Title /blog/?format=rss A blog feed. en-US Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:10:15 -0400 Downtown Sarasota Arts and Crafts Festival https://www.sarasotaandbeyond.com/blog/posts/2017/10/23/downtown-sarasota-arts-and-crafts-festival/ <p>The 23rd annual downtown Sarasota Arts and Crafts Festival, October 28th and 29th</p> Blog Sarasota Lifestyles Florida Tourism Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:10:15 -0400 Trends & Stats...How are they useful? https://www.sarasotaandbeyond.com/blog/posts/2017/10/09/trends-stats-how-are-they-useful/ <p><strong>Trends &amp; Stats...How are they useful?</strong></p> <p>As a Buyer or a Seller, understanding your market trends will allow you to make an informed decision regarding your next real estate transaction. By using a highly flexible program, statistical reports can be generated from a broad overview of the entire market area such as a county (sample shown), or [...]</p> Blog Market Statistics Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:10:21 -0400 To Update or Not to Update https://www.sarasotaandbeyond.com/blog/posts/2017/10/08/to-update-or-not-to-update/ <p>To update or not to update. That is the question. The most effective Realtors&reg; will provide tips on how to sell your home quicker.</p> Blog Sun, 08 Oct 2017 15:11:29 -0400 Home Buyers Optimistic https://www.sarasotaandbeyond.com/blog/posts/2017/10/03/home-buyers-optimistic/ <p>Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices home own sentiment survey finds home buyers are optimistic.</p> Blog Market Statistics Tue, 03 Oct 2017 13:10:57 -0400 New Restaurants at Westfield Siesta Key https://www.sarasotaandbeyond.com/blog/posts/2017/09/27/new-restaurants-at-westfield-siesta-key/ <p>&nbsp;Sarasota dining continues to expand with several new restaurants at the Westfield Siesta Key Mall. The <span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><em><strong>Bravo Coastal Bar and Kitchen</strong></em></span> offers a fresh open design with a coastal feel and a variety of salads, small plates and casual dining fare. If you don&#39;t order dessert, you will have a second chance with the fresh bakery at the exit door.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Blog Sarasota Dining Wed, 27 Sep 2017 19:09:03 -0400 Creative Traffic Solutions for Downtown and Siesta Key https://www.sarasotaandbeyond.com/blog/posts/2017/01/22/creative-traffic-solutions-for-downtown-and-siesta-key/ <p>City and county leaders are on the verge of hailing new, creative efforts to reduce traffic congestion in downtown Sarasota and on Siesta Key. The plan would involve consolidating one of the bus routes on the key now, stretching south along Beach and Midnight Pass roads from the village area to Turtle Beach and back.</p> Sarasota Real Estate Sarasota Lifestyles Sarasota Tourism Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:01:35 -0500 Boutique resort opens at Siesta gateway - Siesta Key Palms Hotel https://www.sarasotaandbeyond.com/blog/posts/2016/08/09/boutique-resort-opens-at-siesta-gateway-siesta-key-palms-hotel/ <p>Henry Rodriguez has taken motel more than a half-century old at the gateway to Siesta Key and spun it into a luxury, boutique resort. The Elephant Ear Suites at 1800 Stickney Point Road, just east of the bridge to Siesta Key, has gotten a complete facelift since Rodriguez bought the 21-unit property for about $2 million this spring.</p> Sarasota Lifestyles Florida Tourism Sarasota Tourism Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:28:00 -0400 1500 State Street -Downtown Sarasota Sophisticated Urban Lifestyles https://www.sarasotaandbeyond.com/blog/posts/2016/08/07/1500-state-street-downtown-sarasota-sophisticated-urban-lifestyles/ <h2>Coming to Downtown Sarasota</h2> <p><strong>1500 State Street - Boutique Condo of only 20 residences</strong>. This unsurpassed location is near all that makes downtown Sarasota such a great place to live. One of the best walkable areas, you&#39;re moments to the Sarasota Bayfront, Marina Jack, great cultural venues, shopping and [...]</p> Sarasota Lifestyles Sun, 07 Aug 2016 16:19:01 -0400 Florida Sets Another Tourism Record https://www.sarasotaandbeyond.com/blog/posts/2016/06/02/florida-sets-another-tourism-record/ <span style="font-size: 0.7em; line-height: 1.3;">The broader economy might be throwing out some mixed signals, but Florida tourism was showing no signs of waning during the first three months of 2016.</span> <p> While the nation&#39;s&nbsp;gross domestic product&nbsp;saw a mere 0.5 percent bump in annual growth rate during the first quarter, and as retailers struggled with a customer base that is more prone to [...]</p> Florida Tourism Sarasota Tourism Thu, 02 Jun 2016 00:06:23 -0400 Home Prices Continue to Rise - Sarasota Real Estate Report https://www.sarasotaandbeyond.com/blog/posts/2016/02/27/home-prices-continue-to-rise-sarasota-real-estate-report/ <p> <span style="font-size: 16.2px; line-height: 14.56px;">The end of 2015 witnessed record-breaking sales for both&nbsp;Sarasota and Manatee counties. January sales reflected the expected seasonal dip as a result of reduced buying activity during the holidays, even as median prices continued to rise.[...]</span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Market Statistics Sarasota Real Estate Sarasota Real Estate Market Report Sat, 27 Feb 2016 20:02:22 -0500