Sarasota Real Estate Blog by Annette Smith

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Real Estate Agent - Allen Real Estate Services, Inc.
Discover Sarasota, FL real estate, virtual tours, photo galleries, community info, restaurants, shopping and more. Updates on Siesta Key waterfront homes, Longboat Key luxury condos and Casey Key Florida estates.

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2008 

About four years ago, my graphic designer for my Sarasota FL real estate website, did a video slide tour of Sarasota for me.  It may have been long than four years since I don't remember anything about YouTube being available when we created this tour.  My Sarasota video tour was created for a CD...
12/21/2008
Buying a Condo in Sarasota? Ask Your Real Estate Agent If Pets are Allowed! This past three weeks, I've been nursing a family member, Snuffy Smith.  Snuffy has only been a part of our family since 2004, but we now say that we live in Snuffy's house.  He's the center of my universe, and how I sold...
12/21/2008
If you are looking for a neighborhoods sports bar in Sarasota and like yummy nachos, great pulled pork sandwiches or just a great burger smothered in delicious chili, Gecko's has it all!  Televisions are mounted on the walls and fans are always watching some event or playing Trivia.  On Wednesda...
12/17/2008
On the tip of Golden Gate Point rises the golden dome building called Grande Riviera.  This 13 unit high rise is the ultimate in Sarasota luxury condos.  The majestic wrought iron gate with scrolled elegance allows you a peak at a gorgeous sculpture of children raising the American flag.  Once i...
12/15/2008
In 2000, Golden Gate Point was a small waterfront community adjacent to Marina Jack's and the downtown Bayfront in Sarasota.  Many of the condominium buildings at that time were old buildings in need of repair or possibly in need of being torn down and replaced with  state-of-the-art buildings. ...
12/15/2008
When I was a child growing up in Greenville, MS, my friends' and our family's beach of choice was Destin Florida.  Once I went away to college, my LSU and Ole Miss sorority sisters all headed to Daytona.  In the 1960s, I married and moved to Charleston, WV and the beach destination was Myrtle Be...
12/14/2008
Just off Highway 41 in Sarasota, right past the gated community of the Landings, is Phillippi Landings.  These Sarasota waterfront condos were built in 2006 offering its residents an ideal waterfront location.  Boating waters of the Intracoastal are five minutes from your backyard.  Pack up the k...
12/14/2008
Towles Court - Sarasota Artist Colony Neighborhood One of my favorite neighborhoods in Sarasota is Towles Court.  Sprinkled through this downtown area are colorful charming homes, restaurants, shops and professional business.  My dentist's office  is a quaint cottage surrounded by lush tropical f...
12/11/2008
Located on the Tamiami Trail right next to the Alinari condominiums, the Renaissance high-rise was built in 2001.  The Alinari followed in 2005.  Downtown area resort living has become popular in the last few years, and the amenities of the Renaissance are fabulous.  If you're looking for an urba...
12/10/2008
  Resort living at its best awaits you at the Alinari condos at Rosemary Place in Sarasota.  In the heart of Sarasota's cultural district and 10 minutes from Sarasota's Airport, these condos are centrally located providing residents easy access to Sarasota's waterfront amenities as well.  The bea...
12/10/2008
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