July – August Local Events

July 20 – 21, 2018: Historic downtown Venice brings back Christmas in July. While basically a sales promotion they will have Santa and Mrs. Claus on hand and participating stores will offer entry forms for a competition to win prizes donated by various member merchants including 4 gifts baskets totaling $1,000. There will also be big sales … Continue reading July – August Local Events

June – July Local Events

June 23 – July 4, 2018: One of the biggest Sarasota happenings of the year is the Suncoast Offshore Powerboat Racing Festival. The Festival is held annually. This race between million-dollar cigarette boats off one of our finest Gulf of Mexico Beaches is one of the must-see Sarasota happenings of the year. You don’t need … Continue reading June – July Local Events

Year-to-Date Home Sales are Strong in Sarasota and Manatee

Sarasota and Manatee County has closed more home sales so far in 2018 than sales in January through May of 2017. Inventory is still tight and median prices continue to rise year-over-year. Overall, this month reports more closed sales and pending sales across the two counties.   The two-county area reported 2,191 total closed sales, … Continue reading Year-to-Date Home Sales are Strong in Sarasota and Manatee

April – May Local Events

April 20, 2018: Sarasota County and the City of Sarasota are co-hosting an Earth Day Celebration. The family-friendly event will feature music, food for purchase, prizes, a tiny home to tour and information on how individuals can help the planet. The Five Points event will show visitors how to live and work more sustainability, including … Continue reading April – May Local Events

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March 24, 2018: Hippity Hop Hop! Lakewood Ranch hosts its “EGGstravaganza” Easter Egg Hunt at Greenbrook Adventure Park for kids ages 2 -13. The day’s events and attractions also feature face painting, pictures with the Easter Bunny, a petty zoo and more. Bring your own baskets to collect eggs in. Face painting, balloon art, music, … Continue reading Local Events

Sarasota-Manatee Home Sales Increase in February

Home sales in Sarasota and Manatee County increased for the second consecutive month in 2018. The two-county area reports another month of tight inventory, pressuring median prices to rise again.   Combined closed sales in the two-county area increased by 8.8 percent from February 2017. Manatee County single-family home sales increased by 8.6 percent to … Continue reading Sarasota-Manatee Home Sales Increase in February

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February 23, 2018: Enjoy Live Music in the Park at Cafe in the Park with Gumbo Boogie. Food service: 6 p.m., Music: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Free admission. Enjoy music, food, weather, and views of Sarasota’s most charming little downtown park. Seating is limited so feel free to bring a beach chair or folding … Continue reading Local Events

Sarasota-Manatee Home Sales Find Strength in 2017

SARASOTA, Fla. (February 13, 2018)  The Sarasota and Manatee residential market wrapped up the year with more traditional closed sales and an increase in median prices, as compared to last year. Inventory is still tight and properties spent more time on the market in 2017. Combined closed sales for single-family homes and condos in Sarasota … Continue reading Sarasota-Manatee Home Sales Find Strength in 2017

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January 12 – 14, 2018: Looking for a new watercraft? Check out the Sarasota Bayfront Boat Show for new and pre-owned boats and yachts. Free admission Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sun: Noon. – 5 p.m. Marina Jacks, 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota. January 13, 2018: Another of our fun January Sarasota Events … Continue reading Local Events

Market Stays on Trend as Season Nears

Cheap walmart pharmacy price check viagra pills online naltrexone cost A�SARASOTA, Fla. (December 20, 2017) a�� November statistics indicate a healthy market in the Sarasota and Manatee area. Combined numbers show an increase in sales, new listings and prices. In November 2017, closed sales for single family homes in Manatee County increased by 7.5 percent, … Continue reading Market Stays on Trend as Season Nears