Downtown Sarasota has certainly caught up in the hotel ‘game.’  Thousands of rooms added over the past decade.  Some are too hard (or expensive), some are too soft (North Trail)—but there is one that is just right.  The Embassy Suites occupies a nice niche, looming large (18 stories) on theContinue Reading


Here’s my new story to tell when people ask, “How’s the real estate market?” My siblings and I just flew home from an Arizona trip to ready 90-year-old Mom’s house for market. The day our chores were done and the listing went live, we received an offer for $15,000 overContinue Reading


Some people are concerned about the local real estate market during the pandemic, but I think there are reasons for optimism. This is a dynamic situation. What does that mean? Simply put, a lot of people are re-evaluating their lives. Some people have been home staring at their four wallsContinue Reading


Before finding Real Estate on Sale I was lucky to discover Florida’s Suncoast as a child. We were camping along the Little Manatee River, escaping the Illinois winter in paradise where adults could golf, and kids could swim and fish and make friends. Dad asked for recommendations for a reallyContinue Reading

The State of Local Real Estate On The Florida Suncoast


One of the first questions people often ask people in real estate is, “How’s the market?” Here are three interesting facts followed by a couple opinions on “the state of real estate” on the Suncoast in February 2020.

There is Money in Ugly!


I was just talking to a friend of mine who is a real estate agent in Indiana and was reminded of something that I tell my buyers looking for good deals on homes.  For the most part, the United States real estate market is hot and Indianapolis is no different.  If homes are priced correctly, they should be selling rather quickly. 

A New Paradise: Visit A Paradise Launches New Website!


The team at Visit A Paradise Realty is launching their beautiful new website… and a lot more where that came from. President and CEO, Bill Alexander came to Sande Caplin & Associates looking for a website rebuild to help propel their online presence, highlighting all of the services they offer the area. With the website’s new launch making user experience more effective, enjoyable and seamless, it is a reflection of what it’s like to work with this team.