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Just Listed! 4605 35th Court East

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Assocation Dues Are Only $285.00 Per Year.

Welcome home to Manatee Oaks where you are close to shopping, restuarants, and local beaches. This home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage with a little over 2,100 square feet under air. As you walk through the front door you have a nice size foyer that leads into a great size great room with cathedral vaulted ceilings and just to the left of that a seprate formal dining room.

The kitchen has stainless steel appliances with recessed lighing and a seperate breakfast nook area to enjoy...

Just Listed - 3233 45th Ave E Bradenton

Searching for a home with it all? This is it! This stunning 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage home was built in 2002. Not only does it have a decorator's touch throughout the home, it has gorgeous wood laminate floors, cathedral vaulted ceilings, recessed lighting, a tray ceiling in the master bedroom, an updated kitchen with a butler's pantry and the a/c was replaced about 2 years ago. The pool area has a large covered lanai and the backyard has landscaping and a private fence to create your own personal paradise!


Just Listed - Laurel Lakes Sarasota

Your new home awaits in this highly sought after community located in Sarasota, FL and only a 20 minute commute to Siesta Key beach. Laurel Lakes is a gated community with low association dues and offers a club house, community pool, and tennis courts.

This newly built (2016) "Sawgrass" floor plan embodies masterful design and modern luxury that exudes both comfort and convenience. As you enter the home you are greeted with a generous size foyer that has an office/den or 5th bedroom off to the right.

Beyond that you have a separate formal dining room that's outlined with arches and columns. The chef in the family will fall in love with the generous size kitchen with the stainless steel built in oven, gas cook-top and plenty of prep space all while still being able to engage in conversation with family and friends in the family room.


River Strand Real Estate: River Strand Condo For Sale.

Beautiful bright 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 3rd floor condo that overlooks a beautiful lake and golf course and being sold furnished. As you enter through the front door just to the left you have a breakfast nook that leads to the kitchen that offers granite countertops, crown molding, stainless steel appliances with the kitchen sink positioned so you have gorgeous views through the sliders. Just off to the right of the kitchen you have the spare bedroom and bathroom. Around the bend is the dining room and living room with crown molding and tile on a diagional with sliders leading out to the lanai where you can enjoy your favorite beverage overlooking an array of wildlife.


6521 Candlestick Dr. - River Strand Real Estate

River Strand Villa For Sale

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Beautiful Villa in River Strand at Sanctuary! This 2 bedroom, 2 bath with a den almost 1600 sq. ft. under air, has tile floors throughout the main living area, carpet in the master bedroom, and wood laminate floors in the bedroom and office, crown molding, ceiling fans and light fixtures and an extended lanai with brick pavers. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, granite counters and wood cabinets. Not only can you enjoy your lake view from your lanai, you can also enjoy the resort style amenities at the club house. Enjoy this gated community...

Is Getting a Home Mortgage Still Too Difficult?

Getting a Home Mortgage

There is no doubt that mortgage credit availability is expanding, meaning it is easier to finance a home today than it was last year. However, the mortgage market is still much tighter than it was prior to the housing boom and bust experienced between 2003 - 2006.

The Housing Financing Policy Center at the Urban Institute just released data revealing two reasons for the current exceptionally high credit standards:

  1. Additional restrictions lenders put on borrowing because of concerns that they will be forced to repurchase failed loans from the government-sponsored enterprises or Federal Housing Administration (FHA).
  2. The concern about potential litigation for...

Selling in the Winter Attracts Serious Buyers

Selling in the Winter Attracts Serious Buyers

A recent study of more than 7 million home sales over the past four years revealed that the season in which a home is listed may be able to shed some light on the likelihood that the home will sell for more than asking price, as well as how quickly the sale will close.

It’s no surprise that listing a home for sale during the spring saw the largest return, as the spring is traditionally the busiest month for real estate. What is surprising, though, is that listing during the winter came in second!

“Among spring listings, 18.7 percent of homes fetched above asking, with...