Sarasota Home Sales Slowed in December

By | January 22, 2019

Housing Market Street Sign

The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee reports that after a strong year of sales in 2018, the housing market fell short in December. Compared to December 2017, this month showed a decrease in overall closed sales, pending sales, and median prices. However, inventory increased across the two-county area. Year-to-date, 2018 shows an increase in sales when compared to 2017 year-to-date numbers. Combined, closed sales in the two-county area … Read More! »

February in Sarasota

By | January 17, 2019

  With our winter season in full swing, the calendar is full of many different events in Sarasota. Here are just a few for you to consider: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information Feb. 1-3rd Wings of Freedom Tour Venice Collings Foundation Feb. 1st Riverview Kilties “Sousa Concert” Sarasota Riverview High School Performing Arts Feb. 1st Music on Main Lakewood Ranch Main Street Lakewood … Read More! »

Chef Rolfs New Florida Kitchen

By | January 8, 2019

Chef Rolfs New Florida Kitchen

Earlier this year Chef Rolf took over the former Roy’s Restaurant space on Siesta Drive and opened his New Florida Kitchen. Many people in the area are familiar with Chef Rolf at the former Saltwater Café in Venice. At the New Florida Kitchen they are serving up fresh locally sourced prime seafood in a sophisticated coastal setting. Chef Rolf’s New Florida Kitchen ™ is family owned and operated and they … Read More! »

Housing Inventory is on the Rise in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

By | December 28, 2018

House Upward Graph

The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee reports an increase in closed sales, median prices and inventory in the real estate market. On trend with a typical November report, the market slows in new pending sales and new listings during this time of year. Year-over-year, closed sales in the combined two-county area increased by 4.5 percent in November. Condo sales increased by 12.9 percent in Manatee County and decreased … Read More! »

St. Armand’s Winter Art Festival

By | December 26, 2018

St Armands Circle Art Festival

One of the things I love about Sarasota is the many arts and crafts festivals we have during the year. One of my favorites is the St. Armand’s Winter Art Festival. There will be over 175 artists and craftsman displaying their original artwork.  Pottery, oils, watercolors, ceramics, jewelry, and sculpture.  This show is ranked in the top 50, out of 10,000 shows held each year in this country! This year’s festival … Read More! »

January in Sarasota

By | December 14, 2018

January Oranges

  Kick off the new year by enjoying one or more of the many events and adventures in and around Sarasota! Check out just a few of the activities happening during the month of January: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information Jan. 4th Music on Main Lakewood Ranch Lakewood Ranch Jan. 4-6th Bradenton Boat Show Palmetto Bradenton Boat Show Jan. 5th 6th Annual Health … Read More! »

Roessler’s Restaurant

By | December 7, 2018

Roessler's Restaurant Sign

Roessler’s restaurant in Sarasota has been family owned and operated since 1978. Originally, as the Flight Deck at the Venice Airport and then moving to their Sarasota location in 1985. Situated on nearly three acres of manicured gardens and a beautiful lake with a bridge and gazebo, Roessler’s is one of the most romantic restaurants on the west coast of Florida.   We had the pleasure of going there for … Read More! »

Lights in Bloom at Selby Gardens

By | November 29, 2018

Selby Gardens Lights in Bloom

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens lights up the holiday season with Lights In Bloom. Over one million lights will illuminate the garden and walkways will be transformed into sensory light tunnels. Visitors will have the opportunity to stroll through magical gardens filled with beautifully lit flowers, radiant rainforest butterflies, dragonflies and more. The tropical holiday paradise includes nightly visits from Santa and his elves (before Christmas Eve), children’s arts … Read More! »

Sarasota Manatee Real Estate Update

By | November 27, 2018

The Sarasota Manatee Realtor Association reports that compared to last year, the market statistics report more closed sales, inventory and a general rise in median prices in October 2018. Year-over-year, combined closed sales in the two-county area increased by 8 percent. The condo market improved with a 27.3 percent increase in Manatee County and a 10.3 percent increase in Sarasota. Manatee single-family home sales increased by 14 percent, … Read More! »

December in Sarasota

By | November 23, 2018

  With Thanksgiving behind us the holiday season is in full swing in Sarasota. There are many of activities and events to choose from. Here are just a few: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information Dec. 1st The Venice Christmas Boat Parade Venice Venice Christmas Boat Parade Dec. 1-2nd Bradenton Blues Festival Bradenton Realize Bradenton Dec. 1-2nd Siesta Key Seafood & Music Festival Siesta … Read More! »