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Gulf & Bay condos in Siesta KeyWhile Siesta Key is filled with a terrific assortment of condominium communities, few can compare to the unique offerings of the Gulf and Bay Club at 5730 Midnight Pass Road. This Siesta Key condominium complex is not just a popular choice for tourists from around the world, it’s also one of the most sought-after buildings in the area, thanks to its rich abundance of resort-style amenities.

The Bay Club is one of the largest complexes on Siesta Key, by the number of residences and the amount of property the community occupies. Every residence can take in the beautiful views of the ocean from their sliding-glass door and patio, which overlooks the community garden, freshwater lakes, and greenspace at the heart of the complex. While the units were

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Oceane condos in Siesta Key

For the first time in over 10 years, a new condo project has been announced in Siesta Key. Developed by Crossgate Partners LLC and designed by local architect, Mark Sultana, Oceane will bring six stunning new waterfront condos to the Siesta Key real estate market.

New Oceane Condos To Offer Exclusive High-End Features

Boasting an impressive 4,500 square foot floorplan with top-of-the-line finishes throughout and uninterrupted views of the water from every floor, these new condos will become the best example of refined living in the area. Residents will have the option of basking in the Florida sunshine from their personal cabana by the pool, or in the comforts of their generous wraparound patio. Other features will include high 10 ft. ceilings,

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Improving Your Sarasota Home

Whether you’re thinking about selling your Sarasota home or are just itching to update your space, it never hurts to prioritize your home improvement project base on their projected return on investment. For Sarasota condo owners, it could vastly improve your rental popularity, and the popularity of your listing should you decide to sell.

There’s no question that upgrades can boost the popularity of your listing, but which ones offer the most bang for your buck? Here are some of the top home improvements you can do that have the best return on investment.

Refresh Your Interior With New Paint

As simple as it might sound, a fresh coat of paint in your Sarasota home can have a profound effect on the space. You can cover up blemishes and

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Tips for Real Estate Agents in Sarasota

A professional real estate agent, in Sarasota and beyond, stays current and updated with the latest trends in the real estate market.

Understand Your Client’s Needs

Although in past decades investing in a home for 20 to 30 years was commonplace, however now, purchasing property is not always in the minds of shoppers seeking new investment opportunities. Take the time to inquire about the needs of your clients individually to better assess the type of properties you should be searching for regardless of whether they are more interested in buying or renting.

Finding The Right Property Is About Quality, Not Quantity

Inquire about your clients' needs and desires before moving too quickly to show listings that may ultimately waste your time and

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Preparing to sell your home in SarasotaThe economy is definitely on an upswing, and people are more financially secure to purchase properties now than they have been in recent years. Mortgage rates are extremely low, so the buyers are out there! Let’s help you get your home listed and maximize your selling options with the tips below.

Here are four things to consider if you're thinking about putting your Sarasota property up for sale.

Price Your Home Competitively

When you determine the price, it’s best to look at the current market values in your neighborhood. Look at the other prices that houses in the area *sold for. Consider your square footage, the number of rooms and the overall condition of your room. Of course, you will want to take into account that you may have added to your

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Sarasota Mortgage Approval TipsIf you’re ready to buy a home in Sarasota, then let us be the first to say congratulations! Now that you’ve put your mind do it, it’s time to get your finances in order to make sure that you can make this dream a reality, and the biggest first step is applying for the ‘m’ word —a mortgage. Whether it’s your first home, second home, or another investment property, the basic rules for mortgage approval will still apply. You need to have excellent credibility with your previous and existing lenders, and prove that you can afford to take on the responsibilities of another large loan.

To help highlight this process for you, we’ve put together a handy infographic to outline what you should do and shouldn’t do when applying for a mortgage.

The Do’s of

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Buying Sarasota Real Estate

When meeting with clients, one of the things we share with them is that they can make changes to the home, but unless they want to physically move the house, they can do absolutely nothing to change the location.

How To Buy a Great Home in Sarasota at a Lower Price

When it comes to buying residential property, keep in mind that neighborhoods change over time, mostly for the better.

There could be a home that is perfectly situated in the best neighborhood, in the best school district in town. However, if it is on a street that has heavy automobile traffic, or if it is right in front of a shopping mall, that home's value may be less, compared to other homes in the area.

In a good location, should you buy the best or somewhat undesirable

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millennials & boomers buying a condoBuying a condo as opposed to a single-family home can be an excellent real estate option for both millennials and baby boomers alike. Owning a condo provides many of the same benefits as owning a single-family home, such as building equity and receiving tax incentives. There are some important things to consider when you’re deciding between buying a condo and a home, however, which we’ve outlined for you below.

Pros of Buying a Condo vs. Buying a Single-Family Home

Financial Feasibility

For young individuals entering the real estate market for the first time, coming up with the down payment and getting qualified for a loan are just two pieces of the home ownership puzzle that can seem overwhelming. Buying a condo instead of a single-family home

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sarasota florida best place to live

What the Key Solutions Real Estate Group and Sarasota residents already knew has been confirmed by U.S. News & World Report: Sarasota, FL is one of the best places to live in the USA!

Each year, U.S. News ranks the USA's most populous 100 cities using data from sources like the United States Census Bureau and the Department of Labor. Categories are based on what Americans believe are the most important things to consider when choosing where to settle down, and include such things as a strong job market and quality of life. Using factors such as unemployment rate, cost of living, crime rate, quality of education, and a myriad of others, the resulting list is meant to help readers decide where they should live.

For 2016, Sarasota ranks #14 on the

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Buying a house is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make in your lifetime, ripe with excitement and new possibilities. It’s also a time-consuming, multi-step process, full of unfamiliar lingo and legal jargon. As such, the home buying process as a whole can be both thrilling and daunting at the same time. To help make sure your experience is more the former than the latter, we’ve broken down the home buying process so that you can learn how to buy a home in Sarasota in five easy steps.

Step 1: Gather Your Troops

Choosing the Right Real Estate Agent

Regardless of whether or not you’ve purchased real estate in the past, you’ll have a much more enjoyable and successful experience with the right people in your corner. The first member

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