Siesta Key – Second Best Beach in America

August 30, 2009 by  
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We can’t stop talking and writing about Siesta Key beach.  As Dr. Beach pointed out in his May report on the 10 Best Beaches in America, Siesta Key Beach is outstanding.  For 2009, Dr Beach named Siesta Key the No. 2 Beach in America. Siesta Key’s sand is famous all over the world.  Known for […]

Sarasota Jumbo Mortgage Update

August 27, 2009 by  
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Good news for home buyers in Sarasota wishing to obtain a jumbo mortgage. 30 year fixed rates are down to 6.25% with 1 point origination and 20% down. If you put 30% down or more rates are even lower. 30% down on a jumbo mortgage can currently get you a rate of 6% with 1 […]

The Recession is Over!

August 26, 2009 by  
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Granted those may be the words you are wanting to hear, but unfortunately it is not true – yet.  In a bit of bright news, it was recently reported by the National Association of REALTORs (NAR), that for the first time in 5 years, sales of existing homes have increased for 4 months consecutively.  For […]

Friday Fest on Sarasota Bay – 2009

August 22, 2009 by  
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Friday Fest is the free outdoor summertime music festival held on the beautiful shores of Sarasota Bay at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. The event takes place one Friday per month. Friday Fest draws crowds into the thousands and takes place from 5 to 9 pm. The Festival features great music, many local vendors and […]

Sarasota Blues Festival

August 17, 2009 by  
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Date:  October 4, 2009 Time:  11:00 am – 9:00 pm Location:  Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th Street, Sarasota, FL Sarasota music fans will be at Ed Smith Stadium for the 2008 Sarasota Blues Fest.  The Festival has seen performers such as Gregg Allman, Delbert McClinton, Buddy Guy, Solomon Burke, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Coco Montoya, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jimmie Vaughn, […]

Sarasota Ski-A-Rees

August 14, 2009 by  
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The Sarasota Ski-a-Rees perform free water ski shows.  You’ll be amazed at the jumps and barefoot acts.  Exquisite ballet lines, swivel skiing, adagio acts and more.  For a thrilling guillotine performance, make your plans to be there for one of their performance.  There are several performance dates listed on their website.  Amission is free and there’s a snack bar. Location: Ski-A-Rees […]

Dancing With the Kids

August 14, 2009 by  
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On September 5, the entire family can experience the fun!  Dancing with the Kids is arriving in Sarasota! Featuring a DJ, dance contests, light shows, a mega bubble machine, face painting and more . . .  We’ll let you know when we get all the details.  This should be a great time for everyone in […]

Tangerine Bay Club Condos on Longboat Key

August 11, 2009 by  
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The Tangerine Bay Club is the first bayside condominium complex to the north of the drawbridge at the southern end of Longboat Key.  Buyers are always are in awe of the beautiful manicured grounds with center swimming pool, lagoons and bridges as well as the open water of Sarasota Bay.  There is a 24-hour guarded gate.  […]