Top 5 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value

Whether you’re planning to sell immediately or 10 years down the road, regular upgrades are a great way to maintain – and even boost – your home’s value. From a new paint job to a kitchen makeover, there are plenty of home improvements that can make a big difference when you put your house on … Continue reading Top 5 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value

Concerns to Think About When Buying Your Retirement Home

The nest is empty and you’re fast approaching the next stage of life: retirement. While retirement doesn’t mean withdrawing from life, it might mean spending what some call your “encore life” somewhere with a little more sun and a little less work. You might be considering investing in a retirement home down south in Sarasota … Continue reading Concerns to Think About When Buying Your Retirement Home

10 Best Burgers in Your Town

For many years, Sarasota has been known for its vibrant performing arts and culture, but recently its culinary scene has also taken off, growing in parallel right with the Sarasota real estate market. If you’re looking at homes for sale in Sarasota, FL, and you’re a foodie like me, you’ll want to know their proximity … Continue reading 10 Best Burgers in Your Town

New Construction at Lakewood Ranch

As one of the premier planned residential communities in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch is growing – and fast. In fact, this family-oriented community ranks as the second-fastest selling area in the nation, with more than 800 home sales in the first half of 2018. It should come as no surprise that Lakewood Ranch developers are looking … Continue reading New Construction at Lakewood Ranch

The History of Sarasota – How it Began and What Kept it Going

What you see in Sarasota today is the result of the hard work of the city’s first settlers and pioneers. Many of them envisioned a thriving modern metropolis, popular vacation destination and entertainment hub. Their descendants made sure Sarasota turned into exactly that. Today, Sarasota is known as a mid-sized city in Florida with a … Continue reading The History of Sarasota – How it Began and What Kept it Going

3 Farm-to-Table Restaurants in Sarasota You Will Love

Sarasota has a blossoming culinary scene that is climbing its way up the nation’s foodie ladder. With access to delicacies from both land and sea, Southwest Florida is going full-steam ahead on one of the culinary’s latest crazes: sustainable seafood, ethically-sourced meats, and organic veggies from local producers. Restaurants are focusing on creating dishes that … Continue reading 3 Farm-to-Table Restaurants in Sarasota You Will Love

Fall Events in Sarasota

Summer might be winding down, but Sarasota, Florida, fall events are just getting started. While summer might have been filled with sunny skies and countless days on the beach, the changing season ushers in slightly cooler weather and a slew of things to do. Read on to learn about some of the best fall events … Continue reading Fall Events in Sarasota

Refreshing Your Bathroom Without Remodeling

Sprucing up a bathroom is an easy, low-commitment way to make a splash in your home, beach house, or rental property. If you’re wondering how to sell your house, bathroom remodeling or refreshing is a great way to increase a home value quickly and easily – without tearing down any walls or ripping out any … Continue reading Refreshing Your Bathroom Without Remodeling

What Makes Sarasota a Great Place to Buy a Vacation Home?

There’s no doubt that Sarasota is a great place to live, work, and play. Its year-round sunny weather is warm enough to spend summer weekends lying on the beach with a cool drink in hand and mild enough for jeans and a T-shirt in the winter. Sarasota is a short drive to some of the … Continue reading What Makes Sarasota a Great Place to Buy a Vacation Home?

Mid-Year Review of Sarasota Real Estate Market – MARKET UPDATE

At the beginning of the year, a bull market was predicted for Sarasota. A few months later in March, the region (North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton) was ranked on a “Top 10 Housing Markets to Watch” list by realtor.com. With such a positive outset, the Sarasota real estate market remains on the radar of many potential homebuyers both … Continue reading Mid-Year Review of Sarasota Real Estate Market – MARKET UPDATE