Are looking for something fun to do with your kids  for Halloween and you live in the Lakewood Ranch area? How about Boo Fest in the Main Street shopping district. The event  is this Friday night October 30th from 6:00 PM till 9:00 Pm .  This local event is a Family-friendly night of costume parades, trick-or-treating, a “friendly” haunted house and a dog parade. If your kids want to partcipate in the parade have them show up by 6:15 PM.

If you are looking for something to do over the next couple of weeks here in Lakewood Ranch take a look at the schedule below. Enjoy.

11/6  –  Friday – Music on Main

 Lakewood Ranch will host its monthly Music on Main concert every first Friday. A local band (TBD)will take the stage, beer, wine and food sales will benefit a local charity. This is one of Lakewood Ranch’s most popular events.

11/7  –  8th Annual Suncoast Wine Festival

Too many to mention American and international wines, foods from the area’s best restaurants, cooking demos by well-known area chefs, live entertainment, and much more. Don’t miss this event. Remember ticket are not sold at the door. Location is: Sarasota Polo Club 8201 Polo Club Lane, Lakewood Ranch Florida 34202

11/8  –  Lakewood Ranch Tours (also on 11/12, 11/17, 11/19 & 11/21)

Tour of Home tour bus will depart at 10am, 1pm and 3 pm on all days (see above) except Sunday, from Main Street @ Lakewood Ranch. Take a bus tour with our Lakewood Ranch Community Ambassadors. There’s no better way to see all that the Ranch has to offer.

11/14 – Main Street Farmers Market Kickoff

Lakewood Ranch’s Farmers Market will begin again at Main Street on Saturday (11/14) morning from 8 am to 1 pm and run through April. Come shop for local fruits and vegetables,  fresh-baked bread, flowers, and more. Don’t forget to bring your Dog.

Please e-mail or call me if you have any questions or need my Real Estate advice or services.

Don’t forget tonight is “Music on Main” in Lakewood Ranch. Tonight’s musical guest will be: Sheri and the Vision. This free monthly music event draws one of the friendliest ranch crowds every 30 days. There is plenty of music, dancing,  beverages and food to satisfy every ones taste. You can also shop at 30  boutiques, 7  restaurants, and/or go to the  Lakewood Ranch Cinemas and watch a movie. Oh yeah…bring your dog as tonight’s charity is the SPCA Honor Sanctuary. Come and enjoy one of the events that separates Lakewood Ranch from other communities here in Florida. See you there…

Palmers Crk 5 Hi ResLuxury Foreclosure listed by the Jim Soda Group in Lakewood Ranch Country Club – Custom Pruett with over 5000 square feet was only listed by Jim Soda and his team for 45 days before an offer was received, accepted and closed!

Let us help you sell your home in the Lakewood Ranch Country Club and surrounding area! Contact us at info@jimsoda.com or 941/809.7759. You can also find us at www.JimSoda.com. We look forward to working with you!!

What better day than Earth Day to start thinking green?images

Seven great “Green Ideas” That will save energy, money and make for a healthier living environment.

1. Buy a programmable thermostat and reduce your energy consumption by planning your energy needs.

2. Avoid buying plastic bottled water. Try to reuse everything, especially plastics…and recycle.

3. Reduce your water use. Make sure you have low-flow faucets, showerheads, and toilets.

4. Buy locally made products and locally produced services. Healthy food, environment and economy.

5. Use compact fluorescent light bulbs. By using energy-efficient light bulbs you will save energy and money.

6. Turn off lights and electronics when you leave the room. Unplug your cell phone charger from the wall when not using it. Turn off energy strips and surge protectors when not in use (especially overnight).

7. Recycle your newspapers, plastics and other items that your local waste pick-up will take.

If you’re looking for a green certified home in Lakewood Ranch Florida, Sarasota Florida or Bradenton Florida, let our Green Certified team member help you! Randy Huartson has made it a point to understand the ins and outs of Green-Certified Communities and Homes in Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton and Sarasota Florida. He can be reached by email or phone 941-586-9635. You can also visit the Jim Soda Group web-site to start your own home search!

As a homeowner, seller or buyer it is imperative to understand the market around you. The Jim Soda Group is here to help! Please find market statistics for Lakewood Ranch, Manatee and Sarasota Counties. If you’re interested in getting more detail or looking at another micro-area, please don’t hesitate to email info@JimSoda.com or call us at 941.809.7759. To view homes available in your area, visit the Jim Soda Group Web-site. 

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Jim Soda and Zillow.com

April 7, 2009

Jim Soda has just returned from the International Prudential Real Estate conference in Las Vegas.   While in Vegas at the convention Jim announced a new “showcase” alliance with Zillow.com for the 34202 zip code. This working agreement will solidify both the Jim Soda Group and Zillow.com as an important starting place for buyers to search for new and resale homes in the 34202 area.  Jim is considered the key Real Estate professional and consultant for the Lakewood RanchBradenton, Florida area.  Zillow.com’s  nearly 9 million monthly visitors and low mortgage rates ( at or below 5%),  Jim believes that this working relationship with Zillow will bring two respected organizations together to assist Real Estate buyers and sellers of southwest Florida together.