beach: Just One Of The Many Reasons To Live On The Florida Gulf Coast! - 05/27/11 10:37 AM

Dr. Beach, America's preeminent beach expert, just named Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota the best beach for 2011.  Dr. Beach, who is also known as Dr. Stephen Leatherman of Florida International University, says, "The powdery sand is nearly pure quartz."  Wide swaths of open beach and gentle waves make it a paradise for anyone.  There's plenty of room to throw a blanket down and take in the sun's rays, walk along the water line or play a game of volleyball.
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beach: Clearwater Beach Market Statistics - 10/26/10 04:16 PM
The median sales price for homes in Clearwater Beach FL for Jul 10 to Sep 10 was $710,500. Sales prices have appreciated 1.5% over the last 5 years in Clearwater Beach. The average listing price for Clearwater Beach homes for sale was $583,286 for the week ending Oct 20, which represents a decline of 0.8%, or $4,702, compared to the prior week and a decline of 1.6%, or $9,584, compared to the week ending Sep 29. Average price per square foot for Clearwater Beach FL was $170.
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beach: Dr. Beach ranks Siesta Key Beach #2 In The U.S. - 05/28/10 04:05 PM
Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach, has named Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota the nation's second-best beach for 2010.
It's the second year in a row Siesta Key Beach has placed second in the annual ranking.
Siesta Key Beach gets high marks for its public access, 99.9 percent pure quartz sand, and balance between natural beauty and recreation, Sarasota County Parks and Recreation General Manager John McCarthy said in a release.
Read more: Dr. Beach ranks Siesta Beach No. 2 in country - Tampa Bay Business Journal

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beach: Want the Best Price on New Construction? Bring Your Real Estate Agent - 07/27/09 05:45 AM
Even with all the homes up for sale, some people just have to have new construction.  It's clean, it's new and nobody else has ever lived in it.  Understandable, but a word to the wise.  If you go for a newly constructed home, bring your real estate agent.
Why, you ask?  Isn't there a site agent on hand to help you?  Well, yes... and no.  Here are a few good reasons why a personal agent, or buyer's agent, is a good idea:
 Conflict of Interests
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