I can help you locate property using the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). All available homes and
condos for sale in my service area of Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte Counties can be
viewed on my MLS Search page.
In the U.S., our real estate laws allow for unbiased home buyer representation through a real
estate agent. When you select me as your real estate representative, I work for your best
interests, not the home seller.
I have experience representing home buyers in all areas of Sarasota, from the luxury of the
barrier islands to multi-acre properties east of I-75. When you hire me as your real estate
agent, there are no up-front costs to you. I am paid at the closing by the property seller.
Banks are offering financing with 30% down payment for a vacation home or condo. They
often require buyers to open a cash reserve account with the bank. A cash purchase
remains the easiest way to move quickly on a Sarasota property and use this as leverage in
negotiating price with a seller.
If you are getting a mortgage, your bank will require flood insurance if the home is in certain
flood zones. Read more about flood insurance here.
My Sarasota real estate blog is also a good source of information about our area and what to
expect in your property search. Some topics I cover in my blog are:
If you are an investor, you may find my real estate return on investment calculator handy.
The home inspection is very important. How will you be using your Sarasota property? What
are the benefits to buying a single-family home versus a condo? If you would like a private
pool, who will maintain it? Who will maintain your yard?
These are just a few of the many questions you will have as you consider owning property in
our area. I can help you weigh the benefits of different kinds of property ownership.
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International buyers, the real estate and financial climate has converged to make this the
perfect time to purchase your Sarasota FL dream home or condo!
According to the Florida Association of Realtors (FAR), approximately 1/4 of all international
home buyers in our state choose the area from Sarasota to Naples. Our beaches and cultural
attractions make Sarasota a popular destination for home buyers from the EU, Canada, and
increasingly, South America and Asia. A weak dollar and the lowest home prices in years
make Sarasota area real estate affordable. For Canadians in particular, who may have found
our real estate market overpriced in the past decade, now is the time to seize your chance to
Learn more about Sarasota County in this PDF document from the Economic Development
You can also learn about the Florida Homestead Exemption.
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