How to Find a Good School District When You’re Moving

Finding an excellent school can make your move just a little easier. Fortunately for families with kids, Sarasota has a lot to offer.

Top 10 Tips for Making Your Home More Energy Efficient

Whether it’s a cost-saving technique, a climate-change fighting effort, or a little of both, most of us are interested in making a few home energy efficiency improvements. Florida’s heat means year-round beach weather, but it also means busy air conditioners and high energy consumption. Here are a few tips for making energy efficient homes in … Continue reading Top 10 Tips for Making Your Home More Energy Efficient

Sarasota Market Updates and 2019 Real Estate Projections

It probably comes as no surprise that the Southwest Florida housing market is heating up – and has been for the last few years. This is causing a multi-year boom in Sarasota real estate prices. The average home value across the entire county is on a steady incline, with a promising market in store for 2019.

Upcoming Sarasota Events This Winter Season

While it’s cold and snowy everywhere else, it’s bright and sunny down south all winter long. Perhaps that’s why there’s so much interest in homes for sale in Sarasota, Florida. The fact that Sarasota is a vibrant hub of arts and culture, with lots of community events and fun things to do year-round doesn’t hurt … Continue reading Upcoming Sarasota Events This Winter Season

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