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Real Estate Investing

Read here for tips and ways to make money by investing in real estate in the Sarasota area.

Found 18 blog entries about Real Estate Investing.

Siesta Key investment property requirements

Siesta Key is one of Florida’s hottest markets for investment properties and it’s no wonder why. Between the beautiful beaches, world-class golf, and boutique shops, the area has a thriving tourism sector that dominates the economy of this quaint coastal town. But it’s important to note that not all investment properties are the same.

Here’s what to look for if you’re on the hunt for a great rental property in Siesta Key:

It’s all about location.

When people are looking for a place to rent in Siesta Key, they’re usually after one of two things: walking distance to the beach or somewhere with boat storage and access. Even condos located just a block away can have a harder attracting renters than those located on the beach, so location is

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How to find an affordable condo on Siesta Key

Beachfront properties are a desirable commodity that much is for sure. As with most real estate options in high demand, the price for a waterfront property can typically range from $400,000 to a million, depending on the size and location. With those kinds of prices, it’s easy to see why waterfront properties are so exclusive.

However, what if you could snag a beachfront bargain at a much lower cost than typical Siesta Key properties? Here are some tips and tricks to get the most bang for your buck when searching for a beachfront property in Siesta Key, FL.

Look for the Unexpected

Most buyers looking for waterfront properties in Siesta Key are looking for condos or houses along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. These are the properties that go

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how to find a vacation home in Siesta Key, FL

Everyone dreams of owning a beautiful piece of property at some point in his or her life. For many, this achievement comes after years of saving and determination to make this dream come to fruition. When it’s finally time to buy the vacation property you’ve always envisioned, here are a few things to consider before you begin your search:

Think About What You Want In A Vacation Residence

When you think about your vacation home, do you envision it as a getaway from your everyday life? Or is it more of a gathering space for your friends and family? Will it be just for you, or do you hope to rent it out while you’re away? All of these questions are important to consider prior to your search because they’ll help you identify what kind of property

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how to get your finances in order so you can buy a homeBefore you even start looking for a home, it’s important to get your finances in order. Buying a home is going to be one of the largest financial investments you’ll ever make, after all! Not only will this financially prepare you for homeownership, but it can speed up the entire home buying process, and let sellers know that you're a serious prospective buyer.

Step 1: Follow a Budget

If you don’t already have one, we highly recommend setting and following a budget. You can create a simple spreadsheet, or choose from one of many free templates available online. Not only does this allow you to assess your current financial situation, but it also allows you to plan for your new home expenses.

Factor in your income and estimate your expenses. Some of

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Sarasota real estate trendsOverall Sarasota real estate wound up being the second highest year for unit sales in 2013. It had 11,184 closed sales which was exceeded in 2004 with 11,482 closed sales. A record for 2014 could be set if December has a strong end of month for closing.

Sarasota real estate for 2014 has been on a near-record pace with 10,621 closed sales which is 364 more than 2013 at this time. With the December 2014 sales past 500 by mid-month it is expected the annual total for 2014 will be the second highest, topping 2013 closed sales in the county.

While set for a possible record for second highest sales year, the November figures dropped belong 800 in Sarasota County for the first time in eight months. This was after topping sales of 1,000 per month for five

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Sarasota investment propertiesMost people who buy a second home are trying to leave a ‘starter home’ situation. They now can afford a more desirable neighborhood, a newer home, or one with more space and amenities. However, some people who want to buy an upgraded home may wonder if selling their existing home is really necessary. Can’t people keep their existing home as a rental while buying a new residence?

There are several good reasons to keep an existing home as a rental when buying a new house. It takes a long time to build equity in a home and maintain it; many home owners understandably are reluctant to give that up. It makes sense to keep your old home as an investment and continue building equity in it — but only if you can afford this. Can you afford to buy a new home and…
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Sarasota Real Estate ReportOctober was another strong month for real estate sales in Sarasota, and the county remains on course to set a record for annual sales. Total sales topped the crucial 1,000 mark for the fifth time in the past eight months. The grand total for the month came to 1,011 closed sales. Of these, 288 properties were condos and 723 were single family residences. This is an 8.2 percent rise over the 934 homes sold in September and a full 23.3 percent higher than the 820 sales in October of last year.

Sarasota County may finally break the record it set in 2004 when 11,482 single family homes and condos were sold throughout the county. Total sales for 2014 already total 9,795, putting the goal well within reach. In fact, realtors in the county only need to sell

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In July 2014, for the fifth consecutive month, Sarasota real estate sales reached close to the 1,000 mark with 928 closed transactions. Only once in the entire county's history has a five-month streak that hit the 1,000 mark been accomplished. This occurred between March and July 2004. June 2005 and July 2014 were the closest, falling just short of that level.

According to the Sarasota Association of Realtors, there were 643 single-family homes and 285 condos that were sold in July 2014. The number of closings decreased from 11.4% from June 2014, which hit a total of 1,048 sales. Also, July 2014 was down around 4% from the previous year which had 969 closings.

The first seven months of the 2014 fiscal year had a near-record sales pace, ahead of the

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Tips for buying a home to invest as a rental home

If you are interested in investing in real estate as rental property investing, there are a few things you should consider before you make the decision to become a landlord. Although the hype that rental property investing is receiving on television makes becoming a rental property owner sound very appealing, it isn't all about some magical get-rich-quick scheme. There is a lot of hard work and determination involved in order to make this investment lucrative.

What to Consider

Seasoned property owners will likely admit that there can be a number of factors potential real estate investors should consider before purchasing a rental property. Investigating the location of the property in question, the property history, and the property condition is most

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tips to sell your home in a buyers market

Selling a home your home in a buyers' market, where the number of homes exceeds the number of buyers, can be quite difficult. You will really have to work hard to get your home sold. A potential buyer is looking for value. Their goal is to get the best home for their money. As a result of this, a potential buyer can be selective and refuse to settle. In order to attract buyers, you will have to make sure that your home is in great condition. You should also price your home right.

Additionally, you should see your house as a product and find out more about your competition. Make sure that your home stands out from the competitors, either in how it is priced or delivered to the marketplace.

Know The Competition

It is essential for you to know your

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