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

Sneak Peek: Timeless Treasure in Laurel Oak

Shhh…this one doesn’t hit the market until Monday!  I’m getting ready to list this absolutely stunning 3500+ square foot home in the distinguished Laurel Oak Estates.  Lush, stately, private, and quiet, Laurel Oak is a collection of 404 homes situated on 813 acres amidst the scenic rolling golf courses of the Laurel Oak Country Club.  Homes were built throughout the … Continue reading Sneak Peek: Timeless Treasure in Laurel Oak

Pay a Visit to Bravo Coastal Bar & Kitchen

The Renaissance of South Gate/Siesta Key Mall Just a short drive from downtown, Siesta Key Mall is in the midst of a full-scale reinvention, including the addition of a great new restaurant that I’d recommend you give a try.  If you love UTC’s Brio, you’ll appreciate Bravo, a sister restaurant with the same caliber of food … Continue reading Pay a Visit to Bravo Coastal Bar & Kitchen

Key Culinary Tours – A Sarasota MUST DO!

There are a lot of different ways that we as part- or full-time residents of Sarasota can explore our city by the bay: segue tours are often seen roaming in packs on the bayfront and St. Armands, and starting this month we’ve got ghost tours in and around historic downtown for Halloween, but did you … Continue reading Key Culinary Tours – A Sarasota MUST DO!

Elizabeth’s Pick: Breathtaking in En Provence

This week’s pick is a luxurious beach-front condo in En Provence, one of the newer developments on glittering Longboat Key.  En Provence was built with European opulence in mind, and you can feel that in the design of the building and this particular condo.  Walking in, you have the experience of being in a French … Continue reading Elizabeth’s Pick: Breathtaking in En Provence

Elizabeth’s Pick: Grand Bay Condo

Yesterday was another Broker Tour for the agents at Michael Saunders & Company.  This week’s focus was our company’s listings on beautiful Longboat Key.  While several of the listed homes and condos on yesterday’s tour were enchanting, it was this condo in Bay Isles’ Grand Bay that blew me away. 3040 Grand Bay Boulevard #246, … Continue reading Elizabeth’s Pick: Grand Bay Condo

Pre-Listing Inspection

Inspection BEFORE Listing? Did you know that you can get your home inspected prior to listing it for sale?  Of course, most people choose to have a home inspection before they purchase a home, to identify potential issues with the mechanical and structural systems of the property, including the exterior/interior, electrical, heating/cooling, plumbing and more. … Continue reading Pre-Listing Inspection

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