Archive for the ‘Sarasota Beaches & Bay’ Category


Today Show, Sarasota is Best Place to Buy Real Estate

October 6, 2009

The Today Show just aired a segment on Real Estate naming Sarasota as the number one place in the country to buy real estate.  Our beautiful beaches were mentioned and  Sarasota was described as “a sophisticated city, an urban city with all the things that sophisticated people like to find.”  They also stated that the median home price in Sarasota is $175,800 which is own 34% from last year and that there has been a 13% increase in property values since last quarter indicating that the market has bottomed and is increasing again.  If you are a sophisticated person, Sarasota is the place for you and now is the time to buy!  The market has turned around.  Visit to see the video.


Siesta Key Annual Rental, Bay Tree

September 27, 2009

Back in January I wrote about a nice one bedroom condo at Bay Tree on Siesta Key that had been foreclosed and was available for only $175,000.  That was a great deal so it was not surprising that it was purchased by one of the readers of this blog.  Now that the deal has closed and the condo has undergone some interior upgrades it is available for rent on an annual basis for only $900.00 per month. This rental is in a beach-to-bay condominium so it offers direct beach access as well as direct bay access and a boat dock.  If the Siesta Key lifestyle is for you, give us a call at 941-650-4626.


Siesta Key Condo Deal

September 24, 2009

I just came across another great deal on Siesta Key. There is a condominium that just came to market for less than $200,000 which has been completely updated and offers water views, boat docks, pool and short term rentals. This one wont last long so give me a call at 941-650-4626 to get all the details.


Sarasota Boating

July 15, 2009

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Sarasota is a fantastic place to enjoy boating. Sarasota has 36 miles of beaches and numerous inlets and islands to explore. While there are many boat ramps and launch sites throughout the county, serious boaters will want a more permanent home for their vessel. Of course owning a home or condominium directly on the water is the most obvious choice but their are many alternatives including numerous marinas with dry storage, yacht clubs, leased or owned boat slips, dockuminiums or rackuminiums.

The most visible of these is Marina Jack’s which is located at the center of Sarasota’s downtown bay front.  This marina offers many amenities and a great location.  Prices for boat slips start at $14.50 per foot per month.  If you have a boat of at least 35 feet and are looking for resort amenities in addition to a boat slip you should consider the Longboat Key Club Moorings.  Boat slips are individually owned a the Moorings but leased slips are available for $20 per foot  per month.  Their is an additional charge of $100 per months that provide for full use of the amenities of the Longboat Key Club Resort.  Yacht Clubs such as the Bird Key Yacth Club and the Sarasota Yacht Club are another alternative which also feature resort amenities.  New additions to the boating scene in Sarasota are facilities like the Phillipi Harbor Club which offer dry storage in an enclosed building.  These rack spaces are called rackuminiums.  Prices start at $50,000.  

Here are just a few of the boating facilities here in Sarasota:

  • Marina Jack’s 941-955-9488
  • Siesta Key Marina 941-349-1970
  • Sarabay Marina 941-349-1970
  • Bird Key Yacht Club 941-955-2406
  • Phillipi Harbor Club 941-925-3214
  • Cannons Marina 941-383-1311
  • Longboat Key Club Moorings 941-383-8383
  • Midnight Pass Marina 941-349-9449
  • Sarasota Yacht Club 941-952-9451

Suncoast Off Shore Grand Prix

May 29, 2009

This year the Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival will celebrates its 25th anniversary. The races held in Sarasota’s one of the longest running race venues in the country. During the last the races and related events have raised over 14 million dollars for the benefit of the mentally and physically handicapped. Proceeds this year will benefit the Suncoast Foundation for the Handicapped. This year’s festival events will begin June 27 and run thru July 5th. For more information visit


Siesta Beach Ranked 2nd Best in the Nation.

May 26, 2009


Stephen P. Leatherman of the Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research has recently released his annual report of the best beaches.     Siesta Key’s Crescent Beach was ranked second only to Hanalei Beach on the island of Kauai in Hawaii.  If you prefer your beaches without volcanic activity you might want to check out  Siesta Key.  A quick Google search of the term “Hanalei Hawaii shark attacks” may also help you choose which beach is your personal favorite.

  1. Hanalei, Hawaii
  2. Siesta Beach, Sarasota
  3. Coopers Beach, Southhampton
  4. Coronado Beach, San Diego
  5. Hamoa Beach, Maui
  6. Main Beach, East Hampton
  7. Cape Hatteras, Outer Banks
  8. Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne
  9. Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod
  10. Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island

Multiple Offers

May 7, 2009

USA Today just ran an article entitled; “More homes get multiple offers; downturn may be nearing end”. A similar article just ran in the Sarasota Herald Tribune. This is definitely the case hare in Sarasota. We have three years of pent up demand and yes there are many properties on the market but many homes are overpriced. With the best deals getting all the attention multiple offers are common. We are even seeing properties sell for more than asking price. I was just notified that a cash offer placed this morning was declined by a seller who received an above list offer which was also for cash. The property garnering multiple offers was a two bedroom condo beach condo on Siesta Key which was a bank foreclosure listed at only $299,000. This property is currently assessed by the county tax office at $545,000 and sold for $649,000 in 2005. If you are looking for deals like this give me a call.