Local Events This Memorial Day Weekend

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! As we take time over this holiday weekend to remember and honor all that our veterans have sacrificed for us, our communities have planned some great events to help us celebrate, too. Sarasota Magazine has helped us find a few great ideas for this long holiday weekend.  Enjoy! Venice Brew Bash VII … Continue reading Local Events This Memorial Day Weekend

Why Working With An In House Lender Matters

There is something to be said for partnerships.  Especially ones that have been working together long enough that the trust accompanies camaraderie. I like to work with an in house lender.  Specifically, Megan Kendrick at MSC Mortgage.  She know and understands Florida’s lending practices and is fully versed in renovation loans (which is a huge … Continue reading Why Working With An In House Lender Matters

3 Tips For Making Your Dream of Buying a Home Come True

Is your goal for 2018 to buy a home of your own? Here are three key actions that can help get you there: #1  Automate Your Down Payment Savings:  Saving for a down payment is often one of the biggest barriers to homeownership. One way to jump start your savings is to automate your checking … Continue reading 3 Tips For Making Your Dream of Buying a Home Come True

The Mark Sarasota Celebrates 100th Sale

Contemporary luxury high rise residence, The Mark Sarasota, reached a sales landmark last week as they celebrated the sale of the 100th unit. One look at the construction in progress in downtown Sarasota and the condo sales boom is understandable.  One of the many residential projects underway downtown, The Mark has one-, two- and three- … Continue reading The Mark Sarasota Celebrates 100th Sale

New St Armands Parking Structure Under Construction

If you’ve ever crept along the busy St Armands Circle searching for a place to park, life is going to become easier.  A four story, $12 million parking garage will be built on North Adams Drive in the Gold Quadrant behind Foxy Lady West boutique, Cafe L’Europe, Columbia Restaurant, Michael’s On The Boulevard.  The structure … Continue reading New St Armands Parking Structure Under Construction

Pine View High School in Osprey Ranked #1 High School In Florida

The quality of education can be one of the top considerations when buying a new home.  If that applies to your family during your home search, you may want to consider looking at houses in Osprey. Thirty-six Florida high schools are rated among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s … Continue reading Pine View High School in Osprey Ranked #1 High School In Florida

Restaurant Options Near Regal Hollywood Movie Theatre (Downtown/Main St)

Wade Tatangelo, the Entertainment Editor at the Herald Tribune recently shared this article with some good restaurant options near the Regal Hollywood Movie Theatre.  These are great choices if you are going to catch a movie at the newly renovated theatre or have tickets to one of McCurdy’s Comedy Club shows. Beulah 1766 Main St.; … Continue reading Restaurant Options Near Regal Hollywood Movie Theatre (Downtown/Main St)

March Stats Are In!

    As the end of the real estate “selling season” in Sarasota and Manatee Counties approaches, lower inventory levels in March created a seller’s market for single-family homes and condos. Combined inventory in the two-county area decreased by 14% from March 2017 to March 2018. Average Sale Prices for single-family homes and condos in both markets … Continue reading March Stats Are In!

Happy Friday the 13th!

Tons of people think the number 13 is unlucky. Some don’t. But pretty much everyone has at least heard that the number 13 is unlucky. With Friday the 13th upon us, I thought it’d be fun and interesting to send along some superstitions we come across in the real estate industry, which you may have … Continue reading Happy Friday the 13th!

Happy Veterans Day

Remember to thank a veteran today.