Lakewood Ranch, FL Real Estate News

By The Keith Kropp and Wayne Rogers Team, Nowhere But Here
(Michael Saunders & Company)
Lakewood Ranch 2012 Tour Of Homes October 26 - November 18, 2012.  Lakewood Ranch is the ninth top selling master planned community in the country, the second best selling in Florida and now celebrating seventeen successful years. The Lakewood Ranch Tour of Homes is an annual event showcasing the newest and best that the community has to offer for today's home-buyer.  New home prices range from the low $100s to over $5 million.  Lakewood Ranch has 16 home builders and are showcasing 49 new home models in this year's Tour of Homes. In the past year Lakewood Ranch has opened two new neighborhoods.  Taylor Morrison has introduced The Esplanade, Lakewood Ranch's first active adult community, and Haddington is a new neighborhood in the prestigious Country Club East village. Sales at Lakewoo...
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By Annette Smith, Sarasota Real Estate Agent
(Allen Real Estate Services, Inc.)
If you're interested in a new construction home in a luxury golf course community, the elegant Lake Club at Lakewood Ranch might be perfect. You'll find single family homes for sale as well as maintenance free villa homes in the Lake Club. Prices currently start over $1 million. The Lake Club feature's some of Sarasota, Florida's most gracious homes. Homesites are over a quarter of an acre, and interiors range from 3,000 square feet to 10,000 square feet. Highlighting the incredibly designed master planned community of the Lake Club and Lakewood Ranch are outstanding area and community amenities. Amenities Architecturally Designed Tuscan Style Club House 3 Challenging Professionally Designed Golf Courses Athletic Center Fitness Tennis Courts Located off I-75 and easily reached from 3 in...
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This is from a friend in Lakewood Ranch Florida, but can and should be applied to listing a home for sale anywhere...check it out below...     Creative Writing Sparks Lakewood Ranch Listings   Listing Language Can Trigger a Quick Sale Your Lakewood Ranch home is in perfect shape – all set to go on the market. You’ve enlisted an experienced real estate agent with a solid track record. Now all that’s left is…what? What’s that next step? In fact, the next step can be all-important: creating a Lakewood Ranch listing that does more than just describe the number of beds and baths. It has to stand out among all the competing listings that will be seen alongside it. That Lakewood Ranch listing is the keystone of the marketing campaign that will ultimately fetch a new owner: its job is to get bu...
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By The Keith Kropp and Wayne Rogers Team, Nowhere But Here
(Michael Saunders & Company)
  New Home Sales Continue To Rise In Lakewood Ranch, FL.  The good news in new home sales at Lakewood Ranch, FL just gets better.  For the first six months of 2012 new home sales are up 47% in Lakewood Ranch, FL.   That translates to 309 new home sales in the first six months of the year compared with 210 in the first six months of 2011. These numbers are according to Jimmy Stewart, Vice President of Sales for LWR Communities.  "Early retirees sitting on a lot of cash are buyers who have been looking at us for the last five or six years.  They come back every year and visit our models - we've been tracking them and we register them - and now they are making buying decisions, because they are comfortable with Lakewood Ranch and the fact that they feel this is really the bottom of the mar...
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  Lakewood Ranch Home Sales Could Benefit From Press Change Home Sales Price, Volume Rises Make News   As usual, the first week of July brought the usual report cards on home sales and other real estate data: the “second quarter stats.” The start of summer signals the beginning of what journalists call the slow news season (in Washington, the ‘silly season’) – a slowdown in the drumbeat of nonstop crises and turbulence in world and national affairs. Sometimes I think the most welcome result is the relief that comes from realizing that we don’t even need to glance at newspapers and TV news. Nothing new is happening. Thank goodness! That’s a mini-vacation all by itself.   One side effect it that it is much more likely that you may have missed some good news that could affect Lakewood Ran...
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The Lakewood Ranch Real Estate Community Has Bran A Brand New Addition               Agent Trust Realty has just opened a new office in Bradenton in the Lakewood Ranch area. Located at 6113 Exchange Way in Lakewood Ranch the new office is fully equiped to handle the demanding technology needs of buyers and sellers as well as the agents themselves. With seven villages, the neighborhoods in Lakewood Ranch offer anything from Townhomes to incredibley designed Custom Estate Homes. It's a place where neighbors become like family and everyone in the neighborhood enjoys a deed sense of community. With its Gourmet and family friendly resaurants, masterfully designed golf courses, business parks, hospital and medical center Lakewood Ranch offers everything and more anyone could ask for in a comm...
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Lakewood Ranch Real Estate Markets Are Quickly Becoming A Larger Part of Global Investing Picture   Foreign View:U.S.Homeowners Sitting Pretty Foreign Buyers Snap Up Residential Real Estate   For quite a while, Lakewood Ranch residential real estate holders – that is, homeowners – haven’t had to work very hard to come up with a description for the U.S. real estate market. ‘Lousy’ certainly came to mind. ‘Bleak’ was a strong contender. ‘Cautiously optimistic,’ at best a distant third.   So this months Wall Street Journal report came as a quiet reminder that, for serious-minded investors who view our situation from a less-involved perspective, our residential real estate outlook is neither lousy nor bleak. In fact, the combination of lower residential prices and the international currency...
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By Marc Rasmussen, Sarasota Real Estate
(DWELL Real Estate)
Lakewood Ranch Realtors can open you up to a whole new world of deals that you otherwise would not have access to. Hiring the services of a realtor can save you time and money. There are plenty of agents offering their service in the Lakewood Ranch area. A realtor can take your specifications and budget into mind before they present you with a list of homes to consider. You will not waste your time looking at homes that are out of your budget or do not meet the needs of your family. Lakewood Ranch provides an ideal place to live due to the great weather and friendly local people. The employment rate is high and the crime rate is low. It is a gorgeous area that is full of fun things to do. The local year round temperature is seventy three degrees. This provides the perfect setting for m...
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By John Michailidis, Real Property Management of Sarasota & M
(Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee)
Lakewood Ranch FL Landlords Praise Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee Lakewood Ranch Florida rental property owners are turning to Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee to handle all of their leasing, management, and maintenance issues. You can contact us for a free rental property evaluation and property management quote. We manage single-family, condominium, multi-plexes, and apartments. You can CONTACT US HERE, or by phone at 941-225-8183.
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By John Michailidis, Real Property Management of Sarasota & M
(Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee)
Lakewood Ranch Property Management Company Is In the Thick of It . . . Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee is in the thick of day-to-day residential property management.  If managing your property has become a burden, or if your increased exposure to legal liability and financial claims is causing you needless stress and sleepless nights, we can take over the responsibility for daily management. We will handle all aspects of managing your Lakewood Ranch FL rental real estate. Contact Us Here, or by phone (941-225-8183) for a FREE Property Management Quote  
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By John Michailidis, Real Property Management of Sarasota & M
(Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee)
How to Find a Lakewood Ranch Property Manager Finding a Lakewood Ranch FL Property Manager is about asking the right questions -- questions to which you already know the right answers: Would you rather have: A surly property manager who is unresponsive to your needs? A can-do property manager who has ready solutions to anything that may crop up. Do you want your property manager to: Pester you with petty issues that they should be handling on their own? Take charge and do what needs to be done within the parameters of your management agreement? Are you interested in having to: Constantly worry about whether your properties are being properly maintained? Not worry about anything other than depositing your monthly check? Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee (941-225-8183) manage...
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By John Michailidis, Real Property Management of Sarasota & M
(Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee)
How to Find a Lakewood Ranch Property Management Company As in any other endeavor, there are good property management companies, mediocre property management companies, and downright awful property management companies -- so how do you choose? Believe it or not, common sense goes a long way when selecting a Lakewood Ranch, FL property management company to manage your Lakewood Ranch rentals.  I suspect that you intuitively know the correct answers to these questions . . . Do you want: A manager with a bad attitude. A manager with a can-do attitude and a desire to solve any problem that might arise. Do you want: A manager who might return your inquiry within a couple/few days if they get around to it. A manager that answers your inquiry within a few minutes in most cases, and in never mo...
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By John Michailidis, Real Property Management of Sarasota & M
(Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee)
Lakewood Ranch Real Estate Management Companies Lakewood Ranch Florida is on of the State's most sought after communities and as such it has attracted full-time homeowners, part-time "snow-birds," and investors alike.  Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee is a Lakewood Ranch real estate management company working with both homeowners and investors to rent out and manage: Single-family houses. Condominium units. Townhomes. We provide a full slate of residential property management services that include: Tenant acquisition and screening. Lease negotiation and signing. Rent collection and evictions. Routine and emergency maintenance/repairs. Bookkeeping and end of year tax reporting. Other services as needed. Whether you own one or one-hundred units, our expert team of property m...
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By The Keith Kropp and Wayne Rogers Team, Nowhere But Here
(Michael Saunders & Company)
New Home Sales Continue Winning Streak In Lakewood Ranch, FL.  Neal Communities, one of Sarasota's best builders, just reported that they have sold 202 homes through the end of April.  At this rate Neal Communities is on target to exceed last year's total of 375 closings. Sales at Central Park in Lakewood Ranch continues to lead in sales for Neal Communities.  Prices at Central Park in Lakewood Ranch  start in the $130,000s.  Neal Conmuniites has sold 250 homes in Central Park since the neighborhood opened in July 2010. "We're seeing a continued decline in finished vacant housing units, especially in the Sarasota market, where it has reached equilibrium with only two months of supply," said Pat Neal, company president.  "The drop in supply bodes well as an indicator for future home-buil...
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By Marc Rasmussen, Sarasota Real Estate
(DWELL Real Estate)
Lakewood Ranch is a master planned community in Manatee County, FL. An unincorporated community, Lakewood Ranch is included in the Metropolitan Area of Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice. It is built on part of a timber ranch owned by the Uihlein (Schlitz Brewing Company) family of Milwaukee. In 1922, the family acquired about 48 square miles of land located east of what is now I-75 in Sarasota and Manatee counties the is now under the ownership of Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, Inc (SMR). Approaching a century of ownership, SMR has continued its commitment to protecting and preserving the land. As a result, Lakewood Ranch's most impressive feature is its recognition as an award-winning green community. Since 2005, every newly constructed village in the community is built with energy-efficient, enviro...
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By Marc Rasmussen, Sarasota Real Estate
(DWELL Real Estate)
At the time of evolving of Lakewood Ranch into the expanse from an agricultural area into a master planned project, Summerfield emerged as the first residential project. Spread over a large area of 8500 acres having several woodlands as well as wetlands to its favor, the Lakewood Ranch, since that time has turned out to be a community well known for its real estate projects that have prime properties as well as state of the art amenities and facilities. Resultantly, the real estate establishment of Summerfield is considered to be the most attractive investment opportunities in the state of Florida. The floor plan of these homes ranges to be about 1100 to 2400 square feet which is all set within a tranquil environment. The pricing options for these houses in Summerfield ranges from $200...
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By Marc Rasmussen, Sarasota Real Estate
(DWELL Real Estate)
  The Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club is the pride of Lakewood Ranch and it's located in the middle of the real estate properties.The clubhouse has great elegance. The members are able to enjoy the great features the clubhouse is offering. There are several dining rooms, card rooms and a ballroom for weddings or charity events. Gold and tennis are undoubtedly a big part of country clubs - Lakewood Ranch Country Club hasn't forgotten that. There are 18 lighted tennis courts with Hydro Grid irrigation system used for the maintenance. So the playing conditions are always optimal. There are also lockers and shower rooms, and in the Players Club Deli you are able to enjoy a delicious homemade pizza or even tasty lobster while watching 50-inch TV. Athletic Center has two outdoor pools: ...
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By Marc Rasmussen, Sarasota Real Estate
(DWELL Real Estate)
Having an area of 1500 acres of land combined with the pristine and picturesque landscapes, the property of Lake Club is offering houses that are luxurious in its type on the well know Lakewood Ranch developmental area. Emerging out as a village, the community has a wide range of homes that are being offered by top most builders and the same have been selected especially for its surroundings. Those who are willing to become home owners of the real estate piece are ensured to be offered with the classic elegancy of the Lake Club houses in addition to the reliability as well as durability that will enhance the quality of life. In the combined real estate market of Manatee and Sarasota, this project is undoubtedly the most prospective project in terms of investment. The master plan drafte...
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By John Michailidis, Real Property Management of Sarasota & M
(Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee)
Managing Your Lakewood Ranch Area Single-Family Home Maybe you never planned on being a landlord—you've been unable to sell your home, had to relocate for a job, or inherited a new property. Perhaps you are just entering the rental investment market and need to get your property rented—or are having difficulty with the existing tenant. Whatever your situation…rest assured we are prepared to help. We know the local rental market and we have 25 years of experience in saving you both time and money as we help you avoid costly mistakes, comply with complex legal requirements, and improve cash flow. Considering Managing Your Own Property? Consider This: Comprehensive Marketing & Advertising Program – Every day a property is vacant is money out of your pocket, and the cost of professional man...
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By The Keith Kropp and Wayne Rogers Team, Nowhere But Here
(Michael Saunders & Company)
New Home Sales Continue To Soar In Lakewood Ranch, FL.  A continuing bright spot in new home construction, Lakewood Ranch experienced a 35% increase in sales for the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same quarter in 2011.  There were 123 sales versus 91 for the same period last year. The real estate market in the entire Sarasota area continues to shine in the past several months, but the new home sales at Lakewood Ranch are especially exciting.  New home construction both statewide and nationwide has been stagnant at best.  The success at Lakewood Ranch, FL is a testimony to the attraction of this vibrant community as well as the restructuring of pricing and value offered by the builders here. "We continue to buck state and national trends here," said Jimmy Stewart, vice president ...
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