BRENDA WILSON | Sarasota Real Estate, Bradenton Real Estate, Lakewood Ranch Real Estate


A diligent homebuyer understands what it takes to shop for a residence. As such, this individual may be better equipped than others to discover a house that matches or exceeds his or her expectations.

Ultimately, there are many reasons to become a diligent homebuyer, including:

1. You can boost your chances of acquiring a top-notch residence.

Buying a home can be a long, complex process, particularly for those who lack housing market insights. Fortunately, it is easy for any homebuyer to become a diligent homebuyer, thanks in large part to the wealth of housing market data that is available.

A diligent homebuyer can analyze the prices of recently sold houses, along with the prices of homes that are currently for sale. By doing so, a diligent homebuyer can understand whether he or she is shopping in a buyer's or seller's market. This homebuyer also may be able to narrow his or her home search.

For those who want to acquire a first-rate residence, diligence is paramount. And as a diligent homebuyer, you may be able to identify many opportunities to purchase a deluxe residence.

2. You could save money on a home purchase.

When it comes to shopping for a home, there is no need to overspend, regardless of whether you're searching for a residence in a buyer's or seller's market.

Meanwhile, a diligent homebuyer is a thrifty home shopper who understands how to save money on a house.

A diligent homebuyer, for example, may be more likely than others to get pre-approved for a mortgage. This homebuyer will meet with a variety of lenders and learn about all of his or her mortgage options. That way, a diligent homebuyer can enter the housing market with a budget in hand and avoid the temptation to overspend.

Furthermore, a diligent homebuyer knows how to stay calm, cool and collected in stressful price negotiations with a property seller. This homebuyer will possess the housing market insights to make an informed purchase decision. In addition, he or she will have the confidence to walk away from a potential home sale if price negotiations get out of hand.

3. You can accelerate the homebuying process.

Although a diligent homebuyer analyzes real estate market patterns and trends closely, he or she usually realizes that navigating the housing sector alone can be tough. Thus, a diligent homebuyer may reach out to a real estate agent for extra help.

A real estate agent can provide even a diligent homebuyer with the necessary assistance to speed up the homebuying cycle. This housing market professional can help a homebuyer understand and overcome assorted property buying hurdles. Plus, he or she can offer expert insights into the housing market that a homebuyer may struggle to obtain elsewhere.

If you plan to purchase a house in the near future, it definitely pays to become a diligent homebuyer. This property buyer will be able to browse a broad array of high-quality houses, assess these residences effectively and seamlessly move through the process of acquiring the perfect home at the lowest price.


1237 ACADIA RD, VENICE, FL 34293  

Residential
$170,000
Price
2
Bedrooms
1
Baths
This is the one! This adorable 2 bedroom/1-bathroom home is the perfect bungalow if you’re ready to live with no HOA, close to the water, and with very little upkeep. Well-maintained with a new roof in 2015, impact windows/sliders throughout, and block construction- you’ll be comfortable and snug in your own piece of paradise. This home sits on a dead-end street with no thru-traffic and right near the intercoastal! The public boat ramp is just around the corner for easy access- you can even park your boat on your side yard. Less than 5 miles to downtown Venice and Venice beach and even closer to shopping, grocery stores, and Legacy Trail for those that enjoy a long walk or bike ride! Venice is an incredible location with so much to offer. The kitchen is fully prepped for snowbirds looking for a place to land- the home is fully furnished (if it is wanted!) and ready to just move in! Get ready for love at first sight!


6033 34TH ST W #41, BRADENTON, FL 34210  

Residential
$117,500
Price
2
Bedrooms
2
Baths
Are you ready to find the perfect move-in ready place at an amazing value?! This adorable condo is ready to go, with ceramic tile set at a diagonal, stainless steel appliances, crown molding in the main living area, indoor washer/dryer, and a relaxing screened patio with additional storage space all overlooking the community pond. You have to see this home for yourself! Two full bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms- finished with neutral colors and obvious attention to detail- this unit is a must-see. Located near everything you need, including a short drive to the beach, this community is set back and very quiet- no road noise to be heard. Enjoy a game of tennis on the Har-Tru courts, a couple laps in the community pool with brand new brick pavers, or a rigorous work out in the community exercise room- you’ll find you never have to leave the comfort of your community to enjoy this wonderful Florida lifestyle. Schedule your showing today and don’t miss out on this beautiful opportunity!


Want to get the sleek and stylish Scandinavian look in your new home? It’s much easier than you might think. And it doesn’t require buying all your furniture from Ikea. I’ve got a few tips for you to create a warm, welcoming home that could grace the pages of any home design magazine.

When attempting to recreate this look most go wrong by painting everything black and white. The real secret to this look, however, is in the details. Less is always more so a serious decluttering project will start you off on the right foot. And don’t think that the only way to recreate this look is to replace all your furniture. In fact, working with existing pieces will make the look feel more natural and unassuming.

You probably already know to reach for shades of grays, whites, and creams when choosing your color palette. But having some color is crucial. Blue is the perfect addition of color for this look especially for a sofa, some throw pillows or your kitchen table chairs. When adding other colors do so sparingly to really make a statement. For example, a yellow lamp in the kitchen, green chairs in the dining room or pink throw pillows on the couch.  

To avoid a cold, sterile environment natural elements like wood, stone, and glass add warmth back into the room. Copper and gold accents also warm up a room while keeping a modern touch. Think a natural wood table top where the grain takes center stage or copper hardware that pops when placed against blacks and whites.

Give your space a welcoming homey feel by reaching for texture to create visual interest. Think furry pillows, woven textiles, and chunky knits. Monochrome artwork breaks up blank walls without looking out of place and furniture pieces are the main attraction. There’s no need for knick-knacks here, in fact, they’re best donated or stored away. To stay true to this look each piece you add to the room should have a function.

Another key to this look is lighting. During the day you want to let in as much of it as you can. While curtains and blinds are often skipped altogether pleated and roman blinds maintain privacy and a clean look. When choosing curtains stick to your neutral palette and avoid prints or dramatic drapery. For the night you can create perfect ambiance with string lights and paper lanterns. As a bonus, a paper lantern floor lamp pulls double duty by adding natural texture to the room.

The sleek clean lines of Scandinavian design, especially those you see in catalogs, can seem impossible to replicate. At least not without replacing everything you own. But the truth is it is easily achievable to recreate with your existing furniture. With a little creativity, a few cans of paint and a lot of decluttering you’ll have a cozy, modern home before you know it.  


Are you ready to find the perfect move-in ready place at an amazing value?! This adorable condo is ready to go, with ceramic tile set at a diagonal, stainless steel appliances, crown molding in the main living area, indoor washer/dryer, and a relaxing screened patio with additional storage space all overlooking the community pond. You have to see this home for yourself! Two full bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms- finished with neutral colors and obvious attention to detail- this unit is a must-see. Located near everything you need, including a short drive to the beach, this community is set back and very quiet- no road noise to be heard. Enjoy a game of tennis on the Har-Tru courts, a couple laps in the community pool with brand new brick pavers, or a rigorous work out in the community exercise room- you’ll find you never have to leave the comfort of your community to enjoy this wonderful Florida lifestyle. Schedule your showing today and don’t miss out on this beautiful opportunity!

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