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.

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 ūüôā

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¬ģ)

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!

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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¬† We’ll get back to you as quick as possible.




The Enclave SArasota villages at pinetree market report


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 “ ¬†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.

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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!

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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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.

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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¬†sites that I’ve designed for friends and businesses.¬†¬†Three of our neighbors had their sites done by me.¬†

Let me know what you think. Thanks


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 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!