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?

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!

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!

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.


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.

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:


"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!):

$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:

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!