Lakewood Ranch – It’s a Lifestyle

Lakewood Ranch, located on the Sarasota/Manatee County border, provides a premier planned residential community within the area. This expansive, family-oriented community, was once again, named the best-selling multigenerational community in the U.S. positioning it among the nations top-selling communities for the ninth consecutive year. Today, Lakewood Ranch stands as a thriving mini-metropolis of almost 18,000 … Continue reading Lakewood Ranch – It’s a Lifestyle

Sarasota – A Rare Gem in a Perfect Setting

The western shore of mainland Sarasota ushers in a unique air of sophistication, with a serious commitment to its flourishing downtown real estate, hotels, and arts scenes. Not only is downtown Sarasota growing steadily, its beaches are regularly listed among the nation’s best. With a charming downtown, a thriving food scene, an ever-growing cultural hub, … Continue reading Sarasota – A Rare Gem in a Perfect Setting

2020 Real Estate Market Trends

Sarasota and other housing markets throughout Southwest Florida have continued their rebound, with homeownership being pursued by millennials, first-time homebuyers, relocators, and investors – all looking to secure a home purchase. According to many housing economists and trade experts, the housing market’s statistics indicate a “V” shaped housing market. The “V” shape recovery, driven by … Continue reading 2020 Real Estate Market Trends

Downtown Sarasota – Urban Vitality and Historic Neighborhoods Make it the Place to Be

The downtown Sarasota real estate market is among the most vibrant and desirable destinations in all of Southwest Florida.  The relative affluence and elegance of the surrounding area, comprised of shiny high-rise condos and historic residential neighborhoods, creates a unique and appealing place to call home. A surge of pending sales marks a notable rebound … Continue reading Downtown Sarasota – Urban Vitality and Historic Neighborhoods Make it the Place to Be

Rich and Famous that Call Sarasota Home

You may be surprised to find out that Sarasota has long been a place where entertainers and sports figures call home. In fact, a lot of celebrities have gorgeous homes all over this region. Our white sandy beaches and small town feel with big city attractions makes Sarasota appealing to visitors and celebrities alike.  Some … Continue reading Rich and Famous that Call Sarasota Home

Taking advantage of homebuying affordability

With a worldwide health crisis that drove a pause in the economy this year, the housing market has been impacted. Many have been eagerly awaiting some bright signs of a recovery. Based on the latest existing home sales report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), June hit a much-anticipated record-setting rebound to ignite that spark. According to … Continue reading Taking advantage of homebuying affordability

Take a Glimpse into Sarasota’s Rich History

Life in Sarasota over a hundred years ago was so very different then life today. No roads, towns, homes, and bridges.  The history of our city provides an interesting glimpse into the past with details sure to surprise many residents. The history of Sarasota is intricately intertwined with the natural environment and man’s efforts to … Continue reading Take a Glimpse into Sarasota’s Rich History

Summer Housing Market: Are You Ready?

Virtual best practices regarding health and safety guidelines for the industry provide an essential degree of added comfort for buyers and sellers. Sellers continue to make a very measured return to the market. In their latest Weekly Housing Trends Report, realtor.com indicates: “New listings: On the slow path to recovery. Nationwide the size of declines held mostly steady this … Continue reading Summer Housing Market: Are You Ready?

Pre-Summer Market Snapshot and Why This is the Time to List

Summer is just around the corner and there are great new properties coming up for sale and serious new buyers that are interested in buying. This month was a seller’s market for Sarasota and Manatee County. The number of for sale listings was down 15.4% from one year earlier and down 6.7% from the previous … Continue reading Pre-Summer Market Snapshot and Why This is the Time to List

Siesta Key – The Jewel of Southwest Florida

Siesta Key is an 8 mile long, crescent-shaped barrier island easily accessible by one of 2 bridges connecting it to the Mainland of Sarasota. Siesta Key has 4 main areas, Siesta Beach, Crescent Beach, Turtle Beach and Siesta Key Village, each with their own, unique character and charm. Siesta Key provides a residential area within a … Continue reading Siesta Key – The Jewel of Southwest Florida