Sarasota Property Search.  Making a Sarasota Property Search should be an enjoyable and fun experience when you are using the right web site with the right real estate agent.  Sara's site at has 7 different ways that you can shop for Sarasota Real Estate by clicking onto the Search the MLS tab at the top of the page.  



How to use the Sarasota Property Search: 7 Different Ways

Sara has some powerful tools to do a Sarasota Property Search for homes, condos and land.  Everyone has different preferences when they are looking for a home to buy so that is why Sara has developed different types of searches based on your needs with no registration required to view all of the property details,…

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Why Using a Sarasota Real Estate Agent is Important.

This article from Harold Bubil, of the Sarasota Herald Tribune appeared in our local paper.  I think Harold does a great job in summing up the reasons for using a real estate professional in this market.  I recently received a call from a potential customer who was trying to navigate the waters of a purchase without using the proper professional to help him get the job done.  Don’t get caught in stormy waters.  Call a professional and then buy or sell your home and get the job done.

"Even with Web, help from a pro is needed"

By Harold Bubil

Published: Sunday, December 26, 2010 at 1:00 a.m.

The vast majority - 90 percent -- of home shoppers use the Internet to search for a new home,…

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Stoneybrook Condos for Sale


Clubside Condo for sale in Stoneybrook Golf and Country Club. 
Enjoy Sarasota at its best in the gated community of Stoneybrook Golf and Country Club.  Own a piece of paradise with this 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo that is located in Clubside section of Stoneybrook.

On the market for $178,000.  This is a 3rd floor unit that has a lanai that has outstanding views of the golf course.  The Clubside area of Stoneybrook has its own tennis court and community pool.   This unit comes with a carport and storage. This condo is in mint condition, re-piped, newer carpet, AC unit, water heater, light fixtures and appliances.  The golf course is an 18 hole 72 par course. 

To view the full list of homes and condos for sale inside the gates of…

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Morton’s Gourmet Market – West of the Trail

Morton’s Gourmet Market is located West of the Trail and has been a Sarasota landmark for over 50 years.  Located at 1924 South Osprey Avenue, in the Southside Village this full service gourmet market serves the finest in fresh and “ready to go” prepared foods.  Stop in and meet Tom Morton one of the owners, and enjoy the varieties of products and services from their hot deli, prime meats and seafood selection, fine wines from around the world, from scratch prepared meals to go, gift baskets, full service catering and not to leave out their bakery and coffee shop. 


You can order in person or online at their web site Mortons Market. com 

Morton’s Market is within walking distance of many of the fine home that are

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Siesta Key Beach Master Sand Sculpting Competition – The Siesta Key Crystal Classic


The Siesta Key Crystal classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition November 18th to the 21st.   Siesta Key Beach in partnership with Mote Marine, The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce, Sand Lubbers, and Sarasota County is proud to announce the 1st annual Crystal Classic Master Sand Sans Sculpting contest with over $25,000 in prize money.  The proceeds from this event will go to benefit the Mote Marine’s Sea Turtle Conservation and Research program. 

Siesta Key Beach has been consistently ranked as either the #1 or #2 best beach in the United Sates by “Dr. Beach”  aka Dr. Stephen Leatherman.   Siesta Key Beach located on the barrier…

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Turtle Rock in Palmer Ranch Home Sells - Fast

This home located at 4919 Sabal Lake Circle in the beautiful Palmer Ranch Neighborhood of Turtle Rock was sold today.  This home was on the market for $519,000 and closed at $497,000.

Before this home was even able to be seen it was sold. 

I was in the process of having our photographer take pictures when one of my co- agents at Michael Saunders & Company called me asking about homes that I had listed in Turtle Rock.  I described this home to him and he thought it would be a perfect match for his customer.  Before we where even able to get the pictures on line his couple fell in love with the house and agreed on a price and a closing date. 

A great house on a lake in Turtle Rock SOLD in 4 hours.

When I meet with…

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Sarasota back in the National Spotlight

“U.S.  News and World Report” has just published a report “Where to Buy a Home for less than $800 a month” and Sarasota made the list at #2.  Here is an excerpt from the Article.

"#2. Sarasota, Fla.: Although exotic mortgage products and investor excitement sent home prices in Sarasota soaring during the housing boom, the subsequent crash hit the market as hard as anywhere in the state. Median home prices in the Sarasota area plummeted from $311,000 in 2007 to $185,000 in the second quarter of this year. But this steep drop only makes this sun-drenched community on Florida's west coast more attractive for home buyers, says Jack McCabe of McCabe Research & Consulting. McCabe says Sarasota's smaller size provides its…

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The Legacy Bike Trail, Sarasota, Florida

Why move to Sarasota?  Outdoor Amenities.

     One of the many reasons that our family decided on Sarasota, Florida was the great outdoor lifestyle.  I remember before we moved in 1999, I spoke with a friend who had moved to Florida from New England a few years before we did. Andrea told me, “You will love living in Florida, there is always something to do outside during your time off from work.  Moving from the Boston area you really appreciate the year round sunshine and warm weather.” 

Thanks to Sarasota County some of that “off from work” time can be spent biking, walking or rollerblading on       “The Legacy Bike Trail”.


This is a 12.4 mile long section of railroad track that was purchased from the…

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Sarasota Market Update for the Month of May 2010

Sarasota Real Estate Market at the Highest Level since 2005: Prices Remain Stable

The following information has been taken from the market report given out from the Sarasota Association of Realtors.  These are the market report numbers that have been recorded for business in the month of May 2010. 

Property sales in May 2010 in the Sarasota market once again hit the highest total since 2005 and median sale prices continued the steady pace observed in recent months.  The 766 sales were the highest for the year, topping the April 2010 total of 757, and were the highest total since December 2005, and 51.3% higher than the May 2009 total of 506 sales.  Pending sales were once again strong, hitting 857, but were…

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 Cardinal Mooney High School in Sarasota, Florida was established in 1959 and is operated by the Diocese of Venice.  Cardinal Mooney High School serves students from Sarasota, Manatee, and Charlotte Counties and is rooted in the Catholic tradition but also open to people of all faiths.  Cardinal Mooney is located on Fruitville Road in Sarasota and is about 2 miles west of I-75, making it very convenient to get to from anywhere in the Sarasota area.  The school has a 4 year enrollment of 550 students with a faculty staff of 46 teachers giving Cardinal Mooney a 13-1 Student/Teacher ratio.  Our youngest son is attending Cardinal Mooney so I can tell you first hand that I am very impressed with the quality of the campus, the caring responsiveness of the…

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