If you've been keeping an eye on the real estate market lately, you've likely been bombarded with mixed messages. "Now is the worst time to buy," some say, pointing to the dismal market conditions. Others argue the opposite, urging you to "buy now before interest rates soar even higher!"

A glance at the housing section's front page in FORTUNE magazine shows just how polarized these opinions are. On one side, we have the CEO of Fannie Mae painting a grim picture of the current market. On the other, industry expert Barbra Corcoran advocates that it's an opportune time to make a purchase.

This dichotomy became even more personal to me earlier this week during a chat with an acquaintance. "Matt, have you heard the rumors?" they asked. "The word on…

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With Sarasota home prices skyrocketing the past few years, many buyers feel priced out of new construction.

But this brand new Waterside community, Nautique, offers some of Lakewood Ranch’s most affordable new homes starting under $500,000.

I’ll take you on an tour of Nautique at Waterside, looking at the location, lifestyle, real estate options, and prices. 

After 20+ years in Sarasota real estate and helping dozens buy new construction, I’ll share with you my honest opinion on whether Nautique delivers on its value or not.

Where's Nautique Located? And What’s Nearby? 

Waterside at Lakewood Ranch is a master-planned community located in the eastern part of Sarasota.

Nautique is a new sub-community in this area with a great…

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