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Oct
25
Sarasota Ranks Top 5 in Best Places to Live in the U.S.

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It’s no secret to the locals that Sarasota is a fantastic place to live. From nationally acclaimed Siesta Key beach, to the abundance of parks, amenities, museums, and restaurants; Sarasota is a hidden gem of a city.



But that gem isn’t quite so hidden anymore, and word has spread a lot further than local talk. Conde Nast Traveler, a prominent high-profile and high-end travel publication, recently ranked Sarasota No. 5 on its list of 15 Best Small Cities in the U.S. for 2018. The results came from 429,000 responses to its Readers Choice Award survey.



The city as we know it is evolving. Moving away from its origins as a charming beach town and progressing into a trendy cultural hots...


Oct
20
Follow the Money - Which States Rank Highest for Top Earners?

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Show Me The Money!

"Show me the money! Show me the money!", remember that? Jerry MacGuire? The movie? 1996? If that didn't jog your memory..."Google" it. Well, I am going to show you where the money is going and why you need to pay attention to it.


There is a saying, "If you are the smartest person in the room, you're in the wrong room". I am not here to say that everyone who is considered "affluent" in the world are necessarily equitably "affluent" in intelligence. However, generically we can say that top earners and affluent people know about money and how best to position themselves to retain and grow their cache of cash.


When you are considering places to live, it is not unwise to follo...


Oct
18
Sarasota-Manatee Home Prices Are On the Rise


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It’s no secret to anyone in the real estate industry that the Sarasota-Manatee area is at the peak of a sellers’ market. Home prices, and the demand for them, are at record highs. But that isn’t just speculation, according to August 2018 RASM statistics there has been a reported increase in closed sales, inventory, and new listings in the Sarasota and Manatee housing market. Along with these steadily increasing home prices, the median time to contract has been on a decline.




The numbers don’t lie, and the sales are up! In August alone, there were 1,898 reported closed sales in Sarasota and Manatee, which is a 4.3 percent increase from August of last year. But it isn&r...


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