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Siesta Key Information

From shopping guides to the best places to eat, get helpful information about the beautiful community of Siesta Key, Florida.

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pet friendly parks near siesta key

If you're a dog owner, you already know how much fun it is to get outside and play with your furry friend, but finding that perfect spot for the two of you can take a lot of searching. Fortunately, there are several pet-friendly parks near Siesta Key that boast a number of amenities for you and your playful pooch. Hopefully, you'll find the perfect fit in one of these parks and take your relationship with your pet a whole new level of fun!

Each of these pet-friendly Siesta Key parks are a bit different, with some featuring beautiful waterfront views and a beach, while others have spacious grassy areas for your dog to run free without a leash. Depending on how far you're willing to drive and how much your dog enjoys the ocean, there's also one

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With superb weather, wonderful beaches, numerous scenic parks and a multitude of nature preserves, Sarasota and Manatee housing attracts plenty of potential residents. That desire to live in a recreational paradise is partially responsible for the sellers market that continues in the area. According to Florida REALTORS®, as of April 2017, the My Florida Regional MLS shows more inventory and closed sales as well as higher median sales prices when compared to the same month in 2016.

Home Sales and Median Price Range Increase

Single family home sales increased by 1.5 percent in Manatee County while Sarasota County showed an 8.3 percent jump. However, condo sales dropped by 22 percent in Manatee while falling only 0.3 percent in Sarasota.

The

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Rising Inventory Levels Good News for Home Buyers

If you're looking for your dream home in Sarasota or Manatee counties, your search might be getting easier. That's because the number of homes for sale in both markets is on the rise.   The combined number of homes for sale in the two Florida counties rose to 8,557 in February. That is the highest this number has been since April of 2012. That's good news for buyers! The greater the number of homes available, the easier is it for buyers to find one that fits their budget and needs.   A closer look at the housing numbers illustrates just how busy the Sarasota and Manatee county markets might become this spring. When compared to the same month one year earlier,…
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Siesta Key investment property requirements

Siesta Key is one of Florida’s hottest markets for investment properties and it’s no wonder why. Between the beautiful beaches, world-class golf, and boutique shops, the area has a thriving tourism sector that dominates the economy of this quaint coastal town. But it’s important to note that not all investment properties are the same.

Here’s what to look for if you’re on the hunt for a great rental property in Siesta Key:

It’s all about location.

When people are looking for a place to rent in Siesta Key, they’re usually after one of two things: walking distance to the beach or somewhere with boat storage and access. Even condos located just a block away can have a harder attracting renters than those located on the beach, so location is

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Siesta Key Vacation Guide: Shopping, Dining, and Recreation in Siesta Key, FL

Siesta Key is a beach-lovers paradise. From its silky beaches to the bustling sidewalks of Ocean Boulevard and cool coastal breezes, it’s no wonder why TripAdvisor voted it as the Best Beach in the U.S. in 2015. Now, two years later, it’s as popular as ever.

Here are some of the great places to relax, explore, and dine on Siesta Key.

Dining In Siesta Key

Ocean Boulevard is where Siesta Key comes to feast. From better-than-average breakfasts to the fresh catch of the day and barbeques to late-night bars, this is the epicenter of activity on the island.

Another Broken Egg Café

You simply can’t beat the breakfast at Another Broken Egg. This casual breakfast bistro offers all of the quintessential breakfast bites and some mouthwatering

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How to find an affordable condo on Siesta Key

Beachfront properties are a desirable commodity that much is for sure. As with most real estate options in high demand, the price for a waterfront property can typically range from $400,000 to a million, depending on the size and location. With those kinds of prices, it’s easy to see why waterfront properties are so exclusive.

However, what if you could snag a beachfront bargain at a much lower cost than typical Siesta Key properties? Here are some tips and tricks to get the most bang for your buck when searching for a beachfront property in Siesta Key, FL.

Look for the Unexpected

Most buyers looking for waterfront properties in Siesta Key are looking for condos or houses along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. These are the properties that go

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Sarasota Real Estate Market Update - November 2016

National market reports indicate modest overall increases in new and existing home sales for November 2016, and climbing home prices in many areas.

Measuring from November 2015, Sarasota and Manatee Counties saw an 8.7% increase in total closed sales. Single family home sales improved by 10.5%, with a 4.5% improvement in condo sales.

New pending sales also gained, with noticeable increases since September of this year. In Sarasota County pending condo sales are 39.8% greater, and single family homes have a 24% increase. Manatee County saw similar gains with a 25.1% improvement in pending single family home sales, and an 8.4% intensification in pending condo sales.

Strengthening sales accompany increases in median sales prices for single

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how to find a vacation home in Siesta Key, FL

Everyone dreams of owning a beautiful piece of property at some point in his or her life. For many, this achievement comes after years of saving and determination to make this dream come to fruition. When it’s finally time to buy the vacation property you’ve always envisioned, here are a few things to consider before you begin your search:

Think About What You Want In A Vacation Residence

When you think about your vacation home, do you envision it as a getaway from your everyday life? Or is it more of a gathering space for your friends and family? Will it be just for you, or do you hope to rent it out while you’re away? All of these questions are important to consider prior to your search because they’ll help you identify what kind of property

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Sarasota-Manatee real estate market stats

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Mantee County real estate market stats - OctoberSarasota real estate market stats for october 2016

In comparison to October of last year, Manatee County saw an 11.3% increase in inventory for single-family homes and an 11.4% increase in inventory for condominiums in October of 2016, and the respective figures for Sarasota County have been 15.7% and 35.8%. In terms of the overall area that the two counties constitute, this amounts to a 17.5% increase in inventory for available residential properties in the area overall, sharply contrasting with the trend that saw a decrease in properties for sale throughout the earlier months of 2016.

Pending sales for these types of property in the two counties, meanwhile, have experienced an upsurge over the previous month. For Manatee County, condominium sales are 24.5% higher

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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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