How to hygge your home this winter

We’re in the midst of winter, and although West Florida never reaches subzero climates, the season still calls for us to cozy up in our homes. The people of Denmark embraced the concept of hygge (pronounced HOO-guh) centuries ago, which involved transforming their homes into warm and welcoming havens. Even though Florida winters are nothing … Continue reading How to hygge your home this winter

Three New Year’s resolutions for homebuyers

After the year we’ve had, we’re all but counting down minutes until we can shout, “Happy New Year,” and have 2020 in our rearview mirror. What better way to kick off a promising new year than with a new home? Whether you’re single, married or have children, if buying a home in 2021 is on … Continue reading Three New Year’s resolutions for homebuyers

What to expect in Sarasota real estate in 2021

The pandemic threw everyone for a loop and left us with more questions than answers. It pushed people to alter their life plans, such as retiring early, changing careers or relocating. These life shifts are heavily impacting the real estate market in Sarasota and West Florida. Here’s my outlook on what 2021 will bring to … Continue reading What to expect in Sarasota real estate in 2021

Top 5 festive holiday decorations for your home

‘Twas the month before Christmas, have you decked your halls yet? While this year has been a whirlwind, we’re all excited about getting to wind down for the holiday season. Whether you got a head start on decorating or plan to start after Thanksgiving, I’ve compiled the biggest items trending this season according to Etsy, … Continue reading Top 5 festive holiday decorations for your home

A guide to long-term home maintenance and replacements

We’re rapidly approaching 2021 (thankfully) – and with a new year comes a new to-do list. Whether you recently purchased a previously owned home or have been settled in for a few years, this is the time to survey your space to see what appliances need a tuneup and what areas need an uplift. I … Continue reading A guide to long-term home maintenance and replacements

Spooky real estate: Beware of these four warning signs when buying a house

It’s spooky season once again here in Sarasota, and while there are no hauntings happening on my street, there’s always something to beware of when it comes to finding the right home. Sometimes sellers get overzealous, jump the gun and opt for the quick and easy route. I’ve listed four warning signs for you to … Continue reading Spooky real estate: Beware of these four warning signs when buying a house

Four moving nightmares to avoid

You’re ready to move into your dream house! If you rush through the process, you’ll find yourself living your worst moving nightmare. Here’s what to avoid.

Best plants for your Florida lawn 

If you’ve recently moved to Florida or are feeling inspired to experiment with your green thumb, you might find it’s more challenging than you planned. With the combination of intense sunlight, blazing heat, humidity and rainstorms that can last for days, Florida’s climate and tropical environment is unique to other climates making landscaping tough to … Continue reading Best plants for your Florida lawn 

Updates on the Florida housing market

The initial shock of the pandemic put many of us in the position of skepticism and uncertainty for the future. The great news is the latest housing reports from Florida Realtors show the Florida real estate market is quickly recovering and even surpassing expectations. The summer of 2020 saw increases in listings and closings, far … Continue reading Updates on the Florida housing market

Meet our neighbors, the gators!

If you’re from Florida, you know that we share a natural habitat for several species – specifically of the scaly variety. Yes, I’m talking about alligators. When people hear about Florida’s resident gator population, their first thought is often, “What do you do about that?” and the answer is to simply coexist. My neighborhood and … Continue reading Meet our neighbors, the gators!