Leslie's Blog

October 2014 Blog

Happy Fall! Once again it is our pleasure to say "Thank You" to all the people we met at the Ideal Living Retirement Expo in September. A special thank you to our new friends that came back after their visit with us in Sarasota.

Ideal Living Retirement Expo

As the leaves begin to turn up north, we feel a bit of a change here as well. Fall is in the air. The mornings and evenings are a bit cooler, but as the sun begins to set earlier, we are still enjoying nice warm temperatures.

Siesta Key Beach

The opening of the University Town Center Mall.

UTC Mall

October 16,2014 is the opening of the University Town Center Mall. As I drive by each day, I have been watching it grow, and now has just about fully "bloomed". We are all waiting anxiously for the arrival of so many new choices.

From the Arts and Cultural scene, The Van Wezel has begun its fall schedule of concerts, shows, and events, as well as all the other venues around town. Something for everyone, including some of the best dining in the country. As the population gets younger, the choices become more diverse. This is a good thing! As Irv and I always say – Here is a place to come to reinvent yourself – to do what you Want to do, instead of what you Have to do.

From the Chili cook-offs, classic car shows, the monthly Music on Main St., Sarasota Polo Club, the miles of walking trails, there truly is something for Everyone!!!

You can check the "Official Sarasota" link for the schedules.

Find Your New Home in Sarasota

Home in Sarasota Florida

On the housing front, as the housing prices go up everywhere in the country, ours have been escalating as well. Prices in Sarasota have gone up about 11% this past year. There are neighborhoods in all price ranges, and our mission is to guide you through the maze of information.

BUT, as Buyers' Agents, we are still saving our clients substantial dollars, whether new construction or resale. Don't forget, if you are planning a visit, check the link for the preferred rates on the hotels, (and don't forget to call and let us know so we can reserve time for you.)

As always, our goal is to help you find the perfect property, whether it be a vacation home, or permanent relocation.

Until then – Enjoy! Leslie

(We will be at the Annapolis Power Boat Show- Oct.16-19 2014 in tent C-5. Hope to see you then!)