While it is not yet clear how the new administration will affect the construction and the cost of affordable housing, the nation’s 75 million Baby Boomers are weighing in with housing concerns.

According to a new survey of 1,000 Americans aged 55+ from the NHP Foundation, a not-for-profit provider of service-enriched affordable housing, 30 percent of these older Americans experience anxiety about being able to afford their home at least once a month, with 42 percent of retirees reporting such anxiety at least once daily.

  • When asked what causes the greatest anxiety, 46 percent of respondents said they worry about “the ability to afford desirable retirement living.”
  • Nearly 65 percent of Baby Boomers worry at least once a month about their adult children’s ability to afford desirable housing.
  • More than 10 percent of Boomer parents worry about this at least once a day, with most (64%) concerned about their adult children’s ability to afford rent or a mortgage. Forty-three percent are most concerned about the next generations’s retirement savings.
  • “The anxiety is now multi generational”,  according to NHP Foundation CEO Richard Burns. “So we are working today to increase our stock of affordable housing to ensure that his and future generations are able to afford desirable places to live.”

For more information about the study go to U.S. Daily Review also check out this link for more on the NHP Foundation


When interviewing a realtor, I urge you to be “CERTAIN” the realtor you engage uses an electronic lock entry system.  Do you realize how many buyers can look over a Realtors shoulder with a combo entry, come back at a later date, gain entry and clean your home out of all it’s valuables. This happens more often than you see in the media.  Sellers you’ve been warned, without an electronic lock box we as realtors cannot track a time element to track these potential intruders.

MY personal sales are official for April. I sold $1,260,000 in sales, in Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club alone. More sales than any other brokerage selling in our community. I just closed on 11116 Moshie Lane officially on Monday the 23rd, and on 10311 Cleghorn two weeks ago.

My buyers did a mail away, and as added value,  I had four (4) housekeepers come in and clean this huge home! I do not do this to insult the integrity of the sellers. The home can look perfect, however a professional housekeeper hits on areas that you or I may overlook by taking for granted. I also do my best to accommodate my buyers by having all the locks changed and synced to only one key.  For sellers, please put yourself in a buyers position. You’ve spent a great deal on what we consider the last home you’ll ever purchase and move to. Wouldn’t you prefer that you arrive with your new home professional cleaned. Quality, top producing agents don’t always cost more and “ALWAYS” ad value to their services to you our customers. RE/MAX without questions is the most productive real estate network, the leading brand and an unmatched global presence. 

Beautifully kept, winter residence, 2000 sq. ft of living area, fully renovated from the slab up in 2012 & completed in 2013. Quality is breathtaking, nothing was spared in this stunning home. An incredible pristine view of this pond and 6th green. Good value is hard to find, and this home has it all. Custom kitchen, wood cabinets, fixtures, stainless steel appliances, a joy for any gourmet cook. A skylight opens up the living room that includes a fireplace for those cooler than normal winter evenings. French doors greet you to the lanai, “it faces North” no hot summer evenings entertaining here.

Note, from the master bedroom and the living room area, enjoy these wonderful french doors as they capture the view, it reminds us why we retired. The 2nd bedroom is much larger than your normal 10 x 12 room and also has a view of the 6th green. Double sinks in the master bath and a large walk in closet are unique to this model. Double pane, lifetime guaranteed windows surround the lanai.

Call me to set up a showing before this home is sold.  DanSwing@remax.net or 352-834-1326 Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club is becoming known as the destination for great neighbors, great golf and amenities and entertainment second to none. Management has a financially strong contingency fund, maintenance fees and HOA fees are some of the most reasonable for the quality of sustainable living, you will share with your great new friends.

Real quickly, 15 homes have sold in our community in the past 30 days. Seven of these were my customers. This is almost 50% of all sales. I’m the leading sales leader by volume and dollar amount. RE/MAX campaigns are incredibly powerful.  I’m not just a listing agent I’m also a buyers agent. When you list your home with me you receive 100% from my staff and I.

In dollar volume I closed on $1,260,000 in gross sales for just the month of APRIL! Awesome isn’t it!

Seventeen (17) homes are pending, this does not include two homes that I will be posting in the MLS for recording purposes. Yes I’m known bring buyers and sellers together continually without the need of the internet.

We have 23 homes actively on the market, theoretically with this few percentages in a community of almost 1600 homes it tells us this is a sellers market. We just need buyers to come in and see all the value you offer. I have many buyers on standby but their impatient and more than likely will be exploring other communities if less and less home owners choose not to sell.

Twenty one (21) Homes are currently active For Sale in Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club. Typically this few amount of “active on the market homes for sale” out of almost 1600 homes is called a sellers’ market.

It’s extremely clear that homes with key locations are bringing higher prices per sq. ft. than those sold that back up to another home.

Example three (3) homes used in a recent appraisal, all Augusta models and located in the Pelican Strand and built since 2012, brought between $123.99 & $125.00 a sq. ft. respectfully. I cannot explain these appraisers rational at times but certainly becomes a questionable deal killer while pending and a buyer depending on a loan appraisal to make a successful closed sale.

However homes built in 2003 to 2006 with considerable upgrades, in premium locations on the Golf Course or Conservation/Pond areas, have brought in as much as $127.00 to $132.00 a sq. ft. in the past few months.

I have two homes not officially posted in the MLS that my sellers and I have agreements to show and procure buyers. Both average 2,100 sq. ft. with a great deal of upgrades and or on the Golf Course. If you find an interest give me a call and if you are a qualified buyer we may be able to show and negotiate a sale price.

Nineteen (19) homes are currently pending. These do not include (2) homes I have off the grid that are pending. This would add  21 pending homes. This website appears to be more accurate than Realtor.com or other popular websites sharing data.  My www.DanSwing.com appears to be the more reliable source, and since I live and sell homes in our community I  insights not shared by the full internet resources.

Thirty three homes have sold in the past (65) days and (8) eight of these were by my buyers or sellers, including homes that have never made it to a public website.

If you’re a serious buyer looking for a great investment in a 55 and older community, with outstanding amenities, management fees, great neighbors, location to grocery stores, churches, and shopping malls, You won’t find anything equal to Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club within a 60 minute drive.