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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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2012 

Lakewood Ranch, FL Named One Of The Top 10 Best-Selling Communities In The Nation In 2011!  Lakewood Ranch's great year for new home sales has received national attention again this year.  John Burns Consulting, a California- based consulting firm ranked Lakewood Ranch number 9 in their list of ...
01/28/2012
Free At Last!   Sarasota's Notorious Lego Man Is Sprung From The Slammer!  Florida has been infamous for strange and just plain weird stories for a long, long time.  The Lego Man saga from last year is certainly one of the weirdest.  In fact, I believe it was even picked up by one national magaz...
01/27/2012
Stop And Smell The Roses At The Mable Ringling Rose Garden.  Situated just to the north of the John and Mable Ringling mansion, Ca d'Zan, is the Mable Ringling Rose Garden. Whenever you feel the urge to nourish your soul and refresh your spirit, a visit to The Mable Ringling Rose Garden on a bea...
01/24/2012
Ring-A-Ding Ding!  Ca d'Zan Has That Ringling Zing!  Ca d'Zan (AKA House of John) is the John and Mable Ringling mansion grandly set on the gentle shores of Sarasota Bay.  Completed in 1926 this magnificent structure in the Venetian Gothic style is a precious jewel for the Sarasota Area. The Rin...
01/24/2012
Coo Coo For Condos!  Is Condo Fever Rising In Sarasota?  Sales for condominiums in Southwest Florida's three counties (Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte) increased in 2011 versus 2010, but prices continued to decline.  What's up? While there is still a 9.2 month supply of condominiums in the Sarasota-...
01/24/2012
  Esplanade At Lakewood Ranch Is Open For Sales!  Esplanade, Lakewood Ranch's newest community is a gated enclave of age targeted residences with a Mediterranean inspired theme and home prices starting at $209,900 ranging up to $339,900.  We attended the Realtor Only Preview today and were treate...
01/19/2012
Sarasota Home Sales Soar In 2011!  Residential sales for 2011 in Sarasota finished the year with an 8.2 percent increase over the previous year, totaling 8,224 sales.  This represents the highest number of sales in the Sarasota real estate market since 2005 during the height of the real estate b...
01/13/2012
Lakewood Ranch, Florida New Home Sales Engine Revs Up In 2011 and Full Speed Ahead In 2012! As far as I can tell, Lakewood Ranch has become the "hot spot" in the state of Florida for new home sales.  According to the developer of Lakewood Ranch, new home sales more than doubled in 2011 compared ...
01/12/2012
Why Buy Now?  Historically Low Mortgage Rates Predicted To Go UP!  While the 30-year fixed rate mortgage has been holding at record lows of 4 percent for weeks now, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times economic experts are predicting they will begin to rise this year. The Federal Rese...
01/04/2012
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