If you need assistance, please call 813-610-4684

Blog

Thursday, July 27, 2017   /   by Glenn Musto

U.S. Housing Inventory Hits a New Low... List Your House TODAY!

Bottom Line
Demand for your home is very strong right now while your competition (other homes for sale) is at a historically low level.
If you are thinking of selling in 2017, now may be a perfect time.

We will sell your home GUARANTEED  or we will pay you $10,000!   Call  813-610-4684 NOW

Read More

Tuesday, May 02, 2017   /   by Glenn Musto

The U.S. Stock Market Vs Home Values

The U.S. Stock Market Vs Home Values


Glenn Musto | Thursday, October 6, 2016. Does it feel to you that the economy has improved rapidly over the past 8 years?
Wage growth is virtually nonexistent. Growth of our GDP is the lowest it has been since the great depression. Many big retailers are having a tough time with their earnings. Nobody seems sure why, but the stock market seems to keep going up.
 
Meanwhile, the housing market is very strong. New home sales recently hit their highest level since 2008. Too many of us recall 2008 and 2009 as the years that the housing market, Wall Street, and the entire U.S. economy collapsed.
 
Housing starts and the stock market are both leading indicators of economic activity. Our U.S. housing and stock markets are related in several ways. For example, company shares of major home builders are traded in the stock market. Home- improvement companies also trade on the stock exchange, and profits of such companies depend upon home ...

Read More

Thursday, November 03, 2016   /   by Glenn Musto

Your Luxury Home SOLD - Guaranteed!

Glenn Musto | Thursday, November 3, 2016.


Yes, Team Musto guarantees that we can and will sell your home. Before detailing exactly why we can make such a guarantee, allow me to share a few tips about how a luxury home should be marketed today.
 
The Sweet-Spot Price: The “sweet spot” price for any home is the asking price that attracts the most prospective buyers. Typically this represents the fair market value for your home. Some Realtors suggest that after you determine the current value of your home, you reduce the asking price to approximately 15 percent below its market value. Their theory is that – once attracted by the bargain price – prospective buyers will bid up the price to even more than what the home is worth. Most sellers and Realtors aren’t willing to risk this, but it is one strategy to sell a home fast in a buyers’ market. Conversely, if your price is too high, potential buyers may not even look at it. Since s/he ha ...

Read More

Monday, October 31, 2016   /   by Glenn Musto

Waterfront Vs Non-Waterfront Home Values

Twenty years ago, the median value of waterfront properties across the U.S. was 64 percent more than the median value of all homes. 

Today, the cost for waterfront property averages nearly 2.5 times the cost for similar non-waterfront properties. As might be expected, the premium for waterfront property varies significantly from one region of the country to another.
 
For example, In Virginia Beach, Virginia, waterfront living is 3.5 times more expensive. In some areas of Pinellas County, Florida and nearby Tampa, you may be able to buy nearly eight non-waterfront homes for the price of one that is waterfront. According to Zillow, Sarasota waterfront home prices carry a premium estimated at 1132 percent.
 
The most expensive U.S. waterfront homes are in Hawaii, California, and along the coast of Long Island Sound. The least expensive are in Florida and the Midwest. Comparing the top 250 cities by population, the most expensive waterfront homes are found al ...

Read More

Thursday, October 20, 2016   /   by Glenn Musto

Pitfalls of Overpricing your Home

Pitfalls of Overpricing your Home


Glenn Musto|Thursday, October 20, 2016. When preparing to sell your home, a significant amount of thought and planning should go into determining the asking price. The most common mistake that sellers make is to overprice their homes. So – how should you go about determining the best price?
 
You could personally search through homes available online, in local newspapers, Real Estate magazines, or on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) to discover prices for similar homes. A professional Relator will also look at recent sales. Why? An experienced Relator understands that active listings are active for one reason: These homes haven’t sold. While it’s important to be aware of your competition’s pricing, searching on your own through the MLS or other sources for current listings may accomplish nothing more than to tell you what your home won’t sell for.
 
Evaluate the price “range” that yo ...

Read More