Thursday, December 10, 2009

WHAT DO FLORIDA HOME BUYERS & SELLERS LOOK LIKE?






Click this link to see the 2009 profile of buyers and sellers.

RECORD LOW AVERAGE INTEREST RATE!

This is the lowest rate since 1971! What can this mean for you, as interest rates continue to drop? Click to find out:

Now it's even easier for me to handle short sales!

Here are some highlights of the new short sale guidelines announced by the Treasury Department:
http://alturl.com/z64e

Report: PENDING HOME SALES RISE 9 MONTHS IN A ROW!

The Pending Home Sales Index increased almost 4%. It's almost 32% above October 2008! This is the biggest annual increase for the index. Click on link to see the article:
http://alturl.com/bcyv



HAPPY HOLIDAYS VIDEO!


HAPPY HOLIDAYS video from Stan Rolle-Click here: http://alturl.com/q59h

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Brand New Technology! Try a Virtual Drive through this listing neighborhood!

Try this brand new virtual drive through the neighborhood of this listing on Venice Island. This is brand new technology. When you click on this link, wait a few moments, then click "Drive" to start. Let me know what you think of this!
http://alturl.com/oziz

Brand New Technology takes you for a VIRTUAL DRIVE!

This is brand new! Take a Virtual Drive through the neighborhood of a listing.

http://alturl.com/j3gh

Need answers about Homebuyer Tax Credits?

Here are some answers to FAQ's about Homebuyer Tax Credits:
http://alturl.com/75ew

Oct. Condo Sales Soar 120%!

Here's a great article about condo sales and condo prices:
http://alturl.com/kfrm

Friday, November 27, 2009

SALES of NEW HOMES rose 6.2% in October

6.2% was much better than expected. You can read all about it here at:
http://alturl.com/xntf

Last Siesta Model, then it's gone.

3/2/2 With Pool/Waterfall, 1,678 sq.ft.! Here's the last one of this model left in Venice. Would love to show it to you! 877.306.2626 or 941.685.1624. This one has lots of upgrades, like 18x18 floor tile, washer/dryer too. Pretty unbelievable for $224,900!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Rates on 30-year loans remain below 5%

The interest rate will probably not go much lower than this, so take advantage of it while you can in the short term. The average rate fell from last week's 4.98%. However, few experts expect further declines.
http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/article.cfm?id=226861

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

HERE ARE SOME NEW MOVE-IN READY HOMES IN VENICE AT TREMENDOUS REDUCTIONS.

I would love to show these to you because they are pretty unbelievable.
*3/2/2 Pool, 1713 Sq.Ft. was $339,800, now $209,800. SAVE $130,000!
*3/Den/2/2 Pool, 1714 Sq.Ft. was $384,900, now $239.900. SAVE $145,000!
*5/3/3 Pool & Spa, 1643 Sq.Ft. was $418,300, now $308,300. SAVE $110,000!
*3/2/2 Pool, 1736 Sq.Ft. was $339,800,now $209,800. SAVE $130,000!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Just have to let you know about these in Venice!

Lennar is having a Year End Inventory! I would love to show these to you! These are great buys in Venice, and the timing is perfect. Must Close by 11/30/09. Here are a few examples:
Manor Homes: MLS# M5807724 – 11755 Breadfruit Lane $229,900 Siesta Floor Plan – 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom with pool and waterfall, 2 car garage – 1678 sq.ft. under air!

Maderia on Lake and Preserve Lot…with pool $259,900 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom and 2 car garage – 2047 sq. ft. under air! Beautiful Location!

MLS #M5807725 – 11470 Conch Court $319,900 Monte Carlo – 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom with pool and spa to include a 3 car garage on a preserve lot is 3,231 sq.ft. under air!
Perfect for the family!

These are the last of the Siesta’s and Maderia’s to be built in Stoneybrook! Call 877.306.2626 or 941.685.1624 to see these unbelievable offers. Wow.
To see photos, go to "Venice Florida New Home Offers" at StanRolle.com

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

COMPARE FOR YOURSELF THE EXTENDED HOMEBUYER TAX

Here is a helpful COMPARISON CHART from the NAR for the extended homebuyer tax credit, comparing the rules enacted last February with the rules enacted this month, extending to April 30th 2010.
http://alturl.com/ezen #Homebuyer_Tax_Credit

SHORT SALE TOWNHOME IN LAKEWOOD RANCH

I just listed a beautiful newer townhome on a preserve in the gated Willowbrook Community. Sit back and enjoy the narrated tour when you click on this link:


http://www.youtube.com/user/StanRolleInVenice#p/u/1/42Ac2hH_KUc


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Monthly Tally of Owning a Home

Prepare yourself with your list of potential monthly fees and expenses. #Real_Estate CLICK LINK for help:

http://alturl.com/i8es

Exclusive Trump Business Opportunity

Here's Donald Trump's opportunity for you to live a healthier and more successful lifestyle! #Trump CLICK LINK: http://alturl.com/y7vo

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Stan is a Certified Distressed Property Expert


I was recently Certified as a Distressed Property Expert. This certification reflects my commitment to helping homeowners avoid foreclosure and salvage their futures. As a CDPE I will be kept updated on legislation and market conditions so that I can continue my efforts to serve and save my clients by helping them face hardships, and helping distressed homeowners with their properties. As a CDPE I am able to help solve the foreclosure crisis, one homeowner at a time.

Narrated tour of Siesta Key Beach and More!

Siesta Key and Casey Key Beach Tour videos - click on the link to take the narrated tour!
http://www.youtube.com/user/StanRolleinvenice#p/u

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

FL Existing Home, Condo Sales ROSE in August 2009!


This is more great news for the Florida housing market!


Fed all but declares recession over


This upbeat assessment from the Federal Reserve is more positive news for the housing market.

Want to Live by the Water?



What should you expect with waterfront living?
I'm sure this information would give you a more realistic impression of waterfront living.



I'M SMILING BECAUSE...

of a kind letter of recommendation! I was so touched when buyers I was working with, Juliette Coleman and Robert Hatcher, were thoughtful enough to write this very nice letter of recommendation. I feel priviledged when I have an opportunity to work with people like Juliette and Robert. http://www.venicefloridaproperty.com/venice_real_estate_testimonials.htm

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

CNN/MONEY'S "BEST PLACES TO RETIRE!"

Port Charlotte, close to Venice, makes CNN/MONEY Magazine's "BEST PLACES TO RETIRE" list! Here's the CNN/Money article:

http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2009/moneymag/0909/gallery.bpretire_top25.moneymag/index.html

UF economist says REAL ESTATE RECOVERY has begun!

An in-state economist is predicting better times ahead! With all these positive articles continuing to indicate an improvement, if you are ready to buy, now more than ever is the time to pull the trigger and call or email me for all your real estate needs!
http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/article.cfm?id=223182an

Friday, September 4, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

S & P 2nd Qtr Price Index shows first quarterly home price increase in 3 years!

Here's more news that I think shows the real estate market in a very positive light from where we were not too long ago.

http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/article.cfm?id=222388

U.S. Economy is "on the cusp of a recovery"

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the U.S. economy is on the cusp of a recovery. Read more... http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/article.cfm?id=222165

"SOLD!!!" 10 YEAR RESALES RECORD!


NAR says home resales posted the largest monthly increase in at least 10 years in July as first-time buyers rushed to take advantage of that tax credit that expires this fall. Here's the article: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32505389/ns/business-stocks_and_economy/

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Prepare before a storm with a Home Inventory Checklist!


Here's a great tool for the homeowner! Using this Home Inventory Checklist, along with photos and proof of ownership , will make it easier to file an accurate, detailed insurance claim in case your home is damaged or destroyed.


http://www.floir.com/pdf/InventoryChecklist%206-26-08.pdf

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

2nd Remax VIDEO about the $8k Tax Credit

Just buy the house by December 1st! This video includes even more info about that tax credit!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2leBqxcwhvI

VIDEO: $8000 tax credit for home buyers?

Haven't heard about that $8000 tax credit for home buyers? Here's a short, fun, informative VIDEO from Remax about it. But hurry - this tax credit won't be availble for too much longer! Got questions about it? Feel free to call me, or check my "resources" link on my web site, StanRolle.com!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLqbFzM3o6E&feature=channel

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

6 Reasons why some houses sell and others don't


I think I agree with this theory about these 6 reasons in this article! Let me know what you think, or if you would add any of your own reasons to this list. http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/article.cfm?id=221449


FL's existing home, condo sales up in 2Q 2009

Positive stories continue to support positive energy in the real estate market. Here's an article about 2Q '09 rise in sales:

http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/article.cfm?id=221418

What letter will the rebound resemble – U, V or W?

This article is another positive sign that most economists feel we will be coming out of the recession this year.
http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/article.cfm?id=221602

Survey shows economists pronounce the recession is over

This Wall Street Journal survey is another positive sign that the recession is over and that the economy is stablizing, and that should help the real estate market.
http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/article.cfm?id=221485

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Thinking Waterfront? Ask yourself "WHY" before you start!


Great advice - ask yourself 'WHY' when looking for waterfront property. Here's a helpful article -

How to Choose a Waterfront Property

http://www.frontdoor.com/Buy/How-to-Choose-a-Waterfront-Property/2374

Pending home sales: UPWARD TREND continues

This is a VERY POSITIVE sign! "Pending home sales are up for the fifth consecutive month, the first time in six years for such a streak, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR)." Click below for the whole article.

http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/article.cfm?id=220911

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

HOME PRICES RISE!

Stan Rolle: "Here's an article from the Wall Street Journal with great news! The market was so depressed for the last few years; this is a very positive sign that the market is in recovery."
Home Prices Rise Across U.S.
Home prices in major U.S. cities registered the first monthly gain in nearly three years, according to a new report that provided fresh evidence that the severe U.S. housing downturn could be easing....
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124878477560186517.html

REPORT ON SHORT SALE DEALS

STAN ROLLE SEZ: "If you are seriously considering looking into a property that is a SHORT SALE, then this article from USA TODAY will be of interest to you."
http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/housing/2009-08-04-short-sales-mortgages_N.htm

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wear Flip Flops When House Hunting?


Here are some ideas of what not to do while house hunting, including what shoes to not wear, and how to house hunt safely. Click on the link for this helpful article.
http://www.frontdoor.com/buy/AntiChecklist-What-Not-To-Do-While-House-Hunting/417

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


"This is yet another indicator to make me feel that the real estate market, overall, is becoming more stable as the months go on." STAN ROLLE
The government said Monday that new U.S. home sales rose last month by the largest amount in nearly nine years. Here's an article that was in the Herald Tribune about this. What's your opinion? Email me at srolle@venicefloridaproperty.com Click on the link for the article.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Florida's Existing Home and Condo Sales Rise in June 2009

"The latest housing data continues to show improving sales figures. Statewide it is the 2nd straight month for prices to increase for single family homes." Stan Rolle
Read the whole article at link below.http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/n1-072309.cfm

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Remax Alliance Group won "Best of Venice 2009" for Real Estate Franchise! The "Best of Venice 2009" winners were announced in Wednesday's Venice Gondolier newspaper. This is great news for everyone in our franchise, because I believe that we all work as hard as we can to do the best job possible in the real estate industry. Congratulations to all my associates at Remax Alliance Group - GREAT JOB!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

VIRTUAL STAGING for empty homes?

Great idea! Digitally enhancing empty homes to make them more visually appealing, to spark vacant home sales. Click on link to read more. What do you think?
http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/n6-072109.cfm

SLOW Foreclosure - it's COSTLY!


Prolonging the foreclosure process can be costly for the homeowner, who may not have the money to pay for maintenance and utilities. Here's an article I found about this problem. Click the link below. And I'd love your feedback!
http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/n5-072109.cfm

Bidding Wars in South Florida?


Could bidding wars be the result of low mortgage rates and the $8,000 tax credit for first-time buyers that expires November 30th? Below is a link to this article. I would love to hear your feedback about this!
http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/12-072109.cfm

Monday, July 20, 2009

Recession finally coming in for a landing in Venice! Great News!

The economy may finally be nearing the bottom of the recession in Venice, Sarasota, and Bradenton, plus 22 more of the nation's metro areas, according to the latest Adversity Index data on jobs, manufacturing and housing from Moody's Economy.com and msnbc.com. Click on link for interactive map showing details.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31910726/ns/us_news-the_elkhart_project/

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Who wants to save $$$ on your current home???


Are you a homeowner? Help is here for you! Are you eligible? Please use the self-assessment tools provided on this website to see if you are among the 7 to 9 million homeowners who may be able to benefit from Making Home Affordable.
http://www.makinghomeaffordable.gov

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Venice Council meeting on Tuesday, July 14 at 1:30 p.m

Here is a message from the CEO of the Venice Chamber.
We need your help and participation at an upcoming Venice City council meeting. As you are aware, the Venice Area Chamber has been reviewing the proposed Comprehensive Plan and asking the Council to increase the flexibility within it. The plan itself is a moving target and is currently in its 6th Draft phase. Due to our actions, we have been able to get some relief for building heights but there is still much work to be done to make this plan economically feasible.

We need business owners, voters, property owners and concerned taxpayers to come to the Council meeting on TUESDAY, JULY 14th at 1:30 P.M. you do not need to speak, just be there for the "open to public" portion of the meeting. The proposed Comp Plan, as drafted, could have a significant negative impact on our community. In almost all cases, the proposed densities and building heights are reduced from those currently allowed.

We believe these reductions will lead to more sprawl, create many new non-conforming structures, and increase the cost of doing business within the City of Venice. We are also concerned that these reductions will lead to property owners seeking relief through lawsuits against the City in an effort to maintain their property rights.

We need you at this meeting to "Stand up and be counted". Please let me know if you can attend by replying to Michelle Ryan at myryan@venicechamber.com.
We only need you there for the first hour of the Council meeting. Thanks for your support and please contact us, John Ryan or Michelle Ryan, at the Venice chamber, 941-488-2236 should you have any questions.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Bargain HUNTERS See The Bottom in Some Markets

I found a great article that says "Snowbirds from Canada, New York, Ohio, and the Midwest, already know the deals are here in Florida". Read more about these BARGAIN HUNTERS; click on the link below:


http://www.realtytrac.com/News-Trends/Agent-Newsletter/Current.html?a=b&Year=2009&Month=July&Article=4&accnt=214173

"Nationwide Foreclosure Activity Decreases in May"

Here's some good news that I wanted to share with you: The total foreclosure filings in May decreased 6% from the previous month. Click on this link below to read the article (I appreciate your feedback too!):
http://www.realtytrac.com/News-Trends/Agent-Newsletter/Current.html?a=b&year=2009&Month=July&Article=2&accnt=214174

$8,000 to help first-time homebuyers

Are you looking for more info about that FL $8,000 Downpayment Assistance Program for first-time homebuyers? It's effective now! Click on the link below for some updated details:
http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/n1-070109.cfm

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Why Florida, you might ask! I was just reading about some
Florida "BESTS"; not just Beaches and Parks, but Cost of
Living, Universities, the list goes on! Here's a link to that
article: http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/n2-070109.cfm

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Friday, July 3, 2009

On a budget while selling your home? Here are 4 updates for you!




I know it can be a challenge to get your house ready to sell when you are tight on cash! Here's help! These quick fixes add the most value for the least money. Click on this link:


Your opinion matters to me; I would love to hear your feedback!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Regional Foreclosures Down In May?


Here's some GREAT news that I read today! Foreclosures are down! Your opinion matters to me, so what do you think? Here's the article: http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20090611/ARTICLE/906111057/2107/BUSINESS?Title=Regional-foreclosures-buck-a-state-trend-

Is This Recession Really Likely to End in September?

I know this recession is on everyone's mind. In USA Today I found an article that says that this recessin is likely to end in September. Here's a link to that article. I would love to hear what you think about this; your opinion matters to me. Stan Rolle venicefloridaproperty.com
http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/economic-outlook.htm?loc=interstitialskip

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New unique Narrated Video Tour

The best and easiest way to see a listing on the internet is with this unique narrated video tour! Here's my latest tour of a foreclosure listing:
http://www.venicefloridaproperty.com/showvideo.asp?MLS=5765564

Friday, May 15, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Should we ban tainted building products from China?

Our senator's web site has a very informative article about this big, big problem, which includes the Chinese drywall issue. Click on this web site to read the article.
http://billnelson.senate.gov/news/details.cfm?id=310757&

Monday, May 4, 2009

Roof-top view of Sharky's Beach

Have you ever gone to Sharky's rooftop and taken in the view? Wow!

HUD is available to help at-risk homeowners

Here's some good news. HUD sponsors housing counseling agencies throughout the country to provide free or low cost advice. Here's a link with more information for you. www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/hccprof14.cfm

Mortgage rates dropped to a record low

Did you know that mortgage rates have dropped to a record low? The Federal Reserve launched a new effort. You can click on this link and read more about it:
http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/n1-032709.cfm

Existing Home Sales rose 30%

Here's some good news. Florida’s existing home and condo sales rose 30% in March 2009. Want to read more about it? Here's a link to the article:
http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/n1-042309.cfm

Venice Beach Tour

Want to go to the beach? Click on this link, then click on "Venice Beach Tour". See the beautiful beaches of Venice, Florida, right on the Gulf of Mexico. Don't forget your flip-flops!
http://www.venicefloridaproperty.com/

HOW-TOs from the PROS!

I just added a great resource for the homeowner to my web site: home improvement info videos and how-to's from the pros! Click on this web site and get started! http://www.realtytrac.com/Home-Resources/index.html