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Monday, April 08, 2019   /   by Ally Valdes

Your Home’s Spring Maintenance Checklist

Some Highlights:

Every spring, your home needs some extra TLC!
Whether you plan on selling your home this spring or not, conducting this maintenance will help ensure your home functions well for the rest of the year.
If you need help finding professionals who can assist you with this checklist, we can provide you with a list of preferred contractors & vendors!

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Tuesday, February 05, 2019   /   by Ally Valdes

4 Proven Ways Real Estate Can Build Sizable Family Wealth

Recently, David Greene, co-host of the BiggerPockets podcast and a nationally renowned author and speaker, wrote an article in Forbes explaining how investing in real estate could help build wealth. Many of the points he made also apply to a family owning their own home. Here are a few:
1. Appreciation

“The rising of home prices over time, is how the majority of wealth is built in real estate. This is the ‘home run’ you hear of when people make a large windfall of money. While prices fluctuate, over the long run real estate values have always gone up, always, and there is no reason to think that is going to change.
One thing to consider when it comes to real estate appreciation affecting your ROI is the fact that appreciation combined with leverage offers huge returns. If you buy a property for $200,000 and it appreciates to $220,000, your property had made you a 10% return. However, you likely didn’t pay cash for the property and i ...

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017   /   by Ally Valdes

Your August 18th - 20th Weekend Guide to Suncoast's Local Happenings

Happy Weekend!

Can you believe Fall is just 38 days away?
Not that it makes much of a difference here on the Sun Coast, but it certainly would be nice to feel the temperatures drop!

In the meantime, enjoy the Summer vibes and head on out this weekend for some fun... here is what's happening this weekend from Anna Maria all the way down to Punta Gorda.


6081 26th St W, Bradenton
From 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Bring a dish tos hare! Join the Manatee County Public Library for a Mexican potluck lunch and discover your world through film. This is a FREE event. 

423 Lemon Ave, Sarasota
From 7pm to 8pm

Join the Yoga Shack and Share Care Global for a special yoga class for a cause. Courtenay Leigh Smith will lead a yoga class to honor Share Care Global - 100% of all donations go toward Share Care Global, an organization th ...

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Monday, May 01, 2017   /   by Ally Valdes

Que Pasa Suncoast - 5 de Mayo Edition

Cinco de Mayo is on Friday this year!

Start your weekend off right and celebrate in style!

(conveniently organized by city) 

List of Cinco de Mayo Events, Friday, May 5, 2017


Circo de Mayo - Lakewood Ranch Music on Main! | 6pm - 9pm
The Circus Arts Conservatory + Sailor Circus
Lakewood Ranch Main Street
Free live music and block party, Food, and Drink Specials

Cinco de Mayo First Friday Party| 9pm - 12am
Polo Grill & Bar
10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch
Celebrate First Friday & Cinco de Mayo


Cinco de Shrimpo | 11am - 1am
Hooters of Bradenton
49080 14th Street W
$10 Deal: 5 Buffalo Shrimp & Patron Margarita 

CINCO de MAYO | 11am - 11pm
Mexicali Border Cafe FL
5502 Cortez Rd W Bradenton
Food & Drink Specials, Face Painting, Balloons, Jumbo Jenga, Beer Pong, Music, and Dancing

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Fun Girl Art! | 6pm - 930pm
Fun Girl Art
1001 12th Ave W ...

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Friday, April 21, 2017   /   by Ally Valdes

Sales Increase as Season Winds Down

SARASOTA, Fla. (April 21, 2017) - According to the recent numbers compiled by Florida REALTORS® from My Florida Regional MLS, March 2016 proved to show strength in both Sarasota and Manatee County. The combined closed sales for condos and single family in the two-county area increased by 6.2 percent from March of 2016. 

Sarasota condo sales increased by 13.5 percent from last year, while single family homes increased by 2.6 percent. Manatee single family home sales increased by 11.7 percent, while condos were down by 4.4 percent from 2016. 

"It's common to see an increase in sales when we near the end of our season," explains Xena Vallone, 2017 President of the Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee. "And the bump in pending sales in March will likely lead to more closed sales in April and May."

Pending sales are the number of listings that went under contract and can be an indicator of future closed sales. In the two-county area, pending ...

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