florida: The Most Military-Friendly State Has Another Military-Friendly REALTOR - 06/12/14 03:31 AM
Since the "Florida G.I. Bill" passed, many are now saying that Florida is the most military-friendly state in the U.S.A!

There are many reasons why Florida is now considered the most military-friendly state since the passing of the bill. Among these reasons are the benefits regarding:
1. Education
2. Employment
3. Property Taxes
Read more about these benefits (and more) here: Florida Military Benefits 
 
If you are a veteran or are currently in the military, and you are looking to purchase a home in the Sarasota, Florida area, it is important to work with someone who is qualified to … (0 comments)

florida: Sarasota Community Spotlight: Beneva Woods - 04/18/14 02:28 AM
Beneva Woods is one of the most popular communities in Sarasota...And it is easy to see why!
 
The homes of Beneva Woods are well known for their ample acerage and Florida-ranch style with most homes exceeding 2600 square-feet and featuring a swimming pool. The neighborhood itself is quite beautiful as well with gorgeous pine trees that shade the manicured streets. 
 
Location, Location, Location
Beneva Woods is located in southern Sarasota near many malls, world renown beaches, downtown Sarasota, theatres and much more. Do you love a good round of golf? You will love that Beneva Woods is so close to … (0 comments)

florida: Sarasota Community Spotlight: The Landings - 04/17/14 01:14 PM
There is something for everyone at The Landings!
 
Whether you are looking for your perfect single family home, waterfront condo, villa or mansion the homes of The Landings are sure to please! In addition, you can also choose to live in one of the famous "tree houses", a home that has been built among the trees so you to truly enjoy the idyllic Florida landscape! 
 
Amenities Include:
Clubhouse Pool Fitness Center Boat Slips  
You will also be pleased to know that The Landings is located near a local farmer's market, downtown Saraosta, the Van Wezel, the Ringling Museum of … (0 comments)

florida: Sarasota Community Spotlight: Arielle of Palmer Ranch - 04/04/14 04:21 AM
Arielle of Palmer Ranch is the Ideal Condominium Community for Nature Lovers and Golf Enthusiasts!
 
Arielle features 1-3 bedroom townhome-style condos in two story units. Each condo ranges from around 1500 to over 2000 square feet, offering spacious living areas and bedrooms. In addition, these condos typically have attached garages for parking or storage and feature updated fixtures and features. 
 
The amenities of Arielle include:
Heated Pool Cabanas BBQ Grills Picnic Areas Top-of-the-Line Spa Secured Entry into the Community  
Arielle is located inside the community of Pamler Ranch in Sarasota, Florida. One of the best features of Arielle … (2 comments)

florida: Sarasota Community Spotlight: Park Trace - 03/31/14 03:52 AM
Park Trace is a Sarasota County community that offers everything.
If you are thinking of moving to the Sarasota, Florida area and are looking for a great single-family home community with updated amenities, Park Trace could be the perfect place for you.
This Osprey Community is located near great area schools and colleges along with Downtown Sarasota and, of course, the world famous beaches and boating opportunities offered by Sarasota! If you are a nature lover, don't worry. Park Trace is also located only minutes from the popular Legacy Trail and Oscar Scherer State Park where you can enjoy hiking nature trails, … (0 comments)

florida: Sarasota Community Spotlight: Sunrise Cove - 03/26/14 06:29 AM
Sunrise Cove is a Sarasota condo community with gorgeous views of Little Sarasota Bay!
 
This deed-restricted condominium community offers 155, 2-bedroom units which you can live in year round or or rent for a minimum of 1 month up to 12 times a year. Another key aspect to this condominium complex is its ideal location: within walking distance to Turtle Beach, just south of Siesta Key, and near the many excellent shopping and dining spots in Crescent Village and Siesta Key Village. Don't like the hustle and bustle of the city? No problem. Sunrise Cove is also near to amazing kayaking, … (0 comments)

florida: Sarasota Community Spotlight: Vista Bay Point - 03/14/14 03:33 AM
The Condominiums of Vista Bay Point offer Luxury and Privacy
 
Are you looking to live in a modern, waterfront condo in Sarasota? Then Vista Bay Point may be the perfect place for you!
 
The resort-style condominiums of Vista Bay Point were built in 2004. Each condominium is on its own floor, offering privacy and providing residents with units that range from 3,000 to over 3,500 square feet! The units also feature beautiful views showcased through expansive windows, spacious floor plans, panoramic views of downtown Sarasota, Sarasota Bay and the Keys. 
 
Looking to invest in a property to lease? … (2 comments)

florida: Sarasota Community Spotlight: Sanderling Club - 03/14/14 02:35 AM
Sanderling Club of Sarasota is the epitome of luxury in Sarasota.
In fact, just to be eligible to move into this deed restricted community, homeowners must pay a $20,000 nonrefundable initiation fee. 
 
Is it worth it? I'll let you decide!
Like I said before, luxury is top priority with this community. Most homes boast a variety of high-end features like expansive windows with gorgeous waterfront views, hardwood flooring and vaulted ceilings.
 
 
Let's not forget about the amenities!
Sanderling Club is a gated community with 24 hour security. It offers a resident-exclusive beach including private cabanas, 14 boat slips, 3 tennis … (0 comments)

florida: Sarasota Community Spotlight: Harbor View - 03/02/14 07:31 AM
Harbor View
The Sarasota mid-rise condominium complex of Harbor View was built in 1962 but renovated in 2006 to include all modern amenities. Located in Downtown Sarasota, Harbor View offers residents a prime location in the heart of everything Sarasota has to offer. There is never a shortage of things to do and residents are always sure to enjoy their close proximity to the culture, lifestyle and scenery of Sarasota. Besides the great location, Harbor View offers plenty of amenities on its own. These amenities include elevators, waterfront access, boat slips, ground maintenance and even a spa! 
Do you want to learn more … (0 comments)

florida: Sarasota Community Spotlight: Mira Mar - 02/24/14 01:29 AM
Mira Mar of Sarasota
The waterfront community of Mira Mar is located on Siesta Key in Sarasota, Florida. Mira Mar means "something that overlooks the sea". This beautiful community is known for their luxury homes, proximity to water and ammenities. Looking for a spacious and quiet neighborhood with easy access to the boating and lifestyle of Sarasota? Take a tour of Mira Mar today!
Click here for more about Mira Mar
(941) 918-1956
 
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florida: THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO SNOWBIRD SEASON - 02/24/14 12:53 AM

It is Snowbird Season here in Sarasota, which makes things a little hectic for locals and vacationers alike. We love our snowbirds, so here is a guide on how to survive Snowbird Season...
 
1. Arrive at the beach EARLY
2. Take the back roads
3. Make reservations
 
Want more details? See the full article here: The Hitchhiker's Guide to Snowbird Season
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florida: Guess Who Was Featured in Florida Realtor's "Take 5" Video Series! - 11/05/13 01:03 AM
 
It is so exciting to be able to say that I have been featured on the Florida Realtor's "Take 5" video series about how to use webcams to better boost your real estate business. 
 
This experience was a pleasure and I hope you like the video. Check it out and let me know what you think!
 

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florida: Important: Use A Buyer's Agent! - 09/20/13 04:54 AM
  

Working with an Exclusive Buyers Agent is always the best decison you can make when purchasing real estate.   There are many reasons why you should do this from legal reasons to even getting some cash. The bottom line is, individuals should ALWAYS work with a buyer's agent when purchasing real estate.  
 
Here is a list of the reasons and thier explanations - Important: Use a Buyer's Agent!
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florida: I Just Earned My CNE! - 09/02/13 10:44 PM
What the CNE Means to Me  

Throughout my career, I (William True) have been dedicated to continuing my education. I honestly know and believe that this is one of the best ways to ensure that I am providing my clients with the best experience possible. So, in order to learn more about what my clients need, I have recently passed the CNE course and have added “CNE” to my list of over 20 professional real estate certifications and designations.
CNE stands for Certified Negotiation Expert. In the course, we were taught how to better present offers and counter offers, better understand … (2 comments)

florida: How to Save a Life (Or 8) - 08/23/13 04:01 AM
Florida Realtors for Organ Donation Awareness
This may seem like an unlikely topic, but it is very important to me and other real estate agents, especially in Florida.
 
The Florida Realtors Leadership Academy Class of 2013 has decided to support Donate Life Florida, a non-profit organization that is “dedicated to motivating Floridians to designate themselves as organ, tissue and eye donors…” Thousands of individuals are waiting for an organ donor who will never come. You could not only save one of those lives—but 8!
 
Did you know that every 10 minutes, another name is added to the national organ transplant waiting … (1 comments)

florida: Look Who Is In The Florida Realtor Magazine! - 08/23/13 03:33 AM
Smile! You're On Candid Camera.

A couple of years ago, I started a website in order to promote Sarasota, Florida through the lenses of webcams. This website is SeeSarasotaLive.com. I use this site as a “back door” for my real estate website, TrueSarasota.com. This way, if someone falls in love with Sarasota while on See Sarasota Live, they have easy access to a real estate agent who can help make their dreams come true. Believe me, it works!
 
For this reason, I was interviewed about how to use webcams as a real estate professional for the “Tech & You” section of the Florida Realtor Magazine. This article includes all of the … (1 comments)

florida: “CIRCUS SARASOTA” MAINTAINS SARASOTA’S CIRCUS LEGACY - 06/04/13 03:46 AM
“CIRCUS SARASOTA” MAINTAINS SARASOTA’S CIRCUS LEGACY Sarasota, at the time a small city on Florida’s Gulf Coast, became the center of the circus world in 1927. John Ringling, by 1927, was one of the world’s wealthiest men. He had purchased all his competitors, and his “Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus” really was the greatest show on earth. The circus had previously spent its winters in Bridgeport, Connecticut, but Ringling and his wife had been wintering in Sarasota since 1909. As Ringling became more involved in Sarasota-area new home development and civic affairs, the move became inevitable.  After 1927, Sarasota … (3 comments)

florida: Technology Meets Culture at Glenridge Performing Arts Center - 05/13/13 02:32 AM
Technology Meets Culture at Glenridge Performing Arts Center Sarasota is known as southwest Florida’s center of culture and the arts. Ringling Museum of Art, the Sarasota Opera House, the Historic Asolo Theatre, and the Historic Asolo Theatre are all located in Sarasota, along with a score of smaller theatres and concert halls. One of the most modern and most remarkable venues in the area is the Glenridge Performing Arts Center (GPAC), set in southeast Sarasota at The Glenridge on Palmer Ranch, a gorgeous 90-acre retirement community in the popular Palmer Ranch development.
GPAC provides a high-tech, state-of-the-art theatre experience. The lighting and sound systems … (1 comments)

florida: Postwar Growth and the Sara de Soto Pageant of 1948 - 04/24/13 04:34 AM
Postwar Growth and the Sara de Soto Pageant of 1948 Just after 1900, novelist George Chapline wrote a fictional story titled The Legend of Sara de Soto. The plot follows “Sara de Soto,” daughter of conquistadorè Hernando de Soto, as she accompanies her father to Florida and falls for a charismatic Seminole warrior. In real life, however, de Soto had no daughters, and it was the Calusa tribe, not the Seminoles, who were in Florida at the time. The legend nevertheless became popular in Sarasota, and by 1948 it became the basis for a festival that dominated the local chatter and … (0 comments)

florida: Sarasota's Housing Boom Aided By Canadian Buyers - 04/18/13 06:42 AM
Sarasota's Housing Boom Aided By Canadian Buyers
Foreign homebuyers have emerged as a key element in America’s recovering housing market. Non-Americans will purchase more than 7% of all the homes and condos on the market in the U.S. today. Florida, not surprisingly, is the site of more than a quarter of the U.S. home sales to foreigners. And among those non-Americans buying Florida homes, Canadians are at the front of the line. In 2010, Canadians bought 36% of all the real estate purchased by non-Americans in Florida; over 500,000 Canadians owned real estate in Florida 2012. Canada sends more tourists to … (2 comments)

 
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