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Along Sarasota are a slew of barrier islands or “keys” that are full of beautiful scenery, wildlife, restaurants, bars, shops, beautiful white sand, crystal clear water, and much more. These keys attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Many locals flock to these areas as a staycation. They are the perfect spot for relaxing, enjoying the outdoors and even planting roots for you and your family.

Lido, St. Armands & Longboat

Of course, S t. Armand’s circle (if you’re unfamiliar with the name) is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the state of Florida. This giant luxurious round-a-bout is glistening in shops, restaurants, bars, boutique stores and hidden gems within. Not only is this a tourist attraction, but a perfect

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The term “luxury” was once used as a moniker for the 1%. It was to be looked at as virtually unachievable wealth. Today, term is not only held for the rich and the famous, but for those who appreciate the finest of living. Luxury is what you make it.  

Luxury real estate is defined differently across different markets which all hold different property values, median incomes, demographics and geographic layout. The luxury market here in Southwest Florida, for example, would be worlds different from the luxury market in Boise, ID. Of course, nothing against Boise, ID. After all, it is called the Gem State. However, we can’t expect the pricing to be the same, realistically.

Knowing how your market defines high-end housing or luxury properties

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Waterfront homes are undoubtedly one of the most alluring pieces of property one can buy. The breathtaking scenery and ideal locations make these properties a hot commodity. When you start your search for waterfront homes, you want to make sure you are asking the correct questions. There are a myriad of different elements a waterfront property purchase entails and you must make sure you cover your bases.

Know exactly what you are buying.

The term “waterfront” can mean a variety of different things depending on the geographical location you reside. Aqueducts, reservoirs, lakes, ponds, rivers, intercoastal waterways, and ocean front can all be deemed “waterfront” in Florida. You’d be surprised at how tricky wording can get within descriptions of

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Some foreclosures are declining across the country. According to Forbes.com reports that the number of homes in foreclosure dropped 3% in 2015 compared to the previous year. However, while foreclosures may be dropping in certain parts of the country, in some larger metropolitan cities, foreclosures account for a substantial amount of the market.

The reality is, that most people don't initially start out their home search sifting through foreclosures. Many home buyers don't know enough about them or maybe hold a stigma over them. The fact of the matter is, foreclosures are an absolute gold mine for investors or first-time buyers, especially. 

Just under 1 million homes in the U.S. are foreclosures according to Experian. "Florida has a statewide

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There are millions of people across the United States living in a SFR, apartment, condo or townhome in a common urban or suburban neighborhood. There are however, a growing small sub-sector of Americans who are moving to reside in golf course communities. But what are the pros of living in such a community? Again, the question applies: why are people flocking to south Florida golf course communities by the droves?

Some who may need to make an impression with clients, friends or family may find golf course homes to be the absolute perfect fit for them. it has all the elegance a home can offer in Southwest Florida. There are numerous high-class communities right here in the Sarasota area such as: The Concession, Founders, Lakewood Ranch, Laurel

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Moving during the holidays is never the ideal situation. If you live in Florida, we know this is when the season is in full swing. Everyone from up north is coming down to escape the cold. The roads are packed. The stores are bustling. However, buying a new home during the holiday season actually has many perks.

1. Significantly less saturation – Don't entertain the fake notion that there are significantly fewer homes available during the holiday season. Homes are always available in Southwest Florida. It's just a matter of taking the time to search. Many people do avoid buying homes during the season because of the holiday festivities. However, that makes it an absolutely ideal situation for you to step up and take the reins on the hunt.

2.

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Have you ever been personally and financially ready to pull he trigger on buying a home, yet were hesitant because of outside factors such as the economic and housing market outlook? You’re not alone. Thousands of people across the country every year are renew their lease and continue shredding dollars renting because there are outside forces delaying their buying process.

 

There are a lot of factors that affect the housing market such as inflation, economic woes, etc. However, the fall elections and 2020 Presidential elections are on people’s minds. Everyone’s eager to buy or sell at the right time and depending on who wins the next presidential and congressional elections in Washington could skyrocket or slightly hurt the housing market.

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Southwest Florida, in particular Sarasota County, is a booming area of the Sunshine State that is becoming more and more popular by the day. But what is it about cities like Sarasota that are garnering all this glimmering attention?

Absolutely Perfect Weather: The one thing you can count on in Florida is consistently beautiful weather (yes, even with the very brief summer showers). Especially during the winter time in Southwest Florida, the temperature couldn’t be more beautiful. The year-round gorgeous weather leaves room for endless outdoor activities and beach excursions. Not a beach person? No problem. Even just hanging out and having a BBQ in your backyard in January is not exactly something you can fix to do up North, is it?

All the

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They say the best time to buy a new car is during the fall or holiday season. The best time to buy school supplies is towards the end of the school year. There is always an “off season” or a “down season” for most industries but what about when it comes to the unyielding field of real estate? When is the best time to buy a home?

If homebuyers in Florida know one thing—it’s that during the summer time the housing market slows down and many seasonal Florida dwellers are moving back up north to escape the summer heat. With that fact at hand, homebuyers also should note that that means they could be eligible for the very best real estate deals with the home-seekers thinning out over those few months.

Some brokers offer perks that include the

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Real estate is a finicky, yet beautiful creature. There are ups, there are downs. It truly is a unique rollercoaster. However, as confidence is starting to gain steam this year, the industry faces a number of innovative and fundamental shifts that will have a colossal impact on the future of the market. These advances will completely reshape what the standard in the real estate industry really is. What will in-home technology look like? Will A.I. be a part of everyday life inside the home? Will exterior weather-proof technology finally take off in South Florida? What other tech changes are out there just waiting to be unearthed?

Not only will the major evolving landscape have incredible positive changes for current home-owners, but especially for

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