Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Holidays from Sarasota Waterfront Homes

Happy holidays to all and a Merry Christmas!

Make your New Year dream come true with a Sarasota Waterfront Home in 2009!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sarasota Gulf to Bay Property

Sarasota Gulf to Bay Property
If you are searching for a Casey Key real estate and want to know something about the area, call Annette Smith at 941-504-3922 to view current listings on Casey Key or to schedule a listing appointment to take advantage of our excellent marketing plans.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Winter Season Brings Open Houses on Casey Key FL





Casey Key Florida Open House Winter Season

Sarasota Florida Luxury Waterfront Homes
Open: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

From right after Thanksgiving until Easter, realtors start their open house showings holding listings open each Sunday afternoon from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm. Please check our blogs often for information and postings regarding time changes, houses that are open and any of information that you may find helpful.

Winter Sarasota residents and vacationers are starting to arrive. The Sarasota restaurants are getting busy; there is more traffice and the movie theaters are pretty full. Check out the Bayfront at Marina Jack's. We have "the Kiss" back on loan at the waterfront, and every day you can see a crowd with their heads lifted to the sky to see the sailor kiss the nurse.


If you are driving around on Sundays during the winter season, take Hwy 41 south to Blackburn Pointe Road, cross the swinging drawbridge and take a drive to our Casey Key waterfront homes for sale. Tell us you read about them on our blog!

Call for more information on Sarasota homes and condos in waterfront, golf course or country club communities or check our websites for daily updates on property listings. For photos, virtual tours and area information on Sarasota's barrier islands, visit our blogs and find more about homes for sale on Casey Key.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Sarasota FL Real Estate & Homes for Sale

Many Casey Key visitors have spent the summer in some of Sarasota FL real estate's nicest Casey Key waterfront homes. Beach houses on Casey Key provide summer fun and then these visitors are head back to their homes until the next season of summer fun. Many visitors stay in Casey Key homes during the winter months too staying for several months to enjoy a break from colder areas.

What better way to spend days and evenings in Sarasota: on the beach on the summer and golfing in the winter.

Beach houses offer an array of activity for summer fun with friends gathering on the beach for 4th of July Fests, fireworks and cookouts. Loggerhead turtle activity on Casey Key beach is fun to watch, and we get the scoop on golfing activities in the country club communities throughout the Sarasota season.

I'm headed out to Casey Key late this afternoon for the last hooray! One last walk on the beach with Snuffy, one last sunset before the winter season swings into full force. Phones have started ringing and we are busy with showings and it only gets busier in season.

If you are interested in Sarasota FL real estate, give me a call at 941-504-3922. to assist you with your questions and help with your search for Sarasota FL real estate.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Siesta Key Waterfront Real Estate at Sanderling Club

Sanderling Club, Tropical Waterfront Siesta Key Real Estate

Siesta Key's most prestigious community is the private guarded gated community of Sanderling Club. Located at the south end of Siesta Key, this oceanfront community offers its residents a private beach as well as other amenities. Many of these luxury homes have boat docks on beautiful Heron Lagoon. Residents also can enjoy a club house, tennis courts, Gulf cabanas and a marina with access to the Intracoastal with Club Membership.

Currently the Sarasota Florida MLS reports 8 active listings. Prices range from $988,000 to $9,695,000.

For more information on Sanderling Club and to search for Siesta Key properties, visit our Sarasota FL real estate site.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Bay Isles - Longboat Key Real Estate

Bay Isles is home to some of Longboat Key's most beautiful real estate. Conveniently located and close to St. Armands Circle, this guard gated neighborhood offers its residents beach access, golf, tennis, boating and miles of walking trails. Beautifully landscaped with tropical plantings including towering palms, the grounds are lush and inventory is plentiful in Sarasota buyer's real estate market.

Bay Isles Communities:

Emerald Pointe
Fairway Bay
Grand Bay
Queen's Harbor
Sabal Cove

Longboat Key FL real estate is worth investigating, and you can search homes and condos for sale directly from the Sarasota MLS.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Bird Key Homes for Sale

Homes for sale on Bird Key number 52 according to the current Mid Florida Regional MLS idx database. Boating enthusiasts seek homes on Bird Key because of its deep water canals and yacht club community. According to the data the lowest priced home on the Key has been reduced $90,000 and the sellers are now asking $599,000 for this three bedroom, two bath home.

Lawns are beautifully manicured, and this quiet Sarasota neighborhood is home to entertainment personalities such as Jerry Springer who have owned Bird Key real estate for many years.

To reach Bird Key homes, take a left at the first stop light just over the Ringling Bridge from Sarasota, FL. St. Armands Circle with its world-class shopping is a very short drive from Bird Key.

Casual restaurants, fine dining, ice cream shops, beach apparel shops and high-end shopping are all found on the Circle. Shop til you drop and be home in five minutes or take a stroll on Lido Key beach. Bird Key residents can enjoy all Sarasota's amenities and cultural venues just across the John Ringling Bridge from Bird Key.

We specializes in all Sarasota FL real estate. Give us a call if you are thinking of buying or selling a home in Sarasota. Make an appointment for our specialized marketing plan if you wish local/global exposure for your Sarasota home.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Harbor Acres - Sarasota Waterfront Real Estate

Harbor Acres - Sarasota Waterfront Community

When searching for Sarasota waterfront real estate, Harbor Acres is a gorgeous neighborhood right off Osprey Drive. One of the premier neighborhoods West of the Trial, Harbor Acres owners have beautiful manicured tropical landscaping draped with bougainvillea vines, jasmine, hibiscus and majestic palms. Homes on the water have access to Sarasota Bay and boaters can be in the Gulf waters quickly.

Since many of the homes in Harbor Acres were built from the 1940s through the 1960s, buyers wanting a redo or a home that needs a little help are available. There have been homes torn down and new houses built too so if you want everything completed, ask your Sarasota real estate agent to direct you to a refurbished luxurious remodel or a newer home.

Currently the Sarasota MLS reports 12 homes for sale in Harbor Acres priced from $724,900 to $10,000,000. In the last six months, 2 homes have sold at prices of $1,035,000 and $725,000.

RE/MAX Alliance Group has a listing on Harbor Drive priced at $4,800,000. This extraordinary Sarasota waterfront home was built in 2001 and is positioned on a deep sailboat water basin. This 6,400 sq.ft. home offers a courtyard, hardwood floors, limestone gas fireplace, coffered ceilings, custom made/designed furniture grade cabinetry, chef's gourmet kitchen, five bedrooms, swimming pool and a poker room.

For a list of Harbor Acres properties, contact Annette Smith. We specialize in selling Longboat Key real estate, Sarasota, Bird Key, Siesta Key, Casey Key, and all Sarasota Real Estate. Let us help you locate and buy the home of your dreams.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Sarasota Waterfront Homes


Luxury Sarasota Waterfront Homes

It has been said by many that Sarasota is all about the water. The Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota Bay and numerous canals in the area provide residents and visitors of Sarasota with outstanding vistas of nature's beautiful resources and luxury Sarasota waterfront real estate. Developers knowing that a waterfront view increases the value of a property have also created lagoons, ponds and pools for even more waterfront choices.

Gulf of Mexico properties are found on Casey Key, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Lido Key and mainland Sarasota Florida. Many of these waterfront homes are large private gated estates. Beach cottages are harder to find and are priced most often at the land value.

Sarasota Bay homes listed in the Sarasota MLS with boat docks are available for buyers searching for homes for the large boats. "No bridges to the bay" is a popular MLS search terms as boat owners usually don't want to maneuver under bridges and some boats are too large to clear a bridge.

Some canal properties are tucked away on the keys and the mainland providing access to the intracoastal, the bay and the Gulf. Some of these canal front homes have full bay views. Again, bridges are a concern for boaters of large boats, but if you have a smaller boat, these properties are priced well now and there is a great selection on the keys.

Homes with lagoon views are popular to homeowners in Sarasota as well as homes with pools or homes on ponds. The lagoon pool is one of the newest features available in Sarasota waterfront homes.
If you think now is the time to buy a Sarasota waterfront home, contact Annette Smith at 941-504-3922 to view properties.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Country Club Shores - Longboat Key Homes for Sale

Longboat Key - Country Club Shores Homes for Sale

Many of the homes in Country Club Shores Longboat Key are on canals accessing Sarasota Bay. The Sarasota MLS shows a wide variety for sale currently with 51 listings on the market. On Boget Lane, a two bedroom, two bath home built in 1964 with beach easement if you are a member of the home owners association. The sales price on this Longboat Key home for sale is $435,000. At the top of the list of homes for sales is a unique estate on Putter Lane price at over $6 million. Bring your yacht to this one!

Country Club Shores on Longboat Key is close to restaurants and shopping of nearby St. Armands Circle. Downtown cultural amenities are a short drive.

If you are interested in homes for sale on Longboat Key, call Annette Smith at 941-504-3922. We specialize in helping buyers and sellers of Sarasota waterfront real estate.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Lido Key Condos


Lido Key Condos, New Or Resales Available

The Tiki Bar at the Beach Residences on Lido Key is a fun places for visitors and owners of Lido Key condos, new and resale waterfront complexes in Sarasota. You can view virtual tours and search your preferences for a new condo such as Orchid Beach Club, or a re-sale condo like Lido Beach Club, right next to the Beach Residences. Go to Lido Key Condos and view all condos listed in the Sarasota Board of REALTORS® MLS database of homes and condos right here!

Lido Key is conveniently located and walking distance to St. Armands Circle, famous shopping area. Stroll and people watch, shop or dine at world-class restaurants on this Key.

Still confused about the Keys? Check out Sarasota Condos. If you get frustrated and aren't familiar with Sarasota, just email us your criteria and we'll automatically send information on island condo communities that match your list of "wants".
Looking for a spectacular home or waterfront property in the Sarasota area? We cover all Sarasota Keys!

For all your Sarasota real estate needs, call Annette Smith or John Allen or send us an email for condo information today!


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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Longboat Key Florida Real Estate

Longboat Key real estate is characterized by impeccably manicured fairways and meticulous landscaping. This luxurious residential, condo and resort community is home to world-class golf and tennis resorts. Residential options on Longboat Key range from opulent high-rise condominiums lining the Gulf of Mexico to sprawling bayside mansions and estates.

Longboat Key's beaches are pristine and things to do on this barrier island include fishing, boating, tennis and golf. Vacationers can rent Longboat Key Condos or book one of the resort's hotels. For more information contact the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce. For a list of vacation properties for sale on Longboat Key, contact Annette Smith. We specialize in selling Longboat Key real estate, Sarasota, Bird Key, Siesta Key, Casey Key, and Sarasota Florida Real Estate. Let us help you locate and buy the home of your dreams.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Beaches - Longboat Key Condos on the Beach


Longboat Key Condos on the Beach at Beaches

Located on the Gulf of Mexico and behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club, residents enjoy spectacular views of wonderful sunsets. Condos at Beaches offer fabulous features with views of the Gulf, golf course and tropical gardens. Amenities include: beachside heated pool/spa, fitness and party rooms, garage parking/extra storage and 24 hr concierge. Beach was recently remolded and has an on-site manager. Prices start at $639,000. There are currently five units available in the Sarasota MLS.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Real Estate in Downtown Sarasota for an Urban Lifestyle

Urban living is the new "in thing." I recently saw a video on Relocate America showcasing top retirement destination cities -- all were large cities mostly in the North (cold) but the message was "baby boomers want to retire in active communities." Sarasota has a vibrant downtown community and beautiful new residences waiting to be filled.

The inventory listed in the Sarasota MLS for downtown reports hundreds of condo units available for sale. Residents enjoy the amenities of restaurants, the bayfront, cultural venues, shopping and galleries. Boat rentals are available as well as jet skis at the downtown marina park. Charter a boat and go fishing, snorkeling or diving. Sarasota has it all! By the way Sarasota Florida is on Relocate America's "Best Places to Live Top 100 2008."

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Bird Key Real Estate

Bird Key real estate and homes are within an enclave of approximately 500 single family homes. Many premier Bird Key properties include docks for large boats offering resident boaters access to the intracoastal as well as the Gulf of Mexico. If you are searching for a waterfront home in Sarasota Florida, Bird Key real estate is a good place to start your search.

The Sarasota MLS currently lists 50 homes for sale in Bird Key. Prices range from a $599,000 house built in 1961 and needing some remodeling to a $14,900,000 majestic Mediterranean estate built on 1 1/2 lots. There is 300 plus feet of seawall with spectacular open Bay views of downtown Sarasota and the Ringling and Siesta Key Bridges from this home. Bring your yacht!

We will be happy to send you information on Bird Keys' finest homes as well as information about the Bird Key Yacht Club. Looking for a boating community? We can provide all of the information needed before purchasing Bird Key Real Estate. Make that call today if you think it's Time to Buy Sarasota!

For all your Sarasota real estate needs, contact Annette Smith or John Allen at Allen Real Estate Services, Inc.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

St. Armands Circle - Lido Key Real Estate

Statue on famous St. Armands CircleSt Armands Circle - Lido Key Real Estate
Resort Lifestyle on Prestigious St Armands Circle
Panoramic views, spectacular landscaping are highlights of St. Armands Circle and Lido Key real estate. Many homes in this waterfront area are on picturesque canals off the intracoastal and some are on open bay. Architectural styles range from old Florida ranch to new mega mansions. Neighborhoods are pristine and show pride in ownership. Gated estates dot this key offering privacy and seclusion. With St. Armands Circle at you doorstep, enjoy shopping dining at world class restaurants or visit cultural venues of downtown Sarasota, a short drive from St. Armands and Lido Key.
St. Armands Key FL and Lido Key are approximately 2 hours from Tampa International Airport.

If you are searching for St Armands Key or Lido Key real estate, the Sarasota MLS currently lists 37 homes for sale with prices ranging from $539,000 for a two bedroom, one bath house that is just blocks from St. Armands Circle and Lido Key Beach to over $11 million for a 3732 sq.ft home with a full bay view and boat dockage on sailboat water. Within the gated community of Keith Point, there is a 4382 sq.ft. home available for sale priced at $5,900,000. There are only three luxury homes behind the gates of this community. Bring your boat to its private covered boat dock at this home.
Downtown Sarasota is five minutes from the Circle and if you tire of shopping in world-class shops and dining in elite restaurants on this key, skip to the hot spots Shopping on St. Armands Circle, Sarasota Florida
in downtown Sarasota: galleries on Palm, restaurants, and shopping on Main Street. Visit the Bayfront Park and enjoy a sunset at Marina Jack's for variety in your resort lifestyle.
Call Annette Smith at 941-504-3922 for more information on St. Armands and Lido Key real estate or check our websites for daily updates on new property listings. For photos, virtual tours and area information on Sarasota's barrier islands, visit our blogs and search for Lido Key condos too.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Longboat Key Condos

Longboat Key condos, PrivateerLuxury Longboat Key Condos, Promenade

Our websites and blogs will guide you to Longboat Key condos, Sarasota new and resale condos and waterfront property for sale in Sarasota. You can view virtual tours from your home or office computer. Whether you prefer a new condo such as Positano or a re-sale condo like Privateer, you can search all the Longboat Key Condos listed in the Sarasota Board of REALTORS® MLS database of homes and condos right here! Confused about barrier island areas? Check out Sarasota Condos. Just email us your preferences and we'll automatically send information on Longboat Key condo communities that match your criteria. Send us an email for condo information today!

Lido Key Luxury Condos and Waterfront Property For Sale

Looking for a spectacular home or waterfront property on Lido Key or Siesta Key? We cover all Sarasota Keys! Looking for condos on Longboat Key or Florida waterfront property.

Our website will guide you to Longboat Key condos, Sarasota new condos and waterfront property for sale in Sarasota. You can view virtual tours from your home or office computer. Whether you prefer a new condo or a re-sale condo, search all the Longboat Key Luxury Condos listed in the Sarasota Board of REALTORS® MLS database of homes and condos right here! Confused about areas? Check out Neighborhoods. Just email us your preferences and we'll automatically send information on homes builders and new communities that match your criteria. Send us an email! Condo Info.

We will be happy to send you information on Longboat Keys' finest new condos and areas such as Siesta Key, Lakewood Ranch and many other exclusive areas. Looking for a country club atmosphere? We can provide all of the information needed before purchasing Sarasota Real Estate. Make that call today if you think it's Time to Buy Sarasota!

Call Annette Smith or John Allen for all your Sarasota real estate needs.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Welcome to Waterfront Real Estate in Sarasota

Whether you are a first time buyer or an experienced investor, you will find useful information about how to choose the "right" property, making an offer, negotiating, financing, mortgage rates, moving, and everything involved in making an informed real estate decision in today´s Sarasota real estate and condo market. For even more Florida real estate information, visit our main site at Sarasota Real Estate for waterfront homes, luxury condos and condominiums for sale in Florida. Check out our new quick Sarasota MLS Property Search!

Please browse through this site to explore the Sarasota homes and condominium buildings in downtown Sarasota, mainland Sarasota, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, and Lido Key Florida. This blog offers direct access to the latest real estate, homes and condos for sale in your area as well as information that will helpful to your real estate search.

Featuring extensive community and consumer links, MLS reports and answers to area real estate questions. You´ll find everything about Sarasota Florida condos within all our resources. Read the Sarasota real estate news blog for additional resources if you are exploring exploring Sarasota, Florida.

Currently own property and are thinking of placing it on the market? Read information about preparing your home for sale, selecting the right agent, pricing your home appropriately, marketing it effectively, going through the inspection processes, and receiving a timely market evaluation. From time to time, we touch on all these issues.

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