SARASOTA, Fla. (March 26, 2020) – The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Good Neighbor Awards recognize REALTORS® who make extraordinary commitments to improving the quality of life in their communities. Following this same blueprint, RASM has established our own Humanitarian Award to be bestowed quarterly. RASM’s goal is to recognize the REALTORS® who are doing […]
SARASOTA, Fla. (March 25, 2020) – The REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) has released the 2020 scholarship applications. Every year, the Association awards scholarships to deserving students in the Sarasota and Manatee area, as selected by the RASM Scholarship Committee.
Members of RASM, their immediate family and members of the community who are continuing […]
SARASOTA, Fla. (March 23, 2020) – Florida’s court system operations have been reduced because of the COVID-19 pandemic; however, the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal is open and available to anyone who wishes to file documents with the court system.
In addition, the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal Help Desk remains available during regularly scheduled business hours. The […]
(March 18, 2020) – Cities and states across the country are already suspending evictions and foreclosures in response to the spread of the coronavirus, but the federal government is taking the biggest step so far to keep people in their homes.
President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that the Department of Housing and Urban Development is suspending […]
(March 18, 2020) – Congress has passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) providing support to American workers, families, and businesses, including the expansion of paid sick leave and family medical leave. It also includes refundable tax credits for small businesses and self-employed individuals to cover the cost of the leave.
NAR’s advocacy team […]
SARASOTA, Fla. (March 18, 2020) – Sarasota County has waived water service shutoffs through April 13 for utility bills as part of its ongoing response to the coronavirus.
The city of Sarasota has also promised not to shut off your water.
Following state guidance, motor vehicle, driver’s license and tax transactions also must be completed online.
Deadlines have […]
WASHINGTON (AP) (March 17, 2020) – The Trump administration says individuals and businesses will be allowed to delay paying their 2019 tax bills for 90 days past the usual April 15 deadline. The extension announced Tuesday is an effort to inject up to $300 billion into the economy at a time when the coronavirus appears […]
Governor Ron DeSantis Activates Emergency Bridge Loan Program for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (March 16, 2020) – On Monday, Governor Ron DeSantis activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The bridge loan program, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), will provide short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experienced economic injury from COVID-19. The […]
SARASOTA, Fla. (March 16, 2020) – How are your buyers or sellers reacting to the coronavirus? The REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee is looking for responses and updates from REALTORS® in our local market during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please complete this brief, anonymous 12-question survey to let us know how your buyers or sellers have […]
SARASOTA, Fla. (February 18, 2020) – A new report commissioned by Florida Realtors® reveals that Sarasota and Manatee’s vacation rental industry contributes $457 million annually to the local economy. Conducted by the University of Central Florida, the study reveals the 2018 direct economic contribution of Florida’s vacation home industry and its impact across the state.