Sarasota and Manatee Real Estate

By | August 1, 2017

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The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee just released the market statistics for June 2017 that show an increase in inventory, median sales prices and the median time to contract. Compiled each month from My Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service, the data also indicates an increase in pending sales and a decrease in closed sales, as compared to last year, for the combined two county area. Single family … Read More! »

Il Conte in Lakewood Ranch

By | July 25, 2017

Il Conte

There is a new dining option in Lakewood Ranch at San Marco Plaza. Il Conte Ristorante & Pizzeria opened a couple months ago and is receiving rave reviews. The menu features homemade Italian cuisine inspired by the region of Puglia, Italy. This enchanting seaside region of southern Italy hosts vast beaches, lush farmlands and vineyards, and breathtaking castle ruins. Home to many of the dishes that Italy is famous … Read More! »

August in Sarasota

By | July 20, 2017

Hello August 2017

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. 1st Kids Summer Beach Runs Siesta Key Manasota Track Club Aug. 1st Sarasota Slam … Read More! »

Englewood Pioneer Festival

By | July 18, 2017

Englewood Pioneer Days 2017

Since 1957, events take place throughout Englewood for weeks leading up to the culmination of the main event Labor Day weekend. The festival will feature 2 entertainment stages, as well as the traditional Watermelon and Pie eating contests. In addition to entertainment, the festival will feature vendors both food and merchandise. There will be an extended variety of affordable food choices as well as ticketed and free things … Read More! »

Friday Fest Coming to Van Wezel

By | June 30, 2017

Friday Fest 2017

One of the great things about summer here is the lighter crowds and some unique outdoor summertime events. This month the Friday Fest concert series continues at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall! The family-friendly party of the summer takes place select Friday nights from 5-9PM on the Bayfront Lawn of the Van Wezel featuring some of Sarasota’s top musical talent. On Friday July 21st Kettle of Fish will be performing and they … Read More! »

Prices and Inventory on the Rise in the Sarasota and Manatee Real Estate Market

By | June 22, 2017

The statistics for the month of May just released by the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee showed an increase in new listings, median sales prices, inventory and closed sales, according to data compiled by Florida Realtors® from My Florida Regional MLS. Combined closed sales in Sarasota County increased by 10.1 percent from May of 2016, while Manatee County experienced an increase of 1 percent from last year. In addition to … Read More! »

July in Sarasota

By | June 21, 2017

4th of July Medallion

Celebrate our nation’s independence this month by getting out and enjoying all that our area has to offer. Here’s just a few of the activities happening in the area during the month of July: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information July 1st Marauders Game & Fireworks Bradenton Bradenton Marauders July 1-30th Summer Circus Spectacular Sarasota Ringling.org July 1-23rd “Broadway in Black” Sarasota West Coast … Read More! »

Alpine Steakhouse in Sarasota

By | June 15, 2017

Alpine Steakhouse

If you’ve never heard of the Alpine Steakhouse in Sarasota you are missing out on  something of a cultural landmark. Being more than 40 years old, it was the first place in Sarasota to specialize in prime meats of the New York City steakhouse persuasion, and has continually been operated and crafted to perfection by the same family. It’s a combination butcher shop, market and restaurant. Since opening in 1975, … Read More! »

June in Sarasota

By | May 30, 2017

June Flowers

Summer begins and school’s out so it’s a fun time to take in 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 June: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information June 1-14th Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week Various Savor Sarasota June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29th Art After … Read More! »

Sarasota and Manatee Real Estate Update

By | May 25, 2017

The Sarasota Manatee Realtors Association reports that according to the recent numbers compiled by Florida REALTORS® from My Florida Regional MLS, April 2017 reflects an increase in single family closed sales, median sales prices and inventory in Sarasota and Manatee County as compared to April of 2016. Closed sales in Sarasota County increased by 8.3 percent for single family homes, while Manatee County experienced a 1.5 percent increase. … Read More! »