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! »

Morton’s Gourmet Market

By | November 6, 2018

Morton's Market Front

Right in the heart of Southside Village, Morton’s Market has been a tradition in Sarasota for over 50 years. This full service specialty food store has something for every occasion. From the Gourmet-to-Go with entire meals prepared for you to your everyday grocery items, they have it all. It’s not a restaurant in the traditional sense but they have many prepared items such as salads, soups, sandwiches, sushi, pizza … Read More! »

Current Real Estate Market Statistics for Sarasota and Manatee Counties

By | October 20, 2018

When Hurricane Irma made its path toward Sarasota and Manatee County in September 2017, sales stalled in both counties due to limited business days surrounding the storm. After last year’s irregular report, this September showed significant improvement in new listings, pending sales and overall closed sales. Compared to last year, combined closed sales in the two-county area are up by 7.6 percent. The condo market improved with a 7.5 percent increase in … Read More! »

November in Sarasota

By | October 18, 2018

November 2018

  With cooler fall temperatures, it’s a great time to get out and enjoy all that the Sarasota area has to offer. Here are just a few of the many events going on around town during November: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information Nov. 2nd Day of the Dead Festival Bradenton Realize Bradenton Nov. 2-4th Sarasota Boat Expo Sarasota SarasotaBoatExpo.com Nov. 2-11th Cine-World Film … Read More! »