Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Paradise Eluded the Early Settlers

We recently located the site , a site overflowing with stories focused on Sarasota's history.  Because we find these articles so interesting, we thought you would too so we will be posting a few of these articles in future posts for your reading pleasure. 

Sarasota has such a culturally rich history with fascinating founders and early residents who helped to make Sarasota the beautiful city that we enjoy today.

Click Here for the article  "Paradise Eluded the Early Settlers"

Thursday, May 23, 2013

SW FL population growth TRIPLES!

Last year, SW Florida more than tripled its rate of population growth, an inflection point in the region's emergence from the "Great Recession".  While the biggest proportionate recovery was in Charlotte County, not far behind was Sarasota County, which saw its population rise 1.2 percent last year compared to less than a half-percent gain from 2010 to 2011.

For the complete Herald Tribune article by author Dale White, CLICK HERE.

April 2013 Sales Top 1,000 Mark - Eight Year High!

Members of the Sarasota Association of Realtors sold more than 1,000 properties in April 2013, the first time sales have hit four figures in a single month since June 2005. 

"This has been an amazing time for the Sarasota real estate market", says Sarasota Association of Realtors President Roger Piro.  "It's our members who help make dreams come true for those who want to make Sarasota their new home."

For the complete April Sales report with graphs and statistics, go to

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

IMG celebrates $15M dorms in Bradenton

A new residence hall is adding a touch of community and sense of home for students at IMG Academy in Bradenton.

CLICK HERE for Bradenton Herald Article

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Luxury Waterfront Home with 60' Boat Slip at Riviera Dunes

Beautiful luxury Home with panoramic waterfront views at one of the safest storm protected marinas in Florida!  Special features include two levels of screened verandas to enjoy the views, infinity pool and spa, 60' boat dock/slip, and TWO guest suites with private entrance.  Click on the link for a flyer with virtual tour, photos, and MLS data sheets.


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Coldwell Banker Previews International Dominates Market

Ever wonder how Coldwell Banker Previews International compares to Sotheby's and Christie's. Click the link below to view a pdf slideshow of the Market Analysis. Team Vitale is proud to be associated with such an outstanding company, Coldwell Banker Previews International!

Click Here for Market Analysis Slideshow