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Sarasota's coastline is home to a few of the worlds most pristine islands in the world. These keys attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Many locals flock to these areas as a stay-cation. They are the perfect spot for relaxing, enjoying the outdoors and even planting roots for you and your family.

Anna Maria

Three islands—Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Anna Maria, span seven miles of coastline. Generally, locals just call this area “Anna Maria.” That natural beauty coexists with man-made marvels—shops, bars, museums, marinas and much more. Anna Maria Island itself is considered a hidden gem and a local hot spot for fishing and boating.

Venice

Venice is named after the Venice in Italy for its many waterways and…

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It is no secret that buying a home is one of the best financial investments a person can make. This doesn't mean for just your primary residence, either. This goes for purchasing a second home for passive rental income as well. The extra money per month isn’t the only positive trait of investment properties either. There are a plethora of reasons purchasing a second income is a great move to make in 2022.

Tax rates are going to still hover at historically low levels. Forbes has predicted that rates should not even reach 4% through all of 2022. That is remarkable news, especially for first time home buyers.

Even a beginner in real estate investing—if following proper guidance and research—can make plenty of extra money right out of the starting…

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Seek out a licensed Florida Realtor. This will be single-handedly the most important decision that you will make in the buying process. Especially being new to not only the state, but the country itself, this is a pivotal step to ensure that you have absolutely everything you need for a successful purchase and transition. A licensed Realtor will work diligently with you out of the starting gate to give you a 360 view of the Florida real estate buying process.

Make sure to browse the market. Being new to the state, no one expects you to know exactly what you’d like, nor would anyone expect you to have any idea of what the market has in store. If there is one thing you need to know about the U.S. housing market, is that it varies greatly…

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Sarasota County has it all. Sarasota is consistently named of the best places to retire in the entire world. It is the most desirable place to retire to in the United States. It is a community dedicated to helping seniors live the most prosperous life imaginable. In the past 10 years, Sarasota County has increased its senior citizen population by 6% percent. The rapid growth is expected to continue due to a relaxing and harmonious lifestyle in the community.

There are a plethora of wonderful parks for seniors to walk, skate, bike, and exercise on. Believe it or not, there is even an option for horseback riding on these trails.

Not to worry, for those with disabilities or want a slower pace on the trails, a majority of the parks have…

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Real estate is one of the most adventurous roller coasters one can ride. However, as the real estate market picks up steam, so are advances in technology. These advances will completely reshape what the standard in the real estate industry really is. What will in-home technology look like? What will artificial intelligence look like inside most people's homes? Will exterior weather-proof technology finally take off in South Florida? There are a myriad of questions that need to be answered with the role of technology in real estate.

Aspiring and current home owners will of course benefit greatly from the advancement. However, real estate developers will have been on the front lines of this market shift. This will give so many more options to…

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Waterfront homes are, and have always been, one of the most sought after types of properties for aspiring home owners. 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. As a home buyer, you must ensure you're taking the right steps to cover yourself.

For starters, 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…

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Sarasota was just named of one the top 50 places to live in the entire world. Let that sink in for just a moment. The area boasts some of the best beaches in the entire world. Not to mention Siesta Key Beach has been named #1 by multiple outlets for well over a decade. However, it isn't just the beaches and beautiful weather that attracts people from all over the world. Sarasota encompasses a very unique art scene. The city puts on live shows, has fine art, museums, and the historic Ringling Circus. Below are just s glance at what you and your family can experience in this beautiful city.

Sarasota Art Museum

Just a few years ago this beautiful structure was still a part of Sarasota High School. Today it boats thousands of works of fine arts…

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Coating the pristine coastline of Sarasota County are a slew of mesmerizing islands that attract thousands of new tourists and home buyers each and every year. These islands (also known ad keys) are filled with tropical bars, restaurants, boutique shops, quaint neighborhoods and much more.

Siesta Key

This slice of paradise is one of the most popular places in the United States. Siesta Key is a not only a local neighborhood, but also a glamorous  shopping destination—not to mention a nightlife spot. Did I mention it is also home to the country’s #1 beach, as judged by the famous “Dr. Beach,” Trip Advisor and others. Siesta Key has everything you can imagine. Hence why it is the most talked about spot in all of Sarasota County. If you’re new…

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Step 1: Pick the best day for an open house

While there are a few different scenarios when weekdays can work for an open house (such as on a holiday), the ideal time is Sunday afternoons. The reason is simple: Most people have free times on Sundays. While this may not come as much of a shock, it is pivotal information to know if you’re looking to buy or sell a home. This doesn’t mean you absolutely must schedule your open house that day, but it will certainly help. Know your area and ask your local Realtor about what time most open houses are.

Step 2: Stage your home to make it inviting

If you’re new to the home-selling game as a first timer, it’s imperative to let your Realtor stage your home or let them partner with a…

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Thousands of people flock to sunny South Florida year after year during the summer to enjoy the beach, sun, and outdoors. This year is no different. Americans are also uprooting their families and starting new lives here in the Sunshine State each day. If you’ve thought about moving here, have you thought about what you’ll do with your home during the summertime? Not only are there certain weatherizing tips that should be done during the summer season, but you want to keep the outside of your home as pristine as possible.

During the summer, we tend to be outside more on nice days and enjoy a plethora of outdoor activities Sarasota has to provide. However, sometimes we do get a bit of rain during that time. Always ensure your windows…

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