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    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

    Selecting a Refinancing Option with ILTIS Lending Group | Sarasota’s Mortgage Professional (941) 954-4252

    By DeAnna Greenhaw | July 13, 2016

    When you are overwhelmed with so many choices, it may seem like there are even more refinance programs than borrowers!  – Is Refinancing Worth the Cost? Ever hear the pearl of wisdom that says you should only consider refinancing if your new interest rate will be at least two points below your present one?  That might... Read More

    Architecture: Sarasota’s Guy Peterson wins AIA Florida’s Gold Medal | Real Estate

    By DeAnna Greenhaw | July 11, 2016

    Architecture: Sarasota’s Guy Peterson wins AIA Florida’s Gold Medal.  When architect Guy Peterson was just starting his career, his mentor gave him some advice he’s never forgotten.“He told me, ‘Guy, in 20 years, I want you to have 20 years of experience and not one year’s experience repeated 20 times,’ Peterson said. “That always resonated... Read More

    The 24 best beaches in America Ranked | Business Insider | Siesta Key Beach

    By DeAnna Greenhaw | July 5, 2016

    Here is our definitive list of the best beaches in America, from Hawaii to California. Hawaii’s Lanikai Beach.Shutterstock/Ekashustrova Whether you’re looking for uncrowded sands or adventure-packed waters, you don’t have to go too far to find a beach that’s perfect for your next vacation. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of the best beaches in... Read More

    Cash sales 51.6 percent of Sarasota-Manatee home deals | REAL ESTATE MARKET

    By DeAnna Greenhaw | June 24, 2016

    Cash remains king for homebuyers in Southwest Florida. The Sarasota-Manatee area in March ranked fourth among the 100 largest U.S. metro areas for its share of cash buyers, according to a report released Thursday by data provider CoreLogic. Cash sales accounted for 51.6 percent of all home deals in the two counties, CoreLogic said, in... Read More