Lakewood Ranch, FL Real Estate News

By Jerry Piotrowicz
(Remax Alliance Group)
Luxury, elegance, and sophistication all rolled into one—this is Lake Club at Lakewood Ranch. One of the eight communities at Lakewood Ranch, this 768-homesite village is a masterfully planned enclave of homes with complete resident amenities and juxtaposed with lakes, wetlands, parks and nature preserves. Partaking of such wonderful integration involves a choice in lot sizes between half an acre up to an acre and a half .       Homes at this gated community are all custom-built creations from the drawing boards of some of the best builders in the US. These studies of fine architectural masterpieces are all fittingly integrated into 1500 acres of a well-preserved natural environment in Manatee County, Florida. For a residence to be constructed in Lake Club, its builder has to ensure tha...
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By Jerry Piotrowicz
(Remax Alliance Group)
It would indeed be a delight if a Spanish fifteenth and sixteenth century explorer prominent in Florida’s history, Juan Ponce de León, would have his imprints found at the Riverwalk community at Lakewood Ranch today. Far-fetched as it may sound, this community of five neighborhoods at Manatee County, Florida, shares some of the romance that de Leon has been associated with.De Leon, after all is the explorer who sailed to the American continent in search of the mythical fountain of youth and reached this territory that he called “Florida” or the “place of flowers” in Spanish. Riverwalk, on the other hand, is a village that is laced with miles of nature trails linking its five neighborhoods to an assortment of lakes and woodlands that might as well have been the harbor to the fabled fount...
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By Jerry Piotrowicz
(Remax Alliance Group)
Homes of unprecedented value not only in terms of dollars and cents give Country Club East an edge over other real estate developments.  Single-family homes at this gated village, one of the eight in Lakewood Ranch, Manatee County, Florida, cost anywhere between the $300s and the $400s.  There are also maintenance-free and traditional homes that cost from the $200s to the $800s.Beyond these valuations, however, are some appraisals that cannot be captured by mere figures and some pencil pushing.  The location of the village for one can be a priceless gem, for golfers specially, as Country Club East hugs an 18-hole premier golf course.  This layout was the product of the architectural savvy of Rick Robbins, renowned worldwide for his outstanding designs.  Likewise close to the village are...
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By Jerry Piotrowicz
(Remax Alliance Group)
Golf is more than a passion to live for in the Country Club village of Lakewood Ranch. This game adored by many is one of the prime factors that made the green way of living become a dream come true in this gated community in Manatee County, Florida. This village, one of the seven in the 8,500 estate of Lakewood Ranch, was masterfully built within the periphery of three world-class golf courses. These layouts include two—King Dunes and Cypress Links—designed by the revered golfer Arnold Palmer. The other course, Country Club East, boasts of a similar pedigree, having been created by the genius of world-renowned architect Rick Robbins. Playing conditions at these three courses have been adapted to varying golfer handicaps, levels and abilities. Complementary to these is a plush clubhouse...
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By Marc Rasmussen, Sarasota Real Estate
(DWELL Real Estate)
A client of mine recently went under contract with Gibraltar Homes to build them a home in the Country Club East section of Lakewood Ranch. About 2 weeks ago I escorted my buyers to all of the models in the Country Club East and Lakewood Ranch Country Club. I was amazed at the activity out there. There was an organized Tour of Homes and every model was busy with potential home buyers. I spoke with the owner of Paradise Homes of Sarasota. He told me that he has sold 40 homes in 2010 in Lakewood Ranch Country Club East. My guess would be the average price is somewhere around $500,000. Not too shabby eh? Neal Communities is still building in the original Lakewood Ranch Country Club. There are home sites available in several communities within the Country Club. You can get some great deals...
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By Troy Funk, Broker / Associate
(Allison James Estates & Homes, Sarasota 941-957-3737)
Chief Circuit Judge, Lee Haworth of the 12th Judicial District will be the guest speaker along with Troy Funk, Broker/Associate, as well as Cristian Tramontozzi, Short Sale Manager of the Troy Funk Team at Keller Williams Realty, along with Bryan Sands, CPA with Sands and Associates at a Special Event held by Mary Howard of CornerStone Title.   For information on the event call 941-957-3737. For a free and confidential consultation of issues facing foreclosure.  Troy has developed a community service website (www.TroyFunk.com) to help homeowners understand possible solutions to foreclosure.  Troy leads the Troy Funk Team at Keller Williams Realty in Sarasota, Florida.  Having personally experienced foreclosure, Troy has had to Short Sale his own properties, and has successfully closed ...
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By Troy Funk, Broker / Associate
(Allison James Estates & Homes, Sarasota 941-957-3737)
Chief Circuit Judge, Lee Haworth of the 12th Judicial District will be the guest speaker along with Troy Funk, Broker/Associate, as well as Cristian Tramontozzi, Short Sale Manager of the Troy Funk Team at Keller Williams Realty, along with Bryan Sands, CPA with Sands and Associates at a Special Event held by Mary Howard of CornerStone Title.   For information on the event call 941-957-3737. For a free and confidential consultation of issues facing foreclosure.  Troy has developed a community service website (www.TroyFunk.com) to help homeowners understand possible solutions to foreclosure.  Troy leads the Troy Funk Team at Keller Williams Realty in Sarasota, Florida.  Having personally experienced foreclosure, Troy has had to Short Sale his own properties, and has successfully closed ...
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By Troy Funk, Broker / Associate
(Allison James Estates & Homes, Sarasota 941-957-3737)
Chief Circuit Judge, Lee Haworth of the 12th Judicial District will be the guest speaker along with Troy Funk, Broker/Associate, as well as Cristian Tramontozzi, Short Sale Manager of the Troy Funk Team at Keller Williams Realty, along with Bryan Sands, CPA with Sands and Associates at a Special Event held by Mary Howard of CornerStone Title.   For information on the event call 941-957-3737. For a free and confidential consultation of issues facing foreclosure.  Troy has developed a community service website (www.TroyFunk.com) to help homeowners understand possible solutions to foreclosure.  Troy leads the Troy Funk Team at Keller Williams Realty in Sarasota, Florida.  Having personally experienced foreclosure, Troy has had to Short Sale his own properties, and has successfully closed ...
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By Lee Forbes, Forbes Property Group #1 Preferred Agent! CRS, GRI
(Lee Forbes PA, Forbes Property Group Broker in Bradenton)
>> Market Update  INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE  Last week began nicely with June New Home Sales UP 23.6% to an annual rate of 330,000, well ahead of expectations. This was a sharp rebound from May when New Home Sales sank to record lows not seen since 1963. This volatility of course is all about the homebuyer tax credit (requiring a contract by April 30 and a closing by June 30, now extended to September 30). Consequently, new homes sold at a 422,000 pace in April, fell to a 267,000 pace in May, then went to 330,000 in June. Demographic trends say sales should continue to rebound, as we eventually need to sell new homes at a 950,000 annual rate to meet population growth and replace teardowns. The supply of unsold new homes is now down to 7.6 months, just above the ideal 6-month level...
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As reported this month in the Lakewood Ranch Spotlight, Lakewood Ranch's newest community (Central Park) is moving ahead quickly and Central Park is scheduled to open in JULY! The grand opening will feature 8 new home models to browse through and just like its famous namesake, this beautiful gated community surrounds an amazing park full of amenities. Residents will enjoy a kid's splash park, walking and jogging trails, a recreation center and much more. For more information on Central Park, click here. Gated Living in Central Park - Lakewood Ranch, FL Home prices from the mid 100's Amenities include: Amazing Central Park Recreation Center Kid's Splash Park Walking & jogging trails Posted by Jamie Bullock The Burish & Serena Team www.USA-Floridahomes.net 
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By William True, Sarasota Real Estate
(True Sarasota Real Estate)
  Sarasota Polo Club, Sarasota, Florida When discussing Sarasota real estate, we have already spoken of the beaches, the Bayfront, the city and the country. We've discussed great family neighborhoods and great retirement communities. But here is a subject rarely written about - polo! In 1991, the Sarasota Polo Club began hosting sensational polo matches in Lakewood Ranch. With about 130 acres, consisting of nine meticulously groomed and irrigated polo fields, 2 stick and ball fields and a regulation size arena, Sarasota Polo Club is one of the largest clubs in the country. Every Sunday afternoon during season, the public is invited to bring out their picnic baskets and enjoy the thrill of the "fastest game on four feet". With wagon and pony rides for the kids, tailgating parties and ent...
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By Linda Reynolds, Bradenton Real Estate
(Bradenton Real Estate - Linda Reynolds)
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By Lee Forbes, Forbes Property Group #1 Preferred Agent! CRS, GRI
(Lee Forbes PA, Forbes Property Group Broker in Bradenton)
OVERVIEW ~ April 26 through April 30, 2010 ~ The stock and bond indices worked hard to hold their own with several powerful forces buffeting them all week. The stock and credit markets, lacking a strong sense of direction, moved up and down with each day's predominant economic news story.   FOCUS ~ Perhaps most telling regarding the certainty about where the economy is headed was the weak reaction in the markets to Friday's announcement that the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) had grown by 3.2% in the first quarter of this year. Let's look deeper.   The good news in the GDP data was that consumer spending was up markedly, growing at a 3.6% rate, and spending by businesses was up, while inflation remained very low. (All of these aspects of economic growth are considered and included in the ...
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By Linda Reynolds, Bradenton Real Estate
(Bradenton Real Estate - Linda Reynolds)
Lakewood Ranch Homes for Sale in Lakewood Ranch Florida - Homes and Real Estate by Communities. This is an MLS search for: Lakewood Ranch Homes for Sale, in the Lakewood Ranch Real Estate market of Lakewood Ranch, FL. School information, Buyers tips and relocation guide for home buyers available. We're your Lakewood Ranch Realtors with experience, knowledge, and dedication to service. Here you will find listings in the Lakewood Ranch community / subdivision but may include Lakewood Ranch town homes, Land, and Homes on a custom MLS search.
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By Rick Loop
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
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By William True, Sarasota Real Estate
(True Sarasota Real Estate)
The Country Club of Lakewood Ranch Lakewood Ranch is a Seven Thousand acre master-planned community encompassing all aspects of residential and commercial development. Lakewood Ranch Country Club offers an excellent opportunity to indulge in one of our favorite pastimes here in Florida - golf. The collection of upscale homes that comprise this gated community are built around the 54-hole private Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club and the Athletic Center. The Country Club provides some of the more upscale homes in Lakewood Ranch. Amenities include practice facilities, a clubhouse replete with dining lounges and card rooms, a pro shop, locker rooms and cart storage. The Athletic Center's fitness center has state-of-the-art equipment, heated pools, 18-lighted tennis courts, steam room, a...
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By William True, Sarasota Real Estate
(True Sarasota Real Estate)
Riverwalk, Lakewood Ranch, Florida Riverwalk is one of Lakewood Ranch's seven villages. Like its neighbors, Riverwalk provides walking trails, lakes and wildlife viewing in a natural setting. Single family homes that range up to about three thousand square feet provide a great lifestyle for singles, retirees and families alike. Lakewood Ranch is a seven thousand acre master-planned community encompassing all aspects of residential and commercial development. Seven villages, offering diverse housing options, from condo/townhomes to luxury estates. When considering the purchase of real estate in Riverwalk, be sure to use a Lakewood Ranch exclusive buyer agent! Recreational facilities include Lakewood Ranch Country Club and Athletic Center, 54 holes of championship golf, the Sarasota Crick...
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By William True, Sarasota Real Estate
(True Sarasota Real Estate)
Lakewood Ranch, Florida real estate Located east of Sarasota and just off I-75, Lakewood Ranch is a master planned community on over five thousand acres, with a great deal to offer. When looking for homes in Lakewood Ranch, it is important to work with a Sarasota buyer agent who has your best interest at heart. Sarasota Real Estate
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