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Sarasota’s Soaring Rental Prices

December 5, 2017

During the National Association of Real Estate Editors’ (NAREE), a conference in Miami last June, there was a surprising statistic that took many attendees by surprise. According to one of the head economists of Zillow.com, 47 percent was the median amount of monthly household income spent on median-priced rental properties in Sarasota – the highest in Southwest Florida. This is a very high figure, especially considering the national average is 30 percent. Los Angeles tops the list with 50 percent. An analysis revealed that a one-bedroom apartment had an average rental price of $[...]

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Top Reasons to Live in Sarasota

December 5, 2017

With incredibly beautiful surroundings, a vibrant culture, fascinating destinations, and tons of stylish properties, Sarasota is quickly becoming one of Florida’s most popular coastal communities. Here’s a closer look at why more and more people are visiting and relocating to this charming gulf front city: The food Sarasota is definitely a foodie’s dream come true. You’ll find a dazzling array of world-class dining establishments that serve delectable dishes such as ceviche, fried oysters, cornmeal-crusted catfish, wild mushroom bisque, Gulf shrimp, blue crab cake, and other m[...]

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Nancy Lopez Speaks at Sara Bay Country Club

April 19, 2017

Sara Bay Classic Sara Bay Country Club Sarasota, Florida April 18, 2017 Nancy Lopez Speaks at Sara Bay SARASOTA, FLORIDA, April 18, 2017 - LPGA legend Nancy Lopez, who won 48 times during her hall-of-fame career, spoke to a group of approximately 60 Symetra Tour professionals at Sara Bay Country Club on Tuesday afternoon about everything from positive thinking on the golf course to course management. It was part of the LPGA’s player development program. Sarasota is special to Lopez as she captured her first and 35th career victories at Bent Tree Country Club. Her 35th career win s[...]

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Jane & Mike Todd

February 1, 2017
Jane & Mike Todd

We had an excellent experience working with Kristie to get our house rented and find a new home both in the same time frame. What could have been a super stressful process right over the Christmas period was much easier to manage thanks to Kristie's professionalism and positive attitude. She was there every step of the way with advice and new ideas up her sleeve.What a relief to find someone who takes the initiative and gets the job done! Thank you Krisite.[...]

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Luxury movie theater coming to University Town Center

June 20, 2016
Luxury movie theater coming to University Town Center

(Boca Raton-based iPic Media builds high-end dining-movie theaters.) COURTESY PHOTO By Maggie Menderski Published: Monday, May 23, 2016 at 1:50 p.m. Last Modified: Monday, May 23, 2016 at 2:10 p.m. Move over CineBistro, iPic is coming to town. Mark Chait, executive director of leasing for Manatee County's Benderson Development Co., confirmed Monday that iPic, a luxury dining and movie experience, is slated for an upcoming development on the east portion of the University Town Center area. The iPic theater was visible in a rendering that Benderson is displaying of that p[...]

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Senior Amateur Match Play Championship

June 7, 2016
Senior Amateur Match Play Championship

The Founders Golf Club - Sarasota June 12-16, 2016 The Senior Amateur Match Play is a great chance for seniors in Florida to compete in a state Championship. There are two divisions in the Championship; Senior (55+) and Super Senior (65+). For a look at the 2015 Championship Results click here. Championship Format 36 holes of individual stroke play. (18 Sunday - 18 Monday). Field will be cut to Championship Flights Only. Championship flight of 32 in the Senior division. Championship flight of 16 in the Super-Senior division. There will be a hole-by-hole play-off to determ[...]

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Canada’s top builder acquires Sarasota golf course

May 13, 2016
Canada’s top builder acquires Sarasota golf course

Mattamy Homes paid more than $14 million for the 120-acre property May 08, 2016 12:30PM Mattamy Homes, the largest home builder in Canada, acquired a long-closed golf course in Sarasota and plans to build hundreds of homes there. Toronto-based Mattamy paid more than $14 million for the 120-acre Sunrise Golf Club in Sarasota, which has been closed since 2004. Working with Sarasota-based developer Vanguard Land, Mattamy plans to build approximately 400 single-family homes and multi-family units at abandoned golf course. A condominium association representing residents who l[...]

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A Ferrari World theme park is coming to North America, and Orlando is probably in the running for it

April 25, 2016
A Ferrari World theme park is coming to North America, and Orlando is probably in the running for it

Posted By Ken Storey on Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 9:45 am A rendering from the Abu Dhabi Ferrari theme park. Ferrari, known for their fast cars and impressive design, has quickly become a major player in the world of theme parks, and the latest rumors point to a possible expansion right here in Central Florida. Ferrari got into the theme park game when it opened its first park in Abu Dhabi back in 2010. That park, a partnership between the famed Italian sports car brand and Abu Dhabi leisure operator Farah, is the world’s largest indoor theme park and is home to an ever incre[...]

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WalletHub names Bradenton 25th best small city in the country to start a business

April 20, 2016
WalletHub names Bradenton 25th best small city in the country to start a business

BY MARK YOUNG myoung@bradenton.com BRADENTON -- Bradenton scored 25th best in the country for best small cities in which to start a new business, according to personal finance website WalletHub. The website's study is an in-depth analysis comparing 1,268 cities across 15 key metrics, according to WalletHub Communications Manager Diana Popa. "Our data set ranges from average growth in number of small businesses and prevalence of investors to office-space affordability and corporate taxes," Popa said. In a scoring system that rated 1 as the best and 634 as the least, Bradent[...]

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Kolter plans another downtown Sarasota high-rise

April 19, 2016
Kolter plans another downtown Sarasota high-rise

The West Palm Beach-based developer has announced plans for the 18-story Grande at the Ritz-Carlton Residences. by: Alex Mahadevan, News Innovation Editor The boom in condominium development in downtown Sarasota continues this month with the announcement of a new high-rise building: the Grande at the Ritz-Carlton Residences. West Palm Beach-based developer Kolter plans to break ground on the 18-story luxury tower next to the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, next spring, according to a news release. Michael Saunders & Co. will oversee sales of the units, which start at $2 million. Th[...]

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