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

Seeing Purple: 50 years of the Van Wezel

One of my favorite places to go! You can’t miss the purple cow, right on the waterfront. From opera to touring theatre and serious celebrities, this is the place to experience them in Sarasota. As they celebrate 50 years of art and entertainment, future plans are also in the works. -Beth   Seeing Purple: 50 … Continue reading Seeing Purple: 50 years of the Van Wezel

2020 Luxury Market Forecast

With the current buyers market, more potential equity in your existing home than you might have thought, low interest rates and a solid economy, this may create an excellent opportunity for you to enter the luxury housing market. Sarasota has some stunning homes for sale in this category. Call me if you’d like to learn … Continue reading 2020 Luxury Market Forecast

There’s a Long Line of Buyers Waiting for Your House

There has been much talk about a shortage of housing stock across the country. There are multiple reasons why this can happen, from buyers wanting updated houses, to desirable locations, new large businesses opening and relocating employees and more.  Showing Time, a real estate market stats service provider has some interesting data to share (see … Continue reading There’s a Long Line of Buyers Waiting for Your House

Neighborhoods: Venice Tours Commence for Season

The Gulf Coast has some fantastic history. Often times that history takes place in a piece of real estate, that now becomes even more interesting because it has a story to tell.  The Venice Museum & Archives hosts walking tours (see details below) to show you just where these gems are on the island of … Continue reading Neighborhoods: Venice Tours Commence for Season

Florida Water-Wise Garden Plan

Florida gardens are like jungles and don’t need much water, right? Not really the case, actually! We have our sprinkler systems and scheduled waterings just like other places. Given the focus on reducing our demands on our natural resources, you may consider planting a garden that conserves water instead of demanding it. Our friends at … Continue reading Florida Water-Wise Garden Plan

A 365 Day Difference in Homeownership

A 365 Day Difference in Homeownership  Tuesday December 10th, 2019 Over the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than a full percentage point. This is a great driver for homeownership, as today’s low rates provide consumers with some significant benefits. Here’s a look at three of them:   Refinance: If you already own a home, … Continue reading A 365 Day Difference in Homeownership

Cozy cabin was custom-designed for reading

You all know my favorite thing to do when I need a minute of downtime is to read. That’s why the headline for this series of photos and article completely drew me in. Can you imagine having a place to escape to like this when it’s time to get lost in a book? Read on … Continue reading Cozy cabin was custom-designed for reading

Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year Is Classic Blue

It’s that time of year again when the PANTONE company releases their color of the year. According to the assembled information on their Wiki page: Since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute has declared a particular color “Color of the Year”. Twice a year the company hosts, in a European capital, a secret meeting of representatives from … Continue reading Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year Is Classic Blue

Is A Bigger House Within Your Budget?

If you’re one of the many homeowners with big dreams of owning a larger home, let’s get together. Working with a trusted advisor to find out how much equity you have is a great first step in putting your move-up plan in motion. -Beth   Is A Bigger House Within Your Budget? Wednesday December 4th, … Continue reading Is A Bigger House Within Your Budget?