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No Time Like the Present for Fort Meade Luxury Resort

Friday, November 19th, 2010 at 5:59pm. 29482 Views, 0 Comments.

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Who says times are tough in the construction industry? Just this week representatives from Mosaic Company announced plans build Streamsong, a luxury resort near Fort Meade, Florida. Not a bad first step for a phosphate company venturing into real estate development.

This over-the-top resort sits in a peaceful lakeside setting, surrounded by miles of forest on 16,000 acres of a former phosphate mine. Some of the building features will include: over 20,000 square feet of meeting facilities, rooftop veranda and pavilion, 4,000 square foot ballroom, 140 extra-large guest rooms, five private villas, and a 15,000 square foot full service spa. The facility will also have a two restaurants, two lounges, and two 18-hole golf courses.

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Siesta Key Fireworks

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010 at 4:50pm. 22439 Views, 0 Comments.

Looking for something to do with you Fourth of July? You could always check out the Siesta Key Fireworks Display. This year will mark the 21st annual celebration of Independence Day on Siesta Key, and the spectacular show of lights begins around 9pm. The show takes place over Sarasota Bay, and tickets are currently being sold for those wishing to attend the main event. These VIP packages require a $150 donation, which is the only form of funding for the event. Those who purchase the VIP tickets receive a picnic dinner for two, on-site parking, beverages, live music, preferred seating, and advertising acknowledgement. Find our more at Flag Fest Sarasota.

However, if you just want to watch the show, don’t worry; the fireworks really are bright

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New Villages planned for Lakewood Ranch in Sarasota County

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 at 7:16pm. 51344 Views, 0 Comments.

The Schroeder-Manatee Ranch property southeast of I-75 and University Parkway will soon see a very different type of housing development. Sarasota County has acquired all essential approvals to begin the construction of the Villages of Lakewood Ranch. The concept behind this so called "village" development is based upon the style of neighborhoods present before suburban life was adopted.

The Sarasota 2050 growth plan that was created several years ago describes villages as clusters of houses that preserve at least half their land as open space. Sarasota County designated the area east of I-75 as the primary properties on which to build these village style developments, instead of the traditional estate-lot subdivisions that have become very common

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Financing Sarasota Condos

Monday, May 10th, 2010 at 2:50pm. 13244 Views, 0 Comments.

Sarasota’s condo market may be getting better, and soon.  Recently Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac initiated new policies that will help condos and short-term rental properties especially.  Fannie Mae is aggressively adding new units to its approved lending list, including 35,000 units in the Miami area alone.  Thousands more from across Florida are expected to be added throughout the year.  Freddie Mac is now backing new mortgages in low occupancy and high association fee delinquency condo complexes.  These properties have been historically neglected as a result of Florida’s property market downturn.The two lending organizations have been limiting their lending practices out of fear of defaults on financially troubled condo complexes.  Many associations…

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Festival Time in Sarasota

Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 9:06pm. 14474 Views, 0 Comments.

April could be called "Festival Month" in Sarasota and along the west coast of Florida. There are a half dozen festivals, ranging from the Fringe Film Festival and Florida Winefest designed to attract out-of-town visitors and extend the tourist season to Siesta Fiesta which is more for locals.

From April 7 - 11th, we have the Sarasota Fringe Film Festival., where one can screen over 300 films. Over 40 of these films have a local hook, such as the suspense thriller, "Deadly Closure," which was filmed exclusively in Sarasota by Siesta Key resident, Alan Roberts.

Watching movies always works up my appetite, so I’ll make sure not to miss the Sarasota Chili Cook Off on Saturday April 10th at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds. For $10.00 one can

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Rabid Otter Terrorizes Venice

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at 9:12pm. 81736 Views, 3 Comments.

 

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Move aside peaceful manatees and splashing dolphins - make way for...the rabid otter!

You think I'm kidding? Just last week, one of those cute, furry little guys went berserk and attacked a 96 year old Venice man. The poor fellow was out for his morning walk, when this otter comes out of nowhere, dives at his legs, and takes him down. Then, like he's got ahold of halibut, refuses to let go.

A passing truck driver, thought the old guy had fallen off his bike and ran to help. He called 911, and then attempted to pry the animal off, but there was no way that fur ball was letting go of its prize, until finally he managed to knock it out with a shovel.

The best part, was the 911 call. The operator claims the line went

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Sarasota Condo Sales SOAR

Saturday, February 13th, 2010 at 10:30pm. 12482 Views, 1 Comments.

Sarasota County: January 2010 Condos Sales Double!

Condo sales in Sarasota County were up over 100% for Jan. 2010 compared to Jan. 2009. The MFR MLS system shows that in Jan 2010 there were 153 condo closed. In Jan. 2009 the MLS records showed there were only 72 condos sold. For more information on all Sarasota condos, search available listings or view the many Sarasota Communities.

Sarasota County Sold Active Pending
Jan. 2010 153 2158 493
Dec. 2009 162    
Nov. 2009 137    

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Welcome to SarasotaCondos.com

Sunday, October 11th, 2009 at 5:32pm. 12022 Views, 0 Comments.

Hello everyone.  I have gone live on this site.  However, this iswhat I call a soft opening.  Until more of the pages, content, and design are completed I will not be promoting the site too musch.

Most of Siesta Key is completed with a page built for every complex on our island.  Manly Longboat Key complexes and downtown buildings are also complete.

ADam

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