Does “Aging in Place” Make the Most Sense?

As the significant population of boomers age, the conversation about where they will call home comes up more frequently. Many want to “age in place”, as the article headline states. But there are other options that may be healthier, more feasible, and more social without giving up quality of life. This article is by no … Continue reading Does “Aging in Place” Make the Most Sense?

Circus Sarasota brings global cast to perform under Big Top

The circus is coming to town!  This time honored part of Sarasota history continues this month between Nathan Benderson Park and the Mall at UTC. The dedication and detail that the Circus Arts Conservatory continue to put into keeping the circus traditions alive is so impressive. A unique experience not to be missed! -Beth Circus … Continue reading Circus Sarasota brings global cast to perform under Big Top

The Challenges and Opportunities of Open-Concept Floor Plans

The open concept floor plan homes have become the new standard in modern living. But figuring out just what to do with the space can be tricky and sometimes frustrating. The designers below have provided some suggestions and even questions to ask yourself when it comes to what you actually want from the space. -Beth … Continue reading The Challenges and Opportunities of Open-Concept Floor Plans

What Do The Chinese New Year And Real Estate Have In Common?

There are some pretty interesting similarities between buying or selling real estate and the dancing dragons of Chinese New Year. Spoiler alert: both involve preparation and rehearsing. -Beth     What Do The Chinese New Year And Real Estate Have In Common? Happy Chinese New Year! Whether you celebrate it or not, take the well … Continue reading What Do The Chinese New Year And Real Estate Have In Common?

Sarasota-Manatee Is Becoming a Destination for the Equestrian Set

A special type of property that we have available in our area are wide open farm spaces that are perfect for horses. Our laidback living style is a welcome reprieve from some of the more intense showing and jumping competitions that are so intense in other parts of the state. If you are looking for … Continue reading Sarasota-Manatee Is Becoming a Destination for the Equestrian Set

The #1 Reason It Is Difficult to Find Your Dream Home

I found this to be an interesting take on the question, “Why do we have a housing shortage?” Take the last recession, minus the homes builders decided not to build then add population grown for demand. Read on for more details… -Beth The #1 Reason It Is Difficult to Find Your Dream Home The headlines … Continue reading The #1 Reason It Is Difficult to Find Your Dream Home

Butterfly House to Be Part of Dalí Exhibition at Selby Gardens

I like to keep up with the scheduled events at Selby Gardens. I find something new every time I go there – plus there is something about the gardens that just soothes my soul. I’m especially interested to check out the new Dali exhibit that will be opening in February. Make some time to add … Continue reading Butterfly House to Be Part of Dalí Exhibition at Selby Gardens

December 2019 Real Estate Results

Year-Over-Year Home Sales Rise Amid Shrinking Inventory SARASOTA, Fla. (January 22, 2020) The residential housing market in Sarasota and Manatee counties showed more activity in December of 2019 than the same month in 2018 with a 49.2 percent increase in the total volume of sales. According to monthly reports from Florida REALTORS®, the number of … Continue reading December 2019 Real Estate Results

National Weather Service warns of falling iguanas

Ahh, Florida. You’ve sure got a sense of humor. We like to to say that winter happened “on a Wednesday” this year, meaning that we get one really “cold” day to make us appreciate the other 364 temperate days. While this piece below from a CNN Meteorologist speaks to an warning in the Miami area, … Continue reading National Weather Service warns of falling iguanas

Kitchen Ideas: Design Styles and Layout Options

Pinterest is a lovely black hole when it comes to searching for home remodeling or decorating ideas. Thank goodness HGTV has wrangled their top 100 kitchen concepts in one place. I’m pulling out five for this post, but rest assured that the link to all 100 is here, as well as at the bottom of … Continue reading Kitchen Ideas: Design Styles and Layout Options