Discover Wild Blue: The Luxury Community in Lakewood Ranch, FL

Are you looking for the ultimate in luxury living in the Sarasota, FL area? Wild Blue, the newest community in Lakewood Ranch's Waterside area, offers custom estate homes from premier builders with prices ranging from $1.6 million to over $6 million.

Builders & Home Choices

Wild Blue features five prestigious builders:

  • Lee Weatherington
  • Arthur Rutenberg Homes
  • John Cannon Homes
  • Anchor Homes
  • Stock Homes

Between them, they offer a wide array of floor plans from 2,400 to over 4,500 square feet, including estate homes on 1-acre lots.

While Stock Homes provides 14 set floorplans, the other builders allow for fully customized luxury homes tailored to…

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Sarasota Real Estate in 2024: Q1 Market Update and Forecast

As a top realtor team in Sarasota, we're bringing you the inside scoop on how the real estate market performed in the first quarter of 2024 and what to expect for the remainder of the year. Whether you're a local homeowner or looking to relocate to our fantastic coastal community, this comprehensive market report is a must-read.

Sarasota County Overall Market Trends

Across Sarasota County (excluding Northport and Englewood), closed sales saw a 4% decrease year-over-year, while pricing increased by 2%. Specifically for single-family homes, the median price is now $571,000, reflecting a 4% rise.

However, digging deeper into quarterly data from the past year reveals pricing has…

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Discover Sarasota's Best Kept Secret - Lake Sarasota Neighborhood

If you're looking for an affordable, conveniently located neighborhood in Sarasota, Florida, Lake Sarasota should be at the top of your list. This often overlooked community offers a unique piece of local history and an incredible value for homebuyers.

The Origins of Lake Sarasota

Back in 1955, Leonard Rennard had a vision to create a major tourist attraction called Sunshine Springs and Gardens. He and his brother Charles built this 400-acre wonderland in just 8 months. Though it closed after only 4 years due to lack of profits, the remnants of this dream live on in the Lake Sarasota neighborhood.

An Unbeatable Location

Nestled just 10 miles from downtown…

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The 5 Best Things To Do In Sarasota Florida From A Local

After seeing so many videos made about things to do in Sarasota from people who don't live here, who are basically just traveling around from one place to the next, I decided it was time to share my top five favorite things to do.

So, as someone who has been living here for 24 years, these are my favorite activities in the city as a local.

#5 - The Attractions

There are a lot of attractions in Sarasota and the surrounding areas that can be a lot of fun.

If you're around during the right season, get yourself tickets to Circus Sarasota, a small and intimate circus with talented performers.

You can also visit the Ringling Museum, where you will learn some of…

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Best New Construction Communities in Sarasota for 2024

Are you looking to invest in one of the best new construction communities in Sarasota, Florida? As a top-producing realtor in the Sarasota area, I've put together a comprehensive list of the top picks for 2024 to help homebuyers like you make an informed decision.

Talon Preserve: A Resort-Style Paradise

Topping the list is the incredible Talon Preserve community in Palmer Ranch, just 6.5 miles from Nokomis Beach. This maintenance-free, gated neighborhood offers resort-style amenities like a pool with beach entry, lap lane, and spa, a full-service poolside restaurant and bar, a fitness center, pickleball and tennis courts, and more – all without any CDD fees.

Homes in Talon…

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Insurance Crisis In Florida: Waterfront, Airbnb’s & Flood Insurance

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Insurance Crisis In Florida: Waterfront, Airbnb's & Flood Insurance

Florida homeowners insurance in 2024 is unlike anything we've ever experienced!

In this post, we will discuss waterfront houses in Sarasota, the Airbnb situation, and something that caught everyone's attention after Hurricane Ian: flood insurance. Who needs it? What's a flood zone? Can it derail a transaction?

I partnered with Julia Dees, an insurance agent specialist, who provided me with all those answers, and I will share them with you now.

Waterfront Properties

When we consider the…

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Emerald Landing: A Tour Inside Sarasota's Newest Homes

If you want a waterfront home in one of the biggest communities in Sarasota, then you must know about Emerald Landing.

These new homes in Waterside are incredible!

We are going to discuss the location, the amenities, and the major drawback that I think might affect potential buyers.

Emerald Landing is a brand-new community in Waterside, an extension of Lakewood Ranch, featuring various neighborhoods located east of I-75, north of Fruitville Road, and south of University Parkway.

The community will overlook the huge and beautiful Kingfisher Lake, having its own dock, and is one of the few neighborhoods in Waterside with access to the water taxi.

Beyond the water ferry that…

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Lakewood Ranch vs Waterside: Which Sarasota Area Is The Best Place To Live?

With the brand new waterside communities popping up in Sarasota, many of my clients are having some confusion about the difference between Lakewood Ranch and Waterside.

Are they related or are they the same?

I’m here to clarify that for you by providing some similarities and differences while navigating a little into these areas.

Lakewood Ranch is a master-planned community of over 33,000 acres and 30 different neighborhoods, and we can even say that it is its own town with the majority of it located in Manatee County.

Waterside, on the other hand, is an extension of Lakewood Ranch, being almost a neighborhood of it but, since it is located in the…

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The Best Thing to Do in Sarasota During Winter

This past month, I did something I had never done before during winter in Sarasota.

With a camera and a microphone, I took my car and drove around the city to show you exactly what it looks like during what should be the coldest months of the year.

Now, I will share with you the best thing you can do to enjoy this time of the year.

The great thing about living in Sarasota is that you don't have to worry about extreme cold, and you have water nearby 24/7.

But how can you enjoy the water during winter?

Well, you have so many excellent options, from water exercises to simply sitting by the beach or a park with waterfront views. But what I did, which I had never experienced before during…

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Everything You Need to Know About Sarasota Before Moving

If you're considering moving to Sarasota, FL, in 2024, don't make a decision before checking this ultimate guide with everything you need to know about this city.

With over 500,000 residents in Sarasota County, this area made it to the top five relocation destinations in the entire country. But why is Sarasota drawing so many people here?

For me, this question can be answered by simply stating that it's because of the lifestyle.

My family and I moved here in the summer of 1999 from Massachusetts, and from that day, I witnessed the city evolve in many ways while retaining its essence and popular attractions.

The Unbeatable Sarasota Lifestyle

We can't discuss the city's…

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