Waterside Place Lakewood Ranch

There’s a lot of buzz about Waterside Place. Waterside Place opened in 2020. Its popularity and hype hasn’t faded since opening; rather, it has become more of a hotspot as expansion has increased. I think Waterside is going to be a permanent place of entertainment, a true hub for the East Sarasota community… and it’s only getting started. 

Lakewood Ranch loves a good community get together. I mean, Lakewood Ranch has been designed around this principle. With schools, shopping, dining, businesses, and community intertwined amongst its real estate; Lakewood Ranch has remained a popular residential area since its beginnings. The opening of the Waterside area will be no exception. Waterside Place is considered the town…

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida is a master-planned community located in Manatee and Sarasota counties in southwest Florida. With its beautiful natural landscapes, world-class amenities, and rich cultural offerings, Lakewood Ranch is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after destinations for both visitors and residents alike.

History of Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch was originally developed in the late 1990s by Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, Inc. (SMR) as a 5,500-acre master-planned community. SMR was founded in the 1920s by the Schroeder and Taylor families and has been a leading land developer in the area for over 90 years.

The development of Lakewood Ranch was guided by a vision to create a vibrant, sustainable community that…

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1. Siesta Key Beach

Visit Siesta Key Beach: Siesta Key Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Sarasota, known for its soft, powdery white sand and crystal clear waters. The beach is free to visit and offers plenty of amenities, including restrooms, showers, and picnic areas. Visitors can swim, sunbathe, or take a walk along the shoreline to enjoy the beautiful views.

Things to do at Siesta Key Beach

1. Relax on the Beach The soft, white sand and clear water make it the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun. With plenty of space and different areas to choose from, visitors can find the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

2. Go Swimming Siesta Key Beach is renowned for its calm and warm water, making it an…

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Palmer Ranch

Where is Palmer Ranch Sarasota?

Palmer Ranch is located in Sarasota, Florida, in the southern part of Sarasota County. It covers over 10,000 acres and is situated just east of US Highway 41, also known as Tamiami Trail, and south of Clark Road. One of the most notable features of Palmer Ranch's location is its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico. Many of the neighborhoods within the community are just a short drive from the beach, making it a popular destination for those who love to swim, sunbathe, and enjoy water sports. In addition to its proximity to the beach, Palmer Ranch is also close to a number of other amenities and attractions. The Sarasota Square Mall is located just a few miles to the south of the community and offers…

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$750,000 Home for Sale in Venice Florida

You've found your dream home on a premium over-sized lake lot situated on a cul de sac in the Milano community. You step inside and are welcomed by an open foyer and gallery with a spacious, warm yet bright interior. The great room features a tray ceiling, extensive crown molding and a triple stacking slider that fully opens to your beautiful lanai. This is the Starlight floorplan, built by Neal Communities.

 home for sale in Venice Florida

The kitchen is appointed with premium cabinets, under cabinet lighting, quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances, and is flanked by an expansive walk-through utility room for your pantry and laundry needs. You'll love the interior wooden shutters throughout, crown molding, beautiful…

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Best Sarasota Beaches

In this blog, I’m going to introduce you to the best Sarasota beaches. Sarasota has a handful of great amenities, but one of the most frequented and talked about amenities is its beaches. So let me tell you about 5 of the best Sarasota beaches! 


Longboat Key Beaches

This is a Longboat Key Beach access on Longboat Key! Longboat Key doesn’t have one main beach, instead, it has a handful of beach accesses with no amenities. But, many people love to frequent these quiet beaches because they have a secluded feel.  The beaches of Longboat Key are known for their soft white sand, clear blue water, and gentle waves. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities on the beaches, including swimming, sunbathing, fishing,…

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$850,000 Home for Sale in Sarasota Florida - Oak Ford

13611 Heritage Way, SARASOTA, FL

Welcome to this bright and immaculate home; located on a cul-de-sac, with a 3/4 of an acre lot, and a BRAND-NEW ROOF! This home has huge windows throughout, filling it with natural light and views of the lush green yard and mature trees. The first floor features the dining room, 1 multipurpose bedroom, 1 bathroom, and 2 separate living areas. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances paired with granite countertops all while overlooking the stunning wood-burning fireplace and 20-foot cathedral ceiling. Making your way up the stairs, the second floor of the home offers 4 bedrooms and 2 updated bathrooms. The master bedroom has 2 walk-in closets and is…

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Sarasota, Florida Housing Bubble - Should I Buy?

With the market rising so much, the question everyone is asking is… have I missed my opportunity to buy? When there was a housing bubble in Florida. In this blog, I’m going to give you some of my thoughts on the answer to that question. 

I recently had a conversation with a friend who is looking at purchasing a piece of land. They were concerned about the rising prices and if they should wait 2, 3, 4 years to buy, in hopes that the would come down. Ultimately, could the market come down in 2, 3, 4 years? Yes, maybe, but I don’t have a crystal ball! 

But I think if you can afford it now, you have to look at the opportunity cost it will take in order to wait 2-4 years. I mean no one is getting any…

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Florida Housing Market Shift – Two Signs to Watch For

In this blog, I wanted to cover what signs to look for in a housing market shift. Are we supposed to anticipate another 2008 in terms of a housing crash? Keep reading to find out more. 

 Why is Florida housing so expensive?

Let’s jump right to it! First, let’s touch on 2008. 2008 was a finance and lending crisis. During this time, there were not nearly as many lending and financing restrictions as there are today. 

People were flipping houses and putting little to no money down to do so. Well, then the recession hit, and these people didn’t have any equity in their homes… so they got foreclosed on. And Boom!! Instant overnight housing crash.  


So, fast forward 12 years and we get…

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Houses for Sale in Sarasota


This blog is going to talk about the most expensive Sarasota home sales of 2022. 

We all know prices have been rising, and our Sarasota market has increased by 57% since the start of COVID.  Our Sarasota market is high, which means prices are high, which means these luxury home sales are high. 

So, what IS considered luxury in Sarasota? Typically hitting the $1m mark was often considered luxury, but with the market increase, we have a lot of homes, including new construction community sales, hitting this price point. While many of these $1m price point homes are still stunning luxury homes in grand communities, the luxury market overall is trending itself up to a higher price point. Let’s look at the top 5…

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