Sarasota Florida Real Estate News & Blog

Siesta Key Boat Needs a Home

Does Your Boat Need a Home?

Entrance to Harbour Towne on Siesta KeyFinding a condo in Sarasota with good boating water can be difficult. Harbour Towne condos are centrally located on Siesta Key and have beach access. The complex is positioned around a deep water marina and slips are on sailboat water with no bridge to the bay. Currently, there is one condo for sale at Harbour Towne. The listing price is $849,000. The two-story town house features 3 bedrooms and 3 baths with over 2,000 square feet. With just 50 condominium residences, you’ll enjoy a private gated haven just across from Siesta Key Beach.

Amenities at Harbour Towner

  • Boat Docks
  • Club House
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Courts
  • Private Garages

In the last six months three...

L Ambiance on Longboat Key and the Gulf of Mexico

Captivating Views at L Ambiance

On the south end of Longboat Key, you’ll find L Ambiance in its secure location behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club. This Longboat Key condo community is ideally located for those who want to be close to Sarasota’s mainland and St Armands Circle. Whether spending time onsite enjoying the amenities, visiting the Longboat Key Club or nearby downtown Sarasota or the St. Armands Circle area, there are always activities for residents at L’Ambiance.

Condominiums at L Ambiance on Longboat Key

Amenities at L Ambiance

  • Private Beach
  • Guard Gated
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Tennis Courts
  • ...

Sarasota Bird Watching - Audubon Society's Bird Naturalist Program

2nd Season at Celery Fields for Bird Watching

It is little chilly in Sarasota this morning, but when it warms up, you might enjoy visiting the boardwalk at Celery Fields. Speak with one of the 30 volunteers from the Sarasota Audubon Society’s Bird Naturalist Program. These volunteers will provide you with viewing equipment, information about birds and give you advice on bird “hot spots.”

You’ll certainly enjoy seeing a variety of birds as they rest in the wetlands and ponds of Celery Fields.


Sarasota Emergency Vet Information

After Hours Help for Your Sarasota Pet

Over the years, my business partner, Sandy Whitehead and I have had some interesting special requests from customers, and this past weekend Sandy was asked if there was a 24-hr emergency vet service. Although Sandy and I both have doggies, we have never had to use our vet’s emergency services so I did a little online research. Google came through for us, and our customer contacted Critical Vet Care, 4937 S Tamiami Trail. For 24/7 emergency services, contact them at 941-929-1818. The staff and vet were courteous and caring. Our customer's pet is doing well now, and she highly recommends this service. Visit Critical Vet Care's website for information about their emergency services and meet the doctors. The site provides plenty of customer testimonials too.

Boating with Snuffy Smith in Sarasota...

Live Music at Farmers Market

Phillippi Farmhouse Market - Sarasota, FL

Every Wednesday, over 40 vendors set up their tents with fresh vegetables, fruits and plants, as well as specialty food items. You can also enjoy live music while you enjoy a picnic on the grounds of the Phillippi Estate Park. Check out their website for music schedule.

When: Every Wednesday

Where: Phillippi Estate Park, 5500 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, October through May

Cost: Admission Free

Website: Music Schedule


2013 Sarasota Real Estate Market Year End

2013 Excellent Year for Sarasota Real Estate

Downtown Sarasota, FL Aerial ViewAs 2013 closed, the Sarasota Association of REALTORS posted another good property sales report. Total sales in the county for December 2013 totaled 920. Single family homes were the hot subject with a total of 621 sales. Condo sales were short of the 300 market by one sale. December sales were 16.9 percent better than the 787 November 2013 reported sales. For the full year 2013, Sarasota County had the second highest number of sales ever tracked in the MLS system at 11,184.

Median sale prices for single family homes and condos in December 2013 were higher than last December too. Single family home prices were $189,950 in December, compared to $165,000 in 2012, increasing 15.1 percent. Condos also saw a rise in price to $182,000...

10 Annual New Balance Ringling Bridge Run

Sarasota, Florida Ringling Bridge Run

When: January 18, 2014

Where: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Tim: 7:00 am - 10:00 am

Details: Ray, 941-416-0127

Come out and join the festivities at the Van Wezel, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34236


Season of Sculpture

Visit downtown Sarasota's bayfront and enjoy the VIIth Season of Sculpture. You'll see the 18 incredible installation from 8 artists in a gorgeous setting along the waterfront.

When: Continuing to May 30, 2014

Where: Island Park/Bay Island Park: Downtown Sarasota

Cost: Free to Public

Website:  Season of Sculpture

Details: 941-928-4445