No matter where you are in Florida and up the east coast of the United States, chances are pretty good that you'll see some level of weather from Hurricane Dorian.
Below is a link for the Sarasota County Hurricane Preparedness website, which contains information about closures, sandbag distribution and more. Each county may have different protocol in place, so please check your county Emergency Services website for more information.
Please stay safe through this holiday weekend and into next week.
CLICK HERE FOR SARASOTA COUNTY HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION
Florida's Southwest coast has been in the news lately due to the recent red tide bloom, and it's been cause for great concern for both residents and tourists.
Red tide has been occurring in this area and other areas across the globe for hundreds of years and generally lasts for just a few weeks. But this particular round of red tide, caused by higher-than-normal concentration of a microscopic alga named Karenia brevis, has been more severe and has lasted much longer than usual.
Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for seven counties most affected by the red tide - Sarasota, Charlotte, Manatee, Collier, Hillsborough, Lee, and Pinellas. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has sent teams of biologists and
National Relaxation Day is observed annually on August 15th. It is time to slow down, unwind and relax!
National Relaxation Day is an important day as we all need a break from the fast-paced and often hectic lifestyles we live. Taking time to recuperate and rejuvenate our tired minds and bodies may help prevent many health risks. Like the founder of this day suggested, too much work can make us sick, run down, tired and that’s just wrong.
But he was right! It has been proven that stress can be harmful to our health, both mentally and physically. Most doctors will agree that finding ways to relax and finding ways to reduce stress will improve overall health.
The National Weather Service is monitoring a system in Caribbean that is expected to move into the Gulf of Mexico. Forecasters say there is only a small chance it could develop into a tropical depression. Locally heavy rain is expected across the state regardless of whether the system strengthens. So keep those umbrellas handy!
Buying a home is one of the most rewarding experiences, but it's also one of the most challenging. If you're a first-time buyer, the process may seem overwhelming. So, get all the advice you can from an expert.
Do Your Homework
Learn about the market before you shop for a home. Before you can purchase a home you need to feel comfortable about where you are buying and the price range you are dealing with. The best way to learn about the market is to enlist the assistance of a licensed Sarasota Realtor ® like myself.
Knowing how much to offer is one of the most difficult parts of buying a home. Ask your Buyers Agent for a list of recently sold properties of comparable size, location and amenities. Comparing the prices of similar