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Everything to do with the Sarasota Area that makes it so special to live here: Market updates, neighborhoods, unique shopping, restaurants, events and things to do around town. Specializing in Downtown Sarasota, West of Trail, Palmer Ranch, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Venice and Lakewood Ranch with almost 30 years experience behind me!

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2011 

It sounds facetious, but answering that question is not as easy as it used to be.  It doesn't seem all that long ago that we had what I would call a somewhat normal real estate market.  People bought homes, if we were lucky they appreciated about 3% a year and real estate taxes were somewhat ...
08/26/2011
In a welcome article in today's Sarasota Herald Tribune, statistics show that home sales in the Sarasota-Bradenton market are up substantially in July of this year over July of 2010.  Specifically there were 880 closed transactions this July compared to 714 in 2010. The median home price has ...
08/19/2011
The July real estate sales results for the Sarasota/Manatee County area remain strong with 445 single famiy homes and 154 condos changing hands.  And all of this in the off-season when everything seems to come to a halt.  So far this year sales have topped 700 per month in four different months! ...
08/12/2011
According to Metro Study, a national construction statistics firm, new home starts for the second quarter of this year were up 3.1% over the same timeframe last year.  Specifically, there were 404 new single family homes started.  This is great news for an industry that has been especially hard h...
08/08/2011
It has been a dream to relocate to Sarasota, Florida for a long time, and I am finally here.  What a special place.  Sarasota offers so much more than any other city this size in the entire state, if not the country.  Wonderful year round weather, Gulf beaches (Siesta Key beach was recently ranke...
08/08/2011
Guided kayaking tours off of Sarasota's Lido Key have become so popular that the county is considering stricter regulations due to the larger increase in numbers of kayaking enthusiasts.  So close to the city and yet so far away.  What better way to explore the natural wonders of the mangrove...
08/08/2011
I spent a good amount of time at Lakewood Ranch the other day with my co-worker and a couple of clients touring Lakewood Ranch with Melanie Hameed, a Lakewood Ranch Community Specialist.  Lakewood Ranch is a 48 sqare mile planned commuiity at the intersection of I-75 and University Parkway that h...
08/05/2011
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