Sarasota in Top 10 AGAIN!

It’s no surprise to me that Sarasota is one of the top 10 most exciting small cities in America. I love living in Sarasota and its downtown lifestyle. If you have visited the Sarasota area, you will understand its magic. I would love to hear some of your favorite experiences here! Read: Top Ten Most Exciting Small Cities.

Sarasota in Top 10 for Baby Boomers

Here on the Suncoast of Florida, an area between Tampa to Naples, is one of the best vacation, retirement, and 2nd home destinations in the United States. We are known globally for our sugar-sand beaches, Gulf sunsets, and cosmopolitan culture especially in dining and arts. It’s no wonder that the National Association of Realtors identified Sarasota as one of the top … Continue reading Sarasota in Top 10 for Baby Boomers

Holiday are a HOT Time to Sell Your Home!

November and December are quiet months for many businesses. Not real estate in Sarasota Florida. “Several studies show that, on average, homes listed in November and December are more likely to sell, and they’ll do so quicker and closer to the asking price, according to Forbes.com” If you are considering selling your home or condo, … Continue reading Holiday are a HOT Time to Sell Your Home!

Florida Owners Who Overpaid Flood Insurance to Get Refund Soon

“The cost of federal flood insurance rose dramatically in some areas of Florida and the nation, but a law passed earlier this year, the Grimm-Cassidy Substitute Amendment to the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014, offers short-term relief … the average refund is approximately $100.” Read article: Florida Owners Who Overpaid Flood Insurance to … Continue reading Florida Owners Who Overpaid Flood Insurance to Get Refund Soon

Why Sarasota? Why Now?

“Buyers are opting to buy now due to a combination of factors. In general, their investment portfolios have recovered faster than the economy; and they now have the resources to pay cash for properties that are still priced as much as 30 to 40% below previous highs. As a result, buyers in search of value … Continue reading Why Sarasota? Why Now?

Trying on the Downtown Sarasota Lifestyle

I live in downtown Sarasota and love the convenience of walking to restaurants, theater, specialty shopping, grocery and entertainment venues. This article highlights 1350 Main, a condominium lifestyle with amenities that are extremely attractive to vacationing snowbirds or to young professionals who can walk to work. It’s a renter-friendly building and many vacationers return to purchase … Continue reading Trying on the Downtown Sarasota Lifestyle

It’s Cheaper to Live in FLORIDA than the Northeast!

“A study by the Tax Foundation showed that $100 in Florida buys $101.21 worth of goods, based on the national average.” Have you been to Florida lately? Have you noticed how affordable it is here? Yet another reason I love living in Downtown Sarasota and selling real estate in Sarasota and the Barrier Islands! Article: … Continue reading It’s Cheaper to Live in FLORIDA than the Northeast!

Florida’s Numerous Tax Advantages

“With baby boomers now marching headlong into retirement – just as municipalities, states and the federal government are aggressively seeking new sources of tax revenue to close gaping budget deficits – Florida’s status as a tax-friendly destination is garnering serious new attention.” thesaundersblog.com/florida-the-no-tax-me-state/. Let me know if you’d like more information on Florida’s no state … Continue reading Florida’s Numerous Tax Advantages

Sarasota Luxury Home Market is Hot!

Our luxury waterfront and downtown Sarasota real estate markets are coveted globally. Click here to see a slide show from the Herald Tribune featuring 10 of the 48 luxury homes that sold in July 2014. Article: July Luxury Sales Edge June’s Totals.

Home Prices Going Up?

My team and I were just discussing in our office this week how pent up demand caused a busy 2013 then it flattened out. Now inventory is low. Prices are expected to increase this next round. It is a great time to buy because prices are remaining affordable. It’s also a great time to sell … Continue reading Home Prices Going Up?