Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hoover Realty Real Estate Agent, Eric Johnston Built and Released a Simple and Powerful Real Estate Search Website for Home Shoppers

Sarasota, FL, Aug. 28, 2011 --( Hoover Realty Agent Eric Johnston (top right photo) built and released a website specifically  designed to help home buyers shop for homes in Sarasota County Florida.

 It is not uncommon to have Real Estate websites in Sarasota, Florida, that offer a link within the site that users can look for homes that are for sale. Real estate companies very often show their own listings within these searches.

Sarasearch is different. It has a Google-like simplicity to it with interactive maps like Zillow.

The Home page or "Landing page," as web developers call it, immediately puts the user in front of an interactive map of Sarasota county and 200 of the MLS listings at a time.

 Like Zillow, as the user places the mouse icon on the homes Sarasearch highlights the details of this listing. Users can sign up for free and create their own customized searches.

They can even set it up so that Sarasearch sends them an email when ever a new listing comes on the market.

The idea behind the site was to create a website that home buyers could really shop all the available listings and not just the listings of any one particular office.

"It is about empowering the buyer," says Eric Johnston, a local Buyers Agent with Hoover Realty and creator of Sarasearch. "I remember when I was shopping for a home. I used Zillow and alike sites. However, the accuracy of Zillow can be manipulated by 'sellers' putting on listings that are not real to simply entice buyers to call or email."

Sarasearch is a direct link to MLS and is local in nature; that is rule number one when it comes to Real Estate. "I wanted to cut out all the extra stuff and give home buyers the ability to really be informed about everything that is available."
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Hoover Realty
Eric Johnston

Triad Senior Living and Local Partners Acquire University Village Retirement Community in Tulsa, OK

DALLAS, TX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Triad Senior Living, Inc., a Dallas based senior housing provider with offices now in Tulsa, announced the successful acquisition of the University Village retirement community (top left photo) in Tulsa.

 The 38 acre retirement campus offers rental cottages, independent & assisted living apartments and a dedicated healthcare center.

The entire community is managed by Triad Aspen Partners, a newly formed management entity between Triad principals and local Tulsa businessman, Matthew R. Gawey.

“We’re very pleased to now lead University Village and continue its strong legacy of providing excellent retirement options to Tulsa’s seniors,” stated Triad president, Blake N. Fail (middle right photo).

The terms of the deal involved $5,500,000 in cash and the assumption of certain long term financial obligations.

The new owners also plan to spend at least $2,000,000 in capital improvements on the community.

“While University Village has always had a great reputation for the quality, Christian care it provides, we’re excited to bring in the resources needed to update the community for our residents and the Village’s long term goals,” added Matthew Gawey.

The new owner group also includes Tulsa investor Keith A. Roberts (lower left photo) and the University Village Trust, a non-profit corporation that will continue the non-profit legacy of University Village. The community will continue to have a full-time chaplain on staff and provide a wide variety of social and support services for its elderly residents.

“While University Village has always had a great reputation for the quality, Christian care it provides, we’re excited to bring in the resources needed to update the community for our residents and the Village’s long term goals”

Triad Senior Living is a national retirement housing developer, owner and manager of independent and assisted living units. The company currently owns and/or manages over 1,000 senior living units in Oklahoma, Illinois and Florida and is seeking appropriate acquisition opportunities in markets it deems appropriate for growth.

Since 1990, Triad Senior Living entities have developed or acquired over 2,000 units of independent and assisted living with a cost basis of over $200,000,000. The company is privately held.

Triad Senior Living, Inc.
Blake N. Fail, 972-386-6040
Fax: 972-386-4442