10 Things to Love About Sarasota | Bradenton

October 22, 2018

Florida’s Suncoast lifestyle offers a unique combination of art, culture, and a breadth of outdoor activities that you won’t find anywhere else. Whether you long for the natural beauty of the Myakka treetops, the honey tinged creativity of a perfect cocktail or the sonic delight of every Verdi opera ever sung, you’ll enjoy your adventures in the sun-soaked landscape of Sarasota County.

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Guide to Boating the Sarasota-Manatee Waterways

October 19, 2018

Sarasota-Manatee County waterways cover over 300 square miles of coastline. These waters offer quality recreational opportunities for pleasure boating and fishing. Mangrove forests, seagrass beds, salt marshes, and mud flats are among a few of the important coastal habitats which serve the abundant bird and marine animal populations of the Counties. The coastal waters of Sarasota-Manatee Counties are home to a variety of marine life, including bottlenose dolphin, loggerhead turtles, and West Indian manatees. Anglers will find an array of game fish and crustaceans within the bays and in the Gulf of Mexico, especially at the county’s numerous artificial reefs.

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Local Area Amenities to Enjoy When Living at The Islands on the Manatee River

October 17, 2018

Whether you're a fair-weather visitor who doesn't want to spend the winter shoveling snow or someone looking to relocate to Florida year-round, the Suncoast is the perfect place to live. The Islands on the Manatee River is the perfect community for upscale Florida living- located near world-class shopping, sports, museums, and the beauty of nature, our community puts you within reach of everything you love.

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Your Luxurious Lifestyle Awaits at The Islands

October 15, 2018

Sarasota, Florida happens to be not only a great vacation spot for the family, but also one that keeps us happy with its luxury lifestyle. It is home to many of the most exclusive communities and clubs in the U.S. For those who love to shop, you will find some of the best shops on Longboat Key and St. Armands Circle. But even if you prefer the more active lifestyle, you will never be bored with all the area has to offer.

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5 Questions to Consider While Planning Your Florida Retirement

October 12, 2018

The dream of Florida living is alive and well. Sunny beaches, warm winters and abundant wildlife are just a few of the amenities that attract both the young and young at heart to Florida’s Suncoast. Whether thinking about retiring or simply looking for the perfect location for your second home, The Islands on the Manatee River offers many perks when choosing the perfect community to match your lifestyle.

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Staging Tips To Help Sell Your Home Fast

October 8, 2018
If you are planning to put your house on the market in the near future, we are sure that the goal is to sell your home as quickly as possible   and  get your full asking price. Use these tips below in order to set the stage for success for selling your home fast.
Clear the ClutterThe most important thing you can do to prepare your home for sale is to get rid of all the clutter. One of the major contributors to a cluttered look is having too much furniture. You don't have to go drastically, but take a hard look at what you have and ask yourself what you can live without.
Boost Curb Appeal - Many potential buyers drive-by the property first before deciding on taking a tour.  Ensure your home is ready to lure onlookers by power washing the sidewalks and drive-ways, plant colorful flowers and greenery, wash windows and repaint where needed. 
Deep Clean the Inside - It may be worth hiring a professional cleaning staff to come in and really do a deep cleaning of your home so your floors are shining, grout is clean and every area is sparkling. This is one of the easiest ways to help your home put its best foot forward.
Home Lighting - One of the things that make staged homes look so warm and welcoming is great lighting.  Increase the wattage in your lamps and fixtures.  Aim for a total of 100 watts for every 50 square feet.
Neutral Colors - Neutral colors most often appeal to most buyers. These days neutral colors go beyond beige, from warm tans and honeys to soft blue-greens.  Try to stay away from those bold colors as they have a way of reducing offers.  You can bring in color with furniture and decorations.
Odors and Smells - You'll want to be aware of what you cook and any pet odors if you have a pet. Work towards achieving a clean smell.  Baking soda can help with removing odors. Fresh flowers, pretty soaps, candles and other odor devices are also a great investment.
Clean your Closets - Visitors will want to take a look inside your closets.  Closet space is very important for most buyers.  Try to get rid of as much as you can in your closets.  A good aim is for 20 to 30 percent of open space in each closet in order to achieve the impression of spaciousness.
Dining Room Table - The dining room table is often overlooked in decorating your home. Think about setting up place settings or using a series of smaller vessels down the center of the table.
Master Bedroom Setting - Create a relaxing bedroom setting with luxurious linens and soft colors that will make a potential home buyer want to hang out. You can't go wrong with clean, crisp linens, tasteful artwork and a blanket folded at the foot of the bed. 
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Have the Best of Both Worlds: Waterfront Property near Lakewood Ranch

October 5, 2018

The Islands on the Manatee River is the only community within minutes from Lakewood Ranch that offers new construction home-building opportunities on navigable waters. It features plenty of water sports, boating, and fishing adventures, which makes it the perfect place to call home.

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Choosing the Right Floor Plan for Your New Luxury Home at The Islands on the Manatee River

October 3, 2018

You’ve chosen the location and the neighborhood in which to build your new luxury home, now it’s time to decide the type of home you would like for you and your family.  Before you look at any of the floor plans offered by our preferred custom home builders, consider some of the specifics you need to ensure your new home fits your lifestyle.

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Top 5 Places in the Bradenton Area to Visit With Your Boat

September 28, 2018

Boating opens up a unique way to visit many of the interesting locations the Bradenton area area has to offer. The following destinations can be easily accessed by boat:

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