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Finding a Home

Posted on November 14, 2017 by Julie Boulanger in Uncategorized

Finding a Home by Bethany Sweet My husband and I recently bought a house! The most difficult part may not be what you’d expect!       Like many Millenials, searching online information is part of my everyday activity. So, naturally, in the search for a home, I went to the world wide web. Home […]

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NAR: Pending home sales flat in September

Posted on October 31, 2017 by Julie Boulanger in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON (October 26, 2017) — Pending home sales were unchanged in September, but activity declined on an annual basis both nationally and in all major regions, according to the National Association of Realtors®(NAR). The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, stood at 106.0 in September – unchanged from a […]

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Snowbirds Welcome

Posted on October 31, 2017 by Julie Boulanger in Uncategorized

Welcome back, to our seasonal members of the South West Florida community! Are you looking for a place to stay through the season? Good news, Barnes and Phillips Real Estate has three available Seasonal Rentals, 2 in Port Charlotte and 1 in Punta Gorda: 19178 Almadyde Ct.- 2Bedroom 2Bathroom 2Car Garage- $2400 mo This home has […]

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Hey Florida, Barnes and Phillips Real Estate is Open for Business

Posted on October 18, 2017 by Julie Boulanger in Uncategorized

In the last few months we have been preparing for what was predicted to be a very active hurricane season. We were able to prepare for the storm that came close, starting Monday. Thanks to our local news stations. By Friday, Charlotte County had a clear picture of the storm’s direction. Mandatory evacuations for most […]

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How is the housing market in our area? Click on the link to find out!

Posted on August 2, 2017 by Julie Boulanger in Uncategorized

Charlotte County Single-Family Homes

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Fla. housing market: Higher prices and more sales in June

Posted on July 26, 2017 by Julie Boulanger in Uncategorized

ORLANDO, Fla., July 24, 2017 – Florida’s housing market had more closed sales, higher median prices and more new listings in June, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 28,205 last month, up 4.3 percent compared to June 2016. “More homeowners decided it was time to […]

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Top Summer Vacation Home Markets for 2017 Jul 1, 2017Realtytrac StaffData Lab, Heat Maps, Real Estate Investing, RealtyTrac Reports

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Julie Boulanger in Uncategorized

ATTOM Data Solutions combed through the nation’s most popular vacation home cities — where at least one in every 12 buyers is looking for a second home — to find those with the best combination of good air quality, comfortable summertime temperatures, low crime, and appreciating home values — along with still-reasonable home prices. In […]

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Need for Apartments

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Julie Boulanger in Uncategorized

Research: U.S. needs 4.6M new apartments by 2030   WASHINGTON – July 7, 2017 – Delayed marriages, an aging population and international immigration are increasing the pressure for new apartments – 4.6 million by 2030 – according to a study commissioned by the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and the National Apartment Association (NAA). The […]

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Home Staging

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Julie Boulanger in Uncategorized

NAR study: Home staging decreases time on market   WASHINGTON – July 6, 2017 – Sixty-two percent of sellers’ agents say that staging a home decreases the amount of time a home spends on the market, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) 2017 Profile of Home Staging. “Realtors know how important it is for buyers […]

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Hurricane season approaches: Review your insurance

Posted on June 20, 2017 by Julie Boulanger in Uncategorized

Miami-May 19, 2017 – The Atlantic hurricane season officially begins June 1, and homeowners should already be checking their insurance coverage.  The season lasts through the end of November.   In analyzing their current property insurance, homeowners should first look at their deductible.  Most coastal properties in the U.S. and most Florida policies will have […]

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