florida gulf realty: Condo on the Bay Condo Homes for Sale, Sarasota, Florida - 08/26/13 11:51 PM
Condo on the Bay Condo Homes for Sale, Sarasota, Florida Living in Sarasota gives a perfect balance of life. Convenience of living in an urban center, while retaining the charm of small city living. This is one of the reasons why so many vacationers have been enticed to settle permanently in downtown Sarasota. Hailed as the cultural epicenter of Florida, there are numerous theaters, art galleries and museums within this southwestern Florida city.
For those who want to invest in Sarasota real estate and want to experience all that Sarasota can offer, should check out one of the  Condo on … (0 comments)

florida gulf realty: REO Pit Filled with Punji Sticks - 08/26/13 06:09 AM
In the last week, I have written two purchase offers on Fannie Mae REO listings and one so far has been accepted. Much to the chagrin of my buyers and their Board-Certified Real Estate Attorney, added to the Florida As-Is Far-Bar Contract by someone within the catacombs of the system was a very troubling clause.
The clause reads, "All contingencies will be removed. Earnest money deposit(EMD) non-refundable after 10 day inspection period".
This is a serious cause for concern, in that, should Fannie Mae be unable to provide clear title (it does happen), and this is discovered after the … (0 comments)

florida gulf realty: Miramar at the Country Club Condos for Sale, Lakewood Ranch Florida - 08/23/13 11:30 PM
Miramar at the Country Club Condos for Sale, Lakewood Ranch Florida
Buy one of the Miramar at the Country Club Condos for Sale and you will own the very best in features a fine example of condo living at the award-winning Lakewood Ranch master-planned development. The gated community is conveniently located on University Parkway—a mere short walk from the Sarasota Polo Club, and easily accessible from I-75 and other major thoroughfares.
Miramar at the Country Club Condos for Sale offer 2100 to 2800 square feet of living space. The price tags for these lovely, Mediterranean-inspired townhomes range from the $200s … (6 comments)

florida gulf realty: Market Snapshot for Sarasota, Florida 34238 - Palmer Ranch - 08/17/13 04:19 AM
Palmer Ranch, Sarasota 34238 Market Snapshot
Palmer Ranch is one of the prime residential communities. Palmer Ranch has grown to include more than 25 residential communities that consist of condos, villas, single family, and estate homes all within a 10,800 acre master planned development. There are 2 golf course communities, Prestancia and Stoneybrook. Stoneybrook is a bundled golf community where the monthly fees include the golf memberships, Prestancia is part of the TPC network and offers memberships to residents outside the community and has 36 holes of some of the finest golf in Sarasota.
The most exquisite Palmer Ranch homes … (9 comments)

florida gulf realty: The Pointe Condos for Sale | Sarasota | Florida - 08/16/13 03:17 AM
The Pointe Condos for Sale | Sarasota | Florida Shopping condominiums in Sarasota can be a daunting experience. Buyers won’t have to worry about lack of options, since there are so many communities from which individuals can choose. Since there are so many communities to consider, it can be extremely difficult for buyers to find the right one. If interested in a Siesta Key residential property, there are several factors to consider.
One of these factors is the property’s accessibility. This has to be considered because the ability to get to various Siesta Key attractions and landmarks would drive … (4 comments)

florida gulf realty: Orchid Beach Club Condos for Sale, Sarasota Florida - 08/16/13 02:49 AM
Orchid Beach Club Condos for Sale, Sarasota Florida
Sarasota is ranked as one of the top 8 cities in the U.S. to retire and for good reason. The real estate in Sarasota is part of a tropical mecca on the Gulf of Mexico offering plenty of sunshine, rich in  natural beauty, and a wealth of cultural tradition. The numerous luxurious beachfront condos for sale in Sarasota’s stunning barrier islands can be your home where you will find the sparkling beaches to be the perfect haven for those seeking a more refined, fully involved lifestyle.
The listing of attractions and amenities … (0 comments)

florida gulf realty: Seaplace Condos for Sale, Longboat Key, Florida - 08/16/13 02:09 AM
Seaplace Condos For Sale, Longboat Key, Florida Longboat Key is a tropical barrier island offering some of the finest real estate for sale in Sarasota Florida and shares spectacular natural backdrops with an amazing display of recreation, entertainment, and cultural attractions. Daybreak brings difficult decisions on how to spend your day. Apart from condo shopping, activities and attractions vary greatly from fishing adventures to hiking, kayaking, or windsurfing. Sit under an umbrella at the beach or take the family to the South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium, or Parker Manatee Aquarium.
With the market for Longboat Key real estate rising steadily, … (0 comments)

florida gulf realty: Lakewood Ranch Country Club Homes for Sale, Lakewood Ranch, Florida - 08/16/13 01:45 AM
Lakewood Ranch Country Club Homes for Sale, Lakewood Ranch Florida The pride of Lakewood Ranch sits majestically in the midst of the master planned development’s verdant rolling greens and prime real estate properties. Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club is a magnificent model of Italian-inspired architecture, patterned after Sarasota’s own Ringling Museum of Art.
The clubhouse is surrounded by vibrant green fairways and a scattering of pristine lakes. Upon entrance to the elegant grounds, country club members are immediately captured by the stunning aura of 1920s elegance. The imposing grand lobby branches out to several formal and informal dining rooms, including … (0 comments)

florida gulf realty: Sarasota Farmer's Market! - 05/04/13 12:49 AM
The Sarasota Farmer's Market, Just moments before opening   held every Saturday morning from 7am to 1pm downtown on Main Street continues to be THE SPOT to select some of the very best in  seasonal organic produce,   Fresh Ruskin Tomatoes ANYONE?   have a fresh coffee, COFFEE, COFFEE COFFEE!     visit with friends,and meet new ones, including the cutest bunch of canines in Sarasota. It really has become a ritual for Sandy and me, and it is one of the high points of my week. As I have stated so many times earlier, events like the Sarasota Farmers Market … (41 comments)

florida gulf realty: Just SOLD! Greyhawk Landing Bradenton Florida - 05/03/13 02:34 AM
JUST SOLD!, 243 Petrel Trail, Bradenton Florida

Built by U.S. Home, this home has 3 Br, 2 Ba plus a den. Many upgrades, including crown moldings, tray ceilings, custom window treatments, 42 in. cabinets, granite counters, dual convection ovens, GE Profile appliances, new refrigerator, even new carpet in the secondary bedrooms. Tile and laminate flooring in rest of house. House backs up to tree-lined preserve for extra privacy.

Plus, it is in the peaceful, family-friendly, gated community of Greyhawk Landing, with a fabulous community recreation center providing water sports for the residents.
Convenient to Tampa, Lakewood Ranch and … (5 comments)

florida gulf realty: Founders Club Homes For Sale, Sarasota Florida - 04/30/13 04:44 AM
The Founders Club Homes for Sale, Sarasota Florida Your search in the Sarasota Florida Real Estate Market for a property full of Florida tradition will definitely include, The Founders Club. This 700-acre gated golfing community in Sarasota, after all, has been developed to pay tribute to those who helped shape the foundation of Sarasota and the development of golfing in the US. Among them is John Hamilton Gillespie, an immigrant from Scotland, who was one of those who introduced golf in the States during the 1880s and was the mayor of Sarasota at the turn of the twentieth century. The strength … (7 comments)

florida gulf realty: Only a Face a Mother Could Love! - 04/23/13 10:41 PM
JUST a little bit of love to start the day.
While going out to my car this morning, our local Sand Hill Cranes were leading their two adolescent chicks around the yard for breakfast.

These beautiful birds are so nearly tame that  they literally walk right up to you if you stand still.

What a great way to start the day in Sunny Florida!
I hope you have a successful Wednesday!
Norm Padula, P.A., GRI
Sarasota Bay Real Estate, P.A.
22 South Links Avenue
Sarasota  |  Florida  |  34238

florida gulf realty: The Oaks Club Homes for Sale, Osprey Florida - 04/21/13 01:18 AM
The Oaks Club Homes for Sale, Osprey Florida An enduring and lasting heritage provides a strong presence to The Oaks Club Homes for Sale Osprey Florida. As a matter of fact, this club has Members from across the US and abroad call the Oaks home. Its legacy traces back to the turn of the 20th century when it was established in a property where the grand old lady of Sarasota, Bertha Honoré Palmer, had a home built for herself to start off the elegant lifestyle at The Oaks Club. Many have been charmed by the exciting combination of the waterfront location of The … (6 comments)

florida gulf realty: Lakewood Ranch Country Club Homes for Sale, Lakewood Ranch Florida - 04/20/13 01:55 AM
Lakewood Ranch Country Club Homes for Sale, Lakewood Ranch Florida As a standard bearer to one of the largest mixed developments in the Sarasota Florida Real Estate Market, the selection of one of the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club Homes for Sale  becomes an easy choice. For starters, the location is superb—only two miles east of Interstate 75. Moreover, this gated golfing community is also near University Parkway, a major local road corridor to various lifestyle attractions in Sarasota and Manatee Counties including many of the Gulf Coast area beaches. This village, simply marketed as the Country Club, is one of … (3 comments)

florida gulf realty: JUST SOLD SARASOTA WATERFRONT LUXURY - 04/04/13 06:46 AM
Just Sold Sarasota Waterfront Luxury
The mansion is located on a  bayfront location overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway with southwest views to enjoy every sunset.  A brick paver drive accented by lush, tropicals and featuring a carved stone fountain imported from Mexico. The Spanish/Mediterranean architecture features clay roof tiles and three zones of air conditioned comfort, including the garage! Greeting you inside are over 4200SF with 4 bedrooms, 4 ½ baths,  marble and wood floors, and an incredible gourmet kitchen with stone counter tops, 6-burner gas range, convection oven, butler’s pantry and stunning chandelier. An elevator services all three levels. The master suite offers large … (14 comments)

florida gulf realty: IRS HOME OFFICE RULES - 02/03/13 09:33 PM
The Federal Income Tax filing deadline is right around the corner, so here are the IRS Guidelines on the Home-Office Deduction:
If you use part of your home for business, you may be able to deduct expenses for the business use of your home. These expenses may include mortgage interest, insurance, utilities, repairs, and depreciation. The home office deduction is available for homeowners and renters, and applies to all types of homes, from apartments to mobile homes. There are two basic requirements for your home to qualify as a deduction:
1. Regular and Exclusive Use. You must regularly use part of … (17 comments)

florida gulf realty: 100 CENTRAL CONDOS FOR SALE, SARASOTA FLORIDA - 01/29/13 11:39 PM
100 Central Condos for Sale, 100 Central, Sarasota, Florida, 34236 If you are looking for a place in a warm location to annually vacation in, then you should seriously consider the artistically stylish City of Sarasota. Just an hour away from Tampa, downtown Sarasota is modern enough to suit city dwellers but carries that old Florida charm which makes it comfortably familiar to its visitors. Because it is extremely accessible, it’s practical to for regular visitors to purchase one of the 100 Central Condos for Sale. Investing in one of the 100 Central Condos for Sale has its rewards particularly since owners can rent … (3 comments)

florida gulf realty: PIER 550 CONDOS FOR SALE SARASOTA FLORIDA - 01/22/13 10:42 PM
Pier 550 Condos for Sale Sarasota Florida Clearly a super value, Pier 550 Condos for Sale Sarasota Florida although one of the oldest condo communities at the prestigious Golden Gate Point  is considered one of the 'Jewels' of downtown Sarasota. Ranging in size from 247 to 645 SF, this is the lowest priced entry level for Golden Gate Point. A newer building in the complex was completed in 1953. The tropical landscaping is inviting and vibrant with updated common areas.
Here in Sarasota, you will have everything at your fingertips and within walking distance. Directly across the street is the Van Wezel … (1 comments)

florida gulf realty: LONGBOAT KEY CLUB and RESORT HOMES for SALE, LONGBOAT KEY FLORIDA - 01/16/13 05:07 AM
Longboat Key Club and Resort Homes for Sale, Longboat Key Florida For seasoned observers of the Sarasota Florida Real Estate Market, it would be a gross understatement to label Longboat Key Club as a mere residential community. Within this 410-acre property are life and leisure facilities that have contributed much in making the lovely Longboat Key barrier island as one of the prime destinations for the well-heeled tourists visiting the southwest Florida Gulf Coast. It is also unique in the sense that the club has the only golf course among the barrier islands off mainland Sarasota and Manatee counties. Unlike most … (1 comments)

florida gulf realty: BENT TREE COUNTRY CLUB HOMES FOR SALE, SARASOTA FLORIDA - 01/12/13 12:20 AM
Bent Tree Country Club Homes for Sale, Sarasota Florida Bent Tree Country Club Homes for Sale, Sarasota Florida must be one of your final choices of purchase options for your next golf course community home purchase. This gated property enjoys a superb location between Bee Ridge Road and Proctor Road,; a short distance from Interstate 75. These thoroughfares are corridors enabling access to a plethora of providers of products and services that are prerequisites to modern-day living. Additionally, the neighborhood has been masterfully developed within a refreshing environment of lush woodlands and tranquil lakes. This nurturing setting is primarily provided by the Bent Tree Country Club and … (0 comments)

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