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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 over 30 years experience behind me!

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2011 

Even though we continue to read and hear unpleasant news about the local and national real estate market, the Sarasota market has been looking up this year.  Sales have been much stronger than in recent years, the number of distressed sales, although still too high, have been down and prices are ...
09/27/2011
The Bungalow Hill neighborhood just south of downtown Sarasota is is one of those charming parts of town where time seems to have stood still. Bungalow Hill is a 56-lot subdivision developed in the early part of the last century.  In an effort to avoid annexation, Bungalow Hill leaders formed the...
09/23/2011
  Moving can be hard on everyone involved. Adults, kids, and yes…even your pets! While your pet may not understand exactly what is going on, they can sense the stress (good or bad) that the whole family is experiencing. Add to that the fact that animals are creatures of habit and do not like chan...
09/21/2011
According to a press release from the Sarasota Association of Realtors, the Sarasota real estate market is "trending" toward normalcy.  This is great news for a market heavily battered during the real estate downturn.  According to the Board's analysis of sales, prices and inventory the number of...
09/20/2011
One of our favorite things to do every week is enjoy lunch at Patricks 1481 each Sunday and visit with our favorite server, Trina.  Patricks 1481 has been a Sarasota favorite for many, many years.  They recently re-located to a beautiful new location just a short distance from their previous spot...
09/19/2011
Burns Court is an historic gem in the heart of downtown Sarasota, Florida.  Built by Owen Burns, one of the legendary figures of early Sarasota, in the 1920's.  Owen Burns was a prominent banker from Chicago who arrived in Sarasota in 1910.  He quickly became one of the areas prominent developers...
09/16/2011
I have assisted buyers and sellers of all ages and income levels in my 27 years in the business.  I have made many friends and my experiences, for the most part, have given me a sense of pride in what I do for a living.  If the last several years have taught me anything, it's that I do not want t...
09/09/2011
The number of sales in the Sarasota Market Area dropped in July from June, but still show a strengthening market.  There were a total of 599 sales in July, 445 single family homes and 154 condos.  This compared to June's numbers when 728 properties changed hands.  While the number of sales has de...
09/01/2011
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