This year, mortgage rates have started to slowly climb above recent record-breaking lows. Many homeowners planning to move may feel like they’ve missed the chance to score a great rate on their next mortgage. In reality, there’s still time to secure a rate far below the historic norm. Here’s why. After creeping up for seven…

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The financial benefits of buying a home as compared to renting one are always up for debate. However, one element of the equation is often ignored – the ability to build wealth as a homeowner. Most experts are calling for home prices to continue appreciating over the next several years. The most recent Home Price…

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One of the biggest hurdles homebuyers face is saving for a down payment. As you’re budgeting and planning for your home purchase, you’ll want to understand how much you’ll need to put down and how long it will take you to get there. The process may actually move faster than you think. Using data from…

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🏌️‍♂‍ The Stiver Firth International Team had a great time yesterday golfing and supporting Englewood Young Life & The Summer Camp Scholarships (that are honoring Spencer Stephens this year) at The Hills Golf Course in Rotonda. We ♥ our town and the opportunity to be involved and give back!

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2 opportunities to view this fantastic condominium in Rotonda West! 📍 177 Boundary Boulevard #4C • Rotonda West, FL 33947 Saturday | April 17 • 10am – 12pmSunday | April 18 • 1pm – 3pm Your vacation never ends when you live in this extraordinary condo with spectacular lake views, no noise from upstairs neighbors,…

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2 opportunities to view this fantastic condominium in Rotonda West! 📍 177 Boundary Boulevard #4C • Rotonda West, FL 33947 Saturday | April 17 • 10am – 12pmSunday | April 18 • 1pm – 3pm Your vacation never ends when you live in this extraordinary condo with spectacular lake views, no noise from upstairs neighbors,…

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🏠 OPEN HOUSE FRIDAY 🏠 Join us today 4/16 from 1:30pm-4pm at 36 Sportsman Ct. •  Rotonda West, FL 33947 to view this BRAND NEW LISTING! Located in the Premier Golfing Community of Rotonda West, this Classic Newport home is the epitome of the Florida Dream! 🛌 3 Bedrooms🏊‍♀️ Sparkling Pool🌺 Tropical Landscape⛳ Golf Course…

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Some Highlights There’s no doubt about it: homeowners love their homes, and that feeling has become even more important over the past year. The vast majority of homeowners say they’re emotionally attached to their home and that it has kept them safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Owning a home provides a sense of safety, security,…

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As vaccines are administered and travel resumes, many of us are beginning to plan for those long-awaited vacations we missed out on over the past year. Some households are focusing their efforts on buying a vacation home rather than staying in a hotel, too. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports: “Second homes (i.e.,…

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A recent Survey of Consumer Finances study released by the Federal Reserve reveals the net worth of homeowners is forty times greater than that of renters. If you’re wondering if homeownership is a good investment, the study clearly answers that question, and the answer is yes. Do Americans believe a home is a better investment…

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