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Following its annual two-week shutdown, the Lakewood Ranch Country Club is set to reopen with some new features. In addition to completing some routine maintenance, which takes place each year, the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club will now offer a certified personal trainer who offers cooking lessons as well as training sessions.

According to a recent Herald Tribune article, personal trainer Paul Evens will serve as the executive chef at Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club. Within his new capacity, Evans will help country club members achieve a higher level of health through exercise and dietary changes.

“We have already had great feedback about people being able to improve their health and cooking skills in one place, with one person,” said

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If you are in the market for a newer luxury home in a gated golf community, Lakewood Ranch Country Club should be on your list to consider. This luxurious gated community is one of our premiere addresses for those who demand only the best. Those with a passion for golf will revel in the 54-holes at the Country Club. The 3 courses at the private Lakewood Ranch Country Club are designed to challenge every skill level. There are also excellent practice facilities and a beautiful clubhouse along with dining and special events. In addition, members also have access to the 13,000 square foot athletic center, junior Olympic pool and 18 lighted clay tennis courts.

The amenities offered in the Country Club are plentiful. There are miles of sidewalks and trails

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Lakewood Ranch Florida is an award-winning master planned community that offers a resort lifestyle fused with a real sense of community. With 8500 acres, Lakewood Ranch is the largest green certified community in the United States. The neighborhoods meander through the nature preserves, golf courses, parks, lakes, and over 150 miles of sidewalks and nature trails.

It is no wonder why Lakewood Ranch is so popular because it offers nearly every amenity you can think of nearby including a state of the art medical facilities, top rated schools, an abundance of cultural events, challenging golf courses, funky boutiques and specialty shops, family events, world class polo, athletic club, tennis, superb restaurants and the list goes on. Plus the development

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Retirees and baby boomers are still calling us to ask about popular Sarasota country club real estate. Many of these buyers are avid golfers or tennis enthusiasts and are searching for a second home. Their plan is to visit over the next several years, enjoy their home in Sarasota, lock the house up and head back to real life until retirement. Amenities are the key, and the more amenities available to these buyers, the better the chance of fulfilling their dream of a complete resort lifestyle.

There are several new golf communities in the area, but here are five of the most popular country club communities in Sarasota:

Lakewood Ranch Country Club – a master-planned community offering a Town Center, a gorgeous Club House featuring bar, dining room,

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There has been brisk activity in the Lakewood Ranch real estate market over the past six months as buyers take advantage of significantly reduced prices. Many buyers, who seek an active resort lifestyle in Florida, are inquiring about this award winning master-planned community, making offers and negotiating deals. With outdoor activities including golf, tennis, swimming, cricket and polo, Lakewood Ranch has it all. The Main Street area of the “Ranch” features specialty shopping, dining in excellent restaurants, and professional services. There are outstanding A-rated schools as well as a medical center and hospital in this well thought out development.

According to the Sarasota MLS, there are 253 Lakewood Ranch homes for sale, including the exclusive

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Misty Creek Country Club was the obvious choice for my clients from Ohio who were looking for a home that would offer them a sense of serenity and space. A home with a water view, large lot and privacy was what they were searching for and that is just what we found at Misty Creek in Sarasota Florida. My clients had a few other key criteria for their future dream home – a bright open floor plan with a generous sized kitchen for her, and a large 3-car garage for him. The moment they stepped into the home on Misty Creek Drive, they were taken in by the view from the great room out to the pool, lavish lawn and lake beyond. The home was listed for $495,000 and my clients purchased it for $450,000 and are thrilled with their decision to make Misty Creek their…
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We just closed on the sale of 7853 Estancia Way in Prestancia on Palmer Ranch. The buyers were represented by Coldwell Banker. Allen Real Estate Services, Inc marketed the property and represented the sellers.

This magnificent home feature over 6000 SF of living space. The owners recently completed many renovations on the property. The listing price was $1,195,000 and the property sold for $1,020,000.

Contact us today if you are interested in marketing your Sarasota home for sale. Our property marketing plan gives listings maximum Internet exposure.

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We just listed 132 Bishopscourt Road in the maintenance-free Oaks Preserve. This meticulously designed Mediterranean residence is the largest home in the neighborhood with 3801 square feet of air conditioned space.

For more information and photos of current listings, go to our Oaks Preserve page. This page will soon be updated with many more photos and virtual tour.

This one-of-a-kind, custom home is loaded with features and finishes. 

  • Built in 2001
  • Extensive crown molding
  • Gas fireplace
  • 2 granite wet bars (upstairs and down)
  • Surround sound system
  • Central vacuum system
  • Whole house generator
  • Separate his & her master baths downstairs
  • Extensive paneling and built-ins
  • Huge cedar lined closet
  • Large patio overlooking
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Warren Buffet is buying. Of course we are referring to stocks, not real estate. However, I could not help but think of the Sarasota real estate market when I read his recent quote about his investment strategy.

"A simple rule dictates my buying: Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful.  And most certainly, fear is now widespread, gripping even seasoned investors." - Warren Buffet

It reminds me of the old saying - "The rich sell when everyone else is buying and buy when everyone is selling."

The real estate market will rebound eventually. Right now there are tremendous values out there. Financially strong buyers can take advantage of the housing turmoil. The keys to finding the best deal are patience and flexibility.

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