Longboat Key in Top 10!

Longboat Key in Top 10 Conde Nast Traveler’s Islands   Aerial photo showing Sarasota’s most popular beaches: Foreground, Siesta Public Beach on Siesta Key in Sarasota. In the background is Lido Key, separated from Siesta Key by Big Pass. Longboat Key is visible in the upper left corner. Herald-Tribune archive / Mike Lang By Maggie … Continue reading Longboat Key in Top 10!

Thinking of Selling…Why the Hesitation?

Over 23% Thinking of Selling. Why the Hesitation? by The KCM Crew on September 14, 2015 Last month, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported that housing inventory was down 4.7% from the same time last year and that the month’s inventory of homes for sale stood at 4.8 – far below the six months … Continue reading Thinking of Selling…Why the Hesitation?

Most Experts Agree: There is No Housing Bubble

Most Experts Agree: There is No Housing Bubble by The KCM Crew on September 9, 2015 There is no doubt that home prices in the vast majority of housing markets across the country are continuing to increase on a month over month basis. The following map (based on data from the latest CoreLogic pricing report) … Continue reading Most Experts Agree: There is No Housing Bubble

Just Listed on Longboat Key!

Rare opportunity to own a large 3 bedroom, 3 bath PH condo, SW corner with spectacular direct Gulf views. Soft Gulf breezes and magical sunsets await from this one-of-a-kind floor plan designed by the original owners with almost 2200 sq. ft. There are 2 ensuite bedrooms and all 3 spacious bedrooms have views of the … Continue reading Just Listed on Longboat Key!

7 Ways to Celebrate Labor Day – Including an Open House at my new Listing!

7 Ways to Celebrate Labor Day in Sarasota and Beyond By: Kathryn Parks | September 1, 2015 | Is it nearly Labor Day already? Yes, somehow the year has flown by and the holiday where we take the day to celebrate the achievements of the American worker has arrived once more.  And if Labor Day … Continue reading 7 Ways to Celebrate Labor Day – Including an Open House at my new Listing!

Nine Glorious Greenhouses

August 30, 2015 Nine Glorious Greenhouses Also known as a glasshouse, orangery, or conservatory, a greenhouse can transform a garden into a romantic hideaway First built by 13th-Century Italians to house exotic plants explorers brought back from the tropics, modern greenhouses provide practical working spaces for the professional gardener and enthusiast alike. Greenhouses allow for … Continue reading Nine Glorious Greenhouses

Millennials are buying

64.2% of Millennials Put Down Less than 20% by The KCM Crew on August 20, 2015 Digital Risk recently polled Millennials about the housing market. Among their findings was the fact that nearly two-thirds of the generation who have recently purchased a home, have done so with less than 20% down; with 36% putting down … Continue reading Millennials are buying

Zota Beach Resort to open in 2016 on Longboat in place of former Hilton

Longboat Key residents and visitors will not have to wait any longer for the first details of the newest hotel on the island. Zota Beach Resort is the official new name that will adorn the former Hilton property located at 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. The 187-room beachfront property is slated for a … Continue reading Zota Beach Resort to open in 2016 on Longboat in place of former Hilton

Where are mortgage rates headed?

Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed? This Fall? Next Year? August 10, 2015 The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to look at where rates are headed when deciding to … Continue reading Where are mortgage rates headed?

Will it be sunny and 80 at your local club this January?

8 Great Golf Course Homes in Sarasota and Beyond By: Kathryn Parks | August 7, 2015 With an average yearly temperature of 73 degrees, those who like to spend their time on the green are given ample opportunity to sharpen their skills in Sarasota, Manatee, or Charlotte County. The Gulf Coast is home to a wide … Continue reading Will it be sunny and 80 at your local club this January?