Sarasota Real Estate Sales for June

By | July 12, 2011

The Sarasota Association of Realtors report the real estate market continues healthy sales in June 2011! Members of the Sarasota Association of Realtors® continued to sell properties at a brisk pace in June 2011 with 728 total transactions recorded last month. This marks the fourth month in the last 12 with sales exceeding the 700 level – all occurring in 2011. In addition, the median sales price for single … Read More! »

Mar Vista Restaurant on Longboat Key

By | July 11, 2011

Outdoor dining is great anytime of the year and we were reminded this weekend while on Longboat Key. We stopped in at Mar Vista which is on the north end of the key on Broadway just before you cross the bridge to Bradenton Beach on Anna Maria Island. This restaurant is one of three owned by Ed Chiles (son of our former Governor Lawton Chiles) which include the … Read More! »

Has The Sarasota Real Estate Market Bottomed Out?

By | July 7, 2011

Well, it’s raining outside, which means I’m probably not going to get a whole lot of phone calls today. That’s OK – it gives me time to address some of those burning questions that have been keeping me up at night: is tau really more accurate than pi? What’s that weird smell coming from my closet? … and, perhaps most importantly, has the Sarasota real estate market bottomed … Read More! »

Everybody Loves a Parade!

By | July 5, 2011

As part of the Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival each year the city of Sarasota hosts a boat parade down Main Street. For the 27th year people from throughout the area as well as some regular out of towners line the street from Highway 301 down to Gulfstream Avenue to take in the festivities. This year there was a block party preceeding the parade with live music, … Read More! »

July in Sarasota

By | June 30, 2011

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 forMore Information July 1st Downtown Sarasota First Friday Sarasota City of Sarasota July 1st Village Art Walk Bradenton Village of the Arts July 1st Music on … Read More! »

Siesta Key Sunsets

By | June 24, 2011

Each evening before sunset Siesta Key begins to buzz. Families, tourists, and locals emerge from their places with their kids, dogs, and cold drinks and start to head west as if they are being called by the sun to say good-bye for the day.  As we make our journey to our favorite spot on the beach the cool sea breeze and the last bit of days sun touches … Read More! »

Venice Theatre

By | June 23, 2011

The Venice Theatre located on tropical Venice island offers two theatres packed with a wide variety of entertainment. Whether it’s classic musicals, comedies or retro singing groups such as Paul Revere and the Raiders, The Venice Theatre provides eight shows a week during the season with early shows and traditional matinees. The Venice Theatre offers a variety of subscriber options. Flex-Pass allows you to pick your own shows … Read More! »

Siesta Key – Lunch at The Hub

By | June 19, 2011

Our first dining experience as Siesta Key summer residents was at The Hub.  The Hub is located in the Siesta Key Village at the corner of Canal and Ocean Blvd.   We sat outside on their large porch overlooking the Village.  It was fun to watch all the happenings in the Village while we listened to live music performed by an acoustic guitar player.  Almost immediately we were … Read More! »

May Numbers Continue Exceptional Spring for Sarasota Real Estate Market

By | June 16, 2011

  The Sarasota Association of Realtors just released the sales statistics for the month of May showing 796 total sales which is the second highest total for the past six years. Prices also climbed in May and inventory dropped by 5%. For the complete report and statistics visit: http://www.sarasotarealtors.com/files/monthlystatistics/May2011Stats111061413528.pdf

A Siesta Key Summer

By | June 14, 2011

Siesta Key is known for its beautiful world famous white beaches, crystal clear water, and as a vacation destination to millions around the world.  This summer we have rented a cottage with our two sons in the Siesta Key Village for a month as sort of a staycation and are living the Siesta Key lifestyle.  Each morning we awake to a “sleeping village” (which stays quiet until about … Read More! »