Home for Sale on Fraser Pine

Hello neighbors, BILL TRAVERS here. Sarasota Communities Real Estate, your local neighborhood brokerage, just took a listing on 1172 Fraser Pine. It is 2,358 UNDER AIR. 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, with a den, pool, and a very open floor plan! There is an open house this weekend 11/6-11/7, 12-4. Drop by and take a look. I listed and sold this same home in 2007. Great property and beautiful location, very private. Contact me direct for any of your real estate needs. 941-544-7516. I sell The Enclave! CLICK TO VIEW MORE DETAILS ON THE HOME

The Enclave changes property management companies

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Out with the old, and in with the new. Sentry Management is now managing The Enclave. This couldn’t happen quick enough. A lot of us felt the previous company was way behind the eight ball and couldn’t keep up and truly never followed through with enforcing the protective covenants. I’ll leave it at that! Now let’s get things in order and make the community pristine.

If you are looking for the website for Sentry Management, here is the link to get in and set up your account. https://www.accesssentrymgt.com/dx/sentrywp/index.html

Recent board meeting on 9/1/2021, stated there are actions now being aggressively pursued to remedy a few unsightly homes not complying with the covenants. Also, we have strong reserves going forward. WHAT we could use, is more neighborhood participation via property management registration. Please get on the site and list your name and email so we can bring costs down by communicating through electronic means versus letters mailing costs.

In addition, I am looking for volunteers to jump on board for a holiday committee. Every year at Christmas, we’re the one community (with 3 entrances) on Palmer that has no lights at our signs and entry. Let’s change that this year and jointly dress up our sign with holiday lights. If you’re interested, hit me up direct at Sarasota Communities at gmail dot com (piece it together, trying to avoid spam 🙂

GARAGE SALE! We’ll soon be getting notices about our bi-annual garage sale event coming in October. I can’t emphasis enough how important it is to have us all in the loop by getting your name and email in the system so you can be “in the know” about our community. I’ll keep posting here, but let’s all make an effort to be communicating. Thank you in advance.

DR Horton, The Palms, a new community on Palmer Road (coming soon?)

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What is currently a single family home, horse steeples, and a horse track, seems to be getting rezoned for a new single family home community on Palmer and Tatum Road. This property was once up for sale back in the real estate bubble days of 2005. Now national home builder, DR Horton wants to develop a new single family community called “The Palms” on this acreage and put in 46 single family homes. You can read the full details about “The Palms” by DR Horton on The Sarasota County Website for Zoning

The property is 23.26 acres. There are planned trails and safer access for biking and walking around this future community. They’re proposing just 34% of this parcel for development. The preserve and trees on the northeast and eastern side are to mostly remain intact.

New Home development East County Sarasota, The Palms by DR Horton.
The Palms by DR Horton, Palmer Road, Rim Road, and Tatum Ridge Road. New Development coming in East County Sarasota Florida (Bill Travers, Realtor®)

While I tend to stay away from giving my personal opinion on these topics (unless asked:-), I personally welcome the improvements to this part of Palmer Road. The road needs to be newly paved in this proximity, and for cyclists, it can only help by giving them a smooth surface less the patches over the potholes. I also think it’s a nice option for all of us in this eastern location to have a public walking trail to expand our walking options.

Would you, or anyone you know be interested in purchasing in “The Palms” and being represented by Bill Travers, Realtor, Broker, & Owner of Sarasota Communities Real Estate? Please leave us your information below (whether you’re a possible homebuyer, or not) as well as your opinion on this project, and we’ll represent you on your purchase, OR, just keep you in the loop on any developing news of The Palms. Keep in mind, we love to gift our clients a $3,000.00 closing cost contribution from our commission. It’s our gift from us to you!

Bill Travers is the admin for the Enclave Sarasota WordPress blog. We welcome your contribution to posts, articles, and/or feedback on our blog. We only ask you keep it clean and be polite. Thanks for reading!!!

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The Enclave, Villages at Pinetree, Sarasota – August 2020 Market stats

Market report for The Enclave, Villages at Pinetree, Sarasota

Point blank, there is an inventory homes for sale in The Enclave, Villages at Pinetree shortage.  As of September 18th, One home recently listed at approximately 2460 square foot, went on the market and in two days, it was under contract.

The “move to Florida” trend is alive and well.  Covid-19 has really surprised the market with a hot bed of activity and if it weren’t for builders, there would be an even more increased shortage of new homes.   Tatum Ridge school, being out East, close to parks, the interstate, and shops, just make The Enclave-Villages at Pinetree a very sought after community.   View Sarasota & Manatee County stats here for August 2020.

The first chart is showing “List Price by Square Foot ratio” and “Days to Sell” taken from our regional MLS over the last 12 months.  The second is for over the last 6 months.

Sarasota Communities Real Estate The Enclave Remember, if you want to buy or sell anywhere out East,  “know before you go, with a Real Estate Pro” by calling or texting Bill Travers at Sarasota Communities Real Estate.  Being one of the first homeowners in The Enclave, I have my finger on the pulse of the market.  It can’t get any better than that! 941-544-7516.  OR, visit our website to search MLS properties that are up to date at SarasotaCommunities.com.  We’ll get back to you as quick as possible.




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FPL Light Pole at Foot Bridge

If you’ve noticed the light pole missing from Fraser Pine, it apparently got knocked over.  I notified FPL approximately 2 months ago and so far, no new pole has been installed.  We are hoping to see it go up soon as it’s a bit dark for our resident pedestrians in the evening.  Feel free to contact them as well.  Maybe the more of us request the install, the better.

Have a Happy 4th of July Enclavers and be safe!   Bill Travers

New community on Palmer coming soon!

The rural feel is starting to fill in!  We all like it the way  it is out East but everyone has the same desire to live in our East location.

Now Kolter Homes is coming to Palmer & Iona Rd. Their sign is for “ArtistrySarasota.com.  Kolter is based out of Palm Beach and will be doing a lifestyle community with amenities. Here is a screen shot of their webpage for the community.

artistry sarasota

It doesn’t look to be a high density “affordable” housing community as was originally planned a few  years back. Which only makes sense. How could affordable housing get to public transportation in the first place this far East?  This project should only enhance our property values and with all  hope, help expand Palmer Rd. Near Laurel Lakes.

Comments welcome!

New home community next door

Hello neighbors. Just an FYI about Palmer Reserve next door to Phase III/Western Pine.

Ryland Homes is building mostly 2 story homes there. From the $300k’s. Thats great news for us as our prices are getting support in the market place. Their one floor plan will be on the 40′ lots they offer starting at $299,000.  I remember buying my New Bridge plan with Centex at 2010 sq. ft. for $205,999.  As you know thats with a tile roof and 3 car garage. I think the market is back!!!! Here is the link to the Ryland Homes page if you want to see whats going on there: http://www.ryland.com/find-your-new-home/24-tampa/6031-palmer-reserve.html

As of 2/3/14, the county moved the cross walk back to the original spot for getting to Tatum Ridge Elementary School. I suppose this is to accommodate Palmer Ranch and Palmer Glen pedestrians as well as our coummunity. It seems to me that this will inevitably come with a traffic light at some point. Be ready!


Congrats to our new board members

Elections are over and the turnout was great. A new board, a new beginning.  Personally, Todd Bowden should’ve been on the ballot. However, the outcome was very beneficial as voiced by many attendees.  I have a feeling, we will be seeing Mr. Bowden in the near future on our board and he will be a big asset.

This is a lesson in what a community can do. We as residents, need to get involved on many levels and to be more active and more vocal, along with participating in meetings and subcommittees with our new board. Don’t sit on the sidelines and scrutinize or critique. GET INVOLVED!!!

What are your thoughts?

Handy Man Work..

There is a Handy Man I would recommend for painting, kitchen repair and remodeling, garage cabinet installation, pressure washing, painting, hanging ceiling fans, screen repair, and anything else your house may need, his name is Phil Greenwell of Sarasota Handyman Services.

Phil has been in the home remodeling industry for over 20 years. He has owned his own kitchen cabinet business and comes highly recommended from all of his customers. You can Google him here or visit his website above. Great rates, always on time, affordable estimates.  Give him a call at 941-224-2303.

Sarasota Handy Man Services- Phil Greenwell
Sarasota Handy Man Services – 941-224-2303

Blog taking off..

We rank #1

Its amazing the amount of interest our community blog gets. We have grown in traffic over the last 6 years. From interest in our community from fellow neighbors, to people  looking for a home to buy or rent in The Enclave. When you search Google for “The Enclave Sarasota”, we rank number 1.

We need more neighbors getting involved with posting their thoughts, ideas and feedback about what your interest’s are or about networking your business.

This site demands time and commitment. It doesn’t support itself.  If you, or any of  your friends or business associates are interested in advertising here, just click on the “advertise here” button on our main page. It’s inexpensive and the exposure can be beneficial. Prices start at $35 a month.  No contract, only month to month.  We upload and display your business image and create a backlink to your website or business page on Facebook.


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Guess Who’s Moving In Next Door

Ryland Homes bought the parcel next to Phase III Enclave.  This is the land in between Western Pine & Palmer Glen.  The price was for $5.37 million. That comes to $200,260 per acre.   There will be 90 homes and it will be called “Palmer Reserve”. Ryland will be building larger homes than the nearby community adjacent to Laurel Lakes; Palmer Lake.  Look for 2200-3500 sq. ft. Starting in the high $200’s. They are planning to start developing in late June 2013.

The community amenities will be a tot lot & several parks.

Board of Directors Ballots 2013

frustrationAs many of you have noticed, the recent ballots were sent out in April 2013 for the election of the Board of Directors.  Somehow, the property  management association erroneously neglected to add one of the applicants; Todd Bowden.  Mr. Bowden did submit his application on time.

There must now be an another mail out done to include Mr. Bowden.  Please make sure you have received the newest ballot and proxy papers and to be sure Mr. Tood Bowden’s information is included in your packet.  Should you be missing this information, please contact Rampart Properties

Their information is as follows:
Web: http://www.rampartproperties.com
Ph. 941-552-1598
5216 Paylor Lane
Sarasota, FL  34240

The Enclave Garage Sale

saturday april fourteen the enclaveIt’s time for our semi annual garage sale in The Enclave, Villages at Pinetree.

We set a date of Saturday, November, 17  from 8-2, 2012.  Some of you wanted Sunday but the board thought one day was enough and I personally agree as there was an extremely LITE showing of buyers the last time we did a Sunday.  So mark your calendars and reap in the bucks! Good Luck!

Just sold in The Enclave – Sarasota Florida

Just sold in The Enclave – Sarasota Florida

I represented the buyer on this beautiful, gift of a deal, Short Sale home for sale in The Enclave.  We closed September 12th and it only took the bank 2 months to get the contract to closing.  This home is located in The Enclave community, 3 miles east of Cattlemen and I-75.

Bill Travers sells The Enclave Sarasota for buyers and sellersThe home is immaculate with corian countertops, extended lanai, maple cabinets and central vacuum.  The home was built by Centex Homes in 2004.  The view is private with a massive oak tree in the rear and a slough which divides phase II from phase I in The Enclave.

Bill Travers is The Enclave Neighborhood specialist and knows the market.  Contact Bill to know more about The Enclave by clicking here or call him direct at toll free at: 888-206-1175.

Inventory of homes for sale in The Enclave

Inventory for homes for sale in The Enclave is extremely low

It’s September 2011 and there are only *3 active listings on the MLS for homes for sale in The Enclave, Sarasota Florida.  There is a good chance that we could start to see supply and demand factors.  The 3 active homes appear to be overpriced and could explain why they’re still on the market.

There are 278 homes in the Enclave.  Do the math and that’s approximately a 1% vacancy rate of homes for sale.  Typically 5% is a normal rate.  There are 23 homes in foreclosure status.  Average days on the market is 96 days and the median price is at $260,500.  I would say we could raise the prices a little.  However, appraisals are still coming in low so this doesn’t help on financed transactions.  If there are cash buyers out there (and there are), us sellers can be more firm on our price.  Inventory across the board in Sarasota is very low  and the crop is no creme le creme!

Season is almost here  Our northern friends will be coming down looking to buy.  In my opinion, if they looked last year and didn’t buy, just wait until they come down now and realize the inventory isn’t what it was.  They’re likely to feel frustrated.  6 months from now will be an interesting analysis on The Enclave homes for sale numbers. Let’s see where things go.   Click here to contact Bill Travers if you’re interested in buying or selling in The Enclave.

*Stats taken from My Florida Regional MLS & IMAPP on 9/11/11

Palmer Road Traffic Meeting

As many of you may have seen along Palmer Road this week (3/13 – 3/19) there is to be a traffic meeting on the 21st.  The sign didn’t indicate what day so when I called the county on Monday and expressed my opinion that there should’ve been a  date on the sign, they said they would get that message “over” to the department to let them know (SURE~~~~~thats going to happen)

So it turns out a couple (he mentioned a Mr. & Mrs name but I don’t remember their names) petitioned the county to lower the speed limit along Palmer Road from Porter to Niobi.  They want it from 40 to 35 mph!  How does this sit with you?  Personally, I think they should be more concerned about where our kids cross the street to get to Tatum Ridge Elementary School than the celery fields speed limit.  Really?  Have you nothing else to do?  This 1-1/2 mile stretch is within the scope of safe transit to allow a 40 mph allotment.  Sorry, just got off my soap box.  Now let me hear you. Better yet, go to this meeting and voice your opinion.

Property sales in The Enclave

I (Bill Travers) Just pulled up the property sales from Sarasota County Property Appraisers office for 2010.  There are 4 total recorded  from the site. See screen shot below:

Jan - Oct 2010 Srq Property Sales for The Enclave

Tax software indicates over 3o homes in the foreclosure queue.  Pipeline not flowing and now with BOA and others putting a temporary halt while they review their accountability, things may take a while to become active on the market.

Palmer Road Detour…Oh Boy!

Hello Neighbors,

I thought I would share this info with you as we’re all going to have to do some adjusting to our daily traffic routing.  The folowing info was taken from the Sarasota County Gov.’s site on the Palmer Road detour.  (Click here for link)

Here is a snapshot from Google Maps and the information. Hope this helps.

Palmer Boulevard area, Sarasota: A road closure is scheduled to begin this week as construction continues on the Celery Fields Regional Stormwater Facility improvement and expansion project. Palmer Boulevard from east of Bell Road to east of Center Road is expected to be closed Monday, June 7, through Sunday, Aug. 22. Variable message signs about the upcoming closure already are installed on Palmer Boulevard. Traffic eastbound on Palmer Boulevard will be detoured to the north onto Bell Road, then east onto E. Sawgrass Road and diverted back onto Coburn Road, then north to Fruitville Road. Westbound traffic on Palmer Boulevard also will be detoured north to Fruitville Road via East Road.

The Enclave Blog Team bringing you the news from Sarasota County on the detour for Palmer Road as of June 7
Good Luck everyone getting around this chaos

Also, the sidewalk along the west side of Raymond Road from Palmer Boulevard south to the Raymond Road wooden bridge is closed. In addition, the sidewalk along the north side of Palmer Boulevard from Center Road to the gazebo is closed due to off-road equipment traffic. Pedestrians will need to use another route in this area. Construction equipment will be moving in and out of the Celery Fields on the northwest side of the Raymond Road wooden bridge. The project is expected to be completed in late fall of 2010.

Taking a little time

I apologize for not getting that flyer out to everyone as promised.  I keep over analyzing everything and want to make sure I’m doing the right thing and HOPEFULLY, this blog forum doesn’t inundate me.  Keep your eyes open, I’ll get it out there.  As for some of you already participating in posting comments, keep them coming.  Let’s network!

Anyone want to contribute putting something together for the kids on Halloween, just post it.  Maybe a parade or something?  Just a thought.

Have a great week.

Bill Travers

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Let me know what you think. Thanks


Palmer Road East Video

Hello again fellow neighbors.

I recently did a video for my website, SarasotaCommunities.com on the different communities in our area.  Take a look at the video when you get a chance. Bill Travers Real Estate

I feel very confident that our locale is very strong in attracting families and retirees looking for that great Sarasota Lifestyle.  We live in such a great place. 

I hope to have the official announcement for the launch of this blog in everyones mailbox within a couple of days so that everyone can participate in posting their comments and to do some networking with each other.

As always, I welcome your feedback.  Thanks and continue to have a great summer!

Play Ball

Anyone up for putting a pickup baseball or soccer game together during the week?  Let’s mix it up with the kids.  There is an opening in the fence that leads to the fields at Tatum Ridge.  It looks legal (?) to me and doesn’t have any “No Trespassing” notice attached to the area.

If you’re in, post it here.  Maybe a Wednesday night for a couple of hours. Play BallPlay Ball

What To Do?

Here are some helpful local information links I”ve been passed along.

REELZ Channel Guide
to Local Theaters and Show Times
 Here’s your comprehensive guide to all local movie theaters and showtimes. click here »

 Sarasota’s Local Yahoo City Page

 To see what’s happening on the local entertainment scene, check out local Car Dealers, Banks, or Florists, or just about anything else you can think of, you’ll find here. This site has links to many events and local favorites, along with a great Sarasota search engine.
 click here »
 Sarasota Restaurant Guide

 If you’re looking for a great place to eat, searching for a specific type of cuisine or want to call ahead for reservations, this site in by far the most comprehensive one we’ve found for Sarasota.
 click here »


Being a Florida Resident has its benefits. Cut costs with a variety of Florida
Resident ticketing options, from a 3-Day Play Pass to Annual Passes.
click here »


Being a Florida Resident has its benefits.  See what Disney can do for you.
click here »

Bush Gardens

Florida Residents get their benefits.  Check out the main site for discounts.
click here »


Florida residents can take adavantage of these exclusive online offers on theme
park tickets, annual passes and vacation getaways. These deals are for a limited
time and only available online and are not available at the front gate of either
theme park.
click here »

Sarasota Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing

Events, attractions, Festivals and more.  Take a look at this site for events and local attractions. 
click here »


The Enclave Market Update for June 2008

Hi everyone. Just some news on the real estate market here in our community. As of today June 29th, there are 3 pending properties in The Enclave. Below are the SOLD stats for the last 6 months according to the Sarasota MLS. 

In addition to the re-sales, Centex Homes show 3 remaining “homesites” on their website and prices are listed from $299k – $389k. Their floor plans offer square footage from 2437 – 3174. You can visit the Centex Homes website for more details.

If you need to buy or sell a home in The Enclave or would like more information, give me a call at 941-544-7516 or email me at sarasotacommunities@gmail.com.  My website is: www.Sarasotacommunities.com

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Our town, Sarasota

Just using my Facebook account, read about this new networking website http://www.sarasotalocal.com/ a  community built for people living, working and visiting Sarasota. The Sarasota events, places and people that make this town a great place to play, work and visit!
Join today so you can be updated on what is happening around us, and events we can enjoy.

What a Blast!!

What a casual night was last night February 8th on Fraser Pine Blvd, when some neighbors got together in a casual event with some drinks, wings, pizza and more….. adults spent the night having fun and watching the kids playing until they dropped.
No invitation was needed… this is definetely something we need to do more often.

After 11 o’clock guys left for the #1 bar or what’eva you want to call it… in the area.
I am sure some where feeling better than others this morning.
Thank you everyone for coming and for the wine, beer, wings, cheese “cubes” and “wrapped”, crackers, shrimps and pizza.
Some pictures in the next blog!