Shannon Thinnes's Blog Posts

Market Statistics from March 202

No one has a crystal ball, but there have been many predictions made about the future of the real estate market. Some say we are headed into a crash and others predict that the Florida market will

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March 2022 Real Estate Market Report

No one has a crystal ball, but there have been many predictions made about the future of the real estate market. Some say we are headed into a crash and others predict that the Florida market will

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Smart Home Devices: Which Are Right for Your Home?

4 Smart Home Devices:Which Are Right for Your Home?Smart home devices can be clever choices for your home and your budget.When you're not home, little doubts can plague you. Did I lock the door? Did

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A Glass of Florida Sunshine!

If you’re stuck up North in the snow, a glass of orange juice may be the closest substitute for a warm blast of Florida’s Sunshine! The refreshing sweet taste of orange juice makes

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Shift in Buyer's Wishlist

We have all been bombarded with news on how the pandemic has influenced the nation’s housing market. After being confined, Buyer’s now want more space, 46% wanted 4+ bedrooms and 34% are

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It's Circus Season 2022!

The Sarasota area has such a colorful history with the Circus, right now is Circus Season! John Ringling along with 4 of his brothers created the renowned Ringling Brothers Circus. The Big Top

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What will the Florida Market be like in 2022?

No one can predict the future and there are so many factors that shape the Florida Real Estate Market. Will the mortgage rate increases cool the market? Can Builder’s catch up with new home

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Why Use an Escalation Clause?

An escalation clause is an addendum that  can be attached to a real estate contract to make an offer more attractive to the seller and prevent the buyer from grossly overpaying in a

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Are You Wondering How Much You'll Need for Your Down Payment?

As you set out on your homebuying journey, you likely have a plan in place, and you’re working on saving for your purchase. But do you know how much you actually need for your down payment?If

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Yes, Selling Your House with a Real Estate Professional Is Essential

Selling your house is no simple task. And when you sell on your own – known as a FSBO (or For Sale by Owner) – you’re responsible for handling some of the more difficult

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Is writing a letter to the Seller to send along with an offer helpful?

In today's market buyers are often competing with multiple offers, does writing a personal letter to the seller tip the odds in your favor? It may, but it may also cause many issues.First, you must

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2022 Interior Design Trends

Color- Gray will be slowly phasing out, most color schemes last about a decade and gray is coming to the end of its era. The new color palate will be muted greens and pinks taking decor to a more

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