Operation Patriot Support

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Operation Patriot Support is an all-volunteer organization, with minimal overhead expenses, that is dedicated to supporting our country’s veterans, law enforcement, first responders, and their families that have been wounded, injured, or are otherwise in need. Our very own Peter Skokos is one of the founders and CEO of the organization and recently appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune to …

Norton Hammersley welcomes Ally Salerno

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Norton Hammersley is proud to announce and welcomes Alexandra “Ally” Salerno as our latest addition to the firm and a member of our real-estate practice group. She handles matters concerning real estate as well as business law and corporate transactions. As a native of Sarasota, Ms. Salerno is a graduate of Pine View School and is actively growing her involvement …

Luxury Sales still going strong in Sarasota

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While home sales in the Sarasota, Bradenton and surrounding areas have cooled in recent months, the luxury market has remained strong. Home sales declined by 8 percent earlier this year and sales of single-family homes and condominiums failed to keep pace with the prior year.. However, in the Sarasota luxury housing market — properties priced over $1 million — single-family …

Lakewood Ranch community expands to Sarasota County

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The Lakewood Ranch community continues to expand and this time into Sarasota County.  Waterside will be Lakewood Ranch’s first village in Sarasota County, and will have a Sarasota address. With the introduction of its newest village, Waterside will have an eventual 5,144 homes set on 5,490 acres—nearly 4,100 acres of it made up of seven large lakes with more than …

Can a large Inheritance be too big?

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Receiving a large inheritance can be an unexpected windfall or curse to your beneficiaries. If you share these concerns, what are your options? Are there alternatives to a large, lump-sum inheritance that are worth considering? To avoid a negative outcome, it is not uncommon for individuals to evaluate alternative methods to transfer wealth to their beneficiaries. According to a recent …

Norton Hammersley help raise $4,500 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County

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The Commercial Investment Division of the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee recently donated $4,500 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County. This donation will support the numerous educational and recreational programs at the Boys & Girls Clubs across the county. The money was raised at the division’s inaugural Sporting Clays Tournament held Feb. 24 at the Sarasota …

Changes in Norton Hammersley – Michael P. Infanti is named a Partner and we welcome new Associate Christopher J. Fowler

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Norton Hammersley are proud to announce that Michael P. Infanti has been named a Partner. Mr. Infanti routinely represents individuals, developers and landowners in the acquisition, sale, development and leasing of stabilized and distressed condominium and other real estate projects throughout the state of Florida.  Mr. Infanti also represents local and national banks in the negotiation, structure and documentation of …

Norton Hammersley announce platinum sponsorship of Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon

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Norton Hammersley are proud to be platinum sponsors of the Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon.  Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathons represent their biggest fundraisers of the year. They rely on the proceeds to help raise, train, and match their amazing dogs with visually impaired students, people whose lives are transformed by new levels of independence and freedom. Southeastern Guide Dogs create and …

Sarasota considered a ‘Hot’ Real Estate Market for 2017

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House hunters in Sarasota County will find the real estate market is in prime position for major growth in the coming year. That’s according to the real estate website Trulia, which just released its top 10 list of “hot” real estate markets across the country. The data is based on five key metrics including Job growth, high affordability low, vacancy …

US home prices exceed pre-recession values with healthy sales but what about Florida?

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U.S. home prices have fully recovered from their steep plunge during the housing bust and Great Recession, according to a new study. The national home price index, released Tuesday, is slightly above the peak it set in July 2006, after rising 5.5 percent in September from a year earlier. The milestone comes after more than four years of steady gains. …