3 Things to Consider Before Listing Your Home as a Short-Term Rental

Short term rentals continue to become more popular for the one-or-two night travelers as well as those who are interested in living someplace for a short period of time to see if a community is a good fit before buying (I’m looking at you, snowbirds…).  This article gives a good overview about things to consider … Continue reading 3 Things to Consider Before Listing Your Home as a Short-Term Rental

Rent hikes mixed in Southwest Florida cities, Apartment List says

This week there were a few interesting articles about renting properties – both short term and long term – that I thought would be fun to explore. Sarasota rents are remaining stable, yet still at the higher end of the rental pricing scale. If you are considering buying a property to use as a rental, … Continue reading Rent hikes mixed in Southwest Florida cities, Apartment List says

Southwest Florida’s Center for Great Apes Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

There are so many things that make living in Florida a truly unique experience.  You may be familiar with Sarasota’s Big Cat Sanctuary, but have you heard about the 100 acre Center for Great Apes, just a short drive to Wauchula? This incredible sanctuary is celebrating their 25th year of providing a better life for … Continue reading Southwest Florida’s Center for Great Apes Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

3111 Longmeadow #10, Sarasota

While it may be small in stature, the owners were very thoughtful when designing the recent updates to ensure space was used well. Light and bright, with a generous outdoor space just steps from a pond. It needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. What could you do with this space? – Beth Full … Continue reading 3111 Longmeadow #10, Sarasota

Are Homeowners Renovating To Sell Or To Stay?

To sell or to stay.  I have this conversation with people often. What makes the most sense?  Sometimes it’s a “heart” vs “head” decision. And that’s what nice about having a professional be able to offer perspective based on what is happening in our Sarasota area real estate today.  What are your thoughts? – Beth … Continue reading Are Homeowners Renovating To Sell Or To Stay?

Brant’s Used Books Hosting Huge Sale

Bibliophiles Need Not Fear Abibliophobia! (Translation: Book lovers need not fear running out of reading material) Brant’s Used Books, one of the oldest and largest used booksellers in the state of Florida, is located in Sarasota. While that fact is exciting on its own, it gets even better when I tell you that they are … Continue reading Brant’s Used Books Hosting Huge Sale

Living Small

It’s been a curious craze for awhile now, but whether you are intrigued by a tiny house or a “she-shed” there is inspiration everywhere. You might even find some ways to bring the look and feel of the trend to your existing space. Read on to get tiny! – Beth     Living Small Scale … Continue reading Living Small

Property Tax 4% Discount Deadline & Drive-Thru Service

We all like saving money. (I may have mentioned that here before…) But this one is pretty unique. The following information is posted on the Sarasota Tax Collector’s website.  Save 4% on property taxes? Yes, please! – Beth     Property Tax 4% Discount Deadline & Drive-Thru Service Friday, November 30th is the final opportunity … Continue reading Property Tax 4% Discount Deadline & Drive-Thru Service

October 2018 Real Estate Results

The market in Sarasota and Manatee counties continues to remain active as we begin our peak season. Compared to last year, market stats report more closed sales, inventory and a general rise in median prices in October 2018. – Beth     Market Remains Stable Going into Season SARASOTA, Fla. (November 21, 2018) – Compared … Continue reading October 2018 Real Estate Results

Something You Should Know Before Looking At A New Construction Model Home

I’ve helped many people navigate the purchase of new construction. Even if you have gone through the process before, it’s helpful to have an experienced team looking out for your best interests and providing you with market insights when it comes time to choose upgrades and finishes. This has been an especially helpful relationship when … Continue reading Something You Should Know Before Looking At A New Construction Model Home