Six Bedroom, Eight Bath Resort-Style Sarasota Home Hits Market for Over $16 Million

Resort-Style Sarasota Home

SARASOTA, FL – A huge, lavish resort-style estate situated on four acres of land in Sarasota, Florida that would be ideal for the ultimate staycation – or for welcoming guests for an extended stay – has hit the real estate market for an eye opening $16.8 million.  Located at 8218 Sanderling Road and boasting breathtaking views of […]

Sarasota’s Historic 100-Year-Old Mira Mar Plaza Sells for Over $17 Million

Mira Mar Plaza

SARASOTA, FL – Sarasota’s historic Mira Mar Plaza, a commercial retail property which has stood the test of time on Palm Avenue for the past 100 years, was sold last week to Miramar Acquisition Company, LLC, with its 40 tenants being informed by email shortly afterwards.  The seller, Mira Mar Plaza Associates, LTD, was paid an […]

Chinese Residents, Real Estate Firm Sue Florida Over Ban on Property Ownership

The ACLU, American Civil Liberties Union entrance to its DC office.

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Following a new law in the state that restricts foreign investment in real estate from a list of specific countries, a group of Chinese citizens is suing Florida officials due to the law’s wording that nearly prohibits all purchases of land on the part of Chinese nationals, alleging that the law violates […]

$15 Million Sarasota Home Hits Market with Built-In Rooftop Putting Green

Image credit: Stellar MLS.

SARASOTA, FL – Affluent individuals who are looking for a new home where they can work on their golf game may be interested to know of a residence in Sarasota, Florida that has just the hit the market for a cool $15 million – making it one of the most expensive single-family homes for sale […]

Median Price of Existing Single-Family Florida Homes Remains Flat in April Year-Over-Year

Single Family Florida Home

According to new housing data released this week by Florida Realtors, the median price for a pre-existing single-family home statewide remained flat in April year-over-year, ending a trend that has lasted for over a decade where that price consistently increased each and every year.  The median sale price in April 2023 for single-family homes throughout […]

Top Pros and Cons of Residing in Sarasota, Florida

Downtown Sarasota

SARASOTA, FL – Located on Florida’s West Coast, Sarasota is a beautiful city steeped in history and culture, known for its beaches, art scene, and delightfully warm year-round weather. Its schools are considered some of the best in the nation and there are numerous recreational activities that have proven to be a major draw for […]

Custom-Built Bradenton Home with Nature Preserve Hits Market for Over $1 Million


BRADENTON, FL – For high-rollers who are looking for a unique piece of Florida real estate where they can kick back and get in touch with nature, you need look no further; a custom-built Bradenton home, complete with its own private lake and nature preserve, has hit the real estate market for over $1 million.  […]

Federal Housing Finance Agency Rescinds Upfront Fees on DTI Ratios for Loans

FHFA had previously noted in March that it would delay implementing the controversial fees in order to hear and attempt to better understand the concerns of stakeholders in the industry. File photo: Andriy Blokhin, Shutter Stock, licensed.

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced on Wednesday that they have rescinded the upfront fees for loans acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that are based on borrowers’ debt-to-income (DTI) ratios, a decision that was considered by many as a major win for the mortgage industry.  FHFA had previously noted in March […]

Florida Legislature Passes Property Insurance Bills to Strengthen Consumer Protection

The move to increase insurer accountability was especially driven reports of adjusters who claimed insurers greatly lowered their estimates for damage costs for over 100 victims of Hurricane Ian in Southwest Florida. File photo: Bilanol, Shutter Stock, licensed.

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida’s Legislature this week passed two bills to address previous property insurance reforms that critics complained lessened the ability of consumers to hold insurance companies accountable. These two new bills, which were unanimously passed, have been sent to the desk of Governor Ron DeSantis for his signature.  If signed into law by […]