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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 

Sarasota Chalk Festival Returns Tuesday, November 1 to Monday, November 7.  One of the most beautiful, creative and awe-inspiring art events of the year, the Sarasota Chalk Festival (also known as Avenida de Colores) returns to Sarasota next week.  This much anticipated festival has evolved in a ...
10/27/2011
What the heck is a Heckem?  Oh, It's a reverse mortgage!  Actually it is referred to as a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM).  I have to admit I had little knowledge of Reverse Mortgages, and up until recently I had a very queasy feeling about them.  The whole idea just seemed to reek of milk...
10/25/2011
Discover classic Sarasota in Indian Beach and Sapphire Shores. For most local residents, Indian Beach begins at  Whitaker Bayou and traveling north on Bayshore Boulevard ends at Sapphire Shores and the Ringling Museum.  What you will notice above all are the beautiful trees; towering oaks everyw...
10/19/2011
Sarasota home sales for September beat last September!  The Sarasota real estate market continues to be solid in September with 570 sales, compared to 547 in September of 2010 and 601 in August of this year.  Historically, the fall market is slower and isn't expected to pick up until our local s...
10/14/2011
Sarasota Real Estate Market remains stable in August.  Inventory declines to ten year low!  The inventory of available properties in the Sarasota real estate market has been dropping for the last nine months and hit a ten month low in September.  Only 4,408 properties are currently on the market ...
10/07/2011
This is a very astute blog on the current state of the foreclosure crisis and makes for very good reading, if you can handle it.THE THIRD WAVE: Look who is going into foreclosure NOW!!! There is going to be a Congressional hearing in the next day or so to evaluate the results of TARP on financial...
10/07/2011
Whatever this means for the state of our housing market, it is not good.  Since the robosigning scandal of last fall, most banks put the brakes on new foreclosure csaes. It was time to re-assess, re-groug and re-scheme. This lull in the foreclosure bonanza resulted in fewer bank-owned homes comin...
10/04/2011
There are so many reasons to live in Downtown Sarasota and the Bayfront Park and Marina is just one of them.  Open to everyone, the Bayfront Park offers something for everyone.  Beautiful vistas at every turn, a place to spend leisure time, a place to enjoy a variety of activities and sports, ha...
10/04/2011
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