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2011 

Sarasota, The Cultural Jewel Of Florida, Takes To The Skies!  One of Sarasota's biggest claim to fame is the abundance of cultural and educational things to see and do in the area.  No other city or town in the entire State of Florida can match the variety and level of excellence that Sarasota's...
11/28/2011
Sarasota Real Estate Market For October 2011 Beats Last October!  The total number of real estate sales for the Sarasota real estate market in October 2011 was 577, a considerable improvement over last October's number of 487.  This is an 18.4 percent increase and, hopefully, a sign of even bette...
11/26/2011
Realtor.com Places the Sarasota-Bradenton real estate market  On Top Ten Turnaround Town Report.  Realtor.com, the world's largest and most respected real estate website, recently released their report titled the Top Ten Turnaround Report listing the top ten real estate markets leading the way to...
11/17/2011
This blog by Judy Chapman is one of the best summaries of the economic and real estate meltdown I have ever read.  Judy has summarized the entire situation in a very succinct way,The real estate crash didn’t just happen … it was orchestrated like a symphony. Nothing as dramatic as seeing home val...
11/17/2011
Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sandsculpting Competition held at America's #1 beach, Siesta Key Beach.  The Second Annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic Sandsculpting Competition was held this past weekend on beautiful Siesta Key Beach.  The weather was made to order and couldn't have been more p...
11/14/2011
Sarasota Chalk Festival finishes with a flair!  The weather was perfection on Sunday, November 6, 2011 as the artists put their finishing touches on their magnificent creations at the Sarasota Chalk Festival.  These ephemeral works of art are breathtaking and heartbreaking all at the same time. ...
11/08/2011
The crowds are building at the Sarasota Chalk Festival.  Five days into the Sarasota Chalk Festival and the crowds are unbelievable.  All the artists are here and working on their individual pieces feverishly racing  towards the final competition.  In addition to the artists there are street ven...
11/05/2011
Sarasota Chalk Festival, Day Four, The Excitement Is Building!  As the Sarasota Chalk Festival enters day four the crowds are getting thicker.  Pineapple Avenue is now blocked off all the way down to Orange Avenue and the 2-D artists have begun to create their works.  The 3-D artists have been w...
11/04/2011
Sarasota Fourth Annual Chalk Festival in progress.  This week there are 250 artists from all over the world in Sarasota for the Fourth Annual Chalk Festival.  The theme this year is "Pavement Art Through The Ages".  The asphalt pavement on Pineapple Avenue between Ringling Boulevard and Orange A...
11/03/2011
Sarasota sales remain strong in September.  The Sarasota real estate market continued its strong performance this year with 570 sales in September 2011 versus 547 in September of 2010.  While down from August of this year when there were 601 sales, the Sarasota market appears to be continuing the...
11/02/2011
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