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Crescent Beach, Siesta Key Web Camera - 06/29/10 04:50 PM
Crescent Beach, Siesta Key Web Camera A brand new live, streaming web cam has been added to SeeSarasotaLive.com’s ever growing list of Sarasota’s greatest web cams! The Crescent Beach web cam is located at the southern part of Crescent Beach pointing toward Siesta Key Beach, #2 in the United States. The best viewing is during the daytime when the beach is full of activity! Check out the cam during the daytime for the heaviest beach-goer activity. (0 comments)
Kayak Lido Key! - 06/29/10 02:33 PM
Kayaking Lido Key's mangrove tunnels, Sarasota style! Last weekend we went for a great paddle through the famous mangrove tunnels on the bay side of Lido Key, just off Sarasota, Florida. Wildlife is abundant, with fish practically jumping in the boat and many species of birds including herons, osprey, and bald eagle. There are five main tunnels that are some heavily canopies by mangroves, it is almost dark inside! After that, we went to Crescent Beach on Siesta Key.
North Nature Trail, Lido Key, Sarasota, Florida - 06/28/10 09:12 AM
The North Nature Trail in Sarasota County's Lido Key is a fabulous way to spend several hours enjoying nature before or after a swim in the Gulf of Mexico or kayaking the Lido mangrove tunnels!
Water Club - Longboat Key Real Estate - 06/24/10 06:06 PM
Water Club - Longboat Key Real Estate Water Club is a two building condominium complex on the Gulf of Mexico in Longboat Key, Sarasota County, Florida. It offers many resort style features such as an Olympic sized swimming pool, tennis courts, clubhouse and all the pampering you've come to expect! Conveniently located near world famous St Armands Circle and downtown Sarasota, Water Club is a favorite among Sarasota real estate connoisseurs. Be sure to use a Sarasota buyer agent to protect your interest whenever purchasing Longboat Key real estate.
Pierre - Longboat Key Real Estate - 06/24/10 05:40 PM
Pierre - Longboat Key Real Estate The Pierre condo is a great option in Sarasota real estate. Offering beachfront, resort style living, the Pierre is flush with amenities including tennis courts, an Olympic sized swimming pool, heated spa, and a generously appointed clubhouse. Residents enjoy stunning views of the beach, Gulf of Mexico and downtown Sarasota skyline. Contact a Sarasota buyer agent to protect your interest when purchasing Longboat Key real estate. (0 comments)
Vista Bay Point - Sarasota Real Estate - 06/24/10 12:59 PM
Vista Bay Point, Sarasota, Florida Check out Vista Bay Point on my new and improved web site. This well known condominium is a landmark in Sarasota's skyline, with each of two buildings supporting a rooftop dome! Vista Bay Point is loaded with luxurious amenities and is located on the prestigious Golden Gate Point! A welcome addition to the Sarasota real estate market! (0 comments)
Marina Tower - Sarasota real estate - 06/24/10 12:40 PM
Marina Tower - Sarasota real estate I'm pleased to announce I have just added a great post about Marina Tower on my new Sarasota real estate web site. Marina Tower is a downtown Sarasota condominium with a fantastic location in close proximity to everything! Always remember to use a Sarasota buyer agent when purchasing real estate to protect your interests! (0 comments)
Do You Need Flood Insurance - 06/22/10 04:32 PM
Currently funds have run out for FEMA's flood insurance program, leaving many consumers unable to get flood insurance and therefore unable to qualify for a mortgage. As a Sarasota buyer agent, I had a home buyer who ran into this problem. If this is affecting the Sarasota real estate market, I'm sure other parts of the country are feeling it as well. Via Kristyn Grewell, ABR GRI (CENTURY 21 Goodyear Green): Flood insurance. Do I need it? This is a question on the mind's of many since the flash flooding in Edmond, Oklahoma last week. Maybe it's a question on your mind too. So (0 comments)
Majestic Bay, Sarasota, Florida - 06/22/10 03:54 PM
Majestic Bay, Sarasota, Florida Majestic Bay, located on Sarasota's prestigious Golden Gate Point, is a jewel among connoisseurs of Sarasota real estate. Built in 2004, there are a total of ten units on nine floors. Most units occupy the entire floor, including the penthouse. Depending upon the unit, either one or two parking spaces is provided. Most units are about 3000 square feet, not including balconies and parking. Condominium association fees run about $1200/month. Majestic Bay offers mesmerizing views of Sarasota Bay, Ringling Causeway, Bird Key, and Big Pass.Located steps from Marina Jack, downtown Sarasota, St Armands Circle, and Lido Beach. (0 comments)
Sea Turtle Nesting Season on Sarasota's barrier islands and Keys - 06/22/10 01:51 PM
Sea Turtle Nesting Season on Sarasota's barrier islands and Keys Sea Turtle Nesting Season is in full swing with multiple nests being reported on Siesta Key, Casey Key, Longboat Key and Manasota Key. Fortunately, not much habitat was lost during the Sarasota real estate boom. Nests are protected by volunteers who cover the nest with a cage to prevent birds, raccoons and other predators from devouring the eggs. Do not disturb nesting turtles or the nests themselves or you are subject to arrest! Many different species of sea turtle are found in the Sarasota area including: The Green sea turtle is (1 comments)
Sarasota home sales, prices continue to show strength - 06/22/10 01:25 PM
Sarasota home sales, prices continue to show strength Sarasota homes sales and prices continue to show strength as the Florida Association of Realtors announced today that sales rose 31 percent in the Sarasota real estate market, the fourth largest percentage increase statewide. The median sales price was $166,400, up 6 percent from a year ago and up 1.7 percent from April, according to data released today by Florida Association of Realtors. These numbers reflect a positive continuing trend and indicate, particularly for investors, that some of the best opportunities may have passed. (0 comments)
Summertime in Sarasota - 06/21/10 09:16 AM
Summertime in Sarasota Today is the first day of summer and Sarasota is has many events planned and a plethora of things to do! Among my favorites is the Suncoast Offshore Power Boat races, held during the 4th of July weekend. The event is held off Lido Beach and is absolutely spectacular. For more events and things to do, visit Sarasota! While you are there you can consider purchasing your piece of paradise. Click here for Sarasota real estate. Enjoy and have a happy and safe summer from your friends at True Real Estate! (1 comments)
The Beach Residences, Lido Key, Sarasota, Florida - 06/19/10 11:39 AM
The Beach Residences, Lido Key, Sarasota, Florida The Beach Residences may be the ultimate in living a luxurious, pampered lifestyle. Built in 2005, The Beach Residences offer maintenance free living on world famous Lido Beach, with 24 hour concierge, a private gated community, security, and air conditioned storage space. Other amenities include room service, state of the art fitness center, billiard room, sauna, heated pool/spa, BBQ area, social & conference rooms, media center, surround sound movie theater with tiered seating, two guest suites, restaurant, 400 feet of frontage on Lido Beach and the second to none services of the Ritz Carlton (2 comments)
True Real Estate releases new Sarasota website - 06/19/10 08:16 AM
True Real Estate releases new Sarasota website After months of what turned out to be a labor of love, True Real Estate is pleased to present their new website featuring Sarasota real estate. The new site provides home buyers with many new tools, calculators and four separate searches to accommodate different preferences. Buyers are able to search by property type, property feature, by region or use our full blown Power Search with all the bells and whistles! True Real Estate is an exclusive buyer agency specializing in Sarasota homes and condos as well as Siesta Key, Casey Key, Longboat Key, Lido (0 comments)
Kanaya, Sarasota, Florida - 06/18/10 05:15 PM
Kanaya, Sarasota, Florida Kanaya is one of the newer condominiums to have been built in downtown Sarasota, having completed construction in 2007. A welcome addition to the downtown Sarasota real estate market, Kanaya is located on Orange Avenue, just south of Main Street and steps away from Burns Court Cinema, the Farmer's Market, galleries, restaurants or ride your bike to world famous St Armands Circle and Lido Key Beach! The building is 15 stories tall and has a total of 36 units. Kayana's amenities include a heated lap pool, two fitness centers, a catering kitchen and BBQ area. The views are (0 comments)
Scam alert: Beware of crooks posing as PGE employees - 06/18/10 02:19 PM
Whenever the economy is suffering the first thing to rear its ugly head is the scam artist. Scams like these have been going on for years and I have heard of them occuring in the Sarasota real estate market before. The best way to avoid getting ripped off is to ask for identification and call the company if you have even the slightest suspicion.
Via Chris Livingston (Pillar To Post): Recently, criminals have tried to trick PGE customers by pretending to be PGE employees and demanding money. Other times, crooks have posed as utility workers to try to gain access to homes. (1 comments)
Many people, consumers and real estate agents alike, got broadsided by the rumor that the home buyer tax credit has been extended. Several large publications even picked up on the propaganda. All over nothing, although it would be nice if the extension were to occur. But it is not clear, nor is it likely the extension will ever happen. Sales are still strong in the Sarasota real estate market and current prices are tempting many a buyer. An extension is always welcome, but many of those who would take advantage of it already have.
Via Jyll Kata (Prudential Douglas (0 comments)
La Bellasara, Sarasota, Florida - 06/18/10 12:05 PM
La Bellasara, Sarasota, Florida Located on downtown Sarasota's prestigious Golden Gate Point, La Bellasara represents the finest in urban living in a tropical environment. With magnificent views of Sarasota Bay, downtown Sarasota, Marina Jack and Island Park, La Bellasara residents enjoy some of the most stunning vistas in the city. Built in 2006, La Bellasara is flush with amenities including concierge services, security, a well equipped fitness center, heated pool and spa, fishing pier, dock with availability of deep water sailboat slips up to sixty five feet, club, catering and entertaining areas, gated compound and even a theater! La Bellasara is (0 comments)
Bay Island, Sarasota, Florida - 06/18/10 08:57 AM
Bay Island, Sarasota, Florida Known as the "Gateway to Siesta Key", Bay Island is located at the northern most tip of Siesta Key and separated from Siesta only by canals. Yet it is it's own island and has a distinct feel. As soon as one crosses the north bridge on Siesta Drive to Siesta Key, they are on Bay Island. The first right is Norsota Way, with gorgeous homes boasting breath taking views of Sarasota Bay, downtown Sarasota, and the Ringling Causeway. For those who can afford it, this is an excellent choice in Sarasota real estate. Bay Island is also (0 comments)
Cocoanut Bayou, Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida - 06/18/10 08:35 AM
Cocoanut Bayou, Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida Cocoanut Bayou provides residents with one of the best located enclaves on the northern part of Siesta Key. It is no surprise home prices average in the seven figure range, with such stunning estates and Gulf to Bay access, which is rare on Siesta Key. The beach access is on the west side of Higel Avenue and is gated for privacy. Homeowners in Cocoanut Bayou are provided a key to access the shady, scenic path to north Siesta Beach, currently rated #2 in the country! At the same time access from Cocoanut Bayou to Sarasota (0 comments)
Exclusive Buyer Agency – Meeting the Urgent Issues of a Challenging Market Exclusive buyer agency is back in the game. The Sarasota Association of Realtors (SAR) reports that first quarter 2010 sales climbed an average 53% over the same period in 2009. Sales in March 2010 were at the highest level since December of 2005. Not only that, but median prices have been rising, a fact that surprises many people still in wait-and- see mode. “When the market was booming, many sellers waited to see if they could get even higher prices for their homes. Many were caught by surprise (1 comments)
Sandy Hook, Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida - 06/16/10 05:05 PM
Sandy Hook, Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida Sandy Hook is one of Siesta Key's most prestigious subdivisions. In a word, location. On the northern end of Siesta Key Beach and a short walk to Siesta Village, residents are very happy to be lucky enough to call this community home. Most of the original homes were built in the late 1950's, but many have been remodeled, update or torn down to make way for a new home. Many of these Sarasota homes are beachfront or have easy access to the pass. The beach access is second to none, and leads to breath taking (0 comments)
Hidden Harbor, Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida - 06/16/10 04:35 PM
Hidden Harbor, Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida A great option in Sarasota real estate, Hidden Harbor may be one of Siesta Key's best kept secrets. Nestled among old growth oaks dripping with Spanish moss, the beautiful community is as tropical as you're going to get. Hidden Harbor, on the Sarasota Bay side if Siesta Key, is also a boater's paradise. Home prices are in the seven figures so this might not be a good option for those on a budget. This convenient location is minutes to downtown Sarasota, fantastic shopping and the world famous Siesta Key Beach, formerly known as Sarasota Beach. (0 comments)
Gulf Gate East, Sarasota, Florida - 06/16/10 03:26 PM
Gulf Gate East, Sarasota, Florida Gulf Gate East, located just east of Beneva Road, is an established neighborhood featuring large lots and mostly single story ranch style Sarasota homes. Many of the homes were built in the early 1980's. Some have been meticulously updated and remodeled. There is only one road in and out of the community so the traffic is limited to residents and those that service them. Conveniently situated near the mall, beaches, shopping and downtown Sarasota. It seems everything is within ten minutes from Gulf Gate East, so you never have to travel far! Another reason Gulf Gate (0 comments)
Hidden Oaks Estates, Sarasota, Florida - 06/10/10 10:15 AM
Hidden Oaks Estates, Sarasota, Florida Hidden Oaks Estates is located just minutes away from downtown Sarasota and made up of home lots of up to two acres, with a variety of architecture represented in the neighborhood. The homeowners association fees are low and include two well maintained tennis courts, basketball courts, playground, lakes, and common ground. The community features mature old growth oak trees complete with the Spanish moss hanging down giving the streets in Hidden Oaks Estates a canopy effect, popular among many seeking Sarasota real estate. In fact, for Sarasota, you're not going to get more trees unless you (0 comments)
Portofino on the Bay, Sarasota, Florida - 06/10/10 09:24 AM
Portofino on the Bay, Sarasota, Florida Portofino on the Bay consists of about twenty maintenance free, gated community located in the southern part of Sarasota, minutes from Siesta Key, restaurants, the mall and other shops. It is a super convenient area just north of Tropical Shores on Little Sarasota Bay. These Spanish Mediterranean designed homes are in demand in the Sarasota real estate market as a popular architectural style. These homes were built beginning in 2002 and there are still some lots available. Most are about 3000 square feet of air conditioned space(not including the garage or lanai). The builder had (0 comments)
Pinestone at Palmer Ranch, Sarasota, Florida - 06/10/10 07:58 AM
Pinestone, Palmer Ranch, Sarasota, Florida Pinestone offers two level townhouses that are both spacious and comfortable, featuring bedrooms with lofts and voluminous cathedral ceilings. The community provides amazing resort-style amenities, including two heated pools with spa, two lighted tennis courts , basketball, a fitness room, BBQ and a picnic area, a clubhouse equipped with a billiard room, meeting room with kitchen, library and thirty two seat theater. The community is extremely active and the residents help coordinate frequent social activities. Located in the ever popular Palmer Ranch community of Sarasota, Pinestone offers flowing floor plans and many amenities not very common in (0 comments)
Fishermans Bay, Sarasota, Florida - 06/08/10 02:03 PM
Fishermans Bay, Sarasota, Florida Nestled between Tropical Shores to the north, and The Oaks to the south, stands Fishermans Bay, a beautiful gated community made up of only seventeen homes. Fishermans Bay is on the mainland side of Little Sarasota Bay facing the Jim Neville Bird Sanctuary and just north of midnight pass. All of these south Sarasota homes are key west style with wrap around porches, metal roofs, and pastel colors. There is only one street in or out, Fishermans Bay Drive, which is canopied by old growth oak trees with Spanish moss hanging down. The community offers a boardwalk, (2 comments)
Are Builder Incentives just Bait and Switch? - 06/08/10 12:52 PM
Are Builder Incentives just Bait and Switch? These days builders are pulling all the stops to try to motivate home buyers to pull the trigger. Competitive environments like the Sarasota real estate market exasperate this trend. What seems up front to be a legitimate incentive offered by a builder may often be overshadowed when they make up for it on the back end from options, upgrades and even financing adding to their profit margins. As a Sarasota, Fl buyer agent, I encourage people to determine what the base model includes and what it does not. How much are upgrades and option? (1 comments)
Dual Agency unlawful in Florida Dual agency is against the law in most states now. In Florida real estate agents commonly practice as "transaction brokers", meaning the represent neither the buyer or the seller. As Sarasota buyer agents, we always act as "single agents". A single agent actually represents their client and has fiduciary duties. Unfortunately for consumers, in the Sarasota real estate market, this is not commonly found.
Via Julissa Jumper (Keller Williams Realty): Early on in my real estate career I recognized that I was not comfortable being a dual agent where I personally represented both parties. I (1 comments)
Tips For Moving Day - 06/07/10 02:28 PM
Moving day can be unnecessarily stressful and unpleasant for those who don't plan and properly prepare for this dreaded process. There are many options from do-it-yourself, to full service moving and storage companies. Research is required to make sure there are no hidden costs and that everything the consumer expects is included in the previously agreed upon price. As Sarasota buyer agents, we encourage people not to wait until the last minute to make their preparations. Via Catherine Jackson (Re/Max State Line): For Your Clients - Tips for Moving Day By Paige TeppingRISMEDIA, June 7, 2010--With the summer selling season in full (1 comments)
Ten Things First Time Homebuyers Should Know.... - 06/07/10 02:15 PM
First time home buyers need to be concerned of many factors. Unless they intend to pay cash, financing is probably the most important. A licensed mortgage broker can assist you in determining how much you can afford. The next step is to find an exclusive buyer agent who is an expert in your area. The easiest way to do this is Google the name of the city followed by "buyer agent". For example, Sarasota Buyer Agent. Always consider experience, education and knowledge when hiring an agent in the Sarasota real estate market. Via Jefferson Hendrick - West Hollywood Real Estate (Keller Williams (3 comments)
There are many considerations concerning home ownership, much of which should be addressed even before one actually becomes a homeowner. First and foremost is to ask, is buying the really best option? In some instances, people may be better off renting. As an exclusive buyer agent in the Sarasota real estate market, I advise consumers to consider time frame, lifestyle, and affordability factors in making this determination.
Via Jacqueline "Jackie" Scura (RE/MAX First Choice Realty): Things To Have in Place When You Own a Home Purchasing a home is one of the largest investments you will make in your lifetime. People know (0 comments)
Serenoa & Serenoa Lakes, Sarasota, Florida - 06/05/10 04:40 PM
Serenoa & Serenoa Lakes, Sarasota, Florida The original golf community of Serenoa was built in the early to mid '90s; while the second phase, Serenoa Lakes was built in late late '90s into 2000. Both communities offer spectacular homes, large lots and a quiet golf course lifestyle. Aptly located off Ibis Road, Serenoa and Serenoa Lakes homes are interspersed with expansive golf course fairways, meandering lakes and shady trees which provide excellent wildlife viewing and birdwatching. You can even put a kayak or canoe in the lake and get a closer look! This gated golf course community has large lots (2 comments)
Queens Harbour, Longboat Key - 06/05/10 04:21 PM
Queen's Harbour, Longboat Key Located within the parameters of the Longboat Key Club and Bay Isles is prestigious Queen's Harbour. The community is on the bay side of Longboat Key and provides the very best that Sarasota waterfront living has to offer. The homes, built 10-15 years ago, are painted every 5 years by the association, which also keeps up the lawn and landscaping maintenance for the homeowners, This results in the neighborhood always looking fresh and beautiful. The community offers a deep water marina, clubhouse, pools, tennis and golf; the latter being offered courtesy of the Longboat Key (3 comments)
Sarasota has great options for Seniors! There are many options for Senior living in the Sarasota real estate market. As a Seniors Real Estate Specialist or SRES, helping those in their golden years find comfortable, affordable and appropriate housing is one of the "feel good" parts of my job as a Sarasota buyer agent. This is also an excellent opportunity for Seniors to buy as prices have bottomed out and interest rates are still at historically low levels.
Via John Cunningham (CV Realty): Death & Taxes Remember the two things that everyone will experience? Death and taxes. If you have (1 comments)
BP slow to react The Gulf oil spill has tempers flaring as BP is slow to react on even the most basic levels. The Sarasota real estate market is unaffected but, along with Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, the Florida Panhandle may not be so lucky. Aside from the environmental disaster, economic conditions and the loss of income for many professions, including those in the real estate business, are starting to take their toll. Compensation from BP has been slow and inadequate.
Via Heather Embrey (McEnearney Realtors Fairfax Virginia 571-236-2616): From the cover, this looks like BP MAY be doing something (1 comments)
Sarasota Mortgage rates, Home prices at affordable levels As mortgage rates hover near historical low, home prices in most parts of America have fallen to affordability levels not seen in years. The Sarasota real estate market has been very active with buyers taking advantage of some of the best values in years. For Sarasota buyer agents, sales are brisk and clients are getting great deals, so everyone is happy! Although nothing lasts forever, I expect this trend to continue throughout the summer and into the fall, when I predict prices will begin to rise in anticipation of the coming season. (1 comments)
Drill, Baby, Drill - I Think Not! - 06/04/10 08:29 AM
Clearly, the oil industry is unable to prevent these disasters from occurring or able to effectively clean them up when they do. More needs to be done to ensure these disasters never happen again. With available technology and all the money these oil giants have, none of this should have happened in the first place. Via Stewart Penn - Los Angeles Condo Specialist (Penn Properties ): I wonder if Sarah Palin and her followers have seen this haunting picture .... (1 comments)
Sarasota hurricanes are few and far between! Legend has it that for thousands of years, Native Americans residing in Florida would spend their summers in the Sarasota area, which was considered by them to be a shelter from the storms. As a Sarasota real estate broker, I have heard many other theories as to why Sarasota always seems to "dodge the bullet". That is not the reason I moved here a decade ago, that was purely for quality of life. But is still is a comforting feeling now that storm season is among us!
Via Regina Brassil, ABR, AHWD, (0 comments)
Le Chateau, Sarasota, Florida - 06/03/10 01:54 PM
Le Chateau, Sarasota, Florida Le Chateau is one of the landmark buildings in Sarasota real estate for two reasons - first, it is located at the gateway to St. Armand's Circle, on the city side of the John Ringling Bridge. Secondly, its vibrant pink color makes it stand out! Sharing a location with million dollars condo complexes, Le Chateau is a bit older (built in 1971) and more cozy, with only 26 units. Those two factors, however, combine to make this complex a far more affordable alternative to its soaring neighbors, but with the same views and fabulous location. The complex (2 comments)
Tessara, Sarasota, Florida Sarasota downtown real estate is hot! As prices have settled into a more affordable range, many buyers are discovering the unique experience of living in the heart of the downtown district. Tessara is a gleaming tower on the Bay. Built in 2000, this condo community of 24 residences is sophisticated yet comfortable. Resident units range in size from 2800 to nearly 6,000 square feet; and provide either 3, 4, or 5 bedrooms. Residents are welcomed home with an elegant foyer entry; units include separate wings for guest rooms, master suite, and a great room. Open terraces showcase the amazing (0 comments)
Sanderling Club, Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida Sanderling Club on Siesta Key offers beachfront and bayou homes with a tennis club, cabanas and community center overlooking the beach. This is one of the few gated communities on Siesta Key and is minutes from Sarasota. Sanderling is another great option in Sarasota real estate!
Via Regina Brassil, ABR, AHWD, e-Pro (True Real Estate): Buyers of Sarasota real estate usually have to choose between the big shaded lot and the beach lifestyle. Not so at the well respected and established Sanderling Club, the grand dame of gated communities on Siesta Key. This entire (0 comments)
Sandy Cove, Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida As a Sarasota buyer agent, we sell a lot of Sarasota homes on the water. Whether you're a boater, sunset connoisseur, or just love the vistas, Siesta Key real estate has something for you! Sandy cove offers both a waterfront location and close proximity to Siesta Village and world famous Siesta Key Beach. If you're interested in location, location, location, this condominium may be for you.
Via Regina Brassil, ABR, AHWD, e-Pro (True Real Estate): Sandy Cove enjoys a fortuitous location just north of the newly refurbished Siesta Key Village. Situated directly on Big Pass, residents enjoy (0 comments)
Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida Siesta Key, a barrier island off Sarasota, is one of the most special places in the world. Siesta Key Beach, formerly known as Sarasota Beach, is currently rated as #2 in America. Siesta offers an island like, casual atmosphere. Almost Caribbean, just replace third world offerings with some of the best amenities to be found on this planet! If you consider purchasing your piece of paradise here, remember to use a Sarasota buyer agent to protect your interests!
Via Regina Brassil, ABR, AHWD, e-Pro (True Real Estate): Situated off the beautiful Gulf Coast, Siesta Key is (0 comments)
America's Top Ten Beaches, Siesta Key Beach #2. Dr. Beach released his annual list of America's best beaches. Siesta Key beach in Sarasota, which always seems to make the list, followed Coopers Beach on Long Island. Having gone to NYU I have spent many a summer day on Coopers Beach. But guess what? If you aren't a resident, the daily fee to visit Coopers Beach is $40, Siesta is free. Also, try Coopers beach in February! As a Sarasota real estate broker I may be biased, but I think Dr. Beach missed the boat of this one! Here's the list: (0 comments)
HelenGaRealEstateHomes "Wildlife Sighting" - 06/03/10 08:40 AM
As a wildlife and animal lover, I am blessed to live in Sarasota, where we commonly see manatee, wild boar, alligator, a plethora various species of birds, armadillos, and dolphin. Less frequent sightings include the black bear and Florida panther. Many Sarasota homes border preserves or State parks and provide a wonderful setting for the animal lover at heart! And if this interests you, this is a great time to buy Sarasota real estate! Via Flynn Gentry-Taylor Helen Ga Real Estate (Keller Williams, Lanier Partners): Northeast Georgia, Sautee, Helen are areas I have traveled for my 20 years of living here. I live (0 comments)
Got Rid of that Wallpaper- Kitchen Update! - 06/03/10 08:26 AM
As Sarasota buyer agents, we're seeing home owners updating kitchens and baths more so than other remodeling projects. Often the case is a seller preparing their house to sell. But more likely, the updating is done by a home buyer who finds a home that wasn't selling simply because it needed updating in the first place. They get a great deal on it, then make the necessary updates and remodel to their tastes. Currently, this is common in the Sarasota real estate market. At True Real Estate, we have preferred General Contractors, engineers and tradesmen to handle any project and take (2 comments)
San Remo Estates, Sarasota, Florida San Remo Estates represents everything good about Sarasota real estate. Elegant homes mix with older traditional homes to create an eclectic and unique neighborhood. With most of the homes located on a private and protected yacht basin, this community offers the epitome of boating good life. The protected body of water is located just to the south of the north Siesta Key causeway, resulting in wide open water being moments away. The cove nature of the water makes for an amazing fishing retreat, where dolphin also play right off your back dock. The prime boating water (0 comments)
Holiday Harbor, Sarasota, Florida - 06/01/10 01:30 PM
Holiday Harbor, Sarasota, Florida Holiday Harbor is located direct bayfront in South Sarasota. This is one of those undiscovered areas of Sarasota real estate, as downtown bayfront tends to get all the attention. However, there are many reasons that this community should capture your interest if you are an avid boater. Holiday Harbor is located on Sarasota Bay just south of the Gulf Gate area. This community, like it's neighbors, is sometimes overlooked as the entrance is right off the main road, Route 41 Tamiami Trail. However, as you drive down the streets the view quickly changes, and you are immersed in (0 comments)
Founder's Club, Sarasota, Florida - 06/01/10 12:39 PM
Founder's Club, Sarasota, Florida There is no getting around it - Sarasota and the Florida Gulf Coast are famous for world class golf! With beautiful skies year round, and lots of space to spread out, Sarasota County offers over 80 courses for duffers of all skill levels to choose from. One of the most sought after and prestigious golf courses is located at the luxurious but private Founder's Club, one of Sarasota real estate's premier golf communities. The 18 hole course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr, who paid homage in his creation to traditional Scottish links golf. There (0 comments)
Sarasota Polo Club, Sarasota, Florida When discussing Sarasota real estate, we have already spoken of the beaches, the Bayfront, the city and the country. We've discussed great family neighborhoods and great retirement communities. But here is a subject rarely written about - polo! In 1991, the Sarasota Polo Club began hosting sensational polo matches in Lakewood Ranch. With about 130 acres, consisting of nine meticulously groomed and irrigated polo fields, 2 stick and ball fields and a regulation size arena, Sarasota Polo Club is one of the largest clubs in the country. Every Sunday afternoon during season, the public (0 comments)
Shell Beach, Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida - 06/01/10 11:14 AM
Shell Beach, Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida When people think of real estate on Siesta Key, distance to the beach is always a concern. What many people do not realize is that there are other beaches other than world famous Siesta Key Beach. One of the most beautiful, and hidden, is Shell Beach, a great option in Sarasota homes! Located on the north end of Siesta Key, Shell Beach is smaller than Siesta Key public beach by a long shot; however, its raw beauty and deserted feel make this an excellent option for those seeking the quieter residential options that (0 comments)
Royal Palm Harbor, Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida - 06/01/10 10:35 AM
Royal Palm Harbor, Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida Siesta Key real estate is defined by private enclaves and tucked away streets that give way to awesome water views. Royal Palm Harbor is no exception. Located just east of the Midnight Pass/Beach Road split, Royal Palm Harbor is nearly invisible from the street. The community consists of just two narrow roads, in some cases it is impossible for two cars to pass one another. However, these are two of the most beautiful streets in Sarasota, with low overhanging tropical foliage, old growth trees and glorious shade. The homes in Royal Palm (0 comments)
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