October Events Calendar

By | September 28, 2011

  Fall festivals, art shows, new theatre productions and cooler temperatures…it’s a great time to get out and enjoy some of the activities happening in the area during the month of October:   Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information Oct. 1st 2011 9th Annual Daquiri Deck Tropical Splash Open Water Swim Siesta Key U S Masters Swimming Oct. 2nd Dixie Swim Club Venice Venice … Read More! »

Prices On The Rise In Florida

By | September 26, 2011

The following is quoted from the Florida Association of Realtors’ website.  You can see the original article here. ORLANDO, Fla. – Sept. 26, 2011 – Prices are rising in Florida. Florida cities have had the largest year-over-year increases in average list prices, according to the latest real estate data from Realtor.com. Based on August data of 2.2 million listings in 146 markets, Florida cities make up nine of … Read More! »

The Buying Power Of Cash (or, How To Pay For Something When You’re Flat Broke)

By | September 23, 2011

The beauty of being a cash buyer is that you’re considered the crème de la crème of the buying world.  Buyers want to be you; sellers want to know you; brokers want to break their backs for you.  But if you’re not a cash buyer? What if you are one and didn’t know it? Lots of our really savvy buyers take advantage of today’s record-low interest rates to … Read More! »

Sarasota Real Estate Market Remains Stable

By | September 22, 2011

The Sarasota Association of Realtors reports that “a steady drop in property inventory for sale, combined with a stable sales demand in the Sarasota real estate market, is pointing toward normal, healthy property appreciation in the coming months.”   To view the full report with market statistics click here.

Market Survey Shows Falling Mortgage Rates

By | September 15, 2011

For the second time in as many weeks, the rate on the 30-year fixed rate mortgage, the most common type of mortgage in the United States, has hit record lows according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey. The average contract rate on a 30-year FRM fell to 4.09%, down from 4.12% the week prior. The average rate on a 15-year fixed rate mortgage fell from 3.33% to … Read More! »

In Remembrance

By | September 10, 2011

Hello Friends, I want to share with you a snapshot of 9-11.. It’s a picture of me in front of Air Force One at the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport on September 11, 2001. Skip and I had plans to fly to Kansas City but our journey ended that morning. We found ourselves stuck in Atlanta for 2 days. My brother in law published this in his newsletter, The … Read More! »

Pelican Cove Market Snapshot

By | August 31, 2011

Sarasota is fortunate to have many unique communities and neighborhoods that appeal to many different people. It is one of the things that makes Sarasota so desirable for so many.  One of the true hidden gems is a condo community called Pelican Cove.  The Cleary Group has been selling real estate in Pelican Cove for over 15 years and have helped both Buyers and Sellers achieve their real … Read More! »

September in Sarasota

By | August 30, 2011

  This month marks the start of our fall season. It’s a great time to get out and enjoy some of the activities happening in the area during the month of September. Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information Sept. 1st Scottish Country Dancers Sarasota Scottish Country Dancers Sept. 1st Photo Safari at Urfer Family Park Sarasota Sarasota County Parks Sept. 1-4th Baseball: Bradenton Marauders … Read More! »

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