Inventory of Single-Family Homes and Condos on the Rise in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

By | March 23, 2017

Housing Market Up

The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee just reported that 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 percent in Manatee County. Condo inventory also increased from last year … Read More! »

The Easter Bunny is Coming to Sarasota Jungle Gardens

By | March 15, 2017

Jungle Trails & Bunny Tails

The Easter Bunny and his friends have been very busy getting ready for Sarasota Jungle Gardens’ annual “Jungle Trails and Bunny Tails” event. They are bringing 40,000 candy-filled Easter Eggs to Jungle Gardens for children to find in this one-of-a-kind Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, April 14. Another Easter gift is that all children’s admissions are half off the regular admission price for this special event! This year’s … Read More! »

Calling All Tennis Fans

By | March 11, 2017

Sarasota Open Tennis 2017

The Sarasota Open Tennis Championships are coming next month on April 15-23rd. The venue has moved from the Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center to the United Tennis Club located at 4511 Bay Club Drive in Bradenton. This is the 10th year of the tournament which attracts some of the top players on the tour as well as some up-and-comers. I have been to this tournament in several venues over the … Read More! »

EggsTRAordinary Cafe

By | March 6, 2017

Eggstraordinary

There’s a new breakfast and lunch spot in town that we have visited a couple of times already. Eggs-TRAordinary Café is located in the southeast corner of the intersection of Bee Ridge and Cattleman in Sarasota. They are open 7am to 3pm daily. We are always on the lookout for good places for Sunday brunch and found this a couple weeks ago. It’s located in a strip center … Read More! »

Sarasota and Manatee Home Sales in January

By | March 2, 2017

Balanced Real Estate Sales

The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee just reported that recent data produced by Florida REALTORS® for our two-county area indicates January 2017 to be off to a solid start to this season’s sales. Inventory has been increasing in the two-county area each month since September. The result of higher inventory is that we are very near the balance between a seller’s and a buyer’s market. January also saw … Read More! »

Sarasota County Fair

By | February 28, 2017

Sarasota County Fair 2017

The 81st annual Sarasota County Fair is coming up next month at the Sarasota Fairgrounds. It starts on Friday March 17th and continues through Sunday March 26th. In addition to agricultural exhibits and animals, there will be great entertainment on two stages, arts and crafts, comedy shows, music and spectacular rides by Belle City Amusements. This years fair will have something for everyone to enjoy! Check out all the … Read More! »

March in Sarasota

By | February 24, 2017

Spring Flowers

Spring is here and our weather is outstanding so get out and enjoy the area. Here’s just a few of the activities happening in the Sarasota area during the month of March: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information March 2-12th Florida Strawberry Festival Plant City Florida Strawberry Festival March 2-5th 23rd Annual NMRA Nitro Spring Break Shootout Bradenton NMRA Bradenton Motorsports Park March 3rd … Read More! »

Strong Housing Market in 2016

By | February 16, 2017

Real Estate Up Graph

The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee reports that 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 closed sales of single-family homes and condos in Sarasota and Manatee County totaled 20,091, a … Read More! »

Le Marche Bohemien

Le Marche Bohemien

By | February 15, 2017

Le Marche Bohemien

The Sarasota Downtown Merchants Association and the Sarasota Farmers Market are proud to co-sponsor Le Marché Bohémien 2017, which will be held on Saturday, February 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Five Points Park in downtown Sarasota. This is Sarasota’s first open‑air marketplace for eclectic, chic, salvaged, coastal, repurposed, vintage and epicurean treats, treasures and art‑‑all in the Bohemien spirit. Entertainment and food vendors will add to … Read More! »

Baseball Spring Training in Florida

By | February 10, 2017

Spring Training

Spring Training in Florida’s Grapefruit League, a tradition since the 1890s, offers a multitude of treats for connoisseurs, sun worshipers and casual fans alike. Fifteen Major League teams train in Florida, 12 of them along or essentially near the east and west coastlines and three in the center of the state. With so much available, fans can easily take a hot-dog-filled journey that suits their own schedules and … Read More! »