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

Consumer confidence hits 17-year high

NEW YORK – March 28, 2017 – The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index improved sharply in March after increasing in February. The Index now stands at 125.6, up from 116.1 in February.   The Present Situation Index rose from 134.4 to 143.1, and the Expectations Index that gauges attitudes about the short-term future increased from … Continue reading Consumer confidence hits 17-year high

More Inventory Means More Choices for Buyers

SARASOTA, Fla. (March 22, 2017) – The combined inventory of single-family homes and condos in the two-county area reached 8,557 in February, the highest number since April of 2012. The number of single family homes for sale in Sarasota County is up by 15.1 percent from February of last year, and is up by 6.5 … Continue reading More Inventory Means More Choices for Buyers

Michael Saunders & Company Announces Record Listing On Longboat Key

SARASOTA, Fla., Feb. 21, 2017 — Listed by Michael Saunders & Company, a stunning Venetian-inspired classic estate – priced at $26.5 million – is the highest-priced single-family listing ever for Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties combined. The property is located inside the gates of the exclusive Longboat Key Club on the coveted south end of Longboat … Continue reading Michael Saunders & Company Announces Record Listing On Longboat Key

Housing Market Strong

cheap venlor SARASOTA, Fla. (February 9, 2017) – According to recent data from Florida Realtors® Industry Data and Analysis department, Sarasota and Manatee County wrapped up 2016 with fewer distressed sales, an increase in traditional closed sales, an expanding inventory and higher median prices as compared to the year before.     The combined 2016 … Continue reading Housing Market Strong