The Grande Just Became More Grand

The future site of The Grande, the new Ritz Carlton Residences development on the Sarasota Bayfront, has been changed to the Quay property.  Located directly on the waterfront, The Grande will benefit from a superior site while preserving the convenient access to everything the Ritz Carlton hotel has to offer by way of a private … Continue reading The Grande Just Became More Grand

Market Continues to Fluctuate

SARASOTA, Fla. (July 24, 2017) – Market statistics for June 2017 show an increase in inventory, median sales prices and the median time to contract. Compiled each month from My Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service, the data also indicates an increase in pending sales and a decrease in closed sales, as compared to last year, … Continue reading Market Continues to Fluctuate

July Local Events

July 13, 2017: Check out a traditional Green Tea Ceremony and Koto Concert hosted by the Florida House Institute, a Sarasota-based nonprofit organization. Inspiring environmental stewardship and enhancing the quality of life through exploration, design, and action, they have a demonstration home and civic engagement center. You’re invited to enjoy acclaimed musician, storyteller and artist … Continue reading July Local Events

Real Estate Market Update – New Listings in Response to Rising Prices

SARASOTA, Fla. (June 21, 2017) – In May of 2017, Sarasota and Manatee County showed an increase in new listings, median sales prices, inventory and closed sales, according to data compiled by Florida Realtors® from My Florida Regional MLS.   Combined closed sales in Sarasota County increased by 10.1 percent from May of 2016, while … Continue reading Real Estate Market Update – New Listings in Response to Rising Prices

June Local Events

June 2 – 4:  5th Annual Sarasota Shootout-White Buffalo Saloon Tarpon Tournament with 2 divisions: kayak and boat. First place prizes: $2,500 biggest girth, $2,500 most releases, plus second and third place cash prizes of $1,500 & $500. Also a chance to win a Hobie Outback Kayak. Captains meeting is June 2 at 6 p.m. … Continue reading June Local Events

Sarasota/Manatee Housing Market Still Tipped Toward Sellers

According to the recent numbers compiled by Florida REALTORS® from My Florida Regional MLS, April 2017 reflects an increase in single family closed sales, median sales prices and inventory in Sarasota and Manatee County as compared to April of 2016.   Closed sales in Sarasota County increased by 8.3 percent for single family homes, while … Continue reading Sarasota/Manatee Housing Market Still Tipped Toward Sellers

Upcoming Local Events

April 29 – 30, 2017: My Events Calendar takes you to the 39th annual Siesta Fiesta which takes place in Siesta Key Village from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. It’s sort of a farewell party for all of our “snowbird” friends from the colder climates of the northern U.S, Canada and afar, who come to … Continue reading Upcoming Local Events

Property Tax Cap Heads to 2018 Ballot

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – April 26, 2017 – A top legislative priority of Florida Realtors passed on Wednesday. It gives voters the chance to make permanent a 10 percent cap in non-homestead property tax increases during the 2018 general election.   The passage of SJR 76/HJR 21 successfully ends a nearly year-long effort by Florida Realtors … Continue reading Property Tax Cap Heads to 2018 Ballot

Sales Increase as Season Winds Down

SARASOTA, Fla. (April 21, 2017) – According to the recent numbers compiled by Florida REALTORS® from My Florida Regional MLS, March 2016 proved to show strength in both Sarasota and Manatee County. The combined closed sales for condos and single family in the two-county area increased by 6.2 percent from March of 2016.   Sarasota … Continue reading Sales Increase as Season Winds Down

Upcoming Local Events

Spring is a busy time of year in Sarasota!  With a myriad of events to suit any interest, it is a great time to get involved in our community.   Here’s a selection of exciting local events taking place in the few weeks.   April 1, 2017: It’s the 31st Annual Run/walk for the Turtles sponsored by Mote … Continue reading Upcoming Local Events