MAY 2020 Real Estate Results

Housing Market Begins to Bounce Back in May, But Still Down from Last Year   SARASOTA, Fla. (June 22, 2020) – Housing data for May 2020 confirms another month of slowed market activity due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the reports compiled by Florida Realtors® and provided by the Realtor® Association of Sarasota and … Continue reading MAY 2020 Real Estate Results

Southside Village Is the Perfect Sarasota Neighborhood

Once you would get to pass by it, you would certainly agree that this is the perfect neighborhood to be in Sarasota.   By Robert Plunket of Sarasota Magazine Eclectic homes surround Southside Village. IMAGE: JENNY ACHESON Everybody wants to live in Southside Village. It is, arguably, the perfect Sarasota neighborhood. Realtor Barbara May, who has lived there for years, … Continue reading Southside Village Is the Perfect Sarasota Neighborhood

Is it Time to Sell Your Vacation Home?

The travel industry is one of the major sectors that’s been hit extremely hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, it’s hard to know how long it will take for summer travelers to be back in action and for the industry to fully recover. Homeowners who rent their secondary properties on their own or through programs … Continue reading Is it Time to Sell Your Vacation Home?

April 2020 Real Estate Results

Local Housing Market Delayed by Stay-at-Home Order in April SARASOTA, Fla. (May 21, 2020) – When Governor Ron DeSantis signed a stay-at-home order for the month of April 2020, a pause in the housing market was expected. The new reports compiled by Florida Realtors® and provided by the Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee show significant decreases … Continue reading April 2020 Real Estate Results

Studies Suggest Buyers Prepared to Hit the Ground Running

Despite the ongoing pandemic, buyers are seeing a silver lining and they are seizing the opportunity of a lifetime. According To: floridarealtors.org by Kerry Smith Google and realtor.com report a big uptick in buyer activity – time spent searching for homes, viewing specific listings and sharing homes with friends – and two Fla. cities rank near the … Continue reading Studies Suggest Buyers Prepared to Hit the Ground Running

Required Reading: Books Set in Sarasota

What to do while on lockdown? Read a book! What’s better is reading something you can relate to, in terms of local culture and community. Here’s a list of books that have been set in Sarasota. (Check out the list from Sarasota magazine by  Kay Kipling )   Staying close to home? (Aren’t we all these days?) … Continue reading Required Reading: Books Set in Sarasota

Does “Aging in Place” Make the Most Sense?

As the significant population of boomers age, the conversation about where they will call home comes up more frequently. Many want to “age in place”, as the article headline states. But there are other options that may be healthier, more feasible, and more social without giving up quality of life. This article is by no … Continue reading Does “Aging in Place” Make the Most Sense?

Circus Sarasota brings global cast to perform under Big Top

The circus is coming to town!  This time honored part of Sarasota history continues this month between Nathan Benderson Park and the Mall at UTC. The dedication and detail that the Circus Arts Conservatory continue to put into keeping the circus traditions alive is so impressive. A unique experience not to be missed! -Beth Circus … Continue reading Circus Sarasota brings global cast to perform under Big Top

The Challenges and Opportunities of Open-Concept Floor Plans

The open concept floor plan homes have become the new standard in modern living. But figuring out just what to do with the space can be tricky and sometimes frustrating. The designers below have provided some suggestions and even questions to ask yourself when it comes to what you actually want from the space. -Beth … Continue reading The Challenges and Opportunities of Open-Concept Floor Plans

What Do The Chinese New Year And Real Estate Have In Common?

There are some pretty interesting similarities between buying or selling real estate and the dancing dragons of Chinese New Year. Spoiler alert: both involve preparation and rehearsing. -Beth     What Do The Chinese New Year And Real Estate Have In Common? Happy Chinese New Year! Whether you celebrate it or not, take the well … Continue reading What Do The Chinese New Year And Real Estate Have In Common?