Sarasota Real Estate Blog by Annette Smith

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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.
Southside Village in Sarasota was bustling with activity last night from 6:00 pm  til 9:00 pm as the Holiday lights were turned on at 7:00 pm to kick off the season.  To everyone's delight, Santa arrived in a golf cart.  There was music and dancing on the street.  Local artists displayed their wo...
Some days I actually forget that I live in such a wonderful place.  Early Saturday morning, my son Scott and I drove out to Siesta Key Beach to see sand sculptures created by teams of master sand sculptors.  World-famous Siesta Key Beach hosted the event, and Mote Marine Laboratory's sea turtle c...
With units ranging in size from 1,785 to 3,856 square feet, Sanctuary Longboat Key condos provide residents with ample space to relax and to live life to the fullest. Thanks to its prime location behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club, residents also enjoy access to a variety of amenities whil...
University Park Country Club has one of the most beautiful and breathtaking entrances to any Sarasota country club community.  Located off University Parkway in Manatee County, this award-winning golf community has outstanding facilities, including:  27 hole golf course Golf practice facility Ful...
Located behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club, with a total of 88 condos, Longboat Key Towers is comprised of two buildings connected by a one story structure.  Every condo has views of golf course to the east and the Gulf of Mexico to the west.  The center of Longboat Key Towers houses a res...
Located at the southern end of Longboat Key and behind the prestigious gates of the Longboat Key Club, Sanctuary condominiums are comprised of four luxury buildings.  These buildings offer outstanding features demanded by today's luxury real estate buyers.  The 24-hr guard gated community has two...
Sitting directly on the beach, the well maintained, Aquarius Club was built in 1975.  There are 57 condos at Aquarius Club and residents enjoy outstanding amenities, nearby shops, marinas, golf and restaurants.  Aquarius has an on-site management and staff too. Walk out to the beach from the buil...
From the Sarasota MLS Records - Longboat Key Real Estate Sales 2010 YTD Since January 1, 2010, over 240 single family homes and condos have sold continuing to reduce the Longboat Key real estate inventory.  Selling prices ranged from $100,000 for a studio apartment to $6,650,000 for a custom home...
In January 2008, when we wrote a similar blog post, there were over 100 condos for sale on Longboat Key with direct Gulf of Mexico views and in February of that year the figure dropped to 86 condos offering a minimum of two bedrooms and also providing full or direct views of the Gulf. Today the ...
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of visiting with friends who were visiting and looking for a Lido Key condo.  Each winter season in Sarasota, these friends are in town from up north.   Like many customers they have been coming to Sarasota for years looking for just the perfect condo on Lido K...

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