TIS THE SEASON TO BUY AND SELL!
As we head into November, we are looking forward to those lovely cool, sunny days and the beginning of what is shaping up to be a stellar real estate season. Mortgage rates are enticingly low, there is greater choice for buyers, and an explosion of new construction options both downtown and east of 75. Enjoy our latest news, hot topics and real estate advice!
A new Realtor.com and Wall Street Journal report has ranked Sarasota No. 6 on a list of the top buyer’s markets in the U.S. READ MORE
PRICES FROM $1,335,000
ON THE ROAD
TO LUXURY REAL ESTATE SUMMIT
Bev Murray and the team attended Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Luxury Summit in Miami. This was the perfect opportunity to network with agents from diverse markets across America. It was a great platform for sharing market insights, building referral relationships, highlighting individual listings, and promoting the Sarasota/Bradenton market to agents from tax reform states and other traditional feeder markets.
Bev said “For me the best part was seeing first hand just how committed the BHHS executive team is to offering its agents the best tools, marketing strategies and technology to get buyers and sellers the results they want. We agents, and our customers, benefit directly from associating with a powerhouse brand like Berkshire Hathaway.”
Photo: Bev Murray and Gino Blefari, CEO of HomeServices of America.
HOUSING CONFIDENCE SOARS
A new report from financial company Fannie Mae shows consumer confidence in the real estate market has never been higher. The report, called the Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI), shows that it has reached the highest level since the mortgage giant has been keeping this record. READ MORE
HOT NEW DEVELOPMENT
The Strand is the newest luxury, waterfront condo community seated on the banks of the Whitaker Bayou. 156 luxury residences in coastal, contemporary style, with gourmet kitchen and hand crafter finishes, can be found at the complex with prices starting in the $500’s for boutique units and $600’s for units featuring a private boat slip. With 47 private boat slips available to residents, there are plenty of opportunities to spend your day on the beach, go deep sea fishing, or just relax and set sail – it's a boat owner’s dream. MORE ON THE STRAND
Good news as The Bay project phase 1 plan moves steps closer! This involves beginning work on a detailed site plan.This first section of the park is on the nine-acre strip of land that borders Boulevard of the Arts, at the southernmost end of the 53-acre waterfront property. The application process should take about nine months, with a possible groundbreaking in late 2020. READ MORE
"The best decision we made when deciding to sell our home was to appoint Bev as our Listing Agent. She explained the whole sales process to us 'rookies' with clarity and simplicity, she took away much of the stress of selling with her kind, patient, honest and understanding nature. She actually made it fun and enjoyable!
Bev also proved to be a consummate professional with a forensic attention to detail, coupled with superb communication skills and an insightful knowledge of the market. Hardly surprising then that Bev had us a signed contract only 37 days after listing!"
Fantastic Bev, thank you, you're a star! Jim & Kate