With the market that we're in, I believe that we are in a period that Buyer's may actually be able to buy BELOW value. In economics, we all learned about the theory of supply vs. demand. When the supply is up, and demand is down, prices will go down. Our local market has shed the bulk of the gains from the last few years. In fact, I would say that we are back to pricing points seen in 2003-2004. The reason Sarasota led the nation in the run-up for appreciation (a few times) is because of the underlying value inherant in our community. We are known as the "cultural coast". We have numerous theater groups, opera, the Van Wezel performing arts hall, many local live music venues, outdoor cafe's and restaurants, gorgeous waterfront properties, and a clean and well kept community that shows pride of ownership. Travel around our area and you will be struck by the landscaped medians, trees everywhere, and manicured landscaping all about. Our barrier islands boast white sugar sand and FREE parking. This community understands it's assets...and it understands that our guests want to enjoy our riches. After we come out of this current slump...there is only one way we'll go...BACK UP! The BEST TIME to BUY is when NOBODY is buying (or just a few). Check our www.time2buysarasota.com and you'll see why Sarasota Florida is on sale.