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    Tuesday, May 21, 2024   /   by Marvin Dave Gavin

    Open House - 5640 Ferguson Ct APT 2105 New Port Richey, FL 34652

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    5640 Ferguson Ct APT 2105New Port Richey, FL 34652
    May 26, 2024 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Discover the epitome of riverfront living in this breathtaking condo, perfectly situated along the tranquil Cotee River. Begin your mornings with a steaming cup of coffee on your private balcony, where the mesmerizing views of passing boats create a picturesque start to your day. This dream home is more than just a condo; it's a gateway to endless boating adventures with its very own private dock, granting you direct access to the sparkling waters right from your doorstep. Located less than a mile from the vibrant heart of downtown New Port Richey, this prime location offers the best of both worlds: peaceful waterfront living and the convenience of city amenities. Imagine strolling to local shops and restaurants, or cruising around the area in your golf cart, soaking in the sunshine and charm of the neighborhood. Step inside to discover a spacious and impeccably updated interior th1 ...

    Tuesday, May 21, 2024   /   by Brenda Bianchi

    Worried About Home Maintenance Costs? Consider This

    Worried About Home Maintenance Costs? Consider This

    If one of the main reasons you’re hesitant to buy a home is because you’re worried about the upkeep, here’s some information you may find interesting on both new home construction and existing homes (a home that’s been lived in by a previous owner).

    Newly Built Homes Need Less Upfront Maintenance

    If you can afford it, you may find a newly built home could help ease your worries about maintenance costs. Think about it, if everything in the house is brand new, it won’t have the wear and tear you may see in an existing home – and that means it’s less likely to need repairs. As LendingTree says:

    “Since the systems, appliances, roof and foundation are new, you’re less likely to pay for major or minor repairs within the first few years of homeownership. That can make a big difference for first-time homebuyers who are adjusting to owning rath. ...

    Monday, May 13, 2024   /   by Brenda Bianchi

    Home Prices Are Climbing in These Top Cities

    Thinking about buying a home or selling your current one to find a better fit? If so, you might be wondering what's going on with home prices these days. Here's the scoop.

    The latest national data from Case-Shiller and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) shows they’re going up (see graphs below):

    As you can see, home prices were rising for most of 2023. But over the course of December and January, they were virtually flat – which is pretty normal for that time of year.

    But here's what you need to know now. As of February, when the spring market kicked off, prices were on the rise again.

    Home Prices Are Going Up in Most of America's Top Cities

    After seeing a jump in home prices nationally in February, you might be wondering if they’re going up in your area, too. While it depends on where you live, prices are rising in 18 of the top 20 cities Case-Shiller reports on in t. ...

    Monday, May 6, 2024   /   by Brenda Bianchi

    What's Motivating Your Move?

    What's Motivating Your Move?

    Thinking about selling your house? As you make your decision, consider what's pushing you to think about moving. A recent survey from Realtor.com looked into why people want to sell their homes this year. Here are the top two reasons (see graphic below):

    Let's take a closer look and see if they’re motivating you to make a change too.

    1. To Make a Profit

    If you’re thinking about selling your house, you probably have a lot of questions on your mind. Well, here's some good news – the latest data shows most sellers get a great return on their investment when they sell. ATTOM, a property data provider, explains:

    “. . . home sellers made a $121,000 profit on the typical sale in 2023, generating a 56.5 percent return on investment.”

    That’s significant. And here’s one contributing factor. During the pandemic, home prices skyrocketed. There was way mor. ...

    Monday, April 29, 2024   /   by Brenda Bianchi

    Now’s a Great Time To Sell Your House

    Now’s a Great Time To Sell Your House

    Thinking about selling your house? If you are, you might be weighing factors like today’s mortgage rates and your own changing needs to figure out your next move.

    Here’s something else to consider. According to the latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) from Fannie Mae, the percent of respondents who say it’s a good time to sell is on the rise (see graph below):

    Why Are Sellers Feeling so Optimistic?

    One reason why is because right now is traditionally the best time of year to sell a house. A recent article from Bankrate says:

    “Late spring and early summer are generally considered the best times to sell a house. . . . While today’s rates are relatively high, low inventory is still keeping sellers in the driver’s seat in most markets.”

    These are the seasons when most people move. That means buyer demand g. ...