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Feb. 11, 2018

JUST LISTED in Esplanade! 13124 Palermo Dr, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211

13124 Palermo Dr, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211 in beautiful Esplanade Golf and Country Club



This picture-perfect Tuscan-inspired home epitomizes the charm and elegance of Esplanade. The Francesco model, impeccably designed by Taylor Morrison, features a stunning living room with elaborate tray ceilings overlooking a beautiful lake. Leading into your spacious dining room, you will pass your butler's pantry, perfect for entertaining guests. As you make your way through the open floor plan, immerse yourself in the gourmet kitchen with recessed lighting, gorgeous granite, massive island, and high-end stainless steel appliances. The master suite boasts a luxurious bathroom with granite, his and hers vanity areas, and a large frameless shower with corner seat. The garage has a four-foot extension which is perfect for storage. This home is golf included, and while you are here you must stop and see all of the resort-style amenities. Don't miss all of the beautiful detail and quality in this Francesco model, one of the most desired models in Esplanade.

Jan. 17, 2018

17022 Blue Ridge Place, Lakewood Ranch FL 34202- New Listing Polo Run!

INCREDIBLE NEW HOME FOR SALE IN POLO RUN! Check out the listing photos and price here!





Incredible Lake Views! This brand new Trevi model is waiting for you to call it home. Walk in and feel amazed at how large this home feels. Unwind in the spacious master suite, which includes a large bedroom, over-sized walk-in closet, and dual-sink bath with linen cabinet, large enclosed shower, and water closet. The gourmet kitchen features a center island and opens to a dining nook and the family room. Once your done cooking for everyone take it outside and enjoy your spacious enclosed Lanai. Polo Run is a brand new SOLAR powered community in Lakewood Ranch, the first of its kind here. This gated maintenance free community offers easy access to all that Lakewood Ranch has to offer! Come see this incredible pool home today.

Aug. 31, 2016

Top 10 Golf Courses in Sarasota & Manatee Counties

Between Manatee and Sarasota Counties, there are literally dozens of courses for the golf connoisseur to choose from. Here, we have compiled a list of the top 10, and a little bit of information on each.

#10 Boca Royale Golf & Country Club, Englewood- This 18-hole course was designed by Steven R. Smyers, Carter Morrish, and T.A. Anderson and features Champion Ultradwarf greens. Included in this golf club are driving nets, putting green, and even a pro shop. It is comprised of almost 150 acres of gold course greenery, lakes, and nature/wildlife woodlands with hardly any sight of the homes in the community. Private lessons are available, and members enjoy unlimited annual golf, Member leagues, events and tournaments, as well as personal golf cart usage. For more information call 941-474-7475.


#9 River Wilderness Golf & Country Club, Parrish- Offering both men and women golf programs in all levels, this course is comprised of 18 holes and par 72 championship layout designed by Ted McAnlis, a well-known architect. It includes an outstanding practice facility with driving nets, practice green for sand shots and chipping green. There are weekly mixed events for members to enjoy as well. For more information e-mail


#8 Rosedale Golf & Tennis Club, Bradenton- Another championship course designed by Ted McAnlis, Rosedale Golf is comprised of 18 holes as well as a practice facility and men and women locker rooms. There is a variety of membership types available, and Rosedale offers so much more than golf alone. For more information call 941-753-6200.


#7 The Club Renaissance, Sun City Center- Designed by Chip Powell, this exquisite course has two distinctive nines with a par-72. The course has beautiful water at almost every hole, and meanders through old oaks and a preserve landscape stretching 6.701 yards. For more information call 813-633-1015.


#6 Esplanade Golf & Country Club, Lakewood Ranch- With some of the most breathtaking views, Esplanade's championship 18-hole golf course was designed by award-winning C.W.Golf Architecture and also offers a pro shop as well as outdoor venues. To schedule a tee time call 941-306-3500.


#5 Sarasota National Golf Club, Venice- This course was designed by architect Gordon B. Lewis, renown for designing over 20 courses. This 18-hole championship course was designed to challenge golfers at any skill level. For more information or to schedule a tee -time call 941-371-2431.


#4 University Park Country Club, University Park- Conveniently located right in between Sarasota and Bradenton, University Park Country Club has been named "Best of the Best" by Sarasota Magazine. This course offers 27 holes and has both memberships and daily fees available. For more information please call 941-359-9999.


#3 River Strand Golf and Country Club, Bradenton- The 27-hole championship course was designed by Arthur Hills and has no short of amaze. The generous fairways paired with the precision approach shots creates the ultimate golf experience. The Manatee River is incorporated into several of the holes along with old oaks and palm trees. For more information please call 941-708-3617


#2 Waterlefe Golf & River Club, Bradenton- Designed by Ted McAnlis, this 18-hole championship course also runs along the Manatee River which also creates the ultimate scenic experience. The course accommodates players of all skill levels, and also offers a pro shop, beverage cart service, and grille room. For more information please  call 941-744-0393.


#1 Venetian Golf & River Club, Nokomis- This captivating course designed by Chip Powell was created to give any golfer at any level the best golf experience. It is an 18-hole, par-72 championship course with generous fairways and integrates a dynamic golf experience. For more information please call 941-483-4811. 


Aug. 31, 2016

Arbor Grande- New Community in Lakewood Ranch

Arbor Grande- Lakewood Ranch's newest community

Arbor Grande- Lakewood Ranch Florida 34211

Arbor Grande is the newest entry into the Master Planned Community of Lakewood Ranch. Located of White Eagle Boulevard Arbor Grande is being built by CalAtlantic Homes, which is a company formed when builders Ryland and Standard Pacific joined forces to compete with some of the nations other large builders. 

Arbor Grande is being designed as a private gated community with resort style amenities. Built on over 113 acres of land just south of Neal Communities Eagle Trace community. Arbor Grande will be a community of single family homes with a starting price in the mid $300's. 

Arbor Grande- Lakewood Ranch FL 34211 Interior

The design and feel of Arbor Grande will be incorporating three different architectural styles Spanish, Italianate, and European. The community is designed for all ages and stages of life. We are excited to see the homes that CalAtlantic will be bringing to Lakewood Ranch. 

We will constantly update our site with the newest information on Arbor Grande. If you would like to sign up for our VIP list just let your agent know or email

Aug. 11, 2016

Luxury Home Sales and the Impact of the Stock Market in Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch

Sarasota Yacht

In a recent post, CoreLogic looked at the correlation between stocks and the sales of upper-end properties ($1 Million+ sales price). The report revealed:

 “The powerful ‘wealth effects’ generated by the rapid rise in equities between 2009 and 2015 drove a large rise in the sales of homes that sold for $1 million or more.

Historically, sales of homes priced $1 million or more averaged 1.2 percent of all home sales. The spread between high-end sales and equities widened during the housing bubble but then moved more closely in unison. By the time the equity markets had peaked in May 2015, the $1 million or more share of the market had nearly doubled, averaging 2.2 percent for the remainder of the year.”

This makes sense. As people see their wealth increasing, they feel more confident in their purchasing power. And, of course, that would also impact their decisions regarding real estate. The stock market dipped earlier this year and there was quite a bit of anecdotal evidence that the upper-end market was beginning to soften. We saw a glut of listings in Lakewood Ranch Country Club sitting for extended periods with no action. 

As we can see in the chart below, the market is again flourishing. That may rejuvenate the luxury market as we move through the rest of the year. We should see sales in the 900k+ range bounce back in Lakewood Ranch and Sarasota and inventory levels start to reduce. 

S&P 500

As we proceed through 2016 and enter 2017, the strength of the stock market will be a key factor in the strength of the luxury market. If the stock market falters, look for high-end sales to slow. If the market advances, as it has shown signs of doing most recently, the high-end market will advance. We will keep you updated on the trends in these luxury markets in Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch. 

Posted in Buyers, Real Estate, Sellers
Aug. 7, 2016

Summer Home Design Trends 2016

Summer Design Trends

With the changing of seasons comes the fun opportunity to create a refreshing and fun transition in your home. This year, the summer design trends are sure to add some flavor to your home to give it the pick-me-up it craves!

1. White! Having bright white walls in the summertime decreases the appearances of any clutter, and gives your space a clean crisp appearance. Whether it is white tile in the kitchen or bathrooms, or simple white paint, it is sure to open and brighten your home. 

2. A Dash of Color! Complimenting your white walls with a pop of something bright such as a fiery red or a lemon yellow creates a happy space. With this you want to make sure you don't overdo it! It only needs to be a small taste such as a vase, a single chair, or a piece of artwork.

3. Organics! Summer is a time to bring the outdoors in by adding some organic material as accents. Whether it is recycled fabric on accent pillows, a raw-edged wood end table, or even a small plant or terrarium, these little contributions just make you feel good inside!

4. Texture vs. Pattern! Although there are endless amounts of fun patterns in rugs, draperies, pillows, etc., this summer designers are moving away from patterns and into solid colors with an interesting texture. The reason for this is because summer is known to be a more relaxed and laid-back time of the year, so keeping it simple with color makes sense, while the textures retains some stimulation.  

5. Mixing up Cabinets! While having all matching cabinets is beautiful and uniform, designers are now turning it up a notch and not only pairing different cabinet colors together, but even pairing different cabinet styles together as well! This creates a very unique, custom look that can really "wow" your kitchen.

6. Black Stainless Steel Appliances- You have probably already noticed these beauties if you have been to Lowe's or Home Depot lately, but sleek look of the new black stainless steel appliances are really intriguing buyers, not to mention all of the new technology that you can have with it!

7. Bathroom Mirrors! And not just any bathroom mirrors, but statement mirrors! Whether it has a fun frame or a unique shape, the realization that mirrors are accents make the room so much more lively.

8. Unplug it! In a society taken over by technology, many families are now creating family rooms WITHOUT any technology in it! It is a warm and functional space where families can congregate without the distraction of televisions, computers etc. and actually have real conversations!

9. Really relax in your bathroom! Bathrooms are notorious for becoming messy and cluttered, but it is time to reorganize and add a touch of living space into your bathroom such as a comfy chair and fresh flowers. Not only does this help with relaxation, but it also creates a more luxurious feeling in this space.

10. Matte Metal! Metal finishes have comeback into action, but now designers are noticing a trend of matte metal finishes on light fixtures, accents, furniture etc. and moving away from the shiny golds and brasses.



July 23, 2016

Manatee County Food Bank In Critical Need

The Food Bank of Manatee County today launched a campaign urging local businesses, clubs, civic organizations and residents to help fill its shelves with food for the needy.

The Food Bank distributes food to more than 100 local food pantries, churches and soup kitchens in the area. In January, it received 61,205 pounds of food. But in June, that figure dropped to just 16,616 pounds.

“It’s critical that we get the support of the community right now,” said Sheri Aiello, vice president of marketing and community relations for The Food Bank. “We urgently need cereal, peanut butter, canned fruit, canned soup, spaghetti sauce and canned vegetables to help our families in need.”

For information, visit

Written by Pam Eubanks/

East County Observer


We will be organizing a food drive to help with donations for the food bank. Email for more information. 

June 30, 2016

Pricing Released! Mallory Park-Lakewood Ranch

Mallory Park Lakewood Ranch Pricing Released

Mallory Park the newest Lakewood Ranch Community is brought to you by DiVosta. Featuring 36 acres of lakes and wetlands Mallory Park will have something for everyone. Total buildout in Mallory Park will be 430 single family homes and townhomes. There will also be a resort style pool and clubhouse with state of the art fitness center. Mallory Park will be a great addition to Lakewood Ranch. 

They will be offering 6 home series at Mallory Park

Townhome Series- Starting From $199,990- Sqft ranging 1617-1825+

Mallory Park Townhome Series

Manor Series- Starting From $289,990- Sqft ranging from 1861-3307+

Mallory Park Manor Series Pompeii

Traditional Manor Series- Starting From $269,990- Sqft Ranging from 1758-3411+

Mallory Park Traditional Series Summergate

Estate Series- Starting From $349,990- Sqft Ranging from 2455-4242+

Mallory Park Estate Series Winsford

Premier Series- Starting From $419,990- Sqft Ranging from 2903-3900+

Mallory Park Premier Series Southamption

Traditional Premier Series- Starting From $329,990- Sqft Ranging from 2212-3514

Mallory Park Traditional Premier Series Shoreview

Give us a call for more information 941-726-8750 or email 


June 30, 2016

3 Reasons to Buy Luxury Property THIS Year!!

Lakewood Ranch Homes

The housing market is hot, with prices rising as demand far outpaces supply in almost every region. However, when it comes to luxury real estate, things are quite different. In the upper-end market, inventory is plentiful in most locations. Homes in Lakewood Ranch's most prominent neighborhoods The Lake Club and Country Club sit stagnant if they are not priced correctly. 

For that reason, prices haven’t skyrocketed as they have in the lower and mid-tier markets. This, coupled with sensational mortgage rates, means that this may be the perfect time to purchase the luxury property you have always desired.

Let’s break it down into the three major reasons to act now:

1. There are more homes from which to choose

According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, inventory in the upper end is increasing, while it is decreasing at the lower and mid-tier price ranges. Here is a graph showing the average increase/decrease in inventory for the first four months of this year as compared to last year:


Sarasota and Bradenton Luxury Homes

2. Prices are becoming more reasonable

In a separate article, the Wall Street Journal also talked about prices in the luxury market. They explained that downward price adjustments have been more common in the luxury market than in markets with lower prices. They went on to say:

“The growing number of price cuts suggests luxury-home sellers are becoming more realistic about property values as sales have slowed, said several real-estate veterans.”

Not only will you have more to choose from, but you may also be able to get the property at a reduced price.

3. Mortgage rates are at historic lows

In the past, one of the drawbacks to purchasing a luxury property was the larger mortgage rate on “jumbo” loans which are often required on high end properties.

However, just revealed that jumbo rates just set new record lows:

“While conforming fixed-rate mortgages eased a little this week, 30-year fixed-rate jumbos declined enough to break into new record low territory (3.66%), besting the previous low set in April by two basis points.”

Bottom Line

More choices, better prices and historically low mortgage rates may make this the perfect time for you to own one of those luxury properties you and your family have always fantasized about. If you want to check out some of Siesta Key's nicest homes click here

June 30, 2016

Sarasota 4th of July Fireworks 2016

4th of July Fireworks Sarasota

4th Of July Fireworks Schedule for Sarasota and Manatee Counties

July 3: Anna Maria Island Beach House Fireworks Spectacular (dependson nesting birds!) N. Bradenton Beach

July 4: Fireworks Spectacular over Sarasota Bay- Dusk (around 9:00pm)

July 4: Independence Day Celebration and All-American Barbecue at Selby Gardens- $30-$35 6:00pm-10:00pm

July 4: Fireworks Display at Siesta Key- Dusk (around 9:00pm)

July 4: Fireworks in Venice (Venice Beach)- May want to arrive early to get a spot!

July 4: Longboat Key Freedom Fest Parade- 9am-11am at Town Hall

July 4: Englewood Firecracker Festival and Craft Show followed by Fireworks Show- 11am Dearborn Street, Englewood

July 4: Myakka River Kayak Festival and 4th of July Jam Blast- 8am-4pm

July 4: Palmetto- "Fourth Festival" featuring music by Smash Mouth and Fireworks on Manatee River - 4-9pm

July 4: North port Freedom Festival- 6pm

July 4: Anna Maria Island Sandbar Restaurant Fireworks Spectacular- 100 Spring Avenure

July 4: Bradenton Fireworks over the Manatee River around 9pm 

Have a happy 4th from everyone at the Pegasus Property Group!