Homegrown: Delicious Dried Goods

This is a fun one!  This blogger from southwest Florida has launched her own kitchen dish towels. Not only are they cute, but thoughtfully designed, too.   Nicole’s blog (link below) has some great posts about food from our area. Spend a little time checking out her blog and get a little foodie inspiration while you’re … Continue reading Homegrown: Delicious Dried Goods

August 2019 Real Estate Results

Single-Family Home Sales Up as Inventory Continues to Decline SARASOTA, Fla. (September 19, 2019) – For the August 2019 housing market, single-family home sales increased, pushing sales volume up to $279.6 million in Sarasota and $267.3 million in Manatee. According to monthly reports from Florida REALTORS®, inventory decreased across the two-county area this month while … Continue reading August 2019 Real Estate Results

Haint Ceiling History (And The Perfect Color)

Those of you who know me know that I like a little of the mystical in my life. That’s why I’m fascinated by the haint ceiling trend that has gained more visibility recently.  Keep those frustrated spirts moving on down the road, according to this superstition. -Beth   The Whys Behind the Blue Porch Ceiling … Continue reading Haint Ceiling History (And The Perfect Color)

Neighborhoods: Burns Court: Off the Beaten Path

Time for more Sarasota exploring!  This week takes us to Burns Court – another neighborhood rich in Sarasota history and a downtown destination for unique boutiques and restaurants to relax and enjoy. -Beth     Burns Court: Off the Beaten Path The owner/builder of Burns Court, Mr. Owen Burns arrived in Sarasota in 1910 to … Continue reading Neighborhoods: Burns Court: Off the Beaten Path

iBuyers: What Is the “Cost of Convenience” When Selling Your Home?

Those of you who know me know that I believe in transparency and education. This article hits on both. If you are considering selling your home, there is an option of using a newer option called an iBuyer. It may be convenient, but would you be willing to pay the extra cost? -Beth   iBuyers: … Continue reading iBuyers: What Is the “Cost of Convenience” When Selling Your Home?

Van Wezel Unveils 50th Anniversary Season

Sarasota truly does have a thriving arts and entertainment community. The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall announced the line up for their 50th Anniversary season this week and it is incredibly impressive. -Beth   Van Wezel unveils 50th anniversary season. Here are the shows you don’t want to miss BY RYAN BALLOGG, Bradenton Herald AUGUST … Continue reading Van Wezel Unveils 50th Anniversary Season

Sun Country announces MSP winter flights to Sarasota and Nassau

Yet another airline will be offering nonstop flights to Sarasota this winter. Demand for access to the Sarasota market continues to grow! -Beth Sun Country announces MSP winter flights to Sarasota and Nassau The routes reflect the airline’s strategy of flying more destinations at lower frequencies. By Kristen Leigh Painter Star Tribune AUGUST 22, 2019 … Continue reading Sun Country announces MSP winter flights to Sarasota and Nassau

5 Easy Steps To Avoid Overwhelm From Media Overload

The ways we get information has increased exponentially in recent years. And with that increase comes just as many opinions and offers of advice. Sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming to process all of the – sometimes – contradicting information coming at you. The article below talks through a few ways to not get … Continue reading 5 Easy Steps To Avoid Overwhelm From Media Overload

July 2019 Real Estate Results

Housing Trends Hold Steady as Summer Closes SARASOTA, Fla. (August 21, 2019) The combined number of properties sold in Sarasota and Manatee counties increased by 3.7 percent from July 2018 to July 2019. According to monthly reports from Florida REALTORS®, combined inventory in the two-county area decreased but more new listings entered the market this … Continue reading July 2019 Real Estate Results

The Benefits Of Growing Equity In Your Home

The article below is a great refresher on how to make the equity in your home work for you. -Beth   The Benefits Of Growing Equity In Your Home Over the last couple of years, we’ve heard quite a bit about rising home prices. Today, expert projections still forecast continued growth, just at a slower … Continue reading The Benefits Of Growing Equity In Your Home