Posts by Ian

Lakewood Ranch jumps to 3rd in master planned community sales

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Blog

“Lakewood Ranch named third best selling, master planned community in the U.S. Lakewood Ranch is seeing a lot of new developments in housing, retail and restaurants. Among the new developments happening now are a new Publix grocery store and a $50 million senior housing community. The headline in news stands on Main Street Monday was “Lakewood Ranch jumps to number three in the country.”  Link to full...

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LWR at 20: The Makings of a City

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Blog

LWR at 20: The makings of a city, with more growth to come By Dale White , Herald-Tribune / Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Richard Bedford, the new vice president of planning for Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, says build out could be 20 years away. (Staff photo/Dale White) Richard Bedford, the new vice president of planning for Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, says build out could be 20 years away. (Staff photo/Dale White) Having experienced 20 years of growth and welcomed about 25,000 residents so far, Lakewood Ranch is far from being finished. “Buildout is about 20 years away, so we’re about halfway there,”...

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Siesta Key ranked No. 1 beach in U.S. by Trip Advisor; No. 14 in the world.

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Blog

Siesta Key snagged the No. 1 spot on Trip Advisor’s best beach rankings in the United States and the 14th spot for world beaches Wednesday, and several other Florida beaches made the top 25 nationally. The beach rankings are based on travelers’ choice and reviews on the website. Siesta Key was the only beach in Manatee and Sarasota Counties on the national list and the only U.S. beach in the top 25 in the world. St. Pete got second nationally, Pensacola fifth, Clearwater eighth, St. Augustine ninth and Panama City tenth. Also on the list in Florida were Fort Myers, Hollywood...

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Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Blog

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April 2014 has second highest number of property sales in Sarasota County history

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Blog

April 2014 has second highest number of property sales in Sarasota County history Sarasota County saw the second highest level of sales in its history in April 2014 – a total of 1,195 closed transactions recorded in the My Florida Regional MLS system. That figure was topped only by the 1,223 sales reported a decade ago, in April 2004, just preceding the real estate boom that saw rapid price escalation. The other months close to that figure were in the spring and early summer months of 2004 and 2005, and in March, April and May of last year. In April 2014, 759 single family home sales...

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