Market Memo

MIT Economic for Business

Over the last eight weeks, I’ve enjoyed instruction from the MIT Executive Education program offered through the Sloan School of Management. My focus in this coursework was the macroeconomic concepts that influence business and how to apply economic concepts to analyzing the real estate market. I’m proud to have completed the coursework and to have …

Market Memo

2023 Housing Outlook

We all wish we had a crystal ball for the economy, especially with the type of volatility that began last year and is sure to continue into 2023. In his latest column, Premier SIR CEO Budge Huskey details his outlook for 2023, for housing and for the economy at large. Though he predicts a ‘lackluster’ …

Neighborhoods New Construction

The NEW Ritz-Carlton at The Quay

This isn’t Sarasota’s first, or even second, Ritz-Carlton… but the NEWEST Ritz-Carlton residences in the Downtown Quay neighborhood will bring even more luxury to our cosmopolitan landscape.  Sarasota already has a handful of Ritz-Carlton residences and quite a few luxury condominiums Downtown and on Lido Key and Longboat Key, but there is continued high demand …

In the Community

Freedom Boat Club

Want to know how to enjoy boating without the hassle of being a boat owner? Freedom Boat Club, started in Sarasota in 1989, is the solution for anyone who loves the water but doesn’t want the responsibility of owning and maintaining a boat.   Freedom Boat Club is a membership-based organization that gives its members access …

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Home Equity Expertise with Jose Moreno

Understanding mortgage rates and home equity can be pretty complex… but it’s extremely important for homebuyers and homeowners to understand their financial options in order to create their best strategies for buying a house or financing renovations. Jose Moreno is an expert in mortgage origination in the Sarasota Florida area, and he’s sharing details about …

Featured Properties New Construction

NEW Details on Peninsula Sarasota

Peninsula has an exceptional location on Golden Gate Point, a private and quiet enclave adjacent to Downtown Sarasota and within a five-minute walk of the downtown shops and restaurants. There is incredible water access from Golden Gate Point and Peninsula. The marina is within sight of where these residences will be constructed, so boaters will …

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Important Insurance Updates

The homeowners’ insurance market in Florida has changed significantly in recent years, and there are updates that you need to know. While these changes preceded Hurricane Ian, the major effects of the storm have exacerbated an already tight marketplace. In the last two years, more than 400,000 Floridians have had their homeowners insurance cancelled or …

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The Latest on Sarasota’s Market

The question that a lot of people have been asking after Hurricane Ian is, ‘should I stay or should I go?’ As expected following such a major weather event, there are prospective buyers and residents for whom the concern of a repeated occurrence is too great, and their interests have turned elsewhere. But for each …