sarasota real estate: Cash Sales Bring the Sarasota Real Estate Market Back - Again - 01/03/13 09:14 AM
Market Propelled up In-spite of Tighter Lending Standards Since 2009, sales in the Sarasota Real Estate Market have been propelled despite banks making it difficult to finance purchases.  What I noticed (once I charted the annual numbers) is that this market would slump along if folks didn't feel strongly enough about the great values and figure out other ways to purchase.  The number of sales listed as "all cash" represent almost two-thirds (61%) of all sales.  This year's cash sales of 6,706 units exceeds the total number of sales for 2007 (6,360).  There is a lot of money coming off the … (0 comments)

sarasota real estate: Moving to Florida? This is Why I Chose Sarasota - 08/22/12 05:21 PM
Reasons to Choose Sarasota Florida Almost two decades ago I made my first trek to Sarasota and eventually made the move to the area.  A decision I have never regretted.  To this day, when driving out to St. Armand’s I am always reminded of that first ride across the John Ringling Bridge thinking I never realized there were places in the US where they water was this beautiful.
Many people will make a decision to move to Florida every year.  Who knows how many people will visit Sarasota for the first time this year.  There are a lot of places with … (1 comments)

sarasota real estate: Sarasota Market Update for November 2011 - 11/21/11 04:26 PM
Sarasota Market Updated for November 1, 2011 The Sarasota Real Estate Market is showing definite signs that the bottom may be in the rear view mirror.  The Sarasota Association of REALTORS is reporting an 18.4% increase in sales for October for 2011 vs. 2010.  I have always kept my own numbers and this is what I see.

My numbers are somewhat higher all around and it may be becasue I include all of Sarasota County.  Being out in the trenches, I see areas where homes are hard to come by and it is not unusual to see multiple offers on well-priced … (1 comments)

sarasota real estate: Just Listed in Sherwood Forest, Sarasota, FL - 11/07/11 06:03 PM
This wonderful three-bedroom two-bath home has just been listed in Sarasota, FL.  Centrally located in Sherwood Forest, this home is close to the interstate, shopping of all kinds, and within 10 minutes of the #1 US Beach, Siesta Key Beach.
The long-term owner of this almost 2,000 square foot home has painstakingly maintained to perfection the entire residence.  From the over-sized tile laid on the diagonal throughout to the new A/C and freshly painted interior, there is little to do here other than move in.  The home is a typical Florida “split” design and all the bedrooms are large and feature … (5 comments)

sarasota real estate: Sarasota Market Snapshot and Opinion - 04/29/11 02:19 PM
April 29, 2011   Sarasota, FL - Every once and a while I run an MLS search to help me understand where the market is headed.  For those who know me, I tend to be a bit of a pessimist about all of the media hype regarding the market is coming back and happy days are here again.   I am into my own facts as I find them and see them.   That being said...
According to the MLS, Sarasota county has 6112 active residential properties (including single family, condos etc).  Of these, 205 are bank owned (REO).  Yes, just 3% of the active properties are … (1 comments)

sarasota real estate: 513 Habitat Blvd, Nokomis, FL 34229 - 04/10/11 04:15 PM

Wonderful corner lot home in Willowbend offered for $435,000!  It is a 2,328 square foot  4 bed, 3 bath pool home built by Lee Wetherington.  This immaculate  second home was bought new by the current owners and is hardly used!  Open design.  Formal living and dining rooms.   Open center island kitchen features a gas stove, top of the stainless appliances, filtered water dispenser and variable watt accent lighting brings the warmth of the dark wood cabinets to life!  It is the perfect comfortable gathering place!  Large family room with triple sliders, tray ceiling, and a bay window for a … (2 comments)

sarasota real estate: Sarasota Real Estate Search with a Five County MLS Search, Foreclosures, Eliminate Short Sales & Daily Email Updates - 02/14/11 01:13 PM
Search the MLS.  Our advanced search is second to none.  Sure, we have location but we went a bit further and allow searching Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties.  We also have the usual bed, bath, price range and style.  For starters, you can save multiple searches.
We have the unique ability to include or exclude short sales for the list.  This is helpful if you don't have the time to wait for bank apprioval.  You pick!  After all, foreclosures can be a good deal but sellers who own their home outright can present some pretty nice deals also...the key is, … (0 comments)

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