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Custom Arthur Rutenberg home on a private lake & preserve lot in Lakewood Ranch Country Club.  Elegant double glass front doors. Tile throughout. Neutral color paint. Newly remodeled kitchen & baths with granite counter tops. Designer gourmet kitchen w/ granite, maple cabinets, 4 burner stove, stainless & black appliances. Wine cooler, seating at counter bar area and kitchen desk. Crown & tray ceilings. Large office with built-ins. Separate breakfast area w/ aquarium window to the floor for much natural lighting. Spacious family room with sliders off to lanai & pool area. Fine living room is open to kitchen for a real open feel. Lofty dining room and wall niches. Second & third bedrooms offer authentic wood flooring. Owner suite w/ massive walk in closet,

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Stunning carriage home in a beautiful community of Palm Aire with 2 pools. One being directly across from this home. 2nd story – paver walkway. Great cub appeal. Extremely bright with so much natural lighting. 3 bedrooms / 3 full baths. All ensuites. Designer kitchen with a penthouse flare. Vaulted ceilings, granite, stone backsplash & flooring. Large deep kitchen-aid sink. Electric 4 burner and warming plate GE. Desk area. Stainless appliances. Maple cabinets with upper & lower lighting. Pantry with easy access pull out drawers. Bosch dishwasher. Samsung refrigerator. Wall to wall pot self to accessorize. Separate breakfast area overlooking the long breathtaking lake view. Large family room with 2 skylights, sliders off to teal deck lanai / sunroom.

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Magnificent John Cannon custom built home in a quiet quaint neighborhood of Quail Creek. Situated on a private preserve golf course & lake lot in a cul-de-sac. Numerous appointments throughout this lovely home. Starting with faux textured walls, archways, Cherry plantations shutters, high ceilings, crown moldings & tray ceilings, hickory plank & chiseled travertine marble floors. Designer created leaded glass doors. Amazing gourmet kitchen offers an over-sized island w/ antique chocolate glaze with tongue & groove design, deep “Fanke “ sink, custom maple cabinets w/ rope trim. Tumbled backsplash, two Fisher & Paykel dishwashers, trash compactor, all appliances have cabinet covers, Dacor double oven 6 burners. Granite w/ rounded edge, wine cooler, built in

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August 26, 2014                                                                              Antonio Saviano, (941)757-1582



The Premier Sports Campus (PSC) in Lakewood Ranch will host its annual Labor Day weekend tournament from Aug. 30 through Sept. 1, and it’s slated to be one of the biggest of the year. Soccer players, parents and spectators from all over the state of Florida, and as far away as Georgia, will converge at the PSC for the Chargers Soccer Club’s 2014 Labor Day Showcase.

“Over 250 teams and 6,000 visitors are expected to attend the

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3 Reasons Mortgage Demand Is Dropping


Fixed-rate mortgages sank to the lowest average of the year last week, yet mortgage origination activity remains lackluster. Why aren’t more home buyers taking advantage of the lower borrowing costs?

In a recent blog post, Freddie Mac analysts point to three main factors behind the decrease in mortgage originations:

  1. The refinancing boom has ended. From 2013 to 2014, mortgage applications for refinancings have fallen about 60 percent. Freddie Mac projects refinance applications will drop by another 50 percent from 2014 to 2015. When mortgage rates rise—as they are expected to soon—borrowers will have less incentive to refinance. Applications for
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Waterlefe Golf & River Club’s beautiful & natural setting along the Manatee River is a tranquil collection of signature golf holes designed by course architect Ted McAnlis. The 18-hole, competitive layout presents a challenge for golfers at all levels. There are five sets of tees ranging in length from 4700 to 6908 yards. Features include five extraordinary holes that brush and border the spectacular Manatee River. Additional amenities include an aqua range, practice putting green, full-service pro shop, grille room and beverage cart service.
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The New Macy's at the UTC Mall on University in Sarasota will have a Starbucks inside. How great is that? I say great! They are now looking for baristas.

Good Luck!

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Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club will host their 11th bridal open house on Friday, September 12th, from 6 – 8 p.m.   The showcase will present wedding vendors to brides and their guests.  There is a $5.00 admission fee to attend the Bridal Open House.  All proceeds will be donated to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York in memory of the terrorist attacks.  You must RSVP to the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club catering sales office by Friday, September 5th, at 941-907-3033.  

This showcase event will highlight many vendors in the Bradenton and Sarasota area that specialize in wedding related services.  The following are a sampling of the businesses that will participate:  The

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Protect yourself with a good Attorney.... Afterall, peace of mind is priceless.

Attorneys versus title agents for real estate closings: the cost is the same, as title insurance rates are pretty standard.  However, there are many benefits to using an attorney.  The attorney's role is to give advice, and therefore he or she can explain any issues which come up, including specifics regarding loan terms.  Another benefit to using an attorney is that if something is missed at closing (for example, a lien or other ownership interest in the property), the attorney's malpractice insurance can cover the cost to fix the title problem.  In sales of previously foreclosed property, where there can be a greater likelihood of finding problems in title, it is

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Address                    Status               Sq.Ft.               Sales Price                  Sold Date

15661Lemon Fish     Sold                 2,572                $372,5000                07.31.2014

15016 Bowfin Ter.    Sold                 3,851                $625,000                  07.28.2014

6627 Chickadee Ln.  Sold                 2,538                $376,000                  07.25.2014

14936 Amberjack     Sold                 1,344                $101,325                  07.24.2014

13939 Woodduck     Sold                 2,352                $374,900                  07.24.2014

15249 Blue Fish       Sold                 1,598                $223,700                  07.21.2014

15209 Searobbin     Sold                

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