War Stories

April 29, 2023

Will The Florida Market Crash in 2023

Is Florida in for a crash like in 2008? 

Sarasota, FL - The real estate market crashed 2007/2008, so it will probably happen again, right? Let's dive deep into the differences in today's Sarasota real estate market.

The most significant comment I hear from people looking to ...

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May 1, 2015

John Woodward on ABC Channel 7 TV

Sarasota Real Estate Group on ABC Channel-7

John Woodward Featured on
Out and About Southwest Florida

When John Woodward was asked to be part of Out and About in Southwest Florida,  it took about two seconds John Woodward, Sarasota Real Estate Broker on ABC7 - Out and Aboutto make the decision.  The opportunity to talk Sarasota real estate to ...

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Dec. 27, 2012

Sarasota Real Estate - Cash Sales Dominate Again

Sarasota Real Estate Sales Mostly Cash

While sales for 2012 look to be on par with the final year of the boom year in 2005, an interesting dynamic has taken hold with respect to financing.  Even with good credit, substantial assets, and lower prices, cash sales are higher than ...

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March 13, 2012

Short Sales - Worth the Wait?

The Sarasota Short Sale

Florida Short Sale Contract

Last month I had an offer on one of my Sarasota listings that came in at about 80% of asking.  Now, I don’t blame buyers for coming in with low offers on listed properties.  It’s just the nature of what a buyer will do ...

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Feb. 25, 2012

The Real Estate Buyer's Guide by SarasotaOne

A Real Estate Buyers Guide

The E-Book, a Buyer's Guide for Real Estata Buyers in Southwest FloridaReal estate transactions can be one of the more stressful processes any one can go through.  As with many of life's experiences, stress often comes from the unknown.  There are so many people involved and tasks that need to be accomplished to ...

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Jan. 16, 2012

Sarasota Real Estate Sales for December 2011

Sarasota Real Estate market up 6.6%

Sarasota Sales for 2011 by Month

The Sarasota real estate market remained strong for the final month of 2011.  Prevailing interest rates remain below 4% which makes purchasing a home in Sarasota more attractive than ever.  As I predicted at the beginning of November, December sales ...

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Nov. 7, 2011

Sarasota Short Sales - November 2011

Sarasota Short Sales

Short sales came into play w few years ago as sellers began to see their equity slip and become “upside down” on their mortgages.  Couple that with a deteriorating employment scene and sellers were left with no choice other than to ask the bank to take ...

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Oct. 10, 2011

Pam Bondi on Bank Foreclosure Fraud

An important call to action for those who don't think robo-signing and shady bank maneuvers are acceptable.  I ran across this today.  Here is an organized effort to tell Florida's AG what we think.  This open letter that you can sign onto and tell Ms ...

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Sept. 2, 2011

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Aug. 17, 2011

The Florida (un)Fair Foreclosure Act of 2012

The Florida (un)Fair Foreclosure Act of 2012

Everything BUT Fair!

September update - It's now HB-1191

I saw several blog posts about this new piece of proposed legislation and cannot believe this could be anything serious.  My first reaction was to see if it was April fools day or ...

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