October  2017

The Car Carriers Are Here!  Even if we are not one to actively watching the calendar, we can always tell when "Season" is here when the car carriers come to town!  And right behind them are the snowbirds. 

I just love when my Northern friends come back. It means that our season begins with all of the great activities that it brings: Here are a few:
  • The 10th Annual Chalk Festival-and Siesta Key Crystal Class Master Sand Sculpting Competition are both the weekend of Nov 10-13. 
  • The Sarasota Ballet will feature The Secret Garden  Oct. 27 - 29
  • Treasures - The Sarasota Orchestra bring you DVORAK and FAURE - two giants of chamber music on October 22nd
  • Van Wezel will feature the Moscow Ballet on Dec 29th
  • Asolo Repertory Theatre - Evita Nov 18-Dec 30
There are so many wonderful activities to keep track of (and I don't want you to miss out on anything) so I am providing a link to the wonderful Arts Alliance and Cultural of Sarasota County calendar.  

One of my beautiful listings was featured on Suncoast View's Best Luxury Waterfront Condos on the Market segment last week.  Click here to see the segment.

Warmest Regards,

Local Real Estate
Hurricane Irma Stalls Sales in Sarasota and Manatee

While Irma ultimately was not the devastating storm that was predicted here on the west coast of Florida, there were most definitely some effects felt in our real estate market.  Closings, inspections and new listings were all down from last year at this time.  And as reported by the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee "September's decline in sales isn't an effect of the current housing supply and demand, but is directly related to the business and school closures around the storm."  They report that there were 20% fewer business days in September to complete a sale.

"We typically start to see more listings in September as buyers prepare for season," said Vallone. "But, when the storm started its path toward Florida, sellers weren't preparing to list their house, they were preparing to keep it safe."
That said, you can read the entire report by clicking below, but with an anomaly like Irma, the reported information is not an actual reflection of our current market. Stay tuned for my October report.

  Click Here to read the entire report.
Local News
Ringling College to offer virtual reality major

Starting  in the fall of 2018, Ringling College will begin offering a virtual reality degree as part of their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.  They will be offering classes such as Visual Scripting, VR Development, Concept Development and more.  Click Here to read more about this program.

Speaking of Ringling College, they will be holding their 2017 Trustee Scholar Awards ceremony on November 1st and I am so proud of these students.  The students created a great video about being a Trustee Scholar - Click Here to see their work and see the categories and the names of this year's Trustee Scholars.  Congratulations!!

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation is holding their Welcome Back reception on November 5th at the Nathan Benderson Park Finish Tower.  The park was chosen for the 2017 World Rowing Competition which was held at Benderson Park this past month.

On The Board

Ringling College Arts and Cultural Education
Chair:  Museum Campus Building Committee
Chair: LBK/Arts, Cultural, Education (ACE)  Building Committee 

Board of Advisors

The Longboat Key Foundation helps donors address community needs and aspirations. The Foundation identifies and pursues initiatives to enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors in our island community on Florida's West Coast.

Board of Directors

 The purpose of the Federation is to encourage and promote a mutual understanding and appreciation o f common problems, to advise and assist one another in their solution, share ideas and information  and to sponsor programs/activities for the protection and improvement of the general welfare of the  condo unit owners among the condominium owner associations of Longboat Key,

Tax Oversight Committee

Revitalization Task Force

Founding Director of Insignia Bank

Properties Recently Sold
280 Golden Gate Point # 4 & 5
$7,790,000  *
280 Golden Gate Point #7
558 S Osprey Avenue
1560 Harbor Cay Lane
613 Spanish Drive N #14
1724 Cherry Lane
435 L' Ambiance Drive #K906
3340 Sabal Cove Lane
6512 Midnight Pass Road
602 Ohio Place
$935,000   *
415 L AMBIANCE DR Unit#704-5
4965 Gulf of Mexico Drive Unit 204
755 S Palm Avenue #104
1155 Center Place
$1,950,000   *
6864 Areca
8268 Archers Court
1527 Peregrine Point Drive
*   Both sides of the transaction

Cheryl Loeffler Team

Cheryl Loeffler


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Featured  Listings
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415 L'Ambiance Dr
Double Unit
Longboat Key

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5,268 Sq Ft


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435 L'Ambiance Dr

Longboat Key

3 Beds  |  3 Baths
2,525 Sq Ft



Unit 300  $3,490,000
The Entire 3rd Floor
5,500 Sq Ft

3 Beds | 3.5 Baths
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N-PH $1,895,000
Unit 402  $1,695,000
Unit 302  $1,595,000
Unit 201  $1,495,000
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Majestic Bay
Golden Gate Point

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