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May
30
Siesta Beach Rated #1 by Dr. Beach

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Sarasota has had an excellent start of the year from being rated #1 Beach in America on TripAdvisor to its mentioned in Vogue as “Florida’s Best Kept Secret.” Once again Siesta has landed itself on front page news as Dr. Stephen Leatherman, aka “Dr. Beach,” has rated it the best beach in America!



“Siesta Beach boasts that it has the finest, whitest sand in the world, which attracts sand collectors and beach lovers from all over,” says Dr. Beach in a statement. “Siesta Beach is not only a beautiful location for beachgoers, but it is also an environmentally healthy beach and offers first-rate beach safety for its visitors.”



Siesta beach is st...


May
25
May
24
The Last Show for Ringling Bros.

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The Ringling Bros.and Barnum and Baily Circus is a huge part of American history, especially here in Sarasota. It’s been a long standing circus having been around for 146 years and is now facing its last few shows this year. Feld Entertainment, who owns the Ringling circus explains that times are changing and so are the audiences. Today, there is not the same interest in the circus as there once was and even more so of a problem are the battles with the animal rights activists. The Circus has been fighting animal activists for years costing them million and after taking out the elephant act the circus revenues went down even further. With the high operating costs, expense of legal batt...


May
24
Sarasota Luxury Living Downtown

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Last week team Coffey and Company had the opportunity to meet with developers of BLVD, a luxury condo planned to be built in Downtown Sarasota. The team got to try a one-of-kind virtual tour experience, showcasing the modern luxury residences at BLVD. This new technology allows potential buyers to imagine themselves in the environment of the condo before it is even built, yet giving them the freedom to create changes and add to the design style before construction with just a touch of a button. BLVD prides itself on its breathtaking views of the Sarasota Bay and Gulf of Mexico offering two luxury style swimming pools overlooking these stunning views. The list of amenities this condo offers i...


May
17
Why Use a Realtor?

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Many question the value of hiring a realtor to buy or a sell their home often believing they can do it themselves by using the internet to do all their marketing. There are many reasons why you should have a realtor by your side when buying or selling your home. In the Sarasota & Manatee there are over 7,000 licensed agents, so it is advised to do your research and find a top quality realtor who will provide you with the best experience. We have listed several reasons why we believe it is important to work with a Realtor:



1) Handling High Emotions in Transaction

The process of buying or selling a home is one of the biggest life decisions one can make and often leads to many overwhelming emoti...


May
16
First Sightings of Sea Turtle Nesting Season in Venice!

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Summer has arrived and the first sea turtle nests of the year have been discovered in Venice, reported by the Mote Marine Laboratory located in Sarasota County! Every year, starting at the beginning of the summer months, nesting season begins for sea turtles and ends in October. Sadly, sea turtles are a threatened species and it is important for locals and visitors to be aware of their impact on these creatures as it can prove devastating to the lives of the sea turtles. They are especially susceptible when they begin to first hatch and find their way to the ocean.



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Over 100,000 sea turtles nest on Florida beaches each summer, the most common variety of sea turtle to be found is the Log...


May
15
Design Ideas for your Perfect Pool in Sunny Sarasota

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Sarasota is sunny and warm all year round making it the perfect place to own a pool. In addition, a pool adds value to your home making it both a fun and wise investment. There are so many ordinary pools to choose from but to really add value and excitement to your home a creative pool design can be the perfect addition. There are many designs to choose from, offering luxurious designs to minimalistic but our favorite pool designs offer a lagoon like feel with cascading waterfalls, rocks and water slides. In your own backyard a tropical oasis can be created.



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The surrounding landscape is taken into consideration when designing these homes using the landscape as a means to transport swimm...


May
10
Summertime Magic: Florida's Night Blooming Cerus

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Florida is full of exotic plants and animal species placed in wild and fascinating ecosystems. One of the most interesting plant species found in Florida is a cactus that blooms only one night of the year during the summer months. This flower has been related to the moon as it distinctively blooms as a pale white color once the sun has gone down. Once the sun rises it begins to wilt and dies within the morning, the last of its blooming for the rest of the year. For 364 days of the year the plant is a prickly snakelike vine that can appear quite sinister and yet blooms one of the most beautiful flowers imaginable. Henry VIII had these flowers in his royal gardens at Hampton Court to outdo th...


May
09
Growth in Downtown Sarasota

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Sarasota is growing at a rapid pace, going from its small town feel to a larger and more modern seaside city as its popularity continues to rise. Sarasota has agreed to allow an 18 story high rise condo to be built along with a new office buildings and a multitude of other building projects. This begins the new construction boom for downtown Sarasota that had heavily slowed down after the recession. These developments are well on their way to helping build the Sarasota Real Estate back up after a long period of slow growth. New construction is always a good sign for the area as it shows the economy is doing better. We are seeing the construction of new hotels, shops, luxury condos, and mo...


May
08
Sarasota Ranked 21st in Top 100 Places to Live

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Sarasota recently named one of the top 100 places to live at number 21 on the list by U.S. News and World Report. It is the best place to live in the whole of Florida and its not hard to understand why with the high ratings for our beaches and local restaurants. Siesta Key named recently as the best beach in the country and 5th world wide, Sarasota has been attracting a lot of attention. Growing concerns of the cities infrastructure have been voiced as its popularity continues to grow and the amount of people re-locating to sunny Sarasota. However, Sarasota still stands strong and remains a hub for cultural arts, vacationing and delicious food options!


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