sarasota: Video Profile: Golden Gate Point in Sarasota, Florida - 05/22/13 09:53 PM
Looking for luxury waterfront living in Sarasota, Florida? Look to the condos located on the highly sought after 22 acre peninsula of Golden Gate Point near downtown Sarasota. It is home to some of the finest luxury condos in the area. Some of them include La Bellasara, Phoenix, Majestic Bay, Grande Riviera and Vista Bay Point.
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sarasota: Positano on Longboat Key - 09/12/10 11:16 AM
 

Yearning for a pretty beach, sunny weather, refreshing water and magnificent real estate? Then take a trip to Florida and check out the Positano Longboat Key condos. This magnificent condo communits sits right on Longboat Key beach and offers some of the best water and beach views in Sarasota, Florida. I get a lot of information requests about this complex because it is one of the newest communities on the beach in the Sarasota, Florida area. Everyone seems to want new. However, it isn't cheap. New condos on the beach tend to cost more than $2,000,000 with a few … (0 comments)

sarasota: Why people own a winter residence in Sarasota, Florida - 12/09/09 10:55 PM

Have you ever wondered by who many people come to Florida for winter? Instead of dealing snow on a daily basis people from up north (we call them snowbirds) come down to sunny Florida to escape the snow and cold weather. You could be walking along Siesta Key beach enjoying a sunset.

And just think - It is only December. ;-)
Give me a call at 941.812.6272 if I can help you buy or sell a house in Sarasota, Florida.
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sarasota: Oyster Bay Estates in Sarasota, Florida - 10/29/09 12:10 AM

Large lots - Check
Waterfront homes - Check
Convenient to Siesta Key beach - Check
Spacious homes - Check
Close to shopping, downtown Sarasota and restaurants - Check
Good school districts - Check
Easy access to Field Club - Check
Looking for a great family neighborhood? Take a drive through the highly sought after and exclusive Oyster Bay Estates in Sarasota. This is a fabulous west of trail community with a diversity of homes for sale. Asking prices of homes for sale in Oyster Bay currently range from $419,000 all the way to magnificent bayfront home for $4,650,000. There are … (0 comments)

sarasota: Ballentine Manor Homes in Sarasota, Florida - 10/04/09 11:05 PM

Just north of the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport on U.S. 41 is a hidden gem. Many people don't know about Ballentine Manor Estates in Sarasota, Florida. This is a charming neighborhood west of the trail. There are many luxurious waterfront homes overlooking the Sarasota bay. Some of the nicest views in Sarasota are found in Ballentine Manor. There are also many charming non waterfront homes. You won't find rows of tract housing here on small lots. These are older, remodeled homes are larger lots with lush landscaping. It it a great neighborhood for those who like to tinker in the … (0 comments)

sarasota: Siesta Key, Florida video - 03/06/09 11:39 AM
Have you ever been to Siesta Key? Go with me on a drive through this island paradise located off the coast of Sarasota, Florida. I shot a little bit of footage of homes, condos, the beach and Siesta Key village.
 
If you want to learn more about this fabulous vacation spot visit my Siesta Key real estate page.
 
 
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sarasota: Price Reduced - Renaissance Condos in Downtown Sarasota, Florida - 01/06/09 11:38 PM

We just lowered the price on this lovely 1 bedroom/1 bathroom+den downtown Sarasota condo in The Renaissance building. My client purchased this 3rd floor condo in 2003 for $277,200. Our asking price is now $224,800. Over $50,000 off from where she purchased it in 2003.
This Renaissance condo is just over 1,000 square feet, is an end unit with extra windows, and offers a lagoon and peek a boo view of the bay. There is hard wood floors in the den, family and dining rooms. The bedroom has carpeting and the foyer, bathroom and kitchen have ceramic tile. The unit is … (1 comments)

sarasota: Siesta Key Condo Update - 11/12/08 05:30 AM

Yearning for a beach front condo in Florida? Take a trip to Siesta Key, Florida just off the coast of Sarasota. This is a great place to visit or enjoy the rest of your life. Siesta Key is a barrier island that has that Old Florida feel to it. Two bridges provide easy access to all of the amenities of Sarasota. Condos are a popular purchase on the island as the beach is one of the nicest in the world. Visitors and residents enjoy the sugary sands of Siesta Key and Crescent beach. The sand is cool under the feet … (0 comments)

sarasota: Orchid Beach Club on Lido Key - 11/09/08 11:30 AM

Thinking about a newer beach front condo? Take a look at the Orchid Beach Club condos on Lido Key. I have had the distinct pleasure of showing many of the units in the community. It sits directly on Lido Key beach on the south end of the island. Residents can walk (long walk, make sure the weather is nice) to the world famous St. Armands Circle and south Lido park. They also can be in downtown Sarasota within about a 5-10 minute drive. Golf or tennis at The Longboat Key Club is also not very far as it is just north over … (1 comments)

sarasota: Sanctuary Condos on Longboat Key - Longboat Key Condos - 11/06/08 01:01 AM

Water view. Within footsteps of Longboat Key beach and Gulf of Mexico Drive. Convenient to golf and tennis facilities. A place to call home. This is the Sanctuary on Longboat Key.
Located on the south end of the island and behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club you will find the enchanted oasis of The Sanctuary. Residents and vacationers relish in fabulous water, beach and sunset views. The Sanctuary is a five building complex with 181 beach front condominiums. This condo development offers fabulous amenities, which include tennis courts, fitness facilities, a resort style swimming pool, tennis courts, clubhouse … (0 comments)

sarasota: Sarasota Surf & Racquet Club - Siesta Key Condos - 11/06/08 12:36 AM

 
Breathtaking sunsets. Sugary white sands. Warm, calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This is Siesta Key, Florida. This 8 mile long island is right off the coast of Sarasota, Florida. Looking to escape from the cold winter? Take a trip to Siesta Key. It has everything you need for a relaxing visit or for the rest of your life! Siesta Key has some of world’s finest white sand beaches, tasty restaurants, exciting shopping, water sports and entertainment. The island offers a unique ambiance for visitors and residents alike.
Need a place to vacation or thinking about buying your … (0 comments)

sarasota: Siesta Key Condos - 10/11/08 12:47 PM

Thinking about purchasing a vacation spot on the beach? Take a look at Siesta Key, Florida. This 8 mile long island sits off the coast of Sarasota, Florida. The island has an old Florida, non-pretentious feel to it. The three beaches are Turtle beach, Siesta beach and Crescent beach. Siesta Key beach is consistently rated one of the pretties beaches in America. The powdery white quartz sand feels great on the feet. It stays cool even in the summer heat.
Siesta Key is very convenient to everything in Sarasota. From the island you can reach downtown Sarasota, shopping, dining, entertainment, … (0 comments)

sarasota: Are Realtors commissions rising in your area? - 04/29/08 11:39 PM
I am curious to hear what real estate commissions are doing in your area through this current real estate roller coaster. Here in Sarasota, Florida the average real estate commission is on the rise.
When I started selling real estate in 2000 I remember a good mix of 7% and 6% commissions with probably the majority of listings at 7%. Back in 2000 you could purchase a nice starter home for $90,000. It seemed to stay this way from 2000-2003.
Like most areas from 2003 to 2005 we took off. Our prices went through the roof. We, of course, are paying for this … (7 comments)

sarasota: Canadians are actively buying Florida real estate - so how do you attract them? - 03/26/08 01:52 PM
It is the perfect storm for Canadians. The Florida real estate market is depressed and their Canadian dollar is very strong against the U.S. dollar. Florida has been a long time vacation spot for Canadians. Many of them are now looking to buy vacation homes in the sunshine state.
I have been very active lately with several clients from Canada and one of them is closing a lovely home in a golf course community in Sarasota.
So how do you attract them?
I got my clients from my website. I rank number 1 in Google for 'Sarasota real estate' so that is how they found me.
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sarasota: Vacation All Year Round On Siesta Key - 08/11/07 01:17 PM
Imagine eight miles of pure white crystal sand surrounded by the turquoise seas of The Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota bay. Imagine enjoying your favorite beverage on the terrace and watching the sun set over the gulf. Siesta Key is an eight mile long barrier island just off the Sarasota, Florida coast. This magical destination is considered by many to be paradise. The island is stunningly beautiful. It enjoys balmy weather year round, with the January lows in the mid-50s and the August highs in the high 90s. One stroll down the powdery white sands of Siesta Key beach and you … (0 comments)

sarasota: Luxury is a Bargain in Sarasota These Days - 08/11/07 01:16 PM
Everyone knew it would happen, but no one was quite sure when. With Sarasota real estate selling at all time highs in 2004, real estate speculators and investors jumped in with both feet and commissioned some of the most beautiful luxury condos and homes in the state. Sarasota luxury homes are the epitome of gracious Florida living, featuring stunning views of pristine sandy beaches and azure ocean, and all the amenities that affluent investors wanted in their own residences. The Sarasota luxury market is fully stocked with everything from cozy beachfront cottages to high-rise condos with pools and fitness facilities for … (0 comments)

sarasota: Five Great Reasons to Live on Longboat Key - 08/11/07 01:12 PM
Thinking of buying or vacationing on Longboat Key? Located just off the coast of Sarasota, the ten mile long barrier island is the setting for some of the most luxurious homes in a state that defined luxury living. But living on Longboat Key offers more than just beautiful homes. If you need more to convince you, here are five great reasons for living or visiting on Longboat Key.
The Beaches - Longboat Key beaches were given top marks in Sarasota Magazine's Best of 2007 poll. The reason? Soft, white powdery sand and the lack of crowds make Longboat Key Beach the perfect … (0 comments)

sarasota: Living in luxury on Longboat Key, Florida - 08/08/07 11:33 PM
Peacefully sitting in the clear blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota bay is the dazzling island of Longboat Key. The island offers luxury living in a beautiful, serene environment close to all of the amenities of Sarasota, Florida. Here you can walk along the beach, hook into a snook from your boat, play a round of golf at The Longboat Key Club, enjoy a friendly game of tennis with a friend, eat a tasty meal at the Dry Dock restaurant or do some shopping just over the bridge on St. Armands Circle. Longboat Key, Florida is a fantastic … (0 comments)

sarasota: Buying a water front home in Sarasota, Florida - 07/28/07 04:57 AM
There are a number of luxurious water front homes in Sarasota from which a buyer may choose. With 35 miles of shore line and the delightful barrier islands, known locally as "keys", there are many homes in various price ranges in Siesta Key, Bird Key, Longboat Key, Casey Key and Lido Key.
The area is world renown for its beaches made of velvety sand. The clear, aquamarine water of the Gulf of Mexico is perfect for swimming, snorkeling or boating any time of the year as Sarasota is located on the Central West Coast of Florida with mild, balmy weather where daily … (0 comments)

sarasota: Staging your home could be the difference between a sale and languishing on the market - 07/28/07 04:56 AM
As we all know, "you cannot make a second first impression". Consequently, your home must look inviting to prospective buyers from the moment they arrive at your door which makes curb appeal very important.
The lawn should be mowed and shrubs trimmed. Inexpensive spots of color can be added with flowering hanging plants and potted plants near the entrance. If necessary, the front door should be painted and the house numbers made to shine.
All the clutter should be removed as potential buyers like a sense of spaciousness in your home. Kitchen counters especially should be clutter free and the house … (1 comments)

 
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