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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

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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.

What is your favorite relaxation activity?

  • Reading a book
  • Fishing with a
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Red tide continues to affect our coastal areas, killing hundreds of fish and causing respiratory irritation for many individuals. 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission posts regular updates for areas affected by red tide. Click here for more info.

The FFWCC also has a FAQ page that addresses everything from why red tide occurs to swimming safety to eating seafood in an area affected by red tide. Click here for answers regarding red tide.

Hopefully this red tide bloom will not last long so we can enjoy our local beaches and fish and wildlife can flourish!

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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!

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Forbes has released their 2018 list of America's Fastest Growing Cities and the Suncoast area falls within the top 15. 

The North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota area was named as the number 13 fastest growing city in America for 2018. Here are the stats for the area:

  • Population growth 2017: 2.06% (10)
  • Proj. pop. growth 2018: 2.29% (9)
  • Job growth 2017: 3.99% (1)
  • Proj. job growth 2018: 2.64% (8)
  • GMP growth 2017: 2.84% (35)
  • Proj. GMP growth 2018: 5.11% (9)
  • Wage growth 2017: 3.58% (42)
  • Proj. wage growth 2018: 7.22% (6)
  • Home price growth 2017: 8.58% (23)
  • Proj. home price growth 2018: 2.19% (88)
  • Rank 2017: 6

Forbes’ annual list of America’s fastest-growing cities provides a holistic picture of places on the

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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
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