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Understanding Florida’s Short Term Rental Tax

When considering short term rentals of six months or less, it’s important to understand and follow your city, county and state regulations. For example, in Sarasota County, short term renters are required to register and obtain a Certificate ...

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Buying Florida Real Estate on the Gulf Coast

Buying Florida real estate on the gulf coast might seem intimidating, but there are a few tips and tricks you can use to be successful. When you’re getting ready to buy a Florida home, here are the top things to keep in mind.

Why Buy Flori...

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12 Creative Ways to Win a Bidding War on a House

You're ready to buy a home and you find the perfect one. There's just one problem: you're not the only one who loves it. If you find yourself in a situation where there are multiple offers on a property, it's important to know how to win a bi...

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Is It a Good Time to Buy a House in Florida?

Believe it or not, Florida's population grew by more than 200,000 residents between July 2020 and July 2021. 

Florida real estate is certainly appreciating at record levels. But is now a good time to buy a house in Florida? Will prices cont...

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The Cost of Living in Longboat Key, FL

Longboat Key, FL is part of the Sarasota-Bradenton Metro area. It is equally divided between Manatee and Sarasota counties and serves as the northern boundary of Sarasota County. Longboat Key’s sandy coastline extends for 12 miles, attracti...

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The Pros and Cons of New Home Construction

One of the most important decisions you'll ever make is to purchase a home. Even with the allure of owning a brand-new home, deciding between new construction and resale homes can be stressful.  There are several key differences between buyi...

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Tips for First Time Home Buyers

Most first time home buyers start the process anxious, excited, nervous, and some are downright terrified. It’s natural. A home is the largest and most expensive purchase that most people will make in a lifetime. It can either turn out to be ...

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