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March 31, 2013

From Gloom to Bloom: Expecting the Healthiest Spring Season Since 2007

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Freddie Mac recently released its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook through March showing that as we head into the spring home buying season, continued low mortgage rates, increasing house prices, and gradually improving consumer confidence will help support increased home sales. A short preview video and the complete March 2013 U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook are available here.

Outlook Highlights

• Compared to 2012, expect home sales to be up 8 to 10 percent for 2013.
• Expect housing starts to increase to 950,000 units for 2013, compared to 780,000 in 2012.
• In 2012, real estate added $1.5 trillion to balance sheets, and residential mortgage debt outstanding increased by 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012, indicating household deleveraging might be drawing to a close.
• Because of sequestration spending reductions, expect the unemployment rate in 2013 to average about 7.8 percent, essentially flat for the year or about 0.25 percentage points higher than it otherwise would have been.
• Regardless, the housing wealth effect is taking hold in the broader market which should translate into the healthiest spring home buying season since 2007.

“History shows us not all economic recoveries are created equal and consumer confidence mirrors this fact,” says Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac vice president and chief economist.

“With the spring home buying season upon us, the recent highs in the stock market are a welcome signal of better times ahead. But it will be the gradually declining unemployment rate and steadily improving housing market that will deliver broad-based economic benefits for Americans and, in turn, support the overall recovery.”

For more information, visit www.FreddieMac.com.

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October 10, 2012

Real Estate Home Buying Report, Data, and Information for International, UK, Home Buyers and Investors For Florida Properties

Real Estate Home Buying Report, Data, and Information for International, UK, Home Buyers and Investors For Florida Properties

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If you’re a resident of the United Kingdom (UK), or an international home buyer from outside of the United States,and have been toying with the idea of buying a vacation or investment property or home in the United States, Bradenton, Sarasota, Florida is a location that you should be considering very seriously for a number of reasons:

  • There are still great home buying, and real estate investment opportunities in the Bradenton, Sarasota areas of Florida!   We are beginning to see a shift, however, from an all out buyer’s market to a more stable market that is just beginning to give a home seller the edge in some areas.
  • Great home prices coupled with the excellent dollar to pound exchange rate, currently, is a winning combination and great incentive to get serious about home buying or real estate investments right now.
  • It goes without saying… Bradenton, Sarasota, Florida property is always appealing due to our weather conditions and our unmatched gorgeous white sand beaches and warm Gulf of Mexico waters. These elements, combined with the others above, contribute to a ‘perfect storm’ situation for real estate investment opportunity for foreign investors or home buyers. Whether you plan to purchase a property for personal use or whether you’re buying a home or property for investment only and plan to lease it, the Bradenton, Sarasota areas of Florida will always be a ‘paradise’ that people will be happy to call home.

If you’ve been sitting it out on the sidelines, just waiting for the perfect opportunity to get into the real estate, home buying, game that time has arrived!

Contact The Serena Group today to schedule a personal consultation to discuss your plans, and to let us know how we can assist you with YOUR dream to buy a Florida home. We’re here for you!

Click the image below for a glimpse of a year over year comparison of real estate market data for the Bradenton, Manatee county area of Florida.

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Here’s a link to a recent article and more information for international home buyers from the Florida Association of REALTORS: INFORMATION FOR UK, INTERNATIONAL HOME BUYERS FROM FloridaRealtors®

February 29, 2012

Bradenton, Manatee County, Golf Course, Homes for Sale

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Bradenton, Florida, in Manatee county not only offers some great golf courses for golf enthusiasts… it also is home to some fabulous golf course home communities.  If you’re an avid golfer, you probably already know the benefits of living the ‘golfing lifestyle.’

Several members of our real estate team, The Serena Group, are not only experienced REALTORS, they’re also huge golfing fanatics.   In fact, a couple of them are very good players!  Since golf is our passion in real life, it only makes sense that our team also specializes in listing and selling golf course homes.  We know these golfing communities,  in the Bradenton, Manatee County area of Florida, inside and out.

If you’re new to the area, or just thinking of making your dream of living in a golf course community a reality, use the ‘quick links’ below to search for homes in a few of the more popular golfing communities in the area.

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November 17, 2011

Bradenton, Manatee County, Real Estate and Homes for Sale

LOW MAINTENANCE BEAUTY

IN FABULOUS, WELL LOCATED,  GATED COMMUNITY!

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$200,000
Single Family Home
Main Features
4 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
1 Partial Bathroom
Interior: 2,261 sqft
Lot: 0.20 acre(s)
Location
4308 Windsor Lane East
Bradenton, FL 34203
USA

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October 20, 2011

Tips for Buying a Condominium

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It’s that time again in Florida, condo season!

While our northern neighbors are preparing to battle the cold, snow, and ice that is surely coming soon, those of us who are lucky to live in the paradise that the rest of the country calls ‘Florida,’ are gearing up to enjoy the time of year that makes us all smile and feel very blessed to call Florida our home.

This time of year is also the time that many of our ‘snow bird’ neighbors  make the wise decision to buy a second home in Florida,  so that they have a place to escape to when the chilly, icy, northern winds and snow start blowing.

If you’re contemplating the purchase of a winter home, be sure to educate yourself on the issues that are unique to condominium living.  Even if you already own a home and think that you’re a pretty savvy home owner, there are some things to keep in mind… specifically… when purchasing a condominium home.

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February 23, 2010

BRADENTON, SARASOTA, HOME BUYERS! USE THE TAX CREDIT FOR A NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME PURCHASE!

DOLLAR SIGNBRADENTON, SARASOTA, HOME BUYERS!

USE THE 2010 TAX CREDIT

FOR A NEW CONSTRUCTION, NEW HOME PURCHASE!

Find out if you qualify as a buyer purchasing for the first time

or as a “move up” buyer that will be selling a home and purchasing another.

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HOUSE RED

Below is a sample of NEW CONSTRUCTION HOMES

that are currently available IN BRADENTON, MANATEE COUNTY, FL…

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“QUICK MOVE-INS” ~  NEW CONSTRUCTION HOMES FOR PALMA SOLA TRACE IN WEST BRADENTON, FL

BRADENTON NEW CONSTRUCTION HOMES

“QUICK BUYS” ~  NEW CONSTRUCTION HOMES FOR LAKESIDE PRESERVE IN PARRISH, FL

NEW CONSTRUCTION HOMES IN PARRISH, FL

IF YOU’RE THINKING OF BUYING A BRADENTON, MANATEE COUNTY, NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME…

YOU MAY WANT TO VISIT THE “PARADE OF HOMES 2010”  ~ FEB. 20 – MAR. 7, 2010

FEATURING …30 models, 1 non-model and 4 communities.

Admittance is free!   The hours are 10 – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday and on Sunday we are open 12- 5:00 p.m.

VIEW THE MAP AND COMMUNITIES FOR THE PARADE OF HOMES, BRADENTON, FL – 2010 BELOW!

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First time home buyers!! This is the opportunity of a lifetime to purchase your

“first home”

and to realize the advantages of owning your own home.

If you are currently a home owner and thinking of “moving up” … this may be the ideal time to purchase

your “dream home”

and to make that lifestyle change that you’ve been dreaming of.

CONTACT THE SERENA GROUP TODAY FOR A “NEW CONSTRUCTION” HOME TOUR OR FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT  “MOVE-IN READY” NEW CONSTRUCTION HOMES!

bob serena gina serenaBob Serena and Gina Serena are our “New Construction Homes” Specialists and have decades of experience with new home sales. Both Bob and Gina started their Real Estate careers in the New Construction Home Industry… Take advantage of their “insider” knowledge and skill.  Bob and Gina WILL get you the best price with the builder… don’t buy a “new construction home” without someone representing YOUR interests… the builders are looking out for theirs!


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