Hottest Housing Market for Q1 2021

Without question, 2021 is the year of the seller when it comes to the housing market. Looking specifically at Sarasota’s Q1 summary, the number of new listings was down 5.5% from one year earlier. However, the number of sold listings increased 32.2% year over year and the number of new pending sales was up 36.8% … Continue reading Hottest Housing Market for Q1 2021

Ever wonder what the most expensive homes look like inside and out?

Explore 6 of the most expensive luxury real estate listings and sales that are or recently have been on the market. All of them inhabit prime waterfront locations and boast all the amenities associated with luxury living. Active | 1309 Vista Drive | Sarasota | $18,000,000 Pending | 605 S Gulfstream Ave, PH-18 | Sarasota … Continue reading Ever wonder what the most expensive homes look like inside and out?

Enhance your outdoor living lifestyle this Spring and Summer

The pandemic added additional momentum to the growing trend of Outdoor Living Lifestyles. As more homeowners envision outdoor living spaces as an extension of their interior space, design trends emphasize functionality which adds value to your investment. Make your lanai area an outdoor oasis. Enhance your backyard by creating intentional, well-designed places to gather and … Continue reading Enhance your outdoor living lifestyle this Spring and Summer

Three Reasons why we’re not in a Housing Bubble

First and foremost, a significant lack of home inventory and an unprecedented influx of buyers from all over the country contradicts the hallmarks of a housing bubble. When fewer listings exist, buyers face more competition and act more quickly than usual to snag their dream home. The pandemic threw everyone for a loop. Yet, every … Continue reading Three Reasons why we’re not in a Housing Bubble

A Glimpse into the History of Sarasota School of Architecture

A fusion of great minds with unique design sensibilities shaped the Modern Movement also known as Sarasota Modern. Just imagine a display of art and a place to call home rolled into one fantastic structure. Architecture enthusiasts converge on Sarasota to look at our famous structures firsthand. Sure, every town contains a handful of interesting … Continue reading A Glimpse into the History of Sarasota School of Architecture

Sarasota – A Waterfront Boater’s Paradise

When browsing real estate in Sarasota, you might be wondering which waterfront community best suits you or your boating lifestyle. The desire to spend time on the water draws many people to southwest Florida. Favorable currents and steady winds make this region an ideal environment to take full advantage of boat ownership. Sarasota Bay features … Continue reading Sarasota – A Waterfront Boater’s Paradise

Popular Interior Design Trends 2021

Interior design trends – enhanced with personally curated artistic elements – showcase the essence of a home. A growing interest in using sustainable materials impacts stylish elements for 2021.  Due to limited travel associated with the pandemic, design influences can be utilized to bring a taste of the outside world into living spaces. Let’s take … Continue reading Popular Interior Design Trends 2021

Sarasota – 2020-2021 Best Place to Retire and Best Place to Live

According to the recent U.S. News and World report, Sarasota, Florida has earned the No. 1 spot for retirement in Florida. The Florida metro areas dominated this year’s 25 best places to retire due to affordable homes and low taxes – as well as high ratings for happiness and popularity. These realities forecast a favorable … Continue reading Sarasota – 2020-2021 Best Place to Retire and Best Place to Live

2020 Market Snapshot

Things are still trending upwards in the Sarasota real estate market, according to the REALTOR®  Association of Sarasota and Manatee counties. Sarasota and other housing markets throughout Southwest Florida continue at a brisk pace.  The October numbers show us how busy our market has been and, with new listings increasing slowly, we have not been … Continue reading 2020 Market Snapshot

The Residences at The St. Regis Longboat Key Resort

Longboat Key ranks among the most interesting and unique areas in the world.  This beloved gem builds on its rich history by providing unique experiences for residents and visitors alike. This barrier island off the western side of Sarasota Bay extends for twelve-miles and offers gorgeous beaches and dense mangroves on the eastern shore. Split … Continue reading The Residences at The St. Regis Longboat Key Resort