Sondra Boruty's Blog Posts

~ Don’t Wait Until Spring To Sell Your House ~

As you think about the year ahead, one of your big goals may be moving. But, how do you know when to make your move? While spring is usually the peak homebuying season, you don’t actually

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New Storage Solutions to Hide Clutter

Hot Home Trend: New Storage Solutions to Hide Clutter“Appliance garages” and mud-laundry rooms are coming to the rescue.Storage is a coveted amenity for homeowners and home buyers alike.

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What’s Up with Real Estate?

What’s Up with Real Estate?National news and local views for the week ending Friday, February 2, 2024National Real Estate NewsFed holds rates steadyOn Wednesday, the Fed kept short-term

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~ 2024 Housing Market Forecast~

Some HighlightsThinking of buying or selling a house and wondering what the new year holds for the housing market? Experts forecast home prices to end this

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~ Experts Project Home Prices Will Rise over the Next 5 Years

Even with so much data showing home prices are actually rising in most of the country, there are still a lot of people who worry there will be another price crash in the immediate

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~ The Benefits of Buying a Multi-Generational Home ~

Some HighlightsIf you’re ready to buy a home but are having a hard time affording it on your own, or, if you have aging loved ones you need to care for, you might want to

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Buying a Home With Bad Credit: Can You Do It? Should You?

Only people with the very best credit will qualify to buy a home. Wait—that’s old-school thinking. Today, plenty of people buy homes with scores that are not in the good range (700 or).

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~ 7 Common Homebuyer Regrets (And How To Avoid Them)

To avoid buyer's remorse, be sure to consider your future self when shopping for a home.  Most new homebuyers don't regret becoming homeowners. In fact, according to a survey by LendingTree,%

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Renovate or Relocate? 3 Questions To Help You Decide...

Does your current home no longer serve your needs?If so, you may be torn between relocating to a new home or renovating your existing one. This can be a difficult choice, and there’s a lot to

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METROS IN FLORIDA REMAIN MOST OVERVALUED HOUSING MARKETS IN THE U.S.

Buyers are paying more than a 38% premium for the typical home in several major Florida markets, including Tampa, Miami, Jacksonville, and Orlando.Florida remains home to the most overvalued metro

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3 Must vs. Lust Buying Tips to Avoid Overspending

3 Must vs. Lust Buying Tips to Avoid OverspendingBy: Mandi GublerThe super-simple (and fun) way to separate needs from nice-to-haves.When you embark on the home-buying process, your heart is

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~ Don’t Expect a Flood of Foreclosures ~

The rising cost of just about everything from groceries to gas right now is leading to speculation that more people won’t be able to afford their mortgage payments. And that’s creating

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The Power of Staging Your Home to Sell

Often times the smallest changes can enhance a home's "showability" when it is offered to the public for inspection. Sellers don't seem to realize when "too much of their home" is showing. Staging

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The Best 5 Projects (To Do Now) to Help You Sell Your House!

Focus on curb appeal projects. You’ll get a higher return on those.Planning on selling your home soon? Take an objective look around your home from a buyer's perspective. What would stop you

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~ Today’s Housing Inventory Is a Sweet Spot for Sellers! ~

One of the biggest challenges in the housing market right now is how few homes there are for sale compared to the number of people who want to buy them. To help emphasize just how limited

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Florida's Condo Reserve Changes: Impact on Condo Owners and Real Estate Market

Impact on Condo Owners and Real Estate MarketRecent changes to Florida's condo reserve laws, aimed at ensuring the safety and maintenance of aging condominium buildings, have sparked discussions

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13 Home Improvements That Add Value

13 Home Improvements That Add ValueBY DANA SHUGRUE ON APRIL 5, 2023HOME IMPROVEMENT & DIYYou can make cheap upgrades in each room of your home to add value. However, large-scale

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Why Aren't Home Prices Crashing???

Why Aren’t Home Prices Crashing?There have been a lot of shifts in the housing market recently. Mortgage rates rose dramatically last year, impacting many people’s ability to buy a home.

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What's Ahead for Home Prices in 2023??

What’s Ahead for Home Prices in 2023Over the past year, home prices have been a widely debated topic. Some have said we’ll see a massive drop in prices and that this could be a repeat of

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~ Facts About Closing Costs ~

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MARKET REPORT - FEBRUARY

FREE MARKET REPORTSee current market statistics for a given area. Stats may include valuable information such as average listing price, price reductions, new listings, etc. Instantly view the

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Experts Forecast a Turnaround in the Housing Market in 2023!

 Experts Forecast a Turnaround in the Housing Market in 2023The housing market has gone through a lot of change recently, and much of that was a result of how quickly mortgage rates 

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What's Really Happening with Home Prices

TAMPA METRO AREA PRICING TRENDSome HighlightsIf you’re thinking about selling your house, recent headlines about home prices falling month-over-month may have you second&

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What Past Recessions Has Told Us About the Housing Market

What Past Recessions Tell Us About the Housing MarketIt doesn’t matter if you’re someone who closely follows the economy or not, chances are you’ve heard whispers of an upcoming

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Today’s Housing Market - Nothing Like 15 Years Ago

Today’s Housing Market Is Nothing Like 15 Years AgoThere’s no doubt today’s housing market is very different than the frenzied one from the past couple of years. In the

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~ Market in a Minute ~

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THE COST OF WAITING FOR MORTGAGE RATES % TO GO DOWN

THE COST OF WAITING FOR MORTGAGE RATES TO GO DOWNMortgage rates have increased significantly in recent weeks. And that may mean you have questions about what this means for you if you;

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Market in a Minute.

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FHFA - U.S. 2Q Prices Up 17.7% – But Over 26% in Fla.

ShareFHFA: U.S. 2Q Prices Up 17.7% – But Over 26% in Fla.By Kerry SmithOf 100 metros tracked by government-backed mortgages, 8 Fla. cities hold top-11 spots, with Sarasota-Bradenton (up 36.5%)

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What Every Seller Need To Know in Today’s Housing Market.

What Sellers Need To Know in Today’s Housing MarketIf you’re thinking about selling your house, you may have heard about the housing market slowing down in recent months. While it&rsquo

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Housing Experts Say... This Isn’t a Bubble

Housing Experts Say This Isn’t a BubbleWith so much talk about an economic slowdown, some people are asking if the housing market is heading for a crash like the one in 2008. To

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20 Home Renovations That Will Hurt Your Home’s Value.

20 Home Renovations That Will Hurt Your Home’s ValueYou might love these renovations, but they'll cost you.By Autumn Rose Your home isn’t just a source of pride or a place

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New Construction...Sales declines, price drops and the return of buyer incentives: Oh my!

Sales declines, price drops and the return of buyer incentives: Oh my!It’s getting hairy out there for homebuilders as construction leaders report that buyers are losing interest in pricy new

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Is the housing boom about to bust?

Is the housing boom about to bust? Sellers are slashing prices at levels not seen since before the pandemic amid rapidly cooling market as hedge fund manager of The Big Short fame warns 'It's like

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The shift has begun - - but rate hikes won't be housing's Achilles' heel

MARKETS & ECONOMYThe shift has begun — but rate hikeswon't be housing's Achilles' heelBY JIM DALRYMPLE IIThe housing market is on the cusp of an “inflection point” right now

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The Seller’s Checklist | A Timeline to Prep Your Home for Sale

Seller’s Checklist: A Timeline to Prep Your Home for SaleWe’re still in a seller’s market, but that doesn’t mean your home is guaranteed to easily sell.1 If you want to

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Could Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth???

Could Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth?Learn how to determine your current net worth and how an investment in real estate can help improve your bottom line.Among its many impacts, COVID-19

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Hedge Against Inflation with Real Estate

Hedge Against Inflation With These 3 Real Estate Investment Types The annual inflation rate in the United States is currently around 7.5%—the highest it has been since 1982.1 It doesn

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8 Popular Home Design Features for this Year 2022

There’s a lot to consider when selling your home, from the market and appraisals to where you’ll go next. Don’t forget, however, that design is also a key factor. It’s often

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