My Blog

Welcome to my blog! Here you can read and watch some of my stories from working and living in sunny Venice, Florida or some of my insights on finding the right mortgage product for your next dream home. Whether it's talking about my family and I exploring Siesta Key, or what to look out for when financing your next home, it's about making sure you get to know me and what I can do for you.

Protecting Your Home, and Your Future

Jan 15, 2021

As part of the home buying process, it is important to consider that Hazard Insurance will be required for your mortgage, and is a determining factor for approval. Hazard Insurance, otherwise known as Homeowners Insurance, is required on every mortgage especially here in Sarasota and Charlotte county. However, there are many options that have to be considered to ensure that you receive the policy that best fits your needs and wants

Happy Holidays

Dec 22, 2020

The holiday season is here! 

Homesteading in Florida

Dec 11, 2020

Permanent Residents (as described below), receive great tax benefits including the Homestead Exemption. For those who may be new to the area, this exemption takes a significant amount off of the taxable value of your home, lowering your annual property taxes. 

Whether you’ve purchased your first home or you’ve sold and purchased a new home, it is important to remember to apply for homestead exemption shortly after the sale is complete. The process is quite simple and, in Sarasota County, the process can be completed on-line.

Thank you

Nov 25, 2020

Together we have made our way through a very difficult year. I am beyond thankful for your support. It is the subtle reminder that we are getting through these times together, that we build a better community. A community that I am proud to be a part of. 

Home Away from Home

Nov 10, 2020

Are you dreaming of sand between your toes?  If so, it may be the right time to start looking for your dream vacation home!

Here in beautiful Sarasota County, we have an array of gorgeous beaches, quaint historical city districts, hundreds of acres of parks, bike paths, and much more! I love the Suncoast, and I know you will too!


Let's Get Spooky!

Oct 26, 2020

Getting the kids all hyped up, dressed up, and ready to Trick or Treat is part of our yearly traditions, and why should this year be any different? Things might be different, but that doesn’t mean we have to dry the entertainment and thrill out of the activities that have long been Halloween. 

This year, there are some amazing, safe, opportunities for kids (and adults!) of all ages throughout Sarasota County!

Be safe, have fun, and get spooky!


What to know about Forbearance

Oct 22, 2020

During times of financial strain, your mortgage holder may offer the option to go into forbearance, which is the ability to decrease or delay mortgage payments. This ability to decrease or delay your payments can assist you through times of hardship such as natural disaster or illness. 

Be Prepared! For a Hurricane

Sep 25, 2020

Hurricanes in Florida are pretty much a staple, just like snowstorms up in Cleveland; we may not get hit but it’s always good to be prepared for the worst. My family and I have been living here for 6 years now, and the first time I experienced a major hurricane had to be one that almost took a direct hit in the Sarasota region. 

Hey there, I'm Angie!

Sep 16, 2020

Hey there, thanks for checking out my website and my first blog post! I’m Angie Vance, your local Mortgage Loan Advisor from Gulfside Mortgage Services in Venice, FL.