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    Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club

    By DeAnna Greenhaw | June 25, 2016

    View Listings: Lakewood Ranch Gated Golf Communities & Property The Club The sense of arrival is profound as you cast your eyes on the dramatic clubhouse awaiting, just inside the gates of the Lakewood Ranch Country Club Village. Such an inspired welcome beckons as the clubhouse rises above the horizon to greet you with magnificent... Read More

    The Sarasota & Manatee area was ranked No. 1 in well-being out of the 100 largest metro areas in the USA!

    By DeAnna Greenhaw | February 22, 2016

    The Bradenton-Sarasota-North Port area was ranked No. 1 in well-being out of the 100 largest metro areas in the United States, according to Gallup research. That means means residents like what they do, have supportive relationships and are proud of their community. The results are based on more than 176,000 interviews with U.S. adults across... Read More

    VIDEO: Unicorp buys The Colony property for $22 Million | Longboat Key

    By DeAnna Greenhaw | July 29, 2016

    The Orlando-based firm with plans to revitalize the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort moves a step closer to its goal, and begins demolition at the iconic property. Until today, Tim Field hadn’t set foot on the shuttered Colony Beach & Tennis Resort for nearly five years. “I didn’t think it would look this bad,” Field... Read More

    Wawa plans to open near downtown Sarasota

    By DeAnna Greenhaw | July 27, 2016

    The popular gas station and convenience store chain Wawa plans a location near downtown Sarasota at Fruitville Road and Lime Avenue. The plans will be considered during a session with city staff at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Sarasota City Hall. The gas station would be on 1.82 acres along Fruitville Road just west of Lime.... Read More

    Lakewood Ranch home sales strong | East County | McConnell and Associates Realty

    By DeAnna Greenhaw | July 27, 2016

    Sales put it in the top five of master-planned communities nationally so far this year.  Strong homes sales in Lakewood Ranch have boosted the community’s ranking to fifth nationally among master-planned communities, according to mid-year results released by the Maryland-based real estate consulting firm RCLCO. Lakewood Ranch had ranked 12th mid-year in 2015. So far this... Read More

    Prices to start at $3.9M for new Siesta Key Condos Oceane

    By DeAnna Greenhaw | July 22, 2016

    Oceane will have six units north of Siesta Village SIESTA KEY  – A long-vacant condominium pad of slightly less than an acre will become the Oceane condominium, with construction beginning when about half of the six luxury units are under contract. Crossgate Partners’ managing partner Randy Moore is developing the project, which he calls the first... Read More

    Calling Ten 30 One |Bradenton | Sarasota | Manatee 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchanges

    By DeAnna Greenhaw | July 19, 2016

    With the rebound of commercial real estate markets nationwide has come renewed interest in Gulf Coast properties in which capital gains taxes can be deferred, sometimes indefinitely. So-called 1031 exchanges occur when buyers sell commercial property, deposit the proceeds with an intermediary and then acquire new property within a specified time period. The U.S. Internal... Read More

    14 Reasons to Make Sarasota Your Home

    By DeAnna Greenhaw | July 19, 2016

    Read on…You might want to call Oliver McConnell and your movers right now.   14 Excellent reasons to make the move to Sarasota. #1. Because Sarasota is actually affordable. Because residents benefit from no state income tax, low property taxes, a variety of budget-friendly housing options, and low energy costs, Sarasota can be a very... Read More

    TSW’s Landscape Architecture Studio Update: Nathan Benderson Park Recognized at APA Florida Conference | Sarasota

    By DeAnna Greenhaw | July 19, 2016

    Nathan Benderson Park was recently awarded an APA Florida Award of Excellence in the Planning Project category and Tom Walsh was part of a panel that presented the park’s master planning process to conference attendees. TSW’s Landscape Architecture Studio developed the overall master plan for the park and helped coordinate visioning graphics. Nathan Benderson Park is located in... Read More

    Benderson Park lands another big rowing event | East County | Lakewood Ranch

    By DeAnna Greenhaw | July 19, 2016

    US Rowing’s Youth National Championships will bring sports tourism dollars to the area. Nathan Benderson Park continues to host big events.  On Tuesday, Suncoast Aquatic and Nature Center Associates announced the park would host the 2017 US Rowing’s Youth National Championships.  The championships are the premier rowing event in the United States for junior rowers.... Read More

    Sarasota, state offer $450K to reel in headquarters | Sarasota

    By DeAnna Greenhaw | July 19, 2016

    State and local officials have committed $450,000 in financial aid to a company considering Sarasota for a new headquarters. The County Commission last week approved another economic incentive package to lure a new business to the area. State and local officials have committed $450,000 in financial aid to a company considering Sarasota for a new... Read More

    Foreclosures plunge 54 percent in first six months of 2016 | McConnell and Associates Realty

    By DeAnna Greenhaw | July 15, 2016

    DISTRESSED PROPERTIES Facts: Mid-year foreclosure update Active foreclosures; Rate; Change over year; Sarasota-Manatee; 1,574; 1 in every 257 households; -54%; Charlotte; 701; 1 in every 144 households; -34%; Florida; 63,032; 1 in every 144 households; -34%; U.S.; 533,813; 1 in every 249 households; -11%; Far fewer homeowners in Southwest Florida are in danger of losing their... Read More