Is it Time to Downsize your Home?

A recent study by Edelman Berland revealed that of homeowners who are contemplating selling their house in the near future 33% plan to scale down. Let’s look at a few reasons why that would make sense to many Americans. In a recent blog post, Dave Ramsey, the financial guru, discussed the advantages of selling your Read More


Rebuilding America One Home At A Time

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 wwwLifestyleByDesignRealEstate.com to view available homes directly off the MLS.  (Faster and more relevant than third-party sites such Read More

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Real Estate Again Seen as Best Investment

We are almost back to ‘pre-housing crash’ home values. The inventories of distressed properties (foreclosures & short sales) are shrinking dramatically. The economy is improving. The job numbers are headed in the right direction. The big question that still remains: Have Americans regained their confidence in real estate as a worthy investment? According to a Read More