Sarasota Real Estate Blog
Technology Meets the Arts at Glenridge Performing Arts CenterWritten by Bill True on 2013-05-13 12:00:42
GPAC offers its audiences a state-of-the-art theatre experience. The $750,000 lighting and sound system is the Sarasota area’s most high-tech theatre system. GPAC was designed to be wheelchair-accessible, and built-in headsets are provided for the hearing-impaired.
Is Birding the New Golf in Sarasota?Written by Bill True on 2013-05-06 16:17:00
Florida has a more diverse bird population than any other state. More than 500 species can be spotted across the state, and half of them can be seen in Sarasota County. Endangered Florida species include the wood stork and peregrine falcon. Birders will also spot threatened species including the bald eagle and Florida scrub jay in both rural and urban parts of Sarasota County.
Jazz Club of Sarasota Promotes Entertainment and EducationWritten by Bill True on 2013-04-29 09:26:04
Jazz is possibly the most popular music along southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. Any night of the week, jazz can be enjoyed in clubs along the beaches Bradenton to Venice; weekend jazz festivals are frequent in the area; churches and college campuses as well as nightclubs host numerous jazz performances and concerts.
The Postwar Boom and the Historic Sara De Soto Pageant of 1948Written by Bill True on 2013-04-24 12:16:42
Those who were part of Sarasota’s 1948 “Sara de Soto” Pageant had no idea that they were partaking in something more than a pageant and a festival. In retrospect, the 8-day event was a milestone event in the postwar prosperity era that saw Sarasota grow from a charming town into an important, booming modern city.
Canadian Buyers Key to Sarasota Housing BoomWritten by Bill True on 2013-04-18 16:25:39
Homebuyers from outside the United States are an increasingly important part of America’s recovering housing market. More than 7% of all homes and condos for sale in the United States today will be sold to non-Americans. And more than a quarter of the U.S. home sales to foreigners are homes in Florida.
How Sarasota Got Its Name (As Far As We Know)Written by Bill True on 2013-04-10 08:50:37
By the mid-1700s, the name “Zara Zote” appeared on maps of southwest Florida, but no one is precisely certain how the name originated. Frankly, it’s a mystery. Several possibilities have been offered by Sarasota’s historians and promoters.
Sarasota Housing Boom Delights Area Furniture RetailersWritten by Bill True on 2013-03-27 08:41:57
Supply is slowly shrinking, home prices are rising little by little, and the sounds of home building are echoing through many Sarasota-area neighborhoods once again. Overall home sales for Manatee, Charlotte, and Sarasota counties increased in 2012 by 19%, and that’s the 4th-highest increase on record.
William True Ranked LinkedIn's Top One PercentWritten by Bill True on 2013-03-25 10:01:50
LinkedIn surpassed MySpace in June 2011 with 33.9 million visitors. Many of those 33.9 million must be interested in luxury real estate in Sarasota, because William True was recently ranked by LinkedIn as having a profile in the top 1% of all profiles viewed on LinkedIn. That’s tens of thousands of hits, a genuine honor for Bill True and his team at True Sarasota Real Estate.
Sarasota Housing Booms as Economic Recovery ContinuesWritten by Bill True on 2013-03-22 10:09:09
The Real Trends Housing Market Report issued in January 2013 shows the housing market making a dramatic recovery nationally as one element of a strong overall economic recovery. Sarasota rapidly exited from the long recession in 2012 and in 2013 has emerged as one of the strongest-performing economic and housing markets in the country.
A New Or An Established Home In Sarasota?Written by Bill True on 2013-03-06 09:13:08
For 2012, Sarasota and Bradenton saw a 29.8% rise in housing starts according to Metrostudy, a national housing data firm. The 4th quarter of 2012 saw a bigger increase; 727 single-family units were started in 2012’s 4th quarter, an increase of 52.1% compared to 2011’s 4th quarter. With new homes as well as established homes in Sarasota, buyers have to ask: Do I go with a new house or stick with a durable, established home?