March 2019

Found 4 blog entries for March 2019.


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April 5-7, 2019 – Sarasota Chalk Festival

The Sarasota Chalk Festival takes place in Historic Burns Square, in downtown Sarasota. Artists come from all over to create these masterpieces out of chalk. Observers can watch the art come to life from 8am-10pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! In the evening there will be lights lining the streets and wine tastings. Admission to this event is FREE. More information on the Sarasota Chalk Festival can be found at or



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Single-Family Home Sales Increase Amid Rising Inventory

SARASOTA, Fla. (March 22, 2019) – In February 2019, inventory continues to increase across the two-county area, reaching a more balanced supply. Median sales prices increased in Sarasota but decreased in Manatee County. Compared to last year, closed sales increased for single-family homes but decreased in the condo market. Compared to last month, closed sales are up overall, indicating a start to the season.

Single-family home sales increased by 4.8 percent in Manatee County and increased by 4.2 percent in Sarasota. Manatee condo sales decreased by 14.9 percent and Sarasota condo sales decreased by 12.1 percent.

Compared to last month, regular closed sales and cash sales

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I love Palmer Ranch, mainly for its amenities, low car traffic, and top-notch neighborhoods. Palmer Ranch, located in Sarasota, is a flourishing community and a coveted area to live in! Palmer Ranch has many newer neighborhoods, such as Arbor Lakes, Cobblestone, and Sandhill Preserve. But they also have 3 neighborhoods that are still under construction. I want to educate you on the three NEWEST Palmer Ranch communities, Esplanade, Hammock Preserve, and Sunrise Preserve. There is value in using a Realtor (which is free to the Buyer) when purchasing new construction. I am a local expert in these three communities. Scroll to the bottom to see available listings and charts that compare and contrast these three communities! Contact Matt HERE or at 

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New construction is increasing in popularity, especially in Florida. I mean, who wouldn’t want to build their dream home? You or your wife can finally design the perfect house that you’ve wanted for the past 30 years, or you can buy an inventory home. A brand-new home that has already been beautifully built and designed and is simply move in ready!   A common real estate question being asked today is, “Why should I use a realtor when I can just go directly to the builder or the community on my own?”

1. A Realtor Can Represent You a Builder Does Not

Builders hire their own sales staff to show the model homes and home sites. And, you got it, sell the new homes! However, working with a realtor is a more personal relationship.  A trustworthy

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