Homes Sold Quickly in August

By | September 20, 2018

The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee reports that August 2018 numbers show an increase in closed sales, inventory and new listings in the Sarasota and Manatee housing market. With pressure from rising prices, the median time to contract is down across both counties. This month, there were 1,898 reported closed sales in Sarasota and Manatee, a 4.3 percent increase from August 2017. The condo market continues to improve … Read More! »

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Art Ovation Rooftop Bar

By | September 11, 2018

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The new Art Ovation Hotel in Sarasota is now open and one of the many unique features of the hotel is their rooftop bar, Perspective, which has an upbeat and laid back atmosphere. The bar is adjacent to the hotel’s pool where they were setting up for some live music when we visited recently. We found it to be a great spot for drinks and light bites and perfect … Read More! »

Master Gardener Plant Sale

By | September 6, 2018

Master Gardener

Don’t miss the 13th annual Master Gardener Plant Sale by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension. This is a FREE family-friendly fall gardening event featuring sustainable gardening education, landscape problem diagnosis, and thousands of plants for sale, plus an open house highlighting all UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County has to offer. Date:  October 13, 2018 Time:  8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location:  UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota … Read More! »

Condo Market in Sarasota and Manatee

By | August 27, 2018

Condos

The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee reports that July inventory fell short, but sales continued to climb year-over-year. The condo market is strong with more pending sales and new listings this month. In July 2018, Sarasota and Manatee County reported 1,885 closed sales, a 10.3 percent increase from last year. In Sarasota County, condo sales increased by 11.4 percent to 341, and single-family homes increased by 3.1 … Read More! »

September in Sarasota

By | August 24, 2018

September 2018

  This month marks the beginning of the fall season. Here’s just a sampling of the activities happening in the Sarasota area during the month of September: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information Sept. 1st 15th Annual Venice Triathlon Venice SW Florida YMCA Sept. 1-23rd “Gilbert & Sullivan Unplugged” Sarasota Florida Studio Theatre Sept. 1-2nd 10th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival Venice ArtFestival.com Sept. … Read More! »

International Coastal Cleanup

By | August 14, 2018

Coastal Cleanup

The ocean supplies the food we eat, the air we breath, the water we drink. It’s our planet’s life support system. And it’s at risk. Pollution is changing the basic chemistry of the ocean. Overfishing is damaging fish stocks. The trickle down effect is huge: people’s livelihoods, the food on our plates, the health of our planet, and the entire eco-system, all in danger. But you can make … Read More! »

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New Dining Option at Whole Foods

By | August 7, 2018

Whole Foods Brasserie Logo

Whole Foods just opened recently at University Parkway and Honore Avenue (near UTC) in Sarasota. The grocery part of the store is set up like you would expect but in the front corner they have a café named Brasserie Honore. It is a French themed menu and a very casual space. There are quite a few tables and a bar with beer and wine service. All of the food … Read More! »

Friday Fest 2018 Rebel Heart

Friday Fest at the Van Wezel

By | July 31, 2018

Friday Fest 2018 Rebel Heart

Summer is in full swing and the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall continues to host Friday Fest  which is a free outdoor concert series. On August 17th from 5-9pm the band Rebel Heart will be performing. This is a fun event on the south bayside lawn where you can bring a chair, blanket or whatever to sit on. Many vendors are available for food and drink purchase. Outside food and drinks are not … Read More! »

Home Sales Rise Again

By | July 26, 2018

The Sarasota and Manatee market stays on trend with increasing home sales, rising median prices and low inventory in June 2018. Sarasota County and Manatee County reported a total of 2,097 closed sales in June 2018, a 5.2 percent increase from last year. In the condo market, Sarasota sales increased by 3.8 percent to 384, while Manatee condo sales increased by 20.9 percent to 278. As for single-family … Read More! »

August in Sarasota

By | July 24, 2018

August Calendar

There are so many things to do in paradise this month. It’s a great time to get out and enjoy all that our area has to offer. Here’s just a few of the activities happening in the area during the month of August: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information Aug. 1-4th Sarasota Slam Fishing Tournament Sarasota SarasotaSlam.com Aug. 1-5th Florida State DanceSport Championships Sarasota … Read More! »