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As 20-year residents and the top Michael Saunder's & Company luxury realtor of Longboat key, we know what it's like to want a little paradise.

Steve and Janet Walter - Walter Group Real Estate - Sunset on the beach on Longboat Key Florida

But the idea of finding the perfect location and buying a vacation home can seem like an unattainable dream. However, with the correct information, resources, and a good realtor, owning a vacation home on Longboat Key is within reach for many buyers.

We created this guide to give you insight into everything a prospective buyer would like to know about purchasing their dream vacation property in this exclusive island paradise.


Longboat Key, Florida, is one of the most popular vacation hotspots in the United States. The average monthly temperatures are from the mid-80s in winter and…

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Longboat Key is located along Florida's Gulf Coast and a 10-minute drive to Sarasota's downtown. It is an idyllic paradise for those seeking to invest in a home or vacation getaway. Its stunningly beautiful beaches and year-round warm climate provide the perfect backdrop for relaxation and adventure.

Whether you are considering buying or selling property on Longboat Key, as a 20-year resident and Longboat Key realtor, we created this guide to provide comprehensive information that can help make your experience enjoyable and successful.

Nestled between Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, Longboat Key boasts miles of powdery white sand beachfront. From deep sea fishing to golfing to exploring nature preserves, there is something here for everyone…

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Short-Term Rental Program on Longboat Key

Longboat Key, a beautiful coastal town on the Gulf of Mexico, is known for its stunning beaches, scenic vistas, and luxurious homes. The town is preparing to launch a new short-term rental program starting this fall. This new program aims to provide visitors with a comfortable and affordable stay in Longboat Key while ensuring the town's residents have a high quality of life.

Longboat Key Short-Term Rental Program

The Benefits of Short-Term Rentals on Longboat Key

Short-term rentals on Longboat Key offer many benefits to visitors and the local community. Visitors will have access to a wide range of properties, including luxurious homes, apartments, and condos. They will also enjoy the many amenities that Longboat Key offers, including…

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The demand for luxury homes in Southwest Florida has seen a significant increase in recent years. From Naples to Sarasota, the region has become a hub for high-end real estate development, attracting both domestic and international buyers.
Factors Driving the Growth of Luxury Home Development

Attractive Climate

Southwest Florida boasts a warm and sunny climate, making it a desirable location for those seeking a tropical escape from colder climates.

Growing Economy

The region's economy has been growing, leading to a rise in job opportunities and a growing population. This, in turn, has resulted in an increase in demand for housing.

Beautiful Beaches

Southwest Florida is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, including…

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 Sarasota Sees New Luxury Condos


Throughout the pandemic, inventory was tight across Sarasota as people sought to move to Florida for its lower taxes and less burdensome Covid restrictions, said Steve Walter, an agent and partner in Walter Group Real Estate based in Longboat Key. Traditionally a second-home market with median prices around $3 million, his area of Sarasota suddenly drew people looking to make a permanent move.

“In 2020 and 2021, people bought throughout what would typically have been our slow season from Easter to Labor Day,” Mr. Walter said. Now, he’s seeing the return to a “more typical seasonally oriented market” where sales decline throughout the…

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Reposted from Richard Lawrence, Esq. December 5th, 2022

Any time there is a condominium or homeowner’s association applicable to a particular property being bought and sold, the title and closing agent should obtain an estoppel letter from the association.

The term estoppel essentially means reliance.

In effect, the title and closing agent is obtaining a formal letter that they can rely upon from the association as to the status of the applicable dues or assessments and ownership aspects with respect to the property governed by the association.  This means that the association will be confirming whether the applicable general dues or assessments have been paid up to date, whether there are any special dues or assessments pending, and whether the…

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Chris Angermann
Special to the Herald-Tribune
Published: 5:59 a.m. ET June 15, 2022 Updated: 2:02 p.m. ET June 15, 2022
Although the name may conjure up visions of an expansive community with large acreage and a long shoreline, Bayview Estates is actually a tiny neighborhood. Only 28 single-family homes line its single street, Bayview Drive, which runs just one block from Gulf of Mexico Drive to Bishop’s Bayou at the northern end of Longboat Key.

But what the enclave may lack in size, it more than makes up for in location, ambiance and convenience. Because it is a subdivision of Sleepy Lagoon, a larger community occupying both sides of Longboat Key’s main thoroughfare, Bayview Estates has neighborhood…

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