Siesta Key Village Walk
Early this morning, after getting coffee at the Starbuck's drive-through, Snuffy and I headed over to Seista Key. We parked in Davidson's Drugstore parking lot and walked across the street to the Village Cafe where I broke my diet and had a delicious omelet to celebrate Memorial Day.
The Village was quiet as Snuffy and I strolled from the cafe past the Beach Club, usually buzzling into the wee hours, toward Siesta Key Beach. We passed beach shops displaying everything from towels, sunglasses to bathing suits. Restaurants range from casual to a little bit "fancy" although dress on Siesta is always beachy casual.
Search results on the Sarasota MLS, this morning show 254 Siesta Key homes for sale. There is an abundance of island condos available on all of the Sarasota Keys with 498 Siesta Key condos currently listed. Sarasota is definitely a buyers market now.
Before leaving the key, Snuffy and I made a stop at the park before crossing the north Siesta Key bridge. This park is surrounded by water on two sides and ideal for fishing from the shore. Early morning fishermen this morning were a few Dads instructing their sons on the finer techniques of not falling into the brink.
Our last stop was on the other side of the north bridge where we viewed the new Ringling bridge and the skyline of Sarasota in the early morning haze. The new bridge connects the mainland to Bird Key, St. Armands and Longboat Key. Downtown Sarasota residents enjoy the world-class shops of St. Armands and also the beaches of Lido and Longboat Key. A few boats were on the water early and two young fishermen waded toward us with their poles in the air. Snuffy and I waved and headed for home.
Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day too!
Monday, May 29, 2006
Posted by Sarasota Real Estate Trends at 10:26 AM
Checking out Sarasota for the Day
My Sarasota Realtor®'s good friend and top producer of Las Vegas real estate, Diann Tonneson with Prudential Americana Realtors took a side trip to Sarasota to visit us a few days ago. Diann and hubby Glenn were golfing all over Florida from the Doral in Miami to a golfing reunion with friends in Ft. Myers.
Knick's Tavern, a favorite of ours in Sarasota hosted us for a two-hour lunch and then back to Forest Lakes for a relaxing afternoon of real estate strategy sessions.
Diann is a dynamic agent who's been marketing real estate for over 23 years. Her internet marketing strategies are second to none. Statistics reveal that over 75% of buyers start their prelimenary search for property on the internet, and Diann's web site is positioned number 1 for Las Vegas real estate on Google searches. We're always open for innovative ways to sell Sarasota real estate and exchanging creative marketing ideas with Diann was most enjoyable. Snuffy and his Sarasota Realtor® really hated to say goodbye.
If you need a professional real estate contact in Vegas, Diann's the one!
Posted by Sarasota Real Estate Trends at 8:09 AM
Sunday, May 21, 2006
What a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood!
My Sarasota REALTOR®, says we will take a break from Sarasota real estate life and visit some Siesta Key real Estate, but we keep going to the bay. I think maybe this realtor thinks Sarasota bayfront property is very hot as we are here often. I, of course, am delighted to see my friends arrive every Saturday and Sunday morning, and we pooches catch up on all the week's real estate news, gossip and down to earth people and puppy chatter.
We notice the boat and yacht selling business seems brisk as buyers preview sailboats,catamarans, house boats and yachts in the harbor of Marina Jack's. Locals and tourists alike are relaxing or experiencing the many activities available at the park as seen in the feature pictures accompanying this entry. Snuffy wanted to chase the miniature sailboat and was promptly pulled away only to nearly knock a lady into the brink as she gazed at the elegant new condos rising from Golden Gate Point.
Golden Gate Point residents enjoy the amenitites of the bayfront, city life and are just a short walk to the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota.
LaBellasara, one of the grand new condos on the point features spectacular water views from this luxury highrise. Views of Sarasota Bay, Marina Jacks and the downtown skyline are awesome. St. Armands Circle is a five minute drive to world-class shopping venues and gourmet restaurants.
Features in some of the units include bidet, dual sinks, marble/stone flooring, entry foyers from private elevators and large terraces with summer kitchens. Another plus -- two car garages! Residences listed in the Sarasota MLS at La Bellasara start in the $2 millions.
Snuffy's wonders, what happened to a million dollar view?
Posted by Sarasota Real Estate Trends at 1:34 PM
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
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The Isles on Palmer Ranch is minutes from Westfield Shopping Mall, beaches of Siesta Key and all the amenitites of Sarasota.
This community offers the award-winning Capri III, a two-bedroom plus den, two-bath, two car garage patio homes; or choose from four other models for your perfect Florida lifestyle. The amenities provided by the community are fitness center, heated lagoon pool, sports pavilion, 4 lighted tennis courts, bocce ball court, basketball court, tot lot, lakeside gazebo, covered verandas, multi-purpose areas, service kitchen and post office. If new Sarasota real estate is your choice, this community just might be for you.
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Posted by Sarasota Real Estate Trends at 6:51 AM
Friday, May 12, 2006
Siesta Key's First Annual Cinco de Poocho
Snuffy and his Sarasota realtor took a break from the business of selling Sarasota real estate on Saturday, May 6 and attended Siesta Key's first Cinco de Poocho fundraising event. The proceeds benefited the Humane Society of Sarasota County. Hundreds of Snuffy's friends were in attendance on Ocean Boulevard for this great event. Guests feasted and enjoyed music. Pets were available for adoption from the Humane Society. Snuffy looks forward to next year's event!
Posted by Sarasota Real Estate Trends at 11:59 AM
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Builders Offering Unheard of Deals!
More evidence of a buyers market are the builder incentives being offered in Sarasota. The Village at Town Park is offering: $30,000 discounts, 12 months without homeowners insurance, zero closing costs, in addition to paid one-year leasebacks. Live in comfort and elegance at the Village enjoying the resort-style swimming pool and state-of-the-art fitness center. Sarasota real estate is a great way to enjoy a relaxed Florida lifestyle and now is the time to shop for your retirement with more home inventory to view. Two bedroom condos at the Village at Town Park start at $219,990 and $239,990 for a unit with an attached garage.
Posted by Sarasota Real Estate Trends at 4:38 AM