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Category: Mortgage Longboat Key

At Fidelity Home Group, we are Longboat Key mortgage experts! We offer more options, more transparency and a simpler way to find the right mortgage program for your unique situation.

Longboat Key is a magnificent barrier island known for its private atmosphere, gorgeous sunsets, and relaxed lifestyle. Longboat Key stretches for 11 miles along the coast of Sarasota, Florida. On the east side are the waters off the Sarasota Bay; on the west side are the aqua blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. After crossing the bridge on the South end from St. Armands circle you drive along the beautifully landscaped Gulf of Mexico Drive which runs the entire length of Longboat Key from Sarasota County into Manatee County. This popular island features a wide array of condos and single family home neighborhoods.

Longboat Key is filled with upscale shopping, fine dining, beaches, boating, tennis along with two championship golf courses located at the Longboat Key Club. The Longboat Key atmosphere has a more “exclusive” feel, featuring private beaches and gated communities. A private membership is available to the Longboat Key Club, which offers award-winning tennis, golf, and an abundance of social events too. 

Why You Shouldn’t Fear Today’s Foreclosure Headlines

If you’ve seen recent headlines about foreclosures surging in the housing market, you’re certainly not alone. There’s no doubt, the stories in the media can be pretty confusing right now. They may even make you think twice about buying a home for fear that prices could crash. The reality is, the data shows a foreclosure crisis is not where the market is headed, and understanding what that really means is mission critical if you want to know the truth about what’s happening today. Here’s a deeper look.

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The 3 Factors That Affect Home Affordability

If you’ve been following the housing market over the last couple of years, you’ve likely heard about growing affordability challenges. But according to experts, the key factors that determine housing affordability are projected to improve this year. Selma Hepp, Executive, Deputy Chief Economist at CoreLogic, shares:

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Have Home Values Hit Bottom?

Whether you’re already a homeowner or you’re looking to become one, the recent headlines about home prices may leave you with more questions than answers. News stories are talking about home prices falling, and that’s raising concerns about a repeat of what happened to prices in the crash in 2008.

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Think Twice Before Waiting for 3% Mortgage Rates

Last year, the Federal Reserve took action to try to bring down inflation. In response to those efforts, mortgage rates jumped up rapidly from the record lows we saw in 2021, peaking at just over 7% last October. Hopeful buyers experienced a hit to their purchasing power as a result, and some decided to press pause on their plans.

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What Past Recessions Tell Us About the Housing Market

It doesn’t matter if you’re someone who closely follows the economy or not, chances are you’ve heard whispers of an upcoming recession. Economic conditions are determined by a broad range of factors, so rather than explaining them each in depth, let’s lean on the experts and what history tells us to see what could lie ahead. As Greg McBride, Chief Financial Analyst at Bankrate, says:

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