Does a closet make it a bedroom?

Does a closet make it a bedroom?

​It depends. I am often told by real estate professionals and homeowners that a room is a bedroom because it has a closest.  The dictionary defines a bedroom as a room furnished and used for sleeping.  No references to a closet. The Federal Housing Administration...
100% Financing For Hurricane Victims

100% Financing For Hurricane Victims

If your home was in the Presidentially-Declared Major Disaster Area (PDMDA), the FHA 203(h) program could help you with up to 100% financing on a new home. ELIGIBILTY REQUIREMENTS Minimum Credit Score of 640 Primary Residence Only Borrower must have been the owner or...

Jeannette from Maryland, Review

“Thanks so much to my realtor, Steve Martin Smith and his wife Katrina, for helping me bring Dad’s home back to life. They have made the process as stress free as possible especially with me being in Maryland. If you are looking for a realtor in the Venice,...

Dennis and Candy from Apollo Beach, Review

Steve and Katrina are the realtors to choose if you are looking for a home in the Venice/Osprey/Nokomis/Sarasota area. They are extremely knowledgeable about the area and love to share their recommendations with newcomers. They listen carefully to your buying criteria...

Top 4 Deal Killers for Homebuyers

Falling in love is exhilarating. It can also be a bit scary, especially when a home has captured your heart. What if something goes wrong and you end up not spending the rest of your life with this stack of brick and mortar you’re lusting after? No matter how...

3 Tips for a Higher Home Appraisal

  Appraisers take into account many factors when determining the worth of a home. While some of these, such as location, can’t be helped, there are things a homeowner can do to ensure that the home is appraised for maximum value. 1. Information is King...

Gretchen Ouweleen, Arterra Realty, Review

Being a Michigan REALTOR puts me in the position of helping my customers find their winter homes in Florida. Steve and Katrina are my exclusive referral partners for Sarasota and Charlotte County. Their teamwork and attention to detail compares to none. I trust my...

Amy from Venice, Review

Steve was fantastic to work with. He made the process easy. He was able to get me in to see houses quickly and he found the one I wound up buying since he knew what I was looking for. He was a tremendous help with the additional negotiations after inspection. The...