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RANCH ADDS NEW COUNTRY CLUB EAST NEIGHBORHOOD WITH GOLF COURSE LOTS

Lakewood Ranch is proud to announce the addition of its newest neighborhood, Windy Hill, located in Country Club East. The neighborhood is comprised of 37, 62-foot home sites. All sites are amenitized, many with unbelievable golf course views overlooking 10th hole of the Royal Lakes Golf Course – a challenging, dog-leg par four. Other home sites are situated on a preserve, overlooking a protected wetland. Most have southern exposures. “This is a great addition to Country Club East, as we have not had golf course home sites for almost two years” said Jimmy Stewart, vice president of sales for LWR Communities. “The ongoing demand for new product in Country Club East is part of the continuing momentum that Lakewood Ranch has realized over the past few years. As of June 30, 332 new homes had been sold in Lakewood Ranch; a 7 percent increase compared to the same period in 2012. There are currently 328 homes in various stages of construction, Stewart said, with new home sales representing more than 55 percent of all homes sold in Lakewood Ranch. Homes will range from 2,000 to 3,800 square feet, with home and home site packages beginning in the $400s. Windy Hill’s six approved builders are Arthur Rutenberg-Nelson Homes, Lee Wetherington Homes, John Cannon Homes, John Neal Homes, Homes by Towne, and Cardel Homes. There will be no builder models in Windy Hill; visitors can tour the available models in Country Club East’s Haddington neighborhood. Lots are available immediately.

Country Club East is a private, gated community built around lakes, nature preserves and 18 holes of Rick Robbins-designed golf. Every home built in Country Club East meets the Florida Green Building Coalition’s standards for energy efficiency, clean indoor air, sustainability and drought resistant landscaping.

Lakewood Ranch is the 17,500-acre award-winning master-planned community in Sarasota and Manatee counties on the West Coast of Florida. Just minutes from the Gulf Coast beaches and cultural assets in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch is already home to more 18,000 residents and features A-rated schools, a hospital, the Sarasota Polo Club, the 75-acre Premier Sports Campus, Ancient Oak Gun Club, its own Main Street with theaters, shopping and dining, and four million square feet of commercial property

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article courtesy of Lakewoodranch.com

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NEW Listing: 6923 RIVERSEDGE STREET CIR, BRADENTON: $575,000

NEW Listing: 6923 RIVERSEDGE STREET CIR, BRADENTON: $575,000

Rarely Available ! Excellent value on one of only a few acreage lots on the river in the Golf Course Community of River Club. Incredibly well maintained Arthur Rutenberg Bimini model with so many possibilities. From the HUGE pool and spa area to the 2+ acre homesite you’ll find nature all around as well as a place to launch kayaks and canoes in your own backyard. Call us @ 941-556-5030 for more info!

Siesta Key named one of the best beaches in Florida!

 

It’s one of the most picturesque places in town.  Its no wonder it has been rated as the #1 beach! The water is beautiful, and the sand is literally like walking in powdered sugar. One of the best places to spend a relaxing day by yourself, or with family and friends.  Check out this article  now , as Siesta Key is named one of the best beaches in Florida!

 

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source:http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2013/apr/27/best-beache
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Under Contract in Less than 24 hours!!

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5228 58th E Terrace, A Spectacular spacious family home was listed and within 24 hours, was under contract just above asking price!

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Homes for sale remain in low supply

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The supply of homes for sale is still unusually tight as the spring buying season opens, helping sellers by turning up the heat on already-rising prices.

 

The number of homes listed for sale on real estate website Zillow was down almost 17% in late February vs. a year earlier. In some California markets, they were down more than 40%, Zillow data show.

The supply crunch is likely to last all year, says IHS Global Insight economist Patrick Newport. “We’re still not building enough homes.”

While the U.S. is creating about 1.1 million new households a year, housing starts in January came in at an 890,000 annual rate, the government says.

But as prices rise, more owners will be motivated to sell, easing supply shortages, economists say.

Home prices were up 7.3% in the fourth quarter from a year before, Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller data show. That was a much faster rise than most economists expected for 2012.

Nationwide, the supply of homes for sale — based on the pace of sales — fell in January to 4.2 months, the National Association of Realtors says. That’s an almost eight-year low. A six-month to seven-month supply is considered balanced between buyers and sellers.

The availability of the most expensive homes in the markets Zillow tracks has tightened more than those at lower price levels.

Homes for sale in what Zillow defines as the top price tier in each market fell by almost 21% in February compared to a year ago. By comparison, the inventory of homes in the middle tier dropped 17% and those in the bottom tier fell 9%.

The price tiers vary by market, based on local prices.

Five California cities in Zillow’s survey are among those seeing the biggest inventory drops, ranging from a 48% decline in Sacramento to a 36% falloff in Riverside. But other cities are also seeing significantly fewer listings. New York is down almost 19%, Dallas-Fort Worth, nearly 21%, and Orlando is off 27%.

Only five of 99 metros showed an increase in listings, led by El Paso, up 19%, and Albuquerque, up 8%. Little Rock, Fort Myers, Fla., and Youngstown, Ohio, also saw increases.

 

 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/03/10/supply-of-homes-for-sale-still-lagging/1972853/

Best of Advice: Do I Need To Sell My Home Before Buying A New One?

 

 

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   Q: Can I make an offer contingent on selling my home first?

 I would love to buy a smaller house but have to sell my own home first for the funds. Years ago you could put an offer on a house only if you sell your own home first, is        there anything like this anymore? I’m sure there isn’t but thought I would ask.

A: Yes, times have changed. In today’s world there are very few, if any traditional sellers who are willing to take the contingency of “Must sell my    home first.”

The short-sale and bank-owned sellers (basically banks) will take no such contingency. However, there may be options when selling that may assist you in a new purchase.

A: Yes, it happens still, not as much due to how fast a seller can release an asset.

For higher end homes that have a premium, I have seen this exercised in contract. It is part of our standard 11 page GLVAR contract in Southern Nevada. With the vast amount of short term rentals out there and the amount of investors in our market, a possible option that makes more sense with seller market, is to sell your home and lease it back from investor until you get your new place. Another option is to sell and then do a short term rental of a different property and then transition.

 

 

http://www.realtor.com/blogs/2013/02/19/best-of-advice-do-i-need-to-sell-my-home-before-buying-a-new-one/

Fannie, Freddie laying groundwork for better housing finance system

ORLANDO – Nov. 12, 2012 – Government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac play a crucial role in the secondary mortgage market and support the ongoing housing market recovery – but they’re also laying the groundwork for a better future housing finance system. The GSEs buy mortgages from lenders, which frees banks to lend money to more homebuyers.

Officers from the two GSEs addressed Realtors® at the “Regulatory Issues Forum – Housing Finance Today and Tomorrow” session at the 2012 Realtors Conference and Expo.

http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/article.cfm?id=283440