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Why are Interest Rates Staying Low?

The headlines agree mortgage interest rates have dropped substantially below initial projections. Many who are considering purchasing a home, or moving up to their dream home, might think that they should wait to buy, because rates may continue to fall. A recent article on the Economists’ Outlook blog by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Read More

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Talking Real Estate

Follow and Share this blog for current real estate news and views for St Petersburg, Sarasota and Tampa Bay. Call Christina Stramiello at Lifestyle by Design today for your free real estate consultation. No strings, no pressure, just great information. Visit to view available homes directly off the MLS.  (Faster and more relevant than third-party sites such Read More

2014 – 2015 Night and Day Lifestyle Update

2015 has exploded out the gate!  We aren’t even half way through January and I feel like I’m either barely holding onto the whip end of a ride or pushing it to go faster. I’ll just say right here… My Oregon Ducks thrashing Florida on the 1st is an OUTSTANDING way to start any year. Read More