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The summer is right around the corner and so is the last day of school for students across the county. Here in Sarasota there are a multitude of summer camps for young children to join offering all sorts of varied activities from surfing, marine biology, theatre, fishing, volleyball, art camps and so much more! 

For more information view Sarasota's 2017 Summer Camp Guide Book 

Here is a list of some of our favorite options: 

Art Center Emerging Artist Camp


SURfit USA Surfing & Paddle-boarding Summer Camp


Venice Theatre


Sarasota Fishing Camp


The Players Musical Theatre Camp


Mad Science Camp

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Often people will believe they can look past clutter and mess but when they step into a home after viewing houses all day this can make or break a deal. Buyers need to be shown how the house can function for them. Bad decor, wrong paint colors, and clutter can completely devalue the home. Most buyers will be put off by seeing the potential of copious amounts of repairs that must be done, even if only small as most have busy schedules and know they won’t have the time to repair all the problems. They are also aware that they are spending a lot of money and if they see a home that needs a lot of work they will likely move on to the next one or ask for a price reduction. Creating ambiance and positive atmosphere is crucial to selling your home at its

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Farm House Kitchens are all about charm and comfort with rustic and natural materials as accent pieces. It’s cozy, laid-back appearance makes guests always feel welcomed and comfortable allowing lots of space to provide room for large family meals and get togethers.  Cooking implements, appliances and storage are also important facets of farmhouse kitchen design as it considers functionality and charm one in the same. Popular choice features are quality hardwood with cherry, maple and oak being the most favorited as well as rich detailing on the back of tables, chairs, and cabinetry often featuring pastoral or farmhouse scenes. Here in the luxury home of 600 N. Jackson in Venice, Florida we see the Farmhouse kitchen style at its best featuring top

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Yellow, is one of the most popular house colors in the Sunshine State and it's no wonder why as it compliments the tropical flavor of the area so well. It is the color of optimism, enlightenment, and happiness bringing positivity to its surroundings. All colors bring out different moods and sensations effecting everyone slightly differently but the color yellow is universally thought to be the most cheerful of the color spectrum with its brightness. Being that most days of the year here in Florida are spent bright and sunny the color yellow reflects a collective positive attitude towards our cheerful weather all year round. It is important to choose colors for your home wisely and most importantly picking colors that reflect your

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Just a few days ago Sarasota was featured in an editorial for Vogue magazine discussing an abundance of reasons for why this is such a special place to live/visit and is the Sunshine's State best kept secret. Marketing like this is huge for Sarasota and we are fortunate to have features like this from some of the nation's top editorial companies. Time after time we have ranked highly on TripAdvisor as having the best beach in the country, Siesta Key recently named #5 in the world. Along with other features for our architecture, food, and clothing. Canned Ham Vintage was featured in Vogue and not long before featured in Coastal Living, bringing in lots of people to her shop who had heard about her through reading the magazine. The Vogue piece also

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Environmentally friendly living has become a frequent topic of discussion as we become more aware of the damaging affects we have on our environment. Steps are being taken to discover alternative energy methods and more sustainable living. So where does this take us for home building? Many are experimenting with ways to enhance architecture to work better with the environment. Solar energy has risen in popularity but some ‘out of the box’ ideas are being tested upon right now! Living Architecture is developing construction bricks composed of biofilm that can harness solar energy, wastewater, and air pollution, and turn them into usable resources. They call them Living Bricks which fit together to create ‘bioreactor walls’ that can be programmed to

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Mid Century Modern style encompasses the concept of indoor/outdoor minimalist living. It defies the brutalist style of modern architecture and provides a zen like warmth for its inhabitants. It is a middle ground for those not yet ready for modern architecture while still holding to traditional values of architecture and design, think Frank Lloyd Wright- tall ceilings, surrounding windows to bring lots of light in with kitchen, living and dining all being contiguous as well as incorporating earthy elements. The design reflects a peaceful and clear living environment far from stuffy traditional style but not as cold as new age modern design. Mid-Century Modern has its roots in California from the 1950s to 1970s and started with an ambition to mass-produce

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Hard work and dedication by team Coffey and Company has lead to a great start of the year with an influx of new listings coming in and just as much being sold this year! A market that deems worthy for both buyers and sellers in Sarasota and Manatee County with some of our homes under contract in less than 10 days on the market! Here are some of the recently sold homes this year by team Coffey and Company: 






Homes in Serenoa are highly sought after with the community offering its residents the best in quality with custom designed homes. You won't find a cookie cutter house in this neighborhood! There are a wide range of home choices for any buyer offering specially

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Myakka is one of the oldest and largest State Parks in the country and offers some of the most beautiful aspects of Florida Wildlife from wetlands, prairies, hammocks and pinelands. It sprawls over 58 square miles and 29,000 acres filled with tropical plants, animals, trees and exhibits.  There is so much to take in at this park, offering visitors the option to stay long term for camping trips or to simply enjoy a day of hiking trails or kayaking on the river. Scenic lake tours are offered daily on the world’s two largest airboats. Offered at the park for those who plan a long term stay are the historic palm log cabins built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1934 to 1941. Although there is ample amount of room in the park to stay more simply with

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Gallup-Healthways survey on “State of American Well-Being” just came out rating the Bradenton-Sarasota-North Port metropolitan area  No. 6 in the community. The five categories used to score each area were financial, community, physical, social and purpose. Finanical represents living in a place where stress is reduced and ability to manage money and create security- this is the sector in which Bradenton-Sarasota-North Port ranked highest. Other factors included feeling safe and prideful of your city, overall good health with activities to generate positive and healthy living, enjoying what you do everyday and feeling motivated by the work you do, lastly having support and love in your life. Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Florida made No. 1 on

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