Sarasota FL Real Estate Blog

Fifth Annual Street Art Festival Celebrated in Sarasota

The Chalk Festival in Sarasota celebrates its fifth year by taking its visitors to a world of impressive 3D and 2D art.  There are more than 500 local and international participating artists joining this exciting event.  This year, the theme “Circus City, USA,” remembers the time when the shores of Sarasota became home for the winter circus.  These creative and artistic minds give life to the roads and buildings with their chalk illustrations.


One of the main attractions of this year’s Chalk Festival is Kurt Wenner, inventor of the 3D chalk art.  His chalk illusions started getting popular during the 1980s. He studied...

Lucrative Real Estate Bidding Opportunities


During the last few months homes in Sarasota have been selling very well. Ultimately, business people, real estate agents, builders and homeowners selling their homes are all satisfied. The area has foreclosures and short sales are going on for different Sarasota properties and many families have benefited by getting the properties they've always wanted. From a real estate business point of view, the terrain is now like a gold mine, providing chances for everyone to bid and get their dream home.

One person who recently got the home of her dreams is Barbara Dunn, who just bid on and bought a three-bedroom house after negotiating on the property for over a year. The Dunn couple was from Minnesota and their journey to get this property started just one year ago. They first went through the...

Sarasota's Happiest Hours

Sarasota's Happiest Hours

Happy HourSearching for the best places to head for a cold drink and appetizers? Sarasota has happy hours all over the city and some of the best deals in Florida!

Siesta Key Oyster Bar - Dubbed "SKOB" by the locals, happy hour features $6 oysters and Louisiana crawfish between 3 and 6 p.m. Don't leave after happy hour ends though! SKOB has live music every night, and Tuesdays are open mic nights.

Gecko's Grill & Pub - Five locations in the Sarasota area, Gecko's is popular for food, drinks, and fun! Each location has a team trivia night (varies by location) and offers all-day everyday happy hour with two-for-one margaritas, martinis, house wines, and well cocktails as well as low prices on draft beer. Premium happy hour starts at 10 p.m. which entails...

Feng Shui Tips For Your Bedroom

Feng Shui Tips For Your Bedroom

Feng Shui BedroomFeeling as though you're always running on empty? No matter how long you sleep, you wake up tired and listless? Making your bedroom feng shui friendly can help to improve the room's Chi (universal energy) so that you wake up feeling rested and revived.

To get started, it's si-highlight--primary for you to remove the television, computer, and exercise equipment out of the bedroom. Limiting the amount of electrical equipment in the bedroom greatly reduces the electromotive force, which is imperative for preventing disturbance of your cells' frequencies that can lead to weakening the immune system and causing fatigue. Watching television or surfing the net before bed is something that many...

It's Celebration Time For The Sarasota Opera

A huge celebration is going on at Sarasota Opera, as it stages its National Opera Week from October 26 to November 4 of this year. This event was conceptualized by the Opera America in collaboration with National Endowment for the Arts. The main purpose of celebrating opera week is reach a new audience in the community. Opera lovers can now also gain access to more information and receive training sessions, and join some popular opera communities in America.

The program is scheduled to proceed with help from the legendary artist Aretha Franklin, who has been selected as one of the honorary chairwomen of this event. Aretha, as an opera lover, has expressed her pleasure in becoming one of the valued guests of this great show. She also stated her desire to get more people involved in this enriching musical art. Ms. Franklin, who is known as Queen of Soul in the acting world, has expressed in her welcome statement that music is all...

Golf Course Real Estate: Aesthetics and Re-Sale Value Second to None


Buying a home in a golf course community has its benefits, most obviously if you're an avid golfer, but even if you're not, homes in or within reach of a country club or golf resort offer home buyers added benefit regardless of the quality of their backswing.

Mirror, mirror, on the wall: Living in a golf course community puts you right in the middle of Mother Nature’s bounty, and finely crafted, meticulously maintained landscaping. With your back yard featuring closely clipped greens, precisely raked bunkers, gently swaying palm trees amidst well-kept shrubbery and grass, you can be assured that wherever you go on your property or in your neighborhood, visual aesthetics have been a main consideration, offering you views and...