Lakewood Ranch, FL Real Estate News

By Linda Reynolds, Bradenton Real Estate
(Bradenton Real Estate - Linda Reynolds)
Lakewood Ranch homes for sale in Lakewood Ranch Florida - Lakewood Ranch Homes and Real Estate by Communities. This is an MLS search for: Lakewood Ranch Homes, 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, condos, and villas on a custom MLS search.
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By Bradenton, Sarasota, Real Estate ~ The Serena Group, Selling Real Life Dreams in Paradise!
(Bradenton-Homes, Experts - Keller Williams Realty )
LEOPARD CREEK AND VALDERRAMA AT LAKEWOOD RANCH, COUNTRY CLUB EAST, IS AN EXCLUSIVE, GATED, AND ECO-FRIENDLY, GREEN COMMUNITY of homes built around an 18 hole private golf course in Lakewood Ranch, FL (Bradenton, FL) Learn more about this fantastic community!:  BRADENTON, LAKEWOOD RANCH, MANATEE COUNTY, NEW CONSTRUCTION, HOMES.Enjoy the video showcasing the area and the Lakewood Ranch Community!
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Edenmore at The Country Club in Lakewood Ranch This first class maintenance free community is set in a preserved, lush, natural setting within the popular Lakewood Ranch.View NEW CONSTUCTION Homes in Manatee and East Manatee County in a larger map Homes in Edenmore are built to resemble French Country Architecture. The stately homes are maintenance free and offer views of lakes, preserve and the private golf course. The homes range from 1,615 sq ft to 2,143 sq ft with four different floorplans to choose from (see Floorplans below). Ammenities include: Within the gated community of The Lakewood Ranch Country Club Surrounds a beautiful nature preserve French Country Architecture Situated on the Audubon-Certified King's Dunes course of the private Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club Attr...
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Inspired by New York City's Central Park, Neal Communities announces their new residential village in Lakewood Ranch, fittingly named CENTRAL PARK! The 372 acres north of SR70, and east of Lakewood Ranch Blvd in Manatee County, FL will be the site for over 800 homes and more than 150,000 sq ft of commercial office space. The village will be a seamless extension of the existing master planned community, Lakewood Ranch, and have similar features as the already popular Greenbrook Village. Central Park will offer something for everyone with five separate neighborhoods all inspired by areas within New York City's Central Park, 29 different floor plans, and 7 builders to choose from. The neighborhoods planned are: Great Lawn East Meadow Cedar Hill East Garden Conservatory Garden The five new ...
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By Lee Forbes, Forbes Property Group #1 Preferred Agent! CRS, GRI
(Lee Forbes PA, Forbes Property Group Broker in Bradenton)
The government reported our first quarter of positive economic growth last week, indicating the recovery has begun. Yet investors kept the Dow moving up and down over 100 points four out of the five days, ending the week with a startling 249-point drop. Was this a bull market correction, or the return to a bear market? Who knows? The only thing certain is that investors aren't quite sure the economy is back on track.Makes you wonder what it will take to convince them. The initial estimate for Q3 real GDP revealed the economy growing at a 3.5% annual rate -- way better than expected and the first rise in GDP in over a year. Happily, most of the advance was driven by consumption. Q3 GDP also showed home building UP at a 23.3% annual rate, its fastest rise since the '80's. Plus, Q3 corpora...
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By Marc Rasmussen, Sarasota Real Estate
(DWELL Real Estate)
Sit back and relax on your patio after a fabulous golf game with your friends and enjoy the breathtaking views of Lake Uihlein. The Moorings Point condos in Lakewood Ranch provide the fabulous water views pictured above. This is a community of waterfront townhomes that sit on the 160 acre lake. The Moorings is also located within walking distance of the fun Lakewood Ranch main street where you can watch a movie, eat a great meal at the Serving Spoon, grab a drink with friends at The Polo Grill or relax and enjoy a coffee or tea at Starbucks.  Are you a golfer? Mooring Point residences can hop in their car and be playing a round of golf at University Park, Legacy, Lakewood Ranch Country Club, River Club, Ritz Carlton Golf Course or the Concession within just a few minutes. What a great ...
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By Mike Tullio, VP of Mortgage Lending
(Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611)
 If mortgage truth can be found in the sprawling vastness of Internet and tucked away in the blurbs of the Bradenton Herald, then surely it can be discovered in the life of my little daughter, Chloe Sky.  I suppose the "experts" would tell you that you need to be intimately acquainted with mortgage backed security trading to know which way rates are going to go, you must study the new MDIA and HVCC guidelines to predict turn times, and you have to be familiar with your 19 different lenders to understand whether or not you can write a loan on a manufactured home in the middle of a giant iceberg.  But the truth is, all that matters is sleep, milk, and attention. Follow me for a second.  Abraham Maslow, in his 1943 paper entitled, A Theory of Human Motivation, basically ranked our needs as...
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By New Tampa Property Management
(Rent New Tampa, Inc.)
Lakewood Ranch Homes for Rent Rentals in Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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By New Tampa Property Management
(Rent New Tampa, Inc.)
Lakewood Ranch Apartments Apartments in Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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By Bradenton, Sarasota, Real Estate ~ The Serena Group, Selling Real Life Dreams in Paradise!
(Bradenton-Homes, Experts - Keller Williams Realty )
      BREAKING NEWS!  Villages of Lakewood Ranch South project approved by county commissioners.... more here!         www.TheSerenaGroup.com
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By Lee Forbes, Forbes Property Group #1 Preferred Agent! CRS, GRI
(Lee Forbes PA, Forbes Property Group Broker in Bradenton)
New or Newly Converted Condos:   To determine project eligibility on current projects with Fannie Mae go to www.efanniemae.com click Single Family tab click Reference materials click Accepted Condos click Appropriate State and review expiration date   Established Projects (90% sold & conveyed and owners control HOA)   Email opuscondospotapproval@wellsfargo.com to see if we have project approval. If not, can submit to BPAG using streamlined "Established Condo" approval process     Possible FHA approved Condos:   https://entp.hud.gov/idapp/html/condlook.cfm   Sort by Project Name, City and/or State   FHA Spot Approval:   Must be 90% sold and closed Must be 51% o/o or 2nd home Owners must have controlled HOA for 12 months See FHA 921 and Answer key on Regional Builder Website     ** Make s...
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By Bradenton, Sarasota, Real Estate ~ The Serena Group, Selling Real Life Dreams in Paradise!
(Bradenton-Homes, Experts - Keller Williams Realty )
LAKEWOOD RANCH REAL ESTATE STATISTICS FOR JUNE 6, 2009.  SOLD INFORMATION FOR LAST 30 DAYS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LAKEWOOD RANCH OR ANY OTHER MANATEE COUNTY, SARASOTA COUNTY, BRADENTON, SARASOTA, FLORIDA COMMUNITY... CONTACT THE SERENA GROUP, WE WOULD BE HONORED TO ANSWER YOUR REAL ESTATE QUESTIONS OR TO REPRESENT YOU WITH BUYING OR SELLING YOUR HOME!         www.TheSerenaGroup.com  
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By Lee Forbes, Forbes Property Group #1 Preferred Agent! CRS, GRI
(Lee Forbes PA, Forbes Property Group Broker in Bradenton)
Suprise! You spent all that money on a fance new PC or laptop hoping to speed up your user experiance only to see an agonizing start up time day after day. So  you would think it's just a bloated OS causing the long load times. Well I say nee, nee my friend. Nee nee... Seems that there is a fancy little setting that needs to be flipped on that is unchecked out of the box. I was happy when a friend passed on this windows secret and now it's time to share. As a default, Vista only boots using a single core processor. Most of us now have atleast a dual core centrino laptop or intel core two desk tops we are working with. So let's review the steps nessicary to boot using all available cores to get things really humming. 1. click the windows start button and type "msconfig" in the search box...
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By Lee Forbes, Forbes Property Group #1 Preferred Agent! CRS, GRI
(Lee Forbes PA, Forbes Property Group Broker in Bradenton)
Good afternoon! Ahhh, back to 80 degrees again and things are heating up at our weekly meeting as well. This week, attorney David Rosenberg will be sharing his vast knowledge on something we are very familiar with in the Sunshine State, “Dare to Share: The Truth About Fractional Ownerships and Timeshares.” If you, a parent, a friend, or a cousin are involved in one of these, you will definitely want to be at the meeting to hear David speak and ask him your questions. See you then! MIKE TULLIO, DIRECTOR (941)228-1020 CELL (866)415-7805 FAX WWW.MANAREIA.COM WHEN: Fridays from 11:45-1:15 PM WHERE: New China Buffet at 8341 Lockwood Ridge Rd. Sarasota, FL 34243 Click here for directions. We’ll gather in the meeting room to the right of the buffet. WHAT: A round table lunch and discussion of ...
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By Lee Forbes, Forbes Property Group #1 Preferred Agent! CRS, GRI
(Lee Forbes PA, Forbes Property Group Broker in Bradenton)
 In spite of the negatives in the media, the housing market has several positive conditions smart buyers are jumping on now... 1. Low prices. The fact home prices have dropped is unfortunate for sellers and the economy, but for buyers it presents a golden opportunity they may never see again. Today's low prices mean buyers can get MORE HOUSE and a BETTER NEIGHBORHOOD than they've been able to afford before. 2. Fantastic rates. Mortgage rates are at 37-year lows. We may not see rates like this for a long, long time. Each 1% drop in interest rates roughly translates into a 10% boost in purchasing power. Combined with today's low home prices, this adds up to real values that smart buyers don't want to miss. 3. Lots of choice. Today, buyers have lots of options to look at. This is great for...
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By Lee Forbes, Forbes Property Group #1 Preferred Agent! CRS, GRI
(Lee Forbes PA, Forbes Property Group Broker in Bradenton)
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By Marc Rasmussen, Sarasota Real Estate
(DWELL Real Estate)
Looking for a new home in fabulous planned community in Sarasota, Florida area? Take a stroll through Lakewood Ranch. This award winning planned community has a lot to offer. Here you can find numerous golf courses, gorgeous homes, plentiful shopping nearby on University Parkway, tons of social events, great schools, and a variety of residents from all walks of life. The Lakewood Ranch real estate market has 7 villages to meet every taste and desire. The villages are encircled by a wealth of natural lakes, from small fishing ponds to 160-acre Lake Uihlein. As of December 2008 price ranges vary from $100,000 to up over $8,000,000. Visit my Lakewood Ranch real estate page to view all homes and condos currently for sale. My website is updated daily with photos, addresses, descriptions and...
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By Marc Rasmussen, Sarasota Real Estate
(DWELL Real Estate)
  I sold this home recently in the Edgewater neighborhood of Lakewood Ranch. It was a foreclosure and had been taken back by the bank. The listing price was $249,500 and my client purchased it for $233,000. It previously sold 3 years ago for $450,000. Amazing difference between where we were and where we are now. This home had 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a den. The den could serve as a 3rd bedroom as well. Located conveniently in the Edgewater village of Lakewood Ranch. It is a gated community that sits comfortably on the 160 acre Lake Uihlein. It is only minutes to all of the shopping, restaurants and golf courses around Lakewood Ranch. Please call me at 941-812-6272 if I can help you with Lakewood Ranch real estate.
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By Marc Rasmussen, Sarasota Real Estate
(DWELL Real Estate)
Looking for a golf course community in southwest Florida? Take a trip to Lakewood Ranch. It is located on the Manatee/Sarasota county line. This is a very special planned community that has won numerous awards for the design of the community. The Lakewood Ranch real estate market has seven villages to meet just about every taste and budget. The villages are littered by numerous natural lakes, from small fishing ponds to 160-acre Lake Uihlein. All of the neighborhoods are within minutes to several golf courses including: The Country Club, Legacy, River Club, Tara, Rosedale, Concession, University Park and The Ritz Carlton member course. This really is a great place to live. The Country Club in Lakewood Ranch The County Club in Lakewood Ranch sit in the center of this master planned comm...
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