February 2019 Real Estate Results

Single-Family Home Sales Increase Amid Rising Inventory SARASOTA, Fla. (March 22, 2019) – In February 2019, inventory continues to increase across the two-county area, reaching a more balanced supply. Median sales prices increased in Sarasota but decreased in Manatee County. Compared to last year, closed sales increased for single-family homes but decreased in the condo … Continue reading February 2019 Real Estate Results

Sarasota County Ranked No. 6 in Florida for Health Outcomes

We love our rankings here in Florida!  The latest to post concerns our health outcomes – and things are looking pretty good for Sarasota County. Sunshine, the ability to get outdoors and keep moving plus access to some great produce here certainly can’t hurt those outcomes. -Beth Sarasota County Ranked No. 6 in Florida for … Continue reading Sarasota County Ranked No. 6 in Florida for Health Outcomes

Ardor for Auteur Sarasota Luxury Living

You may have heard me mention a time or two that I love working with the great teams at Michael Saunders & Company. Not only does our group have the honor of representing some of the greatest clients around, we also represent some of the hottest new tower residences in Sarasota.  Read on to learn … Continue reading Ardor for Auteur Sarasota Luxury Living

What’s Going On With Bidding Wars?

While keeping up with industry news this week, I came across this article that simplifies a bidding war environment. While the actual figures quoted in the article refer to our national inventory, the situation overlays quite well with the Sarasota market. -Beth   In a strong seller’s market, like the one we have experienced over … Continue reading What’s Going On With Bidding Wars?

Top day to list a Florida home? Depends where you live

Across the country there are selling cycles for homes. The ideal day for the rest of the country?  April 1. But, as per usual, things in Florida are a little different as you will see in the article below. -Beth     Top day to list a Florida home? Depends where you live ORLANDO, Fla. … Continue reading Top day to list a Florida home? Depends where you live

4 Farms Worth the Drive

“Up North” our friends and family are still looking out over old snow and gray skies. The only produce in their near future is going to come off of a semi that drove for a week to get it there. Here in the land of sunshine, you can do so much better!  Judi Gallagher for … Continue reading 4 Farms Worth the Drive

8 Things You Must Do Before Renovating Your House—or Else

It’s tempting. Oh, so tempting. You’d just need to knock out that little wall. It wouldn’t be that big of a deal. Couldn’t take more than a day, right? Right? Read on… -Beth   8 Things You Must Do Before Renovating Your House—or Else Renovating your house is an adventure, one that can easily go … Continue reading 8 Things You Must Do Before Renovating Your House—or Else

Succulents + Geodes Are the Hottest Houseplant Trend

Finally! I houseplant trend that I can get behind. Plus shiny rocks? I got this…hold my iced green tea… – Beth   Succulents + Geodes Are the Hottest Houseplant Trend Nashville designer Sara Fried demonstrates why a blend of catci, crystals and geodes makes for tabletop BFFs. Create your own arrangements for your next special … Continue reading Succulents + Geodes Are the Hottest Houseplant Trend

Buying: Got Sticker Shock? These 5 Factors Are Influencing a Home’s Asking Price

While the Sarasota market inventory is evening out, these five factors are still completely relevant. We are very lucky to have some incredible homes, views and a whole lot of potential when it comes to completely transforming a property to the home of your dreams.  Read on to ensure that you know exactly what to … Continue reading Buying: Got Sticker Shock? These 5 Factors Are Influencing a Home’s Asking Price

Michael Saunders Best of the Best List

When I first started with Michael Saunders I used to dream of the day that I might be included in this annual list with such a group of talented and successful people. This year I honored to be included on the list, and even earned a position on the upper half of the pack! I … Continue reading Michael Saunders Best of the Best List