Beth Dilley's Blog Posts

Disaster Planning: Understanding Hurricane Terminology

Understanding Hurricane Terminology:Tropical Depressions are cyclones with winds of 38 mph. Tropical Storms vary in wind speeds from 39-73 mph while Hurricanes have winds 74 mph and greater.

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Sarasota Real Estate Market Update for August 2022

Since it is officially hurricane season, I thought I would educate our “new” Florida residents and remind our “longtime” Florida residents of the importance of preparing for

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Has The Real Estate Market Slowed Down?

 A few days ago, I was representing a family that wanted to make an offer on a single-family home.  As their Realtor, I asked the price they would like to offer.  They suggested a

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Buying a Sarasota Rental Home Is Easier Than You Think

With its miles of beautiful beaches and warm winters, Sarasota will always be attractive to vacationers and escapees from colder climates. Given that so many visitors prefer to stay in a home or

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Why You Should Consider Moving To Sarasota in 2022

Thinking now is the time to move south to Sarasota, Florida? Had enough of long winters, crowded cities, or high taxes? You’re not alone. Now more than ever, the area attracts thousands of new

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New Shifts In Short Term Rentals Every Owner Should Know About

Whether you currently own a Siesta Key or Sarasota area short term rental properties or are considering if this is right for you, it's important to know how things have changed post-pandemic, and

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Siesta Key Luxury Townhome With Gulf Views Listed Privately For Sale

Fantastic opportunity for PRIMARY, SECONDARY, OR INCOME producing property in PRIME location on Siesta Key. PROJECTED ANNUAL REVENUE OF $150-175K! Luxury 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath tropical island

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Will Rising Mortgage Rates Be the Ongoing Trend of 2022?

Will Rising Mortgage Rates Be the Ongoing Trend of 2022? The hottest topic in our Sarasota real estate market is not the low inventory and increased sale prices. It is the rise of the mortgage

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Summer Travel Tips: 10 Ways To Prevent Hackers While On Vacation

Summer vacation is here! Unfortunately for millions of Americans so is the threat of security threats to personal information during your travel. Whether you're heading to Siesta Key, FL traveling

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Why An Interest Rate Hike Would Be Good For Florida Buyers

For those in the market to purchase a property, all eyes and ears have been on what's predicted to happen with mortgage interest rates this year. Rates have been historically low for many months,

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Demand For Vacation Homes Up Close To 90% in 2022

It has been widely reported that the demand to purchase properties has skyrocketed in the past two years, creating immense competition for inventory. It seems, however, that it is not just people

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Demand For Vacation Homes Up Nearly 90% in 2022

It's no surprise at this point that the demand to purchase properties has skyrocketed in the past two years, creating immense competition for inventory. It seems, however, that it is not just people

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5 Signs It's Time To Downsize Your Home

Downsizing a home is almost inevitable for many people. Once your children are out of the house, you don’t need and probably don’t want as much space as you once had. Downsizing can be

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Top 5 Home Improvements That Add The Most Value To Your Home

Considering some upgrades to your property in 2022? The list below lists the renovations that pack the most return on investment to your property. 1. Updating the KitchenThe kitchen may be the

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Welcome Back International Guests: What It Means For Southwest Florida

In early November we began to welcome the first international tourists back to Southwest Florida. Many who weren’t able to travel to the U.S. 

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5 Tax Benefits of Real Estate Investing

You’ve heard that buying rental properties can produce a valuable, recurring cash flow. But, are you aware that it can also make your financial picture prettier come tax time? Read on to learn

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Find Your Dream Home: 9 Ways To Land A Home In A Competitive Market

You’ve heard it over and over again over the past year: the real estate market is booming. Interest rates are low, home prices are up and buyers are excited for a change of

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New Airline and Flights to Sarasota Bradenton International Airport

Interesting in the news recently is the significant growth of travelers in and out of Sarasota International Airport (SRQ).  SRQ airport 

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Top 3 Design Trends for 2022

Fall is a popular time to start much-needed house upgrades now that the weather is more ideal. Planning your designs so they are in alignment with current trends is a key to adding value. 2022

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Real Estate Market Update for September 2021

Real Estate Market Update for September

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7 Health Benefits of Taking A Vacation

People in the U.S. are working more hours and taking less time off, bringing on various mental and physical health challenges. When work is overwhelming and your work-life balance feels out of,

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Fun Facts About 4th Of July You Probably Didn't Know Of

For many, the 4th of July is an excuse to relax in the sun, toss back a few drinks, and watch fireworks with their family and friends, but the history of Independence Day is much richer and more

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Sarasota Real Estate Market Report February 2021

I recently listed a house in our west of the trail neighborhood at 1226 Holly Fern Lane.  The home is in the gated community of Mandarin Park. When I go on a listing appointment, it is

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Southwest Airlines starts flying from Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES ANNOUNCES NEW SERVICE FROM SARASOTA - BRADENTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTSouthwest Airlines just announced that it will be serving four new destinations from Sarasota-Bradenton

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Ascendia Group Siesta Key, Florida Named 2020 Best Property Managers Award

Ascendia Group |Real Estate | Property Management | Insurance, located in the heart of Siesta Key, Florida, was recently given the 2020 Best Property Managers award by Expertise. Ascendia

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Ascendia Group Named 2020 Best Property Managers By Expertise

Ascendia Group Real Estate | Property Management | Insurance, located on Siesta Key, Florida was recently named 2020 Best Property Managers by Expertise. Ascendia Group is a property management

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Sarasota Real Estate Market Report For October 2020

My last update to you spoke to the diminishing inventory of single-family homes in Sarasota County.  Well folks, the trend continues for the month of August.  The months of

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Sarasota Real Estate Market Update for August 2020

If you “geek out” on statistics like I do, you will enjoy this month’s Sarasota Real Estate Market Update! One would have thought the Coronavirus would have negatively

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