How to Find the Perfect Home in Sarasota

You’re ready to buy the perfect home in Sarasota and need some help. With so many websites, realtors and listings, you will have an abundance of information at your fingertips. Now you need to get down to business and make sure you have your ducks in order.

Bruce Myer Sarasota’s Leading Realtor has some tips to help you get started:

  • Make sure you know how much you can spend. Will you be getting a mortgage or do you have the cash? How much can you put down? Will you need to do any work on the house and if yes, how much will that costs? Include, insurance, real estate taxes and any homeowners or condo fees in your estimates.
  • We recommend at least 10% down, but 20% will help you avoid paying for Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI). Play around with Bankrate’s amortization schedule to get an idea of what you will be paying monthly for a mortgage.
  • Mortgage Preapproval or Proof of Funds if you are paying with cash. Presenting either or these along with your offer signals the Seller that you are serious. A Buyer with either of these documents will be considered before a Buyer without.

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Check out our featured listings for the Sarasota area. Homes, Villas, Condos and Luxury estates. You are sure to find the perfect home!

Contact Bruce Myer

Contact Bruce Myer, your Sarasota, and Manatee County real estate resource and Longboat Key property expert! Take some time to meet our agents and learn more about our skills and qualifications, or read reviews from our past clients. REALTOR® Bruce Myer can be reached at  941-387-1847  Email:

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