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People who could live anywhere in the world live right here in the Oaks Club.

People who could live anywhere in the world live right here in the Oaks Club.

If you could hand-pick the perfect place to live, create the sort of singularly exclusive home and lifestyle that makes you the envy of others, what specific qualities would you choose? Beautiful weather, nearby beaches and a range of state-of-the-art homes near the water surrounded by lush tropical foliage? The Oaks has all of that, and more. The Oaks - Osprey Florida You’re probably picturing a golf-loving community, too, with not one but two pristine golf courses right there in your nei...

Bev Murray
Bev Murray

Why Florida is High-Earner Heaven

Why Florida is High-Earner Heaven

Newly Remodeled Condominium Aria On Longboat Key Now more than ever, Florida’s tax laws make residency an absolute must for high-income individuals. Thinking of moving to Florida? Now’s the time. Thanks to a new tax law, for every day you spend in a state that charges its residents income tax at the state level, you’re paying out tax dollars you won’t ever see again. Last December, the federal government passed a tax overhaul that enacted, among other things, a $10,000 limit on deductio...

Bev Murray
Bev Murray

The Only App You Need When Shopping For A New Home

The Only App You Need When Shopping For A New Home

Imagine strolling the street outside a home for sale, in a neighborhood you don’t know, and asking yourself, Is this the home for me? Can I live here? And then in a moment, you hold up your phone and it generates an augmented reality image of the street containing all the information you need—not only on the home you’re thinking of buying, but on the other homes down the street, the schools in the area, the demographics of the people here, and so much more. You walk through the neighborhood a...

Bev Murray
Bev Murray

The many splendors of Indian Beach and Sapphire Shores

The many splendors of Indian Beach and Sapphire Shores

Immediately to the south of the Ringling Museum, tucked between U.S. 41 and Sarasota Bay, the Indian Beach / Sapphire Shores neighborhood cultivates a rich, vibrant and vital northern Sarasota community—an often-overlooked waterfront gem located between the airport and downtown, and immediately convenient to the University Parkway corridor. The Indian Beach and Sapphire Shores neighborhood dates back to 1891, but it got its first boon in 1911, when John Ringling purchased 20 bayfront acres at...

Bev Murray
Bev Murray

2017 Home Design Trends

2017 Home Design Trends

According to Barbara Ballinger, freelance writer for RealtorMag, “Taupe is the new Gray”. Whilst shades of white still top the list of neutral paint colors, the palette is shifting away from gray to warmer, beige (ugh, just writing that word gives me angst!) tones. According to this article, there are two main drivers behind this year’s trends: the need for “healthfulness” and a desire for “community”. Developers in Lakewood Ranch are already tapping into the trend towards community by introd...

Bev Murray
Bev Murray

Murray Homes Recognized For Bringing Fresh Styling To Lakewood Ranch

Murray Homes Recognized For Bringing Fresh Styling To Lakewood Ranch

Murray Homes was featured in the real estate section of the HeraldTribune.com for bringing a fresh, innovative style to home designs in Lakewood Ranch. During the interview Harold Bubil of the Sarasota Herald Tribune and recipient of the 2015 Bob Graham Architectural Awareness Award, noted that while many homes in Lakewood Ranch are still the Tuscan-Mediterranean design, Murray Homes is “bucking the trend” by bringing Coastal Contemporary to east of 75. The Resolute at The Lake Club Lakewood...

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