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Sarasota Real Estate Blog

Whether you are looking for a place to retire and live a peaceful and relaxing life, or you are an adventure seeker who wants a new home at a place full of fun and exciting activities, Sarasota may be just the place for you. Both young and old will fall in love with this picturesque and special place that combines numerous cultures and dreams. Located on the southwestern coast of Florida, it is famous for its beautiful beaches and canals, golf and tennis courts and dazzling waterfront homes.

 Whatever You are Looking For, You Will Find it in Sarasota

Sarasota is renowned for its stunning beaches, and few can resist buying a beautiful home situated on the waterfront. Sarasota waterfront homes offer boat access, allow fishing, canoeing, kayaking

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Siesta Key Beach

 

At the annual list of best beaches released by Dr. Beach, Siesta Key Beach landed at the no. 2 spot.  The last time that this majestic shoreline made it on the list was last 2011 when it clinched the highly coveted first spot.

 

The annual list is created by a professor of the Florida International University named Stephen Leatherman, better known as Dr. Beach.  In order to determine the ranking of the beaches in the United States, there are at least 50 criteria where they need to excel.  On the previous year, those beaches that previously landed on the top spot are no longer qualified to enter the list.  However, this year, Dr. Beach decided to reset the ranking and allow the previous winners to enter the top 10 beaches.  Since Siesta Key

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Bradenton international buyers have been increasing because of the area’s popularity among tourists, especially those who are from United Kingdom and Europe. With the increase in the number of vacationers, it follows that there will also be an increase in demand for Bradenton real estate properties, specifically those that double as holiday rentals. This is basically because tourists are looking for more cost-effective alternatives to hotels, especially those who are staying for an extended period. Therefore, if you are thinking of investing in Bradenton, real estate can indeed be one of the most promising.

 

 

The Undeniable Link between Bradenton Real Estate and Tourism

In 2015, around 117,820 vacationers from other countries have

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Siesta Key Home

 

Sarasota County has been in the lists of fast-growing areas for the past few years with the rapid growth, and the increase in population due to the steady development activities carried out. In the most recent researches, it ranked as number 11 in America’s 20 Fastest-Growing Urban areas, showing signs that it will snatch a spot in the top 10 very soon. From mid-2014 to mid-2015 statistics show that the population shows a growth rate of 2.7% with an estimated number of people surpassing 20,000. There are new construction sites for apartments which are flourishing all over the county, making Sarasota Real Estate industry one of the hottest around the area. 

Within the last few years, there was a large influx of people who moved to this warm and

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the Oaks Golf and Country Club in Osprey FL

Beauty, elegance, sophistication. That is what to expect of a home in the regal Oaks Club, a golf community located in quaint and peaceful Osprey, Florida.

With a rich history behind its exquisite homes and lush foliage, The Oaks has established itself as a little piece of Florida paradise. It was first discovered by Bertha Honoré Palmer, at the turn of the century, and later began development in the early 1980’s. Today, the Oaks Club is a fully developed community which prides itself upon its exclusivity and culture.

Read more to find out exactly what the Oaks Golf and Country Club is all about, and why you should live in this luxurious Floridian dream.

A Golf and Country Community

With two of the most expansive and beautiful golf courses

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sarasota real estate stats 2015 reviewThe numbers are in and 2015 has now officially been reported as a record-breaking year for Manatee and Sarasota real estate. While monthly reports throughout the year indicated that 2015 would likely shatter 2014's records, the feat may not have been a surprise, but is certainly no less impressive. And it wasn't just 2015's closed sales that outperformed last year's numbers. The two-county area also saw reduced days on market, higher median sale prices and fewer distressed sales in 2015.

Increased Manatee & Sarasota Property Sales

Sarasota and Manatee County had a combined total of 20,691 closed sales in 2015. This included both single-family homes and condos, and was 6.7% higher than 2014's sales. In Sarasota County alone, 8,371 single-family homes

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lakewoo-ranch-florida-real-estateLast month, Lakewood Ranch was ranked as one of the top-selling master-planned communities in the U.S., by a real estate firm in California, and another in Maryland.

In 2015, nearly 30,000 people visited Lakewood Ranch information centers and model homes. This ultimately lead to a whopping total of 535 home sales, an increase of almost 15% from 2014's numbers.

The success of the community has been attributed to its developer's strategy of bringing in various home builders, so that prospective buyers have a variety of housing styles, sizes and price ranges to choose from.

 

There are many other things that make Lakewood Ranch the perfect place to live, work and play, though! Keep reading to learn more about this beautiful community and to find

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sarasota real estate stats december 2015Another Record-Breaking Year for Manatee & Sarasota Real Estate

2015 was a record-breaking year for the Manatee and Sarasota real estate market in terms of closed sales. The two-county area saw a total of 20,691 closed sales, the highest in the Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee's history, and 1,302 more than last year's (at the time) record total.

Linda Formella, 2016 Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee President, commends the dedication of the association's members, which no doubt played a part in the community's success and growth. “Our industry has been steadily and soundly rebuilding and I am so proud of our professional Realtors® and all the industries that support the real estate community.”

Increased Property Sales &

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longboat key floridaLocated in both Sarasota and Manatee counties, the 11-mile long barrier island of Longboat Key has many accolades to its name, the most recent of which comes from Condé Nast Traveler.

Last October, Longboat Key was recognized by the magazine's 2015 Readers' Choice Awards as the ninth best island in the U.S. Only one other Florida area, Amelia Island, made the list, while the top spots went to islands in Hawaii.

Keep reading to find out why Team Coffey & Co. loves Longboat Key and why you should consider living here, if you aren't fortunate enough to already.

Privacy & Seclusion

Located between Anna Maria Island and Lido Key, Longboat Key is the most private of Sarasota's barrier islands. With an already secluded and relaxed atmosphere,

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november 2015 sarasota real estate market statisticsClosed Sales & Median Sale Prices Follow Seasonal Trends

The Manatee and Sarasota real estate market followed typical trends for this time of year. In November, closed sales in Sarasota and Manatee counties were 774 and 530, respectively, for a combined total of 1304. This number is down almost 18% from October's 1588 sales, but up 2.6% from last November.

Median sale prices for condos and single-family homes were also up from November 2014. In Sarasota County, single-family home median sale prices increased by 18.5%, while condo median sale prices increased by 13.2%. Manatee County followed a similar trend, with increases of 14.9% and 12.8% for single-family homes and condos, respectively.

Inventory: Manatee & Sarasota Homes for Sale on the

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