• 941 724 4995

The Murray Group Blog


Fannie Mae Survey Shows Confidence in Housing at an All-Time High

Fannie Mae Survey Shows Confidence in Housing at an All-Time High

One important factor in a healthy real estate market is consumer confidence in the housing market. And a new report from financial company Fannie Mae shows consumer confidence in the real estate market has never been higher. In the report, called the Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI),  Fannie Mae gathers several kinds information that indicate a variety of factors that indicate the confidence in the market. Fannie Mae takes all this data and generates a number that represents the curren...

Bev Murray
Bev Murray

Rising Prices - More Equity In Your Home Offers More Opportunities

Rising Prices - More Equity In Your Home Offers More Opportunities

Over the course of the past few years home prices have continued to rise, albeit in some cases a somewhat slower pace, and that is great news for homeowners in Sarasota and around the U.S. While it's true that rising home prices can be a double edged sword, for homeowners who are not first-time buyers there are strong positives when real estate prices increase. 1. Homeowners Can Afford To Move Into A Better Home If your home has increased in value and gained equity, this additional valu...

Bev Murray
Bev Murray

Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Sell Your House

Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Sell Your House

As a homeowner, it’s always tempting to dream about the next big project you’re going to tackle. The possibilities are endless. Should I renovate? Should I refinance? Should I stay? Should I move? The list goes on and on. In today’s housing market, it’s actually a great time to shift your thoughts toward selling your house and moving up into the home of your dreams. Here’s why: Inventory is on the rise, but there’s still an overall shortage of houses for sale (less than a 6-month supply fo...

Bev Murray
Bev Murray

Summer 2019 Is Actually A Great Time To Sell Your Home In Sarasota

Summer 2019 Is Actually A Great Time To Sell Your Home In Sarasota

Traditionally summer is a slow season in the Sarasota area for many businesses including real estate. However this summer is currently an excellent time to sell your home. Demand From Buyers Is Strong In the most recent Buyer Traffic Index report from the National Association of Realtors illustrates that in most areas of the country demand is strong. Not only does this mean there will be plenty of potential buyers, but those buyers must now compete with each other for fewer homes which can...

Bev Murray
Bev Murray

The Silver Lining Of Tighter Mortgage Lending Rules And More Red Tape

The Silver Lining Of Tighter Mortgage Lending Rules And More Red Tape

Buying a new home is exciting - unfortunately applying for a home loan is not! It seems like lenders need to know every little detail about you, most banks require at least three pieces of textual evidence to validate each and every field on the mortgage application form. Many home buyers are being told by friends and family that many years ago the process was vastly less difficult when they purchased their home during that time. Why is there so much more paperwork now when getting a mortg...

Bev Murray
Bev Murray

Sarasota Rental Home Investors Have More Options Than Ever: Air BnB, Annuals, And Vacation Homes

Sarasota Rental Home Investors Have More Options Than Ever: Air BnB, Annuals, And Vacation Homes

Rental properties have the power to make investors rich, even through fluctuating housing market bust-and-boom cycles. Over time, real estate will create a viable income for those who know how to invest correctly from the beginning. As the current average tax rate in Florida is below the national average at 1.02% according to the 2017 tax revenue, and homes are readily available for purchase, investors are increasingly interested in making a purchase. However, smart investors know there is more...

Bev Murray
Bev Murray
Realtor Bev Murray

Meet Bev Murray

Homes For Sale

Featured Homes

Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods

Sarasota Land For Sale

Find Available Lots

Sarasota Land For Sale

Build A Home

New Developments

New Developments

The The Murray Group Newsletter

Receive monthly updates on the latest real estate and Sarasota neighborhood news.