owning a home most landlords also figure in how much they would need to turn a profit!
Second, Hou ...
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 / by Brooke Cole
Thinking of selling?
We may see a surge of buyers coming from the Northeast!
According to new information by The News-Journal in Daytona Beach, "there's a growing mood among high earners in the Northeast that it's time to cash in their real estate chips in high-tax states and move to places like Florida."
We know SWFL has always brought tons of retirees for it's weather. Who doesn't want sunshine and beaches? But SWFL also brings buyers from out of state because there's no personal income tax.
"A bump in activity started with the federal tax overhaul in 2017. Although rates were cut for corporations and individuals, the ability of residents to deduct state, city and property taxes from their federal returns in places like New York, New Jersey and Connecticut was diminished. Other heightened tax obligations are kicking in as well. As of July 1, a three-decades-old “mansion tax” in New York State is being boosted in New York City to help pay for improvements to the ci ...
Thursday, July 11, 2019 / by Brooke Cole
Are you considering selling your home? While we would all like to believe that placing our home up for sale is as simple as finding the perfect agent, agreeing on a price, and sitting back while offers roll in that just simply isn't the case. If you are ready to list your home here are the 5 most important things to consider according to realtor.com before taking the plunge. First can you actually afford to sell your home? In theory after you list your home, offers pour in, it sells, and you collect a check. However in most cases there will be some work needed before you can list your property. Landscaping your property can cost an average of $3,000 up front, but it may increase your property value up to 12%. Once all of the hard work is finished having professional pictures taken is often suggested, so that your listing will stand out among the others in the area. After investing in landscaping, our team takes care of that cost of getting professional pictures tak ...
Friday, February 15, 2019 / by Brooke Cole
Boston Red Sox Spring Training Games:
Florida Strawberry Festival
10:00 A.M. - 10 P.M.
303 Lemon St. Plant City
6:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
1400 Jackson St., Fort Myers
Asian Food Festival
5:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Millennial Brewing Co.
1811 Royal Palm Ave., Fort Myers
6th Annual Mardi Gras Trolley Event
7:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.
South Cape Entertainment District
1215 Cape Coral Pkwy. E., Cape Coral
Southwest Florida Symphony: Masterworks IV-VERDI REQUIEM
Barbara B Mann Performing Arts ...