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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 

Historic Burns Square - Shopping, Dining, Taking Care of Business or Just Relaxing in Sarasota's Historic Shopping District.  A visit to the Burns Square neighborhood is another one of the many pleasures of living in Sarasota. This captivating and charismatic neighborhood will definitely call yo...
12/31/2011
Lakewood Ranch - A Shimmering Ray Of Sunshine In The Sarasota Area!  Lakewood Ranch is probably one of the most successful and popular planned communities in the entire state of Florida.  This 48-square mile community was developed in the mid-1990's and has blossomed ever since into one of the mo...
12/27/2011
Population Growth In Florida On The Move And Sales Are Up!  Two separate articles in today's Sarasota Herald-Tribune bode well for the Sarasota real estate market.  Most of the sales in Sarasota have been in the under $450,000 range.  In that market there is only a 6.1 month supply of homes, lead...
12/22/2011
Cash Sales In Sarasota Market At 60%!  Is This The New Normal As Well?  We keep reading articles on the current economy as the "new normal".  Is it?  Cash purchases of real estate used to be the exception.  In my 27 years in the industry, historically cash sales made up 5% to !0% of all real esta...
12/21/2011
  (Photo courtesy of Penquin Island website) Perfectly Popular Penguins Party and Play In Sarasota For The Winter!  Our local Mote Aquarium is playing host to a delightful group of black-footed penguins here in Sarasota.  Our popular winter visitors arrived in November and will be staying through...
12/20/2011
Sarasota November 2011 Home Sales Top Last November By 12.7%!  The number of sales in the Sarasota real estate market continues to hum along nicely.  There were 602 sales in November of 2011 which was up 12.7 percent over November 2010.  November 2011 sales were also up over the October number of...
12/14/2011
Sarasota's 25th Annual Christmas Boat Parade of Lights Spectacular was held on Saturday, December 10, 2011.  This annual tradition is a very special treat for children of all ages.  We were fortunate to be invited by good friends to view the parade on their private boat with a gathering of frien...
12/12/2011
Lakewood Ranch New Home Sales Success Continues In November!  Lakewood Ranch, the Sarasota Area's most successful planned community continues to lead the way in new home sales in the region.  November brought 48 new contracts to Neal Communities, the leading builder in Lakewood Ranch.  This has b...
12/08/2011
Why Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)?  Why would I want to obtain the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation through the National Association of Realtors (NAR)?  Well first of all, I am a firm believer that education is a lifelong pursuit.  Secondly, as a Certified Baby Boomer mys...
12/06/2011
  Sarasota Chalk Festival Goes Vertical In Car Park.  The Sarasota Chalk Festival continued during the month with a series of vertical art pieces around town, culminating with the November 30, 2011 ceremony at the downtown Sarasota parking garage (or Car Park as the English call it). The Palm Ave...
12/02/2011
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