Great New Pub in Sarasota

By | August 29, 2011

I had heard through the grapevine that Jimmy’s Sand Trap had the best pastrami sandwich in town and since my husband has been on a quest to find just that, we stopped in there for lunch recently. Marty confirmed that it is the best he’s had in Sarasota. I ordered a BLT which was loaded with Applewood smoked bacon, crisp lettuce and nicely ripe tomatoes. Each sandwich comes … Read More! »

Ten Tax Tips for Individuals Selling Their Home

By | August 23, 2011

The IRS recently released a publication titled “Ten Tax Tips for Individuals Selling Their Home”. If you are thinking about selling your home, this is some good information directly from the IRS concerning the gain or loss on the sale, first-time homebuyer credit and change of address. To view the publication please visit: http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=243682,00.html      

Ringling Museum of Art

By | August 18, 2011

The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art is one of the many treasures in Sarasota. We had been years ago but recently visited again and it just reaffirmed that this is a great place to live, work and play. The art museum houses many pieces of world class art and the docents there are very knowledgeable. It was interesting to hear the background of how John Ringling … Read More! »

Sarasota Real Estate Inventory Continues to Decline

By | August 16, 2011

The Sarasota Association of Realtors just released the sales statistics for the month of July. The number of units sold was slightly lower than previous months which is typical for this time of year in our area. The other item of note is the inventory of available of properties continues to decline and is now at the lowest level it’s been in the last decade. To view the … Read More! »

“Shop for a Cause” at Macy’s in Sarasota

By | August 11, 2011

On Saturday, August 27, 2011, Macy’s will host its 6th annual “Shop for a Cause” benefiting charities nationwide. The Riverview High School (RHS) Foundation will be selling tickets for $5 each. When you shop with these tickets on that date you will receive 25% off on all regular, sale and clearance merchandise throughout the store. And, you will be eligible to win a $500 gift card, no purchase … Read More! »

RE/MAX Ranks Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Both Home Buyers and Home Sellers

By | August 4, 2011

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.: 27 July 2011 — Although conditions in the real estate market point to the continued existence of a buyers’ market, home buyers indicate they are less satisfied with real estate company services, compared with 2010, while home-seller satisfaction has improved during the same time period, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Home Buyer/Seller StudySM released today. The study, now in its fourth year, … Read More! »

August in Sarasota

By | July 28, 2011

We’re in the dog days of summer but there are still plenty of things to do around town so don’t miss out! Here’s just a few of the events and activities happening in the Sarasota area during the month of August: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information Aug. 1-14th Beyond Bling – Voices of Hip-Hop in Art Sarasota Ringling Museum Aug. 2nd Sarasota Slam … Read More! »

New Waterfront Dining in Bradenton

By | July 23, 2011

We were happy to discover a new restaurant located right on the bank of the Manatee River in Bradenton. Tarpon Pointe Grill & Tiki Bar has just been open a couple of weeks but judging by the crowd last night, people have already discovered this great spot for dining or just having a drink. There is a dining area under cover with tables around a large bar as … Read More! »

Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!

By | July 20, 2011

In Cajun, that means ‘let the good times roll’ – and that’s definitely what happened this weekend at Polo Grill’s 4th annual Shrimp Boil! I’ll be honest, I went for the food – there’s nothing like Billeaud’s boudin and fresh shrimp to get me rolling – but it was the ambiance that really made this a night to remember. Featuring newspaper-lined tables, dollar drafts, and live music from … Read More! »

Summer: Siesta Key Style

By | July 14, 2011

As a Siesta Key Village resident for the summer we have fully immersed outselves in the Key lifestyle. Morning strolls, the beach in the afternoon, all followed by a walk to the magical sunset has been our daily pattern. Our teenage sons have found the Key routine as well. Each morning we head to CB’s Saltwater Outfitters to get bait for their morning fishing. They head out to … Read More! »