September Real Estate Results

Last September the region was preparing for, then cleaning up from, Hurricane Irma. While September is historically a slower month for real estate transactions, You’ll see in the graph below the September 2018 results were more of a correction to last year’s unusual activity. – Beth       Slow and Steady Market Growth in … Continue reading September Real Estate Results

Buying: How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind

Buying a house is an exciting time – and should be a fun time, too. There is also a certain amount of stress that can come with the process. But if you take a deep breath, let me help you with your search and review the following list, you might just find that dream home … Continue reading Buying: How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind

Selby Gardens Beautiful Expansion Plans

I’ve had a membership to this very special place for many years and couldn’t be more excited to learn more about their expansion plans. Selby Gardens is more than just a place with plants. The destination describes themselves as: “One of the most essential facts is that Selby Gardens is the world’s only botanical garden … Continue reading Selby Gardens Beautiful Expansion Plans

Selling Tips: 5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home

When getting your home ready to sell, we focus on the interior and discuss staging strategies to make it looks its very best. But you don’t often hear much about prepping the exterior of the house, too. And it goes beyond “curb appeal”.  You’ll see these aren’t expensive ideas, but details that will make an … Continue reading Selling Tips: 5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home

8 “Valuable Home Features That May Be A Big Waste of Cash

Who doesn’t want it all? But do you need it all? Or are you throwing good money after things that you won’t use or get a return on your investment? Some things to consider. – Beth 8 “Valuable Home Features That May Be A Big Waste of Cash By Margaret Heidenry | Realtor.com No one … Continue reading 8 “Valuable Home Features That May Be A Big Waste of Cash

Editorial: Enhance A Legacy By Extending Trail

The following is an editorial piece from the Herald Tribune that gives a perspective on the proposed Legacy Trail extension. The existing 10+ miles of trail was opened in 2008 running from Venice up to the Culver House Nature Park on the southern side of Sarasota, near Palmer Ranch. The trail uses long abandoned railroad … Continue reading Editorial: Enhance A Legacy By Extending Trail

8 Things to Know Before Moving to Florida

The Michael Saunders team does a great job of putting together information you need to know. If you are considering a move to Florida, you may find this list helpful. – Beth     8 Things to Know Before Moving to Florida By: Kathryn Parks | September 19, 2018 If you are considering moving to … Continue reading 8 Things to Know Before Moving to Florida

Red Tide Update – Why Is It So Bad This Year & Daily Status Map Link

Red Tide continues to be an issue not only along the Gulf Coast of Florida but on the east side, too. Reports of “very low to medium” concentrations of the cells are being reported along beaches in St Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties along Atlantic coastal beaches this week. There are two good … Continue reading Red Tide Update – Why Is It So Bad This Year & Daily Status Map Link

Decor Inspriation: White Living Rooms

I love eye candy. Like these white living rooms. Currently, the thought of any kind of candy combined with kids & canines makes me break out in a cold sweat though. So I’m just going to leave these white spaces here on the blog for when it comes to our house. But what about your’s? … Continue reading Decor Inspriation: White Living Rooms

15 Fall Festivals in Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte Counties

October is simply the best. It’s (a little) cooler. Pumpkin spiced everything is everywhere. My Halloween decorations started going up at 12:01am Oct 1. To say I’m a fan of Halloween is like saying wine is “ok”. Both are big understatements. Our team has gathered some of the best fall festivals in the tri-county area … Continue reading 15 Fall Festivals in Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte Counties