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3 Top Tips for Landing Your Dream Home in Lakewood Ranch + Local Events This Week

Lakewood Ranch is a beautiful and vibrant community, and finding your dream home there can be an exciting experience. But with any exciting adventure, a little preparation goes a long way. Here are 3 tips to help you navigate the Lakewood Ranch housing market:

1. Know Your Budget and Get Pre-Approved:

Before you start browsing listings, determine how much house you can comfortably afford. Factor in not just the purchase price, but also closing costs, property taxes, and homeowners insurance. Getting pre-approved for a mortgage shows sellers you’re a serious buyer and strengthens your offer.

2. Explore Different Neighborhoods:

Lakewood Ranch offers a variety of neighborhoods, each with its own unique character and amenities. Consider your lifestyle and needs – are you looking for a quiet, family-friendly community, or a place with a vibrant nightlife scene? Researching different areas will help you find the perfect fit.

3. Work with a Local Realtor:

A knowledgeable Lakewood Ranch realtor can be your biggest asset. They have the inside scoop on the market, can connect you with the right lenders and inspectors, and will guide you through every step of the process.

Now, let’s take a look at some exciting events happening in Lakewood Ranch and the surrounding area this month.

Friday, May 3rd:

    • Music on Main – Lakewood Ranch: Enjoy classic rock covers by Brigade (5 PM – 9 PM) [Main Street at Lakewood Ranch]

Sunday, May 5th:

    • Every Sunday Lakewood Ranch Farmers Market 10 AM – 2 PM Your weekend destination for fresh produce, meat, seafood, bread, juices & prepared foods.  Waterside Place, 7500 Island Cove Terrace Sarasota, FL
    • Tribute to Heroes Block Party & Parade: Celebrate local heroes with a block party, parade, and festivities (5 PM – 8 PM) [Main Street at Lakewood Ranch]

Tuesday, May 7th:

    • Lakewood Ranch – NAMI Family Support Group: Find support and connect with others (7:30 PM – 9 PM) [Our Lady of the Angels]
    • Free Lakewood Ranch Rockstar Connect Networking: Mingle with local professionals (6 PM – 8 PM) [Ed’s Tavern]

Wednesday, May 8th:

    • Lakewood Ranch GNO: Ladies’ night out at McGrath’s Irish Ale House (5 PM – 8 PM)

Friday, May 10th:

    • Remedy Drive: Rock out with the band Remedy Drive (6:30 PM – 10:30 PM) [Grace Community Church: Lakewood Ranch Campus]

Tuesday, May 14th:

    • SWAT Networking Lakewood Ranch Luncheon: Connect with business professionals (11:30 AM – 1 PM) [Seasons 52 – Sarasota]

Wednesday, May 15th:

    • MAY COMEDY SHOWCASE: Laugh the night away at Big Top Brewers Collective (7 PM – 10 PM)

Thursday, May 23rd:

    • Lakewood Ranch Dinner Round About! The Grove!: Enjoy a social dining experience at Paris Bistrot (6:30 PM – 8:30 PM)

Wednesday & Thursday, May 22nd-23rd:

    • Big Top Brewing Company: Special events happening at the brewery (check their website for details)

Sunday, May 26th:

    • Lakewood Ranch Summer Camps: Get information about summer camp programs (12:30 PM) [4128 Lakewood Ranch Blvd]

I hope this helps you find something fun to do in Lakewood Ranch!  

Remember, this is just a small sampling of what Lakewood Ranch has to offer. With a little planning and some local knowledge, you can find your dream home and become part of this wonderful community.



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