The Increasing Cost of Renting (Source: KCM Blog)

The Increasing Cost of Renting (Source: KCM Blog)

Historically, the average rental price has increased over time — a trend likely to continue going into the future. A fixed rate mortgage allows you to “lock in” a certain monthly cost for a specified period of time. If your situation allows you to buy, now is a good time to move from renting to owning. Read more on this topic at the KCM Blog here.


Zillow Says…

Zestimate: Read the fine print.

Zestimate: Read the fine print.

Relying on a “Zestimate” for you home’s value? Be sure to read the fine print. A computer generated number will never replace the skill, knowledge, and experience of a Realtor familiar with the local market. Buying or selling? Speak with a live human being familiar with the local market — call me today at (239) 290-4072.

Thinking FSBO?

If you’re thinking of selling your home on your own, here’s some important information to keep in mind:

Marco Island

Check it out: Five out of ten top islands in Trip Advisor’s list Travelers’ Choice Island awards are in Florida, and two (Marco Island and Sanibel Island) are right here in Southwest Florida: http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2013/mar/26/marco-island-number-3-trip-advisors-top-10-islands/

What are you waiting for? Own your very own piece of “paradise” — call me today!

Real Estate is Back

The future of the U.S. real estate market in 2013 is bright
Real Estate Is Back – 2013 ActiveRain Survey

Fla.'s Housing Market Continues Positive Trends in Feb. 2013 (via PR Newswire)

Download image ORLANDO, Fla., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Florida’s housing market reported more closed sales, rising median prices, increased pending sales, more new listings and a reduced inventory of homes for sale in February, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors…

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