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April 2018

Found 18 blog entries for April 2018.

Resort-style island living on Siesta Key’s deep sailboat water with no bridges to the bay, only minutes to the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The long driveway leads to this spacious home where you’ll enjoy lounging and entertaining by the sparkling oversized pool in the lush, tropical yard. From the covered veranda overlooking the pool, the foyer entry leads into the casually elegant interior boasting beautiful hardwood floors throughout. Relax in the great room, anchored by a fireplace, flowing into the casual dining area accented by a fabulous chandelier. The spectacular island kitchen has been designed for cooking and entertaining, featuring custom cabinets, gorgeous quartz counters, Wolf, Fisher-Paykel and Bosch stainless appliances. Step

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105 White Avenue

Nearly two full acres on the Gulf of Mexico. This rare, beachfront compound offers a full 190 feet on the Gulf of Mexico's azure waters and powdery white sands. An island property of this size directly on the Gulf is hard to find, and is perfect for the buyer searching for a spectacular, private building site for a Gulf-front estate with panoramic vistas. Currently used as a private, corporate resort, the main building includes 14 residences enjoying full Gulf views. The meticulously maintained, landscaped grounds and buildings include an Olympic-sized pool, tennis courts and a maintenance building. This is a unique opportunity to own acreage on desirable Anna Maria Island's stretch of beautiful white beaches directly on the azure waters of

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Stop by today to see this spectacular lakefront executive pool home in the highly desirable, conveniently located and gated community of Deer Creek on Palmer Ranch. The well-designed split floor plan offers three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths plus office and bonus room with long lake views on one of the best streets in the community. Custom upgrades throughout, including handsome dark maple flooring. The beautifully renovated island kitchen includes KitchenAid stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, tumbled marble backsplash, planning desk, under cabinet lighting, and flows easily to the breakfast room and family room, boasting a wood burning fireplace, all overlooking the sparkling pool and lake. Open the walls of plantation

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Several orchids have been in full bloom this week. They are so spectacular and make me think of the quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The earth laughs in flowers."

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U.S. News & World Report has released their annual Best Places to Live list for 2018 and Sarasota ranks at #34. It's no surprise that Sarasota continues to be a desirable destination with all it has to offer. The combination of arts and culture, award-winning beaches, climate and more draws visitors and new residents alike. 

U.S. News analyzed 125 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people's desire to live there. The Top 10 list includes Austin, Texas (#1 for the second time); Colorado Springs, Colorado; Denver, Colorado; Des Moines, Iowa; Fayetteville, Arkansas; Portland, Oregon; Huntsville, Alabama; Washington, DC;

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Discover this treasure - you'll enjoy casual island living and boating on the desirable north end of Siesta Key with immediate access to Gulf and bay waters. Totally redesigned and renovated, located on a private, tropically landscaped waterfront lot. You'll find warm Southern pine floors and a living room boasting rustic beams, a vaulted ceiling and French doors that open to a full-width covered porch. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, pendant lights, wood and granite countertops, hand-rubbed cabinetry, wine rack and full pantry. The versatile dining area is open enough for entertaining or cozy enough for a romantic dinner. A guest bedroom, bath and sitting area complete this level. Upstairs, the master suite offers a tray ceiling,

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American Lifestyle Magazine shared these great questions that every homebuyer should ask before deciding to purchase a home...

It’s no surprise that the home buying process can be overwhelming. Between an influx of information being thrown at you at once and a stack of documents to sign—you might not know where to even begin. But not to worry!

Below is a list of questions to ask your real estate agent that can help you save both time and money in the long run.

Has the property been tested for radon?
A proper test is the only way to know for certain that a house doesn’t contain this dangerous and odorless gas. If the house does test positive for elevated levels, the levels will need to be reduced through mitigation before you can move in.

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