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Grand Park Sarasota is a gated neighborhood that broke ground in 2020. Built by Neal Homes, this community will have around 900 homes when fully completed. Grand Park has A LOT of floor plans to choose from. They are currently offering 18 floor plans, with a variety of options, such as, 1 stories, 2 stories, 3 car garages, and villas. A lot of the Grand Park architecture shows a coastal style.

 

Homes range from 1,400 to 2,900 sq ft with base prices starting in the low $300’s, making their way into the $500’s. This community currently has a CDD fee, which ranges from around $1000 to $1,700 per year, depending on your homesite size. Homesites are available on both water and preserve views.

Grand Park is also a maintenance-free community,

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1. What is Palmer Ranch?

2. Where is Palmer Ranch?

3. Why do people want to live in Palmer Ranch?

4. What are your real estate options in Palmer Ranch?

Answering these 4 questions, will help give you a feel for what Palmer Ranch Sarasota is all about. As a local real estate agent, I enjoy educating my clients on all Sarasota has to offer when it comes to find the right area to live in, and the right home! For questions on Palmer Ranch real estate or Sarasota real estate, reach out! Call or text Matt at 941-356-5377 or email Matt at Matt@MattLeicht.com.

 

What is Palmer Ranch Sarasota?

Palmer Ranch is a residential area of Sarasota made up of 40 neighborhoods (and more going up). With around 20,000 residents, Palmer Ranch continues

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Dozens of times, I've had clients ask me about real estate investing. Hey Matt, the market seems good... how should I go about investing in real estate?

Well, this is actually a pretty complex question. See there are a lot of different answers and opinions when it comes to cap rates, interest rates, pulling money out of the stock market, and more. But there are a couple of things that DON’T change when it comes to investing in real estate and these are the different models of ways you can get a return on your money in real estate. Now, hear me say there are more models of ways to make money in real estate investing, but today, I'm talking about three of the ways. I'd love for you to check out the video below or you can read it on the blog below the

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Hey, I’m Matt! I’m a local realtor creating blogs and videos to help educate Buyers on the different neighborhoods around Sarasota and more. Esplanade is an incredibly popular neighborhood in Palmer Ranch, in fact one of the most sought-after Sarasota communities in 2020. Check out the video below to SEE Esplanade… or read the blog below to gather all the facts on this popular community! (Now keep in mind, Esplanade Palmer Ranch is almost fully sold out, and will sell out in 2021. But don’t worry, we can still get you into this neighborhood with some great resale options!)

Esplanade Palmer Ranch Amenities

Amenities are what have people moving to Esplanade Palmer Ranch! Esplanade is a gated and maintenance free community. There really is

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How much are closing costs in Florida? I get asked this question from my clients quite a bit, so I’m going to guide you through about how much you’ll pay in closing costs whether you’re buying or selling a property here in Florida.

Closing costs are sometimes forgotten in the hype of picking out a home or moving on from one. But it’s important for you to budget in closing costs before making a decision to buy or sell a home, because you will have to pay them one way or another! Watch my video below or read the blog to learn all about closing costs in Florida!

 

Buyer Closing Costs in Florida

There are a few different things that go into a closing cost for a Buyer here in Florida.

Title Insurance

Every area/county can be different, but

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Sarasota is filled with beautiful real estate; new homes are hitting the market on the daily. But one thing that’s really popping in the Sarasota real estate industry is NEW CONSTRUCTION.

Open floorplans, large outdoor entertaining spaces, new pools, open kitchens with big islands, and high ceilings are making their trends throughout the new construction space in Sarasota. Not only that, but AMENITIES. A lot of the Sarasota new construction neighborhoods are big on amenities. And I’m not just talking a community pool. We’re seeing dog parks, pickleball, tennis, tiki bars, fitness centers, spas, soccer fields, and more. And yes, these things are right WITHIN the neighborhoods themselves.

For those of you looking to relocate to the Sarasota area, this

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If you’re thinking about moving to Florida in 2021, this one’s for you! Moving is about more than the house you select. From homeowners insurance to mortgages, you’ll want to make sure you have the best information out there about what you need to know about moving to Florida in 2021.

Today I interviewed two of my local friends who I consider experts in their industries. Let’s see what they had to say about moving to Florida in 2021. Check out the video for all the details, or read the blog for some highlights!

 

Florida Homeowners Insurance 2021

I interviewed Nino Gancitano from All State Insurance. Nino is an insurance agent who has been in the industry since 2002.

What made homeowners insurance so hard to obtain in 2020?

“You’ve got

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Hey, I’m Matt! I’m so glad you’ve landed here. I’m a local realtor specializing in helping people with their relocation process. And that starts right here! By getting educated on what Sarasota has to offer in both its real estate and lifestyle. I write a lot of blogs and record videos to help educate Buyers on the different neighborhoods around Sarasota and more. So, let’s check out one of Sarasota’s popular neighborhoods… Artistry!

Artistry Sarasota, built by Kolter homes, offers over 10 floor plans featuring modern contemporary designs. The pricing ranges from the $400’s up the the $700’s... and beyond, depending on the structural and design options you add to a home. The homes are known for their big windows, natural light, water views, and

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So, you’re looking into new construction I see. Maybe you’re wondering how the new construction home buying process works and how you fit into it. I want to answer some of the common questions for home Buyers looking to purchase new construction, as well as, give you some insight into some of the questions that probably haven’t come to mind.

A lot of people go into the new construction process blindly. In other words, they see sign on the side of the road for a model home, stroll on in, fall in love, and make a decision to buy it! While living on cloud 9 is pretty great, you’ll find yourself getting a much better price and experience when you’re educated on how it all works. In fact, I can give you some unbiased education, because I don’t work

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Plenty of magazines and blogs list Sarasota, Florida as one of the best places to live, retire, raise a family, etc. But why? What is the hype about living in Sarasota, FL? Being in real estate, I see people relocating to Sarasota quite often. Working alongside many of them, I've learned their reasons behind the move. So, take a look at FIVE reasons people are living in Sarasota, FL.

 

1. Weather

It really doesn’t take a genius to know that we don’t get any snow here in South Florida. In fact, we have around 300 days of sunshine every year. Sarasota has an outdoor lifestyle...and with the sunshine, that outdoor lifestyle can be maintained all year long. Beaches, parks, exercise, and outdoor dining are enjoyed in the spring, summer, fall, and

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