January 2022 RSS Feed

Found 4 blog entries for January 2022.

The real estate trend the past 5 years or so is that the dining room is dead - thanks to Covid (never thought I would say that!), dining rooms are making a come back.

Yes, many homes may not use the formal dining room as much as we did in the 'old days' and some have eliminated them completely either by converting the room into a flex room or not including it at all in the architectural design. But people are still dining and I would argue that the past two years have fueled a resurgence in people valuing a space in their homes where people gather to dine and have a conversation.

The dining 'room' may have morphed into a dining 'area' within the kitchen. So it may not be an individual, designated room as much as it used to be, but the need…

589 Views, 0 Comments

New luxury 18-story condo project is coming to the Bayfront in Sarasota.

One Park, located on the corner of Boulevard of the Arts and Tamiami Trail this project is like no other seen in Sarasota. A family friendly building that will appeal to the new post COVID working demographic. One Park is designed to inspire every resident with unmatched elegance and sophisticated design.  The building is a high luxury, 18 stories, 149 residences, complete with a children's playroom, fitness room, concierge service, wine room, juice bar, dog park, and dog sitting as well as dedicated remote workspaces! 

“Our demographics are 35 and above so it’s family-friendly, too. Through the pandemic many parents had their kids stay with them, and remote work and…

196 Views, 0 Comments

The real estate market in 2021 has been like nothing we have seen before. What does 2022 has in store for us? 

Expect slower housing price appreciation, easing inflation and rising interest rates in 2022 - according to NAR (National Association of Realtors). 

"Overall, survey participants believe we'll see the housing market and broader economy normalize next year," Yun said. "Though forecasted to rise 4%, inflation will decelerate after hefty gains in 2021, while home price increases are also expected to ease with an annual appreciation of less than 6%. Slowing price growth will partly be the consequence of interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve."

The NAR expects 30-year fixed mortgage rates to end 2022 at 3.7%, up from a recent 3.2%,…

321 Views, 0 Comments

For those not familiar with Lakewood Ranch – it is a master plan community and has been the fastest growing community in America for many years.  Situated on approximately 33,000 acres, Lakewood Ranch offers something for all ages.

Located in both Sarasota County and Manatee County east of Interstate 75, and accessible from interchanges at University Parkway, State Road 70, State Road 64 and Fruitville Road.

Lakewood Ranch is a multi-generational community with appropriately priced and designed residential product types and lifestyle amenities that appeal to various age, income and household segments.  Unlike many communities, Lakewood Ranch is approximately 77% owner-occupied. With a median age of 47 (2019).

Lakewood Ranch has a broad array…

259 Views, 0 Comments