Showing posts from 2017

Oasis at The West Villages | New Homes for Sale | Venice FL

Here's a video update on Oasis at The West Villages in Venice FL.

The overall site appears ready for construction and the sound barrier fence along Tamiami Trail is being built.  I'm told sales will start in mid January 2018, but it will probably be at least until the end of March that a sales center and model homes will be available.

I don't have any floor plans yet or a site map, but I'm told the lots here will accommodate larger, executive homes.

Video removed at request of The West Villages LLLC

As always, stay up to date on Oasis at The West Villages on my website,

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

Thanks for following my Venice and Sarasota new homes blog.  2018 will be a great year for new construction in our area, with Oasis at The West Villages beginning sales early in the year.  Milano and Gran Paradiso should be selling out in 2018.  Stay tuned for all the latest new construction updates right here.

Toscana Isles | Town Homes for Sale | Venice FL

As your #VeniceFL new home specialist, I stay on top of the latest news for 19 new home communities, with the information you need all in one place on my website. Today I have for you the first video of new town homes in Toscana Isles. These 2 and 3 bedroom units have beautiful lake views and attached garages. Expect prices starting in the mid $200's. 

Stay tuned for sales starting sometime in January 2018. For more about Toscana Isles visit my website

The Preserve | New Homes for Sale | The West Villages Venice FL

Since my first video post back in September for The Preserve at The West Villages in #VeniceFL, there's been a lot of construction progress. Two brand new single family homes are ready for move-in. 

Video removed at request of The West Villages LLLC

Contact me about special deals for a 2 bedroom, 2 bath home with 2 car garage, 1816 square feet, and a long list of designer upgrades priced at $299,900.

Che Vista Condos | November 2017 Construction Update | Venice FL

I have new video for Che Vista, a luxury condo being built on Venice Island in Venice FL, across from Beleza.

The roof is now complete and work is moving along.  Units in the southern end of the building with the best Gulf of Mexico views have already been reserved.  Units in the north end will have a peek a boo view of the beach. 

For more on Che Vista including floor plans and condo fees, please visit

Milano | New Homes for Sale November 2017 Update | Venice FL

There's been a lot of changes in Milano in #VeniceFL since my last update in June.  New phases have been released and more homes and paired villas are under construction, as you'll see in this video.

A third gated entrance to the community is now open for the southern section.  Milano has low HOA fees, no CDD, with prices starting in the high $200,000's.  For Milano real estate information visit my website

Artistry | New Homes for Sale November 2017 Update | Sarasota

There's lots of new construction activity at Artistry in #Sarasota.  Since my last video update in May, the community club house and pool are taking shape, with more new homes under construction.

For Artistry information and floor plans, visit my website

Grand Palm | November 2017 New Homes Update | Venice FL

As your Venice and Sarasota new homes specialist, it's my job to keep you up to date on the latest activity.  Here's an updated video for #GrandPalm in Venice.  New phases are being opened, and a new entrance to the community from River Road is open.

For more information on any of the 19 Venice area new home communities I serve, visit my website

Self Driving Shuttle | Solar Powered Town | Babcock Ranch

I've added Babcock Ranch to the list of areas and towns I cover, because it's so unique.  In case you missed it, Babcock Ranch is the country's first 100% solar powered town.  This is an important distinction.  Every single electric appliance or machine in Babock Ranch runs on solar power 100% of the time.  Other communities, such as Lakewood Ranch, are now offering solar powered subdivisions, but they are not 100% solar powered.

Babcock Ranch is offering a self-driving solar powered shuttle to it's list of future-friendly amenities.  The shuttles can be used for trips to grocery stores, school, and restaurants.  Read more about it here.

Getting there:  From I-75 take SR 78 (North Ft. Myers) east to Hwy 31 north.  Go five miles and Babcock Ranch is on your right.

For more about Babcock Ranch, visit my website

New Luxury Homes | Toscana Isles | Venice FL

I recently toured these new gorgeous lakefront model homes in Toscana Isles in #VeniceFL. This set of homes from the builder's luxury division range between 3895 to 5733 square feet under air, with prices starting in the mid $500,000's. For more information and to set up your personal tour of Toscana Isles visit my website

Builder Incentives | New Homes for Sale | Venice FL

Save up to $15,000 on select home sites, and get half off options through October 15 at Islandwalk in Venice FL, and Hammock Preserve in Sarasota.

Video removed at request of The West Villages LLLC

Remember, a new construction home costs the same when you are working with a Realtor or if you go alone to the builder.  See why you need a Realtor on your side when buying new construction, and contact me for a tour.

Pumpkin Patch | Charlotte County | Babcock Ranch FL

Babcock Ranch will be a great place to call home. They have tons of free activities, and in case you missed it, Babcock Ranch is the nation's first 100% solar powered town. 

One upcoming example is their Pumpkin Patch.  Visitors can choose their fall pumpkin from 9:30am to dusk starting Tuesday, October 10.

Learn more about #BabcockRanch and watch my exclusive Babcock Ranch video on my website:

Baytown Square | Town Homes for Sale | Sarasota FL

Baytown Square is a new Sarasota town home community located east of I-75 off Bee Ridge Road.

Baytown Square has several pre-construction units available for sale now.  The community is gated, with a community pool, water or preserve views, covered lanais, and low condo fees.  These are two story units, with attached 1 car garage, living area down and 3 bedrooms up.  Prices start around $230,000.

Take a tour of the complex:

For more information about Baytown Square including current MLS pre-construction listings, visit my website

Fairways at Bent Tree | New Homes for Sale | Sarasota FL

Fairways at Bent Tree is a Sarasota new home neighborhood set on a verdant golf course, without golf course membership fees required.  In fact, Fairways at Bent Tree has low HOA fees of $160 per month, and homes are maintenance free.  Prices start around $300,000. Be sure to ask me about builder incentives.

Take a tour of Fairways at Bent Tree homes:

For more information about Fairways at Bent Tree, visit my website

Preserve at The West Villages | New Homes for Sale Update | Venice FL

Preserve at The West Villages update: Three model homes are nearing completion and the sales office will be open soon. Take a tour of the site, with plenty of water and preserve views. 

Video removed at request of The West Villages LLLC

For more information on Preserve at The West Villages, or any other Venice FL new construction, visit my website and

Watercrest | New Homes for Sale Update | Venice FL

Here's a video update on #Watercrest new homes in #VeniceFL. My last video was posted in May and 4 months later, there is lots of construction progress. 

More inventory homes are under way, the community club house and pool are complete, and the first residents have moved in. 

For more Watercrest information visit my website

Oasis at The West Villages | Homes for Sale | Venice FL

Oasis is the latest new home coming soon to The West Villages in Venice FL.  Large lots will accommodate homes with up to 4,000 square feet under air, with 3 car garages and expansive outdoor living spaces and pools.

For more Oasis at The West Villages information and updates, bookmark my website

Video removed at request of The West Villages LLLC

Bellacina by Casey Key | Homes for Sale | Nokomis FL

Bellacina by Casey Key is progressing.  The community club house and pool are nearing completion and more new homes have been built.  Prices start in the low $300's for a single family home.  Take a video tour here.

For Bellacina by Casey Key real estate information visit my website

Rapalo | Homes for Sale | Venice FL

Construction is progressing quickly at Rapalo in Venice. The first phase is complete, as is the brand new community pool. Take a look at construction in phase 2 in this aerial tour. 

For Rapalo real estate information, pre-construction listings, and floor plans, visit

Toscana Isles Amenities Tour

Take a tour of Toscana Isles new clubhouse and resort style pool in Venice FL. Toscana Isles has 2 naturally fed lakes that are perfect for kayaking or fishing. 

For more about Toscana Isles, visit my website

You Need a Realtor When Buying a New Home: Time

I can't tell you how many times I've visited a new home sales center and seen buyers waiting to be helped by one of the two or three new home sales people, who are busy with other customers.

When you have your own Realtor working with you, there's no waiting.  I can show you any model home in any new home community, and I can show you resales as well.  The new home sales people cannot show you resales.

Don't go it alone!

Milano New Homes for Sale Update Venice FL

Welcome to #Milano, a fast growing new home community in #VeniceFL. Milano should be on your list if you are looking for new construction, with low HOA fees and no CDD fees. 

Prices for common designer upgrades plus lot for paired villas start around $300,000; single family homes start around $350,000. As the area's new home expert, contact me for a tour or with any questions. Learn more about Milano on my website:

Toscana Isles | Homes for Sale | Venice FL

I've been busy updating videos for new home communities, the latest of which is Toscana Isles in #VeniceFL. If you want a new construction home with water views, Toscana Isles is sure to amaze. You can even have your own dock and kayak on the natural lakes. 

Prices start in the mid $300's. Make sure to check out my exclusive video of Toscana Isle's new clubhouse on my website,

Island Court Townhomes in Venice FL

Island Court is a newer Mediterranean-styled town home community in #VeniceFL. The units feature luxury finishes and optional private elevators with secured 2 car garages. Residents enjoy local restaurants and activities just a couple blocks away. Prices start in the upper $400,000's. For Island Court real estate information visit my website

Venice FL New Homes

Lots of people are looking for #VeniceFL new homes. As the area's new home expert, I've gathered floor plans, local information such as HOA fees, and exclusive video you won't find anywhere else. Visit, and contact me for a tour. New homes cost the same whether you're working with a Realtor or if you're looking on your own.

The West Villages Venice FL

West Villages is a best selling master planned community in Venice FL. Future home to the Atlanta Braves spring training facility and an upscale town center, #WestVillages is just minutes to 5 local beaches and downtown Venice. Remember, new homes cost the same when you work with a Realtor. For more West Villages information visit my website

Video removed at request of The West Villages LLLC

Renaissance at West Villages Update

There's been lots of progress at Renaissance at West Villages, a new home community in #VeniceFL. The sales office and model homes are now complete. The first phase of 190 residences will be both paired villas and single family homes. Villas start in the mid $200's and single family from the low $300's. Visit my website for more information

Video removed at request of The West Villages LLLC

You Need a Realtor When Buying a New Construction Home

Buying a new construction home in #Sarasota or #VeniceFL doesn't have to be stressful, when you have your own Realtor to help you. 

Here's one of 5 reasons you need to be working with your own Realtor: It costs nothing.  When you see a builder's published price on their website or on my website, it's the same when you have a Realtor.

For the others, and for more Venice FL new home information, visit

Venice FL New Home Things to Consider

Buying a Venice FL new home is a popular option in our real estate market.  There's a lot that can go into the decision process you may not have considered.

I've been working with new home buyers this week to define their preferences.

One issue is exposure.  Do you want your lanai and pool area to face east or west?  East means morning sun, west means afternoon setting sun.  Will the lanai protect from the sun shining directly inside the home and increasing utility costs?
Another issue is view from the rear of the house and your lanai.  Do you prefer a preserve view, or a lake view?  Most builders charge premiums of up to $60,000 for a lake or water view, above the price of the home.  
Garage space is another thing to consider. In many Venice FL new home communities you have the option of a 2 or 3 car garage.  In Florida we do not have basements, so will you need a 3 car garage for extra storage?
Heated or unheated pool will be another question in your new home search.  Is the …

Milano Venice FL Construction Update

A new entrance serving a new phase of home construction is getting ready to open at Milano.

This entrance is south of the main Milano entrance off Jacaranda Road.  Milano is just a little over halfway built out.

For Milano homes for sale and exclusive video, visit

Toscana Isles Clubhouse is Open

Toscana Isles' gorgeous new clubhouse is open.  I recently took a video tour to share with you.  View the interior of the building, including the state of the art fitness center.

I have more aerial photography and video of Venice FL new homes than any other Realtor in the area. Remember, having a Realtor represent you when buying new construction costs no more than going to the builder on your own.
For more information on Toscana Isles, including floor plans and inventory homes for sale, visit my website

Sarasota: The Video

I've been compiling an extensive video library of high quality video of the Sarasota area for use on my real estate website,

Take a look at Sarasota from a new angle:

Rapalo Aerial Tour Venice FL

Rapalo is a new home community in South Venice, FL that is now 70% sold.  Take a look at the community pool and clubhouse under construction, and the new homes being built in the north phase in this exclusive aerial video.

For Rapalo homes for sale and real estate information, visit my website

Windwood Venice FL

Windwood is a Venice FL new home subdivision that envisioned today's changing families right from it's concept.

Low HOA fees and multi-generational floor plans are two of Windwood's biggest selling points.

For Windwood floor plans and homes for sale, visit

Venice FL New Home Incentives

I've been getting a lot of information from new home builders in the Venice area concerning buyer incentives and even reduced prices, something unheard of just a year ago.

As of right now there are 19 new home and condo communities in my Venice service area.  Many of these have a higher number of move in ready and short move in, under construction homes, than I've seen in the past.

Three new home communities in particular, Gran Paradiso, Toscana Isles, and Caribbean Village, have the largest number of quick move in and short move in homes available for sale.  Contact me for more information and to schedule a tour.

Renaissance at West Villages First Look

I have the exclusive first look at the site for the first phase of Renaissance at West Villages in Venice FL.

This section being prepared for release is pre-selling now for an anticipated February 2017 opening. There will be approximately 200 paired villas and single family homes for sale, with a total of 700 when new construction is completed.

Video removed at request of The West Villages LLLC

For Renaissance at West Villages real estate information, including prices, floor plans, and community map, visit my website  Make sure to be a VIP new home buyer.

Grand Palm New Phases and Renaissance at West Villages Exclusive

Venice FL new construction is moving ahead. Take a look at the new sections of Grand Palm that have been released.  I also have completely updated floor plans, prices, and the first ever drone pictures of the first phase of Renaissance at West Villages. Visit and

Video removed at request of The West Villages LLLC

Palms at Casey Key

Palms at Casey Key is a small new home community in Osprey.  Homes will be a mix of one and 2 story homes.  Take a look at the neighborhood site, which is just minutes to either Siesta Key or Nokomis public beaches.

Visit my YouTube channel for more videos, or my Sarasota site at for profiles on over 80 neighborhoods.

Watercrest Venice FL Construction Update

I'm always amazed at how new home communities can take shape so quickly.  It wasn't long ago that I was surveying the Watercrest site with my drone for the first time.

Now you can see the almost completed model homes, work starting on the clubhouse and pool, and new inventory homes under construction in this video:

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Watercrest Model Homes First Look

Here's your first look at the Bimini and Key Largo model homes in Watercrest.  The models were about 90% complete when I filmed these tours.  When they are furnished I will post the updated videos.

Key Largo video tour

Bimini video tour

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I purchased a drone just after Thanksgiving and have been using it to take unique aerial photography and video of the new home communities I serve as your buyer's agent in the Venice and Sarasota areas.

New home buyers are finding the ability to see home sites in these videos very helpful.  Here's an example for new sections of Milano that are being prepared for release.

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