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.  This is one of the best Sarasota beaches.

Longboat Key Beach Florida

Lido Beach

Welcome to Lido Beach! Located on Lido Key, just outside of the popular St. Armand’s circle, you’ll find Lido Beach. Lido Beach has a big…

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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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Hurricane Ian and the Impact on the Sarasota Real Estate Market

A few weeks ago we had one of the largest storms on record come through southwest Florida, Hurricane Ian. Some areas of the southwest coast were hardly affected, while others are completely devastated.
I know many of you are curious about what impact Hurricane Ian will have on the real estate market here in Sarasota. I think the aftermath of hurricane Ian is going to slow the real estate market in the short term, but certainly not in the long term. Humans seem to be blessed and cursed with short-term memory. While locals are currently experiencing a very emotional experience from the storm, people relocating may not be. They will watch the news, check out a few youtube videos, and…

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Best Place to Live in Sarasota - West of the Trail

Best Place to Live in Sarasota - West of the Trail

In this blog, I’m going to show you around West of the Trail. What kind of real estate you can find, the lifestyle it offers, and some of the best amenities in the area. I’m not going to teach you EVERYTHING, because it’s just. Not. possible. And we’re also NOT talking pricing because that fluctuates. But, for up-to-date pricing in the area and neighborhoods, jump over to my website where you can see active listings for specific properties and neighborhoods. Let’s get started!


I’m defining West of the Trail as West of Tamiami Trail, South of Bahia Vista, and North of Beneva. It runs right along the West coast of Sarasota. Keep in…

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Grand Park - Sarasota Neighborhood

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 Sarasota 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.

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All About Palmer Ranch Sarasota

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…

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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 video. 

Real Estate Investment Models

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