Time to Find a Beach House

With every type of cold-weather calamity coming through the northern states, including Bomb Cyclones and Polar Vortexes (!!!), now is a great time to consider buying a beach house!  Your perfect vacation home is waiting for you in Sarasota, so pack up the car, bring the sunscreen and check out some of the amazing beach … Continue reading Time to Find a Beach House

Sarasota Real Estate Market Holds Promise for a Strong 2018

There was a wonderful real estate feature in this Sunday’s Sarasota Herald Tribune.  2017 was a strong year for our real estate market, and according to experts (including Michael Saunders & Company Founder & CEO herself, Michael Saunders) believe the outlook is strong for 2018 as well!  Below is an excerpt from the article, but … Continue reading Sarasota Real Estate Market Holds Promise for a Strong 2018

Homestead Deadlines

One of the fantastic real estate law firms that we use for closings recently sent out the following reminder.  For those who are purchasing property in the next few weeks, it’s important to keep in mind the deadlines for filing for your Homestead Exemption, if you plan on making Florida your legal address.  Have a … Continue reading Homestead Deadlines

Holiday To-Dos in Sarasota

This holiday season, Sarasota and its surrounding area offers so much cheer, it can’t be beat.  Here are some festive events for you to do with your family during the holidays. Experience the Light of the Season Holiday lights are on display in all corners of the Manasota area.  Here are a few ways to … Continue reading Holiday To-Dos in Sarasota

Remodeling for Profit: Unlikely to Pay Off

We get asked this question often in our business: should I remodel to sell?  Well, Sarasota was featured to answer this very question in an article on Florida Realtor’s website.  The below is excerpted, but you can read the full article here. Remodeling for profit? Unlikely. SARASOTA, Fla. – Dec. 12, 2017 – Home renovations … Continue reading Remodeling for Profit: Unlikely to Pay Off

Just Listed in The Meadows

Just Listed! I just listed a fabulous property in The Meadows.  This home, which sits on a private, wooded, 1/2-acre lot, has everything necessary for the perfect Florida retreat.  The roof is new, it’s been recently painted, AC units are still under warranty, and the pool/spa are simply unheard-of big.  The 37′ x 15′ pool … Continue reading Just Listed in The Meadows

SOLD: Iconic Carl Abbott Home in Hidden Forest

I recently got the opportunity to work with the sellers of an iconic property, designed by architect Carl Abbott, in central Sarasota. While most luxury properties sit on the market for substantially longer, I was able to secure multiple offers, resulting in a buyer, in just over 4 months. If you need any real estate … Continue reading SOLD: Iconic Carl Abbott Home in Hidden Forest

Selling Season is Back!

The Sarasota real estate market tends to be a cyclical one.  It picks up and slows down in concert with the influx and exodus of our seasonal residents and tourists.  Our market might be most easily divided into thirds: high season, typically January through April; low season, October through the holidays; and off-season, the rest … Continue reading Selling Season is Back!

Sylvan Lea: A Neighborhood Spotlight

The lush, mature neighborhood is expanding. The neighborhood of Sylvan Lea, originally built in the 1980s, is comprised of interesting homes tucked into the mature landscaping that characterizes the east-of-75 neighborhood, originally only 46 homes.  Thanks to the eastward expansion, however, M/I Homes is expanding this neighborhood by another 56 new homes, The Woods at … Continue reading Sylvan Lea: A Neighborhood Spotlight

Elizabeth’s Pick: Beach House Getaway

Authentic Beach Bungalow – Easy Living on Siesta Key Have you been thinking it might time to get a place on the beach?  My pick this week is the perfect island getaway/guest house/monthly rental property on the market right now and is walking distance to the #1 beach in the U.S. The location is what makes this beach … Continue reading Elizabeth’s Pick: Beach House Getaway